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Ga Wine Hwy, Waterfalls, Appalachian Trail, Mountain Views-escape And Relax

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type studio


About the property

Lots Of Room In This 1 Bedroom/1 Bath Suite With Fireplace & Mountain Views.

Our newly built 1000 square ft. Terrace with private entrance, is the first level of Pine Cone Lodge, our home. The outdoor terrace runs all across the front of the suite, overlooks the mountains and beautiful grounds, hot tub and fire pit, and is accessed by french doors. Wake up to the mountain view from your queen size bed. Enjoy the beautiful mist and clouds we have on many mornings. Close the custom built barn door to the living area and someone can use the queen sleeper sofa in the living area. Enjoy a fire in the gas fireplace while also looking out at the gorgeous view...have a beverage at the custom built bar, enjoy cable TV or pandora and just relax. The bar has a Keurig coffeemaker, and refrigerator. Don't plan to cook, this suite does not have a kitchen. Relax on the terrace deck in the rocking chairs or swing before heading to the wineries or one of Dahlonega's many restaurants. If you want a neighborhood hike, walk down to the pond...the walk back up is steep...a very good work out! We think you will find everything you need to relax and get away from it all....if not, just give us a call and ask.

Judy Wheeler
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2018

About Judy Wheeler

A Michigan girl and a Georgia boy decided we wanted something in the mountains....We started out with a cabin, Pine Cone Lodge, that we rented to local wedding guests. After falling in love with this area, we retired and moved up here in 2010. My husband, Butch, loves grooming the grounds and has planted many of the Mountain Laurel you see growing. Well, he couldn't keep up 2 homes, so we "downsized", or that is what we thought we were doing. After some time living here, we decided the kitchen was too small, as were the closets and bath. Soon we were knocking out walls, adding a garage and carriage house, sunroom, screen porch, expanding the kitchen and enlarging our bathroom and closets. A girl needs a place for her boots and shoes! When the house grew, the decks needed to grow, and they did. After a couple of years, (I was missing the smell of new wood and excitement of construction), we decided to finish the Terrace, the lower level of our home, and here we are....2017, hoping you will enjoy our property as much as we do.

Judy Wheeler purchased this studio in 2002

Why Judy Wheeler chose Dahlonega

The beauty of the mountains as you come over the hill of Hwy 60 before you get to Dahlonega had struck me from the first time I saw it. When we decided to do a mountain rental/retreat, we didn't think twice. Then, when the Georgia Wine Highway was designated in the area, we knew it would have a great future. Dahlonega is a wonderful, friendly, small town, full of people from all walks of life and locations. Many are newcomers to the area, so people are looking to make social connections. That makes it easy to participate and feel a part of this great area.

What makes this studio unique

Enjoying your brief time in the mountains in a cabin atmosphere, rather than the hustle and bustle of a hotel.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Dahlonega in Lumpkin County

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Single vanity with drawers and hair dryer. Walk in shower
  • Bathroom with large walk in glass enclosed shower, toiletries provided, single vanity.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen sleep sofa in living area
  • Large bedroom with queen size bed, overlooking the mountains and having direct access to the outdoor terrace and hot tub. The custom built barn door separates the bedroom from the living area. The queen size sleeper is in the main living area.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Hwy 60 is not only Georgia's Wine Highway, it is also the road used by bicycling and motor bike enthusiasts. We are located within 4-12 miles of 6 different wineries. State parks, lakes, trout streams, waterfalls and the Appalachian Trail are nearby. The gold mines and Gold Museum are here because this area and Arauria was where gold was first discovered, and the Cherokee were driven out. Dahlonega is a Cherokee word for yellow, or gold....I'm not sure which. Drive about 3/4 mile past our entrance and you will see a large stone pile. Legend has it that an Indian Princess was buried here, and if you pass by and need good luck, place another stone on the pile. Thus the name of the road to the left, Stone Pile Gap Rd. If you are sitting outside enjoying your morning coffee, you might just see one of the local bears or deer. One of our guests was surprised to see 2 of the bears walking between the lodge and the fire pit.....they felt their trip to the mountains was then complete.


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Ga Wine Hwy, Waterfalls, Appalachian Trail, Mountain Views-escape And Relax
average rating of 4.8627453 based on 51 reviews

This house is nothing short of charming!" Mark Sunderland, Interior Designer.

  • 5 of 5

I received explicit directions (plus an offer to call with any questions) and a detailed list of where everything is and how to use it. The view in person is MUCH prettier than the photo. There were lovely wind chimes (the nice ones) that added a nice touch. If you're looking for a beautiful, quiet place in the mountains, THIS IS IT!!! I look forward to my next visit! Mark Sunderland, Allied ASID.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nothing makes us happier than to know our guests have enjoyed what we have to offer, and that our property has met or exceeded their expectations. After reading your review, we are extremely proud that an interior designer such as yourself, appreciated our design efforts and comfort and welcoming vibes we hope to present. We aim to please! Judy and Butch
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  • 5 of 5

Butch and Judy’s place was spectacular. We had the best time relaxing in such a beautiful and quite mountain setting. The house was perfect. We will be going back for more relaxation. Thank You!! Billy and Tina

  • Review Submitted: 14-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Florence, Alabama


  • 2 of 5

We rented the basement portion of the home which was nice enough and the view of the mountains was splendid, however, it was not what we had hoped for. There were several issues: we killed a mouse on the 1st night, there was no way to control the temperature (had to text the owner and ask them to turn down the heat), the hot tub was not ready when we arrived and we had to wait a couple of hours for it to heat up (and they wanted us to turn the heat back down after using :( , there was a huge hair ball in the shower drain from the previous guest. Also, there were no plates, cups, etc. only coffee cups and wine glasses, the bed was awful (terrible mattress and squeaky frame), and you could hear every step the owners made upstairs...10 PM or 6 AM...it was so annoying. We would not stay here again. We emailed the owners to discuss the issues but never heard anything from them.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I want to apologize for not getting back to you before now. We had a medical emergency that night that created all the rapid footsteps back and forth. As you know, i took my wife to the hospital, where she has been off and on for the last 2 months, and I’ve been consumed with her care. To explain some of the issues, we have a monthly pest control, but when living in the forest, occasionally not foolproof. The hot tub was clean and ready, except for the temperature. Had you requested ahead of time, when I sent directions, we would have turned it up for you, as we have for others. The bathroom was unacceptable, and we would have done an immediate reclean had you let us know, just as we adjusted the temperature in the suite when notified. The Terrace is not designed as a kitchen, but coffee and bar service only. That is the reason there are not plates, only cups and glasses, as fully described on the VRBO site. This is the first complaint about the bed and mattress, and we will check this out. All this being said, we are sorry and regret that you weren’t pleased with your stay. We take great pride in our guests having an exceptional experience and thank you for your comments. Butch and Judy Wheeler
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Girls weekend in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

My girl friends and I had the best weekend in Dahlonega, and this place made it even more enjoyable! I'll definitely be coming back with my husband or girl friends again. As other guests have mentioned - the views are even more stunning in person!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was very beautiful! The hot tub was a plus for three girls on a relaxing getaway trip.

  • 4 of 5

The suite was high up on the mountain and the view was spectacular. It was easy to get to and 11 minutes from Main Street in downtown Dahlonega where we got dinner and did some shopping. The inside of the suite was much larger than we expected- lots of room to move around. The bathroom is small but the shower is awesome! There is a bar area with fridge and ice maker, microwave, and sink conducive to basic snacking needs. The property was classy, well maintained, clean, and homey. My daughters and I enjoyed our stay very much. It is quiet, peaceful, and a great place to go for some tranquility.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nederland, CO

Incredible views and a beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

I would absolutely recommend booking this lovely rental! The owners are prompt in their responses and provided clear, detailed instructions for navigating to their beautiful home. The location was perfect. Short drive to hiking trails, town and wineries. The rental was everything you would hope for of a mountain cabin and the hot tub is an added perk. Words cannot begin to describe the breathtaking views from every room! We will definitely return and highly suggest you check it out for yourselves.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
81 Miles
Atlanta Jackson Hartsfield
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Wolf Mtn Vineyard, many in and around Dahlonega
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Achasta at Birch River
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Wolf Mtn Vineyard, many in and around Dahlonega
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Lakes Vogel, Dockery and Lanier, nearby rivers
Car: necessary

We are in the midst of all Dahlonega and the NE GA Mountains has to offer. The Appalachian Trail and waterfalls, easy hikes, fly fishing, bicycling on the 6 Gap route, gold mining and wineries are all around us. Our property adjoins the Chattahoochee National Forest, so you can walk out the door and start your own exploring. Or, hike down to our small lake and feed the koi. Be prepared, the walk back up the hill is a killer! A must and our favorite is brunch at Wolf Mtn Vineyards-make a reservation, they fill up fast. The area vineyards and tasting rooms usually have music on the weekends, and very friendly atmosphere. Give a girl a glass of wine and she doesn't meet a stranger! Don't miss out on gold mining...everyone must try it at least once. Wander into town and check out the menus and entertainment at our restaurants. Before you visit, check the NGCSU website. They often have some wonderful activities scheduled. The town square is anchored by the Gold Museum, and on Saturdays you will find lots of different musicians jamming...sometimes even our mayor whose theme song is Blueberry Hill. If all of this becomes too much, come back and relax in the hot tub or at the fire pit and listen.....you won't hear any doors slamming or people carrying on, the sounds you would hear if you were staying at a hotel. This is your own little country retreat.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £36.1

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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