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Beautifully Restored Historic Mountain Cabin-A Tree House in the Woods

Lakemont, GA, USA
  • Lodge2300 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

4 Bedrooms With Adjoining Sleeping Porches To Each, 1sleeping Loft For Kids

Wiley Mountain Lodge is a century old Inn that welcomed north Georgia's 1st visitors off the Tallulah Falls Locomotive Trains at Wiley Station. Horse and buggy brought guests to the front steps of, what was then, Mountain Laurel Inn. Guests were greeted by the Inn's owner, Mrs Blanche Court, and the luggage boy took the leather suitcases up the winding stone steps to the broad front porch.

100 years later we have transformed Wiley Mountain Lodge into a cozy mountain retreat where you can quickly escape from the city to be surrounded by nature. The Lakemont style batten-board lodge is totally private, perfectly located and completely outfitted with all the details. We imagine that our pioneer ancestors would get a kick out of how fashionable Wiley looks today. When you walk through the screen doors you immediately have a sense of connection to the past that's hard to resist! Wiley feels honest and unpretentious. It evokes a simpler time with natural warmth, organic textures, tree top views and clean mountain air.

Wiley Mountain Lodge is located in the midst of the Appalachian mountain range, off 441 just South of Clayton Georgia. The Lodge Property backs up to the Chattahoochee National Forest. The lodge is minutes away from Lake Rabun Marina, Lakemont Village, vineyards, shops, restaurants, rafting, trails, waterfalls and Parks. Wiley Mountain Lodge is the perfect Home base to all that the North Georgia Mountains have to offer! Here you can get away from it all, keep it simple and enjoy the mountain life.

Because we celebrate the art of repurposing, Wiley provides a wonderful showcase for our ingenuity and use of the land. We are Georgia made, every pressed tin tile, cedar beam, quartz stone, squeaky pine board, wavy glass and soft quilt.

In a world where there is so much virtual, we invite you to come enjoy blatantly real & rustic. We call it Glamping!!

You will love Wiley if you were happiest exploring in the woods as a kid, turning over stones, playing in the mud and investigating every little creature. If you loved "Little house on the Prairie" , old flannel shirts and S'mores on a stick, we can't wait for you to enjoy Wiley Mountain Lodge!

Also check out our other cabin: https://www.vrbo.com/610483



Member Since 2014
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018
About Scotty

Jason and Scotty currently live in Atlanta. Jason is a professional landscape and custom lighting designer and Scotty is an Interior Designer. They both have their own businesses in Buckhead. They are currently expanding their expertise to the North Georgia Mountains, where they love spending time! Eventually, planning to be there full-time. Jason and Scotty love renovating homes and having people come to enjoy their transformation talents. They are currently working on their 5th property in the mountains.

Scotty purchased this Lodge in 2014

Why Scotty chose Lakemont

We love the North Georgia Mountains!! Our family has always had a place on Lake Rabun and we love entertaining family and friends. Wiley Mountain Lodge has offered us more space for guest having events and gatherings with family and friends. It is a special Historic place that we can open up to others to enjoy the Lake and all that the North Georgia Mountains have to offer!

What makes this Lodge unique

We fell in love with this property the second we saw it for its irresistible charm and historic beauty.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Moose Room
        1 double, 1 twin/ single, Twin Bed on screen porch
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, 1 queen, Queen bed on adjoining outside sleeping porch
      • Elk Room
        1 double, 1 twin/ single, Double bed on adjoining sleeping porch
      • Turkey Loft
        2 double, Fun for the little turkeys
      • Pheasant Bedroom
        2 double, 1 Double bed with a double bed on adjoining sleeping porch
      • Main Floor: 1 King Master bedroom w/ attached Queen bed sleeping porch, 1 Full bedroom w/attached twin bed sleeping porch, 1 Twin bedroom w/ attached full bed sleeping porch, 1 Full Bedroom w/ attached full bed sleeping porch, 1 loft with 2 full beds


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 3.5
        toilet, combination tub/shower, outdoor shower
      • 1 Hall bath with claw foot tub and shower and separate Outdoor shower. Bath house with full indoor tub, shower, sink, and toilet with attatched outdoor shower, sink, and toilet

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          Tree top views from porch with mountain ridge in the distance.
        • Rural
          Beautiful location on a wooded hill with acres of wooded forest behind Lodge. Feels like being in a Tree house.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Catering available


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Fireplace
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Keurig that takes single K-cups
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Fully Equipped Kitchen
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Electric small and large
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          Large refrigerator and drawer freezer
                        • Stove
                          4 burner electric stove


                            • Dining
                              There is a large dining table In the dining room -seats 8 and also a large table on the covered front porch adjacent to the kitchen. seats 10
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • Video Games
                                • Video Library


                                    • Boat
                                      Available for rental
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      ask in advance for availability we have several
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Water ski and wakeboarding equipment available for rental
                                    • Water Sports Gear


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible
                                          Very sorry, but since this home is 100 years old, we are not able to make the old house wheelchair accessible.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              wonderful Maxx Hot tub for 6-8 people


                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • 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

                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • whitewater rafting


                                                                • -Tallulah Gorge (2nd to Grand Canyon) -Chattooga River(Wild and scenic with 100,000 visitors a year) -Rabun Bald (2nd highest mountain in GA) -Tallulah River -Lakes-Burton, Rabun, Seed, Tallulah & Tugalo -Appalachian Trail -The Bartram Trail -Coleman River -State Parks -Great Resturants -Amazing Fall Colors!! -cool Mountain climate -Golf Courses(Three 18 Holes and one 9 holes) -Airfields( Big Creek Flying Ranch and Heaven's landing) -Wine Vineyards(Tiger Mountain vineyard and Stonewall vineyard) -Great Shopping in Lakemont and Clayton and Timm Valley -Horseback riding -Fishing -Sarah's Creek -Hunting -Hiking -Waterfalls -Sky Valley(Highest city in Georgia) -Art Galleries(North Georgia artist guild) -Antiques -Great location convenient to Atlanta, Asheville, Greenville and Athens

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 1:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  10 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Great character!


                                                                  Our family had a great time at this restored home! We loved the hot tub and the ambiance surrounding the house. The attention to detail on the decorations were phenomenal. Many fun surrounding outdoor activities!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We love the Hot Tub area also! It is so nice getting up in the morning and having coffee surrounded by the trees and birds.

                                                                  Thank you for appreciating the house and all of our decorations and design. It was a really fun house to renovate. Our passion is taking old homes with charm back to their original glory. This one was particularly fun because it came with so much history along with Charm. We love the screen porches attached to every room. When Wiley used to be an Inn in the early 1900's people came to the mountains because fresh air was considered some of the best treatment for people suffering from Tuberculosis. At the time, it was the number one cause of death.

                                                                  People in the southern states wanted to enjoy the cooler summer nights on the screen porches. And, they became an especially popular place for children to sleep.

                                                                  With the Frenzied pace of our modern lives it is nice to find a place where the world seems to float away as the cicada song sings you to sleep and takes you back to a simpler time.

                                                                  After all, who can resist a private place where you can get back in touch with nature, take a mid-afternoon nap or unwind with a good book. And, if you are really lucky, you can enjoy a rain storm under the patter of the tin roof!

                                                                  We were Glad to have you! Please come back again, soon.

                                                                  Scotty and Jason

                                                                  Better than we ever dreamed!

                                                                  Susan T.

                                                                  What a wonderful time we had at Wiley Mtn Lodge. Honey and Papa with their five wonderful grands, ranging in age from 15-9, got along perfectly, even with just one bath. Parents joined us for meals and we all enjoyed family time together on the wonderful porch. Papa especially enjoyed sharing memories he had of staying in the lodge when he was a small boy. Can't wait to go back. Sooner rather than later we hope. Larry & Susan

                                                                  Just Right, as Goldilocks said...

                                                                  Lauren R.

                                                                  From the moment we arrived to the perfectly lit lodge nestled on the side of Wiley Mountain we felt peace. Jason and Scotty did an wonderful job maintaining nostalgic character of the 1800's yet making their Wiley Mountain Lodge a comfortable and cozy retreat for today's travelers. We drove approximately 9 hours to get here and spend time with our family and they made it well worth the trip right down to the Christmas tree and the chopped wood for us to burn in the 2 fireplaces. We enjoyed hiking the mountain, visiting tallulah gorge , the nearby lakes, and little town of Clayton during the day and preparing dinner either outside on the green egg lit by overhead lighting in trees or in the well equipt kitchen. Our older children surprisingly looked forward to eating in the dining room overlooking the lovely drive. Scotty had nicely set the table for 6 which was perfect for us and there was extra seating for more if necessary. The ambiance was incredible. Love the sleeping porches and soft comfy bedding, animal skin stools, and antler lighting. There was so much to see and do. We never turned on the tv which was there to watch movies just in case we were not entertained enough by the rough hewn details, interesting books, scenery, and family time. We played games by the fire at night and if you would like there were fluffy robes and a hot tub to relax in. There were plenty of places to sleep. I don't want to give it all away. You will see how Jason and Scotty put their heart and soul into this place and I cannot thank them enough for sharing it with us. Your adventurous family, a couple, or even a small wedding Party would not be disappointed. Like a fairytale come true!

                                                                  Perfect place to unplug without being too far off the beaten path

                                                                  Kenneth J.

                                                                  The description of this property is spot-on. The owners were very responsive during the booking process. They also called to make sure we found the place and that all was in order. Very easy to work with. We had zero issues with the house and would recommend it to anyone who wants a rustic secluded place which can handle plenty of guests without being too far away from town.

                                                                  The first word that comes to mind about this place is "authentic". The construction and decor is definitely from a simpler time. It is totally comfortable and well-appointed. We had 6 adults and 2 children and could hosted twice that number. There are so many cool places to gather in this home. Front porch is expansive, hot tub area is well-lit and comfortable and the outdoor cooking setup (complete with a Green Egg) was fantastic as well. The house in situated high on a steep hillside that makes you feel like you are up in the tree branches. Every day we discovered more interesting details around the house - how many vacation rentals have a taxidermied bobcat? It's obvious that an enormous amount of time has gone into creating the vibe this place has.

                                                                  So as relaxed and quiet as this place is, it is only minutes away from grocery stores, gas, etc. Plus, all the wonder of the North Georgia mountians is close by. We did kid friendly stuff during the day - tubing, exploring Sliding Rock (frigid even in late July), and walking at Tallullah Gorge. We cooked in the evenings and enjoyed the front porch. On the last day we wished we had another couple of days to explore. Definitely want to come back again.

                                                                  Are you kidding? This is an awesome place...:)

                                                                  Carey S.

                                                                  What a find! Completely period perfect place tucked away just so. Seriously, this takes you back to a different time and era with just enough "new world" convenience. It could not be more pleasant.

                                                                  The owners are so completely easy to deal with and very responsive. They have it decorated with a period vibe and it is a place to become unhurried and quiet. If you are in need of some serious unplug time, this is for you!

                                                                  Beautiful, Quiet, Well Appointed Quaint Cabin

                                                                  Allan S.

                                                                  The place is hard to find unless you are good at reading the map accompanying the web site but once found the lodge is a jewel. It is very comfortably furnished four bedroom cabin with more interesting old, local antiques and furniture than a person can take in, in just a few days. It is like living in your great grandmother's house, but with a refrigerator instead of an icebox and with a microwave and Keurig coffeemaker. There is so much to see and do that you will not miss your IPad or phone.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Wiley Mountain Lodge! Especially, that you were able to 'disconnect" and not miss wifi!!

                                                                  Glad you were able to appreciate the Rustic charm of the lodge mixed with the modern conveniences. And, that you found so much to do in the area.

                                                                  Thanks so much for visiting and come back again anytime!!

                                                                  Cheers! Jason and Scotty


                                                                  Lakemont, GA, USA

                                                                  There are so many great places to visit close to Wiley Mountain Lodge. One of our Favorite places is Tallulah Gorge with its gorgeous views, waterfalls, hiking and rock sliding. And, for the more adventurous there is rock climbing and kayaking at the Gorge. Our other jewel is Lake Rabun called the "Lake Como of Georgia" where you can enjoy lake fun during the Spring, summer and Fall

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