Finding a lakefront cabin that has 4 separate bedrooms to actually accommodate 8 people (6 adults and 2 teenagers) that has real cabin ambiance and is also pet friendly was a tall order to fill, but this cabin house did exactly that! Secluded but not isolated, the lake boathouse with canoe and kayaks made for many relaxing afternoons cooling off in the lake. Plenty of room inside the cabin not to feel cramped but amenable for gatherings. Biking on the lakefront road was a fun, vigorous way to get some healthy exercise and a great way to sightsee all the vistas on the lake road. Also enjoyed the hot tub and firepit making s'mores. The only "surprise" was that the boathouse was across the street, but it's a very short walk of only 50 yards, so not a concern.
We also enjoyed going in to the little town of Helen to sightsee, float the river, pick up groceries and supplies at the old-style grocery store and go to the old mill store to purchase some genuine milled southern food. Also, all the hiking you can ask for at the nearby gorge.
The owners are excellent at communicating and answering any and all questions. Just try to make sure you get as many questions answered ahead of time since for the most part you'll be out of cellphone range, which is actually a blessing of sorts.
Have already recommended this property to a very good friend who is also a cabin afficianado and he's really looking forward to scheduling a stay there, too. We fully intend to go back again since we enjoyed ouselves so much and got that laid-back, relaxed vacation you envision anytime you create a mental picture of the perfect mountain getaway retreat!