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Mountain Lodge with Great View and Great Location near Helen, GA

45 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Clarkesville Lodge Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, sleeps 10

After a 2 year long tern lease, the Red Star Lodge is back. The Red Star Lodge is a spacious mountain house near the Alpine town of Helen, Georgia. The Red Star Lodge is secluded but convenient, rustic but modern, spacious but cozy. The Red Star Lodge has paved access and no severely winding or steep roads. The Red Star Lodge is fully equipped with a large kitchen and dining area with seating for 10. The balcony master suite has a queen bed and a wall mounted LCD TV. It's bath has a huge whirlpool tub and separate shower. The main floor master has a king bed and a wall mounted LCD TV. The lower level bedroom has two full beds. The great room has a floor to ceiling rock fireplace with gas logs and a 42' plasma TV. The lower level den has a rock fireplace with gas logs and a 42' plasma TV. The lower level also has a game area with several board games, dart board, pool table, air hockey table and Foosball table. This level has it's own kitchenette and dining area. The lower level deck also has the 6 person hot tub. Hi-speed Wi-Fi.

Oktoberfest in Alpine Helen: Oktoberfest every fall.

This German festival has been a Helen tradition for over 30 years and is the longest Octoberfest in the South.

Visit the Helen CVB online at for more details and a full event calendar.

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Keith Goss
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About Keith Goss

I'm a pharmacist in northeast Georgia. My wife Linda, a nurse, have been married for 24 years. We have 2 adult children, Tyler and Tanner. We have owned and managed this cabin since 2008. We also own and manage 3 villas on Hilton Head Island, SC.

Keith Goss purchased this lodge in 2008


based on 45 traveler reviews

Mountain Lodge with Great View and Great Location near Helen, GA
average rating of 4.866667 based on 45 reviews
Boca Raton ,FL

treetops view

  • 5 of 5

For family groups and such, this is a nice sized property and a good choice although those who get the loft bedroom will have to sacrifice a bit of privacy in exchange for the setting. I don’t recall staying at a more peaceful location in the GA or NC mountains. Neighbors were quiet and no other cabins are visible through the trees. We all enjoyed the array of colorful butterflies near the bushes out back and hummingbirds who visited the rose bushes out front along with the treetops view from the front deck.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Coral Springs

Overall perfect

  • 4 of 5

The house was beautiful. When we arrived it was just all we were expecting for our family vacation. The stay was comfortable and just welcoming. We are already planning to remake a trip to the house again but maybe in the winter if possible. The location of the house was all we were looking for! The whole family truly enjoyed the house it was a very unique and incredible trip that we'll for sure make again in a future.

Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

lt meets the needs for everyone. My kids love the house. Great vacation house for families.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Home and property were both very nice. The view from the house was beautiful (surrounded by Forrest, with a mountain in the background). Plenty of kitchen wear, towels, and most every normal house utensil was available. It was about a 15 minute ride to downtown Helen from the property, the house was nice and secluded with little to no noise pollution. The property manager was quick to reply, and the booking process was painless. We really enjoyed our stay, and look forward to returning in the future. I recommend this place👍𣐽𣑍

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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The cabin is even better in person!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a blast at the cabin! We were very impressed with the decor and the owners went out of their way to ensure our stay was one to remember.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Just Right

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the Red Star Lodge was awesome! Had a great time,and everything was in order! Had a week of Fun, Family and Food......Hope to come back :)

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Several in Helen
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Several in Helen
Car: necessary

The Red Star Lodge is centrally located to all that the Northeast Georgia mountains have to offer. Within 10 minutes or less you will find the towns of Helen (8 miles), Sautee (3 miles) and Clarkesville (9 miles) and Unicoi State Park (8 miles). You may find so much to do here that you may not travel any further. But within 20 minutes you will find the towns of Cleveland (12 miles) and Cornelia (15 miles) and the Lake Burton area (12 miles). Again activities are numerous, but maybe on your fourth or fifth day you are ready to explore more . Within about 30 minutes you will find the towns of Clayton (30 miles) and Hiawassee (30 miles) and Tallulah Gorge (25 miles) and Moccasin Creek (20 miles) State Parks. Or you may find a rocker on the main level deck or the hot tub on the lower deck to be the perfect location for you, so be sure to save time maybe on days six or seven to just relax.


Rates & Availability

Clarkesville Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 25 2016 - Nov 12 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 13 2016 - Jan 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 2 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Clarkesville Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Balcony Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Main Floor Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Each bathroom is spacious and each bathroom is supplied with thick 100% cotton towels, 10 sets total. Each of the showers have great water pressure and hot water from an 80 gallon tank. The water itself is from a well deep into the mountain, our own version of mountain springs water. Maybe we should bottle it!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Balcony Master - 1 queen
    Main Floor Master - 1 king
    Lower Floor - 2 double
  • All beds are real beds with headboards and foot boards, not just bed frames. The balcony bedroom and main floor master have antique style metal beds and the lower level bedroom has cedar log beds. All beds are furnished with top quality mattresses and 100% cotton, high thread count sheets. Lodge style quilts cover each bed and extra blankets are provided for those cold winter nights. A sofa bed in the lower level den accommodates 2 more guests.
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Smoking allowed outside only.

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