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' KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR, LAST MINT $149 PER Nt/4PEOPLE

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, sleeps 10

THIS IS NOT YOUR AVERAGE CABIN!!! Perched high on a hillside, with endless mountaintop views, you’ll wonder if you’ve climbed a stairway to Heaven or has Heaven come down to meet you. Perhaps the answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind. Located just 10 minutes from town, the lavishly appointed, cedar sided, lodge style home is convenient to shopping, dining, churches, medical facilities and entertainment, but if it’s privacy you seek, you’ll be on your own like a rolling stone.

It’s the perfect place to experience cool autumn nights, crisp sunny days and all the splendor of fall colors. You’ll enjoy brisk evenings out on the covered porch, sipping a warm beverage, snuggled up in comfy rockers by the huge outdoor wood-burning fireplace, where you’ll be making precious memories to last a lifetime. It’s hurricane season in the south anyway, so don’t be a sad-eyed lady of the lowlands, come on up and let us give you shelter from the storm.

A Family Friendly Floor Plan!: This luxury 4 bedroom, 2½ bath home comfortably sleeps up to 10 with a King sized master suite on the main level as well as a smaller bedroom with a twin bed and full bath. The great room has cathedral ceilings with windows all around to enjoy the view and an inviting seating area centered around a massive stone gas log fireplace, flanked by a 42” flat screen HD/TV. The dining area with antique farm table seats eight and the enviable, fully equipped kitchen is offset by a large stone island which seats another 2 or 3 guests. Upstairs, there’s an open loft area with game table, seating and plenty of games, perfect for rainy day people of all ages. Down the hall is another Queen sized bedroom, full bath and a huge “Bunk room” with two traditional bunk beds and a Queen sized bed as well. This bedroom sleeps up to 6 comfortably.

Kick Back & Relax or Get Out & Have Some Fun!: Professionally decorated and embellished throughout with tasteful rustic antiques, folk art, furnishings and memorabilia, you’ll find the home lacking nothing in comfort and convenience. All too soon, however, you’ll have to hit that endless highway and be on the road again, but don’t think twice; it’s alright – we’ll be here for you when you return, so never say goodbye.

Just 10 minutes from pristine Lake Chatuge, it's just a short drive to either of 3 local marinas where you can rent boats, canoes, kayaks, Pontoons or jet skis for a day of fun on the water. Families with small children will love the little white sandy beach area with playground, tennis courts, boat launch and picnic area. And of course, there's the Georgia Mountain Fall Festival at the fairgrounds, located just minutes from town and your cabin. Check out their website to see which of your favorite performers will be appearing in concert while you're here as well.

Places To Go - Things To See & Lots To Do!: Within a relatively short driving distance you'll find all kinds of activities and attractions with something for everyone. There are hiking trails and at least 5 waterfalls that are well worth going out of your way to see. There's Horseback Riding at the new Brasstown Stables, Fishing, White Water Rafting, 'Grubbing for Gems' & Panning for Gold in nearby Dahlonega, and if you have little ones, be sure to visit the Birthplace of the Cabbage Patch Dolls, just outside of Cleveland. Of course you wouldn't want to miss a visit to the Alpine village of Helen, just 25 minutes away, where 'Octoberfest' will be in full swing this time of year. There are street performers, dancing, fun and activities for the whole family, along with an interesting array of little shops and great restaurants. Go tubing on the river that goes right through the heart of town or take a ride in one of the horse drawn carriages for a truly unique tour of the village.

More Details

Owner
Carol Jordan
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, Spanish by email only
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
20%
Calendar last updated:
September 6, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we really enjoy

people enjoying our place. We worked really hard to give a

beautiful yet comfortable & warm feeling to our place.

Hiawassee is a beautiful area to visit and there is no better

place to stay than our cabin.



Please come again!!



Carol
Oct 2011
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Amenities

Hiawassee Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 4 twin/ single , 2 bunk beds
  • All bedrooms are very spacious with ample closets and a view from every room. Beds are new and comfortable. Huge master bath with jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower. Travertine tile. 2 Separate vanities for guests. Full bath upstairs with tub and shower.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.810811 based on 38 reviews
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Only 5 stars?

  • 5 of 5

I don't know how it could have been nicer! Amazing comfort and views! I don't know how you get people to leave! Want an investment partner?! We drove a 1929 Model A Ford and 1932 Plymouth and toured straight up the roads and driveway. It's all paved!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I was so glad to hear the antique cars were so easy to drive up the driveway. Our place is a wonderful place. There are few places that have the ambience of the mountains as this house does. We love to hear that our guests enjoy it as much as we do.
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5

Beautiful Cabin Resort with all the necessities of home.

  • 5 of 5

My family of 10 just spent the past week here after leaving FL due to hurricane. House very comfortably fit 10 people for sleeping. Carol was very accommodating with quick rental response time and allowed us an earlier check-in due to our circumstance. Fabulous cabin decor and breathtaking view. No cell phone reception but great internet and town is just a 5 minute drive. Close to many attractions. Driveway is intimidating but doable if you take Carol's advise and give it gas and put car in D1. Had no problem in my dodge caravan. Thanks again! We hope to be back for again!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so happy to be able to accommodate some of the people from Florida, that needed a place to stay during hurricane Irma. Our house is open and spacious, the kitchen is large with room for people to help out in the kitchen. There are many items in the cabin that are interesting to many people that visit and rent from us, including the art, but the main thing is that people feel comfortable and at home when they are there. We normally do not have problems with cell phone reception, if you go the side of the house that faces the road. Some providers work better than others. The driveway is easy to go up, if you put it in a lower gear and give it plenty of gas. I am 68 years old, a woman, and drive up and down it 3 or 4 times a week, in a regular car and have no problems. The road and driveway are paved all the way to the house. Thanks again and we are very happy you are safe and will come again without the stress of an oncoming hurricane.
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Nice View, Smelly Room

  • 2 of 5

I would like to start off with some positive points. First, the view was nice and the floor plan was pretty cool. I really liked the outside fireplace and deck area. The location was nice as well. There are a lot of things close to the cabin which gave the family lots of things to do.

Now for the things that were not so nice. The upstairs bedroom that had the bunkbeds in it smelled like a dog had repeatedly pissed in there. We told the owner’s about it and they told us to change the blankets on the bed. We did, and it did not help one bit. We searched high and low and could not find the source of the smell. The first night it was so bad that we had to remove the mattresses and had the children sleep in other rooms. We contacted the owner’s again because a circuit tripped in one of the rooms and they do not provide access to the circuit breaker (waited 7 hours for someone to show up), and we mentioned the smell again. The owner’s claimed that the room does not smell. It is weird that there was a giant air freshener sitting on the table between the two bunkbeds, I wonder why that could be??? I did notice that there was a small leash hanging from the coat rack right when you enter the front door… Next, they claim that the cabin was professionally decorated. We found the book on how to decorate a log cabin located on one of the book shelves. I’m being nitpicky when it comes to the décor, but I did want to state that the use of medieval light fixtures were interesting, particularly because they came with authentic cobwebs and all. Not only did the light fixtures need a good cleaning, my water bottle fell off the nightstand and rolled behind the headboard and when I picked it up, it was covered in cobwebs as well. Also, under amenities, for the part labeled pool/spa, they list whirlpool. My wife mistook this for a hot tub, but what it really means is that one of the bathrooms has a tub with jets in it.

I would not recommend this place, nor would I stay here again. My family and I stay in a cabin every year, and this was one of the worst experiences we have had over the last 10 years.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry, you seemed "unhappy" with our beautiful well appointed home. We followed through immediately. We do rent to pet owners, floors are mopped after guests leave the same or next day. Have had same cleaners for 9 years with no complaints. We have had nothing but really positive comments both written and oral. I sent my cleaner within one hour after you called, as I was out of town and I asked him to check the room for any smells of any kind, he called me back that he did not smell anything and turned the breaker back on as you were not present when he was there. I came back in town on Friday, the day you departed to check for the smell and found nothing. I just received a text from my new renter who arrived yesterday, these are her words "Everything is wonderful! Your home is stunning!!! We are having great fun. I have to let my home, the pictures and 9 years of customers speak for themselves as some people will be unhappy, no matter where they are.
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5

Best

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed in a lot of cabins over the years but this was the best one I've ever stayed in!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Cabin for Families

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cabin for two families - four adults and four kids. We fit very comfortably in the house! The kitchen is beautiful and functional (fully stocked with cooking items and dishes/utensils/cups), the half-bathroom off the main living room area was helpful with all the kids, and the multiple places to sit gave us a number of spots to converse/watch tv/hang out. The outside fireplace was so cozy with the rocking chairs, and we loved the big kitchen table! The driveway up to the cabin is very steep but manageable with our small-SUV and minivan. The location is convenient, with an Ingles is within 10 minutes of the cabin and the city of Helen is about 30 minutes away. The city of Hiawassee also had a really fun playground for the kids and a few neat little shops to visit - and if it had been in the summer, it'd be easy to visit the lake for swimming. We highly recommend this cabin and hope to be back someday!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, Serene, Secluded Property - Sitting on top of the world!

  • 5 of 5

We visited "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" in May for a girls weekend getaway. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. It was spacious with enough rooms and bed to accommodate us all, AMAZING views, and a huge kitchen. The owners were wonderful to work with and we felt right at home in this cabin. One of our favorite moments was sitting in the big rocking chairs in the evening talking into the wee hours of the morning. Can't say enough good things about this place. My husband and I will definitely be making a trip there together in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! Everyone loves our porch, it is so spacious and can accomdate a lot of people. The fireplace is so relaxing and seems to stay up late talking. Please come again and tell all your family and friends!
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Hartsfield Jackson - ATL
Car: necessary

Located just minutes from the town of Hiawassee yet close to the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, you'll want to check out the calendar of events online at the chamber to see what festivals, concerts and shows are coming up & plan accordingly. There are free concerts on the square, weather permitting, each Saturday night during the season. Local artists display their wares in many of the quaint little shops along the way & antiquers will have fun mulling over the booths there as well. You'll enjoy a wide variety of restaurants with cuisines ranging from Sushi to Barbecue & everything in between. Bring your boat & dock it at a nearby marina or rent a pontoon, jet skis or kayaks & spend the day on pristine Lake Chatuge, the jewel of Hiawassee! Families with small children will want to visit the Cabbage Patch Museum or trout farm & everyone loves a picnic at one of the nearby waterfalls. Don't miss the Alpine village of Helen just 30 minutes away, and plan to go tubing on the river!

Other Activities: boating, fairs, festivals, concerts, kayaking, canoeing, panning for gold, Octoberfest, shopping, fairgrounds,

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125

50% when booked. Balance due 30 days before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.