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MONARCH LODGE - Authentic 3000' Log Home on the Etowah River

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

You will find peaceful luxury in our Sunny Authentic Log Home, surrounded by gushing water from the Etowah River on the left side of our 3 acres and Mooney Creek on the right side.. Our lodge is fully decorated and furnished boasting 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, granite countertops, great Living and Dining rooms with magnificent wood burning fireplace, flat screen TV and leather furniture. The dining room looks out onto a large wood deck, surrounding half of the lodge and your backyard forest with river views. Upstairs offers the Master Bedroom and full bath, closet, TV, and an office room area, overlooking the first floor. On the 2nd floor we have a bedroom with closet and full bathroom access, on the 3rd floor you will find our 3rd large bedroom and closet, Laundry/mud room, game area and second living room. We have a large car garage as part of the amenities of our home. We have satellite TV and high speed internet access.

Our Dahlonega town is rich in the culture and charm of Appalachia within its beautifully preserved downtown historic district. Dahlonega is the site of the first U. S. gold rush, is home to The Gold Museum, gold mines and gold panning facilities. Charming shops around the Square are filled with regional art, antiques, unique jewelry and collectibles. Enjoy wonderful exhibitions and concerts in the park or jamming on the square. Local potters, painters and photographers display their craft in galleries and shops throughout the historic community. Dahlonega is also the Heart of Georgia's wine country. Tour all the local wineries and downtown tasting rooms.

Wineries & Vineyards : With the highest concentration of wineries and vineyards in North Georgia, the Dahlonega mountains are recognized as 'the Heart of the Georgia Wine Country'. Grape growing conditions and favorable mountainous elevations make Lumpkin the perfect place to grow and ripen a wide variety of European, French hybrids and American winegrapes. Wolf Mountain Vineyards, Habersham Winery Tasting Room, Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery, Frogtown Cellars, Blackstock Vineyards and Winery, Monteluce Winery & Estates. Ask for Phone Numbers & Websites.

Further details for our vacation place: Some of the unique benefits of our cabin are that you can explore the Etowah river in our backyard, visit the nearby national parks such as the Amicalola State Park & Falls, The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forestall, The Folk Pottery Museum, The Kangaroo Conservation Center and much more at your own pace. Dahlonega has something to offer for all who visit us, this is just the perfect place to relax. Enjoy a local hike or sit back on our large deck and enjoy the river. Our place offers all the comforts of a home with the advantages of being located by the Etowah River.

Keywords: cabin, lodge, gold, fishing, mountains, Dahlonega, Winery,

More Details

Dutch Aufderheide
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2017


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

MONARCH LODGE - Authentic 3000' Log Home on the Etowah River
average rating of 4.7380953 based on 42 reviews
Vero Beach

Beauty, peace and tranquility !!!!

  • 5 of 5
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We have stayed at Monarch Lodge before, and it was wonderful to be able to spend time there again. The cabin, property, and ambiance are wonderful. It is very warm and welcoming, and Dutch is a great host. Dahlonega is a wonderful town, and the location is perfect for day trips to many areas. Don't ever miss Brasstown Bald !!!

Carol Reynolds

Vero Beach, Florida

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Cabin was very accomidating needed a bit of maintenance the property we found to be awesome

  • 4 of 5
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we are already looking to see when we can return thanks dutch for sharing your lodge

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Big, Absoultely beautiful house. Peaceful surroundings. Awesome river behind the house.

  • 5 of 5

Dutch's house was exactly what we were looking for. Really beautiful house with very comfortable beds. Nice sized kitchen for cooking, etc. Nice, big deck for hanging outside. Beautiful scenery and peaceful surroundings outdoors. The river was so much fun to trounce around and play in. We had a great time in the river swimming, kayaking and playing in the waterfall. Dutch was very easy to communicate with and even helped us get ESPN on the television. As we arrived, we realized we didn't get that channel and upon requesting it, Dutch called up the company and set it up for us. That was truly special as it allowed us to watch the Georgia game. As huge Dawgs fans that meant a lot to us and helped make the weekend even more special. It was three days in serene beauty and quiet paradise. Couldn't have asked for a better trip. Thank you, Dutch.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Quiet Retreat

  • 5 of 5
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Nice, clean and quiet!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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July Summer Vacation

  • 4 of 5
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The Monarch lodge is located in a great place to relax and have some peace. We saw deer several times during our week stay. You can hear the river from the deck. The Lodge has 3 floors, 3 beds, 3 bathrooms. Kitchen had all the things we needed to cook. Several blow up mattresses. Plenty of room. If you take small toddlers take a baby gate for the main stairs.The stairs going down has a door which was great for us. I wished it had more cleared space in the back yard for kids to play. Not cut trees or anything just maybe an area that was cleared of the brush so you don't have to worry as much about them stepping on a critter.

We saw kayaks the first day coming down the river. They stopped and played in the falls down the river. There are two falls. One right at the property and one just a short walk down river. It is bigger. The creek that runs beside the house was nice and cold. We saw crawfish and tiny trout. We attempted to fish the Etowah all week in hopes of catching some trout but were unsuccessful. We stopped at a local hunting/ fishing shop and he told us that it was probably to hot in July for them in the Etowah. He recommended canned Niblet corn to fish with. He was also nice and told us of another place not to far from the Lodge to try, but we never got to go.


Amaicolala Falls-Nice place to visit. Short drive from cabin too.

Consolidated gold mine-Kids liked finding the gems.

Local Restaurants

The Smith House: Okay food. Corn & Broccoli Casserole was not good.

Steak and Shake-It was new and clean.

Spoons and Shine-Yogurt shop was great.

We had a great time. Great place to stay and visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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The vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Property was in an excellent location to be able to relax, unwind, and enjoy the peace and quiet of the great outdoors.

It was convient to many attractions of the area and located conveniently. House was clean and there was a lot of room to spread out.

Will bring all of family back for next visit. It would be great to see the driveway get paved all the way to bottom of the hill to the house

to make it easier to navigate the driveway. Really enjoyed my time at the LODGE. Would definitely recommend it to my friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
67 Miles
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6.7 Miles
Johnny B's
Nearest Golf
10.6 Miles
Nearest Train
28 Miles
Gainesville, Georgia (Amtrak station)
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Route 9
Nearest Restaurant
6.6 Miles
Smith House
Nearest Beach
334 Miles
Tybee Island
Car: necessary

Panning for Gold.

Enjoying the serenity of the Etowah River -

rushing water over the falls 24/7

Dahlonega, GA

'Greatest little town anywhere. Quiet downtown square loaded with great shopping, entertainment & restaurants.

Near Monarch Lodge:

Monteluce Winery:

Wolf Mountain Vineyards:

Consolidated Gold Mines

'Best gold mine to visit. Guided tour takes you down into the old tunnels from the gold rush.

Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site

'Well done in the very center of town. Movie of the gold rush days.


Rates & Availability

Dahlonega Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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Dahlonega Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sofa Available in Master Suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Sofa available in Game Room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sofa Available in Living Room
  • Private Bedroom on all 3 floors Full Bath on each floor, 3 Couches that are very comfortable to sleep on and 4 Inflatable Mattresses
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
If you have any questions regarding any of our amenities please feel free to contact us.

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