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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Feb 25, 2017
  • Sleeps 20
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4.5 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 4 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! We have hosted more than 20 weddings here. Check out all the wedding pictures on our Face Book page.

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.

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Recent Review

About the Owner

Randy Harris
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2017

About Randy Harris

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 43 wonderful years and blessed with 4 terrific children and now 6 fantastic grand. 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!'

Randy Harris purchased this lodge in 2006

Why Randy Harris chose Lake Lanier

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 165, 5 star reviews in a row. Come see why!

Check us out on Facebook!

What makes this lodge unique

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!

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

Restoration Solutions For America.com
Oct 2012
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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

Restoration Solutions For America.com
Oct 2012
  • 1 of 3

167 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(167 traveler reviews)

Grovetown, GA
5

Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This was an awesome weekend. Mainly because my beautiful daughter got married at this beautiful lodge. Bear Ridge Lodge is so comfortable and spacious. There was plenty of room for us all to spread out and relax. We had to have the wedding in the Living Room area because of rain. The background of the Lake and hills was a beautiful backdrop for the wedding. Everything that Randy suggested was spot on. Amicalola Falls is only minutes away and I highly recommend the Sunday Brunch. I loved chatting with Randy and hearing his stories of the locals. I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed the weekend and would highly recommend a stay here.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for that great review. We certainly enjoyed hosting your daughter's wedding. I was certainly beautiful! Keep in touch and we hope you come back soon!
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5

Awesome experience!

  • 5 of 5

My first "get-a-way" in over 8 years. Gorgeous view, comfy furniture, friendly people... all within 2 miles of the Amicalola Falls- which is part of that gorgeous view!!

Highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! I hope you don't wait another eight years to come back!
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5

Exceptional Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

I don't think I have ever been on a mountain trip where the owners were involved on a daily basis making sure that everything was perfect for our group. Not only do they ensure that you have everything you need inside the cabin, but Becky also provided fresh eggs from their chickens on the property and Randy gave us a ride around the trails on the Mule! The Lodge is an outstanding place to stay with a huge kitchen and plenty of cookware and utensils, a wonderful hot tub with excellent jets, a large built-in grill perfect for hungry peeps, comfortable rooms and beds with a loving touch of flannel sheets , and amazing views all around! Thanks for making this weekend with special friends such a memorable experience. I will highly recommend this trip to anyone looking for a mountain getaway.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for that great review! We certainly enjoyed your stay. We hope that y'all are planning another trip back real soon!
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5

Great place, great people !!!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this property - what a beautiful place, large, great views, and fun ! The owners Randy and Becky are the warmest and most attentive people and make everyone's stay that much more enjoyable with person tours of the area. It close proximity to the Amicalola Falls makes it idea for nice day hiking. I look forward to returning again in the future!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Bear Mountain Lodge review

  • 5 of 5

Am amazingly beautiful and spacious Lodge situated in the scenic mountains of Ellijay. Had a wonderfful time hiking the nearby Amicola Falls, fishing, canoeing, and enjoying the scenery. The owners are awesome people who gave a walking and jeep tour of the surroundings. The Lodge is beautifully maintained with a hot tub on the porch. An absolute must experience to stay at this Bear Mountain Lodge.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amrita, Thank you for those kinds words. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will return soon!
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5

We all loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Was an amazing weekend with friends. Randy and Becky really make an effort to make it special. Only suggestion would be to have a larger dining table for 20 person seating. Loved the bathrobes in the master suite and the fresh colorful eggs too!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Leesa, We thoroughly enjoyed your stay! What a wonderful group of friends you have. We look forward to your return! I will definitely begin building a new table for the dining area.
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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 165, 5 star reviews in a row. Come see why! Check us out on Facebook!

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 4 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.

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $400 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

$650.00 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. There is an additional guests will be charged.
Required 15% taxes.
There is an event fee of $200 for weddings.
(No Refunds, Dates can be rescheduled)

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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!

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 ...
  • Toys ...
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet, shower
  • 4.5+

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 (4), 3 Trundle or Single Beds (6), (2) inflatable Queen and (1) queen sofa bed

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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