Mtn.Secluded Cabin, 3 Bdrms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 8, Clean, Cozy, Well furnished
Melanie and Jim Buckshaw
About Melanie and Jim Buckshaw
We built Black Ankle Lodge as a getaway home. We have a love and respect for the outdoors. This cabin is special to our family and we visit it often. We know you will enjoy it as much as we do.
Melanie and Jim Buckshaw purchased this Cabin in 2002
Why Melanie and Jim Buckshaw chose Cherry Log
We choose to build Black Ankle Lodge on this site because of the endless Chattahoochee National Forest behind it. It offers total privacy and wildlife viewing. Black Ankle is conveniently located, 13 miles, to the town of Blue Ridge. Just minutes to the Toccoa River & Lake Blue Ridge. The property is nestled on a mountain ridge with the Chattahoochee National Forest surrounding the cabin and has two springs running through it. Conveniently located near the Appalachian Trail system/Benton MacKaye suspension bridge and Chattahoochee National Forest. It offers spacious outdoor activity without leaving the grounds. Various hiking trails are right off the property. If you like to jog or mountain bike, it's the perfect workout, or enjoy peaceful walks or hikes in beautiful surrondings.
What makes this Cabin unique
Black Ankle Lodge is a secluded, spacious, cabin featuring, 3 bedrooms, 3 bath with loft. This cabin comfortably sleeps 8. Very well maintained and CLEAN. The master bedroom offers a temper-pedic king sized bed and satellite TV, Blu-Ray, private bath and private deck view of the mountain, with 2 rockers. The guestroom features a comfortable queen sized bed and satellite TV, Roku along with private French doors onto the deck with hot-tub. Downstairs bedroom with 2 queen beds, satellite TV, private bathroom. Bathrooms are comfortably appointed. Hot tub towels are offered for your convenience. Wireless DSL and satellite, Sirius/XM, Smart TV with Bose surround sound stereo, DVD/CD player, Blu-Ray, Roku for streaming Netflix, Amazon Prime video, Hulu, and more. Flatscreen/Smart TV's in all rooms. The kitchen is very well equipped. The basement offers washer/dryer. Air hockey table. Propane grill, Gas grill, and Green Egg smoker. Firepit area with swing, seating, and picnic table. Firewood on the premises. Covered. Immaculately kept. Very clean.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Kids under 5 caution, high stairway, hot tub
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful property and home with exploring in nature right outside the door. The owners are so responsive and their mountain home is beautiful.
Amazing little cabin feels like home
5 of us came for a short girls weekend and had an incredible time! We loved the coziness of the house and how clean everything was. It’s secluded but close enough to go out for hiking, shopping, or to dinner in downtown Blue Ridge. If you’re coming from the Atlanta area, places do close a lot earlier than you may be used to, but that’s part of the charm of small towns.
The house was super comfy and had plenty of space for us. The beds on the main floor and upstairs and quite firm, and the downstairs beds are softer, but all of us slept very well! The kitchen was a dream to cook in - fully outfitted with cooking utensils, pots/pans, and dishes. Not to mention loads of space for many of us to help at once. We spent most of our time on the porch though- enjoying the view, sounds of nature, and each other’s company. 10/10 recommend. We loved our time here.
Thank you so much, Elizabeth! We are so glad you had a great visit and a comfy stay. Please return!
An amazing stay!
The pictures of your home were absolutely on point! Your home is absolutely beautiful. The owners really thought about their guests and prepared for their essential needs. The home was spacious and comfortable. I love how the home was decorated. This home was not your average rental. I highly recommend this home. I will be returning !
Thank you Deborah! We are glad you had a great time and were comfortable at our cabin. Please return!
Just what we needed. Beautiful cabin. Loved all the little details. Had everything we needed. Thank you for sharing your piece of heaven! Cant wait to come back!!
Thank you! We're thrilled you had a great stay! Come back again!
Really had a good time. The swinging bridge was quite an experience, very off road. House was clean and nice.
Beautiful area, accommodations were perfect for us.
Thank you for your review!
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Black Ankle Lodge is just minutes away from some of the best waterfall exploring, hiking, and trout fishing streams in North Georgia and beautiful Lake Blue Ridge, and Toccoa River.
Conveniently located near the Appalachian Trail system/Benton MacKaye suspension bridge and Chattahoochee National Forest.
Deer feeding close to the cabin during the early morning or sunset hours. Walk through the quaint downtown of Blue Ridge, shop the antique shops, enjoy coffee and the arts, or make a day at the spa and take in one of the many microbreweries and wineries. The historical Swan Drive-In is also in town for a night at the movies. A complete listing of all activities and services is located in the Black Ankle binder. Kayak, canoe, paddleboard, and tubing rental are within a 2-mile drive.
Black Ankle Lodge is minutes from the Aska Adventure area and approximately 15 Minutes to historic downtown Blue Ridge, GA. Blue Ridge Scenic Railway with day trips to Tennessee available and the Historic Swan Drive-In. For more info on these sites simply google them.
Backyard borders Chattahoochee National Forest, for privacy all around with deer/animal watching.
Like to zip-line? There are so many places to zip-line places and outdoor fun to enjoy.
While enjoying your stay at Black Ankle Lodge, dine at the Toccoa Riverside Restaurant, watch a drive-in movie at the Historic Swan Drive-in. Shop at the Blue Ridge Arts & Antique walk.
Kayak, Paddleboard or boat on beautiful Lake Blue Ridge. Lake Blue Ridge within 10 minutes drive. Canoe, Kayak & Tube rental are available 2 miles from the cabin. Tube down the Toccoa River. Hike Benton-Makaye Trail
Fly-fisherman a guided fishing tour with Unicoi Outfitters on the Toccoa River
Guided fishing tours, rafting, and fishing on the Toccoa River, hiking, and biking in the Chattahoochee National Forest, Waterfall hikes, Amicolola Waterfall. Skeet shooting, Horseback riding.