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A Little Piece of Heaven. See why we have 152, 5* Reviews in a row!

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 24, 2016
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!

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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More Details
  • 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

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 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!'

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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
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152 Reviews

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5

Ladies Retreat Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our church family took 20 ladies up to Bear Ridge Lodge and had an amazing time. Randy and Becky were both awesome host! The home is beautiful and anything that was needed Randy was more than willing to help out! This family is great and we feel blessed to have met them and look forward to making another trip here in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Crystal, Becky and I really enjoyed hosting your retreat. What a great bunch of Ladies! We certainly hope y'all will plan a return trip back again.
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5

Awesome Vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location, close to so many tourist spots as well as natural wonders. The owners live on property and go out of their way to make sure your visit is wrinkle free.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We too enjoyed meeting you and your Church family. What a great bunch of Ladies. We hope you will come back soon!
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5

A dream come true!!!

  • 5 of 5

I found this property after months of searching, and prepared for months after booking. Perfection, Southern hospitality at its finest!! Randy and Becky were amazing and extremely accommodating to me and my entire wedding party. We will never forget the memories made. We will definitely be returning to their little slice of heaven on earth!!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: April, Your wedding was one of the best we have had here and certainly unique! We loved being a part of it and helping out. We look forward to your return!
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5

Memorable Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

If you enjoy seclusion and the calm and peace of nature, Bear Ridge Lodge is the place to be! The private lake provides water activities like canoeing, swimming and fishing. The house is surrounded by woods with trails for exploring. The deck is perfect for relaxing and taking in the scenery of the lake and Amicalola Falls. In the mornings we watched the sun rise over the mountains. The hot tub was great for relaxing at the end of the day and socializing with family. I love the huge kitchen. There was enough room for 8 adults to move around when preparing meals. Our two 2 year old grandchildren loved feeding the fish, ducks, and chickens. We had two great hosts who met ALL our needs and made things fun! This will forever be a treasured family vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cynthia, Thank you for that great review! We too enjoyed meeting you and your family. We hope you are planning the return. Stay in touch!
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5

Everything you need -

  • 5 of 5

Held a family reunion at Bear Ridge Lodge, perfect getaway for families with kids and couples alike. Randy and Becky were very helpful, friendly, and can assist as much (or as little) as needed to make everyone feel comfortable. Perfect distance from ATL airport, beautiful views, lots of fish in the pond, and a huge kitchen for family meals. You will not be disappointed - highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Trevor, Thank you for those kind words. I really enjoyed your stay here and meeting your family. What a great group! Hope you plan on coming back soon!
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Perfect for our family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

It was awesome! The house is well maintained and beautiful. We easily slept 11 adults and 9 children (our children and grandchildren). Randy & Becky were wonderful hosts, with great advice for local outings and places to get food. The lake was great for swimming and canoeing.The kids loved going on the treasure hunt, hiking in the woods and feeding the ducks and fish. There were a few toys for the kids and a pool table and TV for the adults in the house, and all enjoyed the jacuzzi on the balcony. We have season passes to Six Flags, but all of us opted to stay at Bear Ridge instead of going into Atlanta. The grandkids cried when they left and the conversation among them was "If you could live here or the Eifel tower where would you live? Bear Ridge!" And don't let the name scare you--we didn't see any bears. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Virginia, What a wonderful review. We certainly enjoyed your family's stay! We are looking forward to your return real soon!
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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 152, 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.

Availability

Rental rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $400 + 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. 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)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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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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