An aura of magic and wonder await your arrival at ‘Spirit of the River,’ an enchanting waterfront vacation rental cabin near Dahlonega, Georgia. Boasting its own secluded 1,700 feet of Chestatee River waterfront amidst rolling mountains and serene waterways in the heart of Georgia Wine Country, this wonderful cabin is perfect for those seeking a rejuvenating immersion in nature’s splendor!
Come enjoy nature’s colorful display of native dogwood, azalea, mountain laurel, and rhododendron by escaping to this picturesque 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom river house, nestled among towering white pine, yellow pine, oak, hickory, sourwood, maple, and beautiful hemlock trees. This scenic dwelling has complete end-of-the-road privacy and seclusion, offering utmost peace and tranquility balanced with the sounds of Mother Nature. You’ll immediately feel at ease upon your arrival to the property - the river’s roaring rapids, ripples, and rocks provide spectacular sights and soothing sounds that can be enjoyed throughout the premises and within the cabin. Originally built in 2002 using tongue and groove knotty white pine for all walls and ceilings, this idyllic river home is perfect for family and friends looking to experience the rich variety of flora and fauna unique to the riverways of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity for kids and kids at heart to entertain themselves all day and learn about the environment, while enjoying the diverse pleasures of this natural riverside playground!
Inside, the cabin boasts stunning pine plank flooring throughout and all the essential comforts of home, from air conditioning and wireless internet access for your convenience to in-unit laundry machines and a gorgeous fully equipped kitchen, complete with all the necessary cooking appliances. The first floor is approximately 1,600 square feet in size, featuring a spacious 2-story den with cozy wood burning fireplace (gas starter) that opens to the dining room and kitchen, in addition to 2 bedrooms and a bath. The upper level consists of the 700-square foot master bedroom suite with full bathroom, walk-in closet, and sitting area overlooking the river. Open the windows and let the river lull you into sweet dreams! The cabin’s 900-square foot daylight terrace level offers a professional-type pool table, large game table, sleeping area, and a full bath. A treadmill, pans for gold-panning, 4 innertubes, an electric air pump, and fishing poles are also supplied for your enjoyment. You'll only need to bring your own tackle to use for fishing!
Look forward to sipping coffee outside on the porch as the sun comes up, or having cocktails at sunset on the lovely screened-in porch as you enjoy the company of your loved ones. Everyone in your group will love spending leisurely evenings grilling and socializing out on the enormous stone patio with dual-sided wood burning fireplace, which also offers a westward view and overlooks the river. This expansive stone patio has an umbrella table with seating for 6 and 2 lounge chairs, as well. Soak your cares away in the private round 4-person hot tub and watch the sun disappear, before sitting with your companions around the fire pit at the river’s edge under the starry night sky. The next day, take an invigorating morning walk on the trails along the river and through the fauna, or wade in the cool, refreshing river waters. Drink champagne while perched on a large rock in the river, read a good book on the porch or patio, or lounge in the hammock next to the river under the trees, where you can relish in the wealth of natural beauty that surrounds you. Or, simply be one with nature - the possibilities for relaxation and leisure at this glorious property are endless!
The pristine waters of the upper Chestatee are home to rainbow trout and brown trout, as well as provide habitat for beaver, otter, turkey, heron, deer, and an occasional black bear and bobcat. The portion of the river by the house is calm and shallow with a rock and sand riverbed, yet has several deeper places for fishing and swimming. It flows gently over and around the rocks to create the sights and sounds that are so incredibly peaceful, further enhancing an already mesmerizing atmosphere abounding with Mother Nature’s glory. Kids that love the outdoors or want to learn more about nature can swim, fish, frolic, collect beautiful and unusual pebbles or stones in the river, build rock sculptures in the water, pan for gold, and tube without leaving the property!
Spend a night camping outside by the river’s edge. Enjoy a crackling campfire for a session of singing or storytelling. Hike the nature trails, stare at the dazzling stars, stroll under the full moon, sit on a rock and delve into a book in the middle of the river, or simply unwind and watch for local beaver, otter, grey herons, or other wildlife. Adults can be kids again by doing any of these enthralling activities with or without kids - just be sure to bring along some river shoes or an old pair of tennis shoes!
While you may choose to spend the majority of your vacation enjoying the ambiance and essence at Spirit of the River, you’ll find that this property is perfectly situated to access a wide variety of area attractions. Located just 9 miles northeast of Dahlonega, this cabin is convenient to Alpine Helen, Cleveland, Suches, the Appalachian Trail, and all of North Georgia. Perhaps best of all, there are 6 outstanding wineries within an 8-mile radius! The robust wine region of North Georgia is centered around the town of Dahlonega and the official Wine Highway, which meanders to 7 different wineries and is located only 3 miles from the cabin.
If you are considering a leisurely drive through the surrounding mountains, note that National Geographic published a special edition on the World’s Most Scenic Drives, Number 49 of which is called ‘Chattahoochee’ - this captivating 41-mile loop trip begins and ends in Helen, Georgia, which is only 18 miles away from this cabin. Imagine, you’ll be only 25 minutes away from one of the most scenic drives in the entire world! Regardless of how you plan to spend your time during your stay in this gorgeous destination, this incredible Dahlonega vacation rental cabin ensures a relaxing, nature-filled getaway you won’t forget anytime soon!
Key Residence Features:
- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, wireless internet access, private round hot tub with seating for 4, 2 fireplaces, in-unit washer/dryer, screened-in porch, massive stone patio overlooking the river, hammock, fire pit, and so much more
- Amazing waterfront location on 1,700 feet of the Chestatee River! Swim, fish, pan for gold, and enjoy numerous other recreational activities right without leaving the premises!
- Close proximity to several local wineries along Georgia's Wine Highway, scenic trails, Alpine Helen, Cleveland, Suches, the Appalachian Trail, and other notable North Georgia attraction
- Master Bedroom: King-sized Bed and a small Futon
- Bedroom 2: 2 Full-sized Beds
- Bedroom 3: King-sized Bed (can be divided into 2 Twin-sized Beds upon request)
- Bedroom 4 (Terrace Level): 2 Twin-sized Beds
- No smoking
- No pets allowed
- Must be at least 25 years old to book
- Additional fees and taxes may apply