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Awesome Mountain Views and Fully Stocked, Close to Nature

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights

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.

Update- we just installed a dishwasher on July 7th, 2015 for our guests, of almost 100 reviews only one had mentioned not having this but....

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

Esther or Carl
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(148 traveler reviews)

Awesome Mountain Views and Fully Stocked, Close to Nature
average rating of 4.9324327 based on 168 reviews

We enjoyed our stay very much the cabin was absolutely beautiful and just all around peaceful.

  • 5 of 5
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The cabin and the view was amazing. The owners were very kind and always making sure we were comfortable and didn't need anything. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Esther and I are glad you both enjoyed our cabin, the views and all the area has to offer. When you return we will make sure you have the time to enjoy some additional places to dine! Carl and Esther
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South Port, NC

A wonderful stay as always!!

  • 5 of 5
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This was our 4th visit to Choestoe Sanctuary! At first, we booked it because it was only 4 miles from our son's home, but now we plan our visits to see our son and family around the availability of this wonderful cabin. It is perfect for the two of us, yet roomy enough to have their family of 5 over for dinner. The grand kids love it and even their parents tell us how comfortable they feel there. SPECIAL NOTE check in before you shop for groceries! There is always a good supply of salt, pepper, spices and condiments. Sometimes, previous renters will leave unused K cups, sugar and various other non-perishables. It is an easy drive to Blairsville, Helen and Cleveland and there are maps and brochures available in the cabin for information on local attractions. We are looking forward to our return. Thanks Carl and Esther!!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joanne, It was a pleasure having you and Dick back again as our guests and I remember it was back in July of 2013 when we received your first inquiry and Esther and I were in West Palm and I pulled over to call you from my cell and enjoyed our conversation. I am sure you have seen many changes over the years at Choestoe Sanctuary and many have come from guests like you as they provided suggestions. Thank you for the glowing review and feel blessed having repeat guests such as you both. Esther and I look forward having you both back again! Carl and Esther
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Very nice

  • 5 of 5
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Well kept and clean, owners very accessible and flexible. Will come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you chose our cabin for a last minute getaway, we look forward having you as our guests again!
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Could not have found anything better

  • 5 of 5
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This was the best stay anywhere, we travel to the smokey mountains about 5 times a year and I will say this was the best stay ever, frank stopped by bringing extra wood for the fire place because it was suppose to snow that night Carl kept in touch making sure we were ok and everything was fine, the cabin was like a home away from home, it was very comfortable and cozy, the view was beautiful looking out the window and seeing the mountains as a morning wake up was breath taking, the area has so much to offer a short drive to Helen, Blue Ridge, Vogel state park many falls and so much more, I love the outdoors but it was always great to come back to the cabin and relax, and relaxing is something you can do there, sitting by the fire at night was so peaceful, we had snow while we were there the Grand kids loved it, I am happy to say it was the perfect vacation, Thank you so much Carl and Ester. your place is the best I have ever seen and I will return, Carl your caring as much as you do shows me so much of what kind of people you are that ment so much to me and Melissa, Thank you again for being apart of such a wonderful memory.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul and Melissa, Esther and I are so glad you all had such a great time at our cabin. When you first booked you wanted to be able to go somewhere with the grand kids to see snow and we did deliver "forgot to add the extra request charge"! I am well aware it also takes great guests to make everything perfect and all of you were and we are humbled by all the kind things you both wrote. We really love our guests and try to provide the perfect cabin, fully stocked at an affordable price. We look forward having all of you back and we have a great return from many guests. Have a great New Year Carl and Esther
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Ocala, Fl

So much more than expected for the price!

  • 5 of 5
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Immaculate, comfortable, tastefully decorated, no detail overlooked and gorgeous views!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Esther and I are so honored that you chose our cabin as we are aware you and your family have been there in times past. We look forward having you back as our guests again. Carl and Esther
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A beautiful peaceful place in the mountains !

  • 5 of 5
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What a beautiful peaceful property and cozy cabin. The views were so beautiful to wake up to every morning and see every evening as the sun set. Even though it was cold, which we wanted, we did get to enjoy sitting on the swing in the quiet, looking out into the mountains and fields. The cabin was very clean and had so many extra things that you would have in your own home. Loved the comfortable beds and furniture too. We loved having a wood burning fireplace and used it every night, which made the cabin extra cozy, as we sat and read. The firewood is right there for you to use too. How blessed we we're to find this cabin at such a great rate and beautiful location. The owners are such gracious people and so helpful. We will definitely be back again real soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When you first contacted us concerning booking our cabin you told us about you and your husband and the careers you both have and the constant demand on your lives and the time you needed to decompressed, I knew our cabin was right for you. We had changed the name of our cabin early in 2012 after one guest after the next called and told us this was a "sanctuary" to them and we know other guests continue to fell the same. Esther and I have worked hard at making sure guests have what they need when they check in and this comes from listening at what they say. Esther and I are both from the South and want our guests to feel at home when they walk through the door. I was so happy you were able to meet our cabin manager Frank as he is a blessing to us and our guests as many are traveling to the area thinking about moving to the area and Frank knows everyone in the area. We look forward having you both back and so does our swing! Carl and Esther
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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..."
Nearest Airport
95 Miles
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 hour 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.


Rates & Availability

Blairsville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Peak Rate
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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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Blairsville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1115 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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 homemade laundry soap for your clothes "we also have name brand laundry soap" but most of our guests like the homemade!
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • 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
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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 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.

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