|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
A QUIET, PRIVATE, AND FAMILY-FRIENDLY LAKEFRONT HOME JUST WAITING FOR YOUR FAMILY TO ARRIVE!
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***Due to demand, Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends are 3 nights minimum and must include pontoon boat rental. Summer rentals are weekly (Saturday to Saturday) and must include pontoon boat rental. August weekend rentals are 2 night minimum and must include pontoon boat rental. This means you must rent the pontoon boat along with the house during these dates.
THE 'BEARFOOT LODGE' IS A BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED, COMPLETELY FURNISHED LAKEFRONT HOME, READY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO ENJOY A MEMORABLE FAMILY VACATION... TUCKED IN THE TREES ON A LOVELY SHADY COVE, WITH YOUR OWN DOCK AND BOAT!
OUR LAKEHOUSE AND PONTOON BOAT RENTAL COMBINATION OFFERS THE BEST VALUE OF ANY LAKEFRONT PROPERTY IN THE SOUTHEAST!!! BRING YOUR FAMILY AND ENJOY A WEEK ON THE LAKE WITH A BOAT AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE!!! TWO FAMILIES CAN EASILY SHARE THIS HOUSE... COMPARE OUR RATES FOR A WEEK ON THE LAKE WITH A BOAT TO ANY OTHER SIMILAR VACATION (BEACH OR LAKE)... YOU CAN'T BEAT THIS DEAL!!!
ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR LAKEFRONT RENTALS ON LAKE WEDOWEE... we have continued to add new amenities each year for the benefit of our guests! Recently, the house, decks and dock got a completely new look and we added a nice porch swing down on the dock as well as swings for the kids on the lower deck. Last year, the house got a new Flat Screen T.V. to enhance our home theater system so you can enjoy your movies, music, etc. We've also added new linens, furnishings and other amenities to make your stay more enjoyable. FOR 2015, WE HAVE UPGRADED OUR PONTOON BOAT TO A 20 FOOT SYLVAN SUNCHASER WITH 75 HP MERCURY 4-STROKE MOTOR... THE BOAT IS IN BEAUTIFUL CONDITION AND THE MOTOR IS DEPENDABLE, QUIET AND FUEL-EFFICIENT!
We do not have cable or satellite service, and our guests often tell us how much they enjoyed being "unplugged" and spending priceless quality time bonding with their families!
Enjoy the double hammock near the water's edge and Adirondack chairs or porch swing on the dock for relaxing by the lake. Our cove is the perfect spot for kids to swim in the lake, right off the dock. We also have 'Kingsford' charcoal grill on the front porch... as well as beautiful outdoor furniture on the screened porch. The large screened porch is everyone's favorite gathering place, but there are more decks and porches to enjoy, including a dining gazebo by the water with a picnic table. Our 'Old Town' 3-person canoe is also available for our guests use.
OUR 20 FOOT PONTOON BOAT IS AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL BY OUR HOUSEGUESTS ONLY... AT THE BEST RATE AVAILABLE ON THE LAKE!!!
ABOUT LAKE WEDOWEE AND THE BEARFOOT LODGE...
Relax in style and enjoy this beautifully furnished and tastefully decorated, 3 Bedroom, 2 bath vacation home on one of the cleanest lakes in the Southeast. Approx 90 minutes from metro Atlanta or Birmingham, Lake Wedowee has been called Alabama's best kept secret... until the last few years.
Nestled in the foothills of the southern end of the Appalachian chain... Lake Wedowee is a mountain lake, affording gorgeous views of over 270 miles of shoreline... less than 25 percent of the lake has been developed, so there are plenty of places to find peace and quiet. Cruise the lake, head to Lakeside Marina for a meal or just drop the anchor in a quiet cove and relax. You can also enjoy some of the best fishing in the southeast! Cheaha State Park, with it's beautiful waterfalls and hiking trails, is less than 30 minutes away. Shop the antique stores in Wedowee or explore the caves at Cathedral caverns.
Our home has everything you need to enjoy a relaxing vacation in style! Two nearby boat ramps and your own private dock in the backyard. Two large porches and a waterside gazebo offer plenty of space for outdoor relaxing and dining. Our lot SLOPES GENTLY TO THE WATER which makes it easy to walk to the dock... plenty of room for kids to play and explore. Enjoy the hammock or the porch swing on the dock while the kids swim in our protected cove. FREE USE OF OUR 'OLD TOWN' 3-PERSON CANOE FOR GUESTS.
All towels, linens, dishes, and cooking utensils provided. We've tried to create a quiet peaceful, atmosphere where you can spend time with friends and family, with plenty of things to do together. Play a board game or read a book and relax. Or just sit out on the screened porch at night and listen to the symphony of frogs and crickets. We also have a nice home theater system, for watching movies or listening to music on DVD/CD. 'Kingsford' BBQ grill (charcoal) available for guest use.
Just 4 miles from downtown Wedowee. Minutes to grocery stores, movie rental, drugstore, and other shopping (Super Walmart a short drive away). You can now buy beer and wine in the local grocery stores (Yes... Wedowee/Randolph County is now 'wet'!). Several nice family style restaurants within 15-20 minutes including excellent barbeque, Mexican, Pizza, and 'Southern-style' cuisine... check out the popular 'Top-of-the-River' Restaurant in Anniston. Also, Lakeside Marina restaurant (for catfish, burgers, etc) is accessible by boat and has nice outdoor seating. Also, El Chilar Mexican restaurant (near the Hwy 431 bridge) has great food, excellent service and now serves beer and Margaritas.
You will enjoy the slow-paced, relaxing lifestyle at Lake Wedowee. Come make some family memories at this simple, but elegant lake home!
PONTOON BOAT RENTAL at best rate available on the lake. BOAT RENTAL RATE IS THE SAME RATE AS THE HOUSE RENTAL RATE, EXCEPT THE WEEKLY BOAT RENTAL RATE IS ONLY $800. (Compare our rates to $399 plus tax per day for a "day-only" rental at the local Marina!!!).
BOAT RENTAL POLICIES:
1) BOAT OPERATOR MUST ATTEST TO PREVIOUS BOATING EXPERIENCE... NO TOWING / SKIING / TUBING ALLOWED.
2) BOAT RENTAL IS NOW AVAILABLE YEAR-ROUND.
3) Boat rental ONLY available to renting guests and MUST BE RENTED FOR ENTIRE DURATION OF GUEST STAY (i.e. WE CANNOT RENT THE BOAT FOR 'ONE OR TWO DAYS'). Summer rentals reserved for house and boat together due to high demand. This means you must rent the pontoon boat along with the house during these dates.
4) We DO NOT rent our boat separately... Our rate is FAR less than the local marina for the benefit of our houseguests ONLY (no exceptions).
Keywords: Lakehouse, pontoon boat rental, snowbird
We've done our best to create a beautiful, comfortable, clean retreat for families who want to relax and enjoy life at the lake. We hope you and your family will be our guests!
Andy Bankston purchased this house in 2006
Lake Wedowee is an undiscovered gem... this beautiful, pristine lake has not yet been overrun with development. It's an unspoiled place to relax and enjoy time with friends and family.
Our guests frequently comment about the wonderful family time they have experienced at our lakehouse... our goal has been to provide an atmosphere where great memories are made!
"Your home was everything you advertised plus more. This was the most peaceful, relaxing vacation we have ever taken. The boat waiting at the dock was ideal. For your guests not familiar with the lake, our IPads made exploring the coves and backtracking to favorite places easier than car navigation.
We enjoyed your suggestion to visit Cheaha State Park. The boardwalk was a lovely walk with Mom and while she enjoyed the view from the restaurant, we hiked a trail out to the rapelling cliffs.
We would recommend a day trip to Cathedral caverns. The 1 and a half mile cave hike was very interesting, the drive goes through some beautiful country, lunch at Porky's was a treat and we topped it off with amazing peaches from a roadside stand.
Thank you again for sharing your home"
Ron and Anita from Del Ray Beach, FL
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Entire family together, first time in 7 years! Only disappointment was the the "lake", all dried up, so the mandatory boat rental was a waste. Best of all was no WiFi, and no cable, we connected with each other playing board & card games, puzzles, cooking and baby time.
Andy was on-call 24/7 and immediately addressed any problem. Look forward to another stay when lake is full and babies are a bit older.
We had a great weekend stay. The house was pretty and clean. The house rules and checkout list were clearly communicated and easy to follow.
Andy was great. He provided me with all the information I needed for boating during this season and gave me some suggestions for activities around the lake.
Thank you for a great stay!
The experience on Lake Wedowee was delightful. I have been to almost all the lakes in Alabama and this water was my favorite to jump in. I didn't do any fishing so I can't say anything about that but the view from the boat was phenomenal! To get the full experience, you have to rent the pontoon boat. When we weren't cooking out at night, we were on the pontoon. Everything went smooth with the rental and Andy was always there when you needed him. Thank You Andy for sharing your wonderful home and hopefully see you again.
This house is beautifully decorated and well stocked. We didnt catch the big ones like we had hoped but the weather, the lake and the host were perfect. Andy is the perfect owner to rent from. Would love to return in the future.
Thank you Andy for your hospitality. The house was very clean, well stocked with such a quiet, relaxing view. We loved being "unplugged" and having no schedule. There were plenty of games and videos and we really enjoyed the atmosphere. The location is far enough out not to be loud but close enough to get to stores for groceries, etc. The town is charming and we enjoyed the shops there. We were able to get out on boat and find the exciting rope swings and rock jumping. Although the boat broke down on us, I have to commend Andy for being so responsive in helping us and working on getting it fixed. In the meantime, there were opportunities listed in his welcome binder for hikes at state and national forest (found beautiful waterfalls to swim and cool off!) and enjoyed Flat Rock Park for swimming and floating. The house is close enough to canoe to the swing and rocks, and the kids had a great time doing that too. We came home rested and relaxed!
Everything I had read about this property/home was exactly as stated. I was very pleased. The property was clean and well-maintained. The owner is absolutely most accommodating - very personable and helpful. Any questions I had he got back to me immediately, whether by phone or email. The directions to the house were accurate and helpful. The layout and amenities were very adequate. I would definitely recommend this property to my friends and family. We stayed around the house for our trip. I had brought prepared food from home which served us well. The utensils and dishes were as needed. It proved to be a most serene weekend.
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It was a hassle having to wash a load of sheets and place in dryer before leaving that morning. It caused a delay in our leaving for our eight hour drive home. I informed the owner about the problems with the washer and dryer not working properly and he seemed appreciative of my comments. The grill had a small tear in the charcoal lining so we were not able to use it. Also, I did find it a pain to have to remove my shoes each time I walked in.
Short drive to Cheaha State park. Approx 50 miles to Talledaga Speedway. 85 miles from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Intl Airport and 95 miles from Birmingham International Airport.
1) BOAT RENTAL is a SEPARATE CHARGE over the above listed prices.
2) Prices vary widely depending on season... please call for accurate pricing and possible discounts.