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Laurel Creek Cabin - Helen, GA

33 reviews
Max occupancy: 4 2 Queen Bed 2 bedrooms  plus loft 1 bathroom 3 dog max 
233 Horton Creek Rd., Helen, GA 30545

Dog-friendly, creekside cabin with private hot tub, Jacuzzi, & wooded view

Perfect for that quiet escape from the rat race, this adorable, creekside cabin features a front porch, back patio, private hot tub, a small firepit, and a jetted tub. You can even bring your dog.

This two-bedroom home sits in a secluded corner of the woods and is just a couple miles from Unicoi State Park and Unicoi Lake where you can fish, swim, picnic, or race through the treetops on a zipline. For a little taste of civilization, take a short four mile trip over to the Bavarian alpine-themed town of Helen for a little shopping, dining, and people watching.

This rental is warm and welcoming with homespun accents and a family-friendly atmosphere in every room.

Step across the covered front porch and into the front living room with plush sofa, rocker, ottoman, and a warming, seasonal gas fireplace.

Close by, there's a small table and chairs for two and a breakfast bar with a couple additional stools where you can socialize, enjoy coffee, or dig into a home-cooked meal prepared in the adjacent full kitchen.

The kitchen is packed with a variety of essential accessories, utensils, cookware, and appliances including a refrigerator, stove, microwave, coffeemaker, and even a dishwasher to help you keep those dirty dishes to a minimum.

Pass through the sliding glass door and out onto your back deck. You'll find a gas grill and table and chairs or step down the back steps into your grassy yard and enjoy a romantic meal or a glass of wine from one of the local wineries at your creekside bistro table.

The bedroom is located on the first floor and has a queen bed and a full bathroom with shower and luxurious Jacuzzi tub. Upstairs in the loft, there is a second queen-sized bed, perfect for the kids or another couple. With one bedroom, a loft, and one bathroom, this home sleeps up to four guests comfortably.

For home entertainment options, WiFi is provided and there are two flatscreen TVs in the home including one with a DVD player. Or step out back and relax to the sound of the babbling brook from your private hot tub. The covered front porch offers a swing where you can dive into the pages of a book even if the rain is falling. Note that your well-behaved dog is welcome to join your during your stay for a nominal daily fee.

If the surrounding mountains and forests are calling your name, you'll find several hiking and biking trails close by, many of which will lead you to spectacular views and rushing waterfalls like Anna Ruby (five miles north) and Raven Cliff (eight miles west). Race along the Chattahoochee River in a tube or aboard a raft! Or check out the quaint town of Helen from inside a horse-drawn carriage. It doesn't get more romantic than that!

If you're looking for somewhere quiet to get away from it all, book this charming cabin in the woods today and tell your significant other to start packing those bags!

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AMENITIES

Features

Gas fireplace

Central AC

Jetted tub

Kitchen

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Media

Internet

Cable

DVD player

TV

Outdoor

Hot tub : Private

Gas grill : Private

Deck

Scenic

Waterfront

33 reviews

Stacy H. Dec 2018
We loved it was so close to Helen and that it snowed while we were there.
Jean F. Oct 2018
This cozy cabin was great! Small, but had everything you needed to make your stay comfortable. The hot tub was great and the kitchen had everything you needed. It was very secluded and quiet, but yet just minutes from the center of Helen. Looking forward to going back!
MarQuita J. Aug 2018
It was a really nice place. Will stay again!
Jude T. Jul 2018
Very secluded, but with all the comforts. Stream in the back yard was good for the soul. Will definitely return.
JB h. Jul 2018
The location is perfect
Nicholas R. Jul 2018
Cute little cabin perfect for my husband and child!!! Hot tub was super nice and being able to hear the creek was great!!! Very short drive to Helen. Cabin was very private!
Amanda R. Jun 2018
We loved it and will be returning
Keely H. Jun 2018
Nice cabin and hearing the creek flowing behind it was so relaxing! My son didn't want to leave!
Sandra A. Jun 2018
Perfect spot for a private getaway!
April M. May 2018
Privacy
Caron A. May 2018
This cabin was great! A tucked away gem! Will definitely return for vacation!
Leo B. Apr 2018
The cabin is cute in a nice little location next to a creek. It's very quiet and calm there, yet only 5 minutes to Helen.

Lets just say this house needs some TLC. Obviously some money was spent recently to replace the back deck cover but stuff inside the house needed work. Pretty much all the blinds in the home were damaged. Since these were $5 blinds, $20 a few times a year would go a long way. The bottom posts on the 4 poster bed were missing, but one was laying behind the bed side table. There was a hole in the floor in front of the stove. You should put non marring feet on things like the chairs and couch etc since these things obviously have been moved around and are scratching up the floors. There was no drain plug for the bathroom tub, but a piece of rubber on the tub side that maybe was meant for that. You should cut some of the brush back so you can turn around at the end of the drive. There is a satellite dish in the yard, but only basic cable provided. The light was out in the fan in the bathroom. The light over the dining area is unsafe, the fixture separated and is hanging by the wires. The dining area seat cushion tie straps were torn so the cushions were loose. The ice maker didn't produce any ice the entire time we were there. The seats on the deck were so worn out that if we sat on them, they might self destruct.

I paid for cleaning, but other than the sheets and towels, it was hard to find anything else cleaned. The blinds in the house were filthy. One foot above the lamp in the living room that they left on for us had a huge spider web with another one a few feet higher up on the ceiling. I was welcomed to a dust and hair clump half the size of a baseball sitting on the fireplace hearth. The hot tub was unusable due to brown and white globules floating in the water which was totally gross. None of the kitchen appliances were clean enough to use. There was some kind of white stuff on the end of the kitchen sink's spigot with more stuff on the fixture itself. There was ice in the freezer from the previous renters and the ice that was in the ice maker box had some kind of black stuff on the ice. The counter around the stove looked like the stove top had been moved or replaced and this nasty line of old grease remained. There was hair in the tub in the bathroom and hair and some kind of red sticky goo on the bathroom counter. We basically had to assume nothing was clean so we didn't even cook or use any kitchen utensils to cook or eat. The glass table next to the bed was filthy and looked like it hadn't been cleaned in a long time. The furniture was dusty pretty much everywhere. Next to the shower on the wall near the door there as some kind of reddish brown liquid remains that looked like it had run down the wall.
Manager response:
We are sorry to see there were some disappointments with this reservation and wish this guest had contacted us so we could assist them during their stay, especially with the sub-par clean that should not have happened. The damaged blinds have been replaced, the piece of rubber this guest mentioned is a round, flat plug for the tub, and the owner switched from satellite to cable once it became available in the area. Thank you!
Pam G. Jan 2018
This is a nice little property to stay at in Helen and it is really close to everything. It is VERY secluded and relaxing but you must take note of the description of the driveway/path to get to the cabin as it is not the easiest to maneuver. We had to rent this place at the last minute to attend my sister-in-law's surprise 50th birthday party and were really pleased with the cleanliness of it. We have already recommended it to some friends of ours who love their privacy and we will definitely stay here again ourselves.
Donya H. Jan 2018
Great cabin! The fireplace and hot tub were amazing!
Shala V. Jan 2018
We enjoyed the setting of this vacation home. It was very peaceful and quiet. Just be aware you have to take the trash off the property when you leave. It is a little inconvenient, especially with driving a car and having luggage and trash in your trunk. You will enjoy the comfortable, relaxing setting!
Tommy W. Jan 2018
It was an amazing stay and loved everything around us.
Pramod E. Nov 2017
It was very nice experience in this cabin which is closer to the downtown and all other visiting places. Peaceful location is an added advantage. I enjoyed the stay and would love to comeback!
Eydie N. Oct 2017
Nice cabin, very secluded. It was a little hard to find and very dark getting to it.
Brittany B. Sep 2017
This is actually were my husband proposed to me november of 2015. We just got married in june and got to stay again after getting married. I love the property. It's a beautiful area and the cabin itself is perfect. Perfect sized, perfect setup, love it. Since we were there the first time, they covered the back deck where the hot tub is so that was a great surprise. Can't put into words how much i love it. Thank you!!!!
Chris P. Jul 2017
Thanks we enjoyed our stay
Rebecca E. Jul 2017
Our little family of four greatly enjoyed our stay! We plan to go back again!
Billy S. Jul 2017
Bed is very high in bedroom. There are step stools, but they slid. The mattress itself was awesome once you climbed to it.
Hot tub didn't look clean.
Huge leak when it rained on back porch.
Refrigerator didn't cool well. Freezer would freeze ice trays, but didn't keep our frozen biscuits frozen ( which was weird actually).
The lawn was unkempt. Lots of overgrowth.
I apologize for my review, but would not stay here again.
Oh, there are bushes protruding into driveway, which you have to try avoiding or you will scratch your vehicle.
Last ­čśĆ; you have to carry your trash to the office- which is about 5 miles away, and was out of our way to do.
Manager response:
We appreciate having this review to respond to and are sorry to see it is not more positive. The hot tub was cleaned just prior to guest arrival. The roof on the deck is new, and now that we know about the leak we will get it taken care of right away. The lawn is trimmed regularly, but with all the rain it has been growing very quickly. We have checked the refrigerator and have not found a problem. Thank you!
Jeffrey B. Jul 2017
Enjoyed our time at the home. Clean and well-equipped. The beds are comfortable. Conveniently located near town but far enough away to get your privacy. Hot tub outside was clean and well-maintained. also need to know that they had added a cover over the back porch which is not shown in the pictures which made it very nice to sit out even if it rained. I wouldn't recommend for a family of older kids has the room upstairs has no privacy. Perfect for a couple and some small kids would not also recommend for multiple couples as the upstairs bedroom also has no privacy.
On a side note we brought our two dogs with us and there was a tick problem in the yard apparently they are bad this year in 2017. Once we realize not to take the dogs out into the grass we didn't have much of a problem we kept them on the driveway and gravel areas. But overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Laurel Creek cabin and highly recommended to anybody else who wants to stay there. Really we have no major complaints here. One other thing I would recommend is to place a dumpster closer to the cabin or arrange for the cabin to use a dumpster that is closer to it the drive to the dumpster that is provided for us to use is 5 miles away on top of a mountain.
Robert T. May 2017
This is a comfortable, lovely, secluded little home, away from Helen, but close enough to pop into town when needed. The back patio is lovely, and the brook behind (Horton Creek) makes this a perfect spot to just sit and listen to the birds and the babbling brook and read a book. I even found a spot next to the brook to hang a hammock. So that's the good part. The bad is that it wasn't at all clean, so we had to do it ourselves to make things liveable. We ended up cleaning the range top ourselves, as the top and drip pans were filthy. No ice maker, so I'd recommend buying a bag of ice, and fridge wasn't all that cold. Sofa had trash in it, and don't look underneath it! Patio furniture was filthy and chairs are rotting out, so sit carefully. No place to hang towels or anything else in the bathroom, other than draping over a door or on the tub. We never figured out how to get a channel on the TV other than FX. No big. And unless you like living on the edge, DO NOT plan to use the grill. The grill is a rusted out fire-trap. Propane tank valve is frozen open, so no way to shut it off in case of emergency. Cooking grate is rusted out, as is the heat-dispersion shield. The inside was coated with grease and gunk, as we discovered when the whole thing caught fire after we got it going. Bottom line, this grill is a fire hazard that needs to be replaced.

All the problems above are easily fixable. My hope is someone pays attention to this and other reviews, and makes this a totally great place to stay.
Manager response:
The home has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected. The propane tanks are full and not stuck open on the grill, and the grate has been replaced. Thank you!
Stephanie G. Mar 2017
The cabin was nice and very clean. The view of the backyard was incredible! You can sit in the hot tub and listen to the creek and completely relax. The beds were very comfy and both the kitchen and bathroom were well stocked with supplies. The only complaint I had was having to drive with my trash for 10 miles as that is where the closest provided dump site was located. Other than that, I had no issues and enjoyed my stay.
Sherie P. Mar 2017
We enjoyed our stay very much!
Christopher D. Mar 2017
Area was peacful to visit. Would be nice if more Bath towels were provided on propert or a way to wash and dry your own cloths/towels. Towels were hard to dry in cold weather especially after showering or using hot tub. Some extra would be great. I even drove out to BlueRidge Cabins main office twice and no one was their. The cabin air filter and air ducts were very dusty and clogged with dog hair and dirt. Discovered when entire family was sneezing and caughing during our stay.
Meggie T. Nov 2016
Loved the hot tub! Very comfortable and high quality! The bed was comfortable that we slept in. Cable TV, comfy couch, creek out back, loved it!
Bernadette G. Nov 2016
Convenient,immaculate,quiet!!! Couldn't ask for more...very relaxing!!!!
Sherry M. Nov 2016
Accomodations wee exactly as pictured... secluded but just a 19 min drive to Helen or Ana Ruby Falls. We used the grill, hot tub and spent lots of time on the deck enjoying the view. Would have loved chipped wood for outdoor fire pit but overall fabulous!!!