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All About Gold and the River!

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 13)

PUBLISHED NIGHTLY RATES ARE FOR TWO DAY WEEKENDS for up to eight adults. When a two night weekend is booked owner will add Thursday or Sunday night free with some holiday exceptions. Book four or five weeknights and one is free. Ask owner for discounts when you book. One night stays will be considered in certain circumstances, but a $100 premium may apply. Bookings less than a week will not exceed our weekly rate of $1,200 rent plus tax, the cleaning fee and the VRBO service fee; CONTACT OWNER FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO BOOK DISCOUNTS AND FREE NIGHT WITHIN THIS WEBSITE!

Thar’s gold in them thar hills! Dahlonega, the Georgia gateway to the Appalachians is the site of the first U.S. gold rush. Come pan for gold in historic Dahlonega on the Chestatee river. This large home is located directly on the Chestatee river just before the Coppermines. It was recently renovated, and is now ready for eager treasure hunters and vacationers. We have central heating and air with a ductless air conditioning system in the honeymoon suite on the top floor of the house and we continue to make improvements each year so our guests have a good experience!

This warm, inviting home on the river was built in 1996. It has five bedrooms, three and a half baths, two great rooms, and two kitchens. All the rooms have high ceilings including the ground floor. If you like vaulted wood ceilings and the heavenly sound and view of the river just about one hundred feet off the covered back deck this is place to spend your vacation.

There are two suites upstairs each on a different floor with their own private bathrooms. Guests with bad knees or other disabilities can get to the mountain splendor bedroom on the main floor by going up just three steps outside. The house is not handicap accessible although one guest with a wheelchair commented in her review she was able to get around the main floor just fine. The honeymoon suite is the top floor and has an Amish king-size bed, a sitting area, a vaulted wood ceiling and a full private bathroom. The main floor master bedroom has a king size bed and a full private bathroom. The terrace level (ground floor) has three bedrooms of which two have queen size beds (the third bedroom has twin beds with a built in bunk-bed above for children under 12) one full bathroom, a great room/kitchen combo and a terrace under the main deck that also looks out at the gorgeous river and shoals. There is a day bed with a trundle bed below in the terrace level great room so a total of nine guests can stay on that ground floor level. So in total there are two king beds, two queen beds, two twin beds with a built in bunk bed above for children under 12, a day bed with a trundle bed below it, and two heavy duty camping cots and an inflatable mattress.

Take your choice of the Goldrush bedroom with golden walls, a queen size sleigh bed and antique dresser, the waterfalls bedroom with a queen size bed or the wilderness adventure bedroom that has a built-in bunk bed and two twin beds below (kids love it)!

The accommodations are perfect for two couples with children, large extended families, a girls, guys or couples getaway, wedding parties (we get a lot), family and company gatherings. The main floor and upstairs suites have an old feel to them even though the house is relatively new. Several rooms have antique dressers and gold accents. We have four televisions with Direct TV; the two upstairs bedrooms each have one and the two great rooms each have a television.

There are several old photos of civil war heros and the old south as well as some books about the area. The ground floor has an open airy feeling with high ceilings and lots of windows. Even the bathrooms are fun in this house! You'ens come down yonder and have yur picture taken with our life-size wooden hillbilly, Jed! He'll be out on the deck with his moonshine awaiting your arrival.

Have you ever panned for gold? This house comes with several gold pans so your family and friends can come search for gold without ever leaving the property. At least two of our guests have found gold right on our property. The house has badminton, volleyball, horseshoes, croquet, frisbee toss, weighted yard dart toss, a fire pit, hammock and a picnic table so you can play next to the river. We have wireless internet, Direct TV and a several indoor games and puzzles.

There are many things to do in Dahlonega including outdoor sports like kayaking, fishing, hiking, mountain biking and golf. If outdoors sports are not for you there are also several vineyards (Wolf Mountain Vineyards, Three Sisters Vineyards, Frogtown Mountain Vineyards), antique shops, arts and crafts shops, wildlife preserves and festivals to explore. The Smith House is a historic family style buffet worth visiting. Lake Lanier is also only 30 minutes south of Dahlonega in Cumming and Gainesville.

Book this exciting vacation get-a-way…make your reservations now! Owner has many photos and will e-mail additional photos to you if requested. CALL FOR LAST MINUTE SPECIALS and weekday discounts! Keywords: River House

More Details

Owner
Beth Morgan White
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About Beth Morgan White

I was born and raised in the Atlanta area, but both my parents were born and raised in Boston, MA. I currently live in Cumming, GA with my husband and our two dogs. I have a full time job at a subsidiary of a national bank. We have been renting out our river house as a vacation getaway home for over 10 years now. I love nature and the outdoors especially the mountains. I enjoy hiking, bicycling, kayaking, walking, wildlife and my pets. I try to give all our guests a good deal including one night free if two or more nights are booked. I get a lot of compliments about the house and have been told by several guests the house was better than expected. We get a lot of wedding parties that book our house since the local vineyards host a lot of weddings. I have enjoyed renting the river house out and I like knowing our house has given lots of families life-long memories they will never forget.

Beth Morgan White purchased this house in 2003

Why Beth Morgan White chose North Georgia Mountains

We bought this house because my sister loves rivers and kayaking and she lives in Dahlonega. The rentals from our river house usually goes back into the house for improvements with any extra to support my elderly father with his assisted living expenses. Dahlonega is a very quaint, charming small town in the north Georgia mountains. Our river house is located directly on the Chestatee river where the first goldrush in the US took place. There are a lot of antique stores and vineyards so we get a lot of wedding parties that book our house.

What makes this house unique

The sound of the river just off the deck is heavenly. It's very relaxing to sit on the deck overlooking the river listening to the water hit the shoals below. Our river house is located on a dead end road so it's fairly private with only a two or three homes beyond ours. There is a lot of hiking in the area and you can fish and kayak on our property. However, one of the most unique activities you can do on the property is pan for gold. We have several gold pans in the house for our guests to see what they can find in the river. We also have horseshoes, badminton and volleyball you can set up in the grassy area next to the river. The square in Dahlonega is very charming and quaint. There are many stores and restaurants you can visit and if you like antiques or vineyards Dahlonega has those as well.

Amenities

Dahlonega House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 15
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Twin Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1), Day bed with trundle bed below (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Our river house is great for extended families and groups because it has three floors and three and a half bathrooms. The inside is warm and inviting and actually feels cozy on the two upper levels if there are only two to four guests yet it has another floor below with three bedrooms and a full bathroom if you have a larger group or children. We also have a covered deck with a covered patio below so you can sit outside even in rainy weather. The river is literally in the back yard with just 15 steps from the ground floor to river level and it has many shoals so you can hear the river from the house as well as see the river. If you have an elderly relative or someone who cannot do stairs there are just three steps out front to get into the main floor with everything they would need on that level including the covered deck. And you can drive around the back of the house to the river level so they can enjoy the river without having to go down any steps.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(72 traveler reviews)

All About Gold and the River!
average rating of 4.861111 based on 72 reviews
5

Beautiful & Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the house! It had everything we needed! The view of the river and the sounds of the water made for a very relaxing weekend!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review Lisa. I am glad we had everything you needed and that you enjoyed the river. Please come back again!
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Atlanta, GA
5

Perfect for a Birthday Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Beth - the house was perfect for 4 couples on a weekend getaway! Your house is very warm and inviting. The bedrooms are all spacious and comfortable and the kitchen perfect for staying in and cooking. We enjoyed the fire pit one evening sitting by the river and sitting on the deck in the morning drinking coffee. We spent our Saturday touring wineries and that was a blast. Hopefully we will all be back when the weather is warmer! You are a gracious host!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lorrie! I really try to provide a good experience for a reasonable price so I am glad you all enjoyed yourselves. We continue to make improvements each year. I do hope you all will come back again!
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5

Great view of the river!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay and the accommodations were clean and pleasant. Very limited cell phone service from ATT (which can be a good thing if you are trying to get away!) but the internet and house phone were available if needed. We hope to go a again!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review Jerome. I am glad you all you enjoyed your stay at our river house. I also have AT&T and have not had any problem with my iphone reception when I am at the house, but as you said, we do have the land line if anyone does experience a problem with their cell phone reception and we have unlimited long distance calls. We also have good wifi. I hope you all will come back again!
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4

Home is very spacious and accommodating with a wonderful area to relax by the river in the back yard

  • 4 of 5

Beth, just wanted to say thanks again for allowing us to use your property which was exactly what our group was looking for, spacious, relaxing, accommodating and we all felt like we were at home.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Phil for taking time to write a review. We are getting granite countertops in the main kitchen next week so I hope you will come back again to see them when the weather is warm enough to get in the river!
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5

Relaxing river

  • 5 of 5

We (4 adults and 3 kids) came here for Christmas and to get a break from the Florida heat. We had such a good time.

The beds are comfortable, the kitchen has everything you need and the view of the river is beautiful. The owner Beth White was very accommodating and concerned that we have a nice stay. We would love to return one day.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robin...thank you SO much for taking time to write a review! You are a total delight and a blessing not only to me, but to our current guests who checked in today and to the nine that just checked out this morning! Your festive Christmas decorations have added SO much ambiance to our river house I intend to keep the lights on the stairs and on the deck all year long! I hope you and your family will come back again or try our Mount Yonah Castle in Cleveland if you want a different experience next year. Many blessings to you and your family in 2017!
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5

Birthday Bliss

  • 5 of 5

Beth, thank you so much for sharing your river house with my family. We had a blissfully peaceful experience down by the river just sitting together as a family which is something that life doesn't always allow. It was wonderful cooking with the kids and being able to just enjoy seeing how much every one has grown. There was ample space to spread out and relax,my favorite by far was the deck overlooking the river. Thank you again for this wonderful opportunity to spend time together with the family at your river house.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking time to write a review Cindy. I hope your birthday was memorable and special! I know you work hard so you deserved some R&R!
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Hartsfield International Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Birch River
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
GA Hwy 400
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Waffle House and Subway

Antique Shopping

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Rates & Availability

Dahlonega House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
March 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$125
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,200
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
April 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$125
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,200
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$200
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,200
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
October 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$200
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,500
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
$200
From
$350
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,500
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Holidays 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$300
From
$350
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,500
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$200
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,200
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

$300/night for up to 10 guests; $1,200 per week up to 10 guests; $1,500 per wk if over 10 or $3,000/month except in peak season; $400 min rent for 1 night stays unless last minute, on weeknights during the school year or in slow season. Contact owner for possible free night & discounts offered. Stays longer than three nights are discounted to weekly rate. $100 refundable security deposit is held by VRBO and returned in full if there is no damage to house or property; the $59 insurance option covers up to $1,500 in damages, but owner will consider waiving it for small groups less than four especially if no children or pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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