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'Snuffy's Shack'~Free LD, DSL Internet~7 nights Special $575 Nightly $128

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Two baths~MBR w/ jacuzzi bath & sleeps 7 Maximum # of guests: 7

Cozy up in this mountain view log cabin located at road's end. Comfortable, secluded ~ it's a real getaway from it all! If mountain hiking is your thing, you're going to love it here! Cabin sits on the edge of the Chattahoochee National Forest, and just 3/10th mile from the Appalachian Trail. GREAT hiking! Work desk with printer, bring laptop. Large L-shaped deck, screened back porch, open front porch, every area with outdoor furniture. Birdwatcher heaven, hummingbirds, occasional deer passing thru, turkey familes spotted, Hightower Mountain scenery from back porch and deck. Attractive furnishings thoughout, board games, DVD and VCR tapes, Direct TV channels, gas grill on deck for cookouts under the stars. The kitchen is fully equipped with anything needed to make a meal and clean up. The dining table seats six. The living room area has a comfortable leather couch, matching leather chair with footstool and a double recliner. A 32-inch television with HD satellite service and two VCR/DVD players. The large master bedroom has a king-sized, very comfortable bed, the master bath has a jacuzzi, a washer and dryer. Upstairs in the large, L-shaped loft ~ one single bed, futon that sleeps 2 and a full sized bed that sleeps 2. A small bath with shower is also in the loft area. FREE FOR OUR GUESTS ~ Internet service and long distance phone service. Free! : DSL Wireless Internet service is provided at Snuffy's Shack free of charge! Please take your laptop for access. The upstaris loft has a skylight, a ceiling fan and there's a door leading a deck. We recommend that children are cautioned and warned about the deck. As new owners in 2007, we replaced the railing because it was not up to code, but children do like to climb and should be watched carefully. The shed has an interesting story re:

the name "Head". The family that owned the cabin before us had that last name and so they labeled the doors and made it look like an outhouse. We thought it was cool enough to keep that way, in fact, we loved it!

More Details

Gwen Morris
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Gwen Morris

Hello! My name is Gwen Morris. My husband, Richard is retired from a 26 year Air Force career and we are both retired from Civil Service. We live in Middle Georgia. I am originally from Ft. Gaines GA and Albany GA. Richard is originally from San Antonio TX and Naples FL. We have two daughters, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

We love Snuffy's Shack and we hope our guests love it too!

Gwen Morris purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Gwen Morris chose Hiawassee

Of course, the first thing we noticed was the mountain scenery, it was spectacular the day we came to look at the property. When we stepped into the living room area, it was WOW all over again because the flooring, walls and ceilings are heart of pine. The kitchen is unique with wood cabinet doors made of chicken screen wire. Arriving at the cabin, we entered thru the front porch. After touring the cabin, we stepped outside to a screened in back porch....and a very large deck attached. The master bath has a Jacuzzi. The L-shaped loft upstairs has a small deck attached. This cabin is so unique and beautiful and our family loves coming here to relax. It's the best place in the world to be!

What makes this cabin unique

Free unlimited long distance phone calls to the USA only. Free Windstream DSL Internet service, DIRECT TV for your entertainment and family board games. Porch sitting on the screened back porch is a favorite activity for most guests, who enjoy watching the clouds form animals, angels and other forms around the mountain. Beyond the screened porch, there is a large deck equipped with a gas grill, an outdoor table with four chairs, a hammock and deck furniture. It's a perfect place for guests to gather as a family to have a sunset cookout.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As with any vacation, we will reminisce. But this wonderful place is different. Our minds will cling to the beautiful vistas, to the constant and constantly changing mountains, to the tranquility and the humanity in all of this Our hearts, however, will remain and will hold to what we have found .for and in ourselves in this treasure. Thank you.
Aug 2014
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Hiawassee Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Rule #1. Treat this cabin as though it were your own. If you follow this rule, no refundable deposit charged on subsequent visits.
  • Rule #2. Make it easier on yourself, tell owners of any breakage or damage. Our housekeeper keeps a record of damages.
  • Rule #3. Enjoy yourself at Snuffy's Shack! If there are questions or problems, feel free to call any time up to 8 AM -10 PM.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Double jacuzzi tub w/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The master bath includes a jacuzzi, a washer and dryer. The loft bath is small with a shower, toilet and sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , Jacuzzi tub, washer & dryer in downstairs bath
    Loft Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft area has full bath and outside deck
  • The master bedroom is a large, comfortable room with a dresser/mirror and a chest of drawers. The second bedroom is upstairs in the loft area. The loft area is quite large and L-shaped. The full sized bed is located on one end with a small bath and an outside door that leads to a balcony. There is a dresser with mirror for storage and futon that makes into a double bed in the middle area. A twin sized bed is on the left side of the loft. There are books to read and games to play.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The steep terrain surrounding the cabin may not be suitable for toddlers and disabled adults. Wireless Internet service, bring your own laptop. Unlimited long distance telephone service in CONUS free of charge! Please read these rules: 1) Maximum SEVEN guests 2) Housekeeping charges as follows: $65 3) Snuffy's Shack is NON- Smoking. 4) Food cannot be left outside or on the screened porch, it attracts bears.


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'Snuffy's Shack'~Free LD, DSL Internet~7 nights Special $575 Nightly $128
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Glorious Vacation...Thanksgiving Dream!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit for the Thanksgiving holiday, and "Snuffy's Shack" just keeps on getting better and better! We had a glorious visit and were able to do some awesome hiking up on the Appalachian Trail -which is not far away. The views were spectacular this year, and the weather was absolutely perfect. Although we came in on the late side Monday evening, Gwen had Snuffy's well prepared, cleaned and we were able to set up shop and settle in quickly for our much anticipated holiday! Our scrumptious Turkey Day dinner went off with out a hitch, and our daughters and friends were happily surprised with ample room on the large back porch, as well as the spectacular views and spacious accommodations. We even started a new family tradition of "painting on the porch" at Snuffy's, because the scenery and foliage was so awe inspiring! We can't wait to stay again next year, we were truly sad to leave! It is so worth the visit.

I know I can always trust Gwen and Snuffy's to a relaxing and peaceful holiday and vacation! XOXO

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the fabulous review! You guys are on my guest list as "Top Guests" and I appreciate you so much! So happy you were able to come back this year. Due to the forest fire last year (2016) that was licking at the heels of Snuffy's Shack, we had to cancel your regular Thanksgiving visit. We celebrated ten years at Snuffy's Shack and I have had some of the best guests there in that ten year tenure. Your family is at the top of that list! Please thank Steve for chopping wood for the wood stove during your visit.
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  • 5 of 5

There are not enough words that could truly convey what a great time we had here at Snuffy’s Shack.... the cabin is immaculate and provided everything we needed and then more... my family and I could not stop exclaiming to one another what a great place we had found and how the owners of Snuffy’s have paid so much attention to detail. The cabin is so comfortable and cozy, it has all the comforts of home too. We enjoyed coming back after long days out hiking the Appalachian trail and exploring the surrounding towns and areas knowing we were coming back to a warm inviting cabin. The fireplace was great as my children loved roasting marshmallows over the flames in the comfort of being indoors. The loft area is roomy and was also excellent, it provided a special area for my kids to sleep and play in and make them feel they had their very own quarters. The jacuzzi tub was a treat and nice to relax and soak in especially knowing how cold it was outside. Our stay here at Snuffy’s Shack was an absolute blast and leaves us with a strong desire to return again. We are already planning on returning in the Summer and are very excited to be coming back. Thank you Gwen.... you have certainly delighted our family. Not only were we having a hard time leaving but our children too....

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful review! I enjoyed reading your well-versed review. Thank you so much. I got to know you and about your family a little while you were staying at Snuffy's Shack and you seem to be a wonderful family. We will welcome you back anytime. We especially love that you LOVED our little cabin and appreciate it as much as you said. I will be in touch with you soon about the summer reservation.
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A beautiful place in the north Georgia mountains

  • 4 of 5

We found all aspects to be exactly as advertised. Activities are nearby; we hiked the AT and a trail to a waterfall and visited a nice park on the lake in Hiawassee. Many very nice roads for road tripping in the mountains. Simply sitting on the deck and taking in the view is also an option.

We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review of Snuffy's Shack! It's so nice to have considerate guests such as you and your wife. We hope you will come back to Snuffy's Shack to visit again.
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Absolutely breathtaking and so so cozy!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Snuffy's Shack the last week in October 2017. The view was amazing and it was the perfect time this year to enjoy the fall foliage colors. The cabin was cozy and welcoming and we felt as if we were the only one's up there. The wood stove was perfect! We did bring our own wood that we purchased for a low cost at the nearby Walmart. Be sure and bring what you need to cook, etc. since it is a little drive back to get supplies. We grilled steaks on their grill one night and brought lots of snacks like fresh local boiled peanuts,and apples that we purchased at the big farmers market coming into town. It was actually very cold that weekend so we just stayed in the cabin with the wood stove burning, snuggled and watched movies. I think we enjoyed just hanging around the cabin more than we would have if we'd gotten out to explore. Perfect long weekend!!! If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing, beautifully decorated, clean and cozy cabin to get away to, this is the place for you! We plan to come back often! Thanks for the amazing get away to Snuffy's!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! You stayed at the cabin for the first as honeymooners and you have continued to come back but not as often as we would like! Please continue to visit Snuffy's Shack, it's always a pleasure to know that you are there, enjoying the cabin and the view of the mountains.
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Beautiful cabin and view!

  • 4 of 5

Neighbors a bit noisy, but cabin was perfect!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and we hope you will come back for another visit to Snuffy's Shack!
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Very nice cabin

  • 4 of 5

Very nice cabin, with great view. Owner gracious and great neighbors!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're catching up on writing responses to our reviews and it's terrific to get a review on our neighbors! We hear about them frequently thru our guests and it's always nice to know how much they help our guests when something comes up. Thanks for your nice review and we hope you will keep coming back to Snuffy's Shack!
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Brasstown Valley Resort
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Sightseeing train in Blue Ridge, GA
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 76
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Hwy 76, Hiawassee GA
Car: necessary

Snuffy's Shack is located within a few miles of the North Carolina border, approx 8 miles from Hiawassee and approx 20 miles from Clayton. It is 3/10 of a mile from the back entrance to the Appalachian Trail. Lake Chatuge and Hiawassee River are both located within the city limits of Hiawasee. Helen GA, a Bavarian village, is a popular tourist spot and is located about 20 miles from Hiawassee. Kids and adults enjoy the water tubing in Helen. There are several winery tours in the area. Anna Ruby Falls, Toccoa Falls and Tallulah Falls are beautiful waterfalls nearby. There are so many activities in this area, enough to keep you busy for a while!

There's always something fun and interesting to do in the North GA mountains!!




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
housekeeping $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%


*In the event a holiday weekend is reserved, the length of minimum stay will change to three nights.

*Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed by Security Deposit.

*An additional charge of $10.00 per night over the count of two adults applies to adults only. Children under age 18 are free and welcome

*Pets are not allowed.

The owner collects the cleaning fee for the housekeeper and pays her at the end of the month. Taxes are collected at the rate of 7% State Tax and 5% County Tax for a total of 12%. The taxes are collected and paid to the State of GA and the County of Towns on a monthly basis.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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