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Superior Family Retreat!..Self Contained..Escape $ hundreds for activities

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5 acres .Spring fed swimming pond/boat skiff..Unlimited outdoors activities..

See also, expanded details under Why We Chose this property for rental.

Eliminate costly activity fees, food, gas, being on the road wasting family time traveling.

No need ever to leave the Retreat...Self contained .. Excellent outdoor activities and indoor recreation..Many guest never leaves the Retreat...It saves

$ hundreds in entertainment pursuits, avoiding crowds, fuel costs, and food cost... Much more family time ...not burning up the road.

Excellent for small business getaways... More quality time together and peace and quiet...relax and enjoy the scenery with good business discussions without city distractions..

Review of outdoor activities: horseshoes, swimming in clear water spring fed pond with Rock inlay around the entire pond ..with skiff boat, fishing, Creek for children and pets, family firepit (marshmallow and smores time...With quality seating and firewood provided, lighted Pavilion and grille For outdoor picnic, huge well maintained grassy lawn area(toss football, badminton, chasing and playing tag, nice playhouse and sliding board, prayer and reflection bridge over robust creek, enjoying sitting by pond at sunset.. The outside activities are only limited by your imagination.

Indoor activities, ping pong, games for children and adults, cards furnished, DVDs and player..for children and adults (approximately 75), books for all types of readers, relaxing on wraparound porches (watching sunrise and sunset with your favorite beverage), enjoying the stone high rise fireplace, DISH TV 200 channels/Music and NETFLIX on all 3 floors.. WI-FI throughout the house, on rainy days..catch up on long distance phone calls..included ..with unlimited local calls, great.. very quiet naps in the downstairs man cave.. with private porch.. And rockers.

Complete and total privacy...We mean ..Away from it all.....No traffic at all.. probably not see 5 cars in a week, excellent view of the surrounding mountains...miles of walking trails....there are no commercial properties in this well established community...only farmland and get away cabins...complex has registered engineer nearby (15 minutes away) for any emergencies with house facilities or other technical issues.....access roads are paved to the final entry into the property...gravel road for approximately 500 yards...No one ever annoyed by well graveled road, panoramic view of valley and horse farm... Maybe feed the horses... It's been done for many years... Bring your own apples and carrots....

Unlimited local and long distance calls (US ONLY): You and you guests are invited to use the phone for both local and long distance calls within the and games for the, videos, etc.

Review of amenities:

LARGE PICNIC PAVILLIION FOR UP TO 50 PEOPLE: Picnic pavillion has large picnic table inside the covered another table adjoining the pavillion...The pavillion has ample electricity and easy access to the pond.The guest must advise property owner of the use of the pavillion for more than 20 (twenty persons. There are charges applied based on the number of additional guest the rentor is inviting... 20 or more for a very modest fee.. great for family reunions... Company getaways.




More Details

Property Manager
Jim McGraw
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, Southern drawl’’...advanced...most northern lingo.
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2018

About Jim McGraw

Jim & Dana McGraw

Both retired professionals... Jim is a published author on Kindle and Amazon... writing a trilogy about the EXTREMES of life....His...Book 1 “Sky Diamonds”,now on 2 “Eagles Flight” due out late spring.

We travel extensively...spoil our grandchildren and enjoy good food and great conversation and shared memories and experiences of the challenging life...lived by us both.. I served as a Fleet Marine Corpsman in Vietnam 1968/69...

Dana rose from being a young educator, to being the Assistant to the Superintendent of Gwinnett Schools...she now is consultant to the Western Association of Eductors and observes rising teachers and decides their potential for being a certified teacher....she only selects the best....before they become certified to teach in Georgia..a truly dedicated educator and inspiration to those who seek quality education and inspiration to excel ..both professionally and in character ...

Enjoy our refuge and Retreat...

Jim McGraw purchased this house in 2009

Why Jim McGraw chose Hiawassee

Extreme privacy and ideal for families or reunions.....small executive meetings for relaxed casual environment. Surrounded by large horse farms and gardens. Private road... Limited access via road to the Retreat.

A very unique and powerful getaway for those seeking seclusion and the quiet ...along with privacy ... surrounded by a magnificent panoramic view of mountains, a robust stream running through the property....a gentle whisper for naps or just relaxing on the wrap around porch and enjoying the lull of the stream. ... having your favorite drinks and libations...... morning coffee and tea before dinner. The porch is an Excellent environment for conversation and reflections on the day and what’s up for tomorrow’s adventures on limitless experiences surrounding the Retreat. ...most about 30 minutes away.

Many of our guests comments stated they preferred staying on the property.... including staying for meals, games on the massive well landscaped lawn...enjoying a large fire pit with oak firewood with custom made chairs..sharing memories with family and friends... or that special employee that excelled in their professionalism.....only the limits of your imagination and creativity hold back letting go of the complex world away from the Retreat..

When the last time you challenged someone to play horseshoes or just walking down country roads. Playing touch football or something special with the kids or in shape friends wanting to play badminton...

The memories will be passed along to coming generations.... the children and grandchildren will continue remembering this special event and renewing family ties and restoring family bonds with those consumed by the outside world....

What makes this house unique

Comments about pond and swimming.

The “pool” is a double spring fed’s 900 foot linear in size.. 19 feet deep...the Homeaway website didn’t give us the choice to list pond/pool.. The pond is private to the Retreat.. the pond is continuously recycling (2 underground) springs water.. the whitewater creek, adjoining the pond,; is under the Appalachian Trail Federal Park sanctuary guidelines. no chemicals, septic systems.. sparkling fresh water from mountain aquifers...the pond has rock inlay around it. No muddy entry or exit. Walk down step .

The pond does remain cold year round... a large towel or wraparound robe is recommended by our previous guests. Our guests have been very pleased with the pond. Clean, clear..comments.

I’ll be glad to provide additional information (phone 404-783-7233) about the pond if desired.



Swimming pond and robust creek. Horseshoes, ping pong, fishing in private pond stocked. Fire pit for family. Superior porches with rockers, unlimited local and long distance calls, Wi-Fi, man cave with private porch with rockers. Dish TVs on each floor. Games, books, toys, DVDs, too many to list!

Horseshoes, wading the robust creek on property, playing on huge well landscaped lawn, having lunch or dinner in the large pavilion, escape from the pressures of the surrounding world outside...


Hiawassee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Any damages to the Retreat..may result in total loss of security deposit. This includes both the outside and inside .. and any related property.
  • Please see the ground rules ..for complete details of property and house.. via attachment. Notify us if ground rules not received.
  • Campers and Trailers are permitted..,upon consultation... An increased security deposit may be required.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Upstairs master suite
    Main level - toilet , shower , Just off kitchen- main floor
    Man cave downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located in Man Cave
  • Upstairs master suite....very large bath...dual mirrors for him and her to groom....light and fan switch to control lighting an vent steam etc....linen and bath closet....all bathrooms have mirrored grooming and sink facilities....linen and storage spaces...PICNIC PAVILLION CAN ACCOMMODATE 50 PLUS GUEST FOR FAMILY GATHERINGS
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 king , Upstairs mastersuite
    Main level - 1 king , Main floor entrance
    Upstairs loft area/office - 1 twin/ single , Single bed - day bed
    Man Cave - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Downstairs man cave and laundry
  • Upstairs suite has king bed with walk-in closet... DISH network with large screen... fan and overhead lighting... large bath and shower accommodates two adults at the same time... dual mirrors and vanities... large storage for clothes... dressing bench... adjacent work office facility and day bed...overlooking estate... Main floor quest room... king size bed with private bath and shower... mountain decorative motif... DISH TV with large screen size... old fashioned cabinet for clothing... vanity and mirror... rocking chair... adjustable window shades...great for handicap access via ramp directly into main room. Walk-on access to wrap around porch with ample rockers, grilling, and overseeing the estate and Hall Creek....'Man Cave'....downstairs area...queen bed...private bath and shower...DISH TV and average size TV...private porch just off the bedroom that overlooks Hall Creek...has rocking chairs and grill...laundry area located here....children's play furniture. Unlimited calls US...
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Smoking is not allowed inside the house at all... smokers have large walk around access to porches and rocking chairs outside the house... the kitchen sink area has a very hot water dispenser for tea and hot chocolate... while no traditional swimming pool... the estate has a very large creek fed fishing and swimming pond... crystal clear water from Hall Creek running through the property.


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Superior Family Retreat!..Self Contained..Escape $ hundreds for activities
average rating of 4.96 based on 50 reviews

Perfect place for watching Solar Eclipse!

  • 5 of 5

The owners, Mr and Mrs McGraw, were really wonderful. They were very helpful and kind. We wanted a place for 3 couples and our 3 dogs to watch the Solar Eclipse and this home was in the path of Totality, and it had a fabulous large open area for viewing the eclipse, plus playing with dogs, walking, sitting, reading, etc. The property was private, and the house had 3 levels so each couple had their own "space". The grounds were just lovely. There is a beautiful stone bordered "pond" that was really much larger than the photos can show, plus a lovely little babbling creek along the border of the property which the dogs loved. The house had wonderful decks and there were gates to keep the dogs contained. We enjoyed our breakfasts and cocktails on the middle deck each day, and sitting out by the creek and pond was very special. The main "great room" was large enough for all of us to sit in, cook, have meals, read, chat, visit, etc. There are grills on the deck, plus another under a picnic shed. The beds were all comfortable and each couple had a private bathroom, which was great. The house is nicely furnished, and the beds were all comfortable. There were TV's in the great room and in the bedrooms, but, we didn't use them, except for the day before the eclipse to check the weather forecast! We enjoyed the peace and quiet of the property and having great conversations with each other. The house is about a 10 minute drive to the Appalachian Trail and we did go one day for a short hike. The road we took turns to gravel and is a bit rough, not suitable for sports cars, but, you can also access the trail a few minutes further on main roads at Dicks Creek Gap. (Warning...this time of year yellow jackets are aggressive and we found 4 nests on a short section of the trail....a couple of our party members were stung multiple times and we met other hikers who had tangled with the bees!) True everywhere on the trail this time of year-so just be careful if hiking until we get a good frost which will kill back the bees. Beautiful lake and the very nice town of Hiawassee is just 7 miles away. We didn't want to leave the we had everything we needed and enjoyed our 3 night/4 day stay immensely! Thank you Jim and Dana for allowing us to stay at your beautiful property. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sandra, Dana and I loved your words of exactly what the Retreat is meant to be..a refreshing getaway and being hugged with the beautiful mountains and the lush green property all around you. The Retreat seemed perfect for y'all and everyone had a "getaway" and place for quiet read or nap. We truly appreciate your kindness and generosity in words for the spirit of the mountains and of getaways it provides for so many wonderful guests like you. We enjoy sharing a "little piece of heaven" with couples like you. Please return in the future and see the spring flowers and fall leaves. If it's not an inconvenience please send along pics of y'all and the doggies outside. Our most sincere thanks to you all, Jim & Dana McGraw
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Lake Worth

A cabin that has everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

From the great communication with the owners, to everything this location can’t beat it!

The whole house was immaculate... kitchen was fully stocked, all cabinets clearly labeled, extra paper products provided, living room was roomy and cozy, dining room was a good size for 6-8 people, the bedrooms were very roomy with comfy beds and the best linens. The backyard was everything we could have asked for.... Picture perfect, lake/pool, a creek, fishing, firepit, room for lawn games and gorgeous trees. The cabin is in a great location, quiet and country with a town nearby for grocery and dining.

We’ve stayed at many cabins and this was by far the best!!! We will definitely be back!!!

Thank you for having us!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words and we are delighted that y’all had a memorable getaway. Jim
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Beautiful property, great owners!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about how gorgeous this property is! Our family had the best time in our week long stay. The kids, ages 15, 8 and 5 all enjoyed the swimming pond (great to cool off on those hot summer days), creek and wonderful lawn. Our dogs especially enjoyed free reign of the yard, creek and pond. Our border collie would chase the frisbee for hours, then just lay down in the creek to cool off, he was in heaven. The space inside is perfect, there are 3 levels so everyone has their own space. I had to put in a few hours of work on this trip, but the wifi was outstanding and travelled through the entire home and onto the porch. There is no cell service, but with the great wifi and the land line provided in the home, you don't miss it. Jim and Dana were outstanding to work with and answered all my questions almost immediately, they do things the right way. Everything was as advertised. Loved our stay at this retreat and will most definitely be back very soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: How very kind of y'all to express your feelings and thoughts about the Retreat. Your words are important to us. We seek to provide our guests with family time never to be forgotten by the whole family. My wife (Dana) and I rejoice with the provision of services offered to our guests; many of you returning every year for a decade. We have established great relationships with our guests ; many exchanging photos and emails just to stay in touch. Again, thanks just isn't enough for your kind words and reflections.My wish for your family is never ending memories and love felt among those beautiful mountains. I pray your children will remember this vacation for decades to come; sharing with your grandchildren the importance of families being united and enjoying your blessings provided only by God. My sincere regards and thanks for your comments on the Retreat. Jim & Dana McGraw - The Up the Creek Retreat
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Great house and location

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable house. The three bedrooms were all essentially master bedrooms. Kitchen was a little small but workable. Fishing pond provided hours of entertainment. Owner was great to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Late thanks for your input and insight into our mountains..I appreciate your kind words. Please visit us again.. Jim
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Exactly what we wanted and More!

  • 5 of 5

Our family (Parents, 2 adult sons and wives, grandchildren ages 5 to 11) typically select coastal locations for our annual destination vacation. This year we decided to try something different and looked for a mountain get away where the families ( from Michigan

& South Carolina ) could meet. We all have pretty intense, high stress careers and wanted to relax, unwind and enjoy nature. I studied the property, read the reviews and secured the reservation dates. Every interaction and communication with Jim was gracious, accommodating and pleasant.

We pulled up to the property, piled out and started having fun from the very first minute! It truly is absolutely lovely! Picturesque, well maintained, sweet sounds of the creek and tranquil peace.

We divied up the sleeping arrangements, took stock of the amenities, made a loooong grocery list and a couple of us traveled back to Ingles grocery store (which is close enough to visit daily - and we did 🙂�) for the immediate needs. Nice store - nice staff .

We spent a day in Atlanta visiting the Aquarium and took in a Braves game. It's an easy 90 min drive and the Aquarium is well worth it!

The home is 3 stories (as depicted in the listing) and we appreciated that different sets of children and adults were able to go off and play or relax without being in each other's way - was perfect for us!

We spent days hiking the area, going for runs in the hills, playing horseshoes, building cairns in the creek, visiting the area waterfalls and lookouts and mostly watching the grandchildren running around the property. The rocking chairs along the beautiful expanse of the porch was my favorite spot! We would recommend this destination to anyone! To us it was a blessing to disconnect and find quiet relaxation as a family in a beautifully appointed home !

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jimi!! How very kind your words are to Dana and I. We delight in the memories and family time you all shared; that will remain in your family for decades and delight for the kids long after we're gone!! Our overseer spoke highly of your family and hopefully he helped as needed. We rejoice in your relaxation and fun together... Praying you all left with smiles and appreciation for those magnificent mountains that you enjoyed from the porch with coffee or something?! Again, as I age, the memories and families like yours ; keeps me young and beautifully at peace with sharing the Retreat. Please know how much we appreciate your trust and respect for this magnificent property and pray you'll have another time with us. Kindest blessings and peace to you all!! Jim & Dana McGraw Jimi, we were so honored that many of you drove so far to enjoy our state and north Georgia mountains..YA'LL TAKE CARE...Ya hear!!
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Peaceful and Relaxing Vacation....

  • 3 of 5

Thank you Jim & Dana for sharing your mountain retreat with us! We had a very fun-filled and relaxing week. The grounds are beautiful and the house was large enough for us all to spread out. We travel to the Georgia mountains every year and always try out a new place. Hopefully my feedback will help fellow travelers as well as the owners......


1. Pond out front is great - kids enjoyed fishing and adults sat by the campfire. Creek is really nice - can be seen from front porch rocking chairs and was safe for kids to play in.

2. Great place for kids and large dogs.

3. 3 Bedrooms - one on each floor which was great for privacy. We had 2 families so it was perfect for us. They were also dark, so we all slept really well!


1. House is 3 stories - it was fine for us, but be prepared to climb multiple flights of stairs all day long. It is 2 stories from the kitchen down to the grassy area outside.

2. Playset outside is being repaired so is not in a safe condition to be played on.

3. House is desperately in need of routine maintenance: the dryer vent was completely clogged and we had to vacuum the whole line out to get it to work. The filter for the main water line going into the house looks like it has never been changed - it was covered with mold and completely black. Appliances need to be serviced - dryer knobs are broken, ice maker in the refrigerator doesn't work well, etc. Jim, I will send you a list of the smaller items.

4. House is in need of a deep cleaning - closets, drawers, kitchen cabinets. Although the house is stocked with many handy items, we found many were broken, missing parts or unusable and were digging through drawers trying to find pieces. Someone else's dirty laundry was in the laundry room...

5. House has beds for only 9 people. Not all 9 beds have linens and some are missing mattress pads. There is a crib mattress, but it has no sheets. There are also not enough pillows and blankets...I would suggest bringing all your own bedding.

6. Because of the items above, we feel the rental rates are too high.... we were charged extra per person over 8 people, (we had 10) but there were no beds for them?

7. The owner accepts only payments by check through the mail... so there is no protection for the renter. Not sure who was saving on the Home Away fees, but we didn't feel it was us...

Thanks again for having us... we enjoyed our time and wish you much success in the future with your Hiawassee retreat!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 3 stars punitive see complete response on website Sharon, firstly. I truly appreciate your feedback on our shortcomings and disappointments. It will be acted on right away. Your list provides me and our cleaning staff with a challenge, but all our these issues will be quickly addressed. I have copied our cleaning staff and talked with Chris Kennell our overseer; we've already taken your feedback and assigned staff to completely correct all of your issues Cons: The 3 stories are noted in the description of the Retreat. We offer handicapped ramps and this should be the noted factor when guests are concerned about dealing with 3 floors. .We repeatedly encourage our quest to discuss any of these concerns and many other issues via phone or email, or text; weeks prior to arrival, and we'd address each concern ... . most guests confer with us on any issues that concerns them before arrival. We state on every form of contact with us, "please call us with any questions or concerning your stay." (This done from the beginning of the reservation process). The walk down to the playground is evident from the photos provided and we repeatedly encourage guests to discuss any issues that may concern them prior to arrival. If this issue was an impediment it should have been noted early on. The playground was under repair due to a retarded 15 year old boy destroying the flooring of the playhouse; we began working on this the day they checked out. These things happen in life for anyone. So sorry for your disappointment. We spent over $ 5000.00 repairing this destroyed property; not charging our guest for the retarded child's actions even though he was unattended. An example of the cost to maintain a high end property. Insurance wouldn't cover these damages. On maintenance issues needing addressing; have already been put into motion. I would appreciate your complete list of these items noted. All the issues regarding bedding also is underway and will be corrected However, see the factors below on accommodatingabove 7 guests. On the extra guest charges, again, we note the limitations to 7-8 persons; we asked for our guests going above that number to coordinate with us. The additional guest generate demands on air conditioning or heating, cleaning up after the additional guest leaves, liability insurance, etc. Most guests discuss the bedding limitations that impacted your party. Those guests bring sleeping bags or use the provide
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Blairsville Georgia
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Lake Chatuge beach
Car: necessary

Located about 90-minutes North of Atlanta. This region is noted for Indian history, Chattahoochee National Forest, Appalachian Cultural History & Trail, Mountain History, Gold Mining, Mountain Flora & Fawna. The area is noted for the following: Much sought after mountain properties with amenities... Lake Chatuge (marina services, restaurants, bars, shopping resorts)... Young Harris College provides... a complete array of cultural and educational activities to include, arts, drama, orchestra and voice assemblies, concerts(most often free), Sunday brunch open to public, Now a 4-year college it has provided the local area with tremendous opportunities to see and experience all forms of the arts... and course works in most major field. The world-renowned John C. Cambell arts center is located nearby.

Brasstown Valley Resort - top-rated resort providing championship golf, tennis, horseback riding, spa facilities, indoor and outdoor pools, walking trails, magnificent meals and buffets on weekend.

Other Activities: Located near Georgia's tallest mountain... Brasstown Bald.

Golf: Golf is available at the BRASSTOWN VALLEY RESORT, about a 20-minute ride from the estate. The resort has a champion course with adjoining bar and grill. THERE IS ALSO A NUMBER OF COURSES AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC NEAR BY.

Ski: Inquire about snow skiing before booking...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Maids $150
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit Refunding $500

Please read full website information... plus, the attachment on GROUND RULES...PLEASE ALERT US IF NOT RECEIVED DURING THE RESERVATION PROCESS...THANKS..
Full 20% discounts for All police, firemen, all veterans ..retired or active duty..DD214 required or military ID.
1/2 OF RENTAL RATE IS DUE IMMEDIATELY. PARTIAL REFUNDS ARE Listed on rates or check..BASED ON NOTICE FROM OUR GUESTS. There are surcharges for the total number of guest - $ 325.00 per night.up to 7 people ; above 7 guests.. $ 25.00 per night per guests..
See website reservation page.... You must provide towels and washcloths .
Our cancellation policy is thusly: Notice before 30 days 75% refund.... Within 30 days 50% of your deposit is retained;
this is due to having AGAIN REPOST this period..perhaps us losing a potential guest because of the limited time to reposting your reservation.
We will provide a full refund if someone books your cancellation...within 30day notice. This is most often the case.
All Emergrncy cancellations are determined by your circumstances and other factors we

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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