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Awesome Mountain Views and Fully Stocked, Close to Nature

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,115 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms providing the most awesome views!

Esther and I wanted to make it affordable and after reading our many reviews, you will understand why are guests were surprised by what we offer. This beautiful, recently renovated cabin sits on 1+ acre of wooded land on the side of a hill overlooking the Trackrock Valley. Off in the distance, the tallest point in Georgia (4,784 ft) can be seen - Brasstown Bald Mountain and directly beneath the first and second deck, one can see a winding country road that passes a white-steepled church. You can hear cows calling out to each other and many other peaceful sounds as you drink that first morning cup of coffee on the lower deck or a cup of hot chocolate around the new fire pit. A new Amish glider was placed on the deck off the master bedroom allowing you to sit and enjoy the view.

It's hard to believe that only two hours northeast of the hustling and bustling noise of Atlanta, you can find such a tranquil setting and the opportunity to escape. Town is not that far as the picturesque town of Blairsville is only eight (8) miles away. You will pass over some of the most beautiful country you will ever see as you make your way over the winding road that leads to Blairsville.

Surrounding area: There is much to see and/or do. This is a photographer's dream ... so many beautiful pictures to capture! We have seen the Dogwood season begin to open on the mountain, a red-headed woodpecker hammering out a meal, graceful deer leap across our path and the neighbors tell us that we will see our share of black bears.

You are only minutes from Vogel State Park, Brasstown Bald, Helton Creek Falls, and the Appalachian Trail. Hiking trails are close by, horseback riding at the Trackrock Stables, tubing at Pappy's and in Helen, digging for gold in Dahlonega, boating and fishing at Notelly Lake, shopping at the Premium Outlet Mall (woo hoo!), swimming at Vogel State Park, jogging in Meeks Park, and in the Fall... the changing of the leaves and the local festivals.

'Our grandson made this tour for us'

More Details

Owner
Esther or Carl
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Esther or Carl

Esther and I have been married over 25 years and we love people as each person is unique. Have you ever sat in the Atlanta airport and watch people as they walk by, observe their manners, and gestures.

We have met the nicest people who have become our guests and many have provided insight into how we can better accommodate future guests which is what this is about. Many are just wanting to 'pay the mortgage', this is not an issue with us as we really desire to please our guests.

Esther or Carl purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Esther or Carl chose North Georgia Mountains

It was a foreclosure and when we walked through the door on Valentines Day 2011 and pulled back the drapes and saw the view, it was 'love at first sight'.

We then started to mold the cabin to our liking as Esther started to pick out the color of paint and obtain furniture from the local shops.

What makes this cabin unique

Choestoe Sanctuary is close to all the natural points of interest and provides a peaceful haven to rest and reflect. I am sure tthe reviews highlight this fact. Everything was added as though we were going to live here all the time as many places provide cheap items, we have not. Each time we vacation there, we add sometime new.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Left on Jan 19, 2017 for a stay in Jan 2017

My husband and I just spent a week here and the owners have thought of everything and are very helpful. We did not want to leave, the view and location was perfect the cabin was amazing. We are already planing to stay here again. Thank you Carl and Ester.
Jan 2017
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Amenities

Blairsville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1115 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , sink
  • The half bath downstairs has a toilet and sink and also has a full sized washer and dryer. We provide body wash upstairs and laundry soap for your clothes.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Great room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps two-Broyhill
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Two twin beds
  • Each bedroom is a good size with the master having a computer desk and a wireless printer. A huge walk-in closet provides lots of space. Hangars are provided. The deck off the master has an Amish glider with a beautiful quiet view. From here you can look out over the Trackrock Valley toward the mountains. All beds as of May 2016 have a 4 inch memory foam topper and sleep even better.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Smoking is permitted outside the cabin only; smoking inside may incur a special cleaning charge of $250.00. We upgraded the family area with a 40 in Samsung with 250 channels of cable TV. We also upgraded the master bedroom to a 32 in TV. There also is a ROKU XS. With this unit you will find Angry Birds, besides the other free stations that are supported. This unit also has an USB port, you can either bring your own movies on an external drive, or your audio files on a jump drive and enjoy the music of your choice. For additional details concerning this unit, go to www.roku.com. There also is a compact stereo with an iPod dock. A new fire pit was added in Aug. of 2011 for you to enjoy during cooler evenings. Iron and ironing board are provided. One thing I always hated was renting and not knowing what coffee filters to bring. We have a nice coffee maker and provide the cone filters. We also added a new coffee grinder in Dec. 2011.

Reviews

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Awesome Mountain Views and Fully Stocked, Close to Nature
average rating of 4.928571 based on 188 reviews
5

Best cabin we have ever stayed in

  • 5 of 5

If I had known five years ago there was such a wonderful place to stay in the mountains, Kathy and I would have scheduled every stay at Choestoe Sanctuary!! It is absolutely the best supplied cabin in the most efficient location that we have ever stayed at. Until we find a place of our own, and as long as Choestoe Sanctuary is available, we will be staying there for our mountain visits! I love to write and I could write a book about our visit and experience at Choestoe Sanctuary. Actually, I have written a book about it so I will not re-write it here. Just suffice it to say: We will be back at Choestoe Sanctuary if it is open and available for our next visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Doug and Ken for choosing Choestoe Sanctuary for this vacation. I know a prior guest Tony had recommended it and we love this as it happens often. Esther and I feel so blessed as we have had such awesome people as guests and some come back every year with one couple returning for their 5th visit on Monday next week. I would be interested in your book and also allowing our guests to obtain a copy if they desire. We look forward in your return and I know you had a great time with Tony fishing for Rainbow Trout. Carl and Esther
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Indiana, USA
5

Sweet cabin with a view!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this cabin. Impeccably clean with most everything you could need for a stay in the GA mountains. Extremely comfortable. Great for a couple or small family. Lots to do nearby or a great place to just relax and read.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Esther and I are so glad you chose our cabin for your vacation, we look forward having you as our guests again. This area has so much to offer.
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5

Beautiful cabin in the best location!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in beautiful Blairsville, Ga. The cabin made our stay just that much more enjoyable. It had everything we needed and has a great layout. You can tell everything in the cabin was very well thought out to make your experience the best possible. We will definitely be back! Thank you Carl and Esther for all your help!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brooke, Thank you for the kind words and we do look forward to having you and your family as guests again. We do provide special rates at times to guests who have submitted a prior review, so please contact us when you decide to return and mention you are prior guests. Carl and Esther
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Peachtree Corners, Georgia
5

Clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

It was just as stated and better. Very clean, comfortable, and well stocked. Incredible view of Brasstown Bald from the back porch. Great location convenient to Vogel State Park, Brasstown Bald, Alexander's store, and Jim's Smokin Que. Very popular and was already completely booked when looked for dates into August and September. Carl, the owner was very easy to communicate with and was timely in answering emails and texts. We look forward to staying at Choestoe Sanctuary again.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pam, Esther and I are so glad you enjoyed your time at our Sanctuary and visiting the places you did. I was having ribs last evening and wishing they were Jim's! We look forward having you as our guest again. Carl and Esther
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Peaceful Mountain Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this cozy and comfortable home. It was clean and neat. The country decor is charming. Carl and Esther provided a well stocked kitchen to help making meals a pleasant experience. From every window and door we could see tall and gorgeous trees which gave the feeling of being in a forest. We spent most our time outdoors on the porch and the swing from where we could enjoy the spectacular mountain view. We hiked several trails which were a short distance away from the cabin. Thank you Carl and Esther for sharing your cabin. We love it. We will be back.

The Coopers, Winter Haven, Florida

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this great review as you have touched on most points that draw guests to the Blairsville area being in the mountains. There is peace that surrounds the entire area and my guests report through their reviews time and time again they feel it also when they walk through our door. One of my favorites is getting BBQ at Jim's Smokin Que and come back and eat on the deck while having a great view of Brasstown Bald Mountain. Esther and I look forward to your return. Carl and Esther
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Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

As others have mentioned, the property owners have thought of everything! We received information regarding local events from them prior to our visit as well as a recommendation of where to eat to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Everything was in working order and the cabin was exceptionally clean. The only slight disappointment was a somewhat diminished view due to the continuous rain during our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Janet and Martin, Esther and I are glad you picked our cabin for this event and sorry you had to cut your vacation short. We look forward having you as our guests again. Carl
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Map

Cooks Country Kitchen
"Great for breakfast, lunch and home style dinners!"
Brasstown Bald
"Many guests have written in our local guests book what a great time they had on this mountai..."
Ingles Market
Vogel State Park
"We have had such a great time at this park and it is only 6 miles from our cabin. There is a..."
Monte Alban Restaurante
The Aviator Cafe
"Thinking about this cafe makes my mouth water. We stop there everytime we are at the cabin a..."
Saw Mill Place
"One of the breakfast places that you will see the locals at "better get there early"."
Mike's Seafood Market & Grill
"We have dined here so many times and each time it was great; such great seafood in the mount..."
Fatz
"Even though this is a chain our guests comment on how they like this place."
Nearest Airport
95 Miles
Atlanta
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Blairsville-Butternut Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HWY 180
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Jim's Smokin Que 'Awesome Ribs' and Pappy's
Car: necessary

Our cabin is located in the desirable area known as Choestoe Hills overlooking the Trackrock Valley. We are not a cheap cabin, just affordable!

There are approximately ten (10) cabins in this area and only three are available to the public for renting.

Blairsville is 8 miles away with its many thrift stores, consignment and antique shops. For the serious shopper, the Premium Outlet Mall is about an hour away and Atlanta and Asheville, NC are two hours away. Helen, GA is about an 25 miles away with its many Christmas stores for shopping.

Blairsville was recently selected as one of the Applachian Trail towns with the Applachian Trail close by.

Pappy's, just down the road, has water tubing ... you can actually see the tubers go by as you sit and have your meal.

You will fall in love with this area and its people ... Southern hospitality is a reality in Blairsville!

Other Activities: White water rafting, many waterfalls, hiking trails, the beautiful Vogel State Park with its many trails, lake and water falls and the Appalachian Trail are all very close.

Golf: There are two golf courses within 10 miles... Butternut Creek Golf Course is a favorite and you will find a brochure inside the cabin.

Ski: Sky Valley, NC

This is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes away.

Fishing- this would be Southern Highroads Outfitters in Blairsville I had a guest who hired a guide for an awesome 4 hours fly fishing lesson and loved it. They are great people and my guest's wife texted me about all the fish he caught.

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Rates & Availability

Blairsville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Rate
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$74
$479
$1,825
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$68
$428
$1,490
 

Additional information about rental rates

Clean Fee $70 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

We do offer specials for last minute getaways when the cabin is not booked. Please we do not allows pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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