About the property
- House2850 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Luxury Big Canoe retreat, sleeps 12, 3 bdrms sleeps 7 + loft bdrm sleeps 5
The Shack is a luxuriously appointed rustic/modern home located inside of the multi-awarded Big Canoe wildlife sanctuary, mountain/golf/tennis/water activities community. It is nestled in a cozy valley next to a beautiful, babbling mountain stream on a green belt of protected forest with hiking trails. This is not the typical home rental. The Shack offers professional decorating, high-end appointments such as high thread count linens, All-Clad cookware, plush Hotel Collection towels, super comfortable Stearns and Foster mattresses, original artwork, custom furnishings, granite countertops in kitchen and teak vanity tops in baths among others.
There are 2 luxurious dens with windows galore. Both with original artwork and ample reading supply. The main step-down den offers a new smart flat screen tv with sound system and indoor/outdoor speakers. Enjoy the stacked stone oversized wood burning fireplace with hearth seating using the supplied firewood for those colder nights just out the side door. Also on the main level is the Master suite with full bath including shower, jetted tub and double sink teak vanity. The master bedroom offers a king sized super plush Stearns and Foster mattress with flat screen tv, seating area and deck access. The queen guest bedroom, also on main level, offers another plush Stearns and Foster mattress, Indonesian carved headboard, black out curtains and full bath with tub shower combo. Just off of the kitchen is the second den/sunroom with three walls of windows and the deck area with stainless dining table, cast iron fire pit, big green egg and patio furniture with umbrella all overlooking the peaceful babbling stream and greenbelt.
The upper level offers another queen bedroom with an extra twin sleeper nook and the loft area with bunks, trundle and sleeper sectional sofa. Both access the full upper bath with travertine shower. The 850 sq/ft terrace level offers cozy seating area with game table, workout area with dumbbell rack, BowFlex, Elliptical and Stairmaster. Also a game area that includes ping pong, foosball, Wii and a 60+ game vintage standing arcade that includes Ms.Pacman, Centipede, Frogger and Galaga among others. Just out the terrace door awaits the screened-in porch that offers a 2 person far-infrared sauna, daybed, and seating area with dart board all right beside the babbling stream, hammock, bench swing and horseshoe pit.
Enjoy utilizing our newly renovated granite/stainless kitchen with bar seating and the peaceful deck areas or dine out at nearby restaurants including Black Bear Pub or Mountains Grill at the Clubhouse, Home Restaurant featuring farm to table continental cuisine and now Sourwood Cafe just outside the north gate. Fuego Mexican Cantina and Forno Italian are also close by next to the IGA grocery store.
Award winning Big Canoe offers such amenities as 27 Championship holes of golf, 12 multi-surfaced tennis courts and indoor courts, many hiking trails with waterfalls, parks with playsets for the little ones, jogging paths, ball fields, bocce courts, basketball court and jeep trail. The Swim Club at Lake Disharoon featuring Disharoon Cafe is available during the summer months and includes canoeing and paddle boarding, the spring fed rock waterside and spa water pool all next to the Spa and Fitness Center. Fishing/boating/swimming including Pontoons, kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards are available all year round on Lake Petit. Just checkin at the Marina for rentals. Feel free to use our canoe for no fee on slip #246 and be sure to get life vests at the Marina outfitter.
The Shack is nestled next to a babbling stream 15 feet from the house that flows to Lake Petit on a greenbelt of protected forest. Step across the stream in the backyard to a trail system that hugs the flowing stream to Lake Petit which is a perfect spot for the picnic lunch. In the opposite direction the trail leads to historic Indian Mounds and Loop trail. Just off the deck enjoy the horseshoe pit, bench swing and hammock right beside the babbling mountain stream. There are many other trail systems inside of Big Canoe only a short car ride away. Bring a picnic and and enjoy these easy to moderate nature hikes.
The Shack offers a peaceful, private outdoor landscape with endless adventure and relaxation for children and adults alike and yet perfect for that romantic couples getaway in the mountains.
The Shack is owned by Dusty Griffith’s Lux Rental Management which also owns the 4bdrm/4.5 bath “The Roost” on Lake Disharoon also in Big Canoe, HomeAway 989686.
*Please note the 8 free swim passes, a $10 per person/day value, applies only to the 2 outdoor pool areas in Big Canoe during the summer months only (The Swim Club at Wolfscratch Village and Wildcat Pool). These swim passes are not valid for the indoor pool use. PLEASE KEEP TRACK OF SWIM PASS BANDS as you could be charged a fee for lost bracelets. The indoor pool is open year round for daily fee at the Spa and Fitness Center about 3 mns from the house.
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- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 11, 2018
About Dusty Griffith
Under the name of Lux Rental Management we offer rental property owners the opportunity to sit back and relax while we manage, book, stage, organize and upkeep our clients rental properties. If you would like to take advantage of our services feel free to contact us at email@example.com. Dusty Griffith's art is on display at Pryor Fine Art in Atlanta or viewable online at dustygriffith.com. Dusty is also the owner of the 40+ 5 star rating, 4 bedroom/4.5 bath lakefront home "The Roost" in Big Canoe, Home Away #989686.
Dusty Griffith purchased this House in 2003
Why Dusty Griffith chose Big Canoe
Professionally decorated and a step above the typical home rental offering high quality and luxurious appointments and furnishings with access to the award winning gated Mountain and nature preserve community of Big Canoe and all of its outdoor amenities including 27 holes of championship golf, 12 indoor/outdoor multi surfaced tennis courts, miles of hiking trails, newly built Clubhouse with dining/bar, water activities including boating, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing and last but not least a state of the art Spa and Fitness center with indoor pool.
What makes this House unique
Tranquil, peaceful setting in Big Canoe with sounds of the babbling stream 10 feet from the home overlooking a greenbelt of protected forest with hiking trails.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great for family fun!
This was great for a two family getaway. Perfect for kids 6 and older. The bubbling creek was so relaxing to listen to. Dusty was a great host.
Beautiful family vacation
The home was clean and well organized. We would gladly return for another great family trip.
This property was a perfect fit for our family of nine!
The property is conveniently located on a stream and hiking trail. The trail leads to the lake and to indian mounds (rock piles). Other trails are only a short drive away as is the marina.
Loved our stay
We had a great weekend at The Shack and have no complaints and only compliments! The place is very nicely decorated and well stocked. The beds were very comfortable. We would highly recommend a stay here!
Beautiful home, beautiful setting, and my kids were so in love with game room.
-beautiful setting overlooking a babbling brook.
-This is an artist’s home..thoughtfully decorated with original art throughout. Not something I actively seek out, but it was nice. -I can’t say enough about the man cave/kids cave. The old school “multicade” video game, wii, tiki toss, ping pong and foosball table entertained the kids and the adults.
-Access to the owner’s canoe is a bonus.
-Located toward the bottom of the mountain which makes rain or snow less of an issue.
-Beautiful views from the balconies.
-Owner was super friendly and accessible.
Cons: truly for the sake of nitpicking:
-Some of the upstairs electrical outlets didn’t work making charging phones difficult
-the stone path from the parking area to the home was a bit hazardous due to rain during our visit..just something to think about if you have less able-bodied folks in your party.
It was a great home and a great stay. I would highly recommend it!
The Shack is a wonderful well equipped retreat. We would stay here again.
We really enjoyed our stay at “The Shack”! It’s very cozy and comfortable...we had a fire every night and our grandchildren loved playing wii and the arcade games in the basement. We ended up having several inches of unexpected snow which was absolutely beautiful.
Our rustic/modern luxuriously appointed home is located inside of Big Canoe luxury gated mountain/waterfront home community. This is not the typical home rental. It offers high end appointments such as 800 thread count linens, All-Clad cookware, Hotel Collection towels, original artwork and high end furnishings, yet remains perfect for the entire family or the romantic getaway. Big Canoe offers such amenities as golf, tennis, hiking, swimming/water park, fishing/boating, bird watching, fitness and spa, dining and shopping. The home is nestled within the 'V' of two shallow streams 15 feet from the house on a greenbelt of protected forest. These streams, along with the peaceful, private outdoor landscape offer endless adventure and fun for children and adults alike. Step across the stream in the backyard to a trail system that hugs the flowing creek for 1/2 mile to Lake Petit, which offers boating/fishing; in the opposite direction 1/2 mile, the trail leads to historic Indian Mounds and Loop trail. Bring a picnic and and enjoy these easy nature walks in your own backyard. Our flat yard alongside the babbling creek also offers a horseshoe pit with bench swing and hammock. The basement offers 4 workout machines including BowFlex, Stairmaster and treadmill. Also a game area that includes ping pong, foosball and a 60+ game vintage standing arcade that includes among others, Ms.Pacman, Centipede and Galaga. Dine out at nearby restaurants on and off the Big Canoe property, or stay home and enjoy utilizing our newly renovated granite/stainless kitchen with bar seating and deck areas with cast iron fire pit and lounge area.
Additional information about rental rates
FREE SWIM CLUB ACCESS to both outdoor pool areas for 8 people per day. A value of $64.00 per day/ $448 per week. *Please note the 8 free swim passes apply only to the 2 outdoor pool areas (The Swim Club at Wolfscratch Village next to the Spa and Fitness Center and Wildcat Pool near the north entrance gate). Both are opened during the summer months. More passes may be purchased at the pool entrances. These swim passes are not valid for the indoor pool use. PLEASE KEEP TRACK OF SWIM PASS BANDS as you could be charged a fee for replacement bracelets. The indoor pool is opened year round at the Spa and Fitness Center for daily fee.