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Bud Ketterl

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

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

91 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Blue Ridge Cabin Rental Photos and Description

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 pet 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, 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 and books.

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 10 (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

* Pool table, board and card games, and books

* Arcade Game - Multicade with over 400 games

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

* PET FRIENDLY - Pet bed and food and 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 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.

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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bud Ketterl (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 15 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 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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Amazing mountain views, best in Blue Ridge! Hot tub, secluded, pets ok, wifi
average rating of 5.0 based on 93 reviews
Knoxville
5

Incredible cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Above the Clouds for 10 days over 4th of July week and had a spectacular time. We've stayed at this cabin a few times before and it is by far our favorite cabin in TN and GA. The owner, Bud, is wonderful and very accommodating. For instance, we had a small issue where the upstairs AC went out and Bud called an emergency technician to fix the problem that very next morning, on a Saturday. That repair cost was probably twice as much as if it had been done on a weekday, but that shows how much Bud cares about his guests and the quality of their stay. The furnishings are clean and super comfortable and the view is second to none. We love this place. 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Gorgeous In Every Since of the Word

  • 5 of 5

This is by far the nicest rental property I've ever stayed at. Everything about this cabin is first class - granite countertops, big screen TV's, a video game console and stand up arcade game, pool table, fire pit, covered porch overlooking an absolutely perfect view of nothing but pristine mountains. It's really hard to believe views and places like this still exist. There were several different TV watching areas, but to be honest the entire time we were there we stared in amazement at the view (even my kids ages 4 and 9 were awestruck). It was raining the entire time we were there and we really didn't even notice. I will be staying here for years to come.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Super clean.... Great amenities... Wonderful view

  • 5 of 5

This was a great property to host a mountain get-away. As per above, the amenities are great... pool table, game machine, hot tub gas grill. If I were to give this property anything less than 5 stars (which I wouldn't), it would be because getting to it is challenging (degree depending on your vehicle). Lots of up hill climbs on rock/gravel roadway. The road is reasonably maintained, though, and for the view you get with this cabin, you should probably expect some climb to get there. I had entertained the thought of bringing my motorcycle along for the weekend, but was glad I didn't. It would have been too challenging to get to (at least for my rider skill/equipment pairing). I should also note that we knew that going in as there is a YouTube video showing the ride up the the cabin (doesn't really do it justice though IMHO).

We hit a couple of eating places in town: Southern Charm and Joe's BBQ. We did Southern Charm on Saturday night. The food was good (I wouldn't say great), but they have the usual items you'd expect for a "southern cooking" restaurant. Everything was tasty. The wait time was about 45 minutes though (around 7 pm I think). I think part of the wait was due to the fact that this was Labor Day weekend and there were a lot of people doing the same as us. Joes' BBQ (I've been there before) is a great place for BBQ. Friendly folk running it and the BBQ is wonderful.

Overall, we had a great time here. I would recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Far Exceeds All Expectations!!

  • 5 of 5

Above The Clouds cabin fully met and far exceeded all expectations! It was everything and more we were hoping to experience on our Blue Ridge vacation! The cabin views were amazing! The cabin was also clean, beautifully decorated, and was well equipped with everything we needed - especially in the kitchen, as we cooked all of our meals every day. Bud was great to work with! We would definitely recommend to any and everyone and will definitely stay here again on our next Blue Ridge vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Everything we imagined and more!!!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin and its views are hands down the best we have experienced! We have stayed at several cabins in many states and this was by far our best experience! We will definitely be back!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: Glad you guys enjoyed yourselves!!!
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Breathtaking View!

  • 5 of 5

We leave on Friday and wish we could stay longer. The view is spectacular. The owner Bud has been available when needed as well as thought of every detail in the Cabin one would need. The town is absolutely beautiful and wonderful. We have had a busy schedule from Mercier Orchads- Blue RidgeTrain Scenic Trail- Ocheola Zip Lining- Consolidate Gold - Amicalola Falls - A step above the Stables Horseback Riding and tomorrow ending with Oceaola Whitewater Rafting. My husband and I also traveled to Chattanooga, TN to see Ruby Falls and the Aquarium as well. 1.5hr away. Worth the ride. We also recommend eating at Black Sheep! Excellent food! Thank you Bud for an amazing summer trip! The only thing I would say is that if you have kids like mine who are younger than 10 but love to zip line or whitewater rafting they will not be allowed to do so. Otherwise you have lots to do as well as relax with a beautiful view!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
"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 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 and books.

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.

Without a doubt, the best website for 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. http://www.blueridgemountains.com/

CABIN AND BLUE RIDGE PHOTOS BY RUSH PHOTOGRAPHY: http://www.rushphotos.net/

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Rates & Availability

Blue Ridge Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall - Peak Season 2016
Sep 30 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$245
$1,350
 
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$265
$1,550
 
 
Christmas or New years 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
$265
$1,550
 
 
Off Season 2017
Jan 9 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$245
$1,470
 
 
Memorial Day 2017
May 22 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$285
$1,710
 
 
4th of July 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
$285
$1,710
 
 
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
$285
$1,710
 
 
Fall - Peak Season 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$265
$1,590
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$285
$1,710
 
 
Christmas or New years 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
$285
$1,710
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$245
$1,470
$4,410
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $0
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

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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Amenities

Blue Ridge Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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 and bath essentials with private label soap and shampoo, hair dryers and thick towels adds to this little piece of heaven.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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

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