RIVER RIDGE LODGE - Blue Ridge, Georgia
Asking price: $1,549,500
Luxury Riverfront Home 5 Bedrooms 3.5 Baths
Turnkey price $1,5499,500
Real Estate Only $1,449,500
River Ridge Lodge is located on 170 feet of Toccoa River Frontage on over an acre in center of the Aska Adventure Area in Blue Ridge Georgia. This is a 4,500 square foot log home that features large slow growth Canadian Western red cedar logs with each log being unique. The home was designed and built by a master craftsman and shows the attention to detail throughout. Over $125,000 was spent in decor and furnishing for this cabin. Many unique designer touchs were added to the cabin that have been copyright protected. One of the nicesest features is the true log gazebo with fireplace that is located at the river's edge. The documented replacement costs for re-building this cabin is $1,598,000. Call us today for a viewing of this property as you will not find a nicer cabin for ths price in the Blue Ridge area. This is a great price for such an exceptional cabin on the Toccoa River!
Welcome to River Ridge Lodge! The moment you arrive you will be greeted by black bears carved into the front door. The carport area also has raccons carved into the side of the logs in the carport. area done by a local artist.
River Ridge Lodge is a 5 Bedroom 3.5 bathroom 4,500-square-foot, three-level cabin that features huge soaring ceilings and has artist carvings of bears into the logs throughout the house. The cabin is located on 170 feet of Toccoa River Frontage on over an acre in heart of the Aska Adventure Area in Blue Ridge Georgia. This is a genuine log home that features large slow growth Canadian cedar logs with each log being unique. The home was designed and built by a master craftsman and shows the attention to detail throughout.
The Toccoa river views can be seen from just about every room. The home has been professionally decorated with upscale designer rustic furnishings offering beauty and comfort as well as solid Hickory flooring throughout the cabin.
A Guided Tour of the Cabin........
The Main Floor
Entry Area: As you enter the front door of River Ridge Lodge you will be awestruck immediately by the sounds of the river and the massive Canidian logs with cut out archway in the entryhall and massive river rock fireplace that extends 20 feet up to the ceiling. Within a few seconds you will hear the tick-tock of the hickory grandfather clock in the corner. Just off the entry hall is a half bath power room and laundry area that has a brand new Maytag top of the line washer and dryer.
You will be captivated by the magnificant Elkhorn chandeliers in the Great room and dining room areas.
The Great Room Area
Great room: From the entry hall you will enter the great room that has wall to wall picture windows with beautiful views of the river and a massive river rock wood burning fireplace that extends to the ceiling. The furniture in this room is magnificent from the custom designed leather and fabric custom designed angled sofa to the matching lounge chairs that both have matching ottomans. You will also find an entertainment center with flat screen television and DVD player. As you are taking all this in and look up to the ceiling you will see a antler chandelier that extends the entire width of the room hanging from the ceiling.
Wow....20 foot wood burining fireplace extends to the ceiling
The Dining Area
Dining Area: From the great room area you will come though another hollowed out log archway that brings you into the dinng and kitchen area. This cabin has a very unique dining table arrangement that has been custom designed to match the furniture in the great room area. Four dining chairs are curved that wrap around the 72" round dining table and each dining chair can seat two to three guests comfortably. A nice lazy susan sits in the center of the table making it easy to socialize while enjoying your meals. The dining area is octagon in shape with views out to the deck area and river. Two doors off the dining area also lead out to the deck. Another huge Elkhorn horn antler chandelier is in the dining area that expands across the length of the dining area.
Tree Branch bistro table with cedar stools© 4/23/2007
Gourment Kitchen: The kitchen area is located in the same area as the dining area making ideal for family dining or entertaining. The kitchen was specifically designed by us so that we could insure we had every possible gourmet luxury imaginable. This gourmet kitchen has GE Monogram everything...from the professional six burner range with double ovens to the top of the line side by side refrigerator and best yet...even double dishwashers and two sinks. The kitchen has extra thick granite slaps with chisel cut edging that was desgined to blend in with the rustic design of the home. The kitchen would not be complete without a nice eating bar...we wanted something total new and unique so we custom designed and found an artesian to build a bistro table built out of a solid cedar tree branches and used the tops of the cedar wood to create five counter height bar stools which allows us the ability to seat 12 guests comfortably in the kitchen and dining area. Best yet this tree branch eating bar is a custom design that has been copyright protected
The kitchen was designed to blend all the the elements of nature togehter so that the rustic woods and state of the art kitchen would flow together in the design. The chizel edge granite counter tops are truly special and coordinate with the slate tile backsplashes. So many fine detail are in this gourmet kitchen you have to schedule a time to see it for youself!
Kitchen Amenities: The kitchen at River Ridge Lodge has just about every small appliance we could think of and Cussinart everything. Compelte listing can be found on the River Ridge Lodge website.
Outdoor Deck Area: Just off the kitchen and dining area is a large wrap around deck that has two outdoor 48" square dining tables that can be joined together for larger parties. From the deck you have far reaching views of the river and can enjoy the sounds of the water while enjoying meals on the deck. A large stainless steel BBQ that as been hooked up to the propane tank is located just outside the kitchen door area. The propane tank was purchased not leased and in included in the sale.
Main Floor Guest Bedrooms
Guest Bedroom Riverfront Side: The first guest bedroom is on the river side of the house and has lovely views of the river with a doorway out to the deck. The sounds of the river below makes this a really special bedroom. Full logs with a small alcove with wood carvings over the doorway. This bedroom features a queen size bed with the fine bedding ensemble that has moose and bear accents. The furniture in this bedroom is timeless with dark wood and real antique tin plate inlayed into the bed panels.
Photo shows the lovely alcove and carved archway.
Guest Bedroom Front Side:The second bedroom on the main floor is on the front side of the cabin. This bedroom features a Canyon country rustic bed set with Queen size pillowtop mattresses, televeion with remote.
Upper Master Bedroom Suite
Master Bedroom Upper Level:The upper Master Bedroom has the best views of the riverfront and you can also listen to the wrippling sounds of the river below. A french door lead out to a walkout private balcony with a bench for enjoying morning coffee. This master suites features a king size bed with pillowtop mattress, and top of the line furinture with a triple dresser and armiore that houses yet another television with remote. This bedroom has custom bedding with a lovely pine cone theme with matching roman window shades.
Hanging Log Vanity with Rustic Chain© 11/25/2006
Master Bathroom Upper Level: The vanities in the upper master bathroom are made out of real logs with copper sinks and heavy duty chains that hang from the ceiling. This unique designer touch was custom designed and the design has been copyright protected.
Master Bathrooom Upper Level: The upper master bathroom has a large walk-in shower and jetted bath tub with double vanitiy sinks that are very unique, large rustic chains hold the logs on these vanity sinks.
The Loft and Office Area
Loft Area: The loft area overlooks the great room and kitchen with full log railing. The loft is nice and cozy especially on cold winter nights. Cuddle up with a good book or enjoy the company of others while rocking in the two rocking chairs. The decor in this room was custom designed to match the upper master bedroom as this room can also serve as a Master Bedroom retreat.
Loft Office Area: Just off the great room is the stairway leading up to the loft area . The loft also has double doors that open up to a nice office area with a built in workstation that has high-speed Internet access as well as a printer and fax machine.
The Lower Level Master Bathroom Suite
The lower level master bedroom suite features a Old Hickory King size four Poster Canopy bed with pillowtop mattresses and custom bedding and bed panels for a just a bit of privacy. The suite has a small alcove with doorway a leading to the outdoor patio area where the hot tub is located. This suite also has a flat screen television with remote control.
Adjoining the Master Bedroom is a very large Master Bathroom has a large walk-in shower and double sinks, as well as another jetted bath tub. This bathroom also has a separate door that serves as the bathroom for the fifth bedroom when used. The bathroom has been designer decorated with wallcoverings that coordinates with the fabrics used for the drapes on the canopy bed in the master bedroom and matching shades. Cabints are solid wood with copper sinks and beautiful slate flooring.
Lower Level.....the Fifth Bedroom
The lower level fifth guest bedroom features top of the furniture with twin beds both having tall head and foot boards. The room has been custom designed with cowboy western rodeo wallpaper that coordinates with the custom bedding ensemble. Unqiue stagecoach night lights over each bed for reading at night. The bedroom also features a TV and DVD player.
Lower Level Family Room
From the main floor stairway it will take you down to the lower level of the house and a nice size Game Room that has another river rock wood burning fireplace . A pool table with bar stools as well as a queen size Old Hickory sleeper sofa and lots of board games for the kids. Double french doors extend the entire length of the family room where the doors lead out to the patio area whre the Hot tub is and steps that lead down to the river and gazebo area. The lower level has 10 foot high ceiling and with all the light that comes into the room you will never belive you are on the lower level of the home.
WOW...this is a real media room with a projection style television system with built in surround sound system. The medai room has a small bar with microwave and bar refrigerator in the corner for snacks and drinks while watching a movie.
Hot Tub: Enjoy the large eight person hot tub in the private area located just outside the family room and lower level Master Bedroom.
Outdoor Gazebo Area
From the outdoor patio area beautiful flagstone steps lead down to a meandering rock path to the massive 25 foot log Gazebo at the Riverbank. The cabin sits on a slight hillside which provides just the right angle for viewing the river from the house.
One of the finest features is this large Gazebo with a wood burning fireplace and rocking chairs for relaxing at the River's Edge. The river is close enough to enjoy the sounds of the river flowing by while dining or just relaxing in one of the rocking chairs.