House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
Hi, I am Mark. I love to travel just like you probably do. I feel so lucky and blessed to own this beautiful home and even luckier to get to share it with you. I am involved in real estate (own and rent long and short term rentals) and my main role is as a handy man. Its a good thing that I am so handy and love to fix things and paint! My favorite thing is getting to stay at the cabin after some guests have left and reading all the kind, and amazing comments left in the guest book. It feels really good to know that I have brought a little joy and happiness to others!!
Mark purchased this House in 2008
Why Mark chose Dawsonville
Big Canoe really is such a beautiful place. Its the perfect combination of privacy and nature, but at the same time you won't feel like you are in the middle of the woods all alone. There is so much to do from fishing, swimming, canoeing, golfing, and my two favorites..hiking and eating out.
What makes this House unique
What really made me fall in love with Stargazer Lodge was the amazing Great Room and Kitchen! I love fixing dinner, while looking out over our great room. What really puts this room over the top for me is the amazing bay windows and view of the North Georgia Mountains! Sitting on our back deck eating dinner, really makes me appreciate the calm and serenity of the Mountains. The view during the day is amazing, and I love sitting with my friends and family around this table. If it's getting too sunny, we'll often move to our screened porch for cushioned seating, where you can still have a great view of the Mountains. At night, the views of the stars are amazing. I love opening the hot tub, and looking up at the stars while taking a nice relaxing dip. My friends and I love going upstairs to the den for movie night. We love cinema, and keep a ton of DVD's at our homes. We even started showing Netflix & Disney+ due to popular demand, and it's great too! We have a really comfortable sectional sofa that everyone relaxes on, and it really makes a nice touch to a wonderful day hiking, canoeing, and swimming.
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - Kids will have a great time in Big CanoeKids will have a great time in Big Canoe
No smoking - Cigarette smoking is permitted on the porchCigarette smoking is permitted on the porch
Max guests: 8
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Relaxation and Solitude
Beautiful home, comfortable beds with quality bedding, well stocked kitchen. The game rooms with pool, ping pong table, fuse.ball and pinball were an added bonus. Would highly recommend and look forward to our next visit.
Relaxing retreat- and unexpected pandemic hideout
The stargazer was the perfect getaway for our family of four. Comfortable beds, a well-stocked kitchen and sitting by the fireplace with a beautiful view of the mountains were as enjoyable as relaxing in the media room to watch a movie or play a game from the game closet. We also loved the basement with its table tennis, pool table and foosball. Mark has thought of everything with well-placed night lights, candles in every room and lots of comfortable seating inside and out. The decks are great, although with our cold, cloudy weather we didn’t get to use them as much as we might have liked. I did enjoy watching the sunrise from the screened patio and listening to the birds sing. We didn’t try out many of the neighborhood amenities but there are several restaurants nearby that were good for dine-in and takeout and there is some nice hiking close by. The hot tub was relaxing and enjoyable during the chilly weather. Check-in and out were a breeze. Thanks for letting us hide out from the virus in your lovely mountain getaway!
Very nice property and very easy to rent.
Wonderful vacation home
Very nice home. Loved the open floor plan, the fireplace, and all of the available entertainment.
Perfect mountain retreat
Highly recommend this mountain home for your next rental. Mark is a great host. The check in process was very easy. The house exceeded our expectations. No detail was overlooked. Kitchen was fully stocked, bedding was cozy, great loft space, fun game room basement and comfy patio furniture. The listing didn’t mention the pinball machine, so that was a wonderful surprise for us!
We had a memorable weekend with out of town guests. Would definitely rent from Mark again.
This was a great property to relax and regenerate. Three nice bedrooms with King beds and private baths. Great couples weekend.
Whenever I go stay at the cabins in Big Canoe, I'm always taken by the peace and serenity of the North Georgia mountains. It always makes me feel at ease to hear the churning and splashing of the waterfall at Shooting Star Falls, and I'm always left breathless looking out over the mountains while at Stargazer Lodge.
The three vacation rentals we offer in big canoe turns a picturesque destination, into memorable experience for everyone's tastes! Family owned and operated for over 10 years, Canoe Classic Rentals provides you exquisite accommodations with all the amenities you would desire from a 'home away from home.'
We know how important it is to find a mountain cabin rental that is more than just clean - our goal is to provide the ultimate rental experience with all of the necessities and comfort of your own home. Look no further than Canoe Classic rentals in the gated vacation community of Big Canoe.
Read further for more information on local attractions to Big Canoe and our vacation homes!
Gibbs Gardens - You’ll begin to experience Gibbs Gardens’ unique blend of natural and man-made features as soon as you turn onto Gibbs Drive. A shaded allée created by 120 Red Sunset Maples bordered by towering Leyland Cypress trees will lead you through a cathedral-like canopy of trees to the hidden gardens beyond.
Amicalola Falls State Park - Beautiful state park just 15 minutes from the gates of Big Canoe offers numerous hiking trails of varying lengths and a mountaintop lodge and restaurant. Amicalola is the tallest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River and one of Georgia's most popular state parks.
Horseback Riding - Within a few minutes drive of Big Canoe is the Swan Center Monestary which provides horseback riding instruction and trail rides. Call ahead for reservations.
Burt's Pumpkin Farm - Very popular destination in the autumn and only minutes from the gates of Big Canoe. The farm is a sea of orange from late September on into November and offers hay rides and field trips throughout the fall season. With pumpkins of all sizes as well as Indian corn and a wide assortment of gourds, Burt's Farm is a must-visit when visiting Big Canoe in October.
Goldrush Dahlonega - The site of the very first gold rush in America, the quaint town of Dahlonega is just 25 minutes drive from Big Canoe through the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. With a great variety of gift and antique shops in it's well preserved downtown, Dahlonega is a great destination for the whole family. Visit the Gold Museum, do some shopping, visit a winery, or take in one of the town's many festivals throughout the year.
Lake Lanier Islands - Just 30 minutes from Big Canoe is Georgia's largest man-made lake and one of it's most visited destinations. With many options for boating, swimming, fishing, skiing and sailing, Lake Lanier has something for everyone.
White Water Rafting - If the calm waters of Big Canoe leave you wanting a little more adventure, travel north along Highway 515 through the gorgeous North Georgia mountains into Tennessee to raft the Ocoee River. An easy drive from Big Canoe, it's a family experience you won't soon forget.