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'Stargazer Lodge' Amazing Mountain Home Above it All - Views for Miles


Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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'Stargazer Lodge' Amazing Mountain Home Above it All - Views for Miles

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Big Canoe House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

'We love nothing more than relaxing on the deck or screened porch of StarGazer Lodge on a pleasant evening and trying to count the stars. We always lose count long before we're done.'

If wonderful views and luxuriously appointed accommodations are what you seek, look no further than StarGazer Lodge. Situated above the trees in the gated mountain community of Big Canoe, the house engulfs you in comfort the moment you walk in the front door. As you enter, you are greeted by a massive great room with a huge wall of windows and views that stretch back to Atlanta. As you take in the view, you will find that your entire body relaxes a bit and you are reminded why you have chosen to be here, not there. In addition to the wonderful views, the main floor great room boasts a stacked stone fireplace alongside a fabulous leather seating area. The room also has a large table to seat up to eight and a chef's kitchen featuring granite on countertops and island. The kitchen is well stocked with everything the visiting chef will need to prepare a wonderful meal including a Cuisinart food processor, Kitchenaid Stand Mixer, an excellent blender, and all the cookware, bakeware, and serving pieces to host an elegant meal.

Just off the great room, the beautiful master suite is truly a retreat of its own. With french doors that open onto the screened porch, the already spacious bedroom doubles in size by bringing the outdoors in. All bedrooms at StarGazer Lodge are king-sized and fitted with 400-thread count linens. The master also has a 37-inch Sharp LCD TV with satellite and DVD. The master bath, yet another oasis unto itself, has an oversized garden tub and separate tiled shower with glass surround. Featuring twin vanities opposite each other, the master bath also boasts a huge window overlooking the mountainside. Beyond the bath, the master closet is almost its own room and has plenty of room for all your luggage to be tucked discretely out of view.

The screened porch has a doorway from the great room as well and is furnished with beautiful teak furniture. It opens to an expansive deck with large dining table and gas grill. You can sit out there are watch the sun coming up, the sun going down, all the fabulous stars at night as well as the twinkling lights in the distance. Your stargazing pursuits are assisted by an electronic digital telescope for bringing the moon and stars even closer than they already are. During the day, watch the birds fly right by you and perch in the tops of trees, right at eye level.

Upstairs at StarGazer is a large family room/media room with a Sony 57-inch HDTV with satellite and DVD. There are over 300 DVD's to choose from and a closet full of board games for family fun. In addition to amazingly comfortable sofas for TV viewing, the room has a great gaming table for intense competition or reading a good book. The entire house boasts wireless DSL so, if you have a laptop with a wireless card, you can use the internet anywhere you like. The media room also has a large wall of windows with fantastic views of the mountains all around. Off the media room are two large bedrooms (no need to fight, all rooms have brand new Stearns and Fosters king-size beds) w/bath. Both rooms have wonderful views.

On its own deck off the laundry room is a top of the line hot tub that seats five. Downstairs in the unfinished basement, a complete game room is available for your entertainment. A pool table, foosball, darts, and table tennis provide even more fun without ever leaving the house and will make you want to stay an extra day... or even two. The basement also has a large deck just outside for relaxing.

If you ever do decide to leave the house, the resort community of Big Canoe has much to offer. In addition to 15 miles of hiking trails past beautiful waterfalls and gorgeous nature, Big Canoe has 27-hole golf course that is truly a scenic wonder. With both indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a state-of-the-art fitness center with racquet ball and complete day spa, the adults will have plenty to do while the kids enjoy the Swim Club. One of Big Canoe's most popular amenities, the Swim Club provides an indoor Olympic-size pool, an outdoor pool overlooking the lake, and swimming, beach volleyball, paddleboats, and a rock slide into Lake Disharoon.

If the family chef needs a break, Big Canoe has several dining options to meet your needs. Appalachia Grill, just outside the gates of Big Canoe, is a wonderful dinner option with a full bar and great wine list as well as a wide-ranging menu with something for everyone. It is definitely our top recommendation for dining out! In addition, Lake Sconti Restaurant at the Golf Club serves dinner several nights a week and a champagne brunch on Sunday. For Italian, Piazza is in the heart of Big Canoe at Wolfscratch Village and Trevi Pizzaria is located just a short distance from the gate. Also near Trevi is Fireside Cafe and Pub serving New American fare within an upscale pub atmosphere.

No matter what activities you choose for your Big Canoe vacation, StarGazer Lodge will win your heart and you will want to visit again and again.

Keywords: House, cabin, luxury cabin

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Mark (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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About Mark

Hi, I am Mark. I love to travel just like you probably do. I feel so lucky and blessed to own this beautiful home and even luckier to get to share it with you. I am involved in real estate (own and rent long and short term rentals) and my main role is as a handy man. Its a good thing that I am so handy and love to fix things and paint!

My favorite thing is getting to stay at the cabin after some guests have left and reading all the kind, and amazing comments left in the guest book. It feels really good to know that I have brought a little joy and happiness to others!!

Mark purchased this house in 2008

Why Mark chose Big Canoe

Big Canoe really is such a beautiful place. Its the perfect combination of privacy and nature, but at the same time you won't feel like you are in the middle of the woods all alone. There is so much to do from fishing, swimming, canoeing, golfing, and my two favorites..hiking and eating out.

What makes this house unique

What really made me fall in love with Stargazer Lodge was the amazing Great Room and Kitchen! I love fixing dinner, while looking out over our great room. What really puts this room over the top for me is the amazing bay windows and view of the North Georgia Mountains!

Sitting on our back deck eating dinner, really makes me appreciate the calm and serenity of the Mountains. The view during the day is amazing, and I love sitting with my friends and family around this table. If it's getting too sunny, we'll often move to our screened porch for cushioned seating, where you can still have a great view of the Mountains.

At night, the views of the stars are amazing. I love opening the hot tub, and looking up at the stars while taking a nice relaxing dip.

My friends and I love going upstairs to the den for movie night. We love cinema, and keep a ton of DVD's at our homes. We even started showing Netflix due to popular demand, and it's great too! We have a really comfortable sectional sofa that everyone relaxes on, and it really makes a nice touch to a wonderful day hiking, canoeing, and swimming.

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Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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'Stargazer Lodge' Amazing Mountain Home Above it All - Views for Miles
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Spring break

  • 5 of 5

Our family wanted something different than the standard trip to the beach for spring break so we tried out Mark's house at Big Canoe. This was our first visit to both. Mark was so helpful with info and always easy to contact when needed. The house is much so that we invited the in-laws down to join us kind-of last minute and Mark was so nice in allowing them to join us. Big Canoe is really spectacular...hiking, boating, and golf were all all the things to do at the house! Try out the Pub at the clubhouse for lunch or dinner...good food and great atmosphere...Had a great trip and are already planning next visit there!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Pike Road, AL

Great House!

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful house with lots of extra attention to details. Well stocked kitchen with all of the little things I always forget to bring...napkins, foil, spices, coffee filters, etc. Mark was very easy to contact and was always very helpful if I had any questions. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Quad Cities, IL

Extended weekend getaway in February

  • 5 of 5

This was a very nice place to stay for our weekend getaway. The house was nicely decorated, and had all the amenities you would want. The beds were comfortable and the rooms big. With two people and our short stay we didn't use much of the house or the ammenities, however we had a great time, played pool, had lots of laughs, and spent the evenings out on the quiet private deck with an amazing sky full of stars. Breakfast in the morning on the screen in porch gives you views for miles.

We spoke to Mark the owner on a few occasions before arriving in the late evenning and he was very courteous, very nice, and accommodating....thank you Mark!

I/we recommend Stargazer Lodge if you are a couple or if you have a large group or family. You won't be disappointed and there is plenty of room for all of you at a nice and comfortable location with a great view.

Enjoy! We did, and we will be back!!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Relaxing Mtn Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was the perfect fit for our weekend away. It is tastefully decorated which I really appreciate and has all the amenities we needed to entertain small children. The view is beautiful and the nearby hiking trails were just the right degree of difficulty for the family to enjoy. The additional living/lounge room upstairs with a nice big t.v. is perfect for movies while others can hangout downstairs. I'd rent again with girlfriends or another family too.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Best private option on the list, farther out, but very lovely!

  • 5 of 5

Stargazer is a wonderful stargazing property and reflect everything found in the pictures and descriptions. Even better than some of the pictures as a few things have changed. There is a new huge leather sectional and television level and new TV. Both the couches are now in the upstairs bedrooms which adds extra coziness to the property. We met Julie the housekeeper, and found her to be lovely and hard-working and the house very clean and in good order. The owner, Mark was superb and responding to concerns immediately. I would recommend this to anyone looking at these listings, but note a few things. The drive to the center of activities (tennis, work Out Ctr., Lake and beach area pool) is a little far and requires travel in the car for each trip down there. This is an extremely private place where you could spend hours in the Jacuzzi, playing games downstairs, or relaxing and no one is seen for days! However, if you want to try to and from the beach/pool/workout center for tennis and golf, it will be quite a trip for the family. All that said, I'd stay here again and love everything about it. Please note the recreation room is unfinished has shown. Restaurants are okay at the clubhouse, not great at the Mexican restaurant Fuegos, and there are many to choose from in Jasper just 10 to 12 miles away. We chose to stock the kitchen as it is completely ready for good cooking. I hope Mark replaces the grill soon, as it's on it's last legs. Mark is one of the most responsible owners I've dealt with, and We've done a lot with VRBO, Don't hesitate to stay here and bring your beach towels!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Decatur, Georgia

Perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for the wknd for my birthday. The house is very bright, clean and private. The view is really amazing. The beds are comfortable and the kitchen is well stocked. Big Canoe is a large community and we got lost a couple of times so make sure you print the map. It is a easy drive from Atlanta and well worth it.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Tavern at Wolfscratch Village
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Big Canoe Golf Course
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Black Bear Pub
Nearest Ski
125 Miles
Ski Sapphire Valley Resort
Car: necessary

Whenever I go stay at the cabins in Big Canoe, I'm always taken by the peace and serenity of the North Georgia mountains. It always makes me feel at ease to hear the churning and splashing of the waterfall at Shooting Star Falls, and I'm always left breathless looking out over the mountains while at Stargazer Lodge.

The three vacation rentals we offer in big canoe turns a picturesque destination, into memorable experience for everyone's tastes! Family owned and operated for over 10 years, Canoe Classic Rentals provides you exquisite accommodations with all the amenities you would desire from a 'home away from home.'

We know how important it is to find a mountain cabin rental that is more than just clean - our goal is to provide the ultimate rental experience with all of the necessities and comfort of your own home. Look no further than Canoe Classic rentals in the gated vacation community of Big Canoe.

Read further for more information on local attractions to Big Canoe and our vacation homes!

Gibbs Gardens - You’ll begin to experience Gibbs Gardens’ unique blend of natural and man-made features as soon as you turn onto Gibbs Drive. A shaded allée created by 120 Red Sunset Maples bordered by towering Leyland Cypress trees will lead you through a cathedral-like canopy of trees to the hidden gardens beyond.

Amicalola Falls State Park - Beautiful state park just 15 minutes from the gates of Big Canoe offers numerous hiking trails of varying lengths and a mountaintop lodge and restaurant. Amicalola is the tallest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River and one of Georgia's most popular state parks.

Horseback Riding - Within a few minutes drive of Big Canoe is the Swan Center Monestary which provides horseback riding instruction and trail rides. Call ahead for reservations.

Burt's Pumpkin Farm - Very popular destination in the autumn and only minutes from the gates of Big Canoe. The farm is a sea of orange from late September on into November and offers hay rides and field trips throughout the fall season. With pumpkins of all sizes as well as Indian corn and a wide assortment of gourds, Burt's Farm is a must-visit when visiting Big Canoe in October.

Goldrush Dahlonega - The site of the very first gold rush in America, the quaint town of Dahlonega is just 25 minutes drive from Big Canoe through the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. With a great variety of gift and antique shops in it's well preserved downtown, Dahlonega is a great destination for the whole family. Visit the Gold Museum, do some shopping, visit a winery, or take in one of the town's many festivals throughout the year.

Lake Lanier Islands - Just 30 minutes from Big Canoe is Georgia's largest man-made lake and one of it's most visited destinations. With many options for boating, swimming, fishing, skiing and sailing, Lake Lanier has something for everyone.

White Water Rafting - If the calm waters of Big Canoe leave you wanting a little more adventure, travel north along Highway 515 through the gorgeous North Georgia mountains into Tennessee to raft the Ocoee River. An easy drive from Big Canoe, it's a family experience you won't soon forget.


Rates & Availability

From $199 Per night

Big Canoe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
May 6 2015 - Jan 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jan 6 2016 - May 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $99.00
Property Damage Protection $59.00
Notes Holidays have a four or more day minimum.

Cancellation Policy

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Big Canoe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • A master bath and 1/2 bath are on the mail level. On the 2nd floor, each bedroom has an en suite/ private bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • All bedrooms contain a king-sized bed, and luxury linens. Seating is available in the bedrooms as well.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Wireless DSL No Smoking

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