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**9 Bedroom Luxury Lake Retreat w/Private Dock & Lakeside Pavillion**

Bedrooms 9
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Bend of the River: the ideal destination for your reunion or retreat

Set in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, on the shores of the beautiful Lake Chatuge, you'll find one of Hiawassee's most welcoming getaways with spectacular lake and mountain views! Careful thought and planning went into the complete remodel of this sprawling lakefront resort with separate upper and lower areas, providing several options to accommodate couples or groups of up to 19. Bend of the River is designed for reunions, retreats, and family vacations while enjoying your own privacy.

Bring your boat or rent from one of the nearby marinas and tie up to your own your private dock. Guests may soak in the hot tub, use the pedal boat, relax by the fire pit or on our arbor swing that overlooks the pavilion, complete with a grilling area. Activities on the grounds include volley ball/badminton, bocce ball, horse shoes, corn hole, kayaking, canoeing, a miniature putting green, ping-pong, or billiards in the game room. Enjoy end-of-the-road privacy with ample parking. Just imagine, all of this and still only 10 minutes from shopping, churches, restaurants and entertainment. 'Bend of the River' - where ordinary takes a turn toward extraordinary!

Bend of the River is Flexible With Options For All!: In all, there are a total of 9 bedrooms and 6 baths, 3 full kitchens and 1 kitchenette, and 4 fireplaces. Perfectly suited for corporate or church retreats, planning seminars, reunions or family get-togethers for any occasion (especially for the holidays), Bend of the River caters to adults, but responsible families with well-behaved children are most welcomed. Sorry, but no pets allowed, no exceptions, and the property is strictly 'Non-smoking' throughout.

Share mountain views and lifetime memories at Bend of the River, where you can relax, refresh, and renew.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in Hiawassee, Georgia

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 19
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Although the above listed cancellation policy states no refund that is incorrect. Please view our policy in the Rental agreement below.
  • Reservation confirmed pending signed emailed documents.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soaps basic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • restaurant dining guide
  • cell phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • refrigerator mini size
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , bunkroom (full w twin on top)
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen
  • .Three bedrooms have private bathrooms the other 6 share 3 bathrooms. Floor plans are available.
  • Books
  • books adult
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • games kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • beach chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio stone/concrete
  • Pedal Boat
  • porch/lanai
  • Terrace
  • unscreened porch/lanai
  • Walkway to Water
  • deck wood
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Hot Tub, Private Dock, Large pavilion, 3 full kitchens + 1 kitchenette, 4 fireplaces, fire pit area,bocce ball and horse shoe pit area, putting green, outdoor shower with hot and cold water, swing, many areas to get away and just relax. 5 kayaks and a canoe for rent with life jackets and paddles and paddle boat.. Boats must be rented before your arrival and for your entire stay.


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**9 Bedroom Luxury Lake Retreat w/Private Dock & Lakeside Pavillion**
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 68 reviews

Our entire family of 14 had a great time!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our group. The Lake was nice and cool. The water toys were used every day. Great house and location for a big group especially!

  • Submitted: 16-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great time and especially enjoyed kayaking, canoeing and pedal boating. We look forward to your next trip and thank you for choosing Bend of the River!
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The home on the lake was great. We loved all the exercise we got, from the stairs to badminton

  • 5 of 5

The home is lovely and the section of the lake was fabulous for fishing, kayaking and swimming. The kitchens were well stocked and our family had lots of room. There was never a dull moment. Lots of memories were made...The owners were great and took care of any concerns.

  • Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Friend Group Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house and backyard were great for our annual friend group mountain house getaway. The backyard was beyond amazing for our kids to play in all day Saturday. We normally go for a hike during a mountain weekend and this year we decided not to leave the house since it provided so much entertainment inside and out.

Gail was beyond helpful throughout the process in helping answer questions and anything I needed during the process.

  • Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fall getaway

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was good. A very comfortable and relaxing home. Quite comfortable for a large group of people.

  • Submitted: 10-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Is a beautiful property. Wonderful for large groups!!

  • 4 of 5

Very private & comfortable property. Would return!

  • Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Epic 80th Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated our Grandma's 80th birthday at Bend of the River Lodge. It was a special weekend had by all. There were 4 generations.. from small children all the way up to 80 years old, and there was something for everyone to enjoy! The lake is gorgeous, the mountains are breath taking, and the icing on the cake is this fun packed property.

The set up of the home, with 3 kitchens, 9 bedrooms, multiple living areas and all of the games inside and out made for the perfect setting for our group. We will be returning in the future for more family gatherings!

  • Submitted: 2-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
117 Miles
ATL - Hartsfield Jackson
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Choose from 3 Golf Courses all within 20 minutes
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 76 & 75
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
So Many to choose from: Nearest is just
Nearest Ski
110 Miles
Sky Valley, NC
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Family Friendly Beach & Playground In Town
Car: necessary

Private & sequestered, Bend of the River Resort is located just 10 minutes away from the center of town, where you'll find a wide variety of restaurants, shops, marinas, theaters, hiking trails,and the GA Mountain Fairgrounds, home of the GA Mountain Fair, Fall Festival,& many other activities, as well as the Anderson Music Hall, with a star studded line up of top recording artists & performers. Dock your boat right out back at the private dock or rent one from either of the 3 nearby marinas. Swim, kayak, and play in your own back yard or, if you choose, visit the sweet little municipal park with a white sandy beach, playground, boat ramp & tennis courts in town. Got Golf? There are at least 3 major golf courses within 10 to 20 minutes away. How about horseback riding, a tour of the 3 local wineries, or a day of pampering at the spa? Of course, there's hiking, biking, waterfalls, boating, swimming & fishing & more! End the night soaking in the hot tub or roasting marshmellows around the firepit. Come relax, refrsh, and renew at Bend of the River.

Other Activities: Lake activities, boating, shopping, kayaking, canoeing, family beach w/playground

Golf: 3 major golf courses within 10 to 20 minutes


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in Hiawassee, Georgia

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 2 2018 - Aug 11 2018
7 night minimum stay
Aug 12 2018 - Nov 18 2018
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 19 2018 - Dec 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Value Season
Dec 3 2018 - Dec 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 2 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$508.16
Property Damage Protection C$77.87
Refundable Damage Deposit C$659.95

Guests that do not need the entire lodge ( less bedrooms ) call for pricing.(not allowed during Peak and Holidays)
Normal check in 4 PM Check out 10 AM (subject to change if there is back to back reservations check in 5PM and check out 10AM)
**Holiday Rates are same as Peak rates when booking for 5 or more days**

There is a 3% fee that Home Away/VRBO charges owner for processing your credit card. This fee has to be paid by check to owner and is not included in payment info supplied by Home Away.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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