Retreat to the privacy of this Talking Rock escape, a five-bedroom, dog-friendly lodge with a private, eco-friendly hot tub, an expansive deck and screened porch that look out into the forest, and access to a shared swimming pool and tennis courts.
This three-level home is beautifully secluded in lush woodlands with no other homes in sight, offering a tranquil getaway for families who love the great outdoors. You'll be less than a mile from a community pool and tennis courts, one mile from the special events facility at the Trout Lodge (which is available to rent for weddings and parties), and nine miles south of the Carters Lake Marina.
Enter on the second floor to find a well-appointed living space, where natural wood accents and large windows help bring the outdoors in. Catch up with your loved ones over a game of cards in the living room, use the free WiFi to share photos with the group, and find the perfect temperature in every season with the central air conditioning and gas-powered fireplace.
Spend the sunny days of summer and the colorful days of autumn outside on the wrap-around deck, where you can watch squirrels jump from tree to tree and light the gas grill for family barbecues. Prepare appetizers and side dishes in the full kitchen, which offers stainless steel appliances and beautiful wood cabinetry.
Sit down to eat at the country-style dining table, or bring dinner outside to the screened-in patio table on the deck. Let your dogs join you outside as you enjoy the golden hours, pass around coffee and dessert, and spend a restful evening in the hot tub (please note that a two-dog limit and a small nightly pet fee apply).
Back inside, the adults can take over the recliners in the living room for a night of cable shows and movies on the flatscreen TV with DVD player. The kids can pile downstairs in the den, which features a plush sectional sofa, a wall-mounted flatscreen with an additional DVD player, and an adjacent kitchenette/wet bar for storing midnight snacks.
With five bedrooms and four full bathrooms, Bear and Bird will accommodate 10 guests. The master suite sits up on the top floor, offering a king-size bed, a private bathroom with a soaking tub and a walk-in shower, a flatscreen TV, and a screened-in balcony. On the main floor, you'll find two bedrooms with a queen-size bed apiece and two full bathrooms.
Head downstairs to discover a fourth bedroom with a pair of twin beds, a fifth bedroom with a futon, and a full bathroom. Additional amenities include a private washer/dryer to take care of all your laundry needs.
Whether you're seeking outdoor adventure, quality time with your loved ones, or a bit of rest and relaxation, you'll find it all in Talking Rock. Spend your days swimming in the pool, practicing your backhand on the tennis courts, or renting out the Trout Lodge for a reunion on the banks of the Coosawattee River.
Take a short drive nine miles north to Carters Lake Marina, where you can rent 24-foot pontoons or 30-foot tritoons for up to 16 people. Time your visit for October to attend the annual George Apple Festival in the town of Ellijay 25 miles north, or head 38 miles east to spend the day hiking in gorgeous Amicalola Falls State Park.
Your unforgettable trip to North Georgia can begin today - book your stay at this Talking Rock lodge!
* Please note, the eco-friendly hot tub relies on radiant heat and might require a longer heating up time.