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Keith Soltys & Ursula Hargreaves

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, Fluent in English, German, and Italian!

Enchantment Awaits for Couples to Larger Parties! Bring Your Pets!

9 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


North Georgia Mountains Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage (Little House) 2 Bedrooms 1 Bath overlooking Stocked Pond!

Yewit Center is an elegant 12,000 sq. ft. two-structure complex on 7 acres of breathtaking mountain landscape in the heart of the North Georgia Appalachian Mountains. On the VRBO headline summary we show a listing for our Little House but WE ACTUALLY HAVE TWO UNITS AVAILABLE! When you read below we describe both units. It is the vision of Yewit Center to provide memorable and refreshing vacation rentals to our guests.

There are two rental units at Yewit Center. The first is the Cottage rental in the smaller structure and the second is the Terrace Level rental located in the main building. Both units are equipped with full kitchens, linens, towels, cooking and eating utensils, washer and dryer, pillows, comforters, and more. It is our goal at Yewit Center to provide basic necessities for comfortable living to all our guests.

The Cottage is a 1200 sq. ft. two bedroom vacation rental with full deck that overlooks the stocked pond and the lower tiers of the west side of the property. The waterfall from the pond can be heard in the lower field from the full furnished deck. A gas grill is provided as well as a 32' HDTV with cable service and free WIFI. The Cottage sleeps 4 and with the pull-out sofas can sleep up to 8.

The 3 bedroom 1700 sq. ft.Terrace Level rental is 'Handicap Friendly' and is located in the main building of Yewit Center. The Terrace Level rental sleeps 7 and with the pullout sofa beds it sleeps 11 with plenty of room for temporary bedding. The Terrace Level rental has parking directly at the entrance, large bathroom with 36' door, and easy access off of GA Hwy 339 (which is Crooked Creek Rd.). In addition, all guests have fishing rights to our private stocked pond (large mouth bass, croppie, brim, blue gill)

Keep in mind that we are able to accommodate larger parties comfortably. IF you do have a party larger than what has been described here please do contact us and we will fill you in on the accommodation details....we know you'd find them adequate.

In one of the most beautiful and picturesque regions on the planet Yewit Center is centrally located between the North Georgia Mountain towns of Young Harris and Hiawassee and is only a few miles from historic Hayesville, NC. Lake Chatuge is about 1 mile from Yewit Center and is considered one of the most enchanting lakes in the Southern US with offerings of a wide variety of water sports and activities. In fact, the National Collegiate Bass Fishing Championships have been held on Lake Chatuge for the last few years.

Whether you are a couple looking to enjoy some peace and quiet, a few friends looking for adventure, or a larger group wanting to host a retreat or reunion we know you will find Yewit Center the ideal vacation/event rental in the North Georgia Appalachian Mountains. Please do contact us about specific details or special needs that may need to be addressed. We know you'd love your stay at Yewit Center.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Keith Soltys & Ursula Hargreaves (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, Fluent in English, German, and Italian!

About Keith Soltys & Ursula Hargreaves

It's hard to imagine that the vision for Yewit Center was birthed through a fairytale romance that began in Venice, Italy in the Spring 2010. Ursula and I met while working on a cruise ship in the Mediterranean. Ursi was a chief nurse and I a musician. Well, as you can imagine one thing led to another.......We spent a lot of time visiting different ports but none as memorable as our several visits to Venice. When our contracts ended Ursi came to meet my family which had relocated to the mountains of Hayesville, NC over the last decade. During that trip Ursi and I knew that we wanted to be together but there were difficulties. Ursi was raised in Switzerland with sometime in Africa and was currently living in Manchester, England. I was raised on Long Island, NY and had lived in many locations in America and Europe. Then one day as we were looking at properties we came across what would become Yewit Center. Ursi relocated to Young Harris, GA and we dedicated ourselves to the vision of Yewit Center. The first event was a wedding on March 31, was ours. With friends and family from both Europe and America attending on these spectacular grounds we truly had our most fondest of all memories! It is our hope to provide for you a venue or vacation spot that will be truly a wonderful memory as ours already is for years to come. God Bless!

Keith Soltys & Ursula Hargreaves purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Keith Soltys & Ursula Hargreaves chose North Georgia Mountains

In all our travels we never thought that we could find a location that had all in nature and living that we loved. We were truly humbled when we stepped on this property for the first time. Mountains, water, streams, wildlife, elegant living, sunshine, shade, colors, tranquility, nightlife, community, sporting activities, seclusion, easy access, and more. Also, we recognized in ourselves that we love to host guests and events. Since we both enjoy being productive what better endeavor for our new marriage than to provide a unique vacation rental and venue for our guests and clients on this spectacular and what we think perfect location. We love what we do and where we live and we get to share it with you all.

What makes this cottage unique

The greatest benefit of Yewit Center is that you can make it what you need it to be. If you desire a peaceful and tranquil getaway or an exciting activity filled day with night life Yewit Center is the ideal vacation rental. Being only 1 mile from Lake Chatuge and a couple of miles from Hiawassee, Young Harris, GA and Hayesville, NC mountain and lake activities such as hiking, golfing, zip lines, jet skiing, water cable park, etc. as well as wonderful restaurants, shops, cinemas, and fun parks are all within minutes. Also the attractions within a one hour drive from Yewit Center is almost endless (Helen, GA, Casinos in Cherokee, NC, etc.) But if you desire peace and quiet Yewit Center can provide that tranquil space needed to relax. So many times in our travels we'd be in places that were wonderful but we were restless to do something but there was nothing for us and other times we'd be in a spectacular setting but it was to 'energetic' and we just wanted to be quiet but couldn't find the space. That is frustrating to say the least when you are on vacation spending money and can't get what you really need. At Yewit Center the unique benefit is that you are able to get what you are personally looking for in the way of excitement or relaxation and we will do everything to help you achieve your desire for your vacation rental.


based on 9 traveler reviews

Enchantment Awaits for Couples to Larger Parties! Bring Your Pets!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 came up for the New Year holiday and stayed in the cottage and loved it! There was plenty of room for my husband, 2 kids and I. The cottage was more than enough room for us and the grounds were beautiful! Keith and Ursi were the perfect hosts! We had so much fun hiking Tallulah Falls and dinner at Big Daddies in Helen was fabulous! Can't wait to plan another trip to explore the area and other falls more! Thanks for everything Keith and Ursi!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Decided on a last minute trip to the mountains for the New Year. I found this location online and I was not disappointed.

The location was very nice, clean and so SPACIOUS! We stayed on the terrace level. There were only two of us and there was room for so many more-

I cannot say enough about the owners, Keith and Ursula. They welcomed us and made us feel at home. They were very attentive to our needs and their dog Lester, is wonderful. They even invited us to join them in their New Year’s festivities =)

Great location, easy access to North Carolina (there is a new casino in Murphy) and well as the Georgia Mountains. Lots of wineries nearby. You must take a trip up to Brasstown Bald, Anna Ruby Falls and Helen. There is a fairly decent grocery store in town (Ingles), as well as, a few little shops and boutiques. In the summer, be sure to go to Pappy’s for tubing (I recommend going during the week) and stopping by Sunrise Grocery, both in Blairsville a short drive away. I am fairly familiar with the area and there are lots of things to do but honestly, it’s a little dead in the winter time!

My cellphone service was not the best (I have Cricket) I'm sure it depends on what cellular provider you have though.

I definitely recommend this place and will stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marisa Thank you so much for staying with us at the Yewitcenter. It was certainly a pleasure having you. Thank you as well for leaving the place in such an immaculate condition. It was very muc appreciated. We very much appreciated to let us know that you arrived safe at home.We are always concerned when guests are traveling so far to stay at ours and have to drive back home for several hours We are glad you enjoyed your stay . We certainly will look forward to welcome you again. Thank you again Ursi and Keith and of course Lord Lester
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Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We spent three days in the cottage during Christmas break and had a great time. The owners were very helpful and accommodating throughout our stay in Young Harris, GA. The cottage is very nice, has all the amenities and items you would need for a family getaway, and your pets can come along also. We explored the nearby water falls, hiking trails, and antique shops. I would highly recommend staying with Keith and Ursi, as they were very gracious hosts.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jared Thank you so much for having stayed at our place. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. It was certainly a pleasure having you. We would be very happy to host you again. Thank you Ursi and Keith
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  • 5 of 5

We spent a great Labor Day weekend in beautiful cottage in the proximity of Hiawassee Lake. Our hosts were super nice. The house was charming, very clean. Our kids had fun running with Lester- their friendly dog who took care of the kids. There is a pond near the cottage with abundance of trouts. Beautiful sunsets on top of the hill near the house. We will come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gosia I don't understand that my respond didn't show up. I am sorry . It was a pleasure having you and Lester loved the kids so much. It would be wonderful to welcome you again thank you as well for leaving the rental in such excellent condition.It is heart warming to see that Guests respect others property. thank you . We hope you had a nce New year and sorry for the late respond I have no idea where it ended up. Kind regards ursi and Keith
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Best hosts ever!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the little house of the Yewit Center July 25-28, 2015. The house was clean, spacious and comfortable. Close enough to places we wanted to see but far enough into the coutry for us to be able to retreat and enjoy nature. Keith, Ursula, and their dog Lester were all very welcoming and friendly. This is definitely a place we would stay at again!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Terry Thank you so much for your nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. It was certainly a pleasure having you and again a very very big THANK you for leaving the place so spotless. We would love to welcome you again and we are glad you arrived safe back at home.. Please take good care of you and hopefully we will see you again. God bless Ursi, Keith and his Lordship Lester
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  • 5 of 5

Clean, quiet and perfect summer cabin for vacation. Owners are so very nice and hospitable. Pond is loaded with bass, bluegill and big carp! Rec room is a nice amenity. Main home is beautiful as is the entire property. Lord Lester (the owners dog) is such a great fishing buddy :) We will definitely book there again next summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Paul Thank you so much for your nice review. It was a pleasure having you here at the Yewitcenter. We hope you arrived well back in Florida. And yes we would love to welcome you back here next year. Hopefully you will be able to use Frog Hollow. Stay safe kindest regards as well from his Lordship Lester. Ursi and Keith
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Nearest Airport
130 Miles
Atlanta, GA
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Oaks and The Yacht Club - Lake Chatuge
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Chatuge Shores, Brasstown Valley Resort
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
GA HWY 515
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Several Excellent Choices and Cuisines
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Maggie Valley, NC
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Lake Chatuge - Hiawassee, GA
Car: necessary

Zip lines, water parks, jet and pontoon rentals, and other mountain and lake activities are becoming increasingly popular in the North Georgia Western North Carolina Region (not to mention white water rafting, tubing, hiking, fly fishing, golf, and whole lot more.) In fact, there's an extensive Water Sport Center about 2 miles from Yewit Center. Quite a few of our guests will come for the North Georgia Mountain Fairs in the Summer and Fall as well as to Anderson Music Hall on the Fair Grounds. Such recent acts include: George Jones, Willie Nelson, Casting Crowns, Vince Gill, to name a few. On any given weekend there is always some kind of event happening in the area. Many also travel over to Helen, GA which is a Bavarian community that knows how to show folks a great time from food to events. Also, just east of our location is where such films as The Fugitive and Deliverance where shot. The most recent film which was shot in Young Harris, GA is The Curve starring Clint Eastwood which many of our friends where extras in. To get a full picture of what is going on check out The Towns County Chamber of Commerce website .They do a great job and we are proud to partner with them.


Rates & Availability

Young Harris Cottage Rental Rates

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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee (per stay) $55
Pet Fee $10
Tax Rate 12.0%

Yewit Center requires 50% of the final bill to hold a reservation with balance due at check-in. Cancellations within 14 days of check-in are non-refundable.

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North Georgia Mountains Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathrooms - toilet , shower , Cottage has 1 full bath. Terrace Level has 1 1/2 bath.
  • Walk-in shower full bathroon in the Cottage (Little House) rental. 1 full bath in the Cottage (Little House) rental. Tub/shower full bath in the Terrace level rental with an additional 1/2 bath. Terrace level rental has 1 1/2 baths. Yewit Center is able to utilize more bathrooms (full) if need be. Please contact us as to details so we can accommodate any special or anticipated needs.
  • Studio, Sleeps 8
  • The Cottage (Little House) rental has two bedrooms with a Queen size bed in each. In addition, the living space has two sofas in which one is a pull out bed. The Terrace Level rental has three bedrooms. The first bedroom has two single beds. The second bedroom has a king sized bed and the third bedroom has a double bed. There are three sofa couches in the rental with one being a pullout sofa.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
It is hard to describe the beauty of Yewit Center and the surrounding area in a few short word. What is sure is that whether you are looking for adventure or to recharge your batteries you will be pleased that you chose Yewit Center for your vacation rental. Please do contact us about any questions or needs you may have. We really do want your stay to be refreshing and memorable!

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