This is a 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. RATES ARE BY BEDROOM (double occupancy per bedroom).
The River Ridge Lodge is a 5 bedroom 3.5 bath 4,500 sq. ft. Toccoa riverfront cabin.
IMPORTANT: Please note that our RATES ARE BY BEDROOM (double occupancy per bedroom). Enter occupancy in multiples of two people to match our bedroom rate.
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 which is designed to be affordable for one couple or a small family. River Ridge Lodge is a 5 bedroom cabin our rates are based on the total number of bedrooms required for the entire stay. We only rent to one party/family at a time this is not a shared house rate. Bedrooms not ordered are closed off the rest of the cabin is available for full use.
Example of Rate Structure:
The base rate shown $175/nt for 1 bedroom (double occupancy).
Each additional bedroom is $100 per night (double occupancy) or $50 per person per night.
1 Bedroom and 1.5 baths (1-2 people) $175/nt
2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths (3-4 people) $225 to $275/nt
3 Bedrooms (5-6 people) $325 to$375/nt
4 Bedrooms (7-8 people) $425 to 475/nt
5 Bedrooms (9-10 people) 525 to 575/nt
Rates include 12% lodging tax
Premium Rates: Months of March (spring break) May (trout season), October (leaf season) and Holidays add $100/nt to rates shown above.
A quick hygiene clean and laundry is included in the rate (please refer to house rules for more information)
48 hours prior to arrival we will provide the keyless entry code for the guests stay.
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.
The cabin is located off of Aska Road in the Aska Adventure area. This area is know for some of the best trout fishing in Northern Georgia. Nice private location we have forest land across the river and behind us. River Ridge Lodge is just one mile up the road from the Toccoa Riverside Restaurant. Nine miles from downtown Blue Ridge. Roads are all paved 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.
*We have a unique rate structure. River Ridge Lodge is a 5 bedroom cabin. Our rates are based on total number of bedrooms required for the entire stay (each bedroom is double occupancy). This is not a shared house rate we only rent to one family/party at a time. If ordering less than 5 bedrooms we only close off the bedrooms that are not ordered. Less bathrooms available at 1 and 2 bedroom rate. Rates shown are accurate and are inclusive of the lodging tax. To keep our rates as low as possible only partial cleaning is included, we are not asking our guests to do a lot of work but please be sure to read through the house rules as we want every stay to be a wonderful experience.
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 (cashier’s check only) due 10 days prior to the event
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
•The Kitchen needs to be left the way guests found it when they arrived, please wipe down counter tops. Wash and dry and or leave 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 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 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.
•Take all garbage from the kitchen and bathrooms to the outside garbage receptacles that have been allotted for your stay.
• All guests must shower before using the hot tub. If children will be using the hot tub we ask that parents please have them use the water bucket provided to rinse their feet as sand from the river will get into the jets.
•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.
We stayed for Valentine's day weekend and the cabin was wonderful. Gorgeous wood throughout and an awesome kitchen. I loved the pro-grade gas stove and oven! Everything in the house is luxurious and the view of the woods and river are beautiful.
There are a lot of rules to keep up with regarding housekeeping, but it's all pretty common-sense. Just clean up after yourself like you would in your own home.
I would definitely stay here again.
The riverfront cabin is absolutely gorgeous! We have recommended it to friends and family. The place was spotless and had everything you could ever imagine to use during your stay. Nice quiet location perfect for relaxation that's just a short drive to downtown Blue Ridge. We will definitely be back and also look forward to checking out their other vacation homes.
We had a great time staying at Lisa's cabin in Blue Ridge. They were extremely helpful from the moment we reached out to them about staying there till after we left. Their cabin was very clean and comfortable. The location is very secluded yet not too far from town. I would definitely recommend staying here if you are visiting the area.
We had two nights stay on Lisa's riverfront cabin, the decorations inside are so fancy, and this cabin almost had all types of amenities, and they are very easy to use. Overall, this is really a fantasy cabin if you plan to have a great vacation in North Georgia.
Our stay at the lodge exceeded our expectations! Communication with Lisa leading up to the stay was easy and informative. The actual lodge website has tons of helpful info about your stay as well as info about things to see and do in the area. The house itself has plenty to offer if you are looking for a place to relax and just enjoy some quiet time. We loved having the river right there on the property. Easy to get in and fish right from the house. We also enjoyed the fireplace by the water as well as the movie room. The kitchen was superb if you enjoy cooking. For us vacation is about spending quality time together and we enjoy doing that over meals. It was nice to be away from home but have everything we needed right in the house. A quick trip to the local grocery store for the food and we were all set for the week. The house is very well maintained and it is set in a very private peaceful setting. We felt like we were in our own world for the week. Lisa has done a great job decorating the home as well as providing more than necessary in the house to make you feel at home. I will definitely recommend this place to anyone looking in the Blue Ridge area. We would LOVE to bring our whole family and come back for another visit. Thank you SO much for making our first experience in Blue Ridge and with airbnb a success.
My goodness! This place was a dream! My husband and I went on our 1st year anniversary and it was over the top! We had the most relaxing stay- everything was so clean and tidy. Organized and well thought out. When we said, oh my we forgot towels! Sure enough, there were towels, a wash cloth, and hand towel per person, with soap included! The were instructions for everything. The river was just gorgeous! My husband and I went fly fishing right in the backyard!!
We want to come back, soon! The home was just beautiful, all the wood in the house was extraordinary and the details on the wood were so neat! You will have to just go to experience what I am talking about! You will NOT be sorry!
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