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Awesome Mountain Views and Fully Stocked, Close to Nature

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,115 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
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.

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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

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 Blairsville

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

“Wonderful place to stay in North Georgia, gorgeous views and well located within driving places around North Georgia and North Carolina. Cabin was well equipped with all the necessary items to cook dinner each night and sit on the deck and enjoy the fall weather. The cabin has all that you need except for your clothes and food. Sitting on the deck each morning and at night was awesome and of course the hammock was a blessing in the late evening to relax and read a book. Carl and Esther made the stay more enjoyable with being accessible at all times with any questions that we had. Of course, Frank, the caretaker was available as well and enjoyed talking with us about our family in Florida and his family in Georgia. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the stay in your cabin and hope to come to stay again in the coming years.

Thanks, Janet and family, High Springs, Florida”

Oct 2017
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Blairsville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 laundry soap for your clothes.
  • 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
  • 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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Awesome Mountain Views and Fully Stocked, Close to Nature
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Wonderful cabin in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

When most say don't worry we have everything you need, it's not always so. But this cabin has it all. We took our sound bar and some things we usually need but never used them. You really can just take your toothbrush and clothes and get along fine.

The view is beautiful and the beds are soft. You have a choice of coffee makers and all kinds of cookware too. The sofa and big chair is very comfortable downstairs with big rooms upstairs.

We loved texting our hosts who made sure we were comfortable and appraised of activities in the local community. Firewood was available with reminders to let them know if more was needed. They even provided snow for our Christmas trip!

How thoughtful! Really they did check to make sure we were provided for with all the provisions we needed for the ten inches of snow from several days before we came.

If we go back to the area we will certainly check to see if this cabin is available again. Such thoughtful caring owners are hard to find. We appreciate Carl and Esther so much. We started out as customers but ended up friends. How much better can it get. Thanks Carl and Esther!!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alice and Family, Most guests we either speak with one time or so are not interested but we fell in love you all of you right away and my cabin manager Frank did also. Having guests like you and in reading your review let's Esther and I know "we hit the mark" in our desire to please our guests. We look forward having you as our guests again.... Carl and Esther
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This is one of the best cabins I have been to.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, well stocked with everything you need.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bruce it was great having you and your wife back for your 3rd visit and glad you enjoyed all Choestoe Sanctuary had to offer and the area. We look forward having you as our guests again. Carl and Esther
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Relaxing and Refueling in the beautiful Georgia Mountains

  • 5 of 5

Our 2nd time staying here and we loved it! Cozy cabin with awesome views in each room. Enjoyed the firepit 1 night and then it snowed! What a beautiful blessing! Git to play in the snow, ten cozy up by a nice warm fireplace ! This cabin has everything you need! The owners are caring people and the price is right! God willing, we will be back!

The Newman's from Tampa Florida

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Esther and I are so glad you were able to be our guests again this year and then to be at the cabin and see a beautiful snow which we haven't seen as of yet. We loved the pictures you sent and the ones of the snowmen that you both made. We look forward having you both back next year. Carl and Esther
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Great location, beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

We returned to Choestoe Sanctuary for our sixth year and were not disappointed. Carl and Esther have provided all the comforts of home and more. The cabin is in a great location which allows easy drives to Blairsville and many other interesting places in the area. There are a variety of restaurants to choose from or you can choose to "stay in" and make your own meals. Hiking, shopping, and scenic drives kept us busy this trip. But we still had plenty of time to return to the cabin and enjoy the scenic view or read. This is simply a great place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of north Georgia.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Esther and I are glad you chose our cabin years prior and you are our best guests and looking forward meeting both of you soon. It is important to use that our guests love our cabin and feel at home but also that they love the area and explore finding out all this area has to offer. Again thank you for just returning for your 6th visit and also booking for your 7th. Carl and Esther
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Beautiful mountains of northern Georgia.

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I loved the countryside of Blairsville! We drove to all the mountain towns and felt Blairsville was the prettiest by far. Our favorite drive was going from Choestoe Sanctuary into town to eat breakfast at Hole in the Wall on the square. We ate breakfast there every morning sitting outside. The breakfast was excellent every time. The Italian restaurant on the square was very good but pricey. Now the review of Choestoe Sanctuary. For the price you cannot beat it. The view from the back deck was beautiful, soothing and peaceful! The cabin was perfect for us and would be great for a family also. We did not cook during our stay but everything you need seemed to be there. The wifi worked fine and plenty of tv channels. Loved having a tv upstairs in the master bedroom. You won't find a better deal for the money! Would recommend for sure and we did recommend it to a family who was camping at Vogel State Park. Vogel State Park was a great little Park about 5 miles from the cabin. if you are an outdoors person, then you will love this part of the country. Fishing in rivers or lakes, hiking (Appalachian Trail) and golf. Or just sit on the deck of the cabin reading and enjoying the view!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for taking the time to submit the review and also providing future guests more than just the highlights from the cabin but also the beautiful Blairsville area. At the present time our wireless router supports speeds in the "N" area but when we are there during the end of October I have a new Linksys that will support the "AC" speeds. We also have fiber broadband at the cabin and previous guests love that. Esther and I look forward having you both as our guests again. Carl and Esther
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Wonderful-Submitted for guest

  • 5 of 5

My husband, our 3 year old daughter, and I vacation once a year and we had a blast! The cabin really is stocked well and has a great view. We picked apples at Mercier Orchards, rode horses at Trackrock Stables, caught rainbow trout at the Black Mountain Trout Ponds, and saw the falls at Vogel State Park. Next time, we'd love to see the Alpaca Farm and Helton Creek Falls! And when we go back, we'll have another little one for the other little bed. Already excited to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your vacation and look forward having you as our guests again.
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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..."
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..."
"Even though this is a chain our guests comment on how they like this place."
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 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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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