This Cabin Is Surrounded By Mature Trees Offering Privacy & Nature Viewing
Debra and Jeff Carpenter
About Debra and Jeff Carpenter
Mrs works for Resort Management - 25 years Mr. is a contractor -25 years
Debra and Jeff Carpenter purchased this Cabin in 1998
Why Debra and Jeff Carpenter chose Sautee Nacoochee
During our first visit to Helen GA we fell in love with the surrounding area. Before we left we had purchased this lovely cabin and enjoyed many years of vacations in it. When we decided to relocate from Ft. Myers, Florida, we purchased a larger home nearby. Since that time we have continued to explore and enjoy the northeast Georgia area and never tire of it's beauty and nature. We now offer that opportunity to others to enjoy our cabin and make memories in this enchanting area.
What makes this Cabin unique
Sip coffee on the rocking chair front porch watching the finch feed her babies from a nearby birdhouse. Soak in the hot tub under the stars after a relaxing day of hiking or nearby adventures. ( Hot tub is drained, cleaned and treated before each and every guest arrival:) Light the wood burning stone fireplace for a romantic end to a fun day with a bottle of local wine. Watch deer pass by from the kitchen window. Roast weenies and marshmallows in the fire pit. Enjoy the sounds of nature from the screened back porch while playing a game of checkers. Breath in the fresh mountain air and let the positive energy of this wonderful area fill your being. Enjoy the feel of being in a 2 story tree-house.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Smoking permitted on outside porch and decks only
$50 pet fee per pet.
Sofa sleeper, crib and high chair provided
Minimum age of primary renter:23
Pets must be pre-approved prior to arrival. Pets must be crated when left alone in the cabin. A crate is provided. Pets are not permitted on beds.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Perfect family getaway
Easy drive from Helen, GA and Unicoi State park but with a little extra privacy.
We had a wonderful time at the wild wood cabin. Had a couple of questions that were answered immediately. Excellent customer service.
Cozy, relaxing, & quiet getaway
We had a wonderful stay and would recommend to others!
Very nice cabin
Visited for 4 nights and had a nice stay. I would warn others to use extreme caution in the upstairs shower, I almost ate it the first morning as the floor is very slippery and a bit sloped. We did not use the downstairs shower as we had been told ahead of time that it was not working properly, which was fine since it was just myself and my son staying. We had some interesting visitors while we were there....had a visit from ET on our first night, turned off the lights in the downstairs bedroom and saw bright flashing lights coming from the closet, turned out to be the vacuum cleaner. I moved it over and it stopped flashing but my little boy still insisted on sleeping upstairs after that. We also had a lovely little cat visit us every day and there were some very determined trash pandas, or perhaps something larger. Despite my best efforts to secure the trash cans I found myself picking up trash most mornings. Fortunately I had brought some disposable gloves to clean up after my dog anyway so it was easily picked up. The cleaning lady (or ET) could have done a better job with vacuuming the floors downstairs, some debris and a bottle cap from previous guests were left but not a big deal, the rest of the cabin was very clean. We quite enjoyed the hot tub and the fireplace, especially since it rained on one of the days we were there. It's a nice location, generally quiet although we did have one night with a lot of noise from a cabin down the way but for the most part it was very quiet and peaceful. My big sissy dog would like to warn others that the bear statue on the front porch is apparently quite terrifying. She also notes that she really enjoyed walking all about among the trees as long as she could go out the back door and avoid the aforementioned terrifying bear statue. All in all I really enjoyed the quiet and a break from technology, my phone didn't have service at the cabin and I lied and told my son there was no WIFI so we had 4 solid days free from youtube and video games which is amazing in and of itself. The little town was also really nice, we walked about and tried some of the local restaurants. Would definitely stay here again.
We enjoyed our stay at this cabin and will absolutely be returning
Had everything we needed.
Great house! Great Price!
This cozy cabin is located 6 scenic miles from the Bavarian Village of Helen GA. Helen offers many restaurant choices, Betty's Grocery, shopping, horse & buggie rides, miniature golf, water park, tubing, working grainery mill, Antique Mall. Also, only 4 miles from Unicoi State Park which offers hiking, biking, paddle boats, beach and picnic area and the beautiful Anna Ruby Falls. Many wineries available nearby. The Gold Museum and village of Dahlonega is approx. 30 miles of scenic drive away. Many hiking and waterfall opportunities within 10 miles. Lake Parades offers boat rentals to tour the lake, approx 8 miles away. Many local art and craft shopping. Whitewater rafting and kayaking opportunities.
Five miles from the Scenic Sautee Nacoochee Valley and Indian Shellmound.
The Legend Of Sautee & Nacoochee
The Legend of Sautee and Nacoochee is well documented. The first White settlers, coming up the Unicoi Trail, now known as Georgia Highway 17, heard the story as they stopped to rest in the shade of the giant white oak, still standing adjacent the Old Sautee Store. (Hwy 17 & 255).
One among them, George Williams, a young lad at the time, retold this story in his memoirs. The Cherokees considered themselves to be a superior race, as indeed they were. Handsome, tall and intelligent, they even had an alphabet, the first in America. They were not nomads, they built log houses and tilled the soil. They had but one grievous fault. This superiority was allowed to show. Naturally, this did not endear them to the neighboring tribes. One of these, the Chickasaws, was constantly at war with the Cherokee.
However, there were moments of relative calm. During one such truce, a band of Chickasaws was allowed to cross over Cherokee land, provided they stay on the Unicoi Trail and rested only at designated spots. One such spot was where two trails crossed at the junction of two lovely valleys, the same place where - a century later, a young George Williams stopped. As the Chickasaw band rested, in the shade of the giant oak, around them gathered curious Cherokees, trying to get a closer look at the dispised Chickasaws. Soon they were trading insults and obscenities. The Cherokees were hoping to bait the Chicasaws into making an overt act. But, the Chickasaws were too cagey to be trapped by such obvious maneuvers.
One of the Chickasaws stands aloof from this bickering. It is Sautee: young, handsome and a chief's son. He dreams of the day when he will be chief. And has the authority to negotiate permanent peace with the Cherokees. Some of this greatness must have shown, for Nacoochee, the Cherokee chief's 16-year-old daughter, is so taken by this handsome stranger that she stares unashamedly. Then their eyes meet. The magic alchemy of love does the rest. Not one spoken word - and yet a tryst was made.
That night Nacoochee steals away from her father's log house to meet with Sautee, under the giant white oak, now known as the Sautee Oak. By this time, they are helplessly and hopelessly in love. The rest of Sautee's party, counsels against this madness. No good could come of this flagrant violation of their truce. If Wahoo, the girl's father, learned of this meeting, all would be doomed. But, then, as now, teenagers feel they must defy the establishment. "Run, if you must," Sautee tells his followers, "but, I remain here with Nacoochee. Together we will make Wahoo understand. This must be the first step to a lasting peace between our two nations.
The couple secretly spent time together in a secret cave within Yonah Mountain. Despite their private affair, both felt compelled to bring their love to the Chief for approval, never dreaming that they would not receive his blessing.
To the young couples surprise, the Chief was blinded by anger when his daughter presented Sautee as the man she loved, not only ordering him away, but ordering him to be thrown from the highest cliffs of the Yonah Mountains. Nacoochee was forced to look on to her lover's demise. Overcome with grief, and unable to see a life worth living without Sautee, she too threw herself from the high cliffs. They were united at the cliff's basin, joined forever in death. Wahoo, the Chief, found the fallen couple in an endearing embrace, realizing too late that his daughter's love was in fact her fate. Wahoo becomes overcome with remorse, something he will live with the rest of his life , choosing to leave the couple united in death at the mountain's basin.
Today, that burial mound still stands at the Junction of Georgia Highway 75 and Highway 17. The valleys were renamed, one for each of the fallen lovers. While you're up visiting at the cabins in Helen, GA stop and to pay respects.