The view teases you from the moment you pull into our driveway. Once inside it simply captivates you. Equally remarkable is the historic town of Dahlonega itself, with its quintessential curthouse square. Our home, about 7 miles north of town, is perched on the side of Cedar Mountain. Settle into a wicker rocker on our porch with your morning cup of coffee and watch the sun climbing over Yonah Mountain and the Appalachian foothills.
Great restaurants, live theater, antiquing and panning for gold are just a few of the things to do while you're here. Just a quick turn off the Dahlonega Wine Trail, our home is a perfect place to stay if your planning to take a tour or attend an event. Then, there's also the hiking, waterfalls, truly amazing twisties, rafting, not to mention the exciting new North Georgia Canopy Tours in nearby Lula.
The house is a flexible combination of three suites, each with it's own stunning view and separate entrance. Carson's Run is a very unique home that can accommodate up to twelve in for a wedding party, family reunion or group vacation. Need something smaller? Each suite can be rented on its own. Call us for details on renting just what you need.
The Phoenix Suite sleeps up to six guests. The Gathering Room features a sitting area in front of a fieldstone fireplace on one side, perfect for curling up with a great book. On game day, or movie night, the TV area with it's 46' Wide screen, is the place to be. One of the two sofas is also a queen size pull-out. This unit has a fully outfitted kitchen with adjoining dining room. A large sultry Master Suite with king size brass bed also provides a cozy sitting area for a bit of peace and quiet. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and can be accessed from the master bedroom if needed. Out on the screen porch, you'll find a daybed and a few rocking chairs; a nice place to get together at the end of the day. Also on the porch we have a dining spot. You can serve dinner right from the grill as the sun sets.
The Fireside Suite conveniently adjoins the Phoenix on the same level. This small romantic suite with private bath and separate entrance features a queen size iron bed right in front of a gas fireplace. There is a screened porch for morning coffee that you can prepare in your own very neat mini-kitchen.
On the lower level, the Mystic Suite adds a queen bed as well as a queen pull-out sleep sofa in the sitting area. This suite has a country modern feel with an eclectic combination of antiques and collected pieces. A fully equipped kitchen comes outfitted right down to the salt, pepper, sugar and Splenda. This unit also has it's own entrance and a wrap around porch.
Our house has everything you need to hideaway for a week or maybe longer.... Don't forget the groceries!
Keywords: Mountainside vacation home, close to Wineries, Appalachian Trail, wedding parties, family reunions Multiple Suites
Melissa and Steve currently live in Rhode Island and plan to relocate to Dahlonega in five years. An interior designer with a degree in business management coupled with a passionate motorcyclist and property manager make up this duo.
Steve stumbled into Dahlonega on a motorcycle trip with a couple of buddies in 1995. The postcard to Melissa that day read, 'You've just got to see this town!'. Ten years later we headed down to Georgia to have a look see. Skipping from town to town, Steve saved Dahlonega for last. It was love at first sight. Two days later we had found the house on Cedar Mountain and a year later it was ours.
Steve and Melissa Moore purchased this house in 2006
We chose Dahlonega because when we are here, we feel like we have stepped back in time, a time before fast-food. Dahlonega is a place where people really do say hi to folks they have never met. It's a place to live out our life where living matters. There's a kinship between North Georgia and the landscape of New England. Here, we can enjoy the warmer weather without giving up the changing seasons.
The house itself is unique, in that it is made up of three interconnected suites, each with it's own character. Families can spend time together catching up, while enjoying the privacy a stand alone cabin offers. Separate entrances let everyone come and go as they please without disturbing the others in the group. Portions of the house may be rented separately for smaller parties. Find the suites that works best for your group.
We had such a wonderful Thanksgiving stay at carsons run with our family. There was plenty of room for all of us and Steve was so very helpful answering all of my questions. He also checked on us when we got there. He really took the time to make sure we had an excellent family holiday. I would definitely recommend.
Five Star. Great location, everything you need, very comfortable.
We really enjoyed our week long stay at Carson’s Run. It is close to hiking, the Woody Gap Trailhead is only 4 miles away, and there are gorgeous waterfall hikes at Amicalola State Park, DeSoto Falls, and Vogel State Park. We also visited the Wolf Mountain Vineyards only 5 miles from Carson’s Run. The food, service, wine and views were spectacular. The town of Dahlonega is also close and has lots of restaurants and other fun places to see. Make sure to stop by the Visitor’s Center.
We did have a problem with the Internet connection. However, Steve (the owner) was quick to place a service call. We worked around the problem using our cellphones (a really fast 4G connection) and the in town wireless.
What makes this different from other houses for rent in the Georgia mountains is you feel like you are a guest in someone's home instead of being in a rental property with second-hand furniture and appliances. The house is beautifully decorated. The kitchen is well equipped and was great for preparing meals for our group of foodies. There is a brand new five burner stove that was as nice as my stove at home. It was great to have two full refridgerators to store all the food and drink we brought. The views from the house are outstanding. One morning we all woke up at 6:45am to enjoy watching the sunrise and drinking mimosas. It was too cold for us to take full advantage of the deck and porches but I think in the warmer weather I would be spending most of my time on the porch off the dining room with a daybed and table and chairs. The house is also very well situated and is close to the town of Dahlonega, several wineries, and good hiking trails. The owner was very responsive from my initial inquiry to the follow-up after the stay. You cannnot go wrong choosing this place for your getaway.
My husband and I wanted "the perfect place" to celebrate Christmas with our son and his family and we found it at Carson's Run. Even with rain everyday but 2 of our 10 day stay, we had the most wonderful time with room to gather or have some space. We occupied the Phoenix and the Fireside Suites and there was not an ammenity that was not available. We cooked all but 2 lunches at the house and every possible utensil to make our meals was available. The morning sunrise was breathtaking and even in the bitter cold (20 degrees) I was out on the patio and up the driveway to capture a multitude of pictures. The owner provided us with some things to do including bringing a rock from our home in TX and placing on the grave of an Indian Princess. There are not enough words to describe this wonderful home and as someone else said in a review, the pictures on this site do not do it justice. Our son and his family had lost their home to a fire caused by lightning in Aug. 2012 and were "camping out" in an apartment waiting for their house to be rebuilt. Our Christmas at Carson's Run was just what they needed and I believe it will sustain them until their house is ready once again. We loved visiting the town of Dahlonega and Helen. Thank you Steve and Melissa for opening this home to us.
My brothers and I met here for a Thanksgiving Family reunion. The 3 suites were perfect for our families to have their own space but plenty of room for gathering in the main living room and also big kitchen for cooking/grilling and large dining space. Kitchen was fully furnished! We didn't need to bring any cooking equipment. They even thought of the small touches like soaps!
The cabin is more beautiful than the photos. And the views are breathtaking! I highly recommend!
The cabin was fantastic. It was spacious and the owners provided all of the necessary basics down to the little shampoos. It was beautifully decorated and felt very homey instead of the sterile feeling you get from hotel rooms. The cabin provided a comfortable place for the whole family to sit and mingle and also comfortable and spacious bedrooms in which to retire.