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Amazing mountain views, best in Blue Ridge! Hot tub, secluded, pets ok, wifi

Bud Ketterl

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Bud Ketterl

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2015
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Amazing mountain views, best in Blue Ridge! Hot tub, secluded, pets ok, wifi

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Blue Ridge Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Spectacular views from this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath cabin - 10 mins to Blue Ridge

PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL NEVER ACCEPT OR ASK FOR WIRE TRANSFERS.

'Above the Clouds' is a luxury, brand new pet friendly cabin nestled in the North Georgia mountains only ten minutes from the quaint town of Blue Ridge, Georgia. With it's location bordering the National Forest and its spectacular year round views, this cabin is the ultimate place to relax and escape the pressures of life! Relax in a rocking chair or cozy swing built for two as you watch the sunrise over the beautiful mountains. We’re only 90 minutes north of downtown Atlanta!

Above the Clouds is a spectacular four bedroom, three and a half bath log cabin with all the comforts of home .... plus more! Amenities include free high-speed wireless Internet, local phone service, cable TV service and seven TVs in the cabin. There is an outdoor hot tub, a stainless BBQ grill, a wrap-around deck, and a screened in rocker porch. You’ll love the gas log fireplace and outdoor fire pit. It has a game room with a pool table and TV room in the basement! For additional entertainment, there is board and card games, movies and books.

Comfortable mattresses, 400 thread-count sheets and bath essentials - hair dryers and thick towels adds to this little piece of heaven. The fully equipped kitchen includes a refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, coffee maker, dishes, glassware, utensils, cutlery, pots, and pans. The only items you'll need to bring will be food, beverages, and condiments.

The master suite has a large bathroom with large tiled shower and a spectacular view of Snake Mountain from the slider to the screened in back porch. The upper bedroom has a canopied bed and private outside balcony to sit and view the sunrise each morning. The front bedroom has a unique bed as well. The lower level offers a pool table, big screen TV, hammock, double swing, and a picnic table big enough for the entire family. Located just minutes from the town of Blue Ridge with all its great shopping, train rides and restaurants and of course tranquil Lake Blue Ridge. All we can say is, Enjoy!

AMENITIES:

Above the Clouds is a beautifully decorated four bedroom, three and a half bath log home that sleeps up to 10 (10) people and offers the following:

* One King Bedroom on MAIN level with 42'' flat screen TV

* One King Bedroom on UPPER level

* One Queen Bedroom on UPPER level

* One King Bedroom on the LOWER level

* Loft has Queen pull out couch

* 3 Full size baths - one on each level

* 1 Half bath on the MAIN level

* Gas fireplace in the living room

* Central heat and air

* Washer and dryer

* 1750 square feet of decks - a covered and screened in rocker porch and an outer deck with stunning mountain views, UPPER desk is also screened in

* Hot Tub on LOWER level

* Fire pit (firewood not provided)

* Propane gas grill

* Wireless Internet

* 7 TVs including a one in each bedroom, larger flat screens on each level

* Pool table, board and card games, and books

* Private location, secluded but easily accessible and close to town

* PET FRIENDLY - Pet bed and food and water bowls provided

Above the Clouds is less than ten minutes from downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia (home of the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, Antique Stores, unique shops and restaurants). The cabin is also less than 25 miles to nearby Ocoee River rafting, situated near 300 miles of hiking trails, as well as cycling and mountain bike trails. There is three 18-hole golf courses close by and skiing is only 2 1/2 hours away. All this and only 90 minutes from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.

If you have specific cabin questions or have questions about the surrounding area, feel fee to email me at bketterl@comcast.net.

PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL NEVER ACCEPT OR ASK FOR WIRE TRANSFERS.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bud Ketterl (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2015

About Bud Ketterl

We're a family of four, my wife and I have a son and a daughter in middle school. We moved to Knoxville, TN from the Atlanta metro area two years ago with a job opportunity. We have been rescuing German Shepherd Dogs over the last 15 years and currently have two.

We spent almost twenty years in the Acworth, GA area before heading to Knoxville. Before that, my wife and I grew up in Connecticut. We met in high school and then later in life when we started dating. We're about to celebrate our 22nd wedding anniversary this June.

Bud Ketterl purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Bud Ketterl chose Blue Ridge

Our family purchased the cabin a few years ago after renting it for several years before that. We fell in love with the cabin and its amazing views, the town of Blue Ridge, its natural beauty, the people and all there is to do there. We hope to retire in Blue Ridge eventually, it is just a whole new way of life there.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin sits literally on top of the mountain, but only a five minute drive from the highway. You're only 10 minutes from downtown Blue Ridge, where there a amazing restaurants, coffee shops, antique stores and so much more. The property borders the national forest and the views of the mountains and valleys are just beautiful. If you're looking for a place to kick back, put your feet up and enjoy the views, this is the place. It has a screen in rocker porch, a side deck, decks off the basement and a private screened in deck off the upper bedroom.

Don't let the word cabin throw you off though. It has all the amenities of your home - wireless internet, flat screen TVs, hot tub, air conditioning and especially indoor plumbing!

Check out the photo gallery page here on our website to see what it has to offer, You'll fall in love with it, just like we did.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at the cabin for Valentines Day and we were excited by how nice the cabin was. We spent a lot of quiet time together and enjoyed each others company. The place is beautifully decorated, has everything you'll ever need and it was great to just sit back and enjoy the downtime. The hot tub with views was sure inviting! Thanks so much!
Feb 2013
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
based on 36 traveler reviews

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Amazing mountain views, best in Blue Ridge! Hot tub, secluded, pets ok, wifi
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews
McAllen, Tx

Everlasting Memories

  • of 5

What a way to spend Spring Break! House was warm, cozy, and away from all of the hustle and bustle. We enjoyed the warm days and cool nights out on the screened in porch. House was immaculate, beds were comfortable, and kitchen was well-equipped! We definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Gorgeous, cozy cabin in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our two dogs had an incredible time at the Above The Clouds Cabin! Even before our arrival, Bud did a wonderful job providing us with information to get us ready for our stay. He always responded to our emails and questions in a timely manner, and we could tell he wanted us to have a good time during our vacation. The drive up the mountain was steep, but it was not too bad. We were able to drive up it on wet roads with a compact 4-cylinder, 2-wheel drive SUV. The cabin is conveniently located. It is closer to Blue Ridge, but it is also a short drive to Ellijay as well. It was nice having the option to go into either town. Plus, the mountain road is not too far off the main road, and there are several hikes just as short drive away (such as Fall Branch Falls). The mountain was clean, cozy, and impeccably decorated to give it a nice, warm rustic feel. We enjoyed grilling delicious grass-fed beef from Mountain Valley Farm on the grill at the cabin, playing pool on the billiards table, hanging out on the balcony and in the hot tub. The kitchen was also fun to cook in and always had everything we needed to prepare and store our meals. The only two things I may suggest would be allowing the hot tub to get hotter (it is set at 104 degrees), and providing a few more board games. There are however plenty of video games, movies, and books in the cabin. My husband and I also really appreciated that Bud provides two clean and comfortable dog beds as well as a wooden built-in that contains 3 large, raised stainless steel dog bowls. It was so convenient not to need to bring our own from home. The human beds were also very comfortable! And finally, I would like to note that the views truly are incredible - whether it be sunny or cloudy, the views are amazing! Thank you Bud!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review. We're happy you're happy! We added about 10 more classic boardgames this week! Thanks for the suggestion!
5

Can't wait to go back. It was perfect. I

  • 5 of 5

Our trip was exactly how we in visioned it to be. A relaxing stay in a beautiful cabin above the clouds. We are already talking about our next trip back. Cabin was clean and new and I have to say the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in. I highly recommend a stay, above the clouds.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Awesome Experience

  • 5 of 5

This is a great cabin. The view is wonderful! Everything you would ever need is there and top of the line. I will be renting this cabin again.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Amazing cabin & views!

  • 5 of 5

We have visited Blue Ridge every year for many many years and have stayed in some great cabins but none can compare to Above the Clouds! Spectacular views (the best we have seen) and the cabin was gorgeous. It had everything we needed and more. We will be coming back to this cabin from now on when we head to Blue Ridge. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Above the Clouds!
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was more than we expected. It had everything we needed and was very comfortable. We had plenty of room for our family without being cramped.

The directions were very good and easy to follow. The video helped tremendously!

The owner was very responsive to my questions and with the one need we had during the stay.

We definitely want to return to this cabin,

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Lake Blue Ridge Marina
"Love to go and rent jet skis and pontoon boats. "
Mercier Orchards
"Great place for apples, cider and fried pies of all types! You can go out in the orchard and..."
Swan Drive In Theatre
"Old style drive-in movie theater - great to go and relive the old days with popcorn and cott..."
Blue Ridge Brewery
"Love the burger at this place. Lots of crafts beers and they're now brewing their own beer. ..."
Cucina Rustica
"Great place for pizza. Probably the best in the area. "
Pink Pig
"Our favorite BBQ place and its close to the cabin!"
L & L Beanery
"Great place for coffee and breakfast. Love the atmosphere - its an old bank and has a vault ..."
Harvest On Main
"Great food in downtown Blue Ridge. I hair pricey, but a great place to enjoy a good meal."
Toccoa Riverside Restaurant
"Great food on the river. A must place to go to when you're visiting the area."
Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad
"A great adventure for the family. Scenic views along the river. They have special train runs..."
The Sweet Shoppe of Blue Ridge
"They won Cupcake Wars on Food Network! Great cupcakes! http://www.sweetshoppeblueridge.com/"
Fire Wire Zip Lines
"Kids enjoyed this quite a bit. "
Love Dogs & Cats Too
"We go in here and get stuff for our pups. The owner is always pleasant and there are a varie..."
Three Sisters Fudge
"Best fudge in Blue Ridge!"
Chocolate Express
"Can never leave Blue Ridge without a run to the Chocolate Express! Home made goodness."
Old Union Golf Course
"Great links style course at a great rate. Greens are fast, course layout is nice. "
Huck's General Store
"Another kid favorite!"
Christy Lee's Courtyard Grille
"A little pricey, but great food and live entertainment."
Trailer Drive-In
"Stopped here for a bit one afternoon after doing a little jet skiing on Lake Blue Ridge. The..."
The Blue Ridge Canopy Adventure
"My daughter had a birthday party weekend at the cabin and wanted to take her friends to hipl..."
Zaxby's
"We always stop at this place - the kids favorite for lunch. Decent salad too. They were rank..."
Victorian House Restaurant
"We enjoyed out meals, went there for lunch one afternoon. "
Nearest Airport
98 Miles
Atlanta Hartsfield Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Blue Ridge Brewery
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Whitepath Golf Course
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rte 515
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Pink Pig BBQ
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Morganton Point, Lake Blue Ridge
Car: necessary

Above the Clouds is a spectacular four bedroom, three and a half bath cabin with all the comforts of home .... plus more! Amenities include free high-speed wireless Internet, local phone service, HD cable TV service and seven flat screen TVs in the cabin. There is an outdoor hot tub, a stainless BBQ grill, a wrap-around deck, and a screened in rocker porch. You’ll love the gas log fireplace and outdoor fire pit (coming in Sept). It has a game room with a pool table and TV room in basement! For additional entertainment, there are board and card games, movies and books.

Comfortable mattresses, 400 thread-count sheets and bath essentials with hair dryers and thick towels adds to this little piece of heaven. The fully equipped kitchen includes a refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, coffee maker, dishes, glassware, utensils, cutlery, pots, and pans. The only items you'll need to bring will be food, beverages, and condiments.

Above the Clouds is less than less than ten minutes from downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia (home of the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, Antique Stores, unique shops and restaurants). The cabin is also less than 25 miles to nearby Ocoee River rafting, situated near 300 miles of hiking trails, as well as cycling and mountain bike trails. There is three 18-hole golf courses close by and skiing is only 2 1/2 hours away. All this and only 90 minutes from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.

Although relaxing and reading a good book or watching a great movie is the best thing to do at Above the Clouds, if your desire is for the more active things, here are some suggestions. There are a number of things to do in Blue Ridge. From antiquing to restaurants to riding the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. There are festivals, to 'Arts in the Park', to a community theater. There are orchards where you can pick your own apples. There is even 'The Swan', which is one of three drive-in movie theaters in the state. For the outdoor lovers, the Benton McKaye trail crosses over the cabins mountain. From hiking to fishing - you can rent a boat and fish on Lake Blue Ridge or fish form the shore to trout fishing in the trout capital of Georgia. You can hang at the beach and BBQ or just take in the breathtaking views form the cabin.

Without a doubt, the best website for the area is the Chamber of Commerce website, as it has calendars of things that are going on no matter what time of year you visit. http://www.blueridgemountains.com/

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Rates & Availability

From $185 Per night

Blue Ridge Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off Season 2015
Jan 11 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$165
$960
 
 
Memorial Day 2015
May 20 2015 - May 27 2015
4 night minimum stay
$225
$1,350
 
 
4th of July 2015
Jun 29 2015 - Jul 6 2015
4 night minimum stay
$225
$1,350
 
 
Labor Day 2015
Aug 31 2015 - Sep 7 2015
4 night minimum stay
$225
$1,350
 
 
Fall - In Season 2015
Oct 2 2015 - Nov 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
 
 
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 20 2015 - Nov 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$225
$1,350
 
 
Christmas or New Years 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
4 night minimum stay
$225
$1,350
 
 
Off Season
Jan 4 2016 - Mar 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$195
$1,150
 
 
Memorial Day 2016
May 23 2016 - May 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$265
$1,550
 
 
4th of July 2016
Jun 25 2016 - Jul 10 2016
4 night minimum stay
$265
$1,550
 
 
Labor Day 2016
Aug 26 2016 - Sep 11 2016
4 night minimum stay
$265
$1,550
 
 
Fall - In Season 2016
Sep 30 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$245
$1,350
 
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$265
$1,550
 
 
Christmas or New years 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
$265
$1,550
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$215
From
$185
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,200
$3,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $0
Tax Rate 12.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Blue Ridge Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - Upper - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - lower - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - Main - toilet
    Master Bath - Main - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , Master suite with its own private bath/shower
    Bedroom 2 - upstairs - 1 king , Private screened in, covered deck to enjoy the views
    Bedroom 3 - upstairs - 1 queen , Unique bed frame!
    Bedroom 4 - Lower level - 1 king , Full bath
  • Comfortable mattresses, 400 thread-count sheets and bath essentials with private label soap and shampoo, hair dryers and thick towels adds to this little piece of heaven.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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