It’s hotter than the average Georgia summer, and we’re all frustrated with “cabin fever.” The best remedy? A lake house rental not too far from home!
These lakefront cabin rentals offer the chance to get away safely…with the opportunity to take out the boat… meander on kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards…go for a cool dip…catch a fish…and more.
We share lake vacation rental options…plus several river and creekside escapes as well. Several are also pet-friendly (and a few are on the golf course!)
Whichever lake house rental you try, it’s bound to be refreshing and a lot more fun than lounging at home!
Lake Blue Ridge
This spectacular rental is billed as two vacation destinations in one: a magnificent mountain retreat and an aquatic playground that boating, fishing and swimming enthusiasts will love.
Located on Lake Blue Ridge near Morganton boat launch, this lovely lakefront property comes with its own double-decker dock with boat slip below and lounging area above with umbrella-shaded table, chairs and lounges. Sunsets are especially incredible, with the sun shining on the lake as it dips behind the mountains.
Details: 6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 4 beds · 3 baths · $514/night · More Info
When you enter the home, a welcoming open concept awaits you. Step down into the lower den and be captivated with breathtaking views and the wall of windows!
There is a two slip, covered, double decker dock with power. The dock sits in deep water, perfect for jumping and swimming. Canoe and paddles stored on dock for your use.
Details: 8 guests · 3 bedrooms · 5 beds · 2.5 baths · $300/night · More Info
The Stone Cottages at Lake Junaluska offer a truly picture-perfect view of the lake and mountains. These charming historic homes are nestled on a grassy terrace with stunning views over the water.
There is a second stone cottage next door that you can rent if you need more space.
Details: 4 guests · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 bath · $98/night · More Info
This might seems like a pricey rental for some families but consider this: This behemoth luxury would only be $250 per family if you wanted to vacation with three others (friends? siblings? in-laws?)
Three massive fireplaces, steam shower, Wolf cooktop, granite counters, butler’s pantry with fireplace, outdoor kitchen, game room, double-slip deep water dock, and 3-car garage. Multiple suites. Lush landscaping. Kayak and paddle board available at this Hiawasee mansion..
Details: 16+ guests · 5 bedrooms · 11 beds · 6.5 baths · $995 · More Info
The spacious open-concept makes this home ideal for family get-togethers or weekend getaways. Large screen TVs and WIFI perfect for sports and movies! Enjoy time out on the lake with access from the double-slip dock (only ONE boat parking space available) or spend time playing ping pong, basketball, or corn hole back at the house.
Details: 13 guests · 5 bedrooms · 10 beds · 3.5 baths · $971 · More Info
Stunning massive 6000+ sq ft home right on the lake. Dbl Slip-Dock w/deep water access & upper deck. Huge level yard to play sports/games. Luxurious master-on-main suite. Full basement suite w/2nd kitchen & bar, Ping Pong, and games. Enjoy nearby Port Royale Marina to rent boats/jet skis and restaurants!
Details: 14 guests · 6 bedrooms · 7 beds · 5.5 baths · $1014/night · More Info
Gorgeous views from all the rooms in the house make this spectacular home the perfect choice for your Lake Oconee getaway! A big back and side yard area are fantastic for family games, activities, and outdoor enjoyment. A big back and side yard area are fantastic for family games, activities, and outdoor enjoyment. This home has very comfortable beds, lake views from every room with space for everyone to find their own area to hang out.
Details: 9 guests · 4 bedrooms · 5 beds · 3.5 baths · $416/night · More Info
This is a lovely getaway to kick back, enjoy some family time or a spend a relaxing week away from it all. The firepit is great for enjoying the lake view while drinking a glass of wine or roasting marshmallows in the evening.
The natural light throughout the house welcomes the outside in and allows you to enjoy the beautiful Lake Oconee view. The home has two kayaks to explore the lake, and a brand new max dock for boating, fishing, and swimming.
Details: 9 guests · 4 bedrooms · 7 beds · 3 baths · $629/night · More Info
This luxury vacation rental on Lake Oconee comfortably sleeps up to 19 people and features numerous master suites. Enjoy 180-degree water views and very close to the Ritz Carlton, with an idyllic spa. Private dock, outdoor fire pit, game room and theater…you won’t want to leave.
Pontoon Boat Sweetwater PE220 rental option available for additional fee.
Details: 16+ guests · 7 bedrooms · 17 beds · 6.5 baths · $921 · More Info
Rentals on Private Lakes
The cabin is located 15 minutes from downtown Ellijay and downtown Blue Ridge in an area close to hiking, white water rafting, fishing, tubing, rock climbing and mountain biking. Paddle board, kayak, fish and canoe on the lake but be aware that swimming in the lake is not advised.
Details: 10 guests · 3 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2 baths · $150/night · More Info
The upper level (of three) hosts the master suite/bath with private deck and the loft area with a double day bed. Head down below the main level via the exterior steps and you find the lower family room which contains a sofa sleeper with a coffee table and seating. Outside you can sit by the lake, read a book, go for a paddle, fish for bass and walk the neighborhood trails.
Details: 6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 6 beds · 2 baths · $233/night · More Info
Entire cabin with pond, kayak, and 5 acres to roam are yours to enjoy privately! Centrally located between Tallulah Falls and charming Clarkesville, this quaint cabin is also minutes away from many beautiful North Georgia wineries, Minnehaha Falls, Amicolola Falls, Toccoa Falls, Lake Rabun, Panther Creek Falls and Angel Falls. This charming cabin has been freshly designed for your comfort and leisure. Everything is new and inviting!
Details: 6 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 2 baths · $165/night · More Info
Only 10-15 minutes from downtown Athens and UGA, the quaint 8-acre lake, with 1200 feet of shoreline and wooded surroundings. It offers an escape with lovely views from every window!
The lake is stocked with bass, bream, and white perch. If you are lucky you may catch a glimpse of Mr. Beaver and you will definitely enjoy seeing a variety of water foul and blue birds as you tailgate or relax on the dock or the lakeside patio.
Details: 6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 3 beds · 2 baths · $171 · More Info
Perched on hillside and surrounded by tall trees, it’s a quiet, private oasis in a gated community with three private lakes for fishing and a five minute walk to the Toccoa River and hiking Chattahoochee National Forest. The living room has vaulted ceilings, two skylights, and large windows to let in light and maximize the view.
Details: 6 guests · 2 bedrooms · 3 beds · 2 baths · $235/night · More Info
This cabin is situated on a peninsula and has big views of the lake, great fishing, comfortable beds with great linens, vaulted ceilings, a gourmet kitchen, fishing, kayaking, nature walks, & lake swimming.
Guests enjoy access to gorgeous lake views that are even better if you like to kayak! Fishing on the dock, fire pit, large grill and gourmet kitchen. Delicious restaurants and boat dock are 5 minutes away.
Details: 8 guests · 4 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2 baths · $383/night · More Info
Cozy, modern & rustic cabin in the Aska Adventure area of Blue Ridge across from the Toccoa River. Swing on the porch or enjoy the outside fire pit while listening to the river, relaxing and forgetting your troubles. Cook a meal in the open kitchen, dine at 2 eateries within walking distance or travel to Blue Ridge or Ellijay and visit one of the many great restaurants.
Details: 6 guests · 2 bedrooms · 3 beds · 1.5 baths · $165/night · More Info
Located 50 feet from the Toccoa River, the cabin has an open floor plan with spectacular architecture, huge decks, waterfall/pond, firepit, and great views. There is also a shared pool, hot tub, quarter mile of river frontage, trails, and more.
Details: 10 guests · 4 bedrooms · 5 beds · 3 baths · $202/night · More Info
Nestled comfortably upon the banks of the Toccoa River sits this charming log home completely immersed in mountain life. River Run is the heart of the Aska Adventure Area. Allow nature to be your playground, or relax with the modern comforts of home & the ambient sounds of the Toccoa right outside your back door.
Details: 8 guests · 4 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2.5 baths · $299/night · More Info
Water lovers, run to Riverwalk. With its secluded riverside community and unique Native American fish trap vestige nearby, the tranquil sights of the rushing water will instantly lure you in. Completely surrounded by woods, Riverwalk offers total seclusion, without another home in sight.
Grab your fishing gear or inner tubes and head out for a relaxing day on the water — it’s only a short half of a mile walk or drive to Riverwalk’s 180 feet of Toccoa River access. Explore the fish trap, which was built by Native Americans generations ago and still stands as a glimpse into how fish were caught in earlier days.
Details: 10 guests · 3 bedrooms · 7 beds · 3 baths · $315/night · More Info
This stunning cabin will have you feeling carefree whether you are listening to the tranquil sounds of the Toccoa River from the spacious outdoor pavilion or enjoying the rustic elegance inside. Hooked on Toccoa is uniquely located with step-in entry directly into the river, giving you private access to world-class fly fishing and is also the perfect spot for tubing, kayaking or just splashing around in the refreshingly clear tailwaters of the Toccoa.
Details: 10 guests · 4 bedrooms · 6 beds · 3 baths · $474/night · More Info
Right on a gorgeous deep spot of The Cartecay River, with a platform dock overlooking the water, this cabin is the ultimate private retreat. Fish, tube, kayak (all equipment provided) or swim in the river. When you get tired, head inside for foosball, TV, grill out, or just relax on the back porch. There’s a fire pit with seating for 8 +Tiki Toss game. This home is next door to The Gingerbread River House & can be rented together.
Details: 9 guests · 3 bedrooms · 5 beds · 1 bath · $150/night · More Info
With the Cartecay flowing less than 50 paces from the back door, you’ll feel like you’re living in a nest in the treetops, surrounded by the soothing sounds of the river gurgling over rocks, a sound that permeates every bit of space on the property.
Its cathedral ceiling and huge windows let in lots of natural light, maximizing the view of the river below. It’s easy to see why it was featured on the HGTV television series “DIY”—it definitely has the ‘wow factor!
Details: 6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 3 beds · 3 baths · $333/night · More Info
Nestled in a picturesque valley at higher elevations with views of the lower gorge and the Cullasaja river rapids as your playground, the open floor plan and abundant windows bring the outdoors in.
Originally a 1940’s tobacco barn, this spacious house has been skillfully and lovingly turned into a unique and wonderful home on the river. The water runs quickly here but includes deep, calmer fishing holes. Some of the best trout fishing in the county!
Details: 5 guests · 3 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2 baths · $371/night · More Info
Very private setting directly on the Chestatee River. Appointed with all necessary essentials. Hot tub, puzzles, games, smart tv with streaming only. Within a few miles to local wineries, six miles from downtown Dahlonega and 18 miles from Helen. Perfect for fishing.
Details: 10 guests · 4 bedrooms · 3 beds · 2 baths · $225/night · More Info
Tucked away in the woods with breathtaking mountain views and the Ellijay River running through the property, this comfortably inviting home is the ultimate in rustic luxury in a private, secluded setting. You have 200 feet of frontage down the path from the cabin’s door to cast a line. Follow the lighted path to the river, get your exercise for the day and fish to your heart’s content!
Details: 6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 3 beds · 3.5 baths · $284/night · More Info
Rentals Along the Creek
Just over 600 square feet with one bedroom, one bathroom, open-concept living room, dining room and kitchen. They supply all linens, dishes, cookware, coffee and tea. Plus, you’ll find dog beds, dog dishes and dog towels and sheets to cover furniture. The rear yard is fenced in for your pups. In addition, there is a creek side hammock and swing and a fire pit.
Details: 4 guests · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 bath · $150/night · More Info
Venture off the deck and enjoy the 5-person hot tub and large yard area with an incredibly large fire pit down by the creek. Be sure to bring your s’mores ingredients and some hot dogs! Cook it all up and enjoy dining outside in the screened gazebo over the water– with an overhanging deck to fish directly from.
Details: 5 guests · 2 bedrooms · 3 beds · 1 bath · $161/night · More Info
Enjoy the warm glow of the fireplace while sipping on a whisky as clear mountain water rushes by in the creek below. Seemingly float amongst the trees as you relax on the screened in porch filled with sunlight and a calming breeze. Show the kids how to roast the perfect marshmallow or prepare an amazing dinner in the slate stone fire pit. Sit around the dining table, chatting, playing classic games with a record playing in the background. Bathe your senses with the perfect mountain getaway.
Details: 5 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 2 baths · $175/night · More Info
This is a luxury log home (nearly 2700 square feet), not just a typical cabin rental. The home sits on 5 acres and has over 600′ of trout creek frontage so there is plenty to do with a lot of privacy. Two-person jetted tubs are in each of the two mater suites…and you’ll love the sunroom off the creekside retreat.
Details: 12 guests · 4 bedrooms · 6 beds · 3 baths · $300 · More Info
The modern meets vintage vibe is evident throughout. Two bedrooms have vintage stain glass bordering french doors that open to a porch or deck. Follow the flagstone path a few dozen feet and enjoy the fire pit area with seating for 6 overlooking the rushing creek. For entertaining, other than porch sitting and fire pit chilling, there is an outdoor ping pong table, all weather, heavy duty corn hole set and a chest full of games.
Details: 6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 3 beds · 2 baths · $325/night · More Info
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After 18 years in software development, Lesli bailed on the corporate scene. When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking in the mountains or checking out Atlanta’s culinary scene, whiskey in hand.
Lesli has two kiddos -Cooper and Elliot- plus two bonus kids currently at UGA, and she’s happily married to her soul mate.