|Space||1,115 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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'
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
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.
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.
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.
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Dear Carl & Esther
As always, we really enjoyed our stay at your cabin. I believe this was our 4th visit, Everytime we come, we love it more and more, just did not last long enough. We love the upgrades you have done to the cabin since our last visit. The new Memory Foam mattress pads are heaven. We had brought a one cup Keurig coffee maker to have at the cabin, but to our surprise you already had a Keurig. Did not recall on previous trips. And thank you so much for the warning on the weather that was coming our way. We did not do anything on this trip other than just to relax. Thank you always for borrowing your piece of heaven. We will be planning another trip soon.
Tommy n Renee
According to Webster's: Sanctuary is a holy or sacred place....a place of refuge. This really does describe Choestoe Sanctuary to me. It is a wonderful place that feels like home. We had a most comfortable visit. Carl and Esther provided everything one needed for the perfect stay. The cabin was clean and cozy. The views are amazing, and if you are the kind of person who loves both the pasture and mountain views in one idyllic setting this is it! I would recommend this cabin to anyone, and we do plan on returning again very soon!
Pros: Cabin was very comfortable, well-furnished, well-supplied and nicely decorated. Views were awesome, as pictured on website. Decks and screened porch were nice. Quiet and peaceful. Weather radio was a plus.
Cons: Rented for girls' getaway. Twin beds, though very comfortable, were too short for average adult. Steps of staircase to 2nd story are not as deep as most. Had to be extra careful going up and coming down.
With the outdoor facilities (swing, fire pit, picnic table, screened porch) this is an awesome place for a couple or a family with children to stay for a nice, long vacation. It is very convenient to Helen and Blairsville, as well as many area attractions.
Susan, South Carolina
Our family of 3 had such a wonderful time! The cabin was the perfect size for our stay and clean as a whistle! The view was absolutely spectacular! We ate dinner at the picnic table on the deck both nights we stayed. The half bathroom on the main level was very useful, even though it was a little crowded with the washer and dryer.
Carl and Esther were extremely helpful leading up to our stay, as well as during to make sure everything was to our liking. The night before our arrival, a part of bridge collapsed on one of the major interstates in Atlanta. Carl and Esther emailed and texted us to make sure we knew, and also provided alternate routes. Although we are local, and didn't need the information, we were very appreciative of the warning.
It rained the night before our arrival, so the wood was too wet for us to use the fire pit. The placement, however, along the swing, was perfect. We did very much enjoy the swing. The upstairs bathroom was a little outdated and the floor creaked when you walked on it, but these things did not take much away from the entire experience.
All in all, we would give the cabin a 4 1/2 out of 5 stars. Carl and Esther were extremely helpful and we felt they went out of their way to ensure we had a great time. They even recommended a delicious BBQ restaurant really close to the cabin. The cabin was not far from the places we visited including: Helen, Brasstown Bald, and several waterfalls.
We came to relax and did just that! We will most definitely return!
~The Henry Family
Having completed a 3000+ mile road trip and staying at several VRBO/Airbnb properties,
this one is way superior in every way, from communication with the owner through to the
quality of the fittings and provision of everyday essentials including firewood and lighters.
This property is the one by which all of the rest need to aspire.
An absolutely fabulous stay.
A big thank you to Esther and Carl.
We had a great time getting away to this lovely cabin. Everything that you need is supplied including a selection of spices and condiments. The cabin was clean and cozy and it was lovely being able to have a fire at night. There are many activities for all ages in the local area and we were on the go from morning until night. The owners are lovely and very helpful with everything we questions about. I wouldn't think twice about booking this home again!
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Clean Fee||$70 + Tax|
We do offer specials for last minute getaways when the cabin is not booked. Please we do not allows pets.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.