USA Georgia North Georgia Epworth Listing #33987

A River Runs By It - Epworth, GA

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36 reviews
Max. occupancy: 6 2 King Bed, 2 Twin Bed 2 bedrooms  plus loft 2 bathrooms No pets 
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Secluded creekfront cabin w/ firepit, private hot tub

Take it easy in the hot tub or around the firepit. This cabin has the amenities to keep things simple and the remote location to feel apart from it all. Guests will love sitting on the patio and planning out the day's adventures or trekking down to Fightington Creek.

What's nearby:
Blue Ridge Mountain Trail Rides provides fun horseback riding adventures just six-and-a-half miles away. Bear Claw Vineyards & Winery is just a little over seven miles from the cabin. Mercier Orchards provides year-round fun (including cider flights!) just over seven miles from the cabin.

Things to know:
Free WiFi and cable
Full kitchen
Guests should not tow large items (RVs, trailers, boats, etc.) due to backcountry roads that are not always passable.
*Steps to the water are very steep and may be slippery. Please use the handrails located on each side of the path.

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

AMENITIES

Features

Iron

Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Fireplace

Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Location

Riverfront

Water view

Waterfront

Media

Internet

TV

Cable

DVD player

Wireless router

Stereo

VCR

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Outdoor

Gas grill : Private

Patio

Deck

Firepit

Theme

Snowbird-friendly

36 reviews

April B. Nov 2021
The cabin, felt at home had everything we needed
Katie M. Sep 2021
Pros: the river is beautiful and we loved having access to it. The cabin was fine and we enjoyed the hot tub. GPS took us the wrong way, but the directions supplied in the welcome email helped us find the home. The house is clean enough with very limited kitchen stock.

Cons: we were given the wrong door code. Service is limited, so it took about 2 hours to reach someone to revive an alternate code. The owners are not available for support, so you have to try to reach Vacasa, which is surprisingly difficult. The road to the cabin is partially washed out. There are deep trenches. We were in a four-wheel drive jeep or we wouldn’t have made it. The trip to the river seems to be accessible by stairs by the pictures but it is not. It is quite a trek and partially through woods down a steep hill. My kids went down once but were too scared to try again. It’s beautiful once you reach it! Overall, the lack of communication was a big problem. My messages “to the owners” in the app weren’t returned until midnight. Had I not been able to text a support line, I don’t know how long we’d have been locked out.
Manager response:
Hi Katie, Thank you for your review. We're sorry for the unexpected delay in getting you checked in and for the miscommunication. We hope that after the proper code had been issued that the remainder of your trip unfolded with ease. We're sorry to hear that you were having difficulties reaching our team. We now have many new team members to ensure we can continue to deliver exemplary customer service through these incredibly busy times. And yes, texting is a great way to communicate with us. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We'll pass the information about the road to our local manager to review and update the listing as necessary. We hope you'll give us a chance to impress you in the future!
Cathy E. Aug 2021
A rustic and peaceful environment!
Holly M. Jul 2021
My family loved everything about this cabin.
Tina R. Jun 2021
Beautiful home! The porch is perfect to sit and enjoy the woods and listen to the river below.
Tuesday B. Jun 2021
It was a great cabin to stay in with children. It was fully stocked with everything we needed. The road getting to the cabin is rough. Several small cars got stuck in the area. I would make sure you come in a vehicle with 4 wheel drive.
Manager response:
Hi, Tuesday! We are surprised to hear about your experience on the road as 4WD has never been necessary before. We apologize if this was a frustration and do hope you will still consider returning. Thank you for staying with us!
Anna M. Apr 2021
Perfect little house tucked away with a wonderful view of woods looking down on the river. Nice to sit on porch or by the fire pit and listen to the river.
Katherine E. Jan 2021
Overall great experience,
Cathy E. Nov 2020
A secluded, tranquil, restful place.
Dustin W. Oct 2020
Everything was wonderful! There were a few minor issues like the plastic drinking picture from the kitchen was leaking and the fireplace pilot light was out and we couldn’t get it to turn on. There are about 97 steps to the river after you walk the trail of about 35 steps to the wooden steps. Very steep trail. Parking was tight for two vehicles. The beds need improving, but Other than these minor issues our stay was fantastic and we’d love to go back!!
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Dustin. We understand that sleeping preferences vary widely and we are sorry to hear that the bed was not well-suited to your sleep preference. We will certainly keep your comments in mind when planning updates for the home. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our home and hope to have another chance to impress you in the future.
Beth C. Oct 2020
Very clean. Nice. Beds comfortable. Roads to get there was a little rough. Long and steep climb to creek. The upstairs TV did not work. Fireplace was nice. Overall I would stay here again.
Joshua B. Oct 2020
Great place for the money. Location is perfect for a quiet weekend.
RAELYN H. Sep 2020
Quiet home clean and comfortable!! All the comforts of home and beautiful views
Luke S. Aug 2020
Great setting. Loved the verticality of it all, having the nice view down the slope to the river. Open kitchen plan is great and very functional. The shower is big enough for 6 people at once. seriously, it's ridiculous how big the master bathroom is. The fire pit area is nice and the seating area just above the roaring creek is amazing. The creek itself moves quickly and if you are an expert fisher, you will probably really enjoy it. The big caveat...lots of steps to get down and up to and from the creek to cabin. Please keep that in mind when booking. Otherwise, the master bed is super comfy and the layout is as described. The Hot Tub is very good and gets plenty hot and still has good jet flow. We will definitely go back if given the chance. Recommend you appreciate the peace and quiet this getaway offers.
Deborah V. Aug 2020
Always shaded, loved the private hot tub with lots of activities in the area. During COVID we rented a pontoon and golfed safely. We used the bed room in the loft and the bed was very comfortable. The whole cabin was great. Vacasa was very available when we needed them. Such a great get away!!
Sandra M. Aug 2020
We loved being on the river. The house is cute, and it was perfect for our family. It was also fairly close to both Blue Ridge and Mccaysville.
Liz C. Jun 2020
The cabin and lay-out was nice and secluded. The cleanliness was very poor and many things were broken. Very little had been cleaned so the web page was a lie about their high level of cleaning done. Very disgusted. But we did receive a cleaning refund thankfully.
Manager response:
Liz, thank you for your feedback. We are so sorry to hear about the lack of cleanliness you encountered upon arrival. Our team of housekeepers takes pride in their cleanliness standards, as it is a top priority service we provide for every guest prior to check-in. We are so sorry that these standards were not met during your time with us. We have informed our housekeeping staff of this issue so they are aware of your comments. Thank you for allowing us to refund your cleaning fee. We hope to have the opportunity to impress you in the future!
Cheston M. May 2020
The cabin was awesome. We loved the creek and the fire pit.
Carol G. May 2020
We enjoyed our stay. The cabin was very clean. Loved sitting on the deck listening to the river. The new hot tub was great! Looking forward to a return visit.
Karen H. Mar 2020
Loved the hot tub, fire pit, and sound of the water.
. Jun 2019
Best best ever stayed no problems staff was great stayed a few times times with my kids and grandchildren my husband and I are planning our 25 wedding anniversary in one of the cabins ❤
Shelda J. Jun 2019
Best best ever stayed no problems staff was great stayed a few times times with my kids and grandchildren my husband and I are planning our 25 wedding anniversary in one of the cabins ❤
. May 2019
We had a great stay. we went straight to the cabin the cabin was clean (except the porch that needed some more attention)it was large enough for all 5 of us. The only real negative comment would be making it safer to go down to the river ( we were only able to go down once because we felt unsafe doing it another time )so if that is going to be an amenity on your site I think I would address that (but the sounds of the river while we ate out side was so relaxing) and more paper products (toilet paper-paper towels)for larger groups with longer stay would be nice also we would have liked a broom my mom's a clean fanatic and needed to sweep the kitchen but I would definitely recommend to book with you. Thanks for opening your cabin up to us we needed a break from everyday stress and a river runs by it cabin was the perfect place
PAULETTE M. May 2019
We had a great stay. we went straight to the cabin the cabin was clean (except the porch that needed some more attention)it was large enough for all 5 of us. The only real negative comment would be making it safer to go down to the river ( we were only able to go down once because we felt unsafe doing it another time )so if that is going to be an amenity on your site I think I would address that (but the sounds of the river while we ate out side was so relaxing) and more paper products (toilet paper-paper towels)for larger groups with longer stay would be nice also we would have liked a broom my mom's a clean fanatic and needed to sweep the kitchen but I would definitely recommend to book with you. Thanks for opening your cabin up to us we needed a break from everyday stress and a river runs by it cabin was the perfect place
. Nov 2018
Our experience was awesome. We enjoyed the cabin. It was clean, beautiful, and secluded. Our kids enjoyed the river at the bottom of the hill. We have been coming to blue ridge for the past 4 yrs. This was one of the best cabins. We will definitely be back.
Anh B. Nov 2018
Our experience was awesome. We enjoyed the cabin. It was clean, beautiful, and secluded. Our kids enjoyed the river at the bottom of the hill. We have been coming to blue ridge for the past 4 yrs. This was one of the best cabins. We will definitely be back.
. Sep 2018
A River Runs by It was a wonderful cabin. Rustic and clean. The only drawback of this cabin was that the trek down to the creek was a bit treacherous. However, we managed it and had a wonderful time. I had to call the office when we first got there because we had paid for early check-in and our lock code had not yet been activated, but the representative was super nice and had me inside my cabin within moments. Great customer service and we will be booking with Mountain Laurel Cabin Rentals again!
Tara H. Sep 2018
A River Runs by It was a wonderful cabin. Rustic and clean. The only drawback of this cabin was that the trek down to the creek was a bit treacherous. However, we managed it and had a wonderful time. I had to call the office when we first got there because we had paid for early check-in and our lock code had not yet been activated, but the representative was super nice and had me inside my cabin within moments. Great customer service and we will be booking with Mountain Laurel Cabin Rentals again!
. Aug 2018
Fantastic experience earlier this year, my 2 friends, girlfriend, and I stayed at the cabin "A River Runs By It." WHAT AN EXPERIENCE! I'm reliving it now! Anyways, the directions were a bit confusing and the hot tub was way too chlorinated and gave us all rashes but aside from it the cabin, the atmosphere, the weather, and the area was to die for. We will be visiting again soon.
Foster M. Aug 2018
Fantastic experience earlier this year, my 2 friends, girlfriend, and I stayed at the cabin "A River Runs By It." WHAT AN EXPERIENCE! I'm reliving it now! Anyways, the directions were a bit confusing and the hot tub was way too chlorinated and gave us all rashes but aside from it the cabin, the atmosphere, the weather, and the area was to die for. We will be visiting again soon.
. Jul 2018
A River Runs By It is a perfect cabin. The pictures do not give the cabin justice. The amenities are high quality with a temperpedic mattress on the bed in the upstairs bedroom. It has easy access from the road but perfectly secluded from the neighbors. The stairs leading down to the sitting area by the stream are perfect!! We will definitely use your company again for our travels.
. Jul 2018
Beautiful cabin we had a great time. The deck over the creek is perfect, however its a long walk and many steps to get there but well worth it. The cabin is equipped with all you need, fire pit is a great bonus. Love the upstairs shower. We will definitely stay there again and highly recommend it.
. Jul 2018
The cabin and the property were fantastic - the only issue which wasn't critical - there is nowhere to hang up clothes. Need something either on the back of the doors or on the outside fronts of the closets.
. May 2018
This is a great place overall. Love the shower and the river and the general feel of the place. However the hot tub is a bit lacking. As well as being small it is plugged into a 120v outlet so the water never gets more than lukewarm and the thermometer seems to be inaccurate. The heating and jets can not operate simultaneously. Recommend a bigger hot tub with 230v or gas to make this place perfect.
. Apr 2018
Stayed in A River Runs By It with a couple of friends to celebrate my husband's birthday. The cabin was great and pretty adequately stocked. I would however suggest putting playing cards in every cabin and, leaving more than one role of paper towels. Also, an extra dishrag and dish towel would have been great. Overall our stay was amazing and we had a great time. However, if you're an older person or someone who minds a lot of stairs, do not rent this cabin. It's lovely for younger people who don't mind the climb, but it seriously a lot of stairs. You can't tell how many from the pictures. But it was enough that even us 30 year olds didn't want to make the trip down to the river and back up too many times in a day, it would seriously wear you out. When we arrived home, Monday my legs hurt like I ran a triathlon just from the stairs to the river and back. Once you get down to the river, it's quite worth it. Lovely deck sitting right on the beautiful river, nice and peaceful. I recommend Mountain Laurel to others and the cabin itself to people who don't mind the climb, as it really was a nice cabin.