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Best Views in North Georgia, near Helen and Nacoochee!

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Keith Buck
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

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 North Georgia Mountains

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.

Amenities

Helen Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Best Views in North Georgia, near Helen and Nacoochee!
average rating of 4.7017546 based on 57 reviews
5

Peaceful mountain getaway

  • 5 of 5

Loved this cabin... 12 beds, 4 couch pullouts if necessary. We did not max out occupancy so we did not use couches. Beds are comfy. 3 levels so lots of privacy. Bedrooms are nice size, and living area is spacious as well. Large table and island seating to accommodate crowd. Nice clean hot tub. The outdoor decks are the highlight- views and breezes are spectacular since you are at top of mountain! If you are looking for privacy and a beautiful view, look no further.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest was marvelous with checkout, maintenance ideas and sharing what they liked about the property. Capacity is 16 to avoid lines at the bathrooms, but we intentionally provide lots of room, privacy and sleeping options for our guests in spacious accommodations. We look forward to your return! Keith
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Properties of similar cost were cleaner and better organized. Walls and doors were dirty.

  • 2 of 5

Online Pictures did not fairly represent property. Views were obstructed and furniture worn and uncomfortable. Property needs interior painting. Nearby property much better maintained.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Location, Great Fun! Within 1 Hour of several locations

  • 5 of 5

We had a family get together for a week at this location with a total of 16 of us. We had 10 Adults, 6 children and we had more than enough beds for everyone. Beautiful place and very nice view. Everything went smooth and was great. Only real concern for those not used to the mountains is that you have to go through an unpaved/gravel road on the way up to the cabin. Other than that we had no complains and were able to create unforgettable memories. Visited Helen, Helen River Tubbing, Cabbage Patch Hospital, Tallulah Gorge, Toccoa Falls, Minniehaha Falls, and Lake Rabun Beach swimming area. All great areas and usually within an hour away. Also, drove down to Stone Mountain which is 2+ hours but still worth the drive. Thanks for everything Keith and for your quick responses as well as working with us throughout the process.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, mountain top views, plentiful activities and sights for the whole family

  • 4 of 5

House is spacious,lots of beds however an extra bathroom would have been nice for basement bedrooms. Documented some minor maintenance issues,but we're able to enjoy many outdoor activities like hiking to 3 different falls, tubing, white water rafting, horse riding, fishing, wine tasting, and the town of Helen.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place, clean, and quiet!

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy at this place! It was clean, quiet and very nice, and the views were spectacular! The parents and kids all enjoyed the space, as well as the hot tub! We want to return again soon! The owner was great about responding quickly, provided helpful guidance, and was great with the follow-up questions. Definitely a great owner who appreciates his customers!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words! Your family makes our role as host truly enjoyable. Keith
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Fabulous Helen GA Reunion

  • 5 of 5

I was able to have my entire family stay and experience the area. With teenagers in tow, there was plenty of privacy and bathroom space. We had great weather, and were able to do all the activities we planned. We went to Unicoi State Park, up to Anna ruby falls, and did the hike to Tallulah Gorge and the suspension bridge. We also toured the city of Helen. Grandkids did the tubing, and part of family did whitewater rafting.

We were fortunate to see a brown bear on our last morning and hot air ballooons overhead. It was a super experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great trip! Thank you for sharing your experiences, which provide an excellent guide for our future guests. We hope you join us on your next trip to the North Georgia mountains! Keith
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Cool River Tubing Company
"Great location and wild rides in this year's rainy season!"
Anna Ruby Falls Visitor Center Gift Shop
Alpine Helen Mini Golf
"Beautiful garden kept manicured in this finest display of Helen's Putt Putt courses."
Cafe International
Hofer's of Helen
"Awesome breakfast spot in downtown Helen"
Betty's Country Store
Habersham Winery
"Excellent wine tastings. Our favorite is the 'blue bottle' reserve white. "
starburst stables sautee helen ga
"zip lines and horseback !"
The Lavender Cottage & Garden
Sautee Nacoochee Vineyards
Hofbrauhaus Restaurant and GI Germany Pub
Bernie's Restaurant at Nacoochee Valley Guest House
Sautee Nacoochee Vineyards Tasting Room
Hofer's of Helen
"Awesome breakfast spot in downtown Helen"
North Georgia Barbeque
"The only downside is the line at the most popular barbque on the Chattahoochee. We recommen..."
Mully's Nacoochee Grill
"The grill and next door pizzeria serve takeout that guests bring back to the deck almost wee..."
Old Bavaria Inn
La Cabana Mexican Restaurant
"In case you can't make the half mile wallk downtown without a break, Margarita's and reliabl..."
Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia
Helen Amusement Park
Old Sautee Store
"Try the Framer's Cheese!"
Cowboys & Angels Restaurant and Bar
"Awesome crabcakes!"
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Atlanta
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sautee Vineyards Wine Tasting
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Innsbuck
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
255
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bernies
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $100

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.

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