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Best Views in North Georgia, near Helen and Nacoochee!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 bedroom huge mountain top cabin with Hot tub, Decks and Spectacular Views

The Southern Comfort Lodge accommodates the guests of the Southern Comfort in Helen, who spent 15 years detailing the best vacation rental features, built into this custom North Georgia Lodge. They requested proximity to Helen and Sautee Nacoochee attractions, vineyards and restaurants combined with huge spaces, exclusive views and privacy. The Chalet sits on top of Eagle Talon Mountain, with views from cathedral windows and three huge decks over four states. Modeled after a Montana Dude Ranch, the property provides Hot tub, fire pit, wood fire and upscale kitchen, great room and bar facilities.

Upstairs, two private loft king sized bedrooms with double picture windows have an external landing over the great room outside their private bedroom doors. Both rooms look over North Georgia and the North Carolina Mountains. Connecting upper loft deck and landing look out the rear cathedral windows into South Georgia and Carolina and the floor to ceiling wood burning fireplace below.

Main floor facilities include open area kitchen, dining area and great room opening to back decks and floor to ceiling windows. Dining area accommodates Holiday guest diners with huge table and island on the same countertop level, with high top seats and surrounding windows! The Master bedroom and bath sit on the main floor with views over Helen valley and into Tennessee. Master Bedroom views sunrises and sunsets with 180 degree views from the comfortable room.

Downstairs decks link to the Hottub, fire pit and private sunning grotto. Accommodates large families and friends with double full bunk beds and the 5th, private fireplace, bedroom. No need to hit the couches and floors at the Southern Comfort Lodge, there is room for everyone!

More Details

Keith Buck
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Keith Buck

We built the original 'Southern Comfort' in Helen in 2001, modeling it after our Rocky Mountain Ranch. With our 15 years of wonderful guests and 5 star ratings, we incorporated recommendations into the original Cabin overlooking the Helen Valley. This year, we finished the Southern Comfort Lodge, incorporating all our guest custom lodge recommendations built into a brand new property. We offer the 3 bedroom Southern Comfort Chalet and 5 bedroom Southern Comfort Lodge to accommodate the unique space requirements of our guests.

Keith Buck purchased this lodge in 2015

Why Keith Buck chose Helen

When we chose the original Southern Comfort location, we hiked the mountains around Helen to find the best site. For the new Southern Comfort Lodge, we reviewed all sites within a 5 mile radius of Helen to locate the most spectacular view in the North Georgia Mountains. We found a site with mountaintop views in all directions, no longer allowed for new construction and only possessed by a handful in North Georgia.

With a unique 360 degree site line, there is no room without an inspiring view of the Uniquoi forest and surrounding mountains. During construction, we 'discovered' Sautee Nacochee vineyards, shops, local food stores and attractions within a couple miles of the cabin and have grown to love this area.

Our goal was to bring man closer to God through the appreciation of his majesty. We combined the inspiring external views with built in craftsmanship, to demonstrate combined beauty of creation in wood, tile and stone.

What makes this lodge unique

Each room has a spectacular view and built in features that provide the opportunity for rest and contemplation of God's creation. Our goal is to leave each guest relaxed and pleased with the world around them.


Helen Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Upper Floor Full Bath - toilet , shower , Full Bathroom for two upper floor bedrooms. Walk-in shower
    Main Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master Bedroom - 2 queen
    Northern Loft King Bedroom - 2 king
    Southern Loft King - 2 king
    Fireplace Bedroom - 2 king , King Bed and sitting area with fireplace
    Crews Quarters - 8 double , Two bunk beds, with two full beds. TV, bar and game room
  • 2 King bedrooms, one queen bedroom, one bedroom with two full-size bunk beds and Fireplace King bedroom
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
2 miles from Sautee Craft shops, vineyards and restaurants, 3 miles from Sunburst stables, ATV and zip lines. Also convenient to Hiking, White Water rafting and Helen, GA shops and restaurants.


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Best Views in North Georgia, near Helen and Nacoochee!
average rating of 4.6969695 based on 66 reviews

The house is beautiful with great views and tons of space.

  • 5 of 5

Our group really enjoyed all of the king beds. The bunks downstairs are big enough for two people on each. Everyone got to sleep in a comfortable bed. I don’t particularly need satellite while vacationing but it worked out really well for us so we could catch the national college football championship. It was overall a ton of fun. The hot tub is in a great spot with great views too! Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved having you stay at the Southern Comfort Lidfe sndcwe look forward to your return!
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Great place to stay.

  • 4 of 5

I recommend this place. We had a family of 16 to stay February 15-19 2018 and we had plenty of room. We also had 5 cars and parking was not a problem .

The main bathroom door could not be closed and we did not like not having a key in some of the doors for emergency such as fire and could not get out.

The place is A1 and we would stay again. We loved the Fire pit .

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I sanded the bathroom door, to address it sticking a little when closing. I also replaced the keyed front door with a key on a hook next to it, with a turn knob. With three alternate door exits, two windows out to the first floor and 6 windows out to the back deck, totalling alternate 11 exits in one room, we hadn't perceived a fire hazard, but that should help provide a comfortable 12th exit and justify your gracious A-1 rating! Thanks, Keith
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  • 4 of 5

The house is located on top of the mountain but wasn’t hard to get to. The views are spectacular. We had 11 adults and a two year old and we had plenty of room. Very close to the town of Helen and lots to do in Sautee. There are no dressers/chest of drawers in any of the bedrooms to unpack your clothes. Would loved to have had extra hangers in each bedroom closet to hand clothes on instead of putting them on the floor. Our overall assessment of property was really good. Will return again!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We added a bureau to each bedroom, in addition to the existing open shelving provided. The previous guest must have removed the clothes hangers, so we replaced those. Thank you for your stay! Keith
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The house was beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family ,the only thing that I wish that they had was a dresser in the bedrooms , we didn't have a place to put our clothes ,the kichen was a little small but we made it work , thank you so much for let us make memory in your home

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your stay! We provide luggage racks and closet shelves to store guest belongings to avoid guest returns of clothing from dressers. which are a constant in our other property. We added more coat hangers and another luggage rack after your suggestions. We loved having you at our house and hope you consider us for your next stay in the North Georgia mountains!
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Best view, wonderful cabin. Loved the fire pit area!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a after Christmas/New Year visit. Beautiful Cabin nestled high high in the mountain. The road up was definetly a mountain road but nothing that we could not handle with our big crew. Left several times to run into town, horse back ride, snow tubing, fishing etc. Had no problems navigating. We had 16 of us and all were very comfortable. Beds were great with plenty of room for all. We have 2 "Bigfoot" believers and had a ball doing bigfoot calls at night (before quiet hour). Keith was great with all questions before and during stay. Would stay here again, made some very special memories.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Definitely a crew ready to have a good time, they had a positive attitude and big agenda! Thank you for your visit and we hope you have the chance to return to the Southern Comfort Lodge! Keith
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Great place to stay with a large group

  • 5 of 5

The house is huge and has plenty of space for a large group. Keith was extremely helpful through the booking process and stay, and even sent extra pictures when we had questions about the beds and other facilities. We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay at the Southern Comfort Lodge and we look forward to your return! - Keith
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sautee Vineyards Wine Tasting
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: necessary

The Helen area offers a wealth of attractions and our location atop the mountain above the valley provides relaxation in the North Georgia Mountains.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $100
$1000 damage insurance $49

Any damages reported by the guest are covered by $100 deposit, then damage insurance, up to $1000 in damages. This reporting allows us to fix any issues prior to our next guest's arrival. Guests are responsible for any non-reported damages.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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