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Amazing mountain views, best in Blue Ridge! Hot tub, secluded, dogs ok, wifi

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Spectacular views from this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath cabin - 10 mins to Blue Ridge

PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL NEVER ACCEPT OR ASK FOR WIRE TRANSFERS.

'Above the Clouds' is a luxury dog friendly cabin nestled in the North Georgia mountains only ten minutes from the quaint town of Blue Ridge, Georgia. With it's location bordering the National Forest and its spectacular year round views, this cabin is the ultimate place to relax and escape the pressures of life! Relax in a rocking chair or cozy swing built for two as you watch the sunrise over the beautiful mountains. We’re only 90 minutes north of downtown Atlanta!

Above the Clouds is a spectacular four bedroom, three and a half bath log cabin with all the comforts of home .... plus more! Amenities include free high-speed wireless Internet, local phone service, HD cable TV service and seven TVs in the cabin. There is an outdoor hot tub, a stainless BBQ grill, a wrap-around deck, and a screened in rocker porch. You’ll love the gas log fireplace and outdoor fire pit. It has a game room with a pool table and TV room in the basement! For additional entertainment, there is board and card games, movies, books, and a multitude arcade game with 400+ games!

Comfortable mattresses, 400 thread-count sheets and bath essentials - hair dryers and thick towels adds to this little piece of heaven. The fully equipped kitchen includes a refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, coffee maker, dishes, glassware, utensils, cutlery, pots, and pans. The only items you'll need to bring will be food, beverages, and condiments.

The master suite has a large bathroom with large tiled shower and a spectacular view of Snake Mountain from the slider to the screened in back porch. The upper bedroom has a canopied bed and private outside balcony to sit and view the sunrise each morning. The front bedroom has a unique bed as well. The lower level offers a pool table, big screen TV, hammock, double swing, and a picnic table big enough for the entire family. Located just minutes from the town of Blue Ridge with all its great shopping, train rides and restaurants and of course tranquil Lake Blue Ridge. All we can say is, Enjoy!

I'm sorry, but out of respect for our mountain neighbors, we can't accommodate weddings at the cabin.

AMENITIES:

Above the Clouds is a beautifully decorated four bedroom, three and a half bath log home that sleeps up to ten (10) people and offers the following:

* One King Bedroom on MAIN level with 42'' flat screen TV

* One King Bedroom on UPPER level

* One Queen Bedroom on UPPER level

* One King Bedroom on the LOWER level

* Loft has Queen pull out couch

* 3 Full size baths - one on each level

* 1 Half bath on the MAIN level

* Gas fireplace in the living room

* Central heat and air

* Washer and dryer

* 1750 square feet of decks - a covered and screened in rocker porch and an outer deck with stunning mountain views, UPPER desk is also screened in

* Hot Tub on LOWER level

* Fire pit (firewood not provided)

* Propane gas grill

* Wireless Internet

* 7 TVs including a one in each bedroom, larger flat screens on each level and all with HD service

* Pool table, board/card games, and books

* Arcade Game - Multicade with over 400 games

* Private location, secluded but easily accessible and close to town

* DOG FRIENDLY - Dog bed and elevated food/water bowls provided

Above the Clouds is less than ten minutes from downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia (home of the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, Antique Stores, unique shops and restaurants). The cabin is also less than 25 miles to nearby Ocoee River rafting, situated near 300 miles of hiking trails, as well as cycling and mountain bike trails. There are five 18-hole golf courses close by and skiing is only 2 1/2 hours away. All this and only 90 minutes from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.

If you have specific cabin questions or have questions about the surrounding area, feel fee to email me.

PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL NEVER ACCEPT OR ASK FOR WIRE TRANSFERS.

More Details

Owner
Bud Ketterl
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Bud Ketterl

We're a family of four, my wife and I have a son and a daughter in high school. We moved to Knoxville, TN from the Atlanta metro area two years ago with a job opportunity. We have been rescuing German Shepherd Dogs over the last 20 years and currently have three.

We spent almost twenty years in the Acworth, GA area before heading to Knoxville. Before that, my wife and I grew up in Connecticut. We met in high school and then again later in life when we started dating. We're about to celebrate our 25nd wedding anniversary this June.

Bud Ketterl purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Bud Ketterl chose North Georgia Mountains

Our family purchased the cabin a few years ago after renting it for several years before that. We fell in love with the cabin and its amazing views, the town of Blue Ridge, its natural beauty, the people and all there is to do there. We hope to retire in Blue Ridge eventually, it is just a whole new way of life there.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin sits literally on top of the mountain, but only a five minute drive from the highway. You're only 10 minutes from downtown Blue Ridge, where there a amazing restaurants, coffee shops, antique stores and so much more. The property borders the national forest and the views of the mountains and valleys are just beautiful. If you're looking for a place to kick back, put your feet up and enjoy the views, this is the place. It has a screen in rocker porch, a side deck, decks off the basement and a private screened in deck off the upper bedroom.

Don't let the word cabin throw you off though. It has all the amenities of your home - wireless internet, flat screen TVs, hot tub, air conditioning and especially indoor plumbing!

Check out the photo gallery page here on our website to see what it has to offer, You'll fall in love with it, just like we did.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at the cabin for Valentines Day and we were excited by how nice the cabin was. We spent a lot of quiet time together and enjoyed each others company. The place is beautifully decorated, has everything you'll ever need and it was great to just sit back and enjoy the downtime. The hot tub with views was sure inviting! Thanks so much!
Feb 2013
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Amenities

Blue Ridge Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 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 ...
  • No discharging of firearms or fireworks. Police will be called and you will be asked to leave the premises.
  • Fire pit is only used from September through April. You must bring your own firewood.
  • We will not accept reservations that are 30 days or less before the first night of the stay.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - Upper - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - lower - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - Main - toilet
    Master Bath - Main - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , Master suite with its own private bath/shower
    Bedroom 2 - upstairs - 1 king , Private screened in, covered deck to enjoy the views
    Bedroom 3 - upstairs - 1 queen , Unique bed frame!
    Bedroom 4 - Lower level - 1 king , Full bath
  • Comfortable mattresses, 400 thread-count sheets, hair dryers and thick towels adds to this little piece of heaven.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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Amazing mountain views, best in Blue Ridge! Hot tub, secluded, dogs ok, wifi
average rating of 4.991803 based on 124 reviews
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Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Everything was wonderful. Views absolutely fantastic and as shown in photos. We stayed a week and we're sorry to leave. We spent every morning watching nature's show. Stars at night amazing as well. Cabin decor excellent and extremely comfortable .... clean and had everything needed. Did day trips some days, but stayed home some days to hang out in the rocking chairs ... also hammock and hot tub. Easy to book ... directions perfect and easy to follow. The gravel road up the mountain is daunting, but you get used to it. We did not have a 4wheel drive and we were fine as the road is well maintained ... might be a problem in heavy rains. For two people, the cabin was bigger than we needed and expensive, but we feel it was well worth it. We would love to return one day.

Kelley and Herm, Fla.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Attention to Detail, Fabulous View

  • 5 of 5

This was an incredibly well thought out house, had everything we could ever want. Truly beautiful! The nicest house we have ever stayed in! Georgia was a bit hot and humid for us, but this house was in a great location. Fifteen minutes from Lake Blue Ridge and a 5 minute drive up a dirt road to get above the clouds. We came with two teen-age children and a dog.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay!!
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5

Awesome Mountain Views

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting cabins in & around Blue Ridge for the past 5 years & Above The Clouds is by far the best place we have stayed, we will definitely be staying again.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review!!!
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5

Beautiful and fun

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was lovely and the view incredible. There are many activities in the area for people of all ages with varying interests. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed yourselves! Thanks for the review!
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5

Beautiful cabin with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

I stay in cabins in Blue Ridge every year and this one is right at the top for me. Super clean and well stocked. The view was amazing and the beds were super comfortable. Can't wait to go back in November. Thanks Bud!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our pleasure. Looking forward to having you return!
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Naples, FL
5

Another great family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time to the cabin and we will be back! The views are amazing with no obstructions, only every few hours did we here a car passing through along the gravel road... we've stayed at multiple locations in the area and this is, by far, our favorite. Some place nearby have a big forest canopy which is great for sleeping in but there's no view and others are community-type cabins that feel more like condos than a retreat. Above The Clouds feels like home from the way the owners have furnished and decorated. Our kids don't even want to leave the cabin for day trips because there's so much to enjoy at the cabin itself - the board games, hot tub, arcade game, fire pit and pool table just to name a few of the perks! I cook at home all the time, but something about having so many cooking surfaces makes cooking so much more enjoyable! We noticed from our previous visit that the owners made improvements in the fencing (we brought our two german shepherds with their approval) and provided even more towels and kitchen supplies. They are constantly working to upkeep the property and it shows! Beds are extremely comfortable, screened porch keeps pests at bay, and the yard is large enough for kids to play.

Tip: The kitchen is very well stocked with dish, glass and cookware but plastic wrap, bags and foil are not provided (I'm assuming to keep things sanitary for guests). I brought basic spices, S&P grinders and will remember the saran and foil for our next trip! Bathrooms are also stocked with handsoap.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review. Glad you enjoyed your stay! Let us know when you're coming back!
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Lake Blue Ridge Marina
"Love to go and rent jet skis and pontoon boats. "
Mercier Orchards
"Great place for apples, cider and fried pies of all types! You can go out in the orchard and..."
Swan Drive In Theatre
"Old style drive-in movie theater - great to go and relive the old days with popcorn and cott..."
Blue Ridge Brewery
"Love the burger at this place. Lots of crafts beers and they're now brewing their own beer. ..."
Cucina Rustica
"Great place for pizza. Probably the best in the area. "
Pink Pig
"Our favorite BBQ place and its close to the cabin!"
L&L Beanery
"Great place for coffee and breakfast. Love the atmosphere - its an old bank and has a vault ..."
Harvest on Main
"Great food in downtown Blue Ridge. I hair pricey, but a great place to enjoy a good meal."
Toccoa Riverside Restaurant
"Great food on the river. A must place to go to when you're visiting the area."
Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad
"A great adventure for the family. Scenic views along the river. They have special train runs..."
The Sweet Shoppe
"They won Cupcake Wars on Food Network! Great cupcakes! http://www.sweetshoppeblueridge.com/"
Fire Wire Zip Lines
"Kids enjoyed this quite a bit. "
Love Dogs & Cats Too
"We go in here and get stuff for our pups. The owner is always pleasant and there are a varie..."
Three Sisters Fudge
"Best fudge in Blue Ridge!"
Chocolate Express
"Can never leave Blue Ridge without a run to the Chocolate Express! Home made goodness."
Old Union Golf Course
"Great links style course at a great rate. Greens are fast, course layout is nice. "
Huck's General Store
"Another kid favorite!"
Christy Lee's Courtyard Grille -- CLOSED
"A little pricey, but great food and live entertainment."
The Trailer Drive-In
"Stopped here for a bit one afternoon after doing a little jet skiing on Lake Blue Ridge. The..."
The Blue Ridge Canopy Adventure
"My daughter had a birthday party weekend at the cabin and wanted to take her friends to hipl..."
Zaxby's
"We always stop at this place - the kids favorite for lunch. Decent salad too. They were rank..."
Victorian House Restaurant -- CLOSED
"We enjoyed out meals, went there for lunch one afternoon. "
Nearest Airport
98 Miles
Atlanta Hartsfield Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Blue Ridge Brewery
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Whitepath Golf Course
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rte 515
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Pink Pig BBQ
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Morganton Point, Lake Blue Ridge
Car: necessary

Above the Clouds is a spectacular four bedroom, three and a half bath cabin with all the comforts of home .... plus more! Amenities include free high-speed wireless Internet, local phone service, HD cable TV service and seven flat screen TVs with HD service in the cabin. There is an outdoor hot tub, a stainless BBQ grill, a wrap-around deck, and a screened in rocker porch. You’ll love the gas log fireplace and outdoor fire pit (coming in Sept). It has a game room with a pool table and TV room in basement! For additional entertainment, there are board and card games, movies, books and an arcade game in the basement with over 400 games!.

Comfortable mattresses, 400 thread-count sheets and bath essentials with hair dryers and thick towels adds to this little piece of heaven. The fully equipped kitchen includes a refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, coffee maker, dishes, glassware, utensils, cutlery, pots, and pans. The only items you'll need to bring will be food, beverages, and condiments.

Above the Clouds is less than less than ten minutes from downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia (home of the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, Antique Stores, unique shops and restaurants). The cabin is also less than 25 miles to nearby Ocoee River rafting, situated near 300 miles of hiking trails, as well as cycling and mountain bike trails. There is three 18-hole golf courses close by and skiing is only 2 1/2 hours away. All this and only 90 minutes from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.

Although relaxing and reading a good book or watching a great movie is the best thing to do at Above the Clouds, if your desire is for the more active things, here are some suggestions. There are a number of things to do in Blue Ridge. From antiquing to restaurants to riding the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. There are festivals, to 'Arts in the Park', to a community theater. There are orchards where you can pick your own apples. There is even 'The Swan', which is one of three drive-in movie theaters in the state. For the outdoor lovers, the Benton McKaye trail crosses over the cabins mountain. From hiking to fishing - you can rent a boat and fish on Lake Blue Ridge or fish form the shore to trout fishing in the trout capital of Georgia. You can hang at the beach and BBQ or just take in the breathtaking views form the cabin. Check our website for more info at http:www.atccabin.com.

Without a doubt, the best website for current events in the area is the Chamber of Commerce website, as it has calendars of things that are going on no matter what time of year you visit.

CABIN AND BLUE RIDGE PHOTOS BY RUSH PHOTOGRAPHY.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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