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Lucy & Maggie Sami Max was our very 1st guest in 2007

 Just a note of thanks.  Your home is very warm and inviting.  Our stay was made even more special because we were able to bring a very import part of our family, Lucy. 

The Ballards send many thanks. 1/1/2011

The cabin was clean, welcoming and well equipped. My friends and I totally enjoyed spending time there. I most definitely will be coming back. Thank you. 
Jacky    4/21/12

Absolutely wonderful!!!
Rustic Elegance was gorgeous! The bedrooms are large and the beds are incredible. Having a private bath for each of the bedrooms was really nice. The screened in portion of the porch was a definite plus and had seating for 6. Loved relaxing in the hot tub too. Leighanne was a pleasure to work with and always responded quickly to our emails. Thank
you so much and we will definitely be back! :)  
Craig & Lisa, Marietta, GA   4/16/12

We picked Rustic Elegance to spend the Christmas holiday all together. With everyone coming from a different state - we were looking for a place to relax and enjoy our Christmas gathering. The cabin brought us a feeling of warmth, the Christmas decorations made us feel right at home. The welcome basket of goodies was such a special and thoughtful touch! We took full advantage of the beautiful, spacious kitchen - which had everything we needed to cook all our holiday meals. We enjoyed time together in the hot tub, watching movies, playing games, and even held a pool tournament between the family. All of the bedrooms were perfect - the beds were so comfy and we felt so rested in the morning. Even our furry friends (dogs) - Murphy, Oakley, and Maslow enjoyed the cabin. We also enjoyed the town of Helen - we played mini-golf, hiked in the Unicoi State Park, and did a little shopping in town and of course we had to sample some goodies from Hofer's! We are already thinking about our next visit to Rustic Elegance and will be sure to refer others to check into the cabin for their next getaway! Thanks so much Leigh Anne for your personal touches and the extra kindness, you made the experience so memorable.  
Leis/Burnett/Dolan Family, Rapid City, South Dakota/SC/NC    1/4/12

We had a wonderful stay at Rustic Elegance with our adult children and grandchild over Thanksgiving. It was the perfect place to enjoy the mountains and the cooler weather. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook our Thanksgiving dinner and the cabin provided plenty of space and privacy for three couples and a baby. We enjoyed the pool table and the hot tub, and sitting around the fireplace. We would definitely recommend it and hope to return for another visit.   
Anonymous  12/20/11

Rustic Elegance is definitely head and shoulders above other cabin rentals. There are so many positive things to say about it. The location is in a gated golf course community only 5 minutes from downtown Helen, GA. The furnishings were top notch and the bear/moose theme made the entire stay even more enjoyable. The owners went out of their way to make our stay a super positive experience. Even the hot tub was ready to go the moment we arrived. Thanks for making our first trip to Helen a terrific one!! 
James Ray, Birmingham, AL 11/14/11

We have had the pleasure of staying at Rustic Elegance twice and look forward to future stays. The cabin is beautiful, clean and spacious with all the amenities you could want in a mountain retreat. The owners are easy to work with and have made Rustic Elegance a welcoming and relaxing place to vacation. 
Dana Wren, Evans, GA   11/11/11

Great home in peaceful setting convenient to downtown Helen and Innsbruck golf course. Took mini-vacation for Oktoberfest and golf and enjoyed relaxing around home so much, we never went to fest hall or golf course. Everything needed for a relaxing time is provided for you (dvd's, games, hot tub and all household supplies.) Can't say enough how great this home is. Already planning next year's visit. Lee & Marilyn Parker, Greenville, SC   10/11/11

We had a wonderful stay at Rustic Elegance. We loved the hot tub, so relaxing! The pool table was extra fun for our two teenage boys, but everyone enjoyed it, including Granddad. The cabin was absolutely beautiful, and had everything you could possibly need. We attended a family reunion at Unicoi State Park, just minutes away. We just wished we could have spent more time at the cabin, it's soooo nice! We also had lots of fun when the very friendly dog next door came over to visit. A beautiful dog, and well-mannered. We will certainly think Rustic Elegance for our next family gathering. Thanks so much for a wonderful weekend!
Nan Cox and family, Knoxville, TN   10/8/11

Had a wonderful time in Helen. The cabin was wonderful and plenty of room for all of us. The neighborhood was very peaceful. Enjoyed walking through town and going to local wineries. Would recommend this cabin to anyone.    
Christie Evers, Tennessee  - 7/7/11

We have rented houses and condos at the beach and in the mountains before. I must say Rustic Elegance was one of our favorites. We took our adult children with us and everyone loved it. No one wanted to leave! The lay out of the house was perfect and fit our needs completely. It was so clean and very nicely decorated as well. My whole family hopes to be able to go back next year!    Barbara Dennis, Forsyth, GA  - 7/2/11

We chose to spend our 50th anniversary with our children and grandchildren away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. "Rustic Elegance" was our choice and it exceeded our hopes and expectations. We appreciated the guest service book with recommendations of things to do and see in the area as well as the written instructions for TV, hot-tub, and music system use and other "goodies" like where the games and DVD's were and a listing of all of them. You covered all bases and seemed to anticipate our questions and needs. The beds were so comfortable and the hot-tub so relaxing. Everything was extremely clean and well cared for.
We had a marvelous three days at Rustic Elegance and can recommend it highly without any reservations.  Many thanks,
Helene & Don Wilson (Decatur, GA)  - 07/02/11

We have rented houses and condos at the beach and in the mountains before. I must say Rustic Elegance was one of our favorites. We took our adult children with us and everyone loved it. No one wanted to leave! The lay out of the house was perfect and fit our needs completely. It was so clean and very nicely decorated as well. My whole family hopes to be able to go back next year!        Anonymous - 6/27/11

We had a wonderful time at the house. It's really a beautiful house; we all felt at home and comfortable. The whole house was checked over 3 times and the kitchen left neat and everything put away. It had everything we needed. Your decorating was so cute and made the house even more charming. Thank you for letting us enjoy your home! 
Anonymous - 6/23/11

Just wanted to let you know that we had a fabulous time staying in your cabin over the Christmas holidays.  Even though we were snowed in for three days and could not get up the driveway, we had a wonderful time.  Thankfully, we had plenty of food, logs for the fire, and thanks to you lots of games, movies and pool to occupy  our time.  My 6 year niece wanted to have snow for X-mas and make a snowman and as we were eating breakfast X-mas day it started snowing.   We all had a wonderful time in your beautiful home and we all decided that we would love to come back again some time.  We read about Goliath and wondered if we would get to see him, but I guess he was in hibernation somewhere.  Oh well, maybe next time.  Thanking you again for all your help and the use of your lovely home.  Best wishes to you and your family for the New Year.  
Anonymous - 12/28/10

This cabin is wonderful. It has all the amenities that you need. The bedrooms, family room with large flat screen TV, and loft with the pool table make this cabin well worth it. One of the nicest homes to stay in Innsbruck. We were welcomed by a very nice gift basket and the whole house was decorated for the Holiday including a tree. We made the warmest fire with the dura logs provided, drank hot coco and when the ice storm came through our first night we had plenty to keep occupied. The house has plenty of board games and DVD's. Thanks again for the time we had at your place.  
The Collins Family (Coconut Creek, FL) - 12/20/10

 Great stay. Exceeded our expectations. No problems whatsoever.  
Don Moore (Eustis, FL) - 12/1/2010

We have stayed in cabins for a number of years and yours is the cleanest and neatest we have enjoyed. Thank you very much for the pleasure.  
Tim Rayborn, Nashville TN - 11/09/10 

This is a very nice home. It was what we expected from the advertisement and more. It is well kept and close to the city. It is also an enjoyable house with lots of entertainment within the home. It certainly earns its name "Rustic Elegance".  
Walter and Mary Dukes Snellville, Ga  - 11/04/10 

We had a wonderful stay at this cabin over Labor Day Weekend. It is extremely clean and amenities are first rate. Pictures on website simply do not do it justice. Quick ride to Helen and all it has to offer. We hope to return soon.  
Anonymous, Conyers, GA - 09/10/10 

This was the perfect cabin to celebrate my husband's birthday. All the furnishings exceeded our expectations! Great place to grill steaks and enjoy the peace and quiet. We do plan to visit this beautiful cabin again. And thanks to Leigh Anne for all the help. My husband was completely surprised.  
Gene & Lynn Broxton, Sandersville, GA - 08/17/10

 We had a wonderful week at Rustic Elegance. The cabin has everything that you could ask for. The location was perfect since we were golfing almost every day. We also took two trips to Anna Ruby Falls. We had several visits from a bear, too. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cabin with us.  
Bob and Judy Lowry, Hudson, FL - 08/12/10

We had a wonderful time, loved the cabin. Weather couldn't have been better. A week isn't long enough, next time 2 weeks!! When we were ready to leave, would you believe our battery was dead, thank goodness for your neighbor, he was nice enough to jump the car for us. I'm ready to come back, it is sooo HOT here. We will keep in touch and send you the pictures.
Gail - 7/24/10

"Beautiful cabin"
The cabin is very spacious and clean. The rooms were beautiful, comfy bed, linens and towels. Beautiful kitchen, complete supplies!! Great grill. A lot of movies, a good variety of board games. Great location, nice pool and tennis area. It was worth it!!  
Anna (Melbourne, Florida) - 7/18/10

We took hikes to Dukes Creek Falls and Anna Ruby Falls, thanks to your great suggestions in the resource book and your excellent directions! We have always loved the outdoors and hikes in nature. I captured some wonderful moments on video and this vacation is one we’ll all remember as one of the best ever. These are the things that are “priceless.”   Thank you so much for all you do to make your cabin and the experience so delightful. Thanks, too, for the complimentary card. Your cards are beautiful! 
Anonymous 5/23/10

"More than a cabin"
Our family of six thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautifully appointed house. The kitchen is very well equipped, and everything including the gas grill and hot tub were in working order. Football games are stunning on the huge rear projection LCD TV. We would definitely stay there again.
The Odens (Kansas City USA)  11/10/09

"Wonderful cabin"
This cabin is great for families, or couples. The location is perfect, as well as the cabin itself. The small creek out back is fun for kids(and adults) to explore, and the three large beds are some of the most comfortable I have ever had the pleasure of sleeping in, not to mention the excellent kitchen and appliances. 5 Stars, I would definitely recommend this cabin to anyone trying to get away.
Grey (Pensacola, FL USA) 5/12/09

Rustic Elegance is the perfect name for your cabin. We enjoyed the big comfortable beds, the hot tub , the rockers on your front porch, everything was just wonderful. We enjoyed Helen, hiking, Betty's groceries and the peaceful surroundings of your cabin. Thank you so very much for sharing your cabin with us. We hope to stay again soon.
The Groene Family 04/01/09

The three couples in our group enjoyed the weekend. Perfect accommodations. Well stocked and maintained. Great kitchen. The guys enjoyed the golf. Great deal with the discount. Hope to return soon.  
Anonymous  02/01/09

We love Rustic Elegance! We had five adults and a 9 month old at the cabin over Christmas. The layout of the cabin could not have been more perfect and Leigh Anne had everything beautifully decorated for Christmas- including a tree! The great open floor plan made it very comfortable for visiting and entertaining and the king size beds in each of the three bedrooms was perfect for a group of adults. We have family in Clarkesville which was a very easy (and beautiful) 15 minute drive from the cabin. You are right in Helen, close to everything if you want to explore however we had a great time just staying in with the hot tub, pool table, board games and DVD collection. We often rent cabins in the mountains as well as beach property here in South Carolina and I have to say that J & L Rentals (Leigh Anne) went  above and beyond to make the reservation  process and  the stay an absolute pleasure. We will definitely be returning!    
The  Lacy  Family 12/25/08

The cabin was beautiful and in a great location. Master bathroom to die for! And loved the kitchen and big screen TV!
Anonymous -12/01/08

Beautiful and serene, perfectly located from everywhere, It could not have been a better Helen vacation destination.
Anonymous -11/01/08

What a great place to stay for the kickoff weekend of Oktoberfest!!  You have a beautiful home!  We've never eaten so much German sausage in our entire life.  We were even lucky enough to have our first ever schnitzel sticks!!!  Thanks for letting us into your home!   The Costas  9/14/08

This beautiful cabin has all of the comforts of home.  The area has an abundance of things to keep visitors of all ages entertained for longer than our stay.  We will definitely return.
Lewis Family 8/13/08

Thank you so much for such a lovely place to stay.  We had a great time!  The kids enjoyed it and the adults found everything so relaxing!  We even saw a bear!!  
The Battles & Williams - Augusta, Ga  7/27/08

What a delightful week we've had in your home in the woods.  We couldn't have asked for more - all the comforts of home - and we were especially grateful for your recent wireless connection.  This allowed my husband to have no stress because he could take care of business, when necessary.  Thank you for equipping your home with all the extras - you have thought of everything to make one's visit enjoyable!  This was my husband's first visit to the north Georgia mountains and, coming from the hot, low-country, it's been lovely to experience the cool evenings and mornings.  We love it up here! 
The Berv's  Savannah, Ga 7/23/08

The York family had a nice time here.  We loved the beautiful cabin.  It was very  cozy.  Unfortunately the weather was mostly rainy, but we still did quite a bit and had fun.  Thank you for the wonderful memories.  P.S.  Love the king size beds
 The York Family 7/12/08

We thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful setting & well-appointed place!  Everything was spotless, the guys enjoyed the pool table & big screen TV.  Thanks!  
 The Sieverts  6/27/08

Annual Ohio University Alumni girls trip:   8 of us 30 something's met for a four night vacation & this cabin served as the perfect gathering spot.   The cabin was comfy and spacious and as other past quests have shared, the beds are to die for!  Thanks for providing us the perfect backdrop for a weekend of memories. 
Beary Sincerely, " The Helen's Angels" 3/8/08

What a lovely, warm and cozy home!  We were here just for two nights but could have stayed all week.  I don't remember when I've been so relaxed and rested.  Thank you for sharing your home! 
Anonymous 2/18/08

Our stay over Christmas and New Years was delightful.  Your house is beautiful and Helen is a great town.  You'll be seeing us over the summer. 
The Juliachs 1/2/08

This rental property has everything and more for a wonderful family getaway anytime, but especially at the holidays. We brought our 15 month old as well as extended family and two dogs - EVERYONE had a blast. The place is just perfect! Every amenity you could hope for nestled right in the heart of quaint Helen, GA. I highly recommend getting some hand cut steaks at Betty's Country Store and staying in for dinner...wonderful well stocked kitchen (even with a Chef in the family!). Also, the living room sitting area is set up very nice for four or more people to be able to enjoy a movie on the 50" flat screen while still having a fire in the fireplace and playing a game of pool upstairs in the loft area. Another real plus is the fact that this rental has three equally nice bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. Very nice for three adult couples, one with a small child. Everyone had their own space while still being able to enjoy everyone's company. Great Job with the property!!  
The Swifts  12/23/07