Laurel Valley Lodge is named for the mountain laurel covering the valley it overlooks. Approach this beautiful mountain retreat in springtime and you’ll see pink and white blossoms around the cabin and throughout the valley below. Here, you’ll enjoy spectacular mountain views, and your location in the popular Aska Adventure area puts you close to everything. One of the few five-bedroom cabins in the North Georgia Mountains, this spacious lodge is ideal for large groups, family gatherings, holidays and business retreats. Good times are sure to “blossom” here among the laurels!
The living room will welcome you with its cathedral ceiling and enormous iron chandelier. Sink into the leather sofa to watch a movie, or curl up in front of the fireplace with a glass of wine. Unique accents will delight you, from the twisted bark branch table and bird’s nest lamp to the wood-carved guest book.
And each room is imbued with charm, with tongue and groove wood throughout, hickory branch furniture, Middle Eastern rugs and rustic fixtures. Seasonal garland and arrangements celebrate nature’s beauty all year, including a small Christmas tree at the holidays; harvest decorations in autumn; and ivy, birds and flowers during spring and summer.
The upstairs loft offers a recreation room with a view. Play pool on the hand-carved billiards table, or have a drink at the hickory pub table while enjoying vistas of the mountain range and laurel blooming below.
The second living room downstairs makes a great hangout for the kids. On rainy days, they’ll love watching movies or playing board games in front of the cozy fireplace.
Whether a holiday feast or Super Bowl snacks, you’ll have everything you need to entertain in this fully equipped kitchen, featuring custom cabinetry, granite countertops, stainless appliances and gourmet cookware.
The main level’s huge wraparound deck is perfect for outdoor entertaining. Grill the Georgia trout caught earlier from the Toccoa, and share stories around the fireplace. On the lower deck, relax under the stars in the sunken hot tub or enjoy a nightcap on the Adirondack chairs.
Fascinating wildlife frolics outside your door. Bring some bird food, fill the feeders, and pour water in the birdbath, and you will be visited by a variety of colorful birds. Flying squirrels will also eat the bird food at night – grab your flashlight and watch them fly from tree to tree. You may also spot some deer, or even a bear!
Each bedroom has its own theme, with hand-quilted bedding and variations of cedar and knotty pine. “The Crow's Nest” bedroom is closest to the stars, reflected in the room’s star theme – and in your views from its walkout porch. The main floor master has a twisted branch king bed and designer bedding. Indulge in a movie under the covers, or watch for flying squirrels from your private balcony. Also, there are two queen suites on the top floor loft area with its own bathroom. On the lower level, you’ll find another master king bedroom and second bedroom with two full beds, perfect for children or single people.
Whether you’re seeking rest or play, this spacious retreat will provide a wonderful vacation experience for you, your family and friends. Happy memories of your stay at Laurel Valley Lodge will bloom and grow for years to come!