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Wilderness Lodge on the Lake! 4BR Sleeps 8-10

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Lodge, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Mountain Lion, Bobcat and Bear! Oh My! You're not in Kansas anymore when you enter this Wilderness Lodge Retreat located in sunny Hartwell, Georgia. With over 30 'stuffed' animals, we can assure you this will be a rental you'll remember for years to come. You'll love the charm of this wooded lodge and especially the location on the lake just 1 mile from downtown Hartwell's shops and restaurants.

Imagine waking up with a hot cup of coffee and sitting in the cozy sunporch overlooking the lake. Watch as the heron spears her breakfast, the fish jump and the birds build their nests. Spend the day sunning yourself on the two story covered boat dock or relaxing in the shade on one of the many lounge chairs. You may bring along your own boat for docking or rent one at a nearby marina. Take a quiet kayak ride in the cove and search for the home of the resident beaver. We're minutes from the main channel and the deep water in our cove keeps us wet all summer long.

We have provided all of the necessities you'll require as well as much of the entertainment you'll desire for the whole family! A large recreation room provides hours of fun and enjoyment playing pool, ping pong and a selection of games. If a football game or golf tournament is on the tube, watch it on one of our large screen (55', 70') TVs. Relax on one of the wood swings with a view of the water or soak in the hot tub with a glass of champagne. Have a festive family dinner around our farmhouse table or take a picnic to one of the many sandy shorelines on Lake Hartwell.

Bring your whole family for a vacation to remember on Lake Hartwell. Just don't feed the animals!

Keywords: Cabin, House, Lodge, Lake House, Getaway, Retreat, Family Escape, Vacation Rental

More Details

Julie Ouellette
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Julie Ouellette

We are an outdoors family, loving to swim, hike, dirt bike ride, tube and enjoy the surrounding area. We've decided to share our lodge with other families through rentals and hope to enjoy it throughout the year as well. We love Hartwell, the great shopping, the amazingly friendly people and the slow pace. We can't help but relax when we're up here. Most often you'll find us reading a book in the shade, sipping lemonade and laughing at silly jokes. From our family to yours, we wish you a relaxing vacation!

Julie Ouellette purchased this lodge in 2010

Why Julie Ouellette chose Hartwell

Hartwell is awesome, just minutes from I-85 and convenient to Atlanta, Greenville, the North GA mountains it's in the perfect location to enjoy all that Georgia and South Carolina have to offer. The people in Hartwell make you feel instantly at home. The country feel yet access to city amenities makes it a perfect escape.

What makes this lodge unique

This quiet neighborhood has large lots, well kept houses and many full time families. The lake is quiet and huge! Many times we are the only ones out on the water. We love taking a 40 minute boat ride to the Portman Marina for dinner at the Galley and coming home with the beautiful sunset as the backdrop.


Hartwell Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • This reservation requires a separate, signed Rental Agreement. This will be emailed via DigiSigner and must be signed within 24 hours of receipt.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Separate His/Hers vanities
    Loft Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Labrador Bath - toilet , shower
    Mallard Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Main Floor Half Bath - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 king , Includes TV/DVD and full bathroom
    Queen Barn Wood Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Private Bathroom
    Loft Bedroom - 1 queen , Cozy Loft Bedroom with full bathroom. Private.
    Bunk Room - 2 bunk bed , Cousins can share a room with these two bunk beds.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
All wood interior, 30 taxidermy animals including bear, mountain lion, bobcat, water fowl and many more!! Board games, double decker dock for sun bathing, kayak and a selection of life jackets. Hot tub with built in lounges, stack stone fireplace ready for your fire on cold nights, large private yard with ample room for boat trailer parking.


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Wilderness Lodge on the Lake! 4BR Sleeps 8-10
average rating of 5.0 based on 50 reviews

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice time. The house is beautiful and the owners were wonderful to deal with.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love living in the "wilderness"

  • 5 of 5

Our week at the Wilderness loadge was amazing! We had a full house of people and never felt crowded or on top of each other. The house had plenty of space for everyone to do their own thing or be all together! The bedrooms were comfortable and we all had our own bathrooms! Though the town of Hartwell has some fun small town things to do and offer, we never needed to leave the house (except to buy groceries, which is not a far drive). The house had games, movies, puzzles, large Jenga, ping pong, pool, a big kitchen, and of course the lake! We spent endless hours on the dock and swimming in the lake. We couldn't have asked for a better week or place for our family to vacation together! And of course the animals on the wall kept the conversation going!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

There is Love in the walls of this Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an amazing time at the Lodge. The children fell in love as soon as we opened the door. It was peaceful, relaxing, beautiful and a wonderful break from the day to day madness. It was so nice we decided to stay an extra 2 days opting for a longer commute to handle business. So worth it. Hot tub was just what we needed after running around all day in SC. Already planning on returning for another trip VERY soon. Owner was great to work with and very easy going. Best vacation in a long time. Didn't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous week at the Lodge !

  • 5 of 5

We spent our Spring Break at the Wilderness Lodge and we all had such a great time ! Everything we could possibly need was provided at the house, and we loved the decor ! We all enjoyed spending time downstairs with the pool table and ping pong table. Such a great room!! We look forward to going back one day. The owners were great to work with and quick to respond to any questions we had.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Athens, Ga. Clarke Couonty

Great week at Wilderness Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a wonderful week in July, 2016 at Wilderness Lodge on Lake Hartwell. This lake house is beautiful with everything that you could need and more. The two tiered deck was such fun for our young people as well as for all of us. We loved how close we were to the town of Hartwell. Having grown up in Hartwell we could easily visit our friends and relive our younger years. Thanks so much for a wonderful vacation week.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Ga

Fun with grandkids

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week with our 5 grandchildren - ages 7-11. We loved the house, beautifully decorated with a well stocked kitchen. We enjoyed ping pong, pool table and the hot tub. Great location on quiet cove - but close to anything you need. Definitely will plan on coming back. Owners very easy to work with and responsive

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Hartwell
Nearest Point of Interest
Boat Ramp
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Swamp Guinea
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Tubing and Skiing
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There is so much to do in the Hartwell area. Let us know what you're interested in and we'll help point you in the right direction!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $200
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

2 dogs allowed per reservation. $200 pet fee is per week, $75 per weekend and non-refundable.

$100 reservation fee is non-refundable.

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.