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Mntn STREAM in BigCanoe LUX FURNSHD greenbelt w trails gmroom sauna Swm passes

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Dusty Griffith
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 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

Dusty Griffith's art is on display at Pryor Fine Art in Atlanta or viewable online at

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 Dawsonville

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.


Dawsonville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please do not leave trash outside as it could attract bears or wildlife. There is a trash refuse area just inside the North Gate Entrance of Big Canoe
  • Pets are not allowed on the main level or upstairs level of the home under any circumstance. Basement level has an oversized doggie bed for your pet.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 3 is upstairs and is shared between bedroom 3 and loft bedroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , loft bedroom including pull out single mattress under bunk
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Bdrm offers a comfy twin mattress sleeping nook
  • The loft bedroom offers bunk bed with a pull out single mattress/trundle sleeping a 3rd and a sleeper sofa sleeping 2 more.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Smoking allowed on decks and screened in porch ONLY. Well behaved pets are allowed in the terrace/basement level only. Large dog bed supplied in basement/rec room. Indoor/outdoor stereo system available. Bring your ipod, phone or computer and connect your devices to the indoor/outdoor stereo system. Have the receiver set to 'video 1'. 2 Outdoor Pools during summer months, 1 indoor pool year round. Spa, fitness facility, Golf club, indoor/outdoor tennis, activity lake with swimming, paddle boats and trails are all within the gates of Big Canoe. *Please note the 8 free swim passes apply only to the 2 outdoor pool areas (The Swim Club at Wolfscratch Village and Wildcat Pool).


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Mntn STREAM in BigCanoe LUX FURNSHD greenbelt w trails gmroom sauna Swm passes
average rating of 4.796296 based on 54 reviews

The Shack is a wonderful well equipped retreat. We would stay here again.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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quiet, secluded, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

"The Shack" offers just the right amount of wilderness paired with every modern convenience you could possibly want/need on a "week away from it all". Spent Thanksgiving week, and loved every minute of it. Plenty of room for all of us (7 adults, 4 young kids) and Big Canoe offers a ridiculous number of activities for the entire you're in a great location to day-trip around north Georgia to all the area attractions. I would stay here again in a heartbeat (that is if I don't start looking for my own place in Big Canoe - it was that awesome!).

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice and lots of room

  • 3 of 5

House was very nice and lots of room. It was very dark with poor lighting, hard to see everything and hard to find lights in kitchen. The second floor was not made for tall guests, my brother in law had a hard time standing in the upstairs bathroom. The parking was very nice under a roof. Poor lighting on the steps to the house.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your feedback and have added higher wattage light bulbs to accommodate your input. The home has mood lighting which many find appealing and cozy. I do understand some guests like more light and we will have a basket with higher wattage bulbs available if any guest in the future feels the lighting is not bright enough.
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Awesome House!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect house! We'll definitely be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

The house far-exceeded our expectations. It was comfortable and spacious and located in an absolutely gorgeous area. The owners are incredibly accommodating, too. We were a bit surprised at how far into the mountains this property actually is (we are by no means locals) and late night arrivals are a little harrowing. Otherwise, we'd love to come back in a few years to visit again.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible beautiful accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our stay at Big Canoe! The house had everything from gourmet kitchen to full workout facilities. The decor and art work was incredible and the amenities and hiking trails were awesome. We escaped hurricane Irma and spent a week relaxing preparing to return for cleanup. We plan to come back next summer for a real vacation with no hurricane.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Big Canoe Marina
"Picturesque Lake Petit nestled in the Big Canoe mountains, the Marina offers boating rentals..."
Big Canoe Golf Shop
"27 Championship holes in the picturesque setting of the Big Canoe Mountains."
Big Canoe Tennis
"Multi-surface picturesque tennis facility with proshop. Both indoor and outdoor courts nestl..."
Polar Bear Ice Cream and Coffee
"Ice cream and coffee shop."
Mary's Bread Basket
"Fresh baked breads, breakfast and gourmet sandwiches."
Rocco's Pub
"Live music, upscale award winning bar food, and beers galore."
Big Canoe Swim Club
Venti Italian Bistro
"Excellent Italian fare worth the 30 minute drive from Big Canoe."
Terraces At Big Canoe
Carriage House
Chateau Meichtry
"Great winery for Georgia with amazing tasting room and facilites."
Engelheim Vineyards
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Black Bear Pub, Home Restaurant
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Big Canoe Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Steve Tate Hwy/Hwy 53
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Black Bear Pub and The Cafe in summer
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Big Canoe swim lake and water park
Car: recommended

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

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $175
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 6.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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