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A Little Piece of Heaven. See why we have 190+, 5* Reviews in a row!

People20
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Space 7,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths (Sleeps 16+) 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! We have hosted more than 20 weddings here. Check out all the wedding pictures on our Face Book page.

Bear Ridge Lodge is happy to have Paige Sweany with Sole Photography on board to capture all those important moments happening during your stay.

More Details

Owner
Randy Harris
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
13 December, 2017

About Randy Harris

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 44 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!'

Randy Harris purchased this lodge in 2006

Why Randy Harris chose Dawsonville

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 180+, 5 star reviews Come see why!

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What makes this lodge unique

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!

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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Location

Nearest Airport
81 Miles
Hartsfiled/Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Amicacola Falls Lodge
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Big Canoe/Bent Tree/ Chestatee/Crystal Falls
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Atlanta, GA
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 52
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Amicacola Falls Lodge Buffet
Nearest Ski
127 Miles
Cherokee, North Carolina
Nearest Beach
400 Miles
Destin, FL
Car: necessary

Accommodations: Lodge, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths (Sleeps 16)

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Dawsonville in Georgia

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
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 ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4.5+
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 4 Single Bed , 2 twin trundles, sleeps 4
    Extra Bedding - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 Inflatable 2 futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Trundle with extra bed
  • King size beds (4), 3 Trundle or Single Beds (6), (2) inflatable Queen and (1) queen sofa bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
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!

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9947915 based on 195 reviews
5

Bear Ridge Lodge exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

Bear Ridge Lodge is a beautiful property with outstanding amenities and attentive service by owners Randy and Becky Harris. It is an ideal command post for exploring the North Georgia highlands around Dahlonega, Ellijay and Blue Ridge. The lodge interior is beautifully decorated and maintained. We especially enjoyed the expansive kitchen and the king beds in four of the bedrooms. The 7-person hot tub and sauna got plenty of use during our visit. Kids will love the menagerie of chickens, ducks, geese and goats, as well as Harley, the lodge's pug. The lodge's Wifi and supersized satellite TV worked flawlessly. We used the pond for fishing and caught numerous sunnies and bass. Guests have free use of a canoe and 5-person pedal boat, too. Bear Ridge Lodge is ideal for large families, corporate/church retreats and bridal party accommodations. Our family of 11 were unanimous in our satisfaction. We hope to visit again. Bear Ridge Lodge earns is 5-star rating!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, Thank you for that great review. Becky and I thoroughly enjoyed your stay. Your family is awesome! We certainly hope you will plan another trip back.
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5

The Whole Package - View, Comfort, Location and Hosts - Sublime!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five (kids: 15, 13, 10) enjoyed a sublime long weekend at this picturesque cabin on a pond with a view of the Amicalola waterfall in the distance. The hosts, Randy and Becky are gracious and helpful - specifically, we all loved the off-roading tour of the grounds in their Polarus-type "Mule" featuring old moonshine stills, and adrenaline-fueling descents and ascents around the mountains. Randy set up and helped with a bonfire and even provided the smoors. The goats, chickens and ducks were charming and unique elements the kids enjoyed.

Our family got intense with a competitive tournament of shuffleboard - the bar-style, not the retirement center version. The cabin itself is meticulously maintained and every room seemingly has something unique, cool and creative. It is massive at 7k square feet. I personally pick my VRBO spots largely based on the view from the porch - and this view with the pond, mountains and waterfall is as good as any I have ever seen!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We too enjoyed your stay. We hope you plan a trip back soon!
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5

One of our best family outings ever!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of ten (ages 4 - 76) celebrated Thanksgiving at Bear Ridge Lodge. The online photos, although beautiful, don’t do justice to the breathtaking surrounding vistas. The accommodations were just as promised, and the owners, Randy and Becky, went out of their way to make us welcome. There truly is something for everyone at Bear Ridge Lodge. We hope to visit again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Host was amazing and welcoming. Property is off the charts spectacular! Very happy with the entire stay. Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for that great review. We are certainly hoping you will come back soon!
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5

Beautiful and relaxing Wedding

  • 5 of 5

We had our wedding here at the lodge. Randy and Becky were just amazing. Everyone felt right at home. People are still talking about how beautiful and relaxing the lodge is! There is so much room, that no one felt cramped at anytime during the weekend. 4 days just wasn't enough!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review we really enjoyed hosting your beautiful wedding. We hope you plan to come back soon.
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5

What a great place!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What a fabulous place! Seventeen of us stayed for a long weekend. Although it was raining one of the days, it was still terrific! The house is roomy and comfortable. We had fresh eggs from Becky every morning. The kids went paddle boating and fishing on the lake. They also loved the goats and chickens. We also had campfires and bbqs. The house is also just a short drive to a beautiful waterfall, but secluded from everything else. We can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jodi, Thank you for that great review! We certainly hope you will plan a return trip soon.
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £300.32
Damage Insurance £44.3

$650.00 per night, Rate is for up to 20 guests. $49 insurance fee
For more than 20 guests, there is an additional $100 Cleaning fee.
$400 Cleaning Fee for up to 20 guests. Required 15% taxes.
There is an event fee of $200 for weddings.
(No Refunds, Dates can be rescheduled)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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