USA Georgia North Georgia Blue Ridge Listing #14766

Riverwatch Retreat - Blue Ridge, GA

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57 reviews
Max. occupancy: 10 (8 adults) 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Futon 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms No pets 
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Fish & raft at this riverfront home w/ hot tub, firepit & large screened porch

Spend your days fishing, rafting, and tubing on the Toccoa River at this three-bedroom Blue Ridge retreat, a wonderfully appointed riverfront home with a private hot tub and firepit, a game room with a pool table, and a spacious deck and screened porch for enjoying the North Georgia beauty that surrounds you!

You'll find this home in the Aska Adventure Area nine miles southeast of downtown Blue Ridge, where it sits directly on the shores of the Toccoa River. Pass the morning hours rafting and fishing for trout right outside your door, gather the troops for a family hike to Fall Branch Falls (four miles west) or Springer Mountain at the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail (19 miles south), or head into downtown Blue Ridge to go antiquing or catch a movie at the legendary Swan Drive-In Theatre.

Wake up each morning to the sounds of the river and of the leaves swaying in the breeze, and make your way into the kitchen (with a dishwasher) to prepare breakfast as a family. Bring your coffee outside to the expansive screened-in porch, head down to the river's edge to cast a morning line, or use the free WiFi to make plans for the day ahead. Whether you choose to go for a hike or play putt-putt at Lilly Pad Village nearby, you'll come home to lunch on the gas grill, a soothing soak in the private hot tub, and a friendly game of nine-ball on the pool table in the game room. Each evening, you can reconnect with your loved ones as you sit down for dinner outside, tell stories around the firepit, and retreat indoors to watch movies and play games in the warmth of the gas fireplace.

You'll never forget the days you spend on the shores of the Toccoa River - begin planning your family retreat to Blue Ridge today!

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.



Children's games

Common areas

Game room



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Kitchen & dining







Water view






DVD player


Nearby activities & attractions

Golf nearby

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Board games

Pool table : Private


Gas grill : Private








57 reviews

Cissy N. Oct 2022
The house was set up perfectly for us. We had kids downstairs and adults up. We used the up porch, fireplace, hot tub, and fire pit daily!
steven M. Jul 2022
We have rented this home a couple times now and already booked it for next year! Everything works for our two families to stay comfortably! Only thing I suggest is a pantry to put our food in as the one is now locked up and unusable had to store food and condiments on table.also suggest maybe a bigger trash area or a multi pickup if guests staying a week. Beautiful home to float the river and get back out at your cabin.
Lori C. Jul 2022
We had a great time! The house was just as described and the kitchen was well stocked with everything you need, even large pots and pans. We went tubing every day we were there. We will be back!
Robert H. Jun 2022
What a great place for our family; plenty of comfortable space, beautiful views of river from screened in porch, the steps down to the river was nice (floated the river 2 days in a row) went to Sandy Bottom Recreation site and put in our own tubes and started the 2 hours float back to the house was a definite do again type thing! One issue and it was quickly taken care of by our host, so not worthy of the complaint on here!
Donald B. Jun 2022
This was our fourth stay there. We go every 2 years so as not to burn out the family if we went every year. The kitchen upgrade was nice - esp. the new fridge - we had 25 lbs of frozen shrimp which fit into the freezer very well. I thought we would have to get some dry ice to keep some of the shrimp frozen. You locked up the pantry in the kitchen tho - that was nice to have for storing food items that everyone brought. Just had to keep them in boxes on the floor. Also, you did away with the small hutch that was located at the end of the kitchen cabinets - that was nice to keep snacks and some storage underneath. One of the best features of the house is the screened in porch - it's great to have coffee or just sit outside and listen to the sound of the river - without bugs. It's also large enough to have cornhole competition. The rec room is really nice too - with the pool table. Overall it was a great vacation that everyone enjoyed. I would
highly recommend it.
Don B
roberto p. Mar 2022
Beautiful location. Cabin is amazing and comes with everything you can possibly need. Very relaxing and quiet. The river right in front of the home is breathtaking. Shopping and entertainment also close by. We definitely recommend!
Patrick C. Dec 2021
The owners went out of their way to provide Christmas themed decor and dishes. Everything we needed was there already.
Gene W. Aug 2021
Les and Suzanne W. Jul 2021
Enjoyed God's handiwork by the river and on the trail to the swinging bridge. We drove up the river and tubed back to the house many times. Saw deer and fireflies (only in June perhaps). We brought our favorite games & played everyday, as well as billiards, hot dogs & S'mores over the fire pit and enjoying the hot tub. Lots of stairs but lovely well-equipped cabin and comfy beds. Would love to return.
Sadie F. Jun 2021
It’s so relaxing just listening to the river! This house has everything! We enjoyed the tubing, fire pit, grill! If there would be anything I would change it would be the oven! It cooks about 15 degrees lower the what it states. But that’s literally it! Beautiful stay and wonderful family time!
Manager response:
Hi, Sadie! Thank you for staying with us! We are so glad you had a great time. We take guest feedback seriously and have forwarded your information to the local staff so they can review the oven and update the home as needed for future guests. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again soon!
Cathy R. May 2021
Everything was awesome
Bany M. Feb 2021
this is the perfect GET AWAY spot. Other than the pet hair on guest the bed this place was clean. Perfect place to just get away from the daily grind. The river in the front is so soothing and relaxing.
Manager response:
Hello, Bany! Thank you for your review. We are thrilled to hear that your vacation was an enjoyable experience for all involved! We appreciate you bringing the pet hair to our attention and will notify our housekeeping team to have this addressed. Thank you for staying with us - we hope to host you again soon!
Ray T. Jul 2020
Great house, very comfortable, good beds, all necessities are available and right on the river. Will visit there again.
Sharika L. Jul 2020
This cabin was a complete peace of mind. Very clean and comfortable.
Jennifer D. Jun 2020
We had a great time at the house, we tubed from sandy bottoms back to the house and then jumped in the hot tub! It was great!!
mike h. Jun 2020
Overpriced for what it is
Manager response:
Mike, thank you for your stay at the Riverwatch Retreat for your Blue Ridge getaway. We are sorry to hear that we were not up to expectations. We are always looking for ways to improve and want you to know that we appreciate this review and feedback. We truly hope for an opportunity to provide a better guest experience. Thank you again for your stay and this feedback!
Rebecca K. Jun 2020
We loved this house. It was perfect for our large party. The riverside is great for fishing and just tying up tubes to hang out.
Putting in at Sandy Bottoms and tubing to the house was a great ride! Would rent again.
Maria O. Jun 2020
The cabin was great! It had great space, beautiful scenery and loved having the river so close.
Tasnim M. Dec 2019
I rented this cabin for me and 11 other guests, and we had everything we were provided everything we needed from towels, to pillows & blankets. The cabin itself was quite spacious and had a lot of amenities, and the area around the cabin was absolutely stunning as well.
Chelsea M. Dec 2019
Beautiful home, amazing views and all the amenities! All property managers were fantastic!!
Shardool K. Oct 2019
This is a fantastic hidden gem in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The cabin is very spacious for 3 families (6 adults, 4 kids).You can sleep more people (sleeper sofas etc.) Accessibility to the river is amazing. We had our morning tea right at the river. The front porch is where we spent most of our time . The cabin is well maintained with all amenities. The wifi was working great. One thing that needs attention is the spider webs on all the windows (front porch and kitchen especially). But overall a great place and would recommend to anyone in a heartbeat.
steven m. Jul 2019
Peaceful relaxing and everyone respects the quiet times
Deborah L. Jun 2019
This place had a great porch with an amazing view of the river. There is lots of space and our family of 9 found it very comfortable.
Candi B. Jan 2019
Enjoyed our quick stay. We had a large group of 13 and had plenty of room. The view was gorgeous.
Littlejohn B. Dec 2018
First class amenities. Plenty of room. Absolutely the best we have stayed in!
Clessiane P. Dec 2018
Everything perfect! The clean is excelente!
Courtney S. Oct 2018
We spent two nights at the Riverwatch Retreat with two small children. The home is very nice, roomy, comfortable and the location and setting are spectacular. Kitchen is well appointed. I rated 4 out of 5 only because it wasn't as clean as I would expect for a home of this caliber. Many of the linens were old or worn, and the hot tub and screened-in-porch areas were not well maintained. A simple cleaning, especially of the floors, is an easy fix and would make a huge difference. Otherwise our stay was really enjoyable, great to disconnect, and would recommend.
Manager response:
We appreciate the guests feedback. This cabin has been part of our linen program for a few months, the Local Manager will inspect them to make sure that they are switched out and new. The porches and floors have been addressed by the Housekeeping Manager and will be cleaned.
Kristin K. Jun 2018
Wow! The river watch retreat was just the place we had hoped for! From great views and sounds from the flowing river each and every day, the tubing right up to the house, to group dinners on the screened in porch...Could not have asked for a more comfortable, welcoming place and neighborhood for an outdoorsy vacation! Plus just a 10-15’ trek to town and the lake with lots of great hikes/falls near by. Thank you Riverwatch Retreat for your hospitality!
Rebecca C. Apr 2018
This is a great cabin! It's well maintained and has plenty of room. We enjoyed it very much and would choose it again.
Brandon V. Jan 2018
The owners of Sundance are awesome people and very helpful. The truly care about the well being, comfort, and safety of the guest.
John P. Oct 2017
We enjoyed our stay at River Watch Retreat. The cabin was lovely, comfortable, and clean. Thank you!
Susi A. Oct 2017
My husband and I stayed at the cabin with two other couples. We were all impressed how roomy the cabin was. the master room was charming and nicely decorated wth the moose theme. We all took turns cooking, the kitchen had all the items we needed to make home made meals. The dining room table was very inviting and rustic. The porch was the perfect place to enjoy our morning coffee. Had nice conversations by the river and in front of fire pit. Hot tub was the perfect place to end our exhausting day. We all enjoyed our stay very much, starting to plan our next year's trip. You can't go wrong with this place, it has everything you need and more. Absolutely recommend it!
Autumn P. Jun 2017
We loved the riverwatch cabin that we stayed in!! It was very spacious, clean, & we loved the warm fun decor. There were lots of beds & the screened in porch was amazing!! we went for hikes, tubing down the river lots of times, fished, caught lightning bugs & frogs, roasted hot dogs & made s'mores by the fire pit... the list goes on. We stayed outside enjoying nature most of the time, even when it rained. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay & will definitely be back!! The only complaints that we had were the ants inside(to be expected in the mountains I know) & the hot tub. The hot tub water smelled horrible & was super murky & green. I contacted the front office & the lady was very helpful & instructed us on what to do. We put more shock in as instructed at 2 different times but it did not help. We made sure to wash off really good with the hose before getting in each time too but it didn't make a difference. The kids still enjoyed though. Thanks!!
Lavelle M. Jun 2017
Perfect place for my husband and me and our 2 sons, their wives, 3 teenage grandchildren and one of their friends. Plenty of beds and bathroom space. It would have been nice if there was a place on the upper porch for a hammock. We floated the river, fished and sat around the camp fire while our grandson played the guitar. Enjoyed our time at the cabin.
Jaime F. Jan 2017
Everything was absolutely perfect! We will be back
Roger D. Jan 2017
It is a great cabin for our family. Everything was excellent. We will come again to this cabin.
Tammy G. Oct 2016
We loved the cabin, can't wait to rent it again for a longer stay! Absolutely Beautiful!!
Kristy P. Jul 2016
We loved the Luxury Cabin, tons of space. We will return soon.
Francisco . Jan 2015
Roger . Jan 2015
Excellent communications regarding cabin rental fees, insurance, location, area activities and all major features of the chosen cabin. We will look forward to staying again at a Sundance Cabin Rental,....maybe in the Summer or Fall.
Janis . Oct 2014
Our first experience with Sundance was by phone calls seeking information and then we drove to Blue Ridge and Tom graciously showed us several cabins we had viewed on the internet. Great experience and we will certainly book again.
Debbie . Oct 2014
We will definitely use Sundance in the quality accomodations and extremely friendly staff.
Valerie . Sep 2014
the cabin was not cleaned when we arrived, but, the response to our call was immediate and the problem was resolved.
Lori . Aug 2014
I loved our stay at Riverwatch Retreat! Tom and everyone was very friendly and helpful, I would definitely stay here again! Amazing view of the river and very tranquil sitting on the waters edge. The cabin was very spacious, room for everyone. I loved the different seating areas of up and downstairs. Loved the stone showers and the beds were comfortable! The cabin was well stocked with towels and kitchen had everything we needed.
Sherry . Aug 2014
A blessed weekend for our family. Perfect cabin for your children and grandchildren. Game room, table for eight, screened in porch with rocking chairs for everyone. Our sons and their families loved floating down the river. The staff was wonderful and the cabin was everything the website said it would be. One of my sons and his family are trying to stay at Riverwatch again in October. We LOVED it!!!!
Regina . Mar 2014
Bless place! Perfect to relax, breath and no phones calls.
Tony . Mar 2014
5th time ive stayed there . its always great
Jose . Jan 2014
If you looking for relax, family time, fun, comfort and lot lot lot of tranquility this is the best choice, the river sound therapy is great for those stressful years of hard work, after two days there I forgot the annoying rush of the city, it's paradise, I recommend this cabin 100%
Bob . Jan 2014
Wonderful mountain experience