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

Owner
Bud Ketterl
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 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 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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Amenities

Blue Ridge Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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
  • 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

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(108 traveler reviews)

Amazing mountain views, best in Blue Ridge! Hot tub, secluded, pets ok, wifi
average rating of 4.990741 based on 110 reviews
4

The house is beautiful

  • 4 of 5

Nice property scary road up to the mountain. A 4 wheel drive and a good driver a MUST

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. If you're not used to driving on dirt and gravel roads, it's completely understandable to think you'll need 4WD. We have people make the trek with all sorts of vehicles. I've seen Jags, Mercedes, regular cars, SUVs and trucks. We always recommend an SUV because its just easier and that is in the information we send before your trip. You really don't need 4WD unless it's that snowy time of the year, then it's better safe than sorry. There is a less direct way up the mountain, but it tends to be more confusing for people. Please keep in mind you can't get those views from the bottom of the mountain!
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5

We Will Definitely Be Back!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about Above the Clouds was perfect. Bud was fantastic and made it incredibly easy to simply enjoy our weekend. All of the directions for the amenities in the house, the descriptive nature of how to get to and access the house, and the check-out process were all provided well ahead of time and easy to understand.

The house itself was absolutely stunning. After seeing the pictures online, we arrived with high expectations and even then, we were blown away. The kitchen is gorgeous comes stocked with everything you need to cook a full meal for a house full of people, the bedrooms were immaculate, and the gas fireplace provided the perfect atmosphere.

Not to be outdone, the outdoor spaces were the star of the show. The multiple decks, rocking chairs, and hot tub all provided the perfect place to relax and take in the spectacular views. The views, quite simply, are unbeatable.

I would recommend Above the Clouds to any and everyone, and I know I speak for our entire group when I say that we can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed it, let us know when you'll be back! Thank you so much for the review.
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5

Amazing place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is perfect! My family and I, along with a few friends, visited blue ridge for the first time. This cabin was perfect and we highly recommend it. Beautiful views and just a beautiful cabin all together on the inside and out. Comes with everything you need for your stay besides food. Which made this trip easy and perfect for us. Absolutely gorgeous. We will definitely be back. We have no complaints.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! Glad you enjoyed your stay!
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Another great mountain get a way. Thanks Bud!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Let us know when you'll be back!
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5

Amazing Cabin and Views!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this amazing home for 8 wonderful nights. Our sons and their families joined us for 7 of them. From the moment of arrival, we felt at home and at peace. We pretty much had the top of the mountain to ourselves the entire week! We brought a lot of things with us and then completed our shopping at the wonderful Ingels in town. We cooked all but one meal at the cabin and the only thing that was missing was a carrot/potato peeler, which I picked up at the store. We enjoyed the game room in the basement, the hot tub, all the rocking chairs on all the porches and the hammock as well! Every bed was so comfortable and by the end of the night we looked forward to falling to our beds! My husband, oldest son and 14.5 year old granddaughter ran the 2 1/4 loop down the mountain and back up the other side, several times! We walked our dogs often and they enjoyed the cool air. We were hoping for more cold than we got and maybe some snow but only got rain. The road could be a challenge when bigger vehicles were coming up/down as there are not a lot of places to move over to pass. It's not a bad drive up or down though and we did it at night several times! We have stayed in cabins with much steeper, more narrow roads! There are plenty of towels, sheets, blankets, dishes and kitchen ware. There are so many awesome places to visit close by and if you are a beer drinker you definitely want to check out Grumpy Old Men Brewery! Fanning Brewery was okay but GOM has better beer and atmosphere, room and things to do. Several great eateries and local shops in town as well. You can do as much or as little as you like in Blue Ridge! There are so many things to do! We did not do a lot, cooked, ate (A LOT), played games, hung out, took naps, did some shopping and some walking and hiking but otherwise, we were lazy! This was our oldest son's first visit to Blue Ridge and he is talking about coming back when he returns from the Middle East in mid-August! We will rent this cabin again. Owners are fast to respond, gracious and we will refer friends to this place as well!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review!
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5

Wow! Stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

What a great cabin with breathtaking views. The cabin is spectacular and has everything you need. The owner Bud, is very quick to respond and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: 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.

CABIN AND BLUE RIDGE PHOTOS BY RUSH PHOTOGRAPHY:

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Rates & Availability

Blue Ridge Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
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
 
 
Off Season 2018
Jan 8 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$245
$1,470
 
 
Memorial Day 2018
May 21 2018 - May 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
$285
$1,710
 
 
4th of July 2018
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 8 2018
4 night minimum stay
$285
$1,710
 
 
Labor Day 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 8 2018
4 night minimum stay
$285
$1,710
 
 
Fall - Peak Season 2018
Sep 9 2018 - Nov 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
$265
$1,590
 
 
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 24 2018 - Dec 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
$285
$1,710
 
 
Christmas or New Years 2018
Dec 15 2018 - Jan 4 2019
4 night minimum stay
$285
$1,710
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$255
$1,530
$4,590
 

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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