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Private Pristine Soque River Forest Home, Fish, Swim, Relax, Recharge.

Private Pristine Soque River Forest Home, Fish, Swim, Relax, Recharge.

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Nov 15, 2014
Fish, Swim, Relax, and Recharge in the Comfort of the Great Outdoors

Breathe in the fresh mountain air on the private cool Soque River, famous for big rainbow trout. Catch and release fishing on a private 100 yard stretch of river (check out the video above from the producers of a fishing show that stayed with us). There are no tubers or others floating this private river. The river usually runs clear and you can sometimes see trout from the decks of the house. There is a deep pool and many gentle rapids to enjoy. Put your chair in the river and dip your feet as you read your favorite book. The property is downstream from Brigadoon and Black hawk fishing lodges.

Be lazy in the big and comfortable house with four bedrooms with many big decks overlooking the river. The screened-in porch offers an additional dining table for 8. You can sleep soundly as every room fills with the gentle rush of the river. The main room has the tallest rock fireplace I have seen and it is a work of art. Relax to a wood fire in winter or stretch out in summer under the ceiling fan in the big leather chair. The entire main floor has wood floors and wood walls.

Wifi covers the entire house and even can be accessed by the river. A new 3D TV tempts you to ignore the river's calling and catch the big game or that movie you never seemed to see.

Upstairs are two bedrooms, one with a Stickley queen bed. The second with a bunk bed, an additional single bed, and an extra mattress; its a room perfect for kids. The master bedroom on the main floor has a king sized bed with a large walk in closet. The master connects to a bathroom with two sinks, a shower and huge tub with a forest view. The bathroom floor is heated. Lay on it on a cold day and soak in the radiant heat.

The kitchen is warm and inviting to create your 'top chef' meals after a day in the outdoors. Open the window and listen to the river as you cook. The Delongi coffee/expresso maker is top of the line for making the perfect brew to sip riverside in the morning.

The finished basement includes the fourth bedroom with a double bed. The entire basement floor has Italian tiles and includes a desk area with heated flooring; create your novel, or just check emails on the wireless internet. The ping pong table is tournament quality and makes a great venue for many late night battles. A small foosball table and dart board add to the fun. Many board games are in the closet when family bonding is in order. The basement also includes a dry-erase board world map covering an entire wall; perfect to plan your world exploration or an artistic creation.

The property includes three private acres with a river rock lined trail, fishing docks, and a big flat area for sports and pitching horse shoes. There is also a playscape with a rocket slide for kids of all ages. A big fire pit lined with rocks from the Soque River makes the perfect spot to warm your spirits and toast marshmallows. The entire area is cooled by the river to squelch the summer heat.

You may not want to leave, but if you do, adventures in the North Georgia mountains abound. You are near Unicoi State Park, the Appalachian Trail, Tallulah Gorge, Lake Burton, Lake Rabun, Brigadoon and Black hawk fishing lodges, waterfalls, hiking, the quaint town of Clarkesville, the alpine village of Helen, and many great restaurants. There are wineries in the area and even a newly opened moonshine distillery. Uh Oh.

The choice is yours. Relax, breathe, and soak in the freshness, or go find adventure. Enjoy the perfect platform for connecting with the family and regenerating your life.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

We are a family of 5 who live in Atlanta. Our kids have grown up in this house, and the name “Hunny Pot” came from their early love for Winnie the Pooh, and the fishing honey hole yards from the house. We have a Labrador who loves to swim in the river, and a grandfather when in his 80’s caught fish from the fishing deck. We love Honey Pot and hope you will too!

Speaks:: english

Reviews

business
Private Pristine Soque River Forest Home, Fish, Swim, Relax, Recharge.
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p419468vb
Clarkesville North Georgia Mountains
Greenville, SC
5

Paradise in the Woods

  • 5 of 5
The Honey Pot definitely lived up to expectations. The neighborhood is beautiful and the house is very comfortable. Directions that the owner provided were great, once you get into Soque Wilderness, make sure to ignore the GPS and follow the written directions. Located right on the Soque River, great trout fishing is just steps away from the front door. This was the first extended fly fishing trip for both of my teenage sons and they loved it! Caught lots of fish, rainbow and brown trout. In fact I think my 13 yr old may have the new house record, 20 inch 8 lb brown trout :) The house and the surrounding property is picture perfect. Lots of great screened in porch, decking and spaces to sit outside, relax and enjoy a good book. My 3 yr old niece thoroughly enjoyed the play set and the rocket slide. And there are a ton of board games inside perfect for a rainy day, as well as many children's movies in the upstairs bedroom. The house is well appointed and has everything that you would need including an awesome game room in the basement with ping pong and foos ball. No cell service, but for me that was awesome. Direct TV, Netflix and wifi work great for those of you don't wish to disconnect from the world completely. The sound of the river flowing by is very soothing. In the evening we sat around the fire pit and made smores, life doesn't get much better than that!! We did not really venture out very much, brought our own food and just cooked at home and relaxed. Clarkesville and Helen are close by if you need any supplies or like to do a little shopping. Unicoi Fly Shop in Helen can hook you up with any fly fishing needs you might have. David, the owner, was wonderful to work with, booking was easy and house was clean and in order when we arrived. I would definitely recommend this home to families for a relaxing and memorable getaway. Or for anyone looking to recharge their batteries and get away from it all for a little while. We will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Lisa,

Thanks for the helpful and kind review. Wonderful to hear about your son's beast brown trout. So happy for family memories. Come back when both are bigger.

-David
business
Private Pristine Soque River Forest Home, Fish, Swim, Relax, Recharge.
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p419468vb
Clarkesville North Georgia Mountains
5

Wonderful getaway on the Soque River

  • 5 of 5
We were so lucky to find this beautiful home right on the Soque River. What you see in the pictures here is what you get. A beautiful, serene setting with lots of space for a large family gathering. We found the home tastefully decorated, clean, fully stocked with everything we needed from towels and sheets to a fully stocked kitchen. We stayed busy the whole time with fishing, daily walks, lots of board games and books to choose from, Foosball, and Ping Pong. My 88 year old dad was delighted to be able to safely fish off the special dock that is right over the Honey Hole and he was awarded with winning our impromptu fishing tournament by out fishing the rest of us when he caught and landed a 22", 5 1/2 pound brown trout, the biggest fish he has ever caught, and an huge Rainbow that gave him a good fight. Of course, they went back into the water since this is a catch and release location on the river. My 85 year old mom enjoyed the large decks and living room with the big screen tv with cable. She was able to watch all of her usual news programs and shows. My brother-in-law, husband and I spent most days flyfishing. The Soque River is one of the most beautiful in Georgia and beyond. We were especially glad that the owner allows pets and we could bring our small doggies. The owner is so accommodating and is available to answer any questions. It is obvious that he wants everyone that goes there to enjoy it as much as he and his family do and he goes out of his way to make sure his guests are happy. I can't thank him enough for that. My family and I highly recommend this wonderful getaway, especially for flyfishing and family gatherings.
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. It it so nice to hear about your father's record conquest. The deck was built for my dad to fish when he was in his 80's and there is no better way to pay tribute to him than to carry forward the tradition and passion for fishing with loved ones.
business
Private Pristine Soque River Forest Home, Fish, Swim, Relax, Recharge.
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p419468vb
Clarkesville North Georgia Mountains
5

Ideal get-away!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time at this spacious home! I was impressed with all the extras in the kitchen and abundance of linens! We loved the many decks, and especially the view. This was a fabulous location for all our fly-fishermen. They could not stay from the river! Even my 3yr old granddaughter had a blast playing on the playground and in the river. The privacy was very special, and we hope to return!
  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice comments. We get a lot of second hand happiness from hearing about families enjoying the river the same way our family has. The fishing has been very good of late thanks to all the fisherman using catch and release and good care not to keep the fish out of the water except for a quick pic on a big one. We hope to see you back.

-David
business
Private Pristine Soque River Forest Home, Fish, Swim, Relax, Recharge.
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p419468vb
Clarkesville North Georgia Mountains
Palatka, FL
5

Family Time

  • 5 of 5
We just returned home and are already wishing we were back at the Honey Pot Lodge. There, in this comfortable home in a most beautiful setting just as portrayed in the pictures and description, we didn't hear the first car, siren or loud booming music. Only the sounds of competitve banter and laughter as the boys were playing ping pong, yells of "hey I got one" as someone snagged the next fish, leaves rustling as the turkeys, birds, deer or raccoons were shuffling through, campfire crackling and the sound of the river rolling over the rocks to lull you to sleep. Oh how I miss that. There is always something to do, or even nothing at all, and great memories to be made here. Thank you, David, for all your help and guidance to make our stay so pleasant. We would love to come back.
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Gina, Thanks for the kind review. Your English teacher would be proud. You write so well. Hearing about Family Time with great families makes us happy. Thanks for leaving the house so nice.

The fishing has been the best in years. Catch and release makes it great for the next guest- or for allowing the trout to put on some extra pounds for the next visit. Let me know if you have any pictures for the wall of fame in the basement.

-David
business
Private Pristine Soque River Forest Home, Fish, Swim, Relax, Recharge.
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p419468vb
Clarkesville North Georgia Mountains
WISCONSIN
5

fisher

  • 5 of 5
the only thing negative is the driveway. we would have liked it to be a little bit more visable(address/name) especially at night.
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Peggy and glad the wedding was a success. It looks like the first part of the review might have been cut off. Also, thanks again for the comment on the driveway marking as it is not something we have heard before. We will work on making it easier to find for the next guests.

-David
business
Private Pristine Soque River Forest Home, Fish, Swim, Relax, Recharge.
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p419468vb
Clarkesville North Georgia Mountains
Tallahassee, Florida
5

Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5
This was our second visit to this cabin. My husband, children and I had such a wonderful time that we definitely plan to return again. The cabin is clean, spacious and the property is amazing. Our kids played outside for hours. The river is beautiful. There is so much to do for every member of the family. The property is peaceful and private yet shops, a park and grocery store are only a 10 to 20 minute drive away. I highly recommend this cabin to anyone looking to get away for a fun, restful vacation.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow. Thank you for the kind review. Providing a venue for great families to spend time together in the comfort of the great outdoors was our main goal when we started renting our property. Mission accomplished. I understand a 8 lb. rainbow trout was caught and released by this family. I think that is the record for guests. Anyone that beats that catch and release let me know. We will have a prize at the end of the year. Well done. -David

Location

From the Owner

We live in Atlanta, a big city with hot summers. In only 1 hour 45 minutes from downtown Atlanta and the world's busiest airport, we can be in another world, on our private stretch of the Soque River. Fresh air, cool rushing water, and rainbow trout. The river is alluring on a hot day. We take chairs and sit them in the cool water while we relax. Our vacation home is close to the charming town of Clarkesville, but the home is so comfortable that we find it hard to leave. The memories watching our kids grow up and connect with nature here are like the river's deep pool, the 'honey hole.' In this spot, I have watched the kids swim and tube, and on New Years day, I enticed a 14+lb. trout from its depths on a fly. The beast fell only two pounds short of the state record. Watching my dad, at the age of 84, catch a fish from the deck by the same river pool is the bookend of the memories of our daughter catching a 7lb. rainbow trout at age 6, and my son catching his first red eye bass. While difficult to compete with the nature, the inside of the house is very comfortable and is mostly wood. It is large, but still has a cabin feel, highlighted by the giant stack stone wood fireplace. We have roaring ping pong battles in the finished basement and scheme our life adventures on the wall sized world map. Board games played abound such that we rarely turn on the 3D TV. But hey, nice spot to catch the big game or a movie. There is a picture of our daughter reading a book as the river splits around my favorite rock. I have many times risked the life of my laptop to wade out and sit on that rock and connect to the internet. There are many fun things to do nearby, Lake Rabun, Lake Burton, State Parks, waterfalls, hiking, gorges, shopping, eating and tubing in Clarkesville and Helen. But to be truthful, we rarely leave our river forest. Between sports, music and school, we do not get there often enough. So we decided to share our platform for memory creation. Enjoy.

Activity and Interests

You may not want to leave, but if you do, adventure in the North Georgia mountains abound. You are near Unicoi State Park, the Appalachian Trail, Tallulah gorge, Lake Burton, Lake Rabun, Brigadoon and Black hawk fishing lodges, waterfalls, hiking, the quaint town of Clarkesville, and the alpine village of Helen, many great restaurants. There are wineries in the area and even a newly opened moonshine distillery. Oh my.

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall Leaf Season
Sep 15 2014 - Nov 15 2014
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,800
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 - Dec 1
4 night minimum stay
$450
$2,800
 
 
Chrismas and New Years
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
4 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
 
 
Winter
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,400
$6,750
 
 
Spring Break/Easter
Mar 21 2015 - Apr 12 2015
4 night minimum stay
$425
$2,700
 
 
Memorial Day
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Independence Day
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 11 2015
5 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,400
$7,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
  • Property Damage Protection $49
  • Tax Rate 5.0%

Amenities

From the Owner

The Private Cool Soque River, famous for big rainbow trout. There no tubers or others floating this private river. The river usually runs clear and you can often see trout from the decks of the house. Put your chair in the river and dip your feet in as you read your favorite book. Be lazy in the big and comfortable house with 4 bedrooms with many big decks overlooking the river. The main room has the tallest rock fireplace I have seen and it is a true work of art. The entire main floor has wood floors and mostly wood walls. Wifi covers the entire house and even can be accessed by the river. New 3D TV to catch the big game or newest movie. Upstairs are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the second with a bunk bead and additional single bead and extra mattress perfect for kids. The master on the main has a king sized bed with a large walk in closet. The master connects to a bathroom with a shower and huge tub with a forest view. The bathroom floor is heated. The kitchen is warm and inviting to create your meals after a day in the outdoors. The Delongi coffee/expresso maker is top of the line to make the perfect brew to sip riverside in the morning. In the finished basement is the forth bedroom. The entire floor is has Italian tiles and includes a desk area with heated flooring. Ping pong table of tournament quality makes for many late night games. The property includes three private acres with a river rock lined trail, fishing docks, and a big flat area for sports and horse shoes. Big outdoor fire pit lined with river stones. A playscape with rocket slide for kids of all ages. The entire area is cooled by the river. Adventure in the North Georgia mountains abound. You are near Unicoi State Park, the Appalachian Trail, Tallulah Gorge, Lake Burton, Lake Rabun, waterfalls, hiking, the quaint town of Clarkesville, the alpine village of Helen, and many great restaurants.

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront

Attractions

  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • 3.5

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Convertible bed(s)
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Heated floors in the bathroom and under the desk.
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