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

Bedrooms 9
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 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 units, 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 new 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:
February 22, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

**9 Bedroom Luxury Lake Retreat w/Private Dock & Lakeside Pavillion** SPECIALS
average rating of 4.979592 based on 49 reviews
Atlanta, GA

Perfect for our family Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything we needed and more! All those kitchens were perfect for preparing meals--both group and individual. The indoor and outdoor spaces were amazing! The house was clean and well-stocked. Couldn't ask for a better set up for our family. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Impressive!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was fantastic! Everything was decorated perfectly for Christmas. There was plenty of space for our big family. Everything was clean and anything you could need was provided. Gail was fantastic to work with. I would definitely recommend a stay here and we plan to visit back soon as well!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Totally Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Well, I think this is my group of twelve fifth year visiting this fabulous Home Away From Home retreat. Always perfect. Each year there are improvements especially down at the campfire area by the lake. Management is always available and the customer service the best. Bring your friends and family they will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

What a great time we had at Bend of the River for our family reunion! It's a beautiful location with peaceful water in a cove. We rented boats and jet skis and we were out on the water every day. We fished off of the dock and kayaked all around. We had a dance party in one of the main living areas and played dominoes- so much fun for all age groups. With 2 washer/dryer sets, my sisters and I could do our family laundry throughout the week. The house is so big that you can find a quiet spot when you need to. Thanks Gail, working with you was a breeze. Hope to see you again at Lake Chatuge!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bend of the river

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with our family of 17 at this beautiful property for only 3 nights, and wished we would have rented it for one week. This house went beyond our expectations : beautiful lake view, very spacious, lots of amenities, and the grounds are well maintained. The location is just perfect, and only 7 minutes away from Ingles.

We would suggest for the owner to post new pictures, because the pictures on the web do not do any justice.

Gail, the manager, did an excellent job at making sure that our family had the most wonderful time.

We have already recommended this house to friends, and our family will be back very shortly.

Thank you for opening your house.

BWV Woodstock GA

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Columbus, MS

This place has it all!

  • 5 of 5

We picked Bend of the River for our big family vacation this year. 13 of us. We ALL thought this was the best place we've ever stayed - and we've been doing an annual time together for at least 26 years. There were so many activities to do at this place. The youngest in our group was 15 and the oldest was 78. There was something for everyone. We rented a boat from Boundary Waters Marina to add to the water fun. Kitchen was pretty well-stocked and there was plenty of room for all of us to enjoy our time together. I've already recommended Bend of the River to a few of my friends!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, we are glad that you and your family enjoyed their stay and hope to have you back again.
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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
Value Season
Jan 6 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Holiday
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
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
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $365
Security Deposit /$500 + $500
Boat Rental varies $10
Tax Rate 13.0%

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.
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Hiawassee Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
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
  • Chalet 1 has a total of 4 Bedrooms & 3 Baths. Chalet 2 has a total of 5 Bedrooms & 3 Baths.
  • 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
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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. Boats must be rented before your arrival and for your entire stay.

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