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Attention to detail and cleanliness in this affordable lodge themed cabin

Bedrooms 3
Space 816 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, Mountain Views and screen porch close to Bavarian Helen

Located near many outdoor activities and with seasonal mountain views, this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom lodge themed cabin has an open concept living area. Each bedroom has a ceiling fan and flat screen TV. Twin bedroom TV has built in DVD player. The living area has 2 ceiling fans and a flat screen TV and separate DVD player and gas logs. Games, magazines, books and DVD's are there for your enjoyment.

The kitchen is fully equipped for all your cooking needs. No need to wash dishes - there is a dishwasher. Coffee pot with filters is provided. There is an ice maker.

Outside find a screen porch with table that seats 6. Also, there is a swing that converts into a bed for peaceful naps outside. A ceiling fan provides a cool breeze. If grilling is your desire, find a gas grill on the screen porch.

A full size front load washer and dryer are provided. Also, there is wireless internet, a phone with unlimited local and long distance calls and cable with upgraded channels. Most all of the amenities that you have at home you will find in this attention to detail and cleanliness cabin.

More Details

Velma Holland
Member since: 2016
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Velma Holland

We purchased this cabin in 2007 to enjoy the North Georgia Mountains. We shared many memories in the cabin. When our family grew larger, we purchased a bigger cabin in the same area that we love so much.

We currently live in Athens, GA so we come to our cabin almost every weekend. We enjoy the beautiful serenity of the mountains and all the outdoor activities, festivals and wineries that are nearby.

Velma Holland purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Velma Holland chose Helen

We purchased this property because of the beautiful mountain views, serenity and the closeness to so many activities. It has enough space for family and friends.

This was the second home we purchased in the area. The first home was while we visited in our motor home while we lived in Florida. We loved the area so much that we bought that home on that vacation.

What makes this cottage unique

The cabin has an open concept that allows for everyone to gather together to cook and share meals, play games or cards, watch TV, etc.

The screen porch allows for outdoor eating, playing games, reading, relaxing, grilling, enjoying a glass of wine, etc. without being bothered by insects.


Helen Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 816 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please leave trash inside if possible as wildlife is active. Please do not store food on the porch as it may attract wildlife.
  • Please make sure windows and doors are closed and locked when the cabin is not occupied. Please turn air up or heat down when cabin is unoccupied.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located in Master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall bath
  • Bath linens are provided. Also included are soap, shampoo, conditioner and 2 rolls of toilet paper per bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master w/queen, 2 night stands, chest of drawer & bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed with 2 night stands and chest of drawer
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twins, night stand and table
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Enjoy all the area has to offer or just relax at the cottage. Either way you can't go wrong. We have so many fond memories of cards and games, cooking together, enjoying the porch and wildlife that happens by. Nearby find a lake with seasonal beach and boat rental, zip lining, putt putt, game room, wineries, the Bavarian Village of Helen, hiking, Unicoi State Park and Lodge, dining, tubing, festivals, scenic highways, seasonal live entertainment,seasonal bingo, bike rental, Anna Ruby Falls, gold and gem panning, etc. Everything is there for an enjoyable stay.


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Attention to detail and cleanliness in this affordable lodge themed cabin
average rating of 4.90625 based on 32 reviews

Perfect weekend.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in the cabin. It was clean, cozy, and just the right size for our family of 6. Our girls loved exploring around the cabin or just swinging on the porch. It had everything we needed to make meals. We had a great weekend, thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Allison, We are so glad your family enjoyed your stay at Bear Ridge. We strive to have many of the amenities that most guests want. Cleanliness is a priority. The porch was a favorite place for us when we stayed at Bear Ridge. We hope you will return to Bear Ridge again in the future.
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Great cabin

  • 5 of 5

There were 4 people in our party, 3 adults and 1 child. This cabin was clean, comfortable, well furnished, and close to everything we wanted to do. We didn't spend a lot of time in the cabin during the day because we were exploring the beautiful town of Helen, zip lining, hiking and exploring. At night we played cards, games and laughed a lot. Velma left a surprise treat for us, and was quick to answer our messages. The only suggestion we would make is to update the website as to when the gas fire place is operational. It was a wonderful 4 day stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cozy, clean and neat.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was very welcoming, the rooms clean and neat with plenty of space for all five of our family. The porch offered a nice place to sit and enjoy the outdoors. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes and utensils for cooking. The bathrooms while small, were clean and had plenty of fresh towels. My boys loved exploring the woods surrounding the cabin. Overall a very cozy place to enjoy a holiday. I recommend it to any one looking to have a nice quiet stay that won't break the bank!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Alonzo, Our family favorite Christmas movie is "Christmas Vacation" and one of the lines that made me think of your review was "we have plenty of everything"!! We strive to have plenty of everything and have a price that allows our guests to afford enjoying some of the things to do in the area. So glad that your family enjoyed Bear Ridge. Velma
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  • 5 of 5

My Mom, Aunt and I will definitely be back! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Tina, So glad that you want to return to Bear Ridge. Will gladly have you back. Velma
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Great property, room for a big family, close to everything we planned to do, very clean, well supplied, great price, would stay here again for sure. Thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello DM, You hit on all the main points that we hope to achieve - location, cleanliness, home feel at a great price!!! So glad you enjoyed your stay and I hope you will come back again. Velma
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Nice little hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

We went for New Year's in Helen. My husband and I, my sister, and our 2 adult kids and had a wonderful time. We were greeted with a Christmas stocking of goodies, which was an unexpected surprise. The cabin was the perfect size for the 5 of us. We cooked most of our meals there and really enjoyed the fire pit too! Very short drive to Helen and Sautee, so had fun exploring the area. If you in Helen for New Year, don't miss the New Year's Eve party at the Fest Halle and the Dropping of the Eidelweiss.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Kathy, Convenient, yet out of the way is what makes Bear Ridge so nice. You can be in Helen or Sautee in 10 minutes or less. Glad that you enjoyed the use of the fully stocked kitchen. The fire pit is fun for smores or just a warm outside experience. Although the cabin is not very large; it's comforable and with 3 bedrooms everyone can have a quiet place to get away if needed. There is always something to do in the area. I hope that you will come back again to the North Georgiia mountains and consider Bear Ridge for your stay. Thanks again for choosing Bear Ridge. Velma
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Car: necessary

Located less than 5 miles from the Bavarian Village of Helen, GA, which is famous for Oktoberfest. There are festivals year round.

Less than 3 miles you will find Unicoi State Park. Unicoi offers a restaurant, zip lining, paddle boat and canoe rental, hiking trails, a beach with swimming area, shelter rental, a club house, playground, fishing, stand up paddle boarding,etc.

Many wineries, a zoo, tubing, scenic drives, art galleries and historic sites are within 30 minutes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Damage Insurance $59

Additional cleaning fees will apply if excessive cleaning or trash removal is required. Please leave all trash bagged inside if possible as wildlife may get in it if placed outside.
Do not move furniture or take furniture outside.
Please read Owner Manual located in living area on the trunk for additional information.
Signs of smoking or pets inside the cottage will result in an additional fee of $200.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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