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Joanne Leonard

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

5 Bedroom Family Size Mountain Lodge 50 Mile Views Sleeps 13

97 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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North Georgia Mountains Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Lodge, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 13)

'The Mountain House', named by our 5 year old grandson, is located a convenient 2 miles from the Big Canoe amenities and 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 bunk bed with two full size beds and a single trundle bed. The 'Bunk Room' 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 via the telescope 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 size bed and the other bedroom has 2 full beds and a connecting bathroom. 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 yard 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Joanne Leonard (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

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 4 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 North Georgia Mountains

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!


based on 97 traveler reviews

5 Bedroom Family Size Mountain Lodge 50 Mile Views Sleeps 13
average rating of 4.989691 based on 97 reviews
Eastern North Carolina

Absolutely perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

Even the steep incline up to this wonderful home was worth it! We would have walked to get that amazing view!! Everything in the description of this property is true, pictures do not do it justice. We had a full house and still had way more space than we needed. We found all of the rooms to be larger than we expected. All the beds were used with no complaints at all. Our families took turns cooking every meal there, and no one reached for anything that wasn't provided in the beautiful kitchen. Perfect home for our family reunion!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely breathtaking -- inside and outside!

  • 5 of 5

I got married at the Tate House and had my family stay with me at this gorgeous mountain house! It felt like "home away from home" and it definitely has the most gorgeous view! We watched the sunset Friday night and it was beautiful! The different levels of the home worked out really well for my family -- which included my siblings, my grandparents, my uncle and aunt, and my mom and stepfather being on different floors. It gave everyone their own privacy but continued to feel right at home with the set up of the house. The owners of the home were very accommodating and helped me make the weekend of my dreams TRULY a dream come true!!! Beautiful house & beautiful souls who own it! Greatly pleased!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such an honor to have our house selected as your "home base" for your wedding weekend. We are pleased that you liked our house and that it worked so well for your family. Congratulations!
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Incredible house with AMAZING view!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay the Mountain House was wonderful! We loved the layout of the house, the crow's nest up top, the comfy beds and the unbelievable view. It's atop a ridge and you can see for miles and miles! We enjoyed the fully equipped kitchen, many porches and many amenities that Big Canoe also offers. Only a 3 minute drive down to the lake which includes and inflatable obstacle course, rock slide, paddle boats, paddle boards, canoes, kayaks and a salt water pool! And it only costs $10 for the whole day and that includes everything! We had a lot of fun with our big family at this house and would definitely stay there again. Joanne was always so quick with responding to my emails and calls and was very gracious with her home.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. Big Canoe is a very special place and we are pleased that you enjoyed your vacation in our home. We hope you will come back soon!
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Beautiful House, with Amazing View and Awesome Sunsets

  • 5 of 5

Our ladies group visited this mountain home for our annual retreat. We agreed that it was one of the best we have experienced. One of the nicest things about this rental home is that the owners are so accommodating and nice.The house is well equipped, tastefully decorated, roomy, and comfortable. The location is quite high on a mountain top so the drive is steep, but well worth it. Our group "shopped 'til we dropped" at the outlets a short distance from Big Canoe. Returning to the house, we witnessed the most beautiful sunset. We are keeping the information about this home for reference if our group, or any of our families, want a wonderful place to stay for a get away trip in the mountains.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peachtree City Ga

Johnny B.

  • 5 of 5

We were in Big Canoe for a wedding at the Chimneys. This home was wonderful, it was clean and well stocked. There was plenty of room for my family. The owner was great to work with, she called after we arrived to make sure we got in ok and that everything was satisfactory. We will definitely go back!!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for selecting our home for home base for the wedding festivities. We are always honored to be part of a wedding group and are pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to having you back again.
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Great House, Great Owner

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time at this place. We went for a hike on the jeep trail and some of us ate at the clubhouse. What a nice community! The place was nice and clean and the owner was very flexible with us. We ended up leaving a night early due to a possibility of inclement weather. And trust me, you are not getting out of there if there's ice or snow! We would totally rent this place again! Thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • 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

Big Canoe Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer/Fall 2016
Apr 3 2016 - Nov 4 2016
2 night minimum stay
November 2016
Nov 5 2016 - Nov 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov/Dec 2016
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer/Fall 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Nov 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
November 2017
Nov 4 2017 - Nov 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov/Dec 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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North Georgia Mountains Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • King size beds (3), Double Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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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