COZY Mountain Cottage near Carters Lake

The driveway to the cottage with snow on the bluff.Carters Lake Cottage is a gated property located in Woodring Recreational AreaQuaint and cozy for two...Two comfy Lazy Boy recliners with a bear glass top table for refreshmentsDISH  (19") TVdvd, cause who wants to be inside? Rock away by the fireplace.Snack bar, crock & coffee pot, tea kettle, dishwasher:(Roper refrigerator, microwave, blender, electric can opener and electric grilldoorway to bathroom: shower/tub, sink & mirror with bright lightingon the "flip" side...Towels & wash cloths provided, bring your own LAKE towels PLEASE!Wood-burning Fireplace, one of two bedroom entrances (ceiling fan, air cleaner)Our early settlers started the "tufting" bed-spreads and Dalton Carpet MillsBears DO visit our area, PLEASE do NOT feed them! Indian Dream-catcher:)two small cedar closets, one 5 drawer chest & fan, window air-conditionernice air flow thru the cottageenjoy a private deck over-looking the forrestPlease no grills on deck, an electric grill is fire hazardThe bluff deck view in April shows off the dogwood trees.Fall colors abound from the deck viewThe creek below the cottage bluff is a short but strenuous hike.Early morning sunrise on the bluffCarters Lake inlet on Woodring Branch Road near the cottageone of several Hiking near the cottage on Woodring Branch, Carters LakeLots of great picnic areas at Carters Lake, Woodring Branch Picnic jedi (3 mi.)
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1702 Woodring Branch Rd, Carters Lake, GA 30705


Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
Type: Cottage
Per night: $75 - $85
Per week: $475
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: No
Description of the Carters Lake vacation cottage rental
This is a rustic cabin nestled on a bluff near Carters Lake. The cabin is QUAINT cottage style built with cedar planking. There are two decks for viewing wildlife on the forest bluff. A nearby waterfall and stream can be heard while you watch the sunrise from a private deck. Winter time is a quiet time on the bluff and snuggling in front of the fireplace is a must after hiking the Woodring Branch trails. There are two comfyrecliners and rocking chair in living room.The kitchen is a galley with a two stool snackbar. The bedroom is cozy with a warm velour (winter) blanket.The "honeymoon" bed has an American Indian medicine blessing honoring those who traveled the "Trail of Tears" just minutes away from the cottage. An ionic air purifier is provided for those with respiratory issues.The bathroom has a shower/tub with water massage shower head, small sink and toilet. It is not handicap accessible. Dish satelite TV/new 32 " TV & DVD player, some games and books are provided for indoor entertainment. Internet is available thru guest's personal data plans only. Relax on the private deck and enjoy the forest wildlife. A charcoal grill is available for guest use, although due to fire insurance regulations, no grills are permitted on the decks. Fireplace wood (small stack) is provided.
Spa service is available by a licensed professional by appointment reservation only.

. Laundry service is available for a small fee.
Area Information
The cottage is located in Carters Lake Recreational Area with hiking, biking, hunting and fishing within a short radius. Hunting and stream fishing are just below the property. Boating and picnic areas at the lake are down the road within three miles. Carters Lake has the largest dam east of the Mississippi with an interpretive Center, many trails and wildlife viewing areas. The cottage is centrally located to the Historical Trail of Tears, Chief Vann House, Cohutta Wilderness, antique shops of Ellijay & Blue Ridge, Cohutta Springs Winery, Tour de Georgia (bicycling), Mountain Biking, DirtTrak Races, three golf courses, NB Family Amusement Center (championship miniature golf and indoor batting cages), Deep Southern Championship Wrestling, National Horse Show and Saddle Clubs, Applefest, Marblefest, Bluegrass Festivn als and more. All within close proximity of Atlanta and Chattanooga (1 1/2 hour). The area is wonderful for the sportsman, outdoor enthusiast, Civil War and American Indian history buff, treasure hunters and even "shoppers" with unique boutiques nearby.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Oct 13 2015 Dec 31 2015 $75 $85 $475 - 2 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12%
Tax I.D.: 58=2536758
Deposits: Security deposit(amount depends on length of visit, housekeeping and/or pet), a signed policy agreement is required at check-in. An inventory list is provided and required by check out. Ask about our discounts for seasonal, cash, military and seniors.There normally is no cleaning fee but deposit is held until inspection at check-out. Non-smoking PLEASE! Deposit Money paid for held reservations would be refunded should the property not be used as short term vacation rental.
Payment Options: Mastercard, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Housekeeping fees and Pet fee may apply, please ask the fee prior to booking. Fire wood stack for your visit is provided, excess wood use may cost extra fee. Please read your provided policy and honor our two person occupancy, one large pet or two small pet policy.


  • Beds

  • 1 Double Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Linens Provided
  • Porch
  • Balcony
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • View (Mountains)
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchenette
  • Pet Friendly
  • Appliances

  • Blender
  • DVD Player
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Oven
  • TV (Antenna)
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Activities

  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Boating
    (3 miles)
  • Basketball Court
    (12 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (14 miles)
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Jet Skiing
    (3 miles)
  • Golf
    (12 miles)
  • Tennis
    (14 miles)
  • Hunting
    (<1 mile)
  • Kayaking
    (3 miles)
  • Beach
    (13 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (15 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (1 mile)
  • Park
    (3 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (13 miles)
  • Volleyball Court
    (15 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (2 miles)
  • Sailing
    (3 miles)
  • Bowling
    (14 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (16 miles)
  • Cross-Country Skiing
    (2 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (8 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (14 miles)
  • Winery
    (17 miles)
  • Lake
    (2 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (8 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (14 miles)
  • Whitewater Rafting
    (25 miles)
  • Playground
    (2 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
New Beginnings Family Center (minigolf, indoor batting, gameroom facility) , river rafting are in Ellijay. The cabin is located centrally between Ellijay & Chatsworth, both with various type of resturaunts and chain fast food eateries. The Cohutta Wilderness hiking area, Amicolola Falls State Park and Fort Mountain is 25 miles. The town of Ringold offers Lake Winnie, an amusement park and entertainment faciltiy approximately 45 miles from the cabin.

Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Carters Lake, Georgia

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Nina Rey

Nina Rey

Phenix City, Alabama

Nice quiet getaway !

September 2, 2014

My husband & I stayed up here from 30th August thru September 01st. It was quiet, peaceful and clean. Sally went out of her way to make us feel welcome and tried to meet our every need. The cabin was adorable, nicely decorated and efficient with all the needs for a weekend getaway. Sally I left you a small token of appreciation hanging on the back deck. I hope you like it.

Sally & Jeffrey Dorward

Owner's reply:

Thank you Nina for such nice comments. I really was sorry that the Chief Vann house was closed on Sunday. Your token was a pleasant surprise! I am updating the info book so that doesn't happen to anyone else...hope your husband's back is better for "ROLL TIDE" season.

Sumit Tare

Sumit Tare

Atlanta, GA

Our 1st Marriage Anniversary

December 30, 2013

Our 1st Marriage Anniversary We had a great time in this Cabin. We checked in on Friday Afternoon and stayed there for two Nights and checked out on Sunday Afternoon. The Cabin is very cute, Though when you see it for the first time you’ll think it’s a bit small but since we’re only two so it hardly made a difference to us. Its located in the woods on Woodring road. It’s very quiet and peaceful out there, and in the night looking at the Stars from Balcony was amazing. We loved our stay here, the owner is also good, they are friendly people and the best thing is the rent is cheap so it’s in most peoples budget. The Carterlake is 1.5/2 miles from Cabin you can drive or walk there.

Sally & Jeffrey Dorward

Owner's reply:

Thank you for your wonderful comments. I wish I would have been told it was your anniversary. I like to do something special for my guests. Please visit us again soon and mention that you stayed on your anniversary for that little extra special "treat".

Mary Royle

Mary Royle

Atlanta, GA USA

Peaceful and quiet!

September 7, 2010

This cabin was perfect for the getaway from it all weekend we wanted. We ate all of our meals on the back deck that faces the forest leading to Carter Lake. Our pet dog Sassafras was welcome and loved the back deck as well. We would definitely go back.

Betty Kershishnik

Betty Kershishnik

Acworth, GA Usa

Peaceful Retreat

July 8, 2010

We had the best time. It was such a serene environment. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city noise, traffic, crowds, pollution and confusion. We relaxed and convened with nature and each other. We got to swim in the lake and the river, something I have not done since I was four. the cottage was so cozy and efficient. It made us stop and and thank God for how lucky we are in America. I thorougly enjoyed the weekend spent there and have already referred 4 people. Looking forward for my next trip up there.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

One of the best mountain biking trails we've been on and right down the street. We enjoyed the complimentary hot chocolate and homemade cookies.
D.Willard Pennsylvania

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What activities are nearby?
A: The Carters Lake Recreational Area offer many outdoor activities: 4 mile Biking trail 2 miles from the cottage, hike down to the inlet behind the cottage to view otters and other wildlife, boating/fishing and various picnic and hiking areas within 3 miles of the cottage. The Interpretive Center offers educational opportunities and many other trails to explore.
Q: What makes our vacation cottage unique?
A: We are located on a paved road midway between Chatsworth and Ellijay which offer various dining, shopping and entertainment venues. We have parking area for recreational vehicles. We are pet-friendly, offering pet goodies such as bowl, towel & treat at check-in. Also we have an outdoor pen for your pet if you choose to explore the area without him.
Q: What other activities are within 20 miles?
A: There are many local festivals, NB Family Center with indoor Batting & gameroom plus fantastic Championship minigolf course, a beautiful golf course, river rafting & tubing, petting zoo and Apple Houses, Chief Vann Historical Site and House Tour, many bike and hiking areas.

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Sally & Jeffrey Dorward

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    We have lived in the beautiful North Georgia mountains for many years after escaping the crowded northeast. Our little piece of serenity is close to many outdoor activities that we enjoy, walking our rescue dogs on the trails, boating & fishing at Carters Lake. Please be advised, we are employed and...
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