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Jerry or Charlotte Taylor, owners

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

With 320 Feet on Toccoa River 4 Miles Below Lake Blue Ridge for Best Fishing

76 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


North Georgia Mountains Cabin Rental Photos and Description

3 BR + Loft, 2 Inside and one Outside Bath

If you like trout fishing and family fun this is the place. A romantic escape, a wonderful fishing experience or just plain fun and relaxation. Fishermans Retreat, a beautiful, large 1700 square foot log cabin, offers outstanding trout fly fishing in your private, back yard with 320 feet of open easy access to the rocky, Toccoa River. This cabin is located waterfront on the lower Toccoa River where the trout fishing is the best you will find.

The large flat lawn is like a park area and allows children the freedom to romp, play on the tire swing or have a family softball, baseball, or football game. Relax on the river deck at Fishermans Retreat and roast marshmallows on the outdoor fireplace while you listen to the rippling waters of the Toccoa River

The 2 acre estate of Fishermans retreat is really a mini-farm with blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, muscadines, and garden vegetables to be picked when in season. Or you can relax in the riverside arbor swing and watch the fishermen haul them in.

Plenty of parking is provided in the flat, circular drive around the flower garden. The gated entry at the end of the private road provides security but not seclusion and is only 15 minutes from downtown Blue Ridge. Past renters (with our former rental agent) all say that this is the best place they have ever stayed and it far exceeded their expectations. Book for a week; you will find that two or three days is not long enough!

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jerry or Charlotte Taylor, owners (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

About Jerry or Charlotte Taylor, owners

We are a retired couple and manage the rentals ourselves. You can be assured of a very clean and well appointed cabin. I was an aerospace engineer (Ga Tech grad) last working at Gulfstream Aerospace in Savannah, GA. This is my retirement job and I spend about 20 hours per week managing the rental program.

Jerry or Charlotte Taylor, owners purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Jerry or Charlotte Taylor, owners chose North Georgia Mountains

This location on the Toccoa river about 4 miles below Lake Blue Ridge is suggested by local fishing guides as the best place for trout fishing.

What makes this cabin unique

Probably the most convenient location that you will find for a cabin providing easy access and many amenities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A "high five" to the Taylor's "Fisherman's Retreat". We had a great time relaxing and enjoying the quiet, No planes, sirens or traffic. Your cabin is a wonderful place to kick back and realize what life is all about. Pepper (the cat) kept us company and kept his claws to himself. Thank you for sharing your lovely cabin.
Nov 2005
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With 320 Feet on Toccoa River 4 Miles Below Lake Blue Ridge for Best Fishing
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 85 reviews
Sandy Springs, Georgia

Wonderful Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a wonderful weekend getaway. Fisherman's Retreat offers a perfect romantic getaway or in our case a family outing. Our 7 year old caught a 2 lb trout right off the bank! In addition to fishing we enjoyed canoeing, riding bikes and playing baseball and we didn't even have to leave the house to do these things!!!!

I would recommend Fisherman's Retreat to anyone. Thank you again for a wonderful weekend. We are already planning our next trip.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2009
  • Stayed: Feb 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comment. We look forward to your return visit. Jerry
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Lake Park, FL

Another Fabulous Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay, and as the saying goes, third is a charm -- we caught our best trout -- 2 five pounders and a few smaller -- ate like kings! We love Fisherman's and are truly sad that it is coming out of the rental program -- where will we find a new place comparable with the location, amenities, TERRIFIC OWNERS, ... it'll be a tall order. We are so grateful we were able to stay at Fisherman's and make cherished memories that will be with us forever. Thank you Charlotte and Jerry -- we are so honored to have crossed paths with you.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind remarks. We certainly enjoyed have you as our guests and are sorry that we feel we must end our rental program on August 21. Our age has crept on on us and we feel like we need more freedom in our remaining years. We will definitely miss our many treasured guests and invite them to visit us at Fisherman's Retreat when they are in the area again. Also, good luck on finding another place to rent. Our best to you, Jerry and Charlotte
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Peachtree city, ga


  • 5 of 5

Another great stay at "Fishermans Retreat!" We arrived on October 25, 2015 and departed on November 01, 2015. Possibly our fourteenth visit to "Heaven on the Tocooa river." We still find everything as beautiful as our very first stay! The colors were breath taking! The weather was non typical for the last month of October and we endured almost a week of rain. Were we disappointed? NEVER! Did we catch fish? ALWAYS! Six beautiful trout with the largest rainbow weighing in at close to four pounds! And where is that fish today? In Jerrys and Charlottes freezer! Our way of saying thanks. The other five trout caught by by my wife Wendy which she seems to constantly remind me of that fact. What can I say....I taught her everything she some. So, in closing we'd like to say thanks again to our wonderful hosts. Their cabin and its location equates to this. Fish...fried apple! Our final hope? They will adopt us!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Don and Wendy. It is always a pleasure to have you as our guests. We are looking forward to eating that fine trout that you (or Wendy) caught for us. As usual, your comments are greatly appreciated. I expect that many of our future guests will try to follow the fishing instructions you wrote in our guest book. Our housekeepers read your input and want to come fishing during some of our vacant time. Also, they have suggested that we consider adopting them! We look forward to your return on your 15th visit.
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What a wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with us for the weekend. My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer. What a lovely, relaxing place you have. Everything was clean and well kept, very well equipped, we didn't need for anything. You made us feel right at home. Such a peaceful tranquil place. And a special thanks for those delicious homemade blueberry muffins. What a treat. I look forward to visiting with you again. Karen Cook

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your prompt review entry. Usually, I must remind folks that we would like their review. But, you saved me from that problem. We enjoyed having you and certainly look forward to your return, and we will try to again provide a treat for you. Also, we give special guests (who qualify like you) a 10% discount off our regular rates when they return. We will endeavor to make your next visit as nice as your first. Thanks much, Jerry and Charlotte.
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Great Vacation !!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is perfect in every way. The location is not to far from restaurants and shopping but is also in a very quit and private location. The fishing was great, I even caught an 8lb rainbow that will go on my wall. All in all my family had a wonderful time, the kids are already asking to go back. The owners are very helpful and great people.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mike for your review. You are now the record holder for the largest trout caught at Fisherman's Retreat. We are pleased that your stay was very successful in every way. Thank you for coming, and we look forward to the return of you and your family.
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Sarasota, FL

Fantastic! Class A customer service!!!

  • 5 of 5

The eight days that we stayed in this cabin was perfect from day one to the day we sadly left. It was much more than we saw in the pictures on line. There's a whole list of superlatives I could use to describe this property. Very private, although it has easy auto access to local stores and restaurants. Our time spent here was relaxing and stress free. Everything was very clean and in good order when we arrived. We enjoyed cooking in for most meals and found the kitchen well equipped to do so. The owner of this property – Mr. Taylor, is very easy to do business with and takes great care and pride in maintaining his cabin. Thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely cabin. I hope to be back really felt like home!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your wonderful comments. We do work hard to provide the very best accommodations for your vacation. And, we are very pleased to receive your favorable remarks. Managing our rental cabin is a retirement job for us, but we plan to keep doing it as long as we are physically able. Such great reviews from almost all of our satisfied guests encourages us to continue making Fisherman's Retreat available for our many repeat guests. We trust that we will see you again next year, but don't wait too late to reserve because we continue to increase our bookings each year. And, we expect more booking with the new Harrah's Casino Resort opening in October 2015 just 24 miles away in Murphy, NC.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Chattanooga, TN
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 515
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Tin Loong
Car: necessary

6 miles north of Blue Ridge, Georgia, 45 min from Chattanooga, TN

Other Activities: Shopping, boating, Wildlife Viewing, horseshoes


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaaning $90 + Tax
Pet Fee $30
Tax Rate 12.0%

All rates shown are for two guest occupancy
Occupancy more than two guests $15 per added guest per night
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Pet fee is $15 per night per pet
Call for possible last minute discount (less than 48 hours before check-in). Returning guests receive a 10% discount.

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North Georgia Mountains Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - shower , outdoor shower , Outside shower and shedroom toilet is closed during winter
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Sun Room - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Separate Entry
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Trundle Bed Unit with 2nd pull-out single
    Living Room Sofa - Two sofas for use as single beds
  • Sleeping accommodations in the cabin consist of a king bed in the upstairs master, trundle bed unit in the adjacent loft, a single bed in the adjacent sun room, a queen bed downstairs, a queen sleep sofa and two comfy sofas in the living room. An additional attached bedroom has two single beds and separate A/C unit. This attached bedroom has a separate outside entry from the covered porch. The total sleeping accommodations with two persons per large bed will be 10.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • rafting
  • water tubing
Nearby are the Blue Ridge Scenic railroad, the highly rated Serendipity spa, the live Blue Ridge Theater, white water rafting on the Toccoa/Ocoee River, and slightly further away family fun at Hiawassee, Georgia

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