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**9 Bedroom Luxury Lake Retreat w/Private Dock & Lakeside Pavillion**

Bedrooms 9
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Bend of the River: the ideal destination for your reunion or retreat

Set in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, on the shores of the beautiful Lake Chatuge, you'll find one of Hiawassee's most welcoming getaways with spectacular lake and mountain views! Careful thought and planning went into the complete remodel of this sprawling lakefront resort with separate upper and lower areas, providing several options to accommodate couples or groups of up to 19. Bend of the River is designed for reunions, retreats, and family vacations while enjoying your own privacy.

Bring your boat or rent from one of the nearby marinas and tie up to your own your private dock. Guests may soak in the hot tub, use the pedal boat, relax by the fire pit or on our arbor swing that overlooks the pavilion, complete with a grilling area. Activities on the grounds include volley ball/badminton, bocce ball, horse shoes, corn hole, kayaking, canoeing, a miniature putting green, ping-pong, or billiards in the game room. Enjoy end-of-the-road privacy with ample parking. Just imagine, all of this and still only 10 minutes from shopping, churches, restaurants and entertainment. 'Bend of the River' - where ordinary takes a turn toward extraordinary!

Bend of the River is Flexible With Options For All!: In all, there are a total of 9 bedrooms and 6 baths, 3 full kitchens and 1 kitchenette, and 4 fireplaces. Perfectly suited for corporate or church retreats, planning seminars, reunions or family get-togethers for any occasion (especially for the holidays), Bend of the River caters to adults, but responsible families with well-behaved children are most welcomed. Sorry, but no pets allowed, no exceptions, and the property is strictly 'Non-smoking' throughout.

Share mountain views and lifetime memories at Bend of the River, where you can relax, refresh, and renew.

More Details

Property Manager
Gail Shue, Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017


Hiawassee Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 19
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , bunkroom (full w twin on top)
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen
  • .Three bedrooms have private bathrooms the other 6 share 3 bathrooms. Floor plans are available.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Hot Tub, Private Dock, Large pavilion, 3 full kitchens + 1 kitchenette, 4 fireplaces, fire pit area,bocce ball and horse shoe pit area, putting green, outdoor shower with hot and cold water, swing, many areas to get away and just relax. 6 kayaks and a canoe for rent with life jackets and paddles and paddle boat.. Boats must be rented before your arrival and for your entire stay.


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**9 Bedroom Luxury Lake Retreat w/Private Dock & Lakeside Pavillion**
average rating of 4.981818 based on 55 reviews
Hendersonville, NC

Bend of the River Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Nineteen family members gathered here in July, 2017, for our summer vacation. Our adult children and their families had a fantastic time enjoying the myriad of activities offered right on the lakefront property! The nine grandkids (ages toddler to 16) particularly loved the kayaks, canoe, and paddleboat plus the ping pong, billiards, foosball, skeeball, and air hockey inside the lodge. We played badminton and cornhole, fixed s'mores around the firepit, and had fun on the putting green. What more could any vacationer want??? I have to give a 'shout out' to Boundary Marina where we rented a deck powerboat for a few days. The favorite new activity of everyone was going tubing behind the boat and learning how to ski.

The Lodge is lovely with lots of living/cooking space and quiet indoor/outdoor space for relaxing and enjoying the view. We heartily recommend it for families who want a lakeside experience! We would love to go back !

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here in June 2017 with my extended family of 18 people. We found the place to be just as described and very inviting. The 3 full kitchens made food prep and storage great. The town was close and most items you would need were easily available. The house was very quiet and the lake was very peaceful. We rented the kayaks and we all had a great time paddling in the quiet cove. Water temp was perfect. Gail was easy to deal with and promptly returned any correspondence. I would highly recommend this house to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice weekend

  • 5 of 5

Perfect house for a big group. They need to take better pictures because the pictures just don't do it justice. Huge house. Lots of games and room for multiple places to hang out with separate small groups.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is probably the best place we have ever stayed at for our Church Ladies Retreat. It was amazing

  • 5 of 5

Our ladies church retreat thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this amazing home. There was plenty of room and beds for all of us. The view in the evenings when we had our bible study lessons and in the mornings from the deck while drinking our coffee were absolutely breath taking. It was a great experience and would recommend this property to anyone looking for a quiet, peaceful, serene location. Hope to return again someday!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for large groups.

  • 5 of 5

We found everything just as described. Our family of 16 had a blast. With ages ranging from 56 to 8, there was something for everyone. Beautiful weather allowed us to enjoy the outdoor space for 2 days, colder Sat made for a day inside. But even inside there was plenty of room and activities for all. Well stocked kitchens made meal prep easy. Both the kids and grandkids are already asking when we can go again. Gail is so nice to work with and very quick with answers to our questions.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bend of the River is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd year at Bend of the River and we love it more every time we visit! The badminton court was a great addition and we had a ton of fun playing on it! Already can't wait until next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Nearest Airport
117 Miles
ATL - Hartsfield Jackson
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Choose from 3 Golf Courses all within 20 minutes
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 76 & 75
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
So Many to choose from: Nearest is just
Nearest Ski
110 Miles
Sky Valley, NC
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Family Friendly Beach & Playground In Town
Car: necessary

Private & sequestered, Bend of the River Resort is located just 10 minutes away from the center of town, where you'll find a wide variety of restaurants, shops, marinas, theaters, hiking trails,and the GA Mountain Fairgrounds, home of the GA Mountain Fair, Fall Festival,& many other activities, as well as the Anderson Music Hall, with a star studded line up of top recording artists & performers. Dock your boat right out back at the private dock or rent one from either of the 3 nearby marinas. Swim, kayak, and play in your own back yard or, if you choose, visit the sweet little municipal park with a white sandy beach, playground, boat ramp & tennis courts in town. Got Golf? There are at least 3 major golf courses within 10 to 20 minutes away. How about horseback riding, a tour of the 3 local wineries, or a day of pampering at the spa? Of course, there's hiking, biking, waterfalls, boating, swimming & fishing & more! End the night soaking in the hot tub or roasting marshmellows around the firepit. Come relax, refrsh, and renew at Bend of the River.

Other Activities: Lake activities, boating, shopping, kayaking, canoeing, family beach w/playground

Golf: 3 major golf courses within 10 to 20 minutes


Rates & Availability

Hiawassee Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 14 2017 - Nov 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Value Season
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 5 2018
4 night minimum stay
Value Season
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Holiday
May 25 2018 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $385
Damage Deposit $500

Guests that do not need the entire lodge ( less bedrooms ) call for pricing.(not allowed during Peak and Holidays)
Normal check in 4 PM Check out 10 AM (subject to change if there is back to back reservations)
**Holiday Rates are same as Peak rates when booking for 5 or more days**

Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Payment Terms: 90 days before arrival 1/2, 30 days before arrival balance due.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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