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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 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace


About the property

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

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 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. 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

Beth Morgan White
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 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 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 North Georgia Mountains

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
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
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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All About Gold and the River!
average rating of 4.873418 based on 79 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The cabin was beautiful, the view amazing, and the owner very prompt and easy to contact.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, Roomy, Gorgeous View

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was perfect for me and my family the weekend of my wedding. The owner, Beth, is very communicative and sweet. She was always quick to respond!

We had no problems with the cabin whatsoever. It was very clean and the beds were comfortable. The kitchen is super cute, and her deck overlooking the river is really beautiful. The cabin is 3 levels - which was perfect for us! My brother and his family had the downstairs suite, which has its own kitchen and 3 bedrooms, and its own door going outside! The main floor had a very nice bedroom for my parents, and my new husband and I took the very private master suite on the third floor. Just perfect!

There were a couple things the caretaker missed in fixing before our stay, but very minor (a door was off track, hammock broken), but nothing that impacted our stay.

Beth was an accommodating and friendly host - we would definitely book again!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write such a detailed review Lisa. I am glad you all enjoyed the house and the river and that the three floors worked well for your family. I replaced the hammock the week after you checked out as whoever broke it didn't report it to me. We also got the pocket door repaired. Thank you for reporting those issues to me as we cannot fix things if our guests don't report them. I hope you all will come back again in the future and congratulations to you and your new husband!
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Wonderful mountain home!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely mountain home with lots of space and wonderful view.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Laurel. I am glad you all found our river house to be spacious. With the two great rooms, two kitchens and two and a half floors it really does give families a little space to spread out and relax. The covered deck and covered patio also make it nice especially when it rains as you can still go outside. Please come back again!
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The Gold and River house.....The house is a gem and the river is the gold. Excellent vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

The home was much more than we expected and we will be returning in the future. The house is huge and can accommodate families or multiple families up to 15 people. Beds were plentiful and very comfortable with plush linens and soft pillows. The home is 3 levels of living and can easily separate the kids from the adults or one family from another for privacy. It comes equipped with two kitchens with the main having any and every utensil one would need during a vacation stay. The main dining area has a table that seats 10 easily with an additional 6 on the balconied porch.

The house comes equipped with the latest technologies with provided Wi-Fi and cable/satellite TV. However, we never even turned the TV on as the property was entertainment enough. If you need those things, they are available along with multiple board games, lawn games, books and a large media collection.

If those items aren't enough, you will be pleasantly surprised by the proximity to the river rushing by. Most of our time was spent relaxing on the balconies or sitting by the river and listening to the soothing rush of the waters traveling by. It's so calm and tranquil that you can easily drift away daydreaming or snoozing. The river felt great to a couple of us but could stand a few more weeks to allow the air temperature to rise a few more degrees.

Overall this is an excellent location with a 15 minute car ride to about 10 different wineries, towns of Helen and Dahlonega and a handful of state parks. Also, If you need any modern amenities it's only short 10 minute drive into town to get what is need.

Don't hesitate to book this place if you seek a relaxed and fun stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow...thank you Blanton! That is a very detailed and descriptive review and we appreciate you taking the time to provide such an in depth summary of your experience at our river house. It really helps future guests know what to expect. I just brought another flat screen smart tv up this week for the master bedroom. Please DO come back again soon!
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Well furnished and set up for a family

  • 5 of 5

It was our first time renting or doing anything like this. We were impressed with Beth for her response and turnkey approach to planning of the house. The small stuff such as fire extinguishers, proper stocking of sundries, etc, means she thought of the needs of the renter

After our experience, we plan to make it a n annual event.

The Han Family

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad we were able to meet or exceed your expectations Stephanie! I really do try to think of what our guests may need and keep the house and extras nice. Thank you for the feedback as it helps us know how we are doing and it helps future guests know what to expect! Please do come back again!
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Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This was the absolute perfect weekend getaway. We had 12 ladies (ages 30+/-) up for the the weekend, and this cabin was the best.

Location was a short drive to downtown Dahlonega, the Walmart, and local wineries too. Such an easy drive coming from Atlanta too!

Having the river flowing right behind the house, took this house over the top.

Ample bedding, sheets, towels, parking, kitchen supplies, and space made this the ideal rental.

The check-in/out process could not have been more simple.

The pictures do not do this cabin justice--the upper porch has bench seating (for at least 12) as well as a breakfast table (for 4) where you can enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon cocktail overlooking the river.

We can not wait to return with our husbands sometime next year for a relaxing weekend soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Katy...thank you so much for your in depth review. That really gives our future guests an idea of the house and amenities. We keep making improvements including all new mattresses and a new dining room table that sleeps 10 so please come back again to see what's new! We also just put a daybed in the honeymoon suite last week and it too has a very comfortable mattress!
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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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
April and May 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
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
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
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
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
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

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50
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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