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One of a Kind Mountain Lodge! See why we have 84, 5* Reviews!

One of a Kind Mountain Lodge! See why we have 84, 5* Reviews!

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Jan 27, 2015
5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 20) Fantastic Views.

When completed in 2007, Bear Ridge Lodge was appraised for over 2.5 million dollars. Nestled in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains, the home is located only two miles from the spectacular Amicalola Falls, which is the largest water falls east of the Mississippi and cascades 729’. This 7,000 square foot luxury cabin home located on 25 acres of secluded forests is the ultimate setting for your next family vacation, corporate event or romantic get-away. This home was built in 2006 and is the perfect blend of Rustic Mountain living combined with the latest in luxury comfort. This lodge has everything from a fully stocked lake loaded with Bass and Bream (catch & Release Only), tree house, canoeing, pedal boat, hiking trails, WIFI open broadband Internet, a championship pool table and a 73” HD TV with satellite.

The lodge has 5 spacious bedrooms with 3 1/2 baths. The master bedroom has a spa shower with 6 massaging shower heads and the Lodge also has an infrared sauna with room for four. In all there are 4 King size beds, 1 Queen sofa bed, 3 trundles with twin mattresses, and 2 inflatable Queen air mattresses. The lodge also has a portable 'pack and play' crib available for use.

There is a 7 person Hot Tub located on the deck outside the Master Bedroom for your enjoyment.

The great room has 20+ foot ceilings with open beams, a 53” fireplace and magnificent views of the falls. The gourmet kitchen has plenty of workspace and can seat 20+ people.

To make your stay even more special, there are covered decks that wrap around the front of the home with fantastic views of the falls and an outdoor fire ring to enjoy those wonderful nights. We include camp fires on your visit at no additional cost.

We provide a 'Pirate Treasure Hunt' for the kids that is fabulous. They walk all over the 25 acres solving clues to where the treasure is buried. They love it!

While this amazing home gives you all of the seclusion you could ever want, it is conveniently located just 2 miles from the Lodge at Amicalola Falls, which has a fantastic buffet 7 days a week. For the serious shopper, the North Georgia Premium Outlets are just 20 minutes away!! You are also only minutes away from some of the North Georgia Mountains premier apple houses and fun-filled pumpkin patches. You are just 90 miles north of Atlanta and 70 miles south of Chattanooga.

Bear Ridge Lodge is the perfect location for Weddings, Family Reunions, Corporate Retreats and Great Getaways!

Bear Ridge Lodge is happy to have Paige Sweany with Sole Photography on board to capture all those important moments happening during your stay.

We also have 2 Licensed Massage Therapists located within minutes of the Lodge that can provide a wonderful massage at very reasonable pricing.

Check us out on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/BearRidgeLodge

More Details
  • Sleeps 20
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Hello! This is Randy Harris. I met my childhood sweetheart Rebecca Alisch when I was in the 10th grade. We married on my birthday in 1973 and also the same day when Becky graduated from Auburn University. We have been married for 41 wonderful years and blessed with 4 terrific children and now 5 fantastic grand children. It has been said, “If you count a man’s value in life by his family, then I am a billionaire!”

I am living in the closest place to Heaven on Earth that I can imagine. We have 25 acres of mountain land located in North GA with a 3 acre lake looking up at a 700+ waterfall. We are surrounded by National Forest and have a beautiful log home. I also built a 1500 square foot barn with all the “man” toys that a guy could want.

My philosophy in life has always been, “To treat the other person like you wanted to be treated.” To always tell the truth and there is right and wrong, good and evil and a Good Lord above us that one day we will answer to!'

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Bear Ridge Lodge experience by Ron McNeil group: I am from beautiful Destin, Florida in the Panhandle and have a ranch near Tallahassee. Our group was ecstatic about the hospitality and beauty of Bear Ridge Lodge--and having the use of a 7,000 sq. ft. Log home. I have visited multiple times and the joy, relaxation, and friendly environment is always a pleasure. It is THE Mountain Retreat Experience. Randy and Becky are consummate hosts and a joy to know. What a beautiful setting for a vacation or conference--I have been there for both types of experiences. Fun and Laughter are in abundance every day as well as times of quite comfort and peace.



Ron McNeil, Founder & Author

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Oct 2012
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One of a Kind Mountain Lodge! See why we have 84, 5* Reviews!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p438003vb
-770 402-2044
Bent Tree North Georgia Mountains
Atlanta, Ga
5

Our Salon Weekend at Bear Ridge Lodge

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful way to spend a holiday weekend with your staff! We had a total of 20 by the end of the weekend. The lodge was equiped with everything we needed and more. We enjoyed the view from the jaccuzzi on two of the days during the day with mountains in the background and stars at night. Randy and Becky were very helpful and when we asked for something they were right there to provide what we needed. The lodge beds were very comfy and all the bathrooms were supplied with everything you needed. Wondeful kitchen to cook to your hearts content. I think the best part of the weekend was watching the kids do somores on the open fire pit the Becky and Randy set up for us! Thanks for such a great time!
  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Errin,

Thank you for that great review! We really enjoyed meeting all your family. What a great bunch of professionals. You have convinced me that I will be making the trip to your Salon to have my hair styled. We look forward to your return soon!
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One of a Kind Mountain Lodge! See why we have 84, 5* Reviews!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p438003vb
-770 402-2044
Bent Tree North Georgia Mountains
5

Gorgeous Bear Ridge Lodge

  • 5 of 5
Huge thanks to Randy and Becky for opening up their gorgeous home to our family of 19 coming from all across the country for Christmas week! ...the heated mattress, spacious bedrooms, A++ hot tub, huge greatroom, fully equipped kitchen, beautiful hand-made furniture by Randy :) , vibrant star-filled skies, pond outside the back door to canoe and catch fish, shuffleboard in the barn down the lane, wonderful outside firepit, walking trails all throughout the property, farm-fresh eggs from chickens on-site, plus hosts who made sure you lacked for nothing! Somewhat of a hardship stepping back into reality after experiencing a bit of heaven at Bear Ridge Lodge!!
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jim,
Thank you for that great review. We certainly enjoyed your visit and meeting your family. We are really looking forward to your return.
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One of a Kind Mountain Lodge! See why we have 84, 5* Reviews!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p438003vb
-770 402-2044
Bent Tree North Georgia Mountains
GA
5

All In One

  • 5 of 5
Our weekend was great! We were all able to be in one cabin but had the room and space for over 20 people. We have always had to deal with the smallest kitchens... Not here sooooooo much space! Becky and Randy were great!!! Can't wait till next year, we already have it booked!!! 😍
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for that great review. We certainly enjoyed your visit and hope you will come back soon!
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One of a Kind Mountain Lodge! See why we have 84, 5* Reviews!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p438003vb
-770 402-2044
Bent Tree North Georgia Mountains
Dawsonville GA
5

Family time

  • 5 of 5
For years now my family, parents, brother, sisters, aunts, uncles and cousins, have been getting together. There are 24 of us. In the past we rent 3 cabins to fit us all. Well last year while together we found this one cabin that would fit us all so we booked it. Best thing ever!! Bear Ridge Lodge was great!! We all were together all the time under one roof. It's spacious while keeping us close. It has beautiful view of the mountains. We went fishing, trips in paddle boat and canoe. Some went on a hike/ treasure hunt for the kids. Randy and Becky are good people who made sure we had everything we needed. We have already booked our weekend getaway there for 2015. :)
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for that great review. We had a great time with you and your family. Looking forward to your return!
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One of a Kind Mountain Lodge! See why we have 84, 5* Reviews!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p438003vb
-770 402-2044
Bent Tree North Georgia Mountains
Cumming, Georgia, US
5

Fantastic Getaway

  • 5 of 5
My family of twenty-one, ages ranging from 2-65 had a wonderful experience at Bear Ridge Lodge in December 2014. Our desire for several years had been to be together under one roof. We found it and already made reservations for 2015. The lodge feels like a home with beautiful scenery. We call ourselves kitchen people - we gather in our kitchens for sharing conversations and we enjoy preparing meals with many chefs involved. Highly recommend for your next adventure.
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Jeanne,

We thoroughly enjoyed your visit. When Becky designed the kitchen, she never thought we would be renting the house out, but she did an outstanding job with the layout. It has enough room for 4 cooks to operate with plenty of room. Everyone who cooks enjoys it!
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One of a Kind Mountain Lodge! See why we have 84, 5* Reviews!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p438003vb
-770 402-2044
Bent Tree North Georgia Mountains
Florence, South Carolina
5

Family Weekend

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful experience! This lodge is exactly what we needed for our family get-together weekend. We were a total of 21 people and it was so comfortable in the lodge. The layout and interior was perfect and the grounds are exquisite. Randy and Becky were absolutely wonderful and did everything they could to make us feel at home. The open floor plan concept allowed us all to talk, eat comfortably and spend as much time together as possible.

The lake right outside the house was beautiful and many of our family loved the fishing. Our kiddos enjoyed the paddle boat, fishing, adventure hikes and campfire. There really is something for EVERYONE to do. We all enjoyed exploring the outdoors from hiking to the hot tub!

My mom had never seen a waterfall before, so we took her to Amicalola Falls which was only about 10 minutes away. She absolutely loved it! All in all, our weekend was perfect. From the generous hospitality of Randy and Becky to the exquisite views, we couldn't ask for more. We loved it so much that we booked our reservation for 2015 already! If you are looking for a place to relax with family, this is the place for you. If was perfect in the winter, so I can't even imagine how wonderful it is in the other seasons!
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you and your family had such a good time! Becky and I always strive to make it the greatest vacation get-a-way ever. We look forward to your return.

Location

From the Owner

We have one of the most magnificent views of the mountains and Amicalola Falls. We are located only two miles from the base. This is one of the most beautiful tranquil places on earth. You instantly feel the magic when you arrive. With the abundance of wildlife to watch and the magnificent view of Amicalola Falls it's just a great place to relax and enjoy life. We provide a 'Pirate Treasure Hunt' for the kids that is fabulous. They walk all over the 25 acres solving clues to where the treasure is buried. They love it! The kids can catch fish as fast as they can bait the hook. Catch and Release Only. Pedal boat and canoe are available for your enjoyment. We have had 84, 5 star reviews. Come see why! Check us out on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BearRidgeLodge

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Hartsfiled/Jackson Atlanta International Airport at 81 Miles Nearest Barpub : Amicacola Falls Lodge at 4 Miles Nearest Golf : Big Canoe/Bent Tree/ Chestatee/Crystal Falls at 12 Miles Nearest Train : Atlanta, GA at 70 Miles Nearest Motorway : Highway 52 at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Amicacola Falls Lodge Buffet at 2 Miles Nearest Ski : Cherokee, North Carolina at 127 Miles Nearest Beach : Destin, FL at 400 Miles Car: necessary

Accommodations: Lodge, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 20+)

When completed in 2007, Bear Ridge Lodge was appraised for 2.5 million dollars. Nestled in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains, the home is located only two miles from the spectacular Amicalola Falls, which is the largest water falls east of the Mississippi and cascades 729’. This 6,000 square foot luxury cabin home located on 25 acres of secluded forests is the ultimate setting for your next family vacation, corporate event or romantic get-away. This home was built in 2006 and is the perfect blend of Rustic Mountain living combined with the latest in luxury comfort. This lodge has everything from a fully stocked lake loaded with Bass and Bream (catch & Release Only), tree house, canoeing, fire ring, hiking trails, WIFI open broadband Internet, a championship pool table and a 73” HD TV with satellite. There is a 7 person Hot Tub located on the deck outside the Master Bedroom for your enjoyment.

The lodge has 5 spacious bedrooms with 3 1/2 baths. The master bedroom has a spa shower with 6 massaging shower heads and also the Lodge has an infrared sauna with room for four. In all there are 4 King size beds, 3 trundles, 1 queen sofa bed and 2 inflatables. The lodge also has a portable 'pack and play crib available for use.

The great room has 20+ foot ceilings with open beams, a 53” fireplace and magnificent views of the falls. The gourmet kitchen has plenty of workspace and can seat 20+ people.

To make your stay even more special, there are covered decks that wrap around the front of the home with fantastic views of the falls and an outdoor fire ring to enjoy those wonderful nights.

While this amazing home gives you all of the seclusion you could ever want, it is conveniently located just 10 minutes from the Lodge at Amicalola Falls, which has a restaurant. For the serious shopper, the North Georgia Premium Outlets are just 20 minutes away!! You are also only minutes away from some of the North Georgia Mountains premier apple houses and fun-filled pumpkin patches. You are just 90 miles north of Atlanta and 70 miles south of Chattanooga.

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Additional information about rental rates

  • Property Damage Protection $49
  • Cleaning $350 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 15.0%

$550.00 per night, Rate is for up to 20 guests. $49 insurance fee
For more than 20 guests, there is an additional $100 Cleaning fee.
$350 Cleaning Fee for up to 20 guests.
Required 15% taxes.
There is an event fee of $200 for weddings.
(No Refunds, Dates can be rescheduled)

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund

Amenities

From the Owner

The view of Amicalola Falls from the house coupled with the Fall Leaves is spectacular! The Appalachian Trail starts just 2 miles from our home! We provide a 'Pirate Treasure Hunt' for the kids that is fabulous. They walk all over the 25 acres solving clues to where the treasure is buried. They love it! There is a 7 person Hot Tub conveniently located on the deck outside the Master Bedroom for your enjoyment. The kids can catch fish as fast as they can bait the hook. Catch and Release Only. Bear Ridge Lodge is the perfect location for Weddings, Family Reunions, Corporate Retreats and Great Getaways! Bear Ridge Lodge is happy to have Paige Sweany with Sole Photography on board to capture all those important moments happening during your stay. With 10 years’ experience under her belt, we feel confident that she can give you both the Customer Service as well as the products that you deserve. Paige is qualified in many different aspects of Photography, as a Freelance Sports Photographer with the local Newspaper matched with her expertise on weddings; we feel that she would be the perfect woman for the job. So whether you are looking for an hour session to capture those long overdue Family Pictures or it’s your special day, let us know! Check us out on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BearRidgeLodge

Property Type

  • lodge

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 7000 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 3.5+

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Attached Unit
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 5 - 4 twin/ single, 2 twin trundles, sleeps 4
  • Extra Bedding - 1 queen, 2 sleep sofa /futon, 1 Inflatable 2 futon
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king, 1 twin/ single, 1 Trundle with extra bed
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (6), (2) inflatable Queen and (1) queen futon

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 6 garden chairs

Meals

  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Outdoor Fire ring to make those marshmallow and smores. We will start and provide the wood for your enjoyment. There is a 7 person Hot Tub conveniently located on the deck outside the Master Bedroom for your enjoyment. Bear Ridge Lodge is perfect for weddings, Reunions, Corporate Retreats, and family gatherings. We provide a 'Pirate Treasure Hunt' for the kids that is fabulous. They walk all over the 25 acres solving clues to where the treasure is buried. They love it! Check us out on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BearRidgeLodge

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