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HEAVEN'S PEAK - Luxurious, mountain top retreat; 5 Star

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Beds: 1 King, 2 Queens, 1 Queen sleeper sofa. sleeps 8 max.

Heaven’s Peak is a spacious 3-story, Gold Star caliber mountain retreat designed for high class lounging and sophisticated entertaining with a 30 mile mountain range view. The ultimate in luxurious accommodations with a Grand King Master Suite taking up half of the lower level. Heavens Peak has all the luxurious touches that make it a Gold Level mountain cabin. The cabin itself is within the beautiful and massive Talking Rock Creek Resort where you can enjoy Resort amenities and natural mountain beauty, just 20 minutes from major towns and only 65 miles from downtown Atlanta, GA! Heavens Peak truly gives you a peek into Heaven!

Truly A Heavenly Experience

The main level at Heavens Peak is exquisitely furnished and decorated with an Outdoors-man Club motif. Typical comments for the initial entry- 'Wow', 'Ohhh Honey!', 'OMG!' The soft hide leather couches and swivel recliners are comfortable and elegant. The wall of glass frames the giant mountainous view and the rear deck contains 2 dining tables and a huge 6-burner, propane grill for the ultimate in mountain top outdoor dining and lounging. The fully equipped kitchen is stocked with high quality appliances and all the utensils you’ll need for a gourmet meal. Even gourmet spices and condiments are stocked for your use. Completely upgraded with granite counter tops and a bar opening into the dining nook. In the dining nook you’ll find comfortable seating for up to 6-8 with 3 bar stools and a front row view of the mountains.

The main level guest bedroom offers a queen size bed and a walk-in closet that houses embroidered bath robes and an abundance of closet space for your wardrobe. Convenient luggage racks are provided as well. The main level bathroom features a granite counter top vanity and a combination shower/tub with upgraded fixtures.

The upstairs Master bedroom has a Queen Size bed, wood blinds and an elegant rustic décor ensemble plus a view that is breathtaking. The upstairs bathroom boasts a Jacuzzi jet bathtub, glass-enclosed walk-in shower and a unique custom cherry vanity with granite counter top. Also upstairs is a unique loft peninsula that overlooks the great room and dining nook and has a magnificent view through the tower picture windows below. This loft has a suede and leather sofa that converts into a Queen Size bed.

The lower level entertainment Executive Club lounge features a 32" TV and mini bar refrigerator to keep your refreshments cool. Here you can relax and converse on the genuine leather hide sofa or walk out to the lower level patio deck and dip into the 7-seat, therapeutic hot tub overlooking the blue ridge mountain range. The thick Woven carpet adds to the elegance and coziness of this magnificent lounging space.

The Grand-King Master Suite contains a superbly elegant King Size Bed and full bathroom with granite double vanity, glass walk in shower for 'two' and 36” TV. The view from the Grand King Master Suite is extraordinary!

Built for Gracious Entertaining, Heaven’s Peak offers free extended satellite channel lineups that you can watch on any of the multiple big, flat screen TVs throughout the house. Free high speed wireless internet, an abundance of leisure reading material and several entertaining board games. This home has two outside entertainment areas. On the large upper rear deck you can seat 8 at the tables and grill your gourmet delights on the gas grill while gazing out at the incredible view of the mountains. This is where you dine in the Heavens! The lower patio is accessed through the downstairs entertainment lounge. This large patio features a 7-seat therapeutic hot tub and wrought iron table and chairs that sit in front of a wood burning outdoor fireplace. Add 4 gravity recliners...talk about a sweet nap !!!

The cabin is easy to get to via paved roads and a flat, double entry, circular drive with 4 extra parking spaces and there are great unpaved hiking roads behind cabin.

Property Highlights:

SIMPLE NIGHTLY RATE PRICE! ONE NIGHTLY RATE FOR GUESTS (up to cabin's maximum occupancy. See pricing notes for details.

-3 spacious private bedrooms with King Master Suite on Lower level, 2 private Queen bedrooms Queen sleeper in loft, sleeps 8 guests in comfort. All linens and bedding provided.3 full size luxurious bathrooms, including 2-person shower, jacuzzi jet bathtub.

-3, Large, flat screen TV's with Dish Network satellite TV, numerous channel Plus line-up, Free wifi high speed internet, DVD Player in Executive Club Lounge.

-30 mile long range mountain view, patio furnishings on two exterior decks

-7-seat therapeutic hot tub, large gas propane grill, 8 person glass patio furniture, several reclining patio sun chairs, outside wood burning stone firepit, beautiful landscaping and views.

-King Master Suite on lower level takes up half of level, with luxurious linens and bedding, 36 inch TV, closet, dressers, large master bathroom with '2-person' glass shower.

-Galley style kitchen with all appliances and fully stocked with cookware, spices, granite counter tops, pass through bar, deep double sinks, convenient access to living room, deck and dining area

-Outdoor Sportsman Club motif in living room with gas log fireplace, huge stone fireplace to ceiling, high ceilings, executive leather furnishings with leather recliners, 36 inch TV with numerous channel lineup

-Executive Club lounge in basement with 32 inch TV, DVD player and upgraded leather sofa and recliner, woven carpeting and access to heavy duty washer and dryer and small refrigerator!

-2 other private Queen bedrooms with walk-in closets, hardwood floors, plush upgraded mattresses, linens and bedding.

-Nestled within large gated mountain community with 2 pools, tennis, fishing pond, river access and extreme natural beauty. Adjacent to Carter's Lake. Not far from town but feels like middle of nature.

-Conveniently located 30 minutes from major towns of Jasper, Ellijay and Chatsworth, with easy access to 3 major roads, Hwy 411, Hwy 136 and Hwy 53. Close to Carters Lake and Fort Mountain Park attractions.

-Sorry, no pets

Amenities

Talking Rock Creek Resort

This home is located in Talking Rock Creek Resort, a premier mountain resort community in the north Georgia Mountains, one and a half hours from downtown Atlanta, GA and about 25 minutes southeast of Ellijay, GA. The resort community is a secure gated community nestled below Carters Lake and alongside Talking Rock Creek, a premier trout and fly-fishing stream. The resort encompasses over 5,000 acres of secluded mountain territory and is filled with creek front, forest and mountain view homes and sites. With a Rec Center, 2 pools, tennis and basketball courts a Trout Lodge with riverfront access and a large fishing pond, Talking Rock Creek has all the natural amenities within minutes of your property. Read more details about all the resort amenities here: Talking Rock Creek Resort info.

Driving distances from the cabin:

Community Fishing Pond: 2.5 miles

Apple Rd Gate Entrance (Hwy 411 access): 4 miles

Pool 2 and tennis courts 4 miles

Trout Lodge River access: 3.5 miles

Big Ridge Rd Entrance (Hwy 53 access): 3 miles

Rec Center Pool and Main entrance (Hwy 136 access): 6.3 miles

Nearest Convenience Store, Ralston's Corner (Hwy 411 and Hwy 136): 6 miles

Super Walmart in Ellijay = 20 miles (45 mins)

Kroger/Ingles in Jasper = 20 Miles (40 mins)

Ingles in Chatsworth = 22 miles (37 mins)

IGA - in Fairmount = 12 miles (on 411)

Carters Lake Marina, Rec Center, fishing, Pontoon boat rental: 11 miles

Fort Mountain State Park: 28 miles (45 mins)

Amicalola Falls State Park: 38 miles (1 hr, 15 mins)

Blue Ridge, GA: 43 miles (1 hour)

Dahlonega, GA: 56 miles (1.5 hrs)

Helen, GA: 83 miles (2 hrs, 15 mins)

Downtown Atlanta (State Capital Building) = 76 miles (1 hr, 40 mins)

Additional Notes

What is provided?

The cabin high quality, abundant standard kitchenware (pots and pans, dishware, cutlery, glassware, serving ware, utensils), bed and bath linens (sheets, pillows, bedding, blankets, bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths) to support the full occupancy

What should guests bring?

Guests should bring their preferred brands of consumables including:

Additional dishwashing tabs and kitchen trash bags

Additional toilet paper and paper towels

Personal deodorants, soaps and shampoos

Your clothing, food, beverages and condiments

Also consider bringing additional hair dryers (3 there), bug repellant, sun screen, flashlights and lighters (strikers) just in case

Pricing Notes:

***NIGHTLY RATE IS FOR SIX (6) can sleep EIGHT (8) GUESTS comfortably (up to cabin's maximum occupancy) and use of entire cabin, its contents and the property.***

One-time departure cleaning cost is required and is not included in nightly rate. Departure cleaning includes draining and sanitizing hot tub, removing garbage, laundering all the linens and bedding, restocking consumables, cleaning entire home inside and out and preparing for next group.

More Details

Owner
Larry Ward
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, Deep South 'Suthurn'
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

About Larry Ward

When my wife and I built this second home, we decided that we wanted a mountain top, long range, sunrise view. We wanted to see billions of stars at night, a crystal clear view of the moon, the rolling ridges of Fall's colors below, the explosive painting every morning as God can only paint His sunrises. We got it all, and more! Now, we share it all with you!

Larry Ward purchased this house in 2007

Why Larry Ward chose Ranger

Go back and read the last paragraph. But, if I were looking for a rental for myself, my family or my best friends, I would want a place that is impressive, exciting to walk into, totally equipped for a high-end retreat; one with great beds, big, fluffy towels, a kitchen with upgraded appliances, utensils, abundant dinnerware and set up for fun, relaxation and romance.... So what is your question?

What makes this house unique

Heaven's Peak was our way of aquiring our little piece of Heaven on earth when we wanted to retreat from it all, totally relax, hear the wind and birds. We wanted to have a luxurious, rustic mountain top home to share with our families, great friends, new ones, clients and sometimes just oursleves! It was built and furnished with all the love and attention to detail we could muster. One year later my love, my soul mate, my all, was taken from all of us in an auto accident. Now, when you mill around Heaven's Peak, you will feel the love and warmth she planted in our 'peak' into Heaven! Trust me!! You will LOVE Heaven’s Peak !!!! Read ANY review, some might touch your heart.

Amenities

Ranger House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • 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
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , GrandMaster/double vanity/double shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master upstairs, jacuzzi tub, glassed in shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , main level, single vanity, tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Main Level
    Loft Sleeper - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofa/sleeper
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs Master Suite
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Grand Master Suite/lower level
  • SLEEPS 8 MAX. NO EXTRA CHARGES FOR EXTRA GUESTS.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
What is provided? The cabin contains all standard kitchenware (pots and pans, dishware, cutlery, glassware, serving ware, utensils), bed and bath linens (sheets, pillows, bedding, blankets, bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths) to support the full occupancy. What should guests bring? Guests should bring their preferred brands of consumables including: Additional dishwashing tabs and kitchen trash bags Additional toilet paper and paper towels Personal deodorants, soaps and shampoos Your clothing, food, beverages and condiments Also consider bringing additional hair dryers, bug repellant, sun screen, flashlights and lighters (strikers) just in case. Firewood if you love an outside firepit. There is a lot of firewood (limbs) found around the area, but bringing split wood is my suggestion. We can arrange for split wood delivered.

Reviews

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HEAVEN'S PEAK - Luxurious, mountain top retreat; 5 Star
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
5

Heaven's Peak was just that....HEAVEN!!

  • 5 of 5

Our first born had just got married and we needed a quiet, relaxing place to go and just recoup. We wanted a Blue Ridge experience without having to drive all the way to Blue Ridge from Atlanta and we especially wanted to sit in a Jacuzzi hot tube while watching the cool rain fall over the mountains.   We got that and much more at Heaven's Peak.   The view was simply breathtaking! It was so peaceful and rejuvenating. It is just what we needed!! An unexpected treat was communicating with Larry the owner.  He was very accommodating and made us feel like family. We will definitely plan another visit in the future and we hope to stay in contact with Larry. We have made a lifelong friend. Thank you so much!!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

WOW! The view, the cabin, the location, everything about this place is truly first class.

  • 5 of 5

I'll start with the location - just far enough out of the way to give you the feeling of privacy yet close enough to the conveniences we wanted. At Larry's suggestion we stopped in Dalton for groceries and then made our way up to the cabin. There are a couple of other cabins in the area but they are far enough away that we didn't even hardly know they were there. Once at the cabin we went right out to the deck, the view is just like the pictures depict, absolutely amazing! One day we rode into Ellijay for lunch and some shopping, another day we rode to Blue Ridge for the same. It's a nice drive to both, not very far and beautiful scenery along the way. The temp never got above freezing our entire stay so we didn't get out and explore the lodge and trout stream, but will on our next visit! The comfort and view from inside the cabin

was superb, the gas fireplace was a favorite during the stay. We did make it to the hot tub one morning and watched an amazing sunrise while drinking a cup of coffee, it don't take long to get back into the cabin when it's 18 degrees outside! There are some space heaters for a little extra heat if needed, a very nice touch.

The cabin is really beautiful, it is well furnished with quality furniture and fixtures. The Christmas decorations were still up and it was a nice way to finish off our Christmas holidays. Really liked the taxidermy and hunting lodge feel to it, very appropriate for the location and owner. The kitchen was lacking nothing, we had everything we needed to cook, it was great coming back from shopping/sightseeing to the smell of venison chili in the crock pot! With each level of the cabin having a bedroom and bathroom it provides plenty of privacy for all the quests. The beds were very comfortable and the down comforters so warm. I did build a small fire one evening but it was just too cold to really enjoy it, we were jokingly saying the fire froze before we could roast marshmallows.

We have rented vacation places through VRBO for many years and have dealt with all kinds of owners and without a doubt Larry is by far the most accommodating and personable one ever. Our trip to Heaven's Peak was a last minute decision and Larry didn't have time to get his cleaning crew there so he personally cleaned and got it ready for us. Over the course of our stay he stayed in contact by text and made sure we were enjoying ourselves. We were honored to be spending time at a special place with special friends!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, Heaven’s Peak is a Classy Mountain Home but that “Class” was matched by these two delightful couples. They are VERY DEAR friends and wanted that special venue to relax and enjoy each other. I enjoyed ALL FOUR of them emendely. Please come back!!! (And I thought I was a good cleaner; they left HP spotless!!!). They are from Alabama and were gracious WINNERS over My Dawgs.
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5

Fabulous Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Lovely weekend with family friends. Larry (the owner) communicated with us from the very beginning of what to expect, instructions upon arrival, directions, etc. The perfect host. In addition, the house was exceptionally furnished!

Our morning coffee, watching the sun rise across the mountains, was amazing! After an day of SEC football, the hot tub was the ticket!

Thank you Larry for making our weekend extra special. We plan to make this trip again!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These were the “Perfect Guests” that make it a pleasure to have them in your home!! It was fun to communicate with and in the process we discovered we had mutual friends. They earned a 5 Star review from me as well. They are always welcomed back!
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5

Relaxing Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Larry was the perfect host! Loved the way that everything was exactly as he described and the cabin was beyond welcoming! Everything is provided at this cabin even a beautiful love story that speaks to you as you walk around this space. Larry has a love of hunting and fishing and the decor reflects that. He even decorated for Christmas so that we would have a merry atmosphere. The view from the fire pit is amazing and early morning sunrises will take your breath away. This cabin is a definite people pleaser! I can't wait to go back. Thanks, Larry!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love to hear such happy guests describe Heaven’s Peak as such a pleasure to enjoy! I look forward to having them back because THEY were The Perfect Guests!!
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5

Wonderful Time! Wonderful Cabin! We didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time here together with our family. The owner was exceptionally helpful and kind, and the cabin was extremely well stocked making it homey AND the added luxuries pushed it over the top!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests are the ones we owners love to see come back and send their valued friends!! They were delightful to communicate with and left my home in perfect condition!! I do hope they return.
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5

Simply HEAVEN !

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for the most enjoyable,relaxing vacation we have ever had. I wanted to take my elderly Mother, Father In Law, and brothers to the perfect mountain cabin get away, I am so glad I chose Heavens Peak. My Mother is a Country Girl but having to move from WV to Ohio she has missed the feel of home for many years, the look on her face of being in HEAVEN was a dream come true for me. Larry, you are the most thoughtful caring person I have ever had the pleasure to rent from. Your cabin is by far the nicest I have ever stayed in, everything you could ever need or want, you provided. The view from the deck is magnificent! Peace, solitude, and harmony....It is truly Heaven on Earth. We will be back again and again, if you will have us. :) I cant forget to mention, the Master Suite was amazing, its the only bed away from home I have ever slept in that I didn't miss mine. Thank you again and again ! You and your home are HEAVEN SENT !!!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What "GREAT GUESTS" this family was!!! Absolutely The Best!! Fun to text with and then they sent the most heart-warming pictures of the 'elder' couple showing everyone how True Soul Mates express their love for each other and Heaven's Peak could not have been a more perfect setting!! Thank Y'all for choosing HP!!! Hurry Back !!!
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
ATL
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Jasper
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Barnsley Gardens, Big Canoe, Whitepath, Arrowhead
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Jasper, Ellijay
Car: necessary

This home is located in Talking Rock Creek Resort, a premier mountain resort community in the north Georgia Mountains, one and a half hours from downtown Atlanta, GA and about 25 minutes southeast of Ellijay, GA. The resort community is a secure gated community nestled below Carters Lake and alongside Talking Rock Creek, a premier trout and fly-fishing stream. The resort encompasses over 5,000 acres of secluded mountain territory and is filled with creek front, forest and mountain view homes and sites. With a Rec Center, 2 pools, tennis and basketball courts a Trout Lodge with riverfront access and a large fishing pond, Talking Rock Creek has all the natural amenities within minutes of your property.

Other Activities: Pontoon Boat Rentals at Carters Lake

Golf: White Path Golf Course

and Barnsley Gardens

Ski: Boat rentals at Carters Lake

Photos

Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120
Refundable damage deposit $500

RATES DO NOT INCLUDE CLEANING FEES
Home sleeps 8 guests. Rates are for guests up to maximum occupancy.

NIGHTLY RENTAL RATES: (USD)
Vacation Rental Standard Pricing------Night---------Min-Nights
Standard Rates-----------------------$170.00------------2
Peak and Holiday Season Rates-------$195.00----------2 to 5 (See Peak and Holiday Rate Periods that apply below)
ONE-TIME FEES AND TAX

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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