|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
Seven Timbers is one of the most unique vacation homes you will ever experience. Built as a historically recreated 'Barn' structure, Seven Timbers is designed to give guests a one-of-a-kind experience and ambience. Kids and their parents have consistently described Seven Timbers as one of the most unique and fun places they have ever experienced. Seven Timbers, affectionally known by guests as, 'The Barn', was built by hand from the reclaimed and refurbished timbers of 19th century Atlanta Warehouses and factories. The ingenuity, creativity and level of detail that went into creating the theme for this Appalachian escape are unprecedented.
Located only one hour north of Atlanta within minutes of Jasper, GA, Seven Timbers sits on 15 acres of pristine mountain land and has a beautiful creek, hiking trails, a grassy play field and hiking trails that lead to a larger creek and a spectacular multi-leveled rocky waterfall area (off-property). Seven Timbers can comfortably accommodate up to 14 people, optimally 8 adults and 6 children. There are 3 private bedrooms housing 2 Queen beds and 1 Full bed plus and 2 full bathrooms with tubs and showers. Additionally, Seven Timbers has 6 more beds in open spaces comprising of a twin bunk bed, a twin trundle bed and 2 queen beds it the loft (The loft has low headroom and steep steps, recommended for children 8-18 years old only)
WHY IS SEVEN TIMBERS SO UNIQUE AND FUN?
Although Seven Timbers is fully loaded with modern conveniences such as wifi, phone and cable TV, it was not designed for those seeking the same everyday, run-of-the-mill cabin or vacation home accommodations.
Seven Timbers features a 'farm barn' theme with its wide, thick floor planking, robust post and beam architecture and vintage decor. From the exposed stained concrete floor of the ground level to the massive timber posts and beams to the rustic tin roofs and smoke stack, Seven Timbers was designed and built for the special crowd of people who want to try new and fun things, enjoy the privacy and seclusion and connection with nature, live for creating memorable unique experiences and relish the human art of nurturing relationships and reconnecting with family and friends. Prepare for less gadgetry and less video gaming and more conversation and more laughter when you stay at Seven Timbers.
The large, open ground floor space feels like a cantina or rustic hotel lobby with its large open kitchen area designed to serve many while acting as an extension of the wide-open lounging area for informal meals or casual entertainment space. To add to the uniqueness of the wide-open ground floor space, a large overhead garage-like door on one wall can be rolled open to an outdoor covered patio with seating and bench along with a large sliding screen door to keep bugs out but cool mountain air in. The patio space is perfect for entertaining or extending the living room out into the mountain air.
One of the most interesting aspects of Seven Timbers is its natural climate control system. There is no central heating or air conditioning at Seven Timbers because it is heated using a wood-burning stove (classic cozy cabin-factor!) and cooled from ambient thermal flow from the earth! Ambient-what? The Earth? Yes!
The beautiful stained concrete slab on the ground level is so massive, that it absorbs the soil's ground temperature and radiates it into the Barn. (Its just like when you dig your feet deeper into the sand on the beach, its always cooler). The massive beams and materials making up the skin of the Barn greatly insulate the inside air to keep it a a comfortable +/- 75 degree ambient temperature.
There are also 5 ceiling fans on the main level and when all the ceiling fans are going, the interior temperature stays remarkably comfortable even in the middle of summer. Note that in extremely hot and humid weather its best not to open the windows and doors so that the slab temperature is maintained as much as possible.
For sleeping comfort, there are window air-conditioning units in each of the 3 private bedrooms. To keep upstairs levels cooler, there is a screened loft skylight window which can be opened and used as a vent in combination with the 3rd floor loft fans to draw the cooler main level air up into the loft area. The cabin is surrounded by shady trees on all sides that keeps the barn temperature cooler as well.
In colder weather, the house is mainly heated by a classic Fischer cast-iron wood-burning stove and smoke stack that sits right in the center of the concrete slab on the ground level. Using firewood and the Fischer stove correctly can heat the entire Barn quickly to +/- 78 degrees!
NOTE: DURING COOL MONTHS, THE MAIN WAY TO HEAT THE CABIN IS WITH FIREWOOD. Therefore, 1 wheel-barrow full of fire wood (about 25 pieces) is included in total cost from October through April, and delivered prior to your arrival. Additional wheel-barrows full of firewood can be purchased for just $25 per load. One wheel barrow load used efficiently is usually sufficient to keep the cabin warm for a day or have extra to burn in the outdoor fire ring. Each wheel barrow load is about 25-30 correctly sized, ready to burn pieces of wood. To order more wood, just contact us to schedule a delivery.
In addition to the cast iron wood-burning stove, gas wall heaters and electric floor heaters warm rooms and bathrooms and other parts of the cabin for quick heating when required. Please use these sparingly as they do use a significant amount of gas and electricity! The cast iron stove is the primary heat source for the house and its fun to use and beautiful to watch!
Another unique aspect of Seven Timbers is the upstairs loft and Ships Tower. These are a favorite attraction for kids and parents alike. There is a steep ships ladder that leads to the loft from the second floor. A small wooden gate protects the opening into the loft at the top of the ladder. The loft contains two separate sleeping quarters each with queen beds and night stands. Although the head room in the loft area is low, it offers enough clearance for adults to access the sleeping quarters but with limited head room, its recommended for kids who don't need supervision for safety. Across a catwalk spanning the second floor below is the nautical 'Ships Tower' which offers an imaginative recreation of an old fashion ships bridge with ships wheel and offers nice views from the top of the Barn. The Ships Tower is accessed through a relatively small opening and short step and is intended as a play area for youth only.
Finally, one of the most remarkable aspects of Seven Timbers is the 15 acres of lush woodland that it sits on. A beautiful creek runs alongside the property and merges into the larger Talking Rock Creek. Hiking trails run alongside the creeks that eventually lead to a series of beautiful cascading rocky waterfalls and even to the ruins of a historic river grist mill, presumably from the 1800's. Note the large waterfall and Talking Rock Creek are OFF the Seven Timbers property. Also a large level playing field sits above the Barn where kids can play Frisbee, football or just run around and be happy!
DETAILED CABIN SPECIFICATIONS:
3,000 square feet, 2 floors plus a 3rd level loft, catwalk and ships tower.
SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS (Sleeps 14), See Floor Plans:
Ground Floor: Private Full BR (sleeps 2)
2ND floor: 2 Private Queen BR's (sleeps 4), open area bunk bed (sleeps 2 kids), open area twin trundle bed (sleeps 2).
3RD floor loft: 2 queen beds in open areas (sleeps 4). The loft sleeping arrangement is recommended for kids 8-18 years old ONLY due to low head room and steep ships ladder to access it.
2 full bathrooms with antique style bathtubs and shower heads and vintage decor (1 on ground floor and 1 on 2ND floor). The ground floor bathroom is revealed behind an old fashioned door and accented by the vintage old fashioned porcelain tub.
OTHER AMENITY INFO:
The kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances and then some, with two refrigerators, 2 ovens, a gas range and two dishwashers, coffee maker, toaster, microwave and full stock of kitchenware, utensils, dishware and silverware.
Adjacent to the stairs leading up to the second floor, lies a quiet reading space that offers repose and a antique curio cabinet. The main TV with cable is here, but there is no emphasis on video games or electronics in this cabin.
The ground floor also offers a stacked washer and dryer, cleverly hidden behind one of the old fashioned doors with a leaded glass window nearby. Fun board games are available plus a dart board for even more enjoyment, but bring your own darts please.
Along with the covered patio with the roll-up door, Seven Timbers offers an additional large outdoor wooden deck off the dining and kitchen. This large deck features a beautiful view into the mountain woodland and has a gas grill plus a table and chairs for outdoor cooking, gathering and lounging.
Outside, the covered second floor veranda overlooks the beautiful woodland vista.
Outside in the front of the Barn, there is a large parking area plus a fire pit surrounded by wooden camp chairs and a huge custom picnic table. The approach to the Barn is flat and level and bike-friendly.
- 20% of booking is non-refundable (due to booking costs incurred)
- NO REFUNDS if cancellation within 30 days of arrival
- 80% REFUND if cancellation more than 30 days from arrival
- Must be 30 years or older to rent.
- No house parties allowed.
- Pets are a one-time $50 fee, maximum of two pets.
- 50% down payment due at booking, 100% balance due within 30 days of arrival.
The owner is a professional building contractor with a keen interest in historic architecture. Seven Timbers was built over a 9 year period and the family and friends camped here many, many weekends in all kinds of weather until the building was finished.
Seven Timbers purchased this cabin in 1994
Jasper, GA is so close to Atlanta and it really is the 'first mountain community' as the Appalachian mountains see to begin here. 'The Barn' was built mostly from 100 year old heart pine timbers/beams that were salvaged from an 1890's warehouse in downtown Atlanta near the state capitol. Other wood pieces came from a 1930's barn in Marietta and countless other items from renovation projects mostly from old in-town Atlanta neighborhoods like VA Highlands, Ansley Park, Mid Town, etc.
You will never find another structure like 7 Timbers, It is +/- 3000 SF on 4 levels and everything looks like it came from the 19th century. Kids will fall in love with the sleeping loft and ships tower while adults seem right at home around the wood burning stove, large central living area/kitchen and outside fire ring. And don't forget the property itself which is 15 acres with a long creek, waterfalls, hiking trails, 1000's of trees and a large grassy play field perfect for ball games, throwing Frisbee and whatever else you can dream up.
Seven Timbers, need we say more?
Wonderful weekend retreat with our "Just Married" small group from NPCC! 7 Timbers was a terrific location for the ten of us to spend a chilly, rainy March weekend together. We loved all the open space to set and play games and laugh till we hurt!!! Beautiful photos were taken on our hike to the ruins.
Thanks so much for opening the cabin for us to enjoy for all the warmth the home provides. God Bless!!
Our family of 6 adults and 5 "kids" ranging from age 5 to 20 stayed here right before Christmaswith our 2 dogs. Cabin was exactly as described. It was neat and clean when we arrived and had everything that we needed. The cabin had lots of room for the family to spread out, and there were lots of hiking options in the area and on the property. We will be back!
Our family stayed here for my wife's 50th birthday. The location is great -- not too far out, and yet close enough to stores to make things convenient. There is a long driveway to access the cabin, which makes it very secluded (there are neighbors to the right and to the left, but not close enough to see or hear anybody). There is a nearby creek that runs through the property. A nearby clearing is a good place for lawn games. The cabin itself was really nice; it looks pretty similar to the pictures, only now with a new stove and new second refrigerator. The cabin is very tastefully decorated; while the pictures show very bright rooms, they are dimmer and much more cozy. There are many fun things about the cabin and you probably need to stay here several time to find them all. We loved the record player and old albums; they were played many times throughout the weekend stay. This is a cool, well-built cabin that could fit many people comfortably. The owner/builder has done a great job of creating a home away from home for his guests.
We used the house for a small church retreat. It was the perfect size and layout to be able to hang out together and enjoy each other's company but also allowed for time spent in solitude when desired. The property was great and very well kept. Everyone loved it!
Loved our stay. The cabin with spacious and comfortable and Danny took care of all of our needs. I highly recommend 7 timbers.
We came on a church ladies' retreat. It was such a great home for relaxing and studying. We truly enjoyed hiking to the different waterfalls--we want to return when there is no drought so we can see them at their fullest.
Seven Timbers is like staying in a living museum that has all of the benefits of your own home. It accommodates large groups comfortably which makes it a great location for retreats of various kinds. We will definitely be back!
Jasper, GA is called 'The First Mountain Community' and is just 1 hour north of Atlanta. This property resembles a 'family compound' and features a historically recreated 'barn' structure that sleeps 14 in beds. There are 15 acres of private land with a creek and a private play field. Lots of parking, hiking trails and thousands of trees. Hiking trails run alongside a creek that lead to a larger river and waterfalls, off the property.
|1 load of firewood||$25|
|Cleaning and Pre-Arrival||$150|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
From October through April, the cabin should be heated using the wood stove. 25-30 pieces of wood is included with the reservation, which is adequate for 1 day worth of heat fuel and some for the outdoor fire ring. Request additional loads PRIOR to your arrival so its delivered by arrival time. Ordering wood AFTER your arrival may take hours for someone to deliver. $25 per load=25-30 pieces
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.