BLUE RIDGE ESCAPE, HIGH END FAMILY HOME, PET FRIENDLY

Bruce & Terri Bemiss

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Bruce & Terri Bemiss

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BLUE RIDGE ESCAPE, HIGH END FAMILY HOME, PET FRIENDLY

Bent Tree Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage in the woods with complete privacy

This is an unusual family home built in the 70's, well maintained and offered for the first time to rent. Direct paved access in the Chattahoochee Nature Preserve in the Aska Adventure Area, the cottage has a year-round running creek, mountain and valley views, large screened porch and sleeping area with two large private bedrooms (one king, one queen), comfortable upscale living room and dining room furnishings with full kitchen and laundry room. Large spa retreat bathroom with extra powder room. All recently painted and refurnished with original art, antiques and amenities such as three flat screen TV's, DVD, CD, Stereo System(s), Gas Grill, unlimited long distance and wireless internet with laptop and printer.

Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Bruce & Terri Bemiss

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We are Bruce & Terri, Floridians whose hearts live in the Blue Ridge mountains. Bruce is a retired combat firefighter still working for the Fire Department in logistics. Terri owns a small business selling Gourmet Foods. Our dream of owning a home in the Blue Ridge mountains recently came true when we purchased this quaint cottage in the woods. It was recently renovated and updated by the former owners who treasured it over many decades. It has a new tin roof, new paint inside and out and has been furnished with family antiques and original art collected over a life time of several generations. It is our gift to you.

Bruce & Terri Bemiss purchased this cottage in 1972

We have been coming to Blue Ridge for over 20 years to visit friends, explore the area and shop. It has always been our desire to have a retirement home here. We owned a property 3 miles away but last year it was struck by lightning and burned to the ground. Heartbroken, we sold the land and took some time to decide how to proceed. Exactly one year later, we found this lovely cottage for sale and knew it was the place for us. We have spent many peaceful hours on the screened porch listening to the creek running just outside the back door. Our philosophy is, 'If you can't find peace on this porch, you can't find peace anywhere.' We've hired professionals with impeccable standards to oversee the cleaning and maintenance so that you have a worry-free stay in our home.

Unlike many mountain retreats, Blue Ridge Escape has fully paved access, high speed wireless and satellite dish television with three phones featuring unlimited long distance and local calls. No other houses are within view and the heavily wooded property gives the feeling that you are in a tree house, with the sound of running water from the the creek nearby. The cottage is ideal for romantic weekends (for one or two couples), ladies & friends weekends away, working vacations and entertaining. Amenities, such as the load ramp for the Toccoa River, are within ten minutes from your door. Its a great place to hike, bike and stroll with excellent views of nearby farms and fields. The mist from the mountains in the morning air give the place a mystical feel.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Blue Ridge Escape, high end family home, pet friendly
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews
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Blue Ridge Escape, high end family home, pet friendly
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Bent Tree North Georgia Mountains
5

CHARMING LITTLE COTTAGE IN THE WOODS.

  • 5 of 5
What a peaceful charming little haven which is so very warm and welcoming! I could have spent the entire weekend on the screened porch.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Blue Ridge Escape, high end family home, pet friendly
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407-617-2079
Bent Tree North Georgia Mountains
5

GREAT GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
Great escape a little ways from town 25-30 min, but all paved roads. Solid amenities including wifi. Great for anyone or couples looking to escape pet friendly, dogs had a great time.
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a good time! In the mountains, if you want privacy you have to go a bit out of town, but the drive is short and beautiful along the way.
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Blue Ridge Escape, high end family home, pet friendly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p434276vb
407-617-2079
Bent Tree North Georgia Mountains
Atlanta, GA
5

ADORABLE COTTAGE RETREAT!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I really enjoyed our stay at this adorable little cottage. We are a family of four, with our daughters being 5 and 7. I would say this house was perfect-sized for our family situation. The home is lovingly decorated and well-appointed with everything we needed to cook meals and relax around the house. I particularly enjoyed the expansive book collection in the downstairs bedroom, and my young daughters felt like they were in their own little hideaway upstairs. They were particularly enamored with the many frogs around the home, which are concentrated up in their room (the frog collection has a cool story behind it, ask the owner!) The trip into Blue Ridge takes about 20 minutes and was an easy, scenic drive. We picked apples at Mercier's, visited a waterfall, and went atop Brass Bald Mountain during our trip. Fun, fun, fun! We will be returning next year!
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I'm glad to hear you had a great birthday weekend! Thanks, Lisa!
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Blue Ridge Escape, high end family home, pet friendly
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407-617-2079
Bent Tree North Georgia Mountains
Peachtree City, GA
4

WORKING VACATIONERS

  • 4 of 5
We booked this cottage for the fantastic porch, the wifi, and the land phone. We weren't disappointed with all 3 conveniences. We even caught small fish in the creek behind the house without having to go elsewhere. Relaxing days of staying put. You are 30 minutes drive from Ellijay or Blue Ridge, so we were happy to stock up on some groceries and eat most meals at the cottage. We found the housekeeping lacking and have already spoken to the owner who has determined to find better local maid and cleaning services. Quaint, with lots of amenities.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and I have addressed the housekeeping issue by replacing the housekeeper immediately. Several of my other guests pointed out that the creeks on the property are actually feeder streams from the hatchery on the mountain, so while they are not huge, apparently the fish are always running. Please come back any time!
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Blue Ridge Escape, high end family home, pet friendly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p434276vb
407-617-2079
Bent Tree North Georgia Mountains
Dawsonville, GA
5

CHARMING CABIN IN THE WOODS!

  • 5 of 5
This pet friendly cabin was the perfect getaway spot for my husband and I for the weekend. Very well maintained, stocked with all the comforts of home and professionally decorated! We would recommend it to friends and hope to visit again one day, when the weather is warmer!
Thanks for sharing your home with us!
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I understand it was quite cold when you were there. Do come back when the weather becomes spectacular. Thanks for the review.
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Blue Ridge Escape, high end family home, pet friendly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p434276vb
407-617-2079
Bent Tree North Georgia Mountains
Marietta, GA
5

"AN EXCLUSIVE ESCAPE THAT RECHARGES THE SOUL"

"An Exclusive Escape that recharges the Soul"
  • 5 of 5
My wife and I celebrated 12 years at this retreat with NO KIDS. Upon our arrival, communication with the owner was excellent! We were able to totally relax. Walked out on the screened in porch and experienced two water sources, one small babbling brook 30 feet from the deck and a steady strong 8' - 12' wide creek, that can be heard as well. If that wasn't enough for the senses, sitting at the approx 2000-2500' elevation, we received 5" of snow all day Saturday. We chilled on the porch nice furniture with heaters, and watched the ground turn solid white in less than 3 hours! Peace, tranquility, and a great location, if you want desire Re-charge and leave the city behind. House is quaint and has a well stocked kitchen with everything you need. Coming back for sure!
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy that your anniversary was everything you hoped for. Thank you for the great review and of course, I would love to have you back any time!
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Map

Nearest Train
19.8 Miles
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
US 76 (Hwy 515) Appalachian Hwy
Nearest Beach
19 Miles
Blue Ridge Lake, Lake Nottely (Blairsville)
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Blue Ridge & Blairsville (about same distance)
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Blue Ridge and Blairsville
Nearest Restaurant
19.8 Miles
Blue Ridge, Blairsville (Ellijay slightly further)
Car: recommended

Nestled in the middle of the Chattahoochee National Forest, a short walk to the Toccoa River, ten minutes away from rafting & canoe launches, 20 minutes from Historic Blue Ridge, Blairsville, Ellijay, Cartecay Winery, antique shops, restaurants, ziplining, horseback riding, helicopter rides and more. Excellent restaurants and farm to table shopping (farm fresh produce, eggs, dairy & goat cheese, organically grown meats available at farms & shops near Ellijay and Blue Ridge. The road is paved to the door, so no worries for access.

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Availability & Rates

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Bent Tree Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 4 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$145
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$165
 
 
Winter
Jan 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - Jul 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
$145
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fees $75.00
Pet Fee $20.00
Payment in full is expected at the time of rental via credit card: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Ask about discounted rates for long term stays.
Holiday bookings are non-refundable.
Non-refundable pet fee of $20 per dog, max 2 dogs with prior approval.
$75 cleaning fee per visit.
Credit Card on file for damages, missing items, heaving cleaning.
Cancellation fee of 25% within 15-30 days of stay. 50% cancellation fee within 15 days of stay.
Rates do not include 12% GA States Tax
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Amenities

Bent Tree Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Mountain
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size bed (1) super comfortable memory foam mattress, Queen size Bed (1) super comfortable memory foam mattress, Twin or Single Beds (1) daybed sleeping porch bed which doubles as a sofa, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) living room sofa is large enough for one adult to sleep, but does not pull out
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • parasailing
  • spelunking
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
There is a camp ground site along the creek which is private and near the house. Perfect for picnics or older children who might like to camp out near a kitchen and bathrooms with supervision in the house.
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