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Esther or Carl

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Choestoe Sanctuary-Enjoy what others have written about!

118 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

North Georgia Mountains Cabin Rental Photos and Description

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'

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Esther or Carl (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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

What a GREAT cabin! We were here for a week, the cabin was clean, comfortable, and full of amenities. The owners go the extra mile to be sure your stay is as enjoyable as it can be providing maps, brochures,and personal tips.The location is idea for any of the activities in the area: hiking, waterfalls, state parks, shopping, fishing, and driving around viewing the scenery.
Apr 2016
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based on 118 traveler reviews

Choestoe Sanctuary-Enjoy what others have written about!
average rating of 4.9322033 based on 135 reviews
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was great, everything you could want and need. Beds were comfortable. I would stay again!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad your friends enjoyed their stay at the cabin, we had just added a four inch memory foam and topper to each of the bed just days prior while we were there. We always strive in providing what our guests need. Looking forward having you back.
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5

Picturesque & Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Spent a weekend at Choestoe Sanctuary and absolutely loved it. Everything you could possibly need is at the cabin and Carl is a great help. You can tell how much he enjoys making sure others enjoy their time at their cabin. I could have just sat for hours in the swing looking over the most picturesque scene and actually did. So peaceful. Very easy to find. Close to Brassyown Baldwin lookout and to Jim's Smokin' Que (Carl's recommendation and oh so good!) Overall a wonderful experience. I only wish I could have stayed longer but next time! ��

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Emilee, I told you the place would be a sanctuary....I had changed the name back in 2013 based on what other guests stated in their reviews and comments. We are so glad you had a great time...next time I have many others places for you to check out! Look forward to your return. Carl
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5

Absolutely worth it!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful cabin and awesome place to visit. This cabin is very comfortable and has everything you might need. The area is gorgeous and there is plenty to do! Look forward to going back.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Erica, Esther and I are glad you both enjoyed our Sanctuary and all the area has to offer. We look forward having you both back. Carl and Esther
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5

Great Place to Relax!

  • 5 of 5

Choestoe Sanctuary was the most comfortable cabin I've stayed in North Georgia and I visit the mountains often. It is 11 miles from Blairsville, 4 miles to Vogel State Park, 11 miles to Lake Windfield Scott and 17 miles from Cooper Creek. We had great meals in Blairsville and caught our Trout limit each day we were there. There's two decks; one off the living room and one off the master bedroom that provide outstanding views. There's WiFi, Dish Network and even have a Ruku box attached and we really enjoyed cooking hot dogs over the open fire in the back yard.

Carl and Esther are great host and I'm looking forward to my next stay in June.

Tony

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tony, Some guests you seem to hit it off from the very beginning and this is how I felt about you. Esther and I are glad you enjoyed the cabin and the natural resources around the area that is a great drawing point. I have wanted to fish that like up at Suches and thank you for the pointers and also the trout you left. Also glad you booked your next visit already and hope you return many times. Carl and Esther
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5

Great North Georgia Mountains Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is great for a small family or couple who would like a quiet location in the middle of all the North Georgia Mountains has to offer. The cabin is exactly as advertised, the owners were incredible to work with, and the location is really convenient to all you would need. Check out Trackrock Stables and Lasso the Moon alpaca farm for some earthy fun.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melissa, Esther and I are glad you and your family chose our cabin and that all had a great time. having great guests such as you has made our job easier; we look forward having you as our guests again. Carl and Esther
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5

A Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We contacted Esther and Carl regarding the Choestoe Sanctuary at last minute, and found out it was available. It is a beautiful place, and well maintained by Esther and Carl. It's not my first time staying here, it's my second..and I will definitely be coming back in the fall! The price is GREAT and well worth it! Thank you Esther and Carl!!

-Tyler and Leslie

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tyler and Leslie, We were glad you enjoyed your stay so much the first time you came back and now are planning on returning again. The area has so much to over guests and we try in making sure the cabin you chose just adds to your time. We look forward to your return, 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
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 two 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.

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Rates & Availability

Blairsville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Rate
Apr 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$70
$449
$1,650
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$65
$415
$1,460
 

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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Amenities

North Georgia Mountains Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1115 sq. ft.
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 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 homemade laundry soap for your clothes "we also have name brand laundry soap" but most of our guests like the homemade!
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:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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.

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