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Larry Ward

Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english, 'Suthurn'

HEAVEN'S PEAK - Luxurious, mountain top retreat

24 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Ranger House Rental Photos and Description

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 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): 2.6 miles

Pool 2 and tennis courts 4 miles

Trout Lodge River access: 4.5 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)

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 Eight (8) GUESTS (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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Larry Ward (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english, 'Suthurn'

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 Georgia

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!

Reviews

5
based on 24 traveler reviews

HEAVEN'S PEAK - Luxurious, mountain top retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
5

Absolutely gorgeous property, lovely renter, felt like home the second we walked in!

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I took a trip up to Heaven's Peak for a little romantic birthday get away. I have to say, it's the best decision we could have made. The house feels like home the second you walk through the door, and nothing can beat that view! Larry is endlessly helpful and accommodating, he even sent us an article he found to help us in viewing the meteor shower one night! Sadly we could only stay for a few days but we're definitely going to take a trip back up as soon as we can!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A fabulous find

  • 5 of 5

What a gorgeous place to stay the photos don't do it justice. The view is spectacular, the property is well maintained and has everything needed for a comfortable stay. Larry the owner is easy to work with and the property is easily accessible. We will be back it was fantastic for family with teenage boys - smores and fire pit every night, relaxing in the large hot tub, well lit, well air conditioned and close to some fantastic antiquing and fun hiking. We would prefer to keep this as a secret but that wouldn't be fair. Great stay, thank you Larry.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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BEST PLACE TO STAY IN NORTH AREA OF ATLANTA

  • 5 of 5

OMG!!! What an AMAZING PLACE!!! From the time you walk in you feel relaxed and captured in the beauty that surrounds this retreat. The wrap around deck displays a 30 mile view of the mountains, and ample seating on deck allows you to take in the sunrise and/or sunset. The amenities are "Over The Moon". Hot Tub, Fire Pit, Grill on deck just to name a few. We took the advantage of laying out corn in the back yard, and enjoyed in the evening Deer, Turkey, etc... come for the feast. The bedrooms on each level give you a peace and tranquility beyond belief. Most importantly, the owner of the retreat is exceptional. He periodically calls during the stay to ensure your expectations are exceeded!!! I will be renting this place again next summer during our baseball tournament in Lake Point.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed up for a week and it has to be one of the best vacations we have had. We loved going down to the river, loved having the pool, the cabin is beautiful and you walk in and can feel the love that went into building this place. We felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. We would see people from time to time- very few and far between! My kids fished, played in the hot tub and never once complained of being bored. They rode in the back of the truck all over the property and had a blast. They are already asking when we are going back. We were able to wake and see one of the prettiest sunrises- all from the hot tub!! Relaxing is a understatement!! We got to see all kinds of wildlife, sat at the fire pit at night and made s'mores. The back deck was great place for dinner and sunsets. We had people up for the 4th and had no problem with room for entertaining all of our guest. Larry is a great host and made sure we had all that we needed!! We will be returning very soon!! Cant wait!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Wonderful Secluded World Class Vistas!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this wonderful cabin to spend a month. I had my family up there for a while and I spent time by myself as I worked from the cabin. It was the best time I've ever spent in a mountain cabin. From the fire-pit to the hot tub, to the man-cave to the spacious bedrooms, the cabin was amazing. The surrounding areas have amazing trails to hike and explore. Grilling out every night was such a privilege, and the fireplace put the right touch on the winter nights I spent there. I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking to spend a few nights nestled in the North Georgia Mountains!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

A great place to get away and relax!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
ATL
Nearest Barpub
18 Miles
Jasper
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Barnsley Gardens, Big Canoe, Whitepath, Arrowhead
Nearest Restaurant
18 Miles
Jasper
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 Barclay Gardens

Ski: Boat rentals at Carters Lake

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Rates & Availability

Ranger House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Leaf & Holidays
Oct 1 2016 - Jan 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$170
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $120

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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Amenities

Ranger House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
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
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:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.

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