About This Listing
Moose Lodge is a rustic, antique decored, upstairs garage apartment/lodge. It offers use of the lake and dock, Moose Meadows (private garden & firepit area), and a birds-eye view of all your surroundings. Melt away your worries and visit the lake!
Moose Lodge has all the ambiance of a mountain lodge. The attached deck provides a rustic sitting and a dining area for four. There Is a grill on the deck for your convenience.This overlooks Moose Meadows, which is a private garden that offers the opportunity for lying in the hammock under the trees, sitting by a bond fire, or sipping on a glass of wine at one of the various sitting areas on the hillside, while enjoying the view. Listen to the tree frogs and watch the magic of the fire flies during the summer evenings. Keep a watchful eye for the flying squirrels, once the sun has set. They are a joy to watch. Moose Lodge is a separate building from the main house, which is 80 yards away. It offers plenty of privacy.
We are located in a cove off of the main body of water of Lake Lanier. Our access to the lake allows you to dock your boat at our dock, for an additional fee (see notes), during your stay. Feel free to use our two touring kayaks for a sunrise venture or for exploring the waters around the lake. Enjoy our double-deck dock by relaxing in the lounge chairs or preparing a meal on the grill. The canopy that covers the dining table and chairs offers a warm atmosphere for socializing while enjoying the lake. You may even be enticed to throw a fishing line in the water and try your luck. Swimming is a must during the summer. The water temperature is an inviting 85 degrees for several months.
Moose Lodge is fifteen minutes from downtown Gainesville and thirty minutes from historic Dahlonega. In less than an hour you can venture to just about anywhere in North Georgia. There are trails for hiking and mountain biking. Make sure you venture to at least one of the numerous waterfalls in the area. There are several golf courses within a twenty minute drive. There are two zip-lining businesses within 40 minutes of Moose Lodge. The North Georgia Wine Country is within 30 minutes and offers 6 wineries. Lake Lanier Islands offers a water park for those hot summer days…..as well as numerous other activities for the adventurous. You can be in downtown Atlanta in one hour, if you desire to experience the city. And the airport is 75 minutes away.
The lodge is set up with coffee & tea. There are plenty of spices in the cabinet and condiments in the refridgerator. There is a blender, toaster oven, grill, tea kettle and coffee maker, baggies, tin foil, knapkins, papertowels, etc.
The bathroom has a hair dryer, first aid kit, soap, and shampoo. Flashlights, small cooler, and games are available for your convenience.
Bedding, linens, towels, extra pillows and blankets are provided for your convenience.
Don't forget the kayaks at the dock and the firepit and hammock in Moose Meadows!
Interaction with Guests
Your hostess is a licensed Massage Therapist who happens to have her office down by the lake. You might as well spoil yourself all the way!! The serenity and privacy that Moose Lodge offers will make your vacation a memorable experience.
Our neighbors are awesome and we respect our wooded surroundings in which we live. The neighborhood is great for walking and/or running (3 miles round trip).
Other Things to Note
If you choose to dock a boat at our dock, at our approval, there will be an additional daily fee of $10.
There is NOT to be any house or dock parties. At most, two other people can come to visit while you are staying here.
No candle use inside the house.
No smoking inside the house.
A liability waiver is necessary to sign before your stay.
No animals can stay at Moose Lodge.
We had a very enjoyable stay at the Moose Lodge. Barbara and Thornton are very friendly and accomodating. The property is well appointed and maintained and it exceeded our expectations. We would definitely stay there again.
Fantastic place...even better in person. Lots of room, spotless and comfortable. Dock has deep water and great area for swimming/ relaxing. Barbara had everything ready for easy arrival - even cookies and a btl of wine! I'll go back.
Our stay at the Moose Lodge was more than we expected, so much so we stayed an additional night. The home is wonderfully decorated, super comfortable, with an awesome Dock!! Will look forward to another stay!!
Yet another memorable weekend spent at Barbara's amazing Moose Lodge. My whole family loved it and we shall return again soon. ( for the third time). Thank you!
Words can't describe the wonderful experience I had staying with Barbara. She should give a class to all who provide space for those of us in need of an hotel alternative. A beautiful space with fresh cookies waiting for me upon my arrival. Awesome location and breath taking views. Looking forward to the next visit!
The hosts are great. We felt welcomed. The cabin is fine. It's well decorated and clean. There were fresh cookies waiting for us. I really liked the kitchen essentials, including some fixings, spices and so on. Thanks for that. We enjoyed the lake and some kayaking. Great setup. My only complaint is the internet. It is super slow. Forget streaming anything. Maybe the router is located far away, like in the main home 80 yards away. Or the internet plan is really low. I ended up using my own cellular data for connection which added to some unexpected expenses. Apart from the internet, a great experience. Highly recommended.
I am soooooo sorry about the internet. I did not know it was slow. The router actually is up there at the Moose Lodge building. I will have all that checked out right away. Thank you so very much for bringing that to my attention. I wish you would have let me know while you were here. Maybe I could have rectified it at that time.
About the Host, Barbara
I live in Gainesville, GA, on the shores of Lake Lanier. I am a self-employed massage therapist. I have many interests: lake activities of all kinds (of course!), hiking, biking, adventures of many sorts, gardening, physical activities of all kinds, cooking, golf, crossfit, etc.
Closest boat dock.
Gas, etc. ... 2 miles away.
8 miles away.
10 minutes away.
Great piano bar and restaurant.
Good lunch place.
Great healthy restaurant.
8 miles away.
Fishing license, etc.
This is a great place to go and pick up GREAT food that has been frozen or cooked that day AND take it home to heat.
Another grocery store.
Great food. Try the Molcajete!
All-around family entertainment destination!
A MUST see!