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Sleep in unique bunkbeds & stare at majestic Damascus Peak 15 miles away in NC!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,550 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

The Bunkhouse has the COOLEST AND MOST UNIQUE BUNKBEDS east of the Mississippi!!

Want to visit the Old West? Don’t have time to travel over 1500 miles? Then rent the Bunkhouse at Damascus Ranch. Located near Blue Ridge in the North Georgia mountains, the Bunkhouse is a new 2 story 2 BR 2 full bath log cabin nestled in the woods. It is real close to the Cohutta Wilderness Area and Chattahoochee National Forest, and provides the most peaceful setting you have ever experienced.

Follow the directions that will be included with your Booking Confirmation to Damascus Trail. Go up the hill past the 14-stall stable and note the beautiful ten-mile view of the Cohutta Mountains seen over the stable roof. Continue past the old ranch mansion and through the woods to your adorable western-style home. It is all yours for the next few days. While it has beds for 6, another can use the comfy couch if someone would get left behind. The Bunkhouse is perfect for families, couples, friends…YOU!

Walk over the bridge, take off your muddy boots and enter the Old West. The Bunkhouse has lots of modern conveniences like a kitchen with tons of gadgets & service for 8, a gas log fireplace, flat-screen TV’s…even HDMI for you gamers! But you won’t notice, because you will be staring at the spectacular view of Damascus Peak. You will think it is painted on the family room windows.

The owner really fixed up the place…a horse singletree on the wall, a cowhide on the floor, and an antique water bucket with rope hanging from the ceiling. At night the bucket provides mood lighting not water. Yep, the boss thought of everything. Nobody that comes ever wants to leave!

Try to imagine tossing that bucket down a well and hauling it back up with water. Today you can fetch a jar from the kitchen and crank a faucet on to quench your thirst. Yes, sir…indoor plumbing! Put in when the old outhouse burned down. Even installed a full bath on the first floor for when you’re plum tuckered out and can’t walk upstairs.

Watch out for the Canadian goose landing when you climb the steps to the bedrooms. Check out the upstairs full bath with tub and gently touch the buffalo hide hanging in the hallway.

Now about them bedrooms! Everybody loves the one at the end of the hall! Not another like it east of the Mississippi. The bottom twins are XL for you taller trail blazers. The tenderfoots in your posse get the other BR. It has a queen bed with fancy slick sheets and a white fallow deer to guard them at night.

After you have put your stuff away, try out the Bunkhouse cypress swings. Feel the fresh mountain air cool your face while you enjoy the 10-mile mountain view and the rolling pastures. If you time it right – horses might be grazing in the field.

…Or rest your bones on the back porch and enjoy the same view. Might be a great time to climb in the inviting and soothing hot tub calling your name.

…Or rock on the front porch next to the empty brandy barrel (sorry) while listening to the birds. Keep your eyes open for Woody! If you don’t, don’t worry, that noisy critter will wake you.

…Or play horseshoes or darts, take a walk to enjoy nature, etc.

As the sun goes down, use the free wood provided to start a fire in the fire pit. Claim a rock, and relive the day and plan tomorrow. Cook up some grub over the fire with the Bunkhouse skewers…or use the grill on the front porch. Enjoy the outdoors! Food tastes better there – especially when eaten at the picnic table.

Try to relax at the Bunkhouse! Turn off them new-fangled electronics. But if you fail, we have high-speed Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV’s, DVD/CD players, etc. And if ET wants to call home, we get good cell phone reception.

So come’on you city slickers! Take off your suit and saddle up your Mustang…or whatever will get you here! Go West, cowboy…all the way to the North Georgia mountains that is. Enjoy a taste of the Old West at the Bunkhouse at Damascus Ranch!!

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Blue Ridge Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Next to family room on first floor. Location of W/D also.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Down the hall from bedrooms on second floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 4 twin/ single , Custom-built western-style bunk beds. Bottom two are XL.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 800 thread count luxury sheets & adorable white fallow deer.
    Family room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Big comfy sofa for 7th person instead of being left home!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Sleep in unique bunkbeds & stare at majestic Damascus Peak 15 miles away in NC!
average rating of 4.65 based on 20 reviews

The Bunkhouse

  • 5 of 5

The Bunkhouse is the perfect getaway! It was our first trip to Blue Ridge and we will definitely be back. The Bunkhouse has everything you need and has beautiful views. The cabin is a great size, furnished well, and is very easy to get to. Dan, the owner, was also very helpful. We hiked, walked around the shops downtown, and visited the orchard. We loved the swings down past the cabin and the scenery! It was a relaxing and much needed vacation. Thanks Dan, for sharing your cabin with us!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice cabin. Owner, not so much.

  • 2 of 5

Enjoyed the cabin (not the couch) and enjoyed the hot tub.

My 2 year old dropped a plastic bowl and broke it, as soon as it happened I made the owner aware of it & said I would pay for.

There were chipped and cracked plates and bowls that already existed before we arrived at his cabin that we were held responsible for.

Check and make the owner aware before using anything that looks less than perfect to avoid ruining your vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good grief!! It never fails!! Ayesha did not have very good reviews, but I took a chance and rented the Bunkhouse to her family. While here, she told me that a large plastic bowl had been broken when taken from the microwave to the hot tub!! Now she claims it was dropped!! Regardless, Walmart sells them, but only in packs of five for $31.39 including tax. I only charged her $6.28 for ONE of the five!! So because someone in her family broke the bowl, I lost $25.11 ($31.39 - $6.28)!! NONE of the small salad bowls or dinnerware plates were broken or chipped when Ayesha checked in!! If they were, why didn't she tell me about them when she was here, like she did the large plastic bowl? Instead she waited until I found the damage after she checked out and charged her. And why did Ayesha agree, in writing, to pay $16.30 total for all of the dishes broken or chipped, if her family didn't do the damage? I'm a nice guy and enjoy letting guests stay in my Bunkhouse. Please read my other reviews. You will find that people that don't do damage love the Bunkhouse and enjoy my hospitality!! Those that don't respect my property and do damage, complain and leave bad reviews to retaliate...even if the total charge was $16.30!! Good grief!! It never fails!! Btw, if any reader thinks my policy of expecting those that damage my property to pay for the damage is unreasonable, please don't rent the Bunkhouse.
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Beautiful property with Cozy Cabin.

  • 5 of 5

Property owner is fantastic. Very responsive and accommodating. We enjoyed our stay in the cabin. It is very spacious, clean and well equipped for a family vacation. Board games, cards, checkers and Bumper Pool for late night fun! Plenty of outdoor space to enjoy as you walk down to gaze upon the rolling hills and beautiful scenery. Nice setup for bonfire while playing horseshoe. Definitely will return when we are back in the Blue Ridge area! 5 STARS!!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic cabin.

  • 5 of 5

Second visit. Great place!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable, comfy, and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we pulled in to park, we loved the cabin. It's private and has a nice view, even better when some leaves have fallen. The decor and kitchen provisions are perfect. The hot tub is newer than the one in photo (October photo). Felt secluded but only 10 minutes from stores. Loved all the helpful notes. Having Netflix was a bonus :-). It was just perfect and we hope to come back!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, great host

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the bunk house! Everything was perfect and comfortable and Dan even checked in with us to make sure all was well. Will definitely return in the fall!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dan Kasal
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2018

About Dan Kasal

I'm an old Iowa farm boy that spent too many years as a chemical engineer in the Northeast before moving to the North Georgia mountains in 2012. I fell in love with this location because of the people and scenery. So I bought some land and the Bunkhouse.

Dan Kasal purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Dan Kasal chose Blue Ridge

The bunk bedroom is the most unique room I...and many others...have ever seen. Everyone loves it! So I decorated the rest of the Bunkhouse in an antique western decor to complement those custom-built bunk beds. After living in the Bunkhouse for almost a year, I moved to the other side of the property to the house I had built. Don't will barely see my house and I won't bother you during your visit...but I am available if I can help you in any way! So come enjoy the paradise I have found in the North Georgia mountains. You'll be glad you did!

What makes this cabin unique

The North Georgia mountains offers many activities for you to enjoy!! Area attractions include hiking, mountain biking, zip-lining, horseback riding, lazy river tubing, kayaking on the 1996 Olympic course, whitewater rafting, fishing one of the many trout streams, taking a scenic train ride, boating on Lake Blue Ridge, visiting one of the local waterfalls, picking your own apples, shopping at many quaint stores, eating at great local restaurants and hideaways, etc, etc, etc.

OR you can stay at the Bunkhouse to play horseshoes, darts, or card and board games; read; watch TV and movies; sleep; relax; enjoy the solitude; listen and watch for animals; sit around a campfire; etc. Or you can soak in the hot tub on the back porch, or rock on the front porch, or relive your childhood on the cypress swings down in the pasture while you take in the great view!! Regardless, you will enjoy the fresh mountain air and how remarkably peaceful it is here!!


Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Atlanta International Airport
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Mini in Blue Ridge, several public within 15 miles
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 5
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Many excellent ones in Blue Ridge & McCaysville
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Damage Deposit $300

If you have any questions or would prefer terms different from those shown, please contact me. It never hurts to ask!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.