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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 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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Blairsville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1115 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(157 traveler reviews)

Awesome Mountain Views and Fully Stocked, Close to Nature
average rating of 4.923567 based on 177 reviews

Our stay at your cabin

  • 5 of 5

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

South Georgia

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Esther and I are honored that you and Rene keep returning to Choestoe Sanctuary and I guess that means we are doing something right. We have always taken tips from previous guests ad that is one reason you found the Keruig in the cabin. As we prepare for a quick restocking trip toward the end of April we have obtained a new comforter and some additional kitchen items so when you return you will find items you haven't seen prior. Let us know if there is something we have over looked as this is how the cabin keeps getting better and able to accommodate the needs of guests like both of you. Again thank you for the glowing review. Carl and Esther
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable Mini Vacation

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and glad you enjoyed yourself. Carl and Esther
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Relaxing and Beautiful Retreat.

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Best.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thomas, Thank you for the awesome review and the kind works as you let Esther and I know "we are doing something right"! We hope we are able to have you as our guests again. You also became our first known guests from the UK and awesome guests, we now have another couple who will be on their honeymoon in October. Again, thank you Carl and Esther
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Wonderful Home!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Laura, Esther and I are so glad you booked our cabin and you found the cabin and the area a delight. We look forward having you as our guests again. You mentioned many of the areas we strive in for our guests in providing a well stocked cabin with many items you have at home and are part of your everyday life. 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..."
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

Blairsville Cabin Rental Rates

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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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