About this listing
RATES ARE BOOK BY BEDROOM book just 1 bedroom are all 5 bedrooms (this is not a shared house rate). Genuine log home located directly on the upper Toccoa River with 170 feet of river frontage in the heart of the Aska Adventure Area in Blue Ridge.
The River Ridge Lodge is a 5 bedroom 3.5 bath 4,900 sq. ft. Toccoa riverfront cabin.
IMPORTANT: Please note that our RATES ARE BOOK BY BEDROOM (double occupancy per bedroom). This is not a shared house rate with other guests just bedrooms are closed off if not ordered.
This cabin has 170 feet of riverbank frontage located directly on the upper Toccoa River. The upper end of the river is most desirable as it is a slow meandering river perfect for tubing and trout fishing!
This is a genuine log home not a typical Blue Ridge wood sided cabin. This cabin was built with massive western cedar logs with each one being unique that range in size from 10-12 inches in diameter. Cabin features; top of the line gourmet kitchen, game room with pool table, home theater room and large gazebo with fireplace that sites next to the riverbank.
Toccoa river views can be viewed from just about every room. Upscale designer rustic furnishings offering beauty and comfort. The layout of the house features two master suites with each having its own soaking tub. One suite is located on the lower level the other suite is on the upper level and both have top of the line king-size pillow top mattresses. The main floor features two guest bedrooms with a shared bathroom with each bedroom having a queen-size pillow top mattress. The fifth bedroom is on the lower level features twin beds that also have pillow top mattresses. Most of the bedrooms have satellite TV with remote controls. The loft area provides a built in workstation, high-speed wireless internet with a cozy seating area with sofa and two rocking chairs.
The cabin has a Home Theater room as well as a large recreation room with a pool table. The hot tub is located directly outside the family room and can accommodate eight guests. Three decks, porches, and balconies provide a wonderful opportunity to take in the riverfront views.
The gourmet kitchen features granite counter tops, double dishwashers and a professional six-burner range and double ovens. We have done our best to provide just about every small appliance for our guest's enjoyment. The dining area has exceptional views of the river. The river is close enough to enjoy the sounds of the river flowing while visiting with friends while dining.
The Toccoa River provides some of the best trout fishing in north Georgia, along with swimming and tubing down the river. Guided or self-guided canoe, hiking, or bicycling trips are also available. Grassy picnic area and horseshoe pit located on the grounds and a large gazebo with wood burning fireplace sites directly next to the river. For those with more leisurely pursuits in mind, the Town of Blue Ridge is just nine miles away and boasts some of the best antique shopping anywhere. The sightseeing train ride along the Toccoa River valley makes for a delightful morning or afternoon adventure.
For planning sleeping capacity the bedroom layout at River Ridge Lodge is as follows:
1). Master Bedroom upper level – King size bed (faces river)
2). Bedroom main floor – Queen size bed (faces river)
3). Bedroom lower level Second master suite– King size canopy bed (faces river)
4). Bedroom main floor – Queen size bed (faces street)
5). Bedroom lower level – two twin size beds
We have a unique rate structure. This is a 5 bedroom cabin our rates are based on bedrooms, each bedroom is double occupancy. This is not a shared house rate with other guests just the bedrooms not ordered and some bathrooms are closed off the rest of the cabin is available for full use.
Rates are based on per night for up to four guests (1 and 2 bedrooms). Add $25 per person, per night above four guests or $50 per extra bedroom.
June 1 - June 21, 2015 requires a 3 night minimum when reserving a weekend.
June 22 - August 21, 2015 requires a 4 night minimum when reserving a weekend.
October - Novemb(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) requires a 3 night minimum when reserving a weekend.
Example of Rate Structure:
The Base rate shown $475/nt for 1 & 2 bedrooms (double occupancy per bedroom). Each additional bedroom is $50 per night. Guests 3, 5,7 and 9 use of sofa bed instead of an extra bedroom.
To obtain an accurate quote enter occupancy in multiples of two people per bedroom. For example if you have four people in your party and everyone wants a separate bedroom enter occupancy as 8 guests instead of 4 so that we know you would like to order 4 bedrooms.
Standard Rates :
1 Bedroom and 1.5 baths (1-2 people) $475/nt
2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths (4 people) $475/nt
3 Bedrooms (6 people) 525/nt
4 Bedrooms (8 people) $575/nt
5 Bedrooms (10 people) $625/nt
SeasonDatesNightly RateWeekly Rate
Winter SeasonJan 4 - Mar (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Spring BreakMar 15 - Apr (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Spring SeasonApr 18 - Jun (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
SeasonalJun 7 - Aug 14$51(URL HIDDEN) $3,570
Off-Peak SeasonalAug 15 - Sep (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Leaf SeasonOct 1 - Nov (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Peak SeasonalNov 9 - Jan (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
HolidayDatesMin StayNightly Rate
New YearsDec 29 - Jan 35 nights$810
MLKJan 13 - Jan 173 nights$500
ValentinesFeb 11 - Feb 153 nights$575
Memorial DayMay 27 - May 313 nights$525
4th of JulyJun 30 - Jul 54 nights$710
Labor DaySep 2 - Sep 63 nights$600
ThanksgivingNov 21 - Nov 275 nights$810
ChristmasDec 21 - Dec 285 nights$810
* Rates include 12% lodging tax
*A quick hygiene clean and laundry is included in the rate (please refer to house rules for more information)
*Time Change Option: Early Check-In/Late Check-out Option $20.00/hr option may not be available on back to back stays.
When sending us inquiries for pre-approval please include this simple code phase back to me. “Bonus points can be fun". This code confirms that a guest has read through my entire listing.
Rates are by bedroom (2 guests per bedroom). Bedrooms and some bathrooms are closed off during the stay.
48 hours prior to arrival we will provide the keyless entry code for the guests stay.
Not Available for Guest Use:
*Master suite tubs are for soaking only. The Jacuzzi feature is not available for guest use, pump has been turned off at the circuit breaker.
*Whole house sound system is not available for guest use. We provide a Bose Soundlink with bluetooth. Instructions for using the Bose Soundlink are in the guest service book.
*The cabin has outdoor lights that are on the walls that surround the hot tub. The light located above the hot tub is not burned out it has been turned off at the circuit breaker to deter the amount of bugs that fly into the hot tub.
Interaction with Guests
We have a local caretaker husband and wife that has been caring for our cabin for more than 5 years. They live a short distance from the cabin should our guests require any assistance.
48 hours prior to arrival we will provide our guests with the keyless entry code for the stay.
Our cabin is located off of Aska Road in the Aska Adventure area. This area is known for some of the best trout fishing in Northern Georgia. Nice private location we have forest land across the river and behind us. Bring your kayak and tubes and launch them right from our riverbank or stop at one of the local tube rental places on the way to our cabin.
Distance to our Cabin: Our cabin is one mile up the road (or if you are tubing on the river) from the Toccoa Riverside Restaurant. Driving distance is approximately nine miles from downtown Blue Ridge, from the old 76 Bypass we are approximately 10.2 miles or about 18 minutes.
Winter access: Roads are all paved, Aska Road is plowed in winter and no steep mountain roads to worry about with our location.
Will require a car to get to the property.
Other Things to Note
•Our insurance carrier requires that we have a signed rental agreement that includes driver's license or passport information along with the names of all occupants and the ages of all children. Once a booking is made through Airbnb we will request that the guest provides us with their mailing address for processing the booking through our own reservation system which will enable us to process the rental agreement by email for digital signature.
•Suitability: This listing is not set up as a kid/child friendly home as the property is not suitable for young children. Our insurance carrier will not allow us to have any children under the age of 2 years of age on the upper level as in an emergency the only way out would be through use of a rope type fire ladder. The stairway in this home is also very steep and the railings around the upper level does not go to the floor, the riverbank is also steep and does not have any railings. Should a guest elect to book the home and not heed our warning we will require a risk disclosure and liability waiver to be signed. Young children are not free please be sure to include infants, babies and toddlers in the total guest count. Children 3 years and under there will be an extra baby fee of $75.00 to cover the costs to child proof the home, excess cleaning time and extra costs for removal of baby diapers.
•Please select dates carefully as we are not able to accommodate reservation date changes.
•Wedding Venue – Use of Grounds
We have had a number of requests asking us if the cabin could be used as a wedding venue. We can only accommodate small intimate weddings of no more than 30 people (includes 10 lodging guests).
Requirements and Fees are as follows:
1). Minimum stay is two nights
2). Must book the cabin at the 5 bedroom / 10 person rate for the entire stay
3). In addition to the standard rental agreement a separate use of grounds (wedding venue agreement must be signed)
5). Additional Security deposit of $1000 added to the total and will be refundable if no problems are found after payment from Airbnb.
4). Event insurance liability policy of up to $1M as well as a accidental damage insurance policy covering the day of the event.
Fee Schedule over and above the lodging fee is as follows:
Wedding Venue – Use of Grounds (maximum visitors 20 people) = $900
Event Insurance ($1M liability policy) = $200
Application Fee = $35
Accidental Damage Insurance policy = $50
Cabin Viewing Fee $100
Total Wedding Venue = $1285
Event Tax (12%) = $120
Total Wedding Venue Fees = $1405 plus the cost of Lodging for two nights.
Please leave our cabin in a neat and orderly condition as full cleaning is not included in the rate.
Departure Check List
•Kitchen is to be left the way guests found it when they arrived, counter tops wiped down, all dishes, glassware, cooking utensils, pots and pans washed and put away or left clean in the dishwasher. We are over the top when it comes to providing kitchen gadgets and small appliances so guests will find the kitchen is fully labeled. If you cannot determine where something belongs please just leave the item on the kitchen counter.
• The Refrigerator needs to be left clean, with no unpleasant smells and free from guests food.
•The microwave oven, and inside of the oven, oven racks and range top surfaces are to be left clean. We have wrapped the oven rack in foil to help with clean up.
• Guests are asked to please remove shoes while inside the cabin so that floors and carpets are left clean during the stay.
•Gas grill and Smoker left clean, brush down BBQ grill grates wipe with stainless cleaner and place cover back on.
•We do not require that the beds be stripped just place bedding flat on the beds and pillows back the same way you found them upon arrival.
•Please hang damp towels up in the towel racks to air dry or place in laundry baskets.
•Garbage/Trash. It is important that garbage and trash be disposed of properly so that you do not attract bears. All trash must be in kitchen garbage bags. Guests will find seven garbage cans labeled with the seven days of the week along with one recycling glass container. For example: if you arrive on a Friday night and depart on Sunday morning you are allotted the can for Friday and Saturday but not Sunday as this can is allotted to the guest checking in behind you. All boxes are to be broken down and stored between the garbage cans.
• All guests must shower before using the hot tub.
• Hot Tub Towels are to be laundered by guests and folded and returned to the location you found them in.
•Our cabin has lots of televisions and other electrical devices. So we do not spend a great deal of time searching for missing controllers please place remote controllers to televisions, PS3 and dvd's back on the controller templates .
•Set the thermostat at 65 degrees during winter months (please do not turn heaters off as the pipes can freeze). During summer months please turn the a/c off.
•Turn off all lights, pull down all window shades and insure that all doors are locked and secured.
•Garbage and Trash removal is included with your stay. We just ask that all boxes are broken down and stored between the garbage cans. All trash including glass recycle must be in kitchen garbage bags so you do not attract bears. Excess fees will apply to going over your allotment of trash cans if we have to make a dump run or if any trash is disposed of loose as the trash company will skip our cabin if they see trash is in the cans loose.
•Sorry no pets and smoking is only allowed on the driveway area with cigarette butts placed in the receptacle provided by us.
•Parking & Security: The cabin has a video surveillance system which monitors the parking area and entry way. Our home is located at the end of a narrow one lane road. Emergency access is required at all times so please do not block the lane leading to the home or driveway area. We can handle a maximum of five cars or four cars and one boat trailer. No campers or RV's are permitted and ATV's must be kept on trailer at all times.
•Due to the remote location and distance to the volunteer fire department our insurance carrier has placed an occupancy restriction on our policy. We cannot have our policy put at risk so occupancy on the premises by additional persons, beyond the specified maximum, will result in the forfeiture of your security deposit and/or early termination of your rental period, without refund or rental fees paid.
•No Visitors will be permitted at any time (this is due to guests using our cabin as a party house in the past). No Trespassing signs are posted that say only approved guests are allowed on the premises.
•Telephones: The telephone long distance is not blocked so that guests that work on vacation can send faxes or make phone calls as cell phone coverage is limited in this area. Each guest is allotted 15 minutes for making long distance calls at no charge.
Great Room with spectacular views of the Toccoa River, wood burning fireplace ( firewood is not provided).