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All About Gold and the River!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 15)

PUBLISHED NIGHTLY RATES ARE USUALLY FOR TWO DAY WEEKENDS for up to 10 adults. When Friday and Saturday are booked owner will add Thursday or Sunday night free or book four or five weeknights and one is free (with some holiday and peak season exceptions), BUT YOU MUST ASK FOR THE FREE NIGHT. We will consider one night stays in our slower months of January and February, when we have a vacant night sandwiched between two bookings or within two weeks or the date requested, but a $100 premium may apply. Most bookings less than a week will not exceed our weekly rate of $1,400 rent plus tax, the cleaning fee and the VRBO service fee depending on the number of guests in your party.

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 1997. 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 and we have a handicap shower/bathtub bench for the main floor master bathroom. 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 and we recently added another day bed in the Honeymoon Suite. 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, two day beds and one with a trundle bed below it, two roll out cots and two heavy duty camping cots.

Take your choice of the Goldrush bedroom with golden walls, a queen size sleigh bed, 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 and wine tour groups. 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. If you want to learn to kayak we have a family member who is an avid sit on top kayaker and can give you some instructions as well as provide a few boats. Please contact owner for details.

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.

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Beth Morgan White
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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 11 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 Dahlonega

We bought this house because my sister loves rivers and kayaking and she lives in Dahlonega. A large part of the rental income from our river house goes back into the house for improvements. 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.


Dahlonega House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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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average rating of 4.887755 based on 98 reviews

Very clean and spacious house. Convenient to downtown, but also in a beautiful secluded location.

  • 5 of 5

Our eight year old son and five of his friends wanted to do a little gold mining for his birthday. This house was perfect for us. Not only was it extremely comfortable, the three levels allowed us enough room for our crew to never feel cramped. We have already recommended this house to several of our friends when they are in the area. And this stretch of the river is beautiful. It’s a great setting to call home base on your next adventure.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great relaxing time

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in the All About Gold and The River. It was very clean and cozy and Beth went above and beyond to meet our needs! If we go back we will be booking again!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review Bethany. You and your group were wonderful guests. I am glad you all enjoyed the house and the river. Please come back again if you come back to Dahlonega!
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Perfect rental!

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything we needed. The instructions were very clear to check out as well. Beautiful spot! We definitely want to come back

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mark for taking time to write a review. We really are on a beautiful part of the river as it is fast flowing and makes that heavenly sound as the water goes over the shoals just below the house. I am glad you all enjoyed the house even in winter. We try to have games and a cozy environment as well as the covered deck so you can enjoy the river even the winter months. I do hope you all will come back again!
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Lilburn, Georgia

Beautiful house and beautiful setting, right on the river!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect place for our family gathering of 10.....7 adults and 3 children....first time we were all together since last January. The 3 levels give everyone plenty of space but there is also good space for gathering together. We loved the large dining table where we could all eat together or play board games. Loved the big kitchen, and the fireplace in the great room.The house has everything you need....even had a highchair for our little one! The setting is also beautiful, right on the river. Even though it was very cold while we were there, we were able to enjoy the fire pit one night.

Beth was great to work all the information we needed and checking on our stay.

Would love to stay here again....think it would be great anytime of year!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write such a nice and detailed review Cynthia. I am SO glad you all enjoyed the house and the river and that we had everything your family needed. I do hope you all will come back again in warmer weather so you can pan for gold or get in the river!
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Had everything needed for a family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the facilities

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Linda. I hope you all will come back again or check out our Mount Yonah Castle under VRBO 849539 if you want an upscale mountain top experience the next time!
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Prosperity, SC

Great Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This was a great vacation with family and friends.. Beautiful home with all the necessities that we needed. Plenty of room for our all of us.. Love the area.. Dehlonega and Helen were just beautifully for Christmas.. We definitely plan on returning..

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you all enjoyed your stay Judy. Thank you for taking time to write a review. I hope you will come back again!
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Protection $59
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 $3,200/month except in peak seasons; $400 min rent for 1 night stays unless last minute, on weeknights during the school year or in slow season. 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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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