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Soak In The Hot Tub, Fish Off The Dock Or Hike The Trails, This Cabin Has It All

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Fish, Hike or just soak in the hot tub at this cute little cabin on Cherry Lake

MorningStar on the Lake is a real log cabin with two cozy bedrooms and one bath situated amongst the stunning scenery of the North Georgia Mountains. The open floor plan has a beautifully decorated living room and kitchen as well as a dining area which is enclosed in glass for a lovely view of the Georgia Mountains. The rock fireplace and cathedral ceilings add to the warmth of the great room which opens to the screened in porch overlooking the pristine waters of Cherry Lake. Picturesque landscaping and steps leads to the lake front dock where you can enjoy activities such as swimming, canoeing and fishing, right there in your own back yard. It also features an extra large hot tub that could fit 6 plus comfy seating on the screened porch over-looking the lake. If you’re looking to venture off into nature, right next to the cabin you have full access to the Benton MacKaye hiking trail which is a main feeder to the Appalachian Trail.

If your looking for some fun just a few minutes away, this Georgia cabin is perfectly located just minutes from downtown Blue Ridge or Ellijay. How about visiting one of the local Apple Farms, such as Merciers or Hillcrest. They both have some of the best apple pies (cherry, blueberry, chocolate and more) anywhere in the South and if you want to entertain the kids, check out the “you pick”. Whatever is in season you get the opportunity to pick yourself, a fun and entertaining day with the kids and some good eating too. Don’t miss out on one of the only Drive-In theaters left in the county, the “Swan Drive-In” takes you back in time when you packed up the car with goodies, pulled up in front of the big screen and relaxed in your own vehicle and watched a great movie. So much to do and see, I know you’ll enjoy not only staying at the Morningstar on the Lake but all the fun and exciting activities that the North Georgia Mountains have to offer.

More Details

Property Manager
Mary Spencer
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Mary Spencer

Being a huge outdoor enthusiast, I had been visiting the North Georgia Mountains for years. The hiking is incredible, with marked and unmarked trails everywhere. The lakes are beautiful and so serene, plus the fishing is great. The towns of Ellijay and Blue Ridge are adorable and both have tons of great shops and restaurants. Makes it easy to enjoy all that nature has to offer and then sit down at a nice "Mom and Pop" restaurant for some local trout and veggies. I bought my first little log cabin in 2000, which I thoroughly enjoyed with family and friends, so much so that I decide to buy my second one a few years later. Both of my girls grew up playing in the dirt, riding 4 -wheeler, picking blackberries and fishing in the creek. I now bring my 4 year old grand-daughters to the "cabin" so she can also have an opportunity to enjoy this amazing place and make some great memories.

I currently own 4 cabins ( all are listed on Homeaway/VRBO) and opened a company in 2010 called Morning Breeze Cabin Rentals, which manages a total of 60 log cabins throughout the Blue Ridge and Ellijay area. I would love for each and every one of you to come on up and experience all that the mountains of Blue Ridge has to offer. A lot has changed since the year 2000, now we have wineries, ziplines, fishing and hiking guides plus fine dining to add to the list of things to do and enjoy while visiting the beautiful mountains of North Georgia.

Mary Spencer purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Mary Spencer chose North Georgia Mountains

This is a very special property to me as it was bought in remembrance of my dad. He also enjoyed the outdoors and was the one who first introduced me to fishing. When he passed in 2010, he left me half of a small insurance policy, which I decided to use as a down payment on an investment property that I could also enjoy. He loved the stock market and spent hours in front of his computer buying and selling stocks, so I chose the name "Morningstar" since that was a popular brokerage firm. He would have loved the cabin with it's little dock for fishing, hiking right out the door, huge hot tub and the lovely screened porch for enjoying a nice glass of wine at the end of the day. I hope anyone who decides to rent my special little cabin enjoys it as much as I do :)

What makes this cabin unique

This cabin is truly idea for a couple who just wants to get away from it all yet still have access to our quaint little mountain towns of Ellijay and Blue Ridge. The extra large hot tub lets you melt all your troubles away or maybe sit in one of the rockers and enjoy the view of the lake from the screened porch. Being pet friendly you can bring along your extended family and take nice leisurely walks on the Benton MacKaye trail which is adjacent to the cabin. With paved roads all the way and easy access into the cabin anyone can enjoy staying at the Morningstar on the Lake.


Blue Ridge Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Granite countertops
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • One bedroom has a King and one has a Queen, both have dressers and nightstands with lamps plus closets.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
MorningStar on the Lake also has a fire-pit and dock for fishing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Soak In The Hot Tub, Fish Off The Dock Or Hike The Trails, This Cabin Has It All
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Perfect little getaway.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was clean and cozy. There are tons of hiking trails nearby. The towns of Blue Ridge and Elijay are a short drive away if you want shopping or restaurants. The property is right on the lake and the hot tub is huge.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for letting us know about your recent stay at the Morningstar. I think you said it all, cute and cozy with a huge hot tub. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. ~ Mary ~ Morning Breeze Cabin Rentals
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Gadsden, Alabama

Great stay, wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Morningstar on the Lake! The location in Cherry Log is our favorite of any location, and the cabin was perfect - cozy, warm, and very romantic! The hot tub was a highlight - a few of the jets weren't working, but overall it was a great way to both start and end the day. We'll be back - thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay at the Morningstar on the Lake. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Serenity in the Mountains!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect weekend getaway!! Cabin was immaculate, Blue Ridge had everything we needed, and the surrounding area had hiking and fishing. We will most definitely be back. Thank you so much!!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for letting me know about your stay at the Morningstar. It's such a wonderful little cabin I hope you had a chance to enjoy that nice big hot tub as well as relax on the screened porch over-looking the lake :)
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Morningstar on the Lake, Cherry Log, GA

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin on serene lake. Well kept property, very clean. Great walking in general area, and fantastic hiking trails in short distance that we enjoyed with our labrador retrievers. Shopping amenities close by in Ellijay. Relaxing get away.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so the review and I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Morningstar on the Lake. I hope you also had a chance to relax in the hot tub and roast a marshmallow or two at the firepit :)
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Geat Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful. I especially loved the cabin decor. The cabin was spotless. The beds were comfortable. We enjoyed spending lots of time on the screened in porch and the hot tub. We spent a day in the town of Blue Ridge which is a great place to do some shopping and have a nice meal. I would definitely recommend this property to friends and family.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vacation in the mtns

  • 5 of 5

Great location close to Blue Ridge. Cabin fully equipped with everything we needed. Liked the hot tub, Full screen porch overlooking lake. Best of all for us cabin was dog friendly.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Atlanta airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Downtown Blue Ridge
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Whitepath Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 515/5
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Downtown Blue Ridge

There's tons to do in the North Georgia Mountain from Apple Farms to Zip lines and everything in-between. Don't miss out on tubing down the rivers, minature golf, wineries, great shopping, fine dining plus mom and pop stores everywhere.


Rates & Availability

Blue Ridge Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday
Dec 19 2017 - Dec 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
New Years Eve
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65 + Tax
reservation fee $59 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

When you stay 7 nights you get one night free and the damage waiver protects you from up to $300 worth of unintentional damage to the property

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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