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The Mount Yonah Castle!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Spectacular long range views in upscale home w/soaring ceilings & windows galore

Book Friday and Saturday night and get Thursday or Sunday night free with some peak season and holiday exceptions....but you must ask for the free night when you submit your request for a quote or a reservation request! Weeknight rates are usually discounted $100 per night as compared to weekends and if you book four or five weeknights one will be free if you ask for the free night. We consider one night bookings in our slower months of January and February, if there is one night sandwiched between two bookings or if it is within a week or two of the date requested, but a $100 premium may be added (we will likely reduce the cleaning fee to $100 if you have a small group less than 4 or possibly if you only stay one night and have less than 8 so please ask). Bookings less than a week will not exceed our weekly rate rent of $1,200 plus tax (in most cases except for some holidays), the cleaning fee and the VRBO service fee. The $59 non-refundable insurance premium is required for groups over four, but we may require the $99 insurance premium for large groups and also for families with children and pets. We recently added a fenced in yard for those of you with furry children. It allows your dogs to roam freely in back when you are out on the patio or on the deck. We do charge a $50 pet fee per weekend or $100 pet fee per week which helps pay for the fence. If you are bringing pets that must be disclosed before your arrival.

This luxury home on magical Mount Yonah offers a very special experience! Our new home is located in a gated community and has been available for guests as of May 2016. It has a white-washed cottage style table for 10 guests, a queen sofa bed, a reclining sofa and two day beds (with trundle beds below) for relaxing after dinner as well as a king size bed in each of the three bedrooms.

If you have multiple families for a wedding or a family reunion there is another house very similar to ours built by the same builder a few doors down. In addition there are two other homes with 15 bedrooms between the four homes. Contact us for details on how to book some or all the homes.

This enchanting home will capture your heart from the time you walk up the flagstone walkway to the grand entrance to the time you leave with cherished memories of your fairytale getaway. The front of the house is surrounded by mountain laurel and blooming flowers with a flagstone walkway that meanders around the house to an inviting patio where you can enjoy the view and the chirping birds along with our fire pit and our new seven person Hot Spot Rhythm hot tub.

The first thing you will notice when you walk in the door is the scent of the cedar siding and the beautiful cherry wood floors. As you walk into the house you will feel the grandeur of the soaring cathedral ceiling in the great room along with the wall of windows and warm stone fireplace. Then your eyes will be drawn to the million dollar mystical view in back which looks like a postcard. Windows and high ceilings abound in this charming home with so many extras you will never want to leave. We even have nine foot ceilings upstairs.

The clean and bright gourmet kitchen with white granite counter tops make it a pleasure to spend time in the kitchen. The white washed cottage style dinner table has room for 10 family members and friends for those of you who want to share your rare find on Mount Yonah. There is also a table with room for six on the deck with patio furniture and two rocking chairs if you prefer to dine outside. The warm fire in the stone fireplace adds just the right ambiance in the colder months and in the warmer months we have candles you can light to add to the ambiance.

Then relax on the reclining sofa or go out to one of the rocking chairs on the deck to do a little star gazing. It's a great place to enjoy the mountain air and the open sky. The deck is the place to go to enjoy the twinkling lights in the valley below as well as the moon and stars above as the clouds roll past. We also have a fire pit on the patio with six Adirondack chairs where you can go toast marshmallows or sip some wine by the fire or you can take a relaxing dip in the hot tub overlooking the valley. If you like ping pong we have a midsize ping pong table you can set up as well as cards, puzzles and other games.

When it's time to retire for the night you are in for a treat as each bedroom is impeccably furnished with a very comfortable king size bed, whimsical bear lamps and your own private bathroom. The master bedroom is on the main floor with a vaulted ceiling and sliding glass doors that share that same amazing view as the great room. It has a comfortable king size panel bed and a luxurious spa-like bathroom with a jetted tub with two large windows that looks out at the seven layer long range mountain view. You will feel you are staying at the Mount Yonah Ritz or in a castle in the Alps!

The two spacious bedrooms upstairs have a king size sleigh bed and a king size panel bed and their own luxurious bathrooms as well. There is a half bathroom in the foyer for anyone who may be sleeping in the grandeur of the great room. We have a queen size memory foam sofa bed as well as a day bed with a Sealy Posturepedic mattress and a trundle bed with two six foot tall and seven foot long room divider screens to provide some privacy. There is also a day bed with the same comfortable mattress and a trundle bed below it in the foyer. We even have three roll-away cots that can be set up in a parent's bedroom, upstairs in the hallway or out on the deck for the more adventurous members in your group who may want to try sleeping under the stars!

In the morning there is nothing like having your coffee on the deck in a rocking chair or at the patio table while watching the sunrise come over the mountains. Even storms are amazing at the top of Mount Yonah.

If you like wildlife keep an eye out for the local deer and other critters. We have an abundance of song birds and there are even bears in the area if you are lucky enough to see one.

We have WIFI in the house and Direct TV in the great room and all the bedrooms and three of the flat screen televisions are smart TV's.

If you are not familiar with Cleveland we are the home of "Babyland General" where cabbage patch dolls were created. It is about 20 miles to Dahlonega and about five miles to Helen. Both towns are known for their vineyards and weddings. We expect to get a lot of wedding guests and wine tour guests just like we get at our river house in Dahlonega under VRBO listing 76931. Dahlonega is the site of the first US Goldrush so it has an interesting history which you can learn about at the gold rush museum in the town square and it is the southern most part of the Appalachian Trail. It is also the home of "the Holly Theater" which puts on very professional live plays and musicals.

Helen is just five miles away. It is an alpine village known for Octoberfest, river tubing and it's scenic beauty. There are a lot of festivals and vineyards in the area as well as several state parks including Uniqoi in Helen, Vogel State Park near Dahlonega and Amicolola Falls in Dawsonville.

If you want to learn to kayak we have a family member who lives in Dahlonega who is an avid kayaker. She can provide you with some sit on top kayaks and give you some lessons to kayak on one of the very calm rivers in the area...even school age children can learn to use these sit on top kayaks. Please contact owner for details.

We also have several eating establishments in Cleveland and Yonah Burger is at the base of Mount Yonah just one mile away. The Nachoochee Grill is an upscale dining experience that is also just a few miles away in Helen.

If you want to take some day trips you can ride the Blue Ridge Railway in Blue Ridge or just walk around the town as there are many interesting shops. Brasstown Bald is the tallest mountain in Georgia and is about a 30 minute drive from our home on magical Mount Yonah.

This is a great place to have celebrations which are included in the weekend price for up to 15 guests. If you want to have larger parties or events there could be a $250 to $500 event fee depending on the number of guests (talk with owner for details). Parking is limited to about five or six cars so you would have to shuttle your guests up to the house (Appalachian Transportation may be an option). Guests can probably park at Ingles which is about three miles from the house or ask Yonah Mountain Campground at the base of the mountain if you can park there.

We continue to make improvements every year on this charming and magical place so come experience "The Mount Yonah Castle"!

More Details

Beth Morgan White
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About Beth Morgan White

I was born and raised in Atlanta and have lived in Cumming since 2004. I have always loved the north Georgia mountains as my parents took us to Dahlonega and Helen many times as children. My husband was born and raised in New Hampshire, but has lived down here for over 15 years. We have been married four years in October and actually got married at a chapel cabin in Cleveland which is in White County and our last name is White (LOL) so this amazing home seemed like a divine opportunity. We bought this beautiful home on Mount Yonah in April 2016 and we just knew it would be a huge success on VRBO based on our experience with our family's river house in Dahlonega which is listing 76931 on VRBO. We are excited to share this magical place with our guests so they can experience the same feeling.

Beth Morgan White purchased this house in 2016

Why Beth Morgan White chose Cleveland

My husband and I stayed on Mount Yonah two years ago in the little cabin next door and we saw this spectacular home then. When we saw it was on the market this year the timing was right for us so we didn't waste any time in buying it. It is a very special property and not like most mountain homes as it is very upscale and luxurious. The builders paid attention to detail when they built it and we recognized how special it was. We know our guests will love it too and expect it to be booked up right away with lots of repeat guests for years to come!

What makes this house unique

This home has a glorious cathedral ceiling in the great room with a wall of windows to enjoy the spectacular long range seven layer mountain views. It has that "Thomas Kinkade" feel to it that makes you feel you are in a fairy tale while there. The abundance of mountain laurel that surrounds the front is so inviting as well as the patio. The master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with a luxurious spa-like bathroom. We were also impressed with the two bedrooms upstairs as they are also spacious and both have their own private luxurious bathrooms as well. The gourmet kitchen will speak for itself with those white granite countertops. The owners are not into cooking at all, but we are looking forward to using that kitchen regardless (wink)!


Cleveland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please keep noise to a minimum outside; please do not play music outside.
  • Do not throw anything down toilets except human waste and toilet paper; please do not put grease down our sinks.
  • Please follow our hot tub rules and pet owners must disclose the number of pets & pay $50 non-refundable pet fee for weekend or $100 pet fee per week.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master bathroom is a luxury spa-like bathroom with two sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , large luxurious private bathroom off the bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Large private luxurious bathroom attached to bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Upscale half bathroom with granite countertop, sink & toilet
  • There are three full private bathrooms (one in each bedroom) and one half bathroom in the foyer. The master bathroom has a full spa-like luxury bathroom and the other two bedrooms have fairly large luxury private bathrooms. There is a luxurious half bathroom in the foyer for anyone who may be sleeping in the greatroom sofa bed or on one of the day beds.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , King size panel bed with matching dresser
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Sleigh bed with matching dresser
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , King size panel bed with matching dresser
  • Three bedrooms each with their own private bathroom. The master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and a king size bed with sliding glass doors to the deck overlooking the mountains and valley. The two bedrooms upstairs have king size beds and full private luxury bathrooms. The second bedroom has a window that faces the mountain view in back and one that faces the front of the house. The third bedroom has a queen size bed and a luxurious private bathroom with windows facing front of house. We have a queen sofa bed with a memory foam mattress in the great room as well as a day bed with a trundle bed below it with comfortable Sealy Posturepedic mattress. Another day bed with trundle bed is in the foyer with same mattress. We also have two roll away cots that can be set up in the master bedroom, great room, foyer or even on the deck when the weather is nice enough.
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
We are just a few miles from Helen. There are many vineyards in the area as well as Nachoochee Crossing Wellness and Day Spa for those of you who don't like to rough it. For the adventure seekers there are many rivers you can kayak or in which you can go tubing and the beginning of the Applalachian Trail is located in Dahlonega which is about 20 minutes away. There are many state parks and hiking trails in the area, but if chillaxing is what you had in mind you should be quite comfortable at our mountain house.


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The Mount Yonah Castle!
average rating of 4.987654 based on 81 reviews

Great view, great and big house!

  • 5 of 5

It was a very good experience. We liked the house. The view was amazing! Beth was very prompt in our communications. We will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review Saodat! I am glad you all enjoyed our Mount Yonah Castle and we look forward to having you back again in the future!
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Relaxing on the mountain

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation staying in Mount Yonah Castle. The house is beautiful and the views are amazing. Beth has equipped the house with everything you should need as your home away from home. We enjoyed the surrounding areas of Helen, Cleveland, Dahlonega, Lake Lanier and Lake Burton. There are plenty of things to do to keep you busy. We would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review Monika. I am glad you all enjoyed the house and the area and that we had everything you needed. Please come back again or try our river house in Dahlonega next time under VRBO 76931 which has five bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, two great rooms and a sweeping view of the Chestatee River..
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They weren't kidding!! AMAZING

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the most fantastic cabins I have ever stayed in. SO beautiful I can't even go on- the pictures can only do so much justice to it; we had a fantastic time for my best friend's bachelorette. We have already signed up to come back in the fall! The beds are SO soft and everything is fantastic! Beth was amazing in communicating with us and helping when we had a small issue. One million percent- do yourself a favor and stay- None of the ladies who came wanted to leave!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sarah for that in depth review. I love it when our guests have such a good time they book another getaway at our Mount Yonah Castle the day they get home (LOL)! I hope you three ladies and your husbands enjoy your stay in November!
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Fantastic scenic views!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at the Castle. The house was very spacious and comfortable for our family of six, yet could certainly accommodate more guests. Throughout the booking process and our stay, Beth was expeditiously responsive. The views in the photos don’t really do the house and scenery justice, yet you will get what you expect and more! AMAZING sunrises that were different everyday and worth waking up early to witness! There is a lot to explore in the area with small town shops, wineries, etc., yet also easy to just “stay put” and enjoy the peaceful outdoors from the back deck and hot tub. We definitely would love to return - maybe next time to see the fall colors!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking time to write a review Melanie. I am glad you all enjoyed relaxing at the house and witnessing the different views each day. We still have some weeknights open in October so my advice is to book early if you want to see the fall colors!
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Awesome family vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

There is a reason this home is rated with 5 is beautiful and the views are stunning. This was our first 3 family vacation together, a total of 11 people. There was plenty of room! So many options for sleeping. There were 6 kids in our group and they loved sleeping downstairs while the adults had the very roomy bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. The firepit and hot tub were a big hit! Nothing beats sitting in a rocking chair on the back deck watching breathtaking sunrises every morning. The owner was a pleasure to work with, responding to every question quickly. We're already talking about coming back!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House and Amazing View

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful mountain views as far as the eye can see. Amazing sunrises every day! The house is beautiful, the bedrooms are huge, the deck and hot tube are great. Would rent again and again!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review Robert. I am so glad you all enjoyed the house, the views and the hot tub! Please come back again!
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Atlanta, Georgia
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Yonah Mountain Vineyard
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Innsbruck Resort & Golf Club
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Blue Ridge Railway
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Hwy 985 or Hwy 400
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Yonah Pizza & Subs
Nearest Ski
47 Miles
Sky Valley
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Uniqoi State Park (lake)
Car: necessary

Cleveland, GA is located in between Dahlonega and Helen. It is where "cabbage patch dolls" were created aka "Babyland General". Dahlonega is the site of the first US Goldrush and has an interesting history. Helen was created to look like an alpine village and is famous for Octoberfest and the tubing. Our mountain home is at the top of Mount Yonah in a gated community called Yonah Heights. It is mountain living at it's best!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
One Time Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $100

AUGUST 2018 SPECIAL IS $150 PER NIGHT DURING THE WEEK! Additional guests over eight are $25 per person per night. Book three to five weeknights at our lower weeknight rate and one of those is free! Week long bookings you pay for six nights and one weeknight is free plus tax and the fees. Owner will consider 1 night stays when we have one night open between 2 bookings, for weeknights during the school year and in our slower months of January and February or within two weeks of the date requested, but there may be a $100 premium added to the nightly rate for one night stays depending on the circumstances. We will allow most dogs for a $50 non-refundable pet fee, but they must be house trained, non-destructive, on flea/tick prevention medication such as "Frontline" and their toenails need to be cut so they don't scratch our beautiful floors (cats are not allowed). We prefer they be crated when nobody is home and should not be left unattended in the house. Guests must disclose if they plan to bring pets before their arrival. A $100 "refundable" security deposit is added to quotes by the VRBO system, but it will be returned a week after your departure assuming there is no damage to the house or property; the $59 insurance premium is non-refundable, but covers up to $1,500 in damages to give us and our guests peace of mind should there be any accidents during your stay which does happen on rare occasions. We may require the $99 insurance premium if you have a larger group of six or more adults or with pets and/or children. In cases where there are just two adults to four adults with no pets or children we may waive the insurance if you are willing to pay a $300 refundable security deposit. We will lower the cleaning fee to $100 for two adults assuming only the main floor is used or $125 if only 2 bedrooms are used.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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