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Mountain Top Lodge in Aska Adventure Area

56 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Lodge, 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 4.5 Baths,

Ridge Top Lodge is perched on the top of Raccoon Ridge at an elevation of 2400 feet. With spectacular views of picturesque, distant mountains, it is secluded on nearly 2 acres. It's perfect for a families or small groups wanting to relax in elegant surroundings.

An excellent opportunity for relaxation and viewing nature awaits you with over 1200 feet of wrap-around decks and a gas log third floor fireplace - one of three. The high-quality Maxx Elite 6-person jetted therapy hot tub, situated on its own outdoor pad, is a must to enhance your relaxation.

Three bedrooms are suites, each with its own bathroom, closet and doors opening onto the expansive decks ringing the house. Two suites have king beds, the third has two queens. The master on the Main also has a sitting room with fireplace. The two bedrooms on the Terrace Level share an adjoining bathroom (‘Jack & Jill” design). Both have bunk beds, one with queen bunks and the other with a single over full.

The Main Room has a well-appointed sitting area with a gas log fireplace and entertainment cabinet with a TV, DVD player and stereo w/indoor speakers. The dining table seats ten with room for an additional three at the kitchen bar. There is sufficient service for all.

The Entertainment Room on the Terrace Level features a big screen TV (50inch) and DVD blue ray player - a DVD library is available. Composite CD’s with music compilations are provided; Pool Table – regulation (88 x 44), three piece slate, professionally leveled; Game and Card Table; Pictionary and similar group games; and a variety of Board and Card games.

Keywords: Cabin, Aska, mountain view

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Kelly Romich (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Kelly Romich

I fell in love with this cabin at the top of the mountain. Once my son started playing basketball and pursuing a college scholarship, there wasn't much time to relax in Blue Ridge and I started renting the cabin. Now others can enjoy it as much as I do!

Kelly Romich purchased this lodge in 2009

What makes this lodge unique

Raccoon Ridge is centrally, if not 'perfectly' located. The Toccoa River flows past the bottom of the Ridge. Sandy Bottom adventure center area (kayak, canoes and tubing) is a mile east on Aska Road. You can rent or put air in the tubes, load up the truck, drop folks off upsteam at the National Forest canoe launch and pick them up an hour and one-half later at Shallowford Bridge. For the really good fishing, drive east to the far end of the County to Cooper's Creek, also part of the National Forest. Two miles to the west are the Aska National Forest Hiking / Mountain Biking trails. There is a marked trail leading to this area through back country from Raccoon Ridge. Head east to the end of Aska road, turn right and you come to Noontoola Creek Farm which has one of the finest sport clay shooting facilites you'll find. Thirty minutes northeast you can enjoy whitewater rafting on the Ocoee river. Two hours north is Clingman's dome (the second highest peak in the Blue Ridge Mountains). There is a new local public golf course, Old Toccoa Farm, you can spend an afternoon in Blue Ridge or just 'chill' on the deck overlooking the valley.


based on 56 traveler reviews

Mountain Top Lodge in Aska Adventure Area
average rating of 4.875 based on 56 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Everything about this cabin is perfect! It was very clean, nice linens, well stocked kitchen, nice hot tub, beautifully decorated, lots of room for parking and tons of room for sleeping. The view is from the very top of the mountain and still convenient to rafting and downtown Blue Ridge. Our entire group raved about this cabin. This was our first time in Blue Ridge but we have rented many cabins in Gatlinburg with larger groups and this was by far the nicest we have seen. Kelly was very responsive and great to work with. We even saw two black bears in the front yard. Thank you for allowing us to use your beautiful home. We will definitely be back!

Thank you,

Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Radiation Oncology

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wish I could give this house 5 stars

  • 1 of 5

My family rented this property for the week for our vacation. We all traveled very far to get here and we were looking forward to a nice and relaxing week! The house was beautiful and very comfortable but there was a lot of broken, non-functioning, poorly maintained aspects of the house that made the daily living with so many people extremely difficult. The one bed was broken and when the owner was alerted she sounded as if she knew about it and it was no big deal but didn't offer to send anyone out to fix it but is now trying to charge us for the bed that was broken when we got there. The oven never heated over 200 degrees, the satellite TV was out the entire week, the grill didn't work, the decks were infested with termites and carpenter bees and extremely dirty, the landscaping was a complete mess and obviously was never touched and had over grown weeds everywhere, breakers were off all throughout the house, the only bathroom on the main floor (not in a bedroom) didn't work and there was things like cords, tools, hoses, etc laying ALL over the outside property. The house is gorgeous and we had a great time but it's a shame that the maintenance was so poorly kept. We own multiple rental properties and would never have left a negative review if not for the poor communication and handling of the broken bed situation. It is a shame that such a great vacation left such a sour taste in our mouth. We love Blue Ridge and definitely will return but probably not at this house.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was only notified of all these issues after the renters checked and were notified that they would charged for the repair of the broken bed. It is never an easy conversation to inform a renter that they will be charged for damage. I was in France when the renters emailed me to tell me about the broken bed (which included a picture). I told them that I was very sorry, did not know the bed was broken and would see if I could have it fixed. He responded that "it was no big deal for us--we made it work". I did not hear from the renters again until their departure. There was no mention of a single problem about the cabin until I notified them that they would be charged for the broken bed. I sent the picture to the prior renters and my housekeeper and confirmed that the bed was not broken prior to their stay (the railing was broken and the mattress was lying on the floor). I then received a scathing email with a long list of issues (most of them noted in the review) and accusations. I called Dish and was able to obtain a credit for the TV not working and I provided the credit to the renters. As to the landscaping, the renters were correct. I found out while I was in France that my landscaper had moved and had not been to the property. Given the 4th of July holiday, I found someone to come and "weed whack", but the landscaping was not in good repair. The carpenter bees have been awful this year and my pest control company is currently treating the carpenter bee issue, but it is a 4 treatment process (I am on treatment 2). Arrow also checks for termites and I am sure that the decks are not infested with termites. As to the breakers and electricity--the cabin often loses electricity (no underground cables on the mountain). When strong storms go through the breakers can get tripped. This is very easy to remedy. As to the toilet, I had a plumber go out, but he could not find an issue with it. As to stuff lying all over the property, I can only imagine they are referring to an abandoned irrigation system and outdoor lighting wiring. I take pride in my cabin and work with renters to address any issues. I don't enjoy notifying renters of damage. I talk with people prior to renting and rarely have damage. I wish I had been informed of these issues-- it is hard to fix problems that you don't know about.
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Beautiful home, pictures are up to date and owner is great to work with.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long Adult getaway weekend in Kelly's home, easily accommodated our 6 couples. The home was well stocked, clean

decorated nicely with amazing views.

We will be booking this for our annual trip- highly recommend!

Thank you Kelly for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A fabulous setting for a family get together.

  • 5 of 5

Our 3 adult children, grandchildrenand ourselves enjoyed 5 days at this gorgeous home. There was plenty of room for everyone, fully equipped with fantastic views. The kids enjoyed tubing, white water rafting, and swimming in a nearby creek. Everything was close by. We grilled, used the hot tub and played billiards. I highly recommend this home away from home. Everyone wants to return. It's 5 stars for sure.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cabin was well supplied and very warming..

  • 5 of 5

My stay here was wonderful. The view of the mountains was beautiful the cabin was well supplied very warming. It rained most of the time we were here but the rain didn't stop our stay the huge decks made it easy for us to stay on the outside. Planning for next year and thanks to Kelly R.... Stacy M. And Family Winterville Ga...

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Kelly was pleasant to deal with. However, we were very dissappointed to find that the outdoor fireplace was not in working order (and it didnt seem to pressing for anyone to fix it)..needless to say, it rained one day and the covered fireplace was one of the selling points of why we picked this house :( So VERY disappointed! Also, the yard space is not level, as we had originally thought..which was a negative when you have 9 kids with you. Aside from that, the property was good for the price. Not a new cabin with the "best" views, but well stocked and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Lisa. As discussed, the logs were working a week ago. My guess is that when I had the decks pressure washed it may have blown out the pilot light. Unfortunately my handyman was away for the long weekend and under GA law, only the propane company that services your tank can work on gas logs. The gas company was also closed for the long weekend. It was unfortunate timing. The logs inside the cabin work fine. As to an unlevel yard--the cabin is at the top of a mountain. There is a level patio off the terrace and the driveway is completely flat around the front of the house, and the firepit area is level, but otherwise, you are right, the lot is mountainous.
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Atlanta Hartsfield Airport
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
White Path Gplf Course
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Downtown Blue Ridge
Car: necessary

White water rafting (nearby Ocoee River), Tubing on Toccoa River, Sporting clay shooting, Mercier Apple Orchards, Aska Adventure Trails and Benton McKaye Hiking Trails, Fish Hatchery; Coopers Creek for trout fishing


Rates & Availability

Blue Ridge Lodge Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 6 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 6 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are for 12 guests; $10 per person per night for parties over 12 guests
Cancellation within 30 days of rental without penalty; cancellations within 30 days of stay may re-book another stay.
No refunds for snow or icy conditions; may rebook another stay. Must be at least 30 years old to book.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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North Georgia Mountains Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    King Loft Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Queen Loft Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Terrace Jack-n-Jill Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main Floor Powder Room - toilet , Located in the Front Foyer
  • All baths are spacious and have oil rubbed bronze fixtures.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Master on the Main - 1 king , Also has a keeping room, fireplace and TV
    Queen Loft Suite - 2 queen
    King Loft Suite - 1 king , Opens onto the deck near the outdoor fireplace; TV
    Terrace Full/Twin Bunk Room - 1 bunk bed , Twin over Full bunk bed; jack-n-jill bath
    Terrace Queen Bunk Room - 1 bunk bed , Queen bunk beds with Jack-n-Jill bath
  • King size beds (2) Two bedroom suites with king beds, Queen size Beds (4) One bedroom suite with two queens and terrace level bunk room with queen over queen bunk bed. Twin or Single Beds (1) Full bed (1). Twin over full bunk bed in Terrace Level bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Outdoor fire pit.

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