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Dream Mountain Home, Hot Tub, On the River, Forest Setting - End of Road!

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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Hiawassee House Rental Photos and Description

Secluded, Hideaway with 5-star Amenities Surrounded by the Nantahala Forest.

Custom designed, mountain retreat on the upper Tallulah River with the Nantahala Forest as your backyard. This beautiful home is a rare find and sits at the end of the road and offers you amenities unlike any other vacation home around. The Master Bedroom is warm and cozy and offers you a large ensuite bathroom. There is also a comfortable bunk room and full modern bathroom. Perfect couple or executive getaway for recharging and relaxing. Totally away from it all and the perfect escape from all the hustle and bustle.


Outdoor Hot Tub - Seasonal

Indoor Jacuzzi Tub and Multi-head Shower

High Speed Internet WiFi

Satellite HDTV

Gas Fireplace in Kitchen

Wood burning Fireplace in Lounging area

Slate Patio with Stone Walls

Built-in Outdoor Gas Grill

Outdoor Hot and Cold Shower

Surrounded by the Nantahala Forest & Nature

Wooden swinging bridge

Swimming hole


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed

Property Manager
George Custer and Linda Pleasants
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About George Custer and Linda Pleasants

We have an additional apartment on property that can be rented with Rogue's Retreat if additional bedrooms are needed. It is a two bedroom, one bath called "Crow's Nest". This can also be rented on its own, by request.

George Custer and Linda Pleasants purchased this house in 1990

Why George Custer and Linda Pleasants chose North Georgia Mountains

Totally away from it all.

Luxury amenities.


Surrounded by forest and serenity.

End of the road.

Incredible, rare setting with Hot Tub and river.

What makes this house unique

Right on the beautiful, running Upper Tallulah River. Hiking right out the door in the Nantahala Forest. Fly fishing, bird-watching, waterfall viewing and so much more that nature has to offer. The house is custom-built with the high-end amenities.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This house is simply one of the most unique we have ever rented. From the stone fireplaces to the hot tub out on the patio next to the river, the amenities are first class. We wanted to just getaway and relax and this was the perfect place for an escape. I highly recommend it for anyone wanting to be surrounded by nature and in a a incredible mountain home.
Nov 2013
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Dream Mountain Home, Hot Tub, On the River, Forest Setting - End of Road!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

High End Amenities in a gorgeous location!

  • 5 of 5

As a frequent VRBO client, I can say this is the most high end property I have stayed in. The house has such class and character, every upgrade. The setting is too beautiful to describe....a memory for a lifetime! The drive up the mountain road was a bit long and scary, but well worth it. The only downside was the road in front of the house, although infrequently traveled, forced me to watch my dog while outside.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were able to admire the quaint home of Bilbo Baggins in Lord of the Rings, but did you wonder where Gandalf lived? Well, I think we found it! After opening the massive hewn wood front door we felt like we entered a fantasy world fit for wizards, elves, and especially us humans. We enjoyed our magical weekend and can't wait to return for our anniversary next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Cabin & Setting!

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a truly unique cabin! We stayed with our family of 5 (2 adults/3 kids) and had an amazing time! Ellesor was a pleasure to work with and catered to our every whim and question. The proximity of the cabin to the river is simply astounding with nearly every window in the house having a water view. The grounds were so cool, with multiple fire pits, patio spaces, a flat grass yard, hot tub, excellent outdoor lighting & a kids playscape (nice surprise!) It is extremely private and secluded. We were even blessed with 2 inches of snow on our last night! We spent it sitting in the hot tub as the snow pelted our faces! We would definitely recommend anyone coming to be prepared to stay for the duration (cook meals there), as the drive back down to town is quite long and really would take a lot of time out of the day. The cabin is stocked better than any place we have ever stayed, with awesome pottery, dishware, firewood, etc. It also has such modern amenities as gourmet oven and stove top, bar, TV, DVD, internet access, etc. Word of warning, cell service is non-existent, but the owner allowed for use of the land line phone at the cabin whenever needed. Not recommended for multiple couples as there is only 1 King bed and a small bunk room with bunk beds. We squeezed our 3 kids in the bunk room and it worked out great. There are also large couches that could accommodate teenagers as well. We spent one afternoon going hiking to Denton Falls, which is is about a 2 mile drive (or hike) back down the road. The waterfall is gorgeous and the hike allows for you to nearly stand under the falls for pictures. We will definitely go back in the spring, summer, and fall. The winter stay was great, but it was a bit cold to truly enjoy all the outdoor amenities this cabin had to offer...we highly recommend it for those wanting true seclusion, romance, and/or a family getaway!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your detailed review and we are so happy you enjoyed your stay and all the area offers. We strive to provide you with everything you need for your stay. And this spring we are adding additional accommodations at a unit we call Crow's Nest. It is right across the road and will sleep 6 comfortably. So renters can book both places for larger groups. We look forward to having you back in the spring and summer.
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Special Place

  • 5 of 5

The manager of this cabin, Ellesor, is wonderful and very responsive. This unique cabin is very secluded and magical with the massive stone fireplaces, beautiful river views, interesting details of stone, granite, slate, brick, and wood. From the interesting beams to the incredible walk-in shower this is a great place to relax far away from it all.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a custom-built mountain home and we are so glad you enjoyed the amenities and the uniqueness! We appreciate you choosing Rogue's Retreat for your getaway and we will keep you updated about our offerings.
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  • 5 of 5

A great getaway from the hustle an bustle! Ellesor is a wonderful host and followed up throughout our stay to make sure we had a great time. I couldn't have asked for more!

If you want to get away from it all, this is your place! A Thanksgiving that will always be remembered!!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so glad you chose Rogue's Retreat for your family holiday. We look forward to having you back. Thank you!
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Nantahala Forest

Tallulah River Campgrounds

Western North Carolina


Rates & Availability

Hiawassee House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Firewood Delivery $35
Dep. Cleaning/Trash Remo $175
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 9.75%

Rates are for 1-5 guests - additional guests are $15 per person up to 6 guests total.
The rate does include:
Linens (beds made)
Toiletries in the bathrooms
High Speed WiFi
Satellite TV
Hot Tub and Patio by the River
Weekly Rates Available - Book 6 and the 7th night free
Firewood Delivery is available - $35

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Hiawassee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bunk Bedroom Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    Twin Bunk Bedroom - 2 bunk bed , Up and down bunk beds
  • Large Master Bedroom with Ensuite Master Bathroom and Bunk Bedroom with full bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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