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Epic Lake Playground in Blue Ridge Mtns Sleeps 16, hot tub, boat dock, game room

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

500' of deep water shoreline to fish, swim, float, boat, and explore in privacy!

The Lake Nottely Fun Lodge is 500 ft. of lake front luxury nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Georgia. 20 minutes from Blue Ridge, GA, 20 minutes from Blairsville, GA., and 20 minutes from Murphy, NC and the Cherokee Casino. We catch 50 lb. stripers and have some of the best places to relax in the entire Southeast.

Our home is located 100 miles north of Atlanta on the shores of Lake Nottely, one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in Georgia. The lake is 20 miles long with 110 miles of shoreline and is 70% National Forest making it one of the greatest relaxation stations in the Southeast.

Built in 2010, the lodge has an open post-and-beam floor plan on more than an acre with 5 bedroom and 3.5 baths and loft on 3 levels. The house, stairs, and the slope to the dock is easy to manage for all ages. We have parking for 6 vehicles and have a keyless door entry system making check in / check out very easy.

The house can sleep up to 16 which makes it ideal for family gatherings, yet intimate and affordable enough for couples. The Fun Lodge is a great destination for corporate retreats, team building adventures, fishing trips, golf groups, or family reunions.

Main level has an open floor plan and master bedroom (king) with commercial grade washer and dryer, walk-in shower and claw foot tub. The main level includes gourmet kitchen (fully equipped), huge dining room seating area (seats 12) along with a wrap around deck equipped with Adirondack chairs, 8 person hot tub, propane grill, picnic table and plenty of seating overlooking the lake.

Floor to ceiling wood burning fireplace, ceiling fans, Direct-TV in 3 rooms, wifi, Verizon wireless signal booster, telephone, and central heat/air.

The upper level has two bedrooms (both queens), full bathroom, and a reading loft with sofa sleeper converter.

The lower level has two additional bedrooms, a full bath, and huge game room with bar / kitchen area. The smaller bedroom has a queen bed and the larger room is a bunk room with 4 twins and 1 queen mattress along with two nook areas for kids to explore.

The lower level game room has a ton of activities for all ages. Air hockey, shuffle board, shuffle board bowling, pool table, foosball, movie and CD collection along with a 65" television w/ Direct-TV, with plenty of seating. The lower level also has a breakfast kitchen including sink, and a second full sized "drink" refrigerator with ice maker on the lower level with easy access to roll coolers from the basement to the boats. The cabinets are filled with games for kids and adults.

Guests have access to most water toys including noodles, tubes, canoe, paddle boards, kayaks, paddles, kids and adult life jackets with full access and use of the 2 story dock with 2nd floor lockable gate.

Mountain lakes also provide cooler summer temperatures with average highs of 84 and average lows of 62 during the "heat" of the summer and great crisp weather in the spring and fall for fishing, apple picking, or seeing the beautiful mountain colors. The lake is crystal clear and is a true enjoyment for swimming from April 15th - October 15th! Beyond that, we stick to the hot tub as lake levels also drop for rain water retention during winter months. Lake Nottely is part of the Tennessee Valley Authority and is a power generation lake that was built in 1941. The Lodge is located on northern part of the lake which is the larger party of the lake where the dam, rope swing, public beach and cliffs areas are located. Closest public boat launch is Poteete Creek - approximately 3 miles away and easy to navigate

We are less than 2 Hours from Atlanta, Chattanooga, Asheville, and Knoxville, for anyone interested in outdoor mountain adventure. Winter, Summer, Spring, or Fall, 44 Sample Drive is accommodating for all!

Bret Almassy- 404 403 1850

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Bret Almassy
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Bret Almassy

We recently purchased this amazing home from the owner who built the house in 2010 from an antique barn which he imported from New England. The open construction creates an amazing floor plan and the views of the lake and mountains are second to none! We hope you enjoy this amazing lakefront mountain house as much as we do.

Bret Almassy purchased this house in 2015

Why Bret Almassy chose Blairsville

Our home is a great get away for large families and friends to gather and enjoy the beautiful mountain air. At 1800' elevation, the temperatures in the North Georgia Mountains are typically 10-20 degrees cooler than Atlanta's average temps. Surrounded by outdoor adventure, the Blue Ridge mountains provide a great get away from the hustle and bustle and a perfect retreat. House has wifi, Direct TV, and a Verizon signal booster allowing our guests to work remotely while visiting our home.

What makes this house unique

Plenty of activities indoors and out! Several acres to explore, fun paths and shoreline. Grab the canoe, kayak, or paddle board and head over to Davenport Mountain and enjoy the quiet waters of Lake Nottely.


Blairsville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Main master bath has huge 3 headed rain shower, double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Main floor half bath conveniently located
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Tastefully decorated upstairs full bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Convenient lower level full bathroom - short walk from lake
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Main Level Master - 1 king
    Upper Level Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    Upper Level Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    Upper Level Loft - 6 sleep sofa /futon , Couch in the loft converts to pull out bed for larger groups
    Lower Level Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    Lower Level Bunk Bedroom - 1 double , 4 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Epic Lake Playground in Blue Ridge Mtns Sleeps 16, hot tub, boat dock, game room
average rating of 4.972973 based on 37 reviews
United States, Atlanta, Georgia

This cabin was so fulfilling. It had everything that I was looking for. My family loved it.

  • 5 of 5

This property is exquisite! It has everything you could ask for to keep you either busy or relaxed. My kids enjoyed the bunk bed room, game room and outdoor activities. The hot tub was a hit along with the lovely back deck views of the sunrise and sunset. Grilling out for dinner was awesome and making Smores out back in the fire pit was very memorable for our little ones. The kitchen was very equipped to cook all of our wonderful meals along with eating together on the great table. We can't wait to come back and do it again. A big thank you to the owners for making our trip so awesome and memorable.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well laid out

  • 5 of 5

The owner was helpful and easy to communicate with. We utilized this home for an executive retreat and it was perfect. The main level is very open and lended itself to a conversational group. The basement was the perfect hangout after hours. We had poor weather so we weren't able to utilize all of the lake toys, but we were able to sneak in a couple of camp fires. Great stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect extended family get away

  • 5 of 5

We had a very fun 5 day stay with the family. We hardly left the property as we enjoyed playing in the lake so much. Property, amenities, lake is everything it's presented as, and better. Loved that our family of 11 could sit down to dinner together, around the spacious dining table.

Be sure to check out the stars when you're around the campfire. Weather was cooler than we expected - nice.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unforgettable family time at this house on the lake...

  • 5 of 5

My family loved our vacation at this amazing house on lake Nottely, and all of us felt that one week of this pure joy was not enough time to enjoy, and if we could we would definitely stay for another week. This is one of those places that we would gladly come back to... The house is very smartly designed to take a full advantage of its unique very beautiful location and overall space that combines comfort, decor, and functionally. Our family (my husband and I, our two sons, two daughters - in - law, and 3 grandchildren), had very comfortable accommodations with private bath on each of the 3 levels. The main level has a great room with a huge window wall overlooking the lake and beautiful landscape around the house. An open kitchen makes cooking easy and fun (I've never felt isolated or tired), there are many seating areas suitable for a large family and a large dining table, as well as huge wrap around deck (and patio) with numerous lounging chairs. The most generous gesture of our hosts was to make their substantial fleet of boats (some of which were truly exceptional) available for their guests. Obviously we've spent most of our time on the lake, even at night, under the bright stars shining on a very dark (no pollution and no large city' lights anywhere close!) on the velvet sky by the campfire, playing guitars an singing our favorite songs. Our grandchildren (7 and 5) became fearless swimmers and learned to jump form the 8' platform into the lake. Our children made one short trip to Ashville NC leaving grandchildren with us for 1.5 days (that seemed like a good idea since it' was not practical to have that tour from New York, and they really wanted to see Ashville), but they admitted that almost as soon as they got to Ashville they missed the hose on the lake... We have also explored the Blue Ridge area (gorgeous views!) and went to see the Anna Ruby Falls and Brasstown Bald Mountain, both attractions are very impressive.

Bret was a very attentive host, responsible, accessible, quickly taking care of some minor issues that we had. At the end my husband and I found it difficult to leave this house on the lake were we had such a happy family time and developed wonderful memories...

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Too Much Fun for Just One Week

  • 5 of 5

I can't write enough good things about our week in this epic house. Everything was just as pictured. The property was amazing and there are plenty of fun things to do not far away.

We came for the 2017 eclipse and had magnificent views from the deck on top of the dock. We enjoyed our coffee every morning on the wrap around deck on the house as we watched the morning mist give way to sunny weather.

I lack the words to describe how relaxing and enjoyable our stay was. It felt like I had never taken a vacation in my life before. I was so relaxed when we left I could scarcely remember what it was like to go to work every day.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

This property is amazing and has everything you need for an awesome lake vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Blairsville Private Airport, Blairsville, GA
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Copperhead Lodge
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Old Union Golf, Butternut Creek, Brasstown Valley
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Hwy 76
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Cucina Rustica
Nearest Ski
95 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Area, Ober Gatlinburg
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Lake Nottely Beach
Car: necessary

Our luxury lakefront mountain home overlooks Lake Nottely and Davenport Mountain, part of the Chattahoochee National Forest which borders a substantial part of the lake. Davenport Mountain has 7 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, or riding ATV.

Lake Nottely is a clear deep water lake and one of the best fishing lakes in North Georgia. As a TVA lake, the water level fluctuates throughout the year but is at or near capacity from April - September.

The name Nottely is derived from the Cherokee village of Naduhli which was once situated along the banks of the Nottely River. The village word is derived from Native American word meaning "daring horseman."

Abundant population of striped bass up to 45 pounds, black bass, walleye, rainbow trout, crappie, large and small mouth bass. Lake elevation is 1790' about sea level. Pontoon boats, tritoons, and waver runners can be rented from Nottely Boat Club (1 miles from the house) The Nottely Marina (pontoons and fuel), North Georgia Water Sports (pontoons), or Young Harris Water Sports (delivery)

Outdoor adventure can be found in all directions. Exploring petroglyphs, historic sites, Olympic calibre white water rafting, river tubing, hiking trails, waterfalls, swinging rope bridges, horseback riding, wildlife exploration, zip lines, and canopy tours.

Blood Mountain is the highest peak of the Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail at an elevation of 4459'. Be sure to experience the store called Mountain Crossings at Walasi Yi to see the largest collection of retired hiking boots in the world.

The towns of Blairsville and Blue Ridge provide an amazing assortment of shopping, restaurants and activities for visitors of all ages. Blue Ridge is home to the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, a 4 hour round trip train ride to Tennessee and back. During the summer, be sure to ride in one of the open-air rail cars to enjoy the scenic ride along the Toccoa River.

Fly fishing guides are abundant for those wishing to try their luck on the local rivers and streams. If you're short on luck, try fishing Rock Creek Lake or Rock Creek which actually runs through the fish hatchery.

Best Restaurant

The Fighting Town Tavern, 511 East Main Street, Blue Ridge

Our favorite restaurant in the area with indoor and outdoor seating. Owners Jim and Rhonda moved from Atlanta a year ago and opened a mountain rock and roll bar with a great selections of craft beers, whiskeys, and bourbon. Billiards, shuffle board, and darts. Kids are welcome but can not play the games.

Best Kids Destination: 18 miles away

Sleepy Hollow of Blairsville, 5279 GA HWY 515, Blairsville

A whimsical fairy garden created by creative artist Art Millican. Art has taken his experience working at Disney as well as creating the Neverland Ranch for Michael Jackson and relocated to Blairsville where he has creates homes for gnomes and fairies. Truly amazing work and the fairy garden is a must see for all ages. (706) 379 9622.

Best Adult Activity - 12 miles away

Tank Town USA 10408 Appalachian Hwy (Hwy 76).

The ultimate heavy equipment playground. Drive a tank, military truck, operate an excavator, or even use the tank to crush a car. Kids are welcome to ride along through the mud.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Insurance $59

10% discount for return guests

$200 cleaning fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.