1950's Cabin On Cane Creek Above The Falls-2br/1ba
Romantic and private mountain cabin located just north of historic Dahlonega, on Cane Creek with 25 ft high waterfall, great room w/ massive stone fireplace, screened porch w/ rocking chairs overlooking creek, flagstone terrace within 10 ft of creek and flagstone walkway around cabin, 1950s kitchen with antique side board sink, refrigerator, electric stove, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, 1950s bathroom fixtures including porcelain tub/shower with lots of gas hot water, 90% efficient quiet gas furnace, easy unloading-park 15 ft to front door, located inside a gated facility staffed 24/7, just relax and sit by the fire or take a walk along the scenic mountain trails or take the "Georgia Wine Trail" to the many wineries nearby or enjoy a play or movie at the historic Holly Theater.
Dahlonega was the site of the first gold rush in America in 1828 and is the home of North Georgia College and State University.
The waterfall is about 200 ft downstream from the cabin. Between the front of the cabin and the falls there is a grassy area that great for bad-mitten or touch football. Then there is a small gravel parking area for the cabins that are across the creek.
If you continue walking straight ahead there is a boardwalk to an observation platform at the top of the falls and wooden stairs up to the roadway above. You can walk along the roadway down to the bottom of the falls. The roadway is the easy walk to the bottom of the falls.
There is also a foot bridge going across the creek just above the falls and another footbridge across the creek below the falls. I'm not sure if the upper trail across the creek that leads to the other side of the top of the falls has been improved and repaired to allow access to an old timber stairway leading from the top of the falls to bottom. If the stairway is open then you can circle the falls, down one side and up the other.
The best wading is just below the falls where you will find a pool of water and the creek has a rocky bottom for rock skipping and easy wading (river shoes or old tennis shoes are nice). Swimming is not allowed in the pool of water at the base of the falls for safety reasons (powerful hydraulics at the base of the falls). At dusk when the kids were young we liked to make "bark boats" out of 6" to 8" pieces of pine bark with lighted birthday candles mounted on top to see who can keep their bark boat lighted the farthest downstream.
When the summer campers are out we just give them their space so that we don't disturb their organized activity. The councilors and kids are very friendly.
We haven't been horseback riding in years, but I did find some places nearby that have horses to ride.
There are two large cast iron bells at the front entrance used as planters for ivy. These bells used to be in front of my great grandfather's home, "Two Bells", in Dahlonega where he owned a general store in the late 1800's. The home was named after his daughter Isabelle (Belle for short) and his granddaughter also named Isabelle. I have been told that one of the bells rang when the civil war ended and the other rang when North Georgia college was founded in 1873. He had the honor of representing the citizens of Dahlonega in the U.S. House of Representatives and secured the U.S. Mint Building in Dahlonega for use as the North Georgia Agricultural College, now know as North Georgia College and State University. He headed up the governing board of the college for over 30 years until his death in 1908. When my great grandfather died my grandfather's family along with my dad moved to Atlanta, and in 1951 my dad and his 3 sisters and brother decided to build this cabin next to Cane Creek so that they could visit their old hometown and discover their roots....Read more
1950's Cabin On Cane Creek Above The Falls-2br/1ba Dahlonega, Georgia
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IF YOU DECIDE TO VISIT DAHLONEGA I CAN SHARE SOME OF THE HISTORY OF THE AREA: DAHLONEGA IS A HISTORIC AREA FAMOUS FOR BEING THE SITE OF THE FIRST GOLD IN 1828. SO MUCH GOLD WAS BEING PRODUCED THAT THE U.S.TREASURY BUILT A MINT IN 1838 TO COIN THE GOLD INTO $2-1/2 AND $5 COINS UNTIL THE START OF THE CIVIL WAR. IN THE 1870's THE OLD MINT WAS GIVEN TO THE STATE OF GEORGIA AND BECAME THE NORTH GEORGIA AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE, LATER TO BECOME THE NORTH GEORGIA COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY. DAHLONEGA BECAME A CITY IN 1833 IN THE NEWLY FORMED LUMPKIN COUNTY (*SEE BELOW), WHERE THE FIRST US GOLD RUSH HAPPENED, THEN THERE WERE THE GOLD MINING ADVENTURES OF MY TWO GREAT GRANDFATHERS UNTIL 1900. ONE OF MY GREAT GRANDFATHER'S SERVED TWO TERMS IN THE US CONGRESS AND FOUNDED NORTH GEORGIA COLLEGE, LATER THE DECLINE OF DAHLONEGA AS A BOOM TOWN FROM THE EARLY 1900's TO THE 1970's, AND FINALLY THE RESURGENCE OF DAHLONEGA OVER THE LAST 40 YEARS. NOW DAHLONEGA IS FLOURISHING AS A TOURIST ORIENTED TOWN WITH A FINE UNIVERSITY, SEVERAL WINE VINEYARDS, SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS, AND HOSPITALITY GALORE.
*LUMPKIN COUNTY GEORGIA (ONE OF TEN NEW COUNTIES THAT WERE FORMED WHEN THE STATE AND FEDERAL LEADERS CONFISCATED THE CHEROKEE LANDS IN 1828 WHEN GOLD WAS DISCOVERED.
Left on 02/18/2015 for a stay in February 2015 | Andrew BReviewed Feb 18, 2015Stayed Feb 2015
There are so many things to love about this cabin, the location, the scenery, the updated interior, the stone fireplace, I could go on and on. The cabin sits all by itself on the creek so you have privacy, but it is also only a 10 minute drive to downtown Dahlonega. My fiance and I stayed here over Valentine's weekend and I honestly believe there is no other place we would have rather stayed than here. The waterfall is only a short walk away from the cabin and if you are quiet you can hear it when you are outside. The bedroom is extremely cozy and comfortable as well as the bed itself! I believe this cabin would be great for all 4 seasons and I will most certainly be returning!
Left on 01/29/2015 for a stay in July 2014 | VickiGregoryReviewed Jan 29, 2015Stayed Jul 2014
The woods, the creek, the falls, time to read on the screened porch or walk under leafy canopies...all here. Cool summer mornings, long relaxing afternoons, crackling fires at dusk by the creek, a place to roast marshmallows and tell ghost stories.
We had a truly unplugged family getaway. We walked, shopped and dined in the nearby beautiful and quaint town of Dahlonega. We cooked breakfast and made amazing coffee in the cabin's old-fashioned but up-to-date kitchen. We took day hikes on the surrounding hills. The kids played and panned for gold in the slow moving and shallow creek like kids must have done a hundred years ago.
Hal and Audrey have furnished the historic family residence to reflect the years of wonderful memories that have gone into this place. Some pieces are more modern, some are lovely antiques, all are comfortable and unpretentious. There is a TV and DVD player which you can enjoy or ignore. You can access your cell phone, email, Twitter or Facebook. But post one picture and then turn it off. And enjoy the cabin and its surroundings and your family and friends with peace and calm, laughter and fun. They are here in abundance.
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