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Bucks River Lodge on the Toccoa where tranquility happens.

Bedrooms 6
Space 659 m²
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

6 Bedroom 4 Bathroom Sleeps 14

Bucks River Lodge is located on the beautiful Toccoa River which is an excellent spot for trout fishing! Only 5 minutes to beautiful downtown Blue Ridge. A kitchen that would make any chef happy in which you can cook the days catch or fix a feast for the family. Breakfast area along with kitchen bar perfect for entertaining along with a beautiful dinning room imported from Hawaii. Gorgeous gas fireplace in main living room perfect for those fall/winter nights. A sunroom with beautiful bamboo flooring overlooking the river makes reading your favorite novel a joy. Relaxation is the key while visiting us and we shall do everything to make that happen. Master bedroom on main level with king sized bed with jacuzzi tub in the bathroom. Shuffleboard located in downstairs game room along with a home movie theater with leather recliners for the ultimate viewing experience. Outside bar located underneath the lanai. A vast dock located right along the side of the river is truly a one of a kind experience on the river, in fact only place like it on the Toccoa. Perfect area for picnics and gatherings while taking in the beautiful surroundings. Also a fire pit located outside with a massive charcoal grill and ample sitting room for around the fire. (Firewood is not provided but can be for a fee, ask Neil for help with regards to firewood)

Check in is 4:00pm and check out is 10:00am. No exceptions unless approved with the owner.

More Details

Neil Sidlow. Owner
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Neil Sidlow. Owner

Originally from Manchester, England. Moved to the US in 1990. Love traveling around and have opened my home for people who enjoy doing the same as me. Staying in beautiful locations around the world and Bucks River Lodge happens to be one of these places.

Neil Sidlow. Owner purchased this lodge in 2007

Why Neil Sidlow. Owner chose Blue Ridge

Some people call it heaven, I just call it home.

What makes this lodge unique

The location of the property and easy access to everything one would need.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in Blue Ridge, Georgia

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 659 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large Master With it's own Door leading out to the Deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest Room on Main Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Over Looking the River
    Bedroom 6 - 2 double
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Check in Time is 4:00pm and check out is 10:00 am. No exceptions unless approved with the owner. Any cancellation subject to a $150.00 service fee.


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Bucks River Lodge on the Toccoa where tranquility happens.
average rating of 4.7252746 based on 91 reviews
Nashville, TN

Wonderful location - lots of space, lots of relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was a stellar experience. We had multiple families with multiple kids each, and everyone had plenty of space - both for people to get their quiet time and for groups gathering together .

There are porches galore, a deck by the Toccoa, a professional kitchen (inside) and grill (outside), and a fire pit big enough for a dozen people to roast marshmellows without crowding. The hosts - Neil and Neil Sr - are wonderful. They were more than happy to talk with those of us who wanted to know more about the area (and their horses, goats and chickens) but also gave the group plenty of time and space to just enjoy ourselves.

There are HD LCD's all throughout the bedrooms and common rooms, and a blu-ray/dvd player hooked up to the projector in the theater room. The hot tub is also spacious and enjoyable, located next to the theater room. The parents could relax in the jacuzzi while kids watched movies just inside.

Can't wait for our next visit - a truly wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: 3-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How nice to have such wonderful people stay at our home and treat it as if it were their own. We are so glad everyone had a wonderful experience and look forward to having you back soon. You're more than welcome. Hope the log turns out as a nice bowl. Please send photos of it once it's done. Neil Sidlow Owner
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Relaxing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The property was spacious and clean. There were fourteen of us and we all had plenty of space to spread out. The kitchen was wonderful to cook in and we had plenty of room to all eat at one time. I cannot say enough about the movie theatre room! It was a cold weekend so we all enjoyed watching movies. We enjoyed the cute animals and the outdoor view. The back sun room was perfect for reading and enjoying the view of the river. We have been going on this trip for 8 years now and this property is one of our favorites. We would not hesitate to go back.

The owners were also very helpful with the adjustment of the air and the hot water heater. Once adjusted to our preference it was perfect! Thank you so much for a lovely weekend.

  • Submitted: 29-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Bucks River Lodge. We are so happy you all enjoyed your stay. Come back soon.
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  • 5 of 5

Great Christmas Holiday spent in this Awesome home.. The home is perfect for a large family wanting to have fun. The movie room and game room are a great time. The trout Stream provided hours of entertainment for our kids and grandkids.. The home is very well equipped and spacious. Add in the Hot Tub and the live animals on property makes this a MUST stay... Neil and his wife were very accommodating and were only around if you needed them. We will be back!!! The Ely Family

  • Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Scott and Family, It's so nice to hear everyone had a great Christmas at Bucks River Lodge. Please come back soon.
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First class

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay! Stayed week of Thanksgiving. Kids and grand kids thoroughly enjoyed fire pit at night... and playing with/petting/feeding horses, goats and chickens. Neil, Neil Sr. and Mo are very hospitable and accommodating. Plenty of room for our group of 14. Kitchen is well equipped. Serene, quite place on Toccoa River.

  • Submitted: 8-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

To say great will be a understatement this Home everything we could Ask for.

We enjoyed the convenience of the homeowner and his mother they were helpful. I look forward to coming back visiting the property again. The animals were friendly the property was fitting for the occasion.

  • Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I enjoyed this property during our weekend couples getaway. The property is beautiful and not too far outside of town--which gave us the feeling of being away but close enough to run into town for shopping and other needs. The house was super spacious and had plenty of room for us to kick our feet up and enjoy. We absolutely loved the theater room (where we reclined and watched college football) and the hot tub was great for an evening dip on a chilly night. Neil was wonderful and super responsive whenever we had a question or needed anything to be addressed. We will definitely book this lodge again.

  • Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Atlanta Hartsfield/Jackson
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
WhitePath CC
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Chesters Bar and Grill.
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
North Carolina
Car: recommended

Located on the toccoa river which is one of the best trout fishing rivers in the southeast. Centennial olympic park is a short drive away where the 1996 olympics took place for white water rafting and kayaking. You can take a trip down the ocoee river for white water rafting class 4/5 rapids for a trip of a lifetime. Downtown blue ridge is a short 5 minute drive from the house where you will find great local shopping and fine dinning along with great arts and crafts shops as well. There is also a scenic railroad that will take you from blue ridge to copperhill Tennessee. Check in is 4:00pm and check out is 10:am. No exceptions unless approved with the owner.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in Blue Ridge, Georgia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 30 2017 - Oct 27 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$99.8
Refundable Damage Deposit C$252.66
Cleaning Fee C$315.82 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

There will be a $150.00 cancellation fee for any canceled bookings. To cover the cost of credit card charges made on the booking and administration fees. There is a $500.00 minimum charge for weddings in addition to a 2 night stay, which my go up depending on the amount of guest attending the wedding. Deposits will be refunded within 30 days of check out. If booking is cancelled within 60 business days of check in, there will be no refunds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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