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

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

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 Lake Lanier

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.


Dawsonville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

'Stargazer Lodge' Amazing Mountain Home Above it All - Views for Miles
average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My family and my BFFL(sister)and family stayed here for the first time 12/28-1/2/2017. We loved the location and the house. It is nestled up in the mountains with excellent views. The house is decorated beautifully and so comfortable. There is an xbox 1, Wii and tons of movies! The kitchen had everything from a kitchen aid mixer to a food processor. We had a blast playing pinball nightly. Big Canoe has so many amenities. We want to come during the summer to go on the lake and the water slide made for tubes. Right outside the second entrance to Big Canoe is an amazing restaurant, Home that the owner of the house recommended. We highly recommend!

I could go on about our stay and the accommodations as it was fabulous but I will end on one last note, the owner, Mark, is very responsive and very accommodating.

The only recommendation we have is to have the basement completely finished with carpet etc. as it has a foosball table, ping pong and pool table and is mapped out to have another bedroom and bathroom. It was perfect for playing pool and pingpong for sure but would be beyond awesome for a teen/kid hangout if finished. We HIGHLY recommend this house for the ultimate mountain vacation

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home with unbelievable mountain views! We enjoyed spending a great fall weekend in Big Canoe. The home is well equipped and very comfortable. Thanks Mark for sharing your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Retreat - like vacationing in heaven!!

  • 5 of 5

We pick a location every year for our girls vacation and this year decided we would try out a stay in the mountains. We came across "Stargazer Lodge" and knew this is where we had to stay. To say that this home DID NOT DISAPPOINT is an understatement. It was absolutely beautiful and impeccable as the description offers. The amenities were such that we never wanted to leave! We played pinball, pool, foosball, etc., we stay on the back deck for hours talking, we sat around the large windows in the living room during the evenings talking and laughing, we made delicious meals and on and on and on. The home is clean, well maintained and offers nicer amenities than I have at my disposal at home!

Mark, the owner, was very kind and offered his services prior to our arrival. I would highly recommend this property to anyone needing time away from the hustle and bustle of today's world!! Big Canoe, where it is located, is like no other location. We went hiking, swimming, kayaking, etc. right there as the area offers everything you need without having to leave the entrance!

I could go on and on but to conclude this was well worth it in every way and I am positive we will be back!

Lori Kiel

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

This spot was great! Secluded...quiet...and easy to get to. My wife & I went there to celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary. Mark (the owner) was really easy to work with and made sure we had everything we needed before our stay. The place has all the amenities you need. They even had spices and seasoning in the kitchen that could be used. I would definitely recommend this spot to anyone who wants to get away and just relax. We will definitely be back if Mark will have us!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This home is beautiful and spacious. Downstairs is a living room with a view of the mountains. Upstairs is a TV room with sectional sofa. The master bedroom and bath is on the main floor and two bedrooms upstairs have their own 1/2 baths and share a shower. The basement ping pong table, pool table, and foosball were enjoyed by all along with the outdoor hot tub. The owner was very responsive to emails before we got there. We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful house with a wonderful atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

Our party had a fantastic experience at the Stargazer Lodge! The facilities are very nice and the view is beautiful. The house is perfect to lounge around in but the location still provides plenty of activities to do for people who are looking to be active. We loved using hte game tables in the basement and cooking out on the deck. Overall a great experience, no complaints!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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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

Dawsonville House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Feb 7 2017 - May 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
May 6 2017 - Jan 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Property Damage Protection $59

Holidays have a 4 day minimum reservation, and are charged at High Season Rates. Please ask about our 3 day midweek special for $749.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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