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Rustic Hide-a-way with Bubbling Hot Tub and Wifi

Bedrooms 2
Space 640 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms plus sleeper sofa loft, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 6

Hidden away in the quiet woods of the popular Tanglewoods area of Sautee-Nacoochee, Rustling Leaves cabin is an inexpensive place for a get-a-way in the mountains of Northeast Georgia. All the activities of downtown Helen are just 4 miles away. Rustling Leaves is newly-updated, with rustic pine walls, shiny new pine floors, and soaring wood-beamed ceilings to greet you as you step through the front door. Warm up by the stone and wood fireplace with a crackling wood fire, Cook a meal in the galley-style kitchen, complete with a new saltillo tile floor and a bar overlooking your private hot tub. Step out on the covered deck to soak in your bubbling hot tub, or eat a meal overlooking the woods. A private bedroom and sleeper sofa loft provide sleeping arrangements for 4 people upstairs. Downstairs, a smaller second bedroom features a full size futon for two more people.

NEW FOR 2015! Wireless Internet, a flat screen TV in living room, and a new queen bed in the master!

More Details

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

This cabin was a joy to stay in. It was the perfect size for the 3 of us and 2 dogs. We did not see much wildlife outside, but the weather was perfect. We will be back.

Bravo Zulu for Sulu a cozy cabin!
Aug 2016
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Helen Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Toilet and vanity area separate from tub/shower. Bathroom can be privately accessed through the downstairs bedroom, or from the living room.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 double
    Downstairs - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Sleeper sofa in upstairs loft sleeps an additional two people. Maximum capacity is 6 people.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Full Kitchen: Kitchen Contains a Double Sink, Stovetop and Oven, Refrigerator, Microwave, Toaster, Crockpot and Coffeemaker. There Is No Dishwasher. Cooking Utensils Provided: Pots, Pans, Dishware, Glasses, Utensils, and Silverware Are Provided. Apartment-sized refrigerator has ice cube trays and bin for ice. Covered Lanai has a Private Hot Tub, and an Outdoor Eating Area. Living Room has a TV with DVD player. Master Bedroom has a small TV in armoire. There is a new convenience store (Tanglewood Mart) within walking distance which carries canned and paper products, ice, charcoal, frozen foods, beer and wine.


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Rustic Hide-a-way with Bubbling Hot Tub and Wifi
average rating of 4.5116277 based on 50 reviews

Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is simple, cute, and almost exactly as advertised. The location is fairly isolated and serene. Sure, you can see other cabins from the parking area, but once you're inside, it feels like you're alone on the mountain side.

The main reason I picked this cabin was for the wood fireplace and the fire pit and they really were the highlight of the trip! Super fast WIFI, great hot tub. Close enough to Helen restaurants and shops, far enough from the crowd.

The only complain... two nights no long enough to enjoy it fully! Planing on staying a full week next time.

Ps. We arrived late at night and had no problems finding the cabin following Kate detailed directions

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Overall enjoyable

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay in this area, and the cabin was great place for us to reconvene, barbque, and have family time. State parks, tubing nearby. Hot tub was great, kitchen adequate for our needs. Great for family. Town of Helen convenient for supplies and a sense of community. Pretty color scheme inside the cabin of blues and greens. Other cabins are nearby, so it's a tiny bit more suburban in the woods than I expected. However, for the kids who were new to glamping, this was enough excitement and I assume the cost of convenience to Helen.

The following is not meant as a critique that detracted from our trip but hopefully constructive -- another comment mentioned spiders. There are probably a lot in this area, generally. I found the house fairly clean. That said, it would be helpful to wash the windows and provide screens, as I think the dirty windows make the cabin seem dirty despite its cleanliness. Only two windows had screens (sliding glass door didn't, nor did any of the bedrooms or bathroom). When I did open a window, there was a large spider web in it, and of course, no screen. Also, there were some droppings under the spare pillows in the downstairs closet. I left them there, as we did not need those pillows. I live in a rural area myself, and I get it that mice do come in (I am on the prowl constantly at my home). There was a dropping on the kitchen counter in the morning (which I had wiped the night before). Ps. I recommend the electric mouse trap baited on Amazon, baited with dry cat food, near the stove or fridge (mice in my house invariably duck under the stove). The droppings in the bedroom were larger -- and I'm guessing old. The bbq outside was not cleaned by the last user, unfortunately. Finally, we noted that we had two non-romantic adults and two kids. It would have been good to have an extra set of sheets for the third bed, which we needed. My friend drove up later and I asked her to bring an extra set. Thanks for your patience and these are quick fixes.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice cabin in the woods

  • 4 of 5

We booked this cabin when we decided to evacuate Florida due to Hurricane Irma. Kate was quick to respond, which was helpful because things booked fast. The cabin was great for what we needed. I brought two kids and two dogs with me. The kids loved the vcr and tapes, fun blast from the past! We also enjoyed the hot tub each night. Very convient to Helen and lots of nature trails.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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small, simple and conveniently located

  • 5 of 5

packed in with several other cabins, but plenty of privacy and peace and quiet.

super convenient to unicoi, helen, hiking, tubing and everything else.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not what I played for or requested

  • 1 of 5

My wife is allergic to mold and there was mold all over. Poison oak around the fire pit. The refrigerator wouldn't keep nothing cold. Tv half worked and on and on and on worse vacation ever

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Had you contacted us during your stay, we would have been happy to address any issues you may have had, instead of hearing about them now. Our contact information is provided in all of our emails, and is posted throughout the cabin. We are only a call or text away! As far as your comments are concerned, I immediately contacted my cleaning crew and had them look throughout the cabin for mold, but could not find any. The area around the cabin has just been weed eaten, and is mainly compressed leaves around the vicinity of the fire pit, so perhaps you encountered something in the surrounding woods while searching for firewood? We have also checked the TV for loose wires, and have not been able to determine what the issue was during your stay. The refrigerator is cooling the contents, and we have not had any complaints from the guests who stayed after your visit. Again, we would have been happy to send our handyman up to look at it during your stay. I am sorry that your stay at the cabin did not meet your expectations. The condition of the cabin after your departure did not meet my expectations either, so I would politely request that you choose another cabin for your next stay.
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Atlanta International
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Innsbruck Golf Resort (public)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Intersection of Rt 356 and Rt 17/75
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Several in Downtown Helen

Helen, Northeast Mountains, Georgia, USA (Approximately 4 Miles North of Helen) -- Just minutes from Unicoi State Park and Anna Ruby Falls, and four miles northeast of the Helen City Limits. The cabin is located about two miles from Unicoi State Park and Anna Ruby Falls.

Other Activities: Shopping, Mini Golf, Wildlife Viewing, Just minutes from Unicoi State Park and Anna Ruby Falls


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Security Deposit Waiver $29
Pet Fee $25
Cleaning $55
Tax Rate 15.0%

Security deposit waiver is required for all bookings, in place of the traditional security deposit. This waiver covers unintentional damages, up to $1000. This fee is non-refundable.

Nightly rates do NOT included taxes or cleaning fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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