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

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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. 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, wireless internet, fax, satellite TV, Blu-ray DVD players and a Pandora-playing 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 Tail cabin rentals; Smoky Mountains vacation rental cabin; 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

Owner
Carol Lewis
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

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 North Georgia Mountains

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 is still 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 day...how 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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Map

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

Amenities

Clayton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Full Refund within 90 days
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 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
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft Bedroom - 1 king , 3 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • 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 ...
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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

Reviews

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Mountain Creek Lodge -25 Acres, PET FRIENDLY, Amazing Mountain Views
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 128 reviews
Atlanta, Ga.
5

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: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mountain Creek Lodge

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful four nights !!!! Everything was just as nice as our last stay five years ago !!! My daughters met us from NC and Florida. We had a very relaxing weekend. We found several neat pottery places, a mill for cornmeal and grits, wonderful gift shops , Taccoa Falls and Minihaha Falls where my grandson spent about 2 1/2 hours playing in ankle deep water even though his teeth were chattering. Can't wait to get back!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful home with lovely mountain views.

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house. It was well equiped and clean. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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5

Beautiful home with an relaxing, stunning view.

  • 5 of 5

This is the second Labor Day "long" weekend we have spent at this home. The house is just beautiful and the furnishings are so comfortable and charming. Most of our time is spent on the porch looking at the amazing views. Our two elderly Golden Retrievers loved laying on the deck and watching the cows, and we're so happy we could bring them with us! I love to cook and found everything I needed for some great meals enjoyed on the deck. The sun rises are breathtaking and there is nothing more relaxing than a cup of coffee while watching the sun come up and listening to the cows (I love the cows).The property is close to two lakes; we spent the day on Lake Chatuge this year, a beautiful lake. We also discovered an awesome restaurant in charming downtown Clayton called Fortify Kitchen and Bar. I'm booking next year's trip (maybe later in the Fall) very soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic property!!! Amazing views!!!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely fantastic stay. Would be back in a heartbeat. Carol was great to work with and easy communication! Have already recommended to friends interested in a visit!!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Could not have asked for better. Superb property and lovely owner.

  • 5 of 5

House deserves a 10 star rating.

Had some last minute changes prior to arriving , owner was very accommodating . Very easy and efficient to contact owner with speedy response . This property is amazing, and the owner takes great pride in her rental home.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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