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Beth Morgan White

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

All About Gold and the River!

58 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house

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North Georgia Mountains House Rental Photos and Description

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 added a ductless air conditioning system in the honeymoon suite on the top floor of the house and continue to make improvements.

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

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Beth Morgan White (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

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.


based on 58 traveler reviews

All About Gold and the River!
average rating of 4.862069 based on 58 reviews

Beautiful place to make family memories.

  • 5 of 5

Tubing on the river during the day, campfire and fireflies at night! Our family had a wonderful stay at this beautiful home, which had everything to nicely accommodate all 14 of us. The natural beauty of the area was a perfect setting to create many memories that will last a life time. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was beatiful.

  • 5 of 5

Right on the river. Fishing was great (bass while we were there). We slept 12 people comfortably. We also had a wedding brunch for 40 people and the deck was perfect for it with all it's seating. The sound of the river was very soothing. Located a few short miles from historic downtown where there are lots of great restaurants, specialty and antique stores. Owner Beth is very helpful and responded quickly when I had questions. We would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking time to write a review Karen. I am so glad our river house was large enough to accommodate the wedding brunch! The nice thing about that deck is that it is right off the main kitchen and great room and it is covered so even if there is rain you can go out and enjoy it. I hope you all will come back in the future if the opportunity arises!
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Very Peaceful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Beth, what an awesome weekend we had at your river house. The accommodations were nothing but perfect, we had everything we needed and more. We were unable to take advantage of the river fishing, but hope to do so next time. Thank you for being so easy to work with and very fast responses. We will definatley be back in the near future. I will recommend your River House to all my friends so get ready. Take care, The Moore Family

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Elaine for the heartfelt review. I try to make the river house the type of home I would enjoy if I rented it so I'm glad it met and/or exceeded your expectations. I have been told by a previous guest that we have good fishing with rock bass, trout and perch so please come back to see what you can catch!
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A beautiful home in a peaceful setting with nearby access to fun activities!

  • 5 of 5

It's also about the beautiful accommodations, the well-equipped kitchen and the comfortable living and sleeping spaces. And it's about the glorious views of God's creation, the peaceful sound of the Chestatee running past the house and the adventures we had while kayaking down it! And finally it's about Beth's gracious and professional approach in offering this wonderful home for our extended family to stay in while celebrating our daughter's graduation from UNG and creating fun Mother's Day memories. It was a wonderful weekend and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! Highly recommended. Linda

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Linda! I am so glad you all enjoyed the beauty and serenity of our river house and also made life long memories of your daughter's graduation. I hope you will come back again!
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Beautiful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The house was great for family and friends. There were 6 of us and everyone had a great time. There was plenty of space to be together as a group or if someone wanted some privacy and quiet time. The river flowing in the back of the house was beautiful. I would definitely recommend this house for anyone.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review Dawn! I am really glad you all enjoyed our river house and I hope you will come back again!
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Great Location - Right by the River

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house was huge with a sweeping back porch facing the river. What a great way to unwind - just sitting in the swing enjoying the sound of the water rushing by.

Would definitely go back for another visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to write a review Peggy. I am glad you all enjoyed your stay and our new hanging chair on the porch. We just finished a landscaping project down by the river so please come back soon to see it!
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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


Rates & Availability

Dahlonega House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

CHILDREN UNDER 18 STAY FREE! $350/night for up to 10 adults; $1,400 per week up to 10 adults; $1,500 per wk if over 10 or $3,400/month; $400 min rent for 1 night stays unless last minute or in slow season. Contact owner for possible free night & discounts offered. Stays longer than three nights are discounted to weekly rate. $350 refundable security deposit is held by owner or guests can add $59 insurance option to cover up to $1,500 in damages.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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North Georgia Mountains House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 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)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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
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.

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