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WOW $100* 'Honey for the Bears' by Meadow Creek : Homey, Tranquil, Relaxing

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
1 - 2 nights

About the property

Single Family w/ 3 Bedrooms - 2½ Bathrooms plus Loft - Sleeps 10 w/ Jacuzzi

Gorgeous, secluded lodge nestled in a meadow with end of road privacy and creek frontage - 3 bedrooms plus loft, 2 1/2 baths, airy and spacey!! Yet plenty of room for re-kindling of families and romantic evenings.

Our 2400-square-foot lodge is very comfortable and homey. There are high cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors and a very comfortable covered large porch for lounging, relaxing and listening to the creek. The main floor includes the living room, dining area, kitchen and master bedroom in main floor which has a very private jacuzzi tub for your enjoyment, a full bath and king sized bed.

3 steps up on the hallway and there are two additional bedrooms one with a queen bed and the other with two twins.There is also a bath and a half next to the two bedrooms.And of course there is the loft, which holds one twin sized bed and a full size futon. Most importantly, you won't need a 4WD vehicle to get to us!!!!!! Quiet and end of road privacy is a forte on this property.

Pet policy:: Sorry, Dogs allowed only!! No cats or other animals.

ALL pets must be pre-registered with owner !!

Maximum of 2 dogs-

Fee: 1 dog $30, 2 dogs $45 will be applied to cleaning fee.

All pets must be at trained stages!!

Blue Ridge Activities: Blue Ridge contains many unique art galleries, antique shops,specialty shops, neighboring apple orchard and eateries, Vogel State Park just 20 min. away, leisurely shopping and dining any time of the year. Don't miss the free summertime seasonal Blue Grass concerts and gatherings by the Toccoa River. And don't miss the Fanning County Park and Recreational Complex just in back of the hill by our property (it's great to ride bikes in, running, basketball or a wonderful workout from our place. After all that exercise you deserve a break for coffee and fresh fried apple pie from Mercier's Apple Orchard or enjoy cool ice cream or hot chocolate. Also,in the center of town is the old railroad depot which is listed on the National Registry of Historical Places. At Lake Blue Ridge you can rent a pontoon or boat,or just enjoy the view of the surrounding mountains.

We have several excellent rivers and creeks in the North Georgia Mountains. The Toccoa River, also located in Fannin

County is renowned for fly fishing. The waters of the Ocoee River, in Polk County Tennessee,offers exceptional kayaking and white water rafting. Oh, let me just mention that Blueridge has a drive-in movie theater 'The Swan' but just in case it rains there is a regular cinema. Also, if you like drag racing check the racetrack by Sugarcreek out (across from Hwy.5).

More Details

Maria T. Socarras
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mrs. Maria,

We left in such a hurry yesterday, I forgot to sign the guest book. I wanted to take a minute to let you know that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Blue-ridge, and are very appreciative of you renting out your beautiful cabin to us. I will defiantly recommend your place to friends and family.


Holly Elaine
Sep 2012
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

WOW $100* 'Honey for the Bears' by Meadow Creek : Homey, Tranquil, Relaxing
average rating of 4.7586207 based on 30 reviews


  • 1 of 5

We spent the week of Thanksgiving at the cabin and quoted a total of 10. It never occurred to me to include the little kids 6 and under in the total. We had a total of 13 total for part of the week. We did an excellent job of cleaning up and followed the departing rules to the last detail. My deposit was withheld for "excessive linen use". The owner stated there were pictures and a cleaning quote but would never provide them. I noticed on the reviews she had done this in the past and assumed it was a bad business deal, but now realize it is actually a bad business practice. Do not stay here.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: YOU BE THE JUDGE!! The renter abused the opportunity to surpass the total of registered guests from 10 to up to 15 according to our guest book, she even admitted to this on her post!! We have been in this business at least 8 years and you can be the judge from our very good rating and return guests. In addition to exceeding the number of guests and bypassing the owners, the place was left in terrible and suboptimal condition. It took the property managers TWO consecutive DAYS and TWO cleaning STAFF to clean the place and put it back to rental condition!! This is the point of the economics that the renter fails to understand. We have been using the same management and cabin cleaning company for the time that I have rented out (approx. 8 years). According to them it was one of the worst exits they have ever seen. I do have copies of receipts and visitors register.The excessive linen comes from having to dry clean ALL of the comforters and steam clean the fabric on the sofa. Not from towels or linen. According to the managers description, walls, sofa, bedspreads, door mirrors, windows were heavily smudged by a syrup / chocolate like dried off substance. Doors, mirrors and windows as well. Requiring washing and scraping off, manually. The kitchen was a horror with heavily soiled pans. Refrigerator not emptied and not picked up. The renter insisted on the refund from shortly after departure and after several calls from her and explaining that I was waiting for the final property managers bill including two days and two peoplecrew for cleaning plus streaming and drycleating and thr renters continuous calls, texting, emailing and threatening to side A BAD Review I told her to do just that. I did not refund the deposit, this being the first time that I withhold 100%. Few other instances I have had to keep a partial deposit to cover fees and repairs. This time my expenses exceeded the security. And she exceeded the number of people in her party from the beginning!! Dishonest. I guess the kids to do whatever they wanted and the parents got to relaxand not clean up after them . YOU BE THE JUDGE! !
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Buford, GA


  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at the cabin! Our three kids (5, 6 & 9) had a great time exploring the creek and hunting for gold. My husband and I barely moved from the rocking chairs on the porch. When I did go for a walk, I found the cabin was right next to a big park. The location was great -- practically across the street from Mercier Orchards (yummy fried apple pie) and just a hop, skip from downtown Blue Ridge. But we were so comfy at the cabin that we didn't want to leave! Look forward to our next visit. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home - Amazing family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The Cabin is very spacious fully equipped and very well maintained. The land is beautifully lush with woodsy with nice hiking areas. The Socarras family is extremely accommodating and responds rather quickly to inquiries. The property is located just a few minutes away from attractions and shopping but just far enough to be really relaxing. There is a beautiful creek that flows in front of the cabin which my family enjoys very much. Morning coffee and dinners out on the veranda near the creek are the most memorable! Our 13 and 17 year old teens didn't even charge their cells phones a few nights because they were always outside with the rest of the family. We enjoyed the fire pit and made hotdogs and snores at night. We had the pleasure of seeing several cows and their babies walk along the creek every morning and it was truly spectacular for us city folks!

We are repeat customers and it's been amazing every time.

Dear Socarras family

Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us! We have made wonderful memories there.

The Ruiz Family 2016 Family vacation

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Great Time of Relaxation and Fun

  • 5 of 5

From the time we walked into the home, we were impressed. This well maintained home is an absolute gem. We spent lots of time relaxing on the swing and rocking chairs listening to the creek that wraps around the property.

The location was very convenient to the downtown Blue Ridge area as well as other attractions such as Mercier's Orchard (5 mins) and tubing (20 mins).

Do not consider the other negative reviews of this place. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kaplan, la

Relaxing and Piece full!!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for sharing your property. Me and the wife had a very relaxing and piece full vacation. We enjoyed the porch and listening to the water running through the creek. The house was very nice and comfortable. The layout is great. Next year when we book we will be bringing the kids and grandkids. We enjoyed every location we visited around town, everyone was very helpful and gave plenty of information. Mercier's Orchard just down the road is a must visit. The lake is breath taking! Then in the afternoons sitting on the porch enjoying the view of the creek and woods topped it all off.

Thanks again!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our First Trip to the Mountains!!!

  • 5 of 5

Blue Ridge, GA...What an incredible, beautiful, unique place!!! And as a big plus, Maria and Jose's little piece of paradise "Honey for the Bears". The house offers everything a family would need and want on a vacation, and more. Beautiful house, well maintained, great location. My family and I loved this place and we cannot wait to go back. Maria, thank you so much for sharing your home with us! We loved it. The Rodriguez/Garcia Family.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you do much for your kind words. It is our pleasure to share our piece of paradise!
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Swan Drive In Theatre
Harvest on Main
Mercier Orchards
"Gotta have the fried apple pies....yes, I said fried!! O, boy, what a treat!"
Lake Blue Ridge Marina
"Very pretty area!"
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
"All aboard!! McCaysville.......Downtown Blue Ridge........Oh, how marvelous!! A fantastic tr..."
Three Sisters Fudge
"Did you say "Fudge"......dietetic of course ; )"
The Blue Ridge Canopy Adventure
"Hold on tight and take a deep "Blue Ridge" breath!! Enjoy, its fantastic!!"
The Sweet Shoppe
"Sweet treat in deed!!"
Aska Adventure Area
"Nice forest area, we love the Toccoa River landing site!!"
Toccoa River Canoe Trail
"Wonderful adventures take place here."
Ocoee Adventure Center
"Great adventure area!"
Blue Ridge Mountain Bar-B-Q
"Finger Licking...OohOoh.....good."
Blue Ridge Brewery
"Nice brews : )"
Blue Ridge Community Theater
"Oldies but nice family outing. Very fairly priced. Something to do for those down times."
Chattahoochee National Forest Fannin County GA
"Absolutely entertaining, into the forest!"
Double D Trail Rides
"Great people and special breeds!! Love them horses.....Great family time!!"
October 16-18 AVAILABLE text me - Do Not Use Online Booking 706 633 8507
"Wonderful family time!!"
Blue Ridge Helicopter Tours
"Too Kool!! What a great way to admire the beauty!"
Sue's Cafeteria & Ice Cream Parlor
"Yum gelatos! "
Lake Blue Ridge
Light Up Blue Ridge
"Great event!"
L&L Beanery
"Fabulous place ' )"
Angelina's Italian Gourmet Market and Delicatessen
Cohutta National Wilderness
"Just beautiful!"
Ocoee Whitewater Center
"Cool, history, Olympic site, great rapids, wonderful adventure and exiting river rapids!!!!"
Cohutta Overlook
"Simply nice!"
Fire Wire Zip Lines
Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Blue Ridge
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 5
Car: necessary

We are ideally located in the beautiful North Georgia Blue ridge mountains, just south of the Tennessee and North Carolina borders and only 1.5 miles off the highway!

Near by towns include: Downtown Blue Ridge (5 min.), Blairsville (15min), Atlanta Aquariumand Stone Mountain (1.5 hour), Ellijay (15min), Helen (30 min),Young Harris (15min), Murphy(15min), Chattanooga, TN Incline Railroad, Ruby Falls(40 min.), Ashville, NC (2.5 hrs.), Gatlinburg, Cherokee or Bryson City (1-1.5hours).

Drive to the nearby Toccoa river or to the Ocoee or Nantahala rivers for: Kayaking, Canoeing. Oh,if you like wine please save some time to visit some of the nearby wineries (great treat).

Other Activities: Boating, Kayaking, bird watching, drive in movies, apple orchards and vineyards, race track.


Rates & Availability

Blue Ridge Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nightly Rate
Feb 15 2017 - Feb 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Two Maximum (Dogs Only) $45
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $30

Property information package will be sent by owner once "full" payment is received.
Pets must be registered. Maximum of 2 pets (dogs only).

All transactions will be done via PayPal secured site. Customer needs to communicate wish to reserve. Owner will then issue one invoice for the security deposit and a second for the rental fee. Invoices will be issued via PayPal. Security deposit will be refunded approximately one week after departure.

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Blue Ridge Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 -
    Half Bathroom -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroomroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Loft - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Jacuzzi tub inside Master Bedroom Master views of creek and meadow from master bedroom
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Covered Wrap around porch with rocking chairs, bench swing, and two bistro sets facing the creek plus a Weber grill. There is a picnic table down by the creek with a real rock fire pit. Nature trails on property for pleasure walks. If you wish you may pan for gold at our creek or catch some craw-daddies but please release. Come watch wildlife drink from our creek or enjoy bird watching. Large television unit connected to satellite dish and an additional television set with electronic games and childrens' movies on the loft. Large natural stone gas fireplace with remote.

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