Sleeps up to 45 with 14 bdrms and 12 baths, kid and adult paradise.
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About Jeff Hylton
We lived in Atlanta for 7 years before relocating to Gainesville, Ga. We wanted to find and create a homestead and gathering place for friends and family to get away from life's distractions and rest and build deeper relationships. We lived at The Ark for six years before realizing it had a bigger purpose and wasn't meant for our family of five. We added on, remodeled and renovated with the purpose of using it to house and provide rest to missionaries coming in from overseas. We now rent it out to cover the costs of continuing to do provide a haven to those who need it most.
Jeff Hylton purchased this House in 2006
Why Jeff Hylton chose Gainesville
We fell in love with Lake Lanier with its convenience to Atlanta, located in the quaint small town of Gainesville, and a short distance to the North Georgia mountains. My parents had recently moved to Gainesville and we wanted the kids to be near them as well. After living here a year, we found this special piece of property. It was rare to find 4 acres with a flat back yard to the water in a cove. It is surrounded by 15 acres on the right by corp protected land, so it is private and quiet. I have seen wild turkey, owls, deer, and plenty of other wildlife in the backyard. While we lived here, we owned chickens, goats and alpacas. The animal pen that we had has been turned into a parking area.
What makes this House unique
Our place is a unique property with 3 separate cabin living spaces as well as our home. I worked with a professional decorator to give every person a 5 star hotel experience. Great care has been taken to make sure mattresses are nice, sheets are soft, and guests feel pampered while they are here. Indoor and outdoor amenities continue to be added every year.
Please check with owner for parties or events.
Smoking only allowed outside away from house.
Extra pet fee and pet deposit required. No cats.
This is a children's paradise.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:45 (sleeps up to 45 adults)
There are noise restrictions. No bands or DJs. Please do not bring any outside speakers or amplification equipment. We do have neighbors.
We can easily park up to 20 vehicles. If you will have more than that, please contact owner for permission and rules.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Private gathering space
We were thrilled to find the ARK just as advertised. Plenty of plush bedding, privacy and amenities to please us all.
This property was perfect for our large group. The variety of activities was just right. We have a family with 21 children from 2 to 20 and everyone had a great time.
Don't miss your chance to stay at The Ark!
Our company's retreat at The Ark was a success from start to finish. Planning was very convenient, with lots of helpful communication before we arrived and on the ground assistance once we got there. With both large common areas and plenty of separate spaces, our group of 21 had more than enough room to spread out, play games, hold meetings, and eat. There was plenty to do and the group never got bored. Everyone called it our best retreat ever, we would happily return.
INCREDIBLE in every way imaginable!
I can NOT say enough great things about this property! We had a group of about 35 and is absolutely PERFECT! The layout of the property is ideal because it allows people to spread out, but there's also great "gathering spots" where everyone can hang out. We prepared all of our meals in the HUGE kitchen and there are THREE full-size refrigerators at your disposal. As far as activities, we played billiards, watched movies in the theater, played ping pong, volleyball, frisbee, and swam in the hot tub. We love EVERYTHING about this place and the owner is SUPER easy to work with and the nicest guy. Definitely planning to take our crew back!!!
Wonderful place to go to
We had a wonderful time at the Ark. We were with a group of 40 and there was plenty to do (even though the weather was cold) for kids and adults alike. The bedrooms were all very nice and not on top of each other so there was privacy, with a bath connecting to each bedroom. The kitchen was huge - 3 refrigerators, 3 ovens, more than enough for a large group. A beautiful view of the lake - what more could you want?
Luxury, style and it feels like home!
Amazing place to stay even in the middle of winter. The Hot Tub Jacuzzi that sits by the pool was absolutely incredible. It was below 30 at night and that Jacuzzi was pumping some heat! My wife and I stayed in the garage apartment and everything was amazing and the bed was super comfortable. Even though it was very cold outside, the whole home stayed warm and cozy the whole time I was there. My favorite parts of the home is the kitchen and the main living room. The kitchen is easily equipped to cook for 60+ people and the main living room is really fun to be in with a pool table and ping pong table. This place is amazing.
12 miles from premium outlets, visit nearby lake lanier islands, boat and jet ski rentals nearby. Atlanta is less than an hour away. Many wineries within driving distance around Dahlonega. Many hiking trails nearby.