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Bear Paw- ~The~ Crown Jewel of North Georgia!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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4 Bedroom, 6 Bathroom, Secluded, Magnificent Mountain View Estate

Welcome to Bear Paw -The crown jewel of North Georgia! This magnificent lodge style home with separate Guest Cabin, located on 50 acres of beautiful mountain property is less than a mile from the Appalachian Trail. There are five miles of trails on the property ready for you to explore. Secluded privacy but only 20+ minutes to Helen, 15 minutes to Cleveland and 30 minutes to Dahlonega. Luxurious interior featuring cypress floors, soaring stacked stone fireplace, an immense great room, media room, large master suite with fireplace and master bath with steam shower. Opportunity for long term rentals for families interested in summer use are available at a special discount. Please Note: This property does not host large parties/special events on site (weddings, reunions)

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Lisa Gatell
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 28, 2016
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Why Lisa Gatell chose North Georgia Mountains

'We have been coming to the Helen area for many years. We love North Georgia and were thrilled to be able to purchase our own place near the Helen/Cleveland area. Our favorite time of the year to enjoy the property is autumn and spring. We love the stunning views, walking trails and beautiful dwellings. We hope our property gives you a uniquely special North Georgia experience.'

What makes this estate unique

You are in your own private mountain paradise! Along with the fabulous main house this property features an adorable guest cabin with two bedrooms, 1 and 1/2 baths, and kitchenette.The property is not far from Helen and less than a mile from the great Appalachian Trail!Property sits on 50 acres with unobstructed views of the mountains. There is a covered bridge, barn and stables. Several creeks run throughout the property as well as numerous trails for walking and hiking.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Bear Paw- ~The~ Crown Jewel of North Georgia!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Lilburn, GA

Idyllic retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at Bear Paw recently to celebrate my son's wedding. It is an unforgettable property! We probably spent more time on the deck than anywhere else. Seeing the sunrise over the ridge each morning while having a cup of coffee was my favorite. Each room is beautifully decorated, the beds are so comfortable, and every necessity is provided. Thanks to Ben, especially, for all your help before, during, and after the wedding. I know it's a comfort to the owners to have a manager who cares for the property so well, and wants to be so helpful to the guests. Also, thanks to Lisa for helping my son and daughter-in-law long distance.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Most Relaxing Vacation EVER!

  • 5 of 5

Bear Paw was an amazing experience! The serenity is unimaginable. Beautiful views, awesome winding trails and outdoor activities made this a vacation to remember. We were blown away. For anyone who loves the mountain views and wish to take a time out from their hectic schedule, Bear Paw is a wonderful place. We highly Recommend Bear Paw and look forward to returning for another getaway.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dry Branch, GA

Wedding Venue

  • 5 of 5

My daughter was married here this past weekend and I have to say she could not have chosen a more beautiful location. The home itself is amazing and decorated so beautifully. The grounds and views are stunning. There are nature trails to hike that were perfect and had hidden little beauties of nature everywhere. There are many little hidden streams nestled in the woods. I could not say enough about Bear Paw to give it justice. Everyone should stay here. I want to go back with our family soon so they we can just relax and enjoy the place even more. It is definitely the Crown Jewel of North Georgia or anywhere in Georgia as far as I am concerned. Love it!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orlando, FL

Once in a lifetime

  • 5 of 5

Once in a lifetime, everyone should have a chance to stay at a place like this. It's a perfect piece of property in many ways. The setting, the architecture, the furnishings all add up to an amazing total. Forget postcard material, this place should be in a copy of Architectural Digest or a movie location. The management staff was very helpful and available in making us feel at home and answering any questions that we had. Even though it's location was remote, the town was close enough to get to for the few things we needed and there were lots of things in the nearby area to do like white water rafting, horse back riding and zip lines. If you're looking to get away from it all and feel like royalty at the same time, you won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Amazing Retreat for Family and Friends

  • 5 of 5

As an international traveler with over a million air miles, I have stayed in my fair share of world-class resorts, boutique hotels, rustic lodges and high-end homes. Bear Paw can stand toe-to-toe with any place I've had the pleasure to stay. Period.

The location (just over an hour from Atlanta) is incredible convenient. A wide variety of shopping for necessities is 15 minutes away, but once you're here, you won't want to leave.

There are three master suites, separated nicely for privacy with enough space for sleeping options for young kids in two of them. The kitchen has every conceivable feature and is a cook's dream. I had two dinners catered in during my stay that were fantastic. The owners (who are extremely helpful) can set you up with the appropriate contacts.

The guest house can easily sleep 4 teenagers in bunk beds (checkout the vintage pinball machine) in the lower level. The upper level queen suite has a kitchen, breakfast seating and other informal club chair seating options as well. The deck on the guest house directly overlooks (20 feet away) one of the mountain streams running through the property.

It's hard to imagine a more peaceful spot with every detail thought of. Honestly, I hate to tell anyone how great this place is for fear my "hidden Georgia gem" will get discovered. Go. Enjoy. You'll be much better for it.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Carolins

Wonderful Experience...I cant wait to come back for a longer stay!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Bear Paw for three days while on business. I was amazed at how wonderful not only the home was but the entire property. It was visually stunning, the location is to die for georgous!

I came in from Atlanta and was pleased the drive was straight forward and painless.

From the moment I started up the driveway up to the house, I was blown away. The house is impressive from the moment you see it and it only gets better as you enter the home. The home has huge and I mean HUGE windows that basically span the entire length of the house. You are surrounded by mountain views! There is not a another property in sight. I felt truly alone in my own private wilderness paradise. The details in the house are amazing. I loved the Indian andirons in the outside fireplace, the custom paintings throughout the house. There are even special rocks built in the foundation in the shape of hearts and states. There are so many interesting details to discover in this home and throughout the grounds. That according to the care taker, Leon, I dont think I saw them all!

The owners have really thought of everything. There was firewood ready to go in the wood fireplace in the living room as well as in the outside stone fireplace. The fridge was stocked with some items that I requested; they even places some fresh flowers for my arrival (Thank you!).

Because I was in the area on business I spent a great deal of time in the fireside kitchen area with my laptop. Which is a very comfy and cozy area of the house. I did cook one night and the stove was a gourmet lovers dream. in fact the entire kitchen is!

Leon, the care taker and Tracy, the manager were fantastic in helping me arrange my trip. Leon even came over to show me how to operate the gas fire place. I am not used to gas and was a little hesitant to use it and Leon came over to show me how to operate it. As grand as the home is it is still remarkably warm and inviting. I was very comfortable here.

I definitely will come back with the family and take a much needed week vacation.

Wonderful experience!!! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are pleased you had a great time. We too, love all the little details scattered throughout the property. We look forward to sharing our home with you and your family when you return for that much needed week long vacation!
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Nearest Airport
92.8 Miles
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Car: necessary

This property is located on 50 acres of beautiful mountain property; less than a mile from the Appalachian Trail. There are five miles of trails ready for exploring. Secluded privacy but only 20+ minutes to Helen, 15 minutes to Cleveland and 30 minutes to Dahlonega.


Rates & Availability

Cleveland Estate Rental Rates

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6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $500
Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Tax Rate 15.0%

A surchage will be applied to occupanices over eight; $50 per person per night for standard bookings and $60 per person per night during peak/holiday bookings.
Last Minute Bookings-Reservations confirmed within three weeks or less of first date of arrival receives 25% off rental rates.
Repeat Guets receive 20% off rental rates
Special Events- call for details
Check in is at noon,Check out is 11am

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Cleveland Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5025 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Guest Room - toilet , tub , shower , located on upper level of the home
    Guest Room - toilet , tub , shower , located on upper level of the home
    Guest Cabin - toilet , located on lower level of cabin
    Guest Cabin - toilet , tub , shower , located on upper level of cabin
    Master Suite - toilet , shower , jetted tub , located on main level of the home
  • all bathroom feature granite countertops and high-end fixtures. In addtion, the master has a fabulous steam shower and marbled vanities.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Guest Room - 1 king , located on the upper level of the home
    Guest Room - 1 king , located on the upper level of the home
    Master Suite - 1 king , located on the main level of the home
    Guest Cabin - 1 queen , located on the upper level of the cabin
    Guest Cabin - 2 bunk bed , located on lower level (Queen/twin bunk bed set x2)
  • Each bedroom has gorgeous mountain views! In addtion, there is a media room off the master suite and a walkout to the expansive outdoor living area with beautiful stone fireplace.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering

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