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Big Canoe 5 Bedroom Mountain Lodge 50 Mile Views Sleeps 12

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Lodge, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

'The Mountain House', named by our 5 year old grandson, is located in the Big Canoe resort and is a convenient 2 miles from the Big Canoe pool, lake, fitness center, golf club and The Chimneys wedding venue. Our home provides spacious accommodations with breath taking mountain and valley views. Our 5 bedroom 3 bathroom home has enough space for everyone to gather around the fireplace in the main room or to spread out by the fireplace in the terrace level, the screen porch, decks or other 3 floors.

As you enter the home on the main floor you will find a fully equipped kitchen with walnut cabinets, granite countertops and a double oven. The kitchen is spacious enough for multiple cooks to prepare a holiday meal, but if you prefer a more relaxed meal plan, use the gas grill located on the large deck. You enter the family sized screen porch through the dining area. The porch is the perfect place to rock in the willow rocking chairs while watching your dinner cook on the gas grill. The porch and deck provide long range mountain and valley views. The main level is also the central indoor gathering place to sit on the leather sofas while enjoying the floor to ceiling stone fireplace and rustic beamed ceiling. In the fall and winter months you can cheer for your favorite football team while you watch the game on the 50' flat screen TV. The main floor bedroom is off of the main gathering room and has a king size bed, a 32' flat screen TV and a connecting bath.

Upstairs, the spacious master has it's own bathroom, a king size bed and a 32' flat screen TV. The second floor is also home to the 'Bunk Room'. The 'Bunk Room' has a two twin beds and is suitable for children or adults.

One floor up from the second floor master bedroom and Bunk Room is the Crow's Nest. The Crow's Nest provides the ultimate mountain views and is a quiet getaway for reading, viewing the mountains and valley or having a quiet workplace using the built in computer desk. The home is equipped with wireless internet.

The lower level provides another family room with a fireplace, 40' TV, DVD, and sound system. This floor is home to 2 large bedrooms and a bathroom. One bedroom has a king sized bed with a connecting bathroom and the other bedroom has 2 full beds. Both bedrooms have 32' flat screen TVs. The downstairs family room has sliding doors leading to a covered porch and another large deck. Keep your eyes open because deer will cross through the side and back yards each day around 2 pm.

The Big Canoe resort area is set in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains. The mountain setting boasts of 3 golf courses, tennis, swimming, canoeing, paddle boats, rock slide, hiking and fitness center. There is something to fill every day of your visit or you may choose to just relax on the screened porch or outside decks.

Keywords: mountains, view, resort, north Georgia, golf, tennis, swimming, hiking, Big Canoe, family vacation, holiday,Thanksgiving, Christmas, large kitchen, spacious, gated, multiple families, screened porch,

More Details

Joanne Leonard
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018

About Joanne Leonard

We purchased this home after owning a smaller log cabin in Big Canoe. We wanted a home that was large enough for our family of 3 children, their spouses and our 6 grandchildren to vacation all at one time. We searched Big Canoe for a year and a half looking for the right house. When we walked through the door of this house we knew we had found our home. Our mountain home sleeps each family comfortably with room to spread out and enjoy the laid back lifestyle that Big Canoe has to offer. We look forward to sharing our home with you and your family.

Joanne Leonard purchased this lodge in 2010

Why Joanne Leonard chose Jasper

Big Canoe offers a resort style community that is close to our home in Cumming. Because of it's close proximiity to Atlanta, it is easy for our family to escape to the mountains in a community that has something to offer every age and every interest.

What makes this lodge unique

The tranquil setting in the woods allows us to sit and enjoy the beauty of nature, the wildlife and the fellowship of our family. My favorite part is getting away from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. We enjoy sitting in the willow rocking chairs on the screened porch and visiting with our children and grandchildren. The home has an open floor plan with a beautiful large kitchen, a spacious dining area, and large living spaces with a rustic mountain decor. The home has 4 floors so there is room for everyone!


Jasper Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • King size beds (3), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis
Long range 50+ mile views, Multiple living areas, 'Crow's Nest' with ultimate views, Bunk beds with a trundle, 'Bunk Room'. Multiple decks, screened porch, covered porch, laundry room, surround sound, Flat screen TV in every bedroom, leather sofas, linens provided


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Big Canoe 5 Bedroom Mountain Lodge 50 Mile Views Sleeps 12
average rating of 4.9850745 based on 134 reviews

Another wonderful weekend at the Mountain House!

  • 5 of 5

Our group stays at the Mountain House every winter on our annual girls weekend. It was perfect as always. The house is very clean, the kitchen is well equipped, the bedroom set up is perfect for our group and the house has plenty of room for everyone. We ate at the Black Bear Pub at the Big Canoe clubhouse and the food was excellent. The owners of the house couldn't be nicer and they always check to make sure we all arrived safely on our first night to their home. We will be back again next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place in an awesome location!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our stay. We went with our small group from church and had 5 couples. Plenty of room to spread out, but plenty of room to hang together also.


* Beautiful home with lots of outside seating and decks

* Beautiful view of the mountains

* comfortable beds

* Rooms have distance between them. 2 in the basement witha shared bath. Master on the main and 2 rooms upstairs with shared access. The king upstairs has an incredible view... panaramic views of the mountains with vaulted ceilings.

* Kirchen well equipped

* Owner ver pleasant and easy to work with

* Controlled entry to neighborhood

* Lots to do within Big Canoe

We hope to be back! We’ve rented a LOT of homes and this is our favorite. The layout and view of the mountains is hard to beat.


Only 1 - gas fireplace on lower level smelled too much like gas to use. The upstairs fireplace used wood. Only a small, small thing.

We loved this place so much and are grateful for our time there! 🙌🏻

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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2nd visit was as wonderful as the first!

  • 5 of 5

As repeat guests, we already knew what we were in for. As expected, the house was immaculate when we arrived.

The Leonards have thought of everything to ensure their guests have a pleasant stay. So much so, that we over-packed our kitchen essentials. They even have a large crock-pot which we found helpful for meal prep for our big group.

Everything was in working order. The wi-fi signal was good and accommodated multiple devices without problems.

We were all very comfortable and again happy with our stay. We will return for another visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our stay Dec 21-26

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. It was perfect for our family (3 families) to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary as well as Christmas. It was so comfortable, well maintained and supplied. The owners were very intentional in checking on us to assure everything was perfect and just as we expected. It was a wonderful family time. Worth every penny!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an honor to have you at our house to celebrate your 50th wedding anniversary and Christmas. Thank you for selecting our home and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Please come back again.
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Great getaway for writing retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect setting for another group writing retreat! Everything was as needed and in great shape -- the owners were also very conscientious about making sure the roads were ok for us to travel after a snowstorm and very communicative throughout the process of booking, etc. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that this year's writing retreat was a success. It is such a pleasure to have your group back each year. Thank you for the nice review and we hope to see you again next year.
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An excellent "home away from home"

  • 5 of 5

This home, space, and its location have all the amenities required to experience a great vacation, family affair, or simply a "get away from it all" trip that is conveniently located (even with the challenging inclines of the mountain roads).

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Black Bear Pub - Big Canoe
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Big Canoe Golf
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mountains Grille - Big Canoe

Our home is a smoke free home.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.