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Mountain Creek Lodge -25 Acres, PET FRIENDLY, Amazing Mountain Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 13 in beds

This luxury log cabin is part of a 25-acre farm nestled on a private mountainside in the Smoky Mountains of North Georgia, in Rabun County. You will be minutes from Lake Burton, Lake Rabun and Lake Seed and only 1 mile to Kingwood Golf Course. You will be only 6 miles from world-class white water rafting & kayaking on the Chatooga River and you will be surrounded by thousands of acres of US Forest Service land. You will find Appalachian crafts & art 3 miles away in downtown Clayton. Enjoy the view of North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee & the Great Smoky Mountains or the wide creek and covered bridges in the valley below. Explore the 3 barns and horse trails and enjoy total privacy upon entering the property via 3 electronic gates. The cabin has 2 downstairs bedrooms, a large loft bedroom that sleeps 9, 3 full bathrooms, one with a jetted tub, central air and heat, new kitchen & appliances, fireplace & rock wall, 2 sets of washer/dryers, fast wireless internet, fax, satellite TV, Blu-ray DVD players, an Amazon Echo and wireless stereo radio.

You will have no trouble with access as the wide, paved roads go all the way to the front door.

2 Hammocks swing from porch beams overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains.

Drive-In Movie Theater nearby.

Your pet is welcome and we do not charge extra for your furry family member.

Mountain Creek Lodge; Mountain vacation rental; Mountain cabin rental; North Georgia mountains cabin rental; Appalachian Trail cabin rentals; Smoky Mountains vacation rental; Rabun County, GA vacation rental; luxury log cabin; white water rafting; kayaking, horseback riding, golfing, golf courses, drive-in movie theater in nearby Tiger, GA; near North Carolina & South Carolina borders; 40 minute drive to Clemson University; 14 miles from Highlands, North Carolina; an alternative to Blue Ridge Mountain Cabin Rentals, Tennessee vacation rentals.

WEDDINGS and similar events involving non-residential guests are not allowed.

More Details

Carol Lewis
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Carol Lewis

My husband and I have owned a landscape company in Palm Beach County, Florida for 36 years.

Carol Lewis purchased this house in 2005

Why Carol Lewis chose Clayton

We developed the nearby Mountain Creek Estates subdivision and saved a wonderful 10-acre lot for ourselves. It borders a rushing creek and has fabulous views. All thoughts of building on our lot went out the window when we discovered this property which was being sold by Coca Cola heiress Frances Woodruff - known locally as 'Mrs. Tut.' As a part-time realtor, I see a lot of properties, but the views from the porch of this cabin and the tranquility of the farm cannot be beat!

What makes this house unique

This property high up on Tut's Mountain was formerly the petting zoo of Coca Cola heiress Frances Woodruff. Remnants of the bear den, eagles' lair and other artifacts still can be seen. Neighbors graze their horses and cows in our pastures. The nearby Town of Clayton has the feel of stepping into a Norman Rockwell painting of a quieter, gentler time when people had time to chat & share recipes in shops. There still is a soda fountain in the drugstore, a drive-in movie theater and a general store where you can buy everything from a house dress to hunting supplies.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Carol,

This is our review. We tried to put it in the web site, but it asked us to sign in, but for some reason we were not able to. Please will you put this in for us.

Thanks Richard and Jean

If you like the idea of a beautiful mountain retreat with access to fabulous, challenging and fun facilities....a place with spectacular mountain views....a gorgeous sun rise....a secluded farm....inquisitive cows and friendly horses....a large and beautiful interior of natural pine and stone...spotlessly clean....fireflies in the dark from the veranda....and humming birds in the day....then this is the place for you! We were a party of three families and nine in total....six adults and three children....all traveling from SE Florida. We wanted a place in the mountains, with things to do, but we have done this before and stayed in cabins. But this was so different. It felt like we were privileged staying in such a grand place in such a terrific location....just have a look at the photos as they don't exaggerate! We used the lodge as a base having spent two nights previously at Stone Mountain. We walked to the top of Tut's mountain (at the back of the lodge) on one morning and headed for Tallulah Gorge the following spectacular and challenging with six hundred and twenty steps down and six hundred and twenty steps back !!! We zip-lined and floated down the river, toured the local town and villages and museums showing local history and crafts. The three young lads had a great time with the farm animals and the mountain climbing, and activities, all of which got them away from video games and showed them that life has other things to offer! We had a great time...very active and full of fun, and the evening drinks were well deserved. This is a lodge and location we would recommend to anyone wanting a quality vacation. And we challenge anyone to complete the 3D jigsaw of London, which we just managed in time, and left for other guests to enjoy!! A wonderful vacation!!
Jul 2013
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Clayton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Full Refund within 90 days per Rental Agreement. Note website says 60 day refund but this is incorrect. See Rental Agreement for details.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Printer
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Adjoins bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Adjoins bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Adjoins Loft bedroom
  • Jetted tub in master bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft Bedroom - 1 king , 3 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 child bed , 1 baby crib , Collapsible crib & child bed stored in closet
  • Master bedroom has deep, jetted tub, private bathroom, crib & toddler bed stored in closet and child-sized futon. Bedroom 2 has private, full bathroom. All beds have luxury linens, tempurpedic mattress toppers & plenty of extra blankets. Bedroom 3 is a large 2nd floor loft that sleeps 9 and has its own full bathroom.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 7 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
low-allergen pillow protectors and mattress pads, comfy beds with tempurpedic mattress toppers. 3 Barns, 7-11 cows, 25 acres. 2 Hammocks on porch. Mountain getaway cabin rental; single family house, north georgia mountains cabin rental; Appalachian cabin rentals; Smoky Mountains cabin rental; Rabun County, GA rental; luxury log cabin; white water rafting; drive-in movie theater in nearby Tiger, GA; near North Carolina & South Carolina borders; 40 minute drive to Clemson University; 14 miles from Highlands, North Carolina; an alternative to Blue Ridge Cabin Rentals, Tennessee rentals. 5-star budget rental private secure


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Mountain Creek Lodge -25 Acres, PET FRIENDLY, Amazing Mountain Views
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 140 reviews
Atlanta, Ga.

Such an amazing weekend!!

  • 5 of 5

Mountain Creek Lodge was gorgeous!! It was so nice going to a rental cabin and getting just what you asked for. We were staying up there for a friend's wedding at Chota Falls. In all honesty, we wished we didn't have the wedding because we wanted to hang around the cabin the entire time. It had all the amenities you could possible need, I mean it even had bodywash. We didn't have to use the AC b/c the night air was cool and crisp. We just left our windows open. The view was unbelievable, mountains everywhere. There were 3 couples, all the ladies were in the wedding party and all of our husbands got to hang out at the cabin Saturday and watch football, grill burgers, and just relax. We had the best time and I would go back in a heartbeat. There was so much privacy--thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2007
  • Stayed: August 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Staying at Mountain Creek Lodge was one of the best experiences we've had as a family in a long time. The House is beautiful and in an amazing location with wonderful views and plenty to do nearby. The city of Clayton is only a few miles away where any and all needs are met as far as restaurants, grocery stores, etc. We will highly recommend this home for a Smoky Mountain getaway.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Less than expected

  • 2 of 5

I flew in from CA for a quick getaway with some college friends, two of whom drove up from Orlando. Having spent hours searching for a great place, this one seemed optimal. The house was mostly satisfactory, with the exception of a fairly large population of stink bugs and lady bugs. They emerged at night and would most swarm around chandeliers and lamps, frequently landing on our person, plates, and cups, or on our cards as we played games. Lady bugs would have been tolerable, but the stink bugs were a bit annoying, as we spent quite a bit of time getting rid of them or avoiding them. I was a bit embarrassed, having been the person to find and book the property, so I emailed Carol the first night. She apologized saying bugs do swarm at certain times of the year and that we "lucked out." I then asked if she would consider a discount and she ignored that communique completely. I followed up again a few days later, detailed the experience, again requesting a discount, and was essentially met with accusations that I was lying. Having had only positive experiences renting VRBO properties to date, I was a bit shocked by her dismissive and accountability-avoidant approach, to the point that I do feel compelled to warn future guests, not so much about a possible infestation, but of an owner who may not prioritize ensuring her guests feel like they get what they pay for. Generally speaking, I tend to operate on the assumption that properties I rent will be mostly bug free, a few stragglers here and there wouldn't bother me. In addition to apologizing, any hotel or other property owner would have offered an alternative room or a discount when faced with a similar complaint, at least in my experience. But Carol believes either that I am making up this story entirely or that stink bugs landing on dinner plates is just a routine part of cabin life. The later may be true, but for $700 for two nights, after tacking on the various fees, it simply wasn't what I was expecting, nor was a complete failure to offer recompense.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry you did not enjoy your rental experience. As you know, my property is a 25-acre farm surrounded by forests. Mother nature cannot be controlled under these circumstances and it is not a good idea to leave the sliding glass doors open at night when all the lights are on. Just as I cannot eradicate all mosquitoes on my South Florida property, I cannot eradicate all of nature's critters from my Georgia property. The guests immediately before and after your 2-day stay did not have the same bug problem and the cleaning lady says she only found 3 dead ladybugs and 2 dead stinkbugs in the 3,000 sq. ft. house when you departed. I was guessing that swarming may be occurring OUTSIDE, but the evidence does not support this conclusion. I hope your experience of the local area was a good one and that you found the cabin to be clean and otherwise comfortable.
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Great cabin in the mountains of North Georgia!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was clean and organized. Felt like home!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We LOVED it!

  • 5 of 5

The property was gorgeous, exactly like pictured. Our kids had a great time hiking the property and surrounding areas. The cabin is perfectly located away from everything but only a 10 minute drive to get into town. We will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tallahassee, Florida

So Nice, We Visited Twice

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay so much the first time (a few years ago) that we visited again. My teens requested this cabin specifically. The cabin is roomy and inviting with spectacular mountain views and a relaxing wrap-around porch. We enjoyed the feeling of being on a farm with the cows in the field (and horses during the first trip). The cabin has a spacious kitchen, an open living area with views outside and a huge fireplace. The house is well appointed and the owner was very easy to work with. The house felt very safe and within driving distance of various points of interest. I hope that we can visit again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Black Rock Mountain State Park
Oinkers BBQ
The Wicked Pig
Main Street Gallery
Fortify Kitchen and Bar
Tiger Drive In Theatre
Rumor Hazit
Southeastern Expeditions, Inc.
Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center
Tiger Mountain Vineyards
Zeppelin's Pasta House -- CLOSED
Universal Joint
Grapes & Beans Cafe
Lake Burton Cafe
Lake Burton Fish Hatchery
La Pachanga Mexican Restaurant
Clayton Cafe
The Rusty Bike Cafe
Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Atlanta Hartsfield
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 441
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Fortify Kitchen and Bar
Car: necessary

Pet friendly, Lakes, Mountains, Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking, Beautiful Fall Foliage, Antiquing, Flea Markets, Tallulah Falls & Gorge, Foxfire Museum, Appalachian Trail, Horseback Riding, Golf Courses, Hunting, Fishing, Snow Skiing, Waterskiing, Black Rock Mountain State Park, Moccasin Creek State Park, Lake Burton, Lake Rabun, 'The Factory' (56,000 sq. ft. of games, arcades, laser tag, go carts, bowling, mini-golf, etc.), rural & private, but only 3 miles from town, dining, shopping.

Other Activities: Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking, Wineries, Appalachian Art & Crafts, Antiques

Golf: Kingwood Golf Resort - 1.5 miles away

Ski: Sky Valley, GA - about 12 miles away


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $160 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are for 1-6 guests. Additional guests $15/night. To get an accurate rate quote from "Book It Now," please enter the number of guests.
$300 refundable security deposit.
Taxes: 12%
WEDDINGS and similar events involving non-residential guests are not allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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