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Athens Log Cabin Getaway -Private Lake, Campfire, Serenity

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin on lake, 2 BR plus loft with total 4 db/queen beds.- sleeps 6.

Serenity awaits you at the Luxury Log Cabin located just 12.25 miles from the heart of Athens. This cabin was built 16 years ago and is located on a private 20 acre watershed lake.

No matter what brings you here you will enjoy the solitude of being the only home on the lake. Many visitors come just to get away from the daily grind but most come here to be close to UGA activities! You can watch the game from the comfort of the cabin or be in the middle of Sanford Stadium in minutes.

Wifi is included and there is cell signal on the property. No pets and no smokers are allowed so we can keep the cabin fresh and clean.

While you are here you may enjoy fishing in the lake where there is an abundance of Brim, Crappy, Bass, and Catfish. You can sleep late and awaken to the beauty of the lake through the master bedroom window then go out to cruise the lake on kayaks or the jon boat. The kitchen is fully stocked with cooking utensils for any occasion. You can relax on the wraparound porch and enjoy meals indoors or out.

Theaters, shopping, you name it and it's there. The Commerce Outlet Malls are only 10 minutes from our home in case you have shopping on your mind!

After dinner, you can relax by the lake and enjoy s'mores by the campfire as you unwind from the day. Hmmm...sounds good!

We prefer to answer all questions and complete reservation via email through this site. Our reservation calender is up to date. If your date shows availability you can book online. Thanks!

More Details

Jamie Ramsey
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

About Jamie Ramsey

I grew up on the 60 acre farm that surrounds this beautiful cabin. I built the cabin and lived there during college at UGA. After college it became a family getaway until I decided to share it with others through vacation rental.

Jamie Ramsey purchased this cabin in 1996

Why Jamie Ramsey chose North Georgia Mountains

We are the third generation of my family to own this property. The home is located on a private watershed lake that was built in the 1960's.

What makes this cabin unique

There is no place like this where you can be so secluded and yet so close to town.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted to let you know how much we are enjoying the cabin. My oldest son has Asperger's and is very sensitive to smells, bugs, and what ever else he perceives as not being clean. He said he could live here! That is a huge compliment!!! Said it was best place he's ever been. The other three kids having a great time too!
Mar 2014
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Nicholson Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Loft - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 baby crib , pack n play for babies
  • The master and second bedroom are on the main level. Master bedroom has a beautiful view of the lake. The third bedroom is an upstairs loft that is open to the downstairs. This is a large area where there is one double bed, a sitting area, and plenty of room for an air mattress if more than six guests are expected.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Private 20 acre watershed lake perfect for swimming, fishing, or just enjoying the serenity, log cabin with tin roof is perfect for relaxing getaways or UGA football weekends. Wraparound porch on two sides with outdoor and indoor dining tables, exquisite decorating with luxury furnishings, porch swing. Lakefront: There is also room in the yard for 3-4 tents if kids want to camp out while the parents use the beds. Broadband Internet: Internet access available on request only for additional $30 per stay fee. WiFi (Wireless Internet): On request only. Pet Friendly: Housebroken only. $20 per pet fee. All pets must be registered. A fenced dog pen is available. Kid Friendly: Children must be monitored as the home is lakefront. Minimum Age Limit for Renters: Minimum age 23 for renters (ID required)


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Athens Log Cabin Getaway -Private Lake, Campfire, Serenity
average rating of 4.75 based on 49 reviews

Fantastic cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic choice for a weekend family trip with three adults and two children. The cabin is very private, yet very close to Athens, Ga. with all it has to offer. The owner and her mother made the trip very easy and were a pleasure to deal with. The cabin is beautifully furnished with everything you need and I can't wait to return! Anyone who is looking for a really nice private cabin close to Athens should definitely consider this property.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! Come back soon!
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Wonderful place to energize

  • 4 of 5

I rented this place for my high school robotics team for the Super Regional competition in Athens. We had a tough meet with unfortunate events out of our control, and this place provided an excellent place to regroup and encourage the team to move on. They got to refresh each night with songs of frogs and woke up with songs of birds. The hostess was extremely friendly and made sure we were comfortable. Hopefully, we can return next year as the Athen will host for two more years.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Simons Island, GA

Comfortable, quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

I'd stay here even if not going to Athens and the drive to/from downtown is relatively easy through some great farm land. Quiet, comfortable, well-appointed property. Hope to spend time there again.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, toddler and our parents stayed here for the weekend. We had a wonderful time, despite the rain. My brother joined us later and we had plenty of space for all 8 of us. Nancy, the owner, and Jamie are so nice and helpful. The cabin had everything we needed and was very comfortable. Once the rain let up, we were table to take the boats out and do a little fishing. The water seems pretty deep and we caught a bass, a speckled perch and a big ol' brim, even though conditions weren't the best for fishing. I think we're going to throw them on the grill tonight. Thank you to Nancy and Jamie and we hope to book again soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy that you took the time to enjoy the lake! It is the perfect place for families! I brought new baby gates this weekend since I too have a 1 year old! When he's older he can enjoy the swing set and fishing with you! We look forward to your return!
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Tuckerman, Arkansas

Christmas at Athens Cabin

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful stay....was our second time. Our kids and great grand kids really enjoyed the place. They have a new swing set they played on. Fire pit out front was cool. Weather was fabulous.....50-70 degrees all week. Only had a few issues that I talked to Nancy about (Jamie's mother). She is very helpful and enjoyed her visit with us. Burl & Sherrie Ledbetter

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you liked the cabin so much that you returned from Arkansas for a second visit. I appreciate you bringing the issues to our attention regarding handicap accessibility and we will continue to brainstorm solutions. We hope to see you back next year! Sincerely, Jamie Ramsey
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Los Angeles, ca

Lovely and cozy cabin right by the lake.

  • 5 of 5

This is my third time staying here and I just love this gorgeous cabin. It's so beautiful and quiet- everything we wanted. The nearby lake is perfect! Cabin is cozy yet spacious at the same time! We love it here!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing our property. This cabin is our getaway from the hustle and bustle of life and it is important to us that it be a very comfortable place to rest and recharge. Now that we have children it's also important that they have fun so we added the kayaks, swingset, etc. I'm so glad you enjoyed the cabin as much as we do and we look forward to your return for the fourth visit! Sincerely, Jamie Ramsey
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Rates & Availability

Nicholson Cabin Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection Policy $39 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

You can book now online! No pets allowed. Two night minimum. Must be 25 or older to book. The cabin is intended for family and personal vacations only. No weddings/receptions/parties. Max capacity 6 people 12.5 mi from UGA.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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