4 reviews

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Description from owner

TripAdvisor Property ID: 8613700

About the area

We have one of the most magnificent views of the mountains and Amicalola Falls. We are located only two miles from the base of the Falls and 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! There is a 7 person Hot Tub conveniently located on the deck outside the Master Bedroom for your enjoyment. We drain and clean the hot tub between every rental! The kids can catch fish as fast as they can bait the hook. Catch and Release Only.

Owner profile

Randy H.

Languages spoken: English



  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Housekeeping Included
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking Included
  • Waterfront
  • Wheelchair users


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding
  • Sauna
  • Pool or snooker table

Reviews (4)

Excellent – based on 4 reviews Excellent
4 reviews

“Beautiful getaway”

Reviewed 15 Dec 2016

Bear Ridge was the perfect setting for our family get-together. It provided ample sleeping space for 4 adult families, and 5 children, but felt like we were at home. The picturesque views were perfect for waking up to in the morning, and provided the perfect backdrop for our family photos. The kids enjoyed the ammenties offered such as the treasure hunt, paddle boarding, fishing or just walking in the woods. Our family would highly recommend this spot and we will be back next year.

“Team Retreat”

Reviewed 22 Sep 2015

My team rented this cabin over the weekend and had a blast! Mr. Harris was more than helpful to our group. The rooms are spacious and our big group was comfortable in his 5 bedrooms. The canoe, paddle boat, and fishing were all fun activities at the cabin. I definitely recommend this cabin for any large group!

Owner's reply: Cathleen, Thank you so much for that great review! We really enjoyed your visit and hope you will plan another trip here soon! Cordially, Randy & Becky Harris Bear Ridge Lodge

“More than expected”

Reviewed 3 Jan 2015

for the first time in years my family of 20 people was able to spend our end of the year get together under one roof. we normally have to rent 3 cabins in a state part but Randy and Becky have created a place that we can affortd and is totally awesome. We have already made our reservation for next year!

Owner's reply: Harry, We certainly enjoyed hosting your family reunion here at Bear Ridge Lodge. We are excited that you have already booked for next year.

“Beautiful and Relaxing”

Reviewed 15 Jun 2014

I spent three amazing nights at Bear Ridge Lodge with family members from three different states. This was the most relaxing vacation I have been on. The property, amenities and the owners left nothing to be desired. Every one of the 17 people in our party, from 2 years old to seniors had a blast. I'm going to miss my morning coffee on the porch listening to nature while getting lost in the postcard view of the mountains and the lake. Thank you Randy and Becky for awesome family memories.

Owner's reply: Laura, Becky and I really enjoyed your stay and meeting all of your wonderful family. We hope will come back soon.

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Our family stayed at Bear Ridge Lodge to celebrate our family Christmas! The Lodge was everything that was promised and more, the home was beautiful and the views were breathtaking. Upon arrival the hosts met us with a bottle of wine from their very own Bear Ridge Lodge Winery and gave us an in depth tour of the home and premises, making us feel right at home. What a unique experience, having the huge lodge to ourselves and yet having the hosts on the premises to answer any questions we may have, or help us in any way. While there we fished, hiked, had smores by the firepit, played many games of shuffle board and had ongoing pool tournaments throughout our stay. Not to mention spending many hours by the roaring fireplace, cooking family meals together in the gourmet kitchen and relaxing in the rocking chairs surrounded by mountains and a gorgeous view of Amicalola Falls! Imagine making all of those memories with your family, while at the same time making lifelong friends with the hosts! That is exactly what our family did, the hosts went above and beyond to make our stay the best ever, making us feel like family and they truly cared that all of our needs were met while at Bear Ridge Lodge! The hosts also provided our group with a Pirate Treasure Hunt and lit the fire at the firepit every evening at dusk, I know I am going on and on about the host and for us, there attentiveness to our family meant everything and we all enjoyed spending time with them, however, you only see the hosts if that is what you want, they give you their cell number and tell you to call them at anytime, otherwise they give you all the privacy you want. We were even treated to a light snowfall on Saturday, (don't know how the hosts managed that-lol) which made the premises that much more beautiful and one more outing for the kids - yes, snowball fights! We loved Bear Ridge Lodge, and we will return! While we never left the lodge during our stay, there are many neat places to visit while there within a 20 to 30 minute drive, once again the hosts provide you with a list of all the things to see and do! We spent time with our loved ones and gained lifelong friends - life doesn't get better than that!

Wow, what a great weekend with family at Bear Ridge Lodge! We especially enjoyed getting to know the wonderful hosts, Randy and Becky! They were very friendly and attentive to our needs. The home and property are beautiful and well maintained. If you enjoy hiking, fishing, sitting by a campfire, or just hanging out and enjoying an awesome view with family and friends, this is your place. We had a great time and look forward to returning soon! Steve

A weekend getaway to the scenic mountains was what my family and I desired when we found this lodge. I cannot give enough praise for the lodge itself and the owners on-site. The 4 bedroom home has something for everyone with its wonderful views of the Amicalola falls to the exciting treasure hunt for the children. You do not have to worry about what you forgot at home because the house already has supplies on hand for whatever you need. I cannot begin to call what we received as "good customer service" because the owners went above and beyond their call of duty with: the bon-fire set up with Smores supplied, a bottle of homemade wine, the treasure hunt, the tour of the property, and the time they took with our kids showing them their baby chicks. I rate this property 5 stars because of the people, the location, the cleanliness and the amenities.

In my life I have been fortunate to see many scenic and beautiful places all over the world. Bear Ridge Lodge rates up there with the best of them. It is truly more beautiful & picturesque than your web page photos can portray.The accommodations were absolutely great, five star for sure. However, being the history buff that I am, what I loved most was the local history, the folklore about Moon-shinning, NASCAR, the discovery of gold along with the museum in the historic city of Dahlonega. Amicalola Falls and the surrounding trails, and the bluegrass music were special. Your place is Beautiful, Scenic, Restful, Historic, with great accommodations. What more could a person possibly need! Your are lucky to live in one of God's Paradises! Thank you for sharing it with us. We will visit again for sure. Sam Hamilton Gulf Shores, Alabama

I am truly blessed that this place was available for my wedding! The owners are nothing short of amazing and they made my wedding go off without a hitch! Thanks guys! We will be back soon!

We along with 3 other family/friends spent the Thanksgiving week at this beautiful place and we all enjoyed our stay. Bear Ridge Lodge is one of the best cabins we have stayed at and is very spacious with all new, modern appliances. We especially loved the roomy kitchen with granite counter top where we spent a good amount of time as we love to cook . The living room was also very bright with windows all the way to ceiling which I really loved. We enjoyed our coffee time at the porch with the breathtaking view of the lake and all the nature. We all loved the canoeing on the lake and found it to be romantic and relaxing. The owners were just a phone call away if we needed anything and were very nice and accommodating. They provided a treasure hunt at their endless property and the kids really got excited and loved it. The weather was great and refreshing especially to us Floridians, where we barely get cool weather. I certainly will recommend this gorgeous place to all and will love to come back for more......

Your home and property is awesome! We have had a great weekend. You are very friendly and hospitable. We love it and hope to return. Thank you so much for everything!

My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our weekend at this cabin on a rustic road. Wall-to-ceiling picture windows overlook a lovely lake and Amicalola Falls. This spacious cabin has a rustic feel but with luxury accommodations. The kitchen, living room area would be perfect for a party or family gathering. The place was obviously decorated by someone with a deep love of nature and a close connection with earth spirits. The rooms are immaculate, the owners treat their guests as if they were family. This is an ideal mountain retreat for relaxing, having a corporate retreat or a family reunion. And you can't beat the price

I stayed here for a few nights and had the most wonderful experience. The house is gorgeous - it's spacious, clean, very comfortable, and quiet. The property is amazing - countless acres with plenty of trails and things to do, though town was only a short drive away. The house has a nice view of a waterfall in the distance and overlooks a pond, where we took out a small boat and fished for hours. At night, if we weren't relaxing in front of the fireplace, we spent most of our time on the outside porch looking at the stars - it made it a nice place to spend the evening. We were in search for a relaxing weekend away and found the perfect spot, just loved the atmosphere. My only regret is that I hadn't planned a longer trip, but have already booked a return in December.

Discovered this gem about a month before our family reunion. I called my sister and told her to cancel our other location and we're glad we did. Upon arrival, we were met by the owners, who greeted us in the driveway. The cabin retreat is beautiful with magnificent views. There is even a waterfall you can see from the front porch! My family loved the location and all of the kids had a blast playing by the lake, having bonfires at night, and hiking in the woods. The adults loved the accommodations with all the modern touches of home. The entire cabin is so spacious that the adults could relax at night downstairs, while the kids played pool or ran around outside until they were exhausted. We will definitely be back next year and maybe my wife and I sooner. Thanks again Becky and Randy for the hospitality!

How do you say, "Thank You" to two individuals with such great hearts. My son and I loved the property and your hospitality. The place is "Heaven on Earth. Enjoy living in paradise and I hope everyone can experience the great time we had here.

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