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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

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

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Overview

North Georgia Mountains 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.

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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 84 reviews
5

Amazing retreat

  • 5 of 5

My parents drove down from NJ and we came up from Florida to meet at this amazingly beautiful cabin. The lower level was ideal for teens and "kids" of any age. The variety of entertainment options really made it feel like there was no need to ever leave the cabin. Just taking turns sitting on the different decks and taking in the quiet sounds of nature was relaxing and well worth the 5 days away. The dining room made for some really special family reunion time as well as the fire-pit outside for toasting some s'mores. The hammock and the hot tub were also ideal for extra R & R. The highlight of my time there was experiencing a thunderstorm and literally viewing it from above the clouds with my whole family. Thanks for letting us stay at your beautiful cabin.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Exceptional!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cabin. Our granddaughter kept asking, "When are we going back to the cabin?" every time we left. She enjoyed playing Pac-Man immensely. The fenced-in yard was perfect for our dogs and they enjoyed their privacy. The four bedrooms and the convenient bathrooms pleased us all! The view of the mountains and the back porch was the perfect setting for my morning devotionals..so very pleasant! We didn't see bears....which we looked for and the road up was a little bumpy, but we thoroughly enjoyed our trip and we would love to stay again. One question we had...what kind of trees or vines was used inside the staircase? It was the perfect touch! Thank you so much for your generosity and kindness.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! To answer your question about the branches, the builder used mountain laurel that he had on his property. Makes for a dramatic and rustic look!
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Amazing Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We and friends stayed in June 2016 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cabin more than met our expectations. The view was spectacular! Mercier Orchards was a great place to visit and eat breakfast. We would highly recommend staying in this cabin. We look forward to coming back sometime. No real complaints, 2 suggestions: garbage container area was not quite big enough (so compact everything as much as possible before taking it out) and a newer K-cup coffee machine.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our cleaner will come out mid-week if the trash gets full. We're just a phone call away if needed. We actually don't supply a Keurig, another renter must have left it. :) Thanks for the review!
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Amazing View

  • 5 of 5

We took our children and their spouses, boyfriend...total of seven. The cabin is brand new and has ample room as there are 3 levels.The lower level has a pool table and a video arcade game with all the oldies...It is very close to Blue ridge a short drive for supplies...Walmart, Ingles grocery store...White water rafted at Ocoee rafting..golfed in Helen with amazing undulated holes. The best part was the amazing view you have of the from your porch of the a National Forest..Quiet peaceful and relaxing. Cabin was well equipped with all the necessities,and was very clean.Bud communicated with us quickly and we highly recommend this cabin...

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review!
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"Above The Clouds" Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is truly a beautiful and enjoyable place for a restful vacation. It is in between Blue Ridge and Ellijay and convenient if you want to visit either town.

The cabin is very spacious and well kept. Anybody that stays in this cabin will not be disappointed. I look forward to staying there again. The description that we saw on line was accurate and more. It was clean and well maintained. The owner was easy to work with and made sure we had everything that we needed. I would certainly recommend this cabin to anybody for an enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great View, Great Time, Great Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had our wedding there and everything was fantastic from the cabin to the weather. Bud is very responsive and made sure everything was working and in tip top shape!! Highly recommend this cabin. It has everything you need just show up and enjoy your stay. Chesters in Blue Ridge catered the food and it was excellent.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congrats again and thanks for the review!
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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
 
Labor Day 2016
Aug 26 2016 - Sep 8 2016
4 night minimum stay
$265
$1,550
 
 
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

North Georgia Mountains 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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