Over Memorial Day weekend, I got the pleasure of heading up to North Georgia and spending a couple of days at Lake Burton. I’ve been in that area before, but it’s been years. I stayed with some new friends and really enjoyed seeing their cabin in the woods and getting to ride in a boat on Lake Burton. Lake Burton is definitely one of the prettiest lakes in Georgia and there are some celebrity sightings on this lake as well.
The North Georgia mountains are full of streams like this and they are always beautiful to see.
I grew up wading and playing in mountain streams in North Carolina, so this always brings back good memories for me.
The cabin I stayed in was deep in the woods near Clayton, Georgia. Such a picturesque spot in North Georgia, Clayton and Lake Burton has long been a get away destination for professionals in Atlanta who want to escape the city for the weekends. Many escape to Lake Burton and enjoy their beautiful lake homes. We’ll get to that in a minute.
So, this couple named their cabin Chaqteau Crow (as in sounds like Chateau, but they consider it a shack-teau) and crow because there are many in the area, I think. Sitting in the deep woods, we forded a small stream to get here. This cabin is over 100 years old and was owned by Georgia Power at one time. It has been renovated over the years to a charming destination for the family. It sleeps a lot of people and was a cozy place to stay.
Yes, that is what you think it is, a rubber ducky ride from long ago, sitting on a tire. You never know what you’ll see in the mountains.
A big front porch on the front is a great space to hang out. It’s quaint, cozy and very rustic cabin feel, but a great place to get away from it all.
A walkway goes to the upstairs areas.
Crow Creek sign on the porch.
Lots of good spots for sitting.
The wife is a gardener and loves her garden art as well as planting and landscaping all around the house.
A pretty blue bottle tree arbor.
An old iron bed frame sits in the woods among the ferns.
Front yard stacked stone fountain is really pretty too. That is not a real blue bird on top. The sound of the water is so relaxing.
The mountain laurel was just starting to peak and I tried to capture the beauty of these magnificent flowers.
Soft, pink and fluffy blooms all over these mountain laurel. So pretty!
They smell good too.
I had fun trying to capture their beauty, but not sure I completely did that. What a beautiful spot to stay!
Next, we took a nice leisurely boat ride on Lake Burton. It was a perfect blue sky day and crystal clear with moderate temperatures. Plenty of people were out and about since it was the first major holiday of the summer. Lake Burton is truly a gorgeous lake!
I took a zillion pics of all the magnificent houses on the lake, so enjoy. I won’t talk all the way through since there are so many pics to get through.
OK, so I think I could live in a boat house and be happy. These are pretty awesome, aren’t they?
Every house had a matching boat house.
One exciting celebrity sighting house! This is Nick Saban’s house, the famous coach of the University of Alabama football team. I’m a fan! I shared this on my Facebook page and got SO many comments, some good and some bad. It’s a beautiful home.
And here’s the boathouse, flag flying high.
This was one of my favorite houses, it was more cottage-like and really pretty.
And of course, has a matching boat house.
It was great fun touring Lake Burton and I hope you enjoyed this excursion with me! It’s a beautiful lake in North Georgia and the homes are just magnificent. I hope to get the chance to visit again!
Rita C at Panoply says
Wow, Rhoda, those homes are gorgeous. I suppose many of those are second homes for the dwellers, no? That’s a lot of money sitting on that lake, just in the boathouses alone (and yes, I could live on one of those, too!). Nick Saban is a West Virginia native (Fairmont), so folks here like to stake a claim on his as well. 😉 Love your friends’ cabin – that’s more my idea of a second place for family fun – casual, relaxed style (but, admittedly, it looks like it could be a lot of maintenance, too). Thanks for the ride!
HI, Rita, I do think a lot of these lake homes are 2nd homes for sure. Many Atlantans have 2nd homes up there for summer fun. It is amazing how big they are.
x Random question, but are any of these homes on lake burton actually rentable for summer time? I stayed at one this past june and want to look into another for next summer but i wanted to know if any of the ones you put pictures on here are actually for that or if they are only personal private homes. If you know of any that are large and on the newer side, and not old and small as some are, please let me know. I have been staying on lake burton since I was in diapers (34 years now) every summer but my grandparents sold theirs a few years back so I am looking to rent a large sized one thats nice for future summers.
Beautiful pictures by the way.
HI, Elizabeth, thanks for stopping by. I’m not an expert on Lake Burton and have only been there a few times. I think most of these homes I took pics of are probably private residences. From what I hear, Lake Burton is owned by the rich and sort of famous, so there may not be a lot of rental homes here. I would think a Google search would bring that up, but I don’t have any info on any of these homes. I was merely taking pics from the boat of beautiful homes that I admired. Hope that helps!
Barbara Hunnicutt Moore says
Really pretty lake and fabulous homes. Thanks for sharing.
tara dillard says
Houses on Lake Burton are selling. Those not on the lake, tough market. Sold a friend’s gorgeous cabin this year, by owner. It had been on the market 6 years, 3 realtors, including Poss of course. No sale.
Needing to get it off MLS for a year I told the owner, Let me stage house/garden, and list on Zillow by owner. Sold. Friend was dubious about the staging, at one point had to say, Let me do what I want or I walk away. Cabin wasn’t cheap. You know my friend saved significant money, by owner .
Miss that cabin though ! Living room had a wall of windows facing north Georgia mountain views, and another wall facing North Carolina mountain views. And the air, drinking water, miss those for sure.
Your friend’s cabin is pure delight. They’ve overdosed on their theme, 1 of the top rules of Garden Design.
Great fun seeing your boat pics. I could hear the motor. Especially thank you for the mountain laurel pics, they are my favorite, especially when they begin to drop into the water and float.
Garden & Be Well, XO T
I’d be saying “this is the life!”. Have always dreamed of living on a nice body of water. It has such a calming effect. Beautiful lake (looks super clean!), beautiful properties.
Beautiful lake! We used to get up there some but haven’t in a while. These are beautiful homes but I prefer the older, smaller cabins that all these big homes replaced. Give me a quaint cottage any time and I would be happy. Thanks for sharing Rhoda!
Lorraine Watkins says
Wow! What an impressive area. It is nice to see how the other half lives. I enjoy the water we have here in Virginia around the bay. I also wanted to mentioned that I am on Part 5 of your blogging story. Thanks again for being so transparent in all areas. I may decide to blog myself. I think it is imoortant for women to encourage one another. You are doing that through your blog. Have a great day!
Kim Nations says
Love the houses. My friend has a house on Lake Burton.. SHe and her husband her friends with the Sabins.. They are the Stocktons.. Not sure if your friend knows them.. It is a big lake. Also, Alan Jackson has a house there. Thanks for sharing..
Ted Smith says
Football coaches with homes on the lake are Sabin, Dooley, Reeves, and Gailey. Fran Tarkenton , also. Jeniffer Astin, Julia Roberts and Alan Jackson.
That looks like a little slice of heaven!
Thanks for sharing the Lake Burton pictures. I have always wanted to see the lake and houses on the shore surrounding it.
Lisa E says
Lotsa eye candy today. Beautiful. Those are second homes? Yikes!
Looks like many of the cottages here in our mountains. We have several lakes in the area too with the nice lake houses. Those fancy houses do nothing for me, but I love the lake! We do not live on a lake but are fortunate to live near one and have spent many happy hours on our boat. Love to “park” it and just enjoy the scenery – so relaxing.
I’m with you, I’ll take the white colonial boathouse shown first! The homes are gorgeous and so is the lake. I know you had a wonderful time!
Thanks for sharing the pictures of Lake Burton. I live less than an hour away from it, the mountains are beautiful, I love living in NE Georgia. Lived in Western NC and loved it there too. There is something calming about “them thar hills!”
Absolutely gorgeous. All that greenery!
Diane in Wis says
Wow … what beautiful pictures Rhoda…..of the lake and the homes. So fun to see. Thanks for taking us along on your fun weekend there!
I love this lake too. You actually took a picture of Alan Jackson’s house. And I know the one in the first pictures happens to be for sale and it is a beautiful home. I love it when you show pictures of our beautiful state.