USA Georgia North Georgia Sautee Nacoochee Listing #6598

Bears Cove - Sautee Nacoochee, GA

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38 reviews
Max. occupancy: 11 1 King Bed, 5 Twin Bed, 2 Futon, 2 Sofa Bed 3 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms 3 dog max  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Spacious & dog-friendly, private hot tub, pool table, mini bar & large backyard

You'll believe in love at first sight when you see this beautiful Georgia cabin! With plenty of space and a dog-friendly attitude, this retreat is ideal for a large group or family gathering in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Known for its Bavarian inspiration, including German cuisine, neighboring Helen is a quaint Southern town that offers up a unique experience. Small in size but large in appeal, this community is great for vacationers looking to escape to nature and the beauty of the Georgia mountains.

The cabin's beautiful woodwork will be evident as soon as you enter the home. Downstairs, you'll find a family room with a pool table, TV, seasonal wood-burning fireplace, futon seating space, and a built-in mini-bar with a refrigerator and wine cooler. Upstairs is the living room, which features another fireplace and TV and a comfy sofa.

This home's gorgeous kitchen will be a hit with chefs and non-chefs alike! With beautiful oak cabinetry, plenty of counter space, and an open feel, this space will make it simple to prepare delicious family meals. There's also a dishwasher, so while you and your loved ones are enjoying a nice meal inside or outside on the deck, the dishwasher can get a head start on cleanup.

With three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms, this home can accommodate up to 11 guests - and up to three of your dog family members of course (for a small nightly fee). The first-floor master bedroom includes a king-size bed, along with a flat-screen TV. The two bedrooms upstairs offer two twin beds in one room and three twin beds in the other. Two downstairs futons offer additional sleeping space.

For added convenience, this home offers WiFi and a washer and dryer and even a hot tub! The covered front porch and lower back deck are great entertaining spaces. Plus, the upper-level back deck includes a gas grill and seating for six. Enjoy the firepit and the large backyard, perhaps playing a game of fetch with your canine pals.

Sautee Nacoochee and Helen are a nature lover's paradise. From tubing on the Chattahoochee River to hiking in Unicoi State Park, this town is a slice of outdoor heaven! If you're more in the mood for an urban escape, you can always make a day trip to Atlanta, fewer than 90 miles away.

This lovely home is waiting for you - don't procrastinate another second. Book now for a truly memorable getaway! A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

Parking Notes: Motorcycles and trailers are not allowed at this property. Driveway is paved, but steep. A gravel road leads to the driveway.

Guest Entry Instructions: This rental utilizes an E-lock, a digital lock that requires an unique code to enter. This code is reset after each guest's stay.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.


Common areas

Game room


Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Wood-burning fireplace

Kitchen & dining









DVD player

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Pool table : Private


Gas grill : Private








38 reviews

Bobby S. Apr 2021
Loved the view, but the cabin needs work. The roof leaked in many places. The pool table didn't have the balls.needed and was extremely warped.
Manager response:
Hello! We are sorry for the opportunities you experienced. Please know, we are actively fixing the roof! Also, a brand new set of pool balls has been delivered to the home and the pool table has also been inspected and re-enforced. We hope to host you again.
Robert H. Apr 2021
We had a wonderful weekend at Bears Cove. The Cabin is very convenient and close to all of the local attractions. We were disappointed that the pool table wasn't level, it would of been fun to enjoy that. The driveway is steep but easy to navigate. It was a great weekend and a great place to celebrate our daughters birthday!!!!!
Adriana R. Feb 2021
The house is perfect, it was great to arrive and find out that the house was equipped with everything for the kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms. The only thing I will recommend is for the company to have the chairs in the dinning room adjusted. There are a few chairs that the legs are not tight enough and they are giggling. Other than that, everything was great in this house. Also, I will recommend this house for someone that has an SUV or sedan that os equipped with traction to go up in the entrance. The entrance to the house is inclined, I have a Subaru sedan, but it has the capacity to go in inclined areas. I don't think a regular sedan can... just my tought. Other than that, we had a great time relaxing in the house. The bathtub was great for the cold weather that we had this week. Thank you!
Richie W. Nov 2020
Was very clean, roomy,very close to a traction, way to get to.
Jodi J. Nov 2020
This home was perfect other than the driveway. I would rent it all day long when there is no rain or snow. Everything was beyond perfect for a temporary vacation home. We enjoyed listening to the creek flow while sitting outside. We enjoyed the fires at night in the fire pit. The kitchen was well equipped and yes I was worried about that. The home was very clean, hats off to the cleaning crew that cleaned it before our check in. The kids enjoyed the ping pong table that sits on top of the pool table most of all. We will definitely rebook in the summer dry months as this cabin has plenty of room for big families.
James K. Oct 2020
Overall, clean, neat, and in great shape! Thoroughly enjoyed our few days there. Possible upgrades would include the furniture in the living room, and the oven (smoke rolled from the oven for about an hour before clearing), but other than that, it was exactly as advertised. The driveway is, indeed, TERRIBLY steep. In the wet weather, we had difficulty getting up the hill. Above all, it was a great place where lifetime family memories were made!
Dorothy A. Oct 2020
Love the layout of the home. Hg ad a few things that were not right. Was well worth the cost and I would return review.
Donald W. Sep 2020
Loved the solitude and location to Unicoi, Dal, Helen
Robin W. Sep 2020
This cabin is perfectly located to all the attractions, not too high up on the mountain, so access was easy! Privacy!!!! Clean, well stocked!! Great amenities! Perfect for our family get away with kids and animals!!!
Sallie W. Aug 2020
I do not recommend this house . Unless you like steep steep driveway. You want to be away from everything. And you like scorpions . It would be great if it were more taken care of . We made the best of it .
Manager response:
Hi Sallie, thank you for staying with us! We are so sorry the home did not meet your expectations upon arrival. The listing does recommend 4WD/traction may be required in winter for the steep driveway. We apologize you encountered some unwelcome, crawly guests during your visit; these critters are native to the area and may be present around the home during your visit. Should you have any concerns about pests while in the home, our local staff is more than happy to assist. Thank you for sharing your feedback, we hope to have the chance to host you again!
Gerardo C. Jul 2020
Great house with plenty space! Really close to Helen, GA!
Steve S. Jul 2020
The pool table might need adjusting but other than that everything was good.
Manager response:
Hello Steve, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We have sent this feedback to our local management to look into. We look forward to hosting you again in the future!
Alice C. May 2020
Oh my goodness I love it when a rental is properly cleaned! It was spotless. We really enjoyed our stay. Some wine glasses would have been nice but other than that it was perfect.
Anthony V. Sep 2019
We spent three nights at Bears Cove during Labor Day Weekend 2019. We had 11 people and had plenty of space and amenities for everyone! Our guests ranged in age from 12 to 75 and everyone had a great time. Helen, GA is only a few miles away and has plenty of activities for all age groups. The cabin itself is beautiful and the check-in/check-out process was so easy. Everything (hot tub, pool table, fire pit, back deck, etc.) got used during the weekend. The driveway is a little challenging (steep) but we made it back and forth numerous times with a Kia Sorrento and Kia Rio with no problems. Everyone commented on how cool the cabin was decorated -- it really felt like a mountain "get-away!"
Nicholas B. May 2019
The home is beautiful upon initial view, but once you really look, there were roaches in the kitchen, and spiders everywhere. The driveway was ridiculous, I could not imagine how someone would be able to drive up it in the rain or snow. The sofa was broken, and the futons that appear in the pictures were not in the home. The back porch railing was broken, and it was very dangerous for my children. We did enjoy our stay, the beds and bedding was very comfortable, and the size was great for our large group, but the house has been run down, and it seems no one is keeping up with it.
Manager response:
We are sad to hear your stay wasn't up to Vacasa standards. We have sent in a new pest control company that has addressed the issues with the bugs and spiders in the home. While the driveway is steep, we do have this information on our site so guests are aware before checking in. The futon and other items in the home were broken by the previous guest that stayed in there; however, we did contact you regarding this prior to your stay and are sorry to see it was so disappointing for you. The furniture since then has all been replaced which is why some of the pictures were not accurate in depicting the current furniture in the home. New pictures will soon be available. The back patio has been repaired, and we do wish you had called about it right away as it was a very fast fix. We do hope to see you again!
Toby B. Apr 2019
The house was clean and spacious; our group of 11 had plenty of room! Also, the area was quiet and relaxing. It would be nice if the furniture (couch and chairs) were upgraded and more seating added. As other reviews have mentioned, the driveway is steep; but we were able to manage just fine. Overall, we would definitely book this house again.
dustin M. Aug 2018
Everything was great.
Jaroslaw P. Aug 2018
We had a great time staying at Bear's Cove. The steep driveway was just the beginning of a great time. The jacuzzi and pool table kept everyone entertained even when it rained.
Natalie B. Jun 2018
Loved that two of the bedrooms had private baths. Gave great privacy for the master bedroom and allowed our 14 yr old her own space.
Mandy C. Apr 2018
Really enjoyed our stay here. Only stayed for a short weekend but it was great.
Aaron P. Apr 2018
When they say the driveway is steep, they meant to type mounatinous. Once you're up the driveway, the stay is incredible. Terrific hot tub, quality appliances, and you're very close to Helen. Strongly recommend to anyone looking for a weekend getaway.
Henry B. Jan 2018
The cabin has an excellent location. Very close to Unicoi State Park and the town of Helen.

The motif of the cabin is very bear friendly and the decorations are just what you would want for a cabin in the woods. Two working fireplaces; one on main level and one downstairs.

Some issues for the owners consideration. Should get direct TV service with full ESPN package especially during any major sports season. TV in master bedroom would not connect to Direct TV and was therefore not of much use.

Some of great room furniture is showing its age and should be replaced. The sofa is not very comfortable and the great room only really has seating for 4 TV viewing, but with limited service with the Direct TV package there is not likely to be much TV watching.

Upgrading to gas logs for the fireplaces would be wonderful!

Nice pool table in the downstairs area but needs leveling and there was no chalk for sticks.

The house is large and could be great with a few modest improvements as suggested above.
Manager response:
We have leveled the pool table and appreciate having that brought to our attention. Thanks!
Daniel E. Dec 2017
Fireplace and Fire Pit, but need to be aware no firewood is available on site/ furnished. Driveway is hazardous with inclement weather-very steep incline. Otherwise, nice cabin.
Cynthia K. Nov 2017
My family and I really enjoyed our time here for our Thanksgiving holiday. The house was perfect for us and we made many wonderful memories.
TJ H. Oct 2017
We really enjoyed our stay! The cabin was in great condition, everything worked, and it was very close to downtown Helen.
Edith M. Sep 2017
Beautiful place!
Edith G. Aug 2017
This is a secluded spot surrounded by woods. Very roomy. Rustic. My family liked it fine, but if you are looking for sleek and up to date, this isn't your place. We enjoyed the pool table and the hot tub. A special treat was a young black bear wandering into the back yard!
Chris D. Aug 2017
We were very excited about out long weekend at Bears Cove however we were very disappointed. The cabin was very difficult to find. GPS is worthless in this area! The driveway was incredibly steep but since the weather was dry we didn't have a problem. If it was raining or icy I don't think we could have made it. Upon entering the house it appeared clean. We were surprised how deceiving the pictures were , this house is Cozy. There was just enough room to walk around the furniture in the living room. It's not an expansive cabin. Also the master is in the basement which was a disappointment. We found that lightbulbs in the living room, outside and on the basement stairs were burned out which made navigating the home treacherous. The response by phone was quick but we had to wait till morning for assistance. My husband changed the necessary lightbulbs himself. The TV in the basement was broken as was the fan in the living room. These items were not replaced or repaired during our stay. Not having the TV was disappointing because we had teenagers that were hoping to play PlayStation down there during our stay. The hot tub never really got hot. Also the kitchen had pots with no lids and worn out frying pans. We had to re wash everything before we used it because the has food on them. There were also lots of insects that I'm pretty sure were roaches. This cabin has potential but it needs some attention. It definitely wasn't worth the 1200 dollars we pair for four days. Watch out for the fees!
Manager response:
We are sorry to see there were some inconveniences and disappointments with this reservation. We do provide driving directions to the home with the check-in information as we are aware that GPS can be unreliable in this area. The hot tub is functioning perfectly, and the owner is currently deciding whether or not to replace the gaming TV. Thanks!
Lorena . May 2017
This home accomodated our family wonderfully. Made it a great family vacation/getaway. The location, ammenities were great. Will be coming back for sure for our next get together in the mountains.
Ayite Kevin K. May 2017
Good experience you have to visit the neighborhood...the tubing at Helen and also do some hiking places. It would be one of the most wonderful moments of your life. Wish I could spend more time there
Timothy R. Nov 2016
Great facility! Look forward to returning.
JENNIFER H. Oct 2016
Very clean and nice property; great view and good location
Becky L. Oct 2016
We really enjoyed our stay at Bears Cove. There were plenty of beds to accommodate our guests. Being able to hook up our devices to the stereos upstairs and downstairs was really nice, too. We will definitely be returning in the future.