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North Georgia Cabin Rentals - What to Bring

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There is nothing like staying in a mountain cabin, however, being prepared when you are going to a rural populated area is a must. North Georgia Cabin Rentals are no exception.  Here are the top 3 of what to bring:  

1.  Directions, Directions, Directions. "But I used my Navi"

We can not reiterate this enough.  Every single week we have folks that forget to bring their "final approach" directions to their cabin. At our north Georgia cabin rentals, we go as far as saying "you may get lost without it" but some choose to ignore this warning and rather than staying in luxury cabins, they end up at the Motel 6 (please do not ask for compensation if this happens).   Not only that, it seems that these folks arrive in the dark of night and somehow were sure that they knew how to get there because they had a "Navi".     People get so hooked on their Navi system and think it will get you there. That's fine in the city but we all know that sometimes these talking friendly voices take you down the wrong path.  Ever yell at your Navi friend?   Yes, they may get you close but even Google does not have these rural areas detailed correctly.  Most rental agencies provide a landing approach to your cabin.  This is the most important thing you can bring. 

2. If you follow step 1, you will have a nice cozy cabin, but there are things you need to bring to make your stay comfy.   Many times you could be up to 30 minutes or more from any local store.  If you are like me, you need to eat on a regular basis.  Bring some snacks to get you by if you only plan on dining out.  Many companies have opted to go green and do not supply "sample soaps", so bringing an extra towel, your favorite soap and shampoo is advised.  This is different from your typical hotel stay (we think much nicer). 

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Important Tip for wine drinkers: bring a wine opener just in case the last guest threw it in their bag and it was not replaced.  You may need it, especially if you did not remember step 1.

3. Know your recourse in the event of an accident. Keep in mind that many rural areas could take an hour or more to get help.  You may have a local physician a few miles away and could drive to their office in minutes.  Trip insurance includes these services.  Heaven forbid anything should happen but barring calling 911, it would be nice to know how to contact a local physician. Here is a doctors list close to a Helen, GA cabin.

With over 10,000 bookings, Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals provides these tips to help your stay to be the best cabin experience possible.  Please comment on this post and we will give a way a free $25 gas credit on your next trip to visit Cedar Creek Cabins. Put Blog25 in the guest notes when you book online (limit one credit per stay and for future stays only).



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This post was very helpful in making my reservations and being prepared for my vacation. This was especially important because this was a trip that my mother and I were taking alone, and knowing what to do in certain situations was imperative as we have never been to Helen, GA before.
Posted @ Thursday, April 28, 2011 7:54 AM by Tamica McClendon
we stayed at the bear creek cabin. it was beautiful. it was all the web site said it was. we had the best time and wish we owned a place like the creek cabins. the staff is awesome and worked with s on our times. love love the cabins . cant wait to stay again.
Posted @ Friday, April 29, 2011 4:31 PM by Barbara Stephens
This was very informative and need to know information thank you for sharing Blog25
Posted @ Thursday, May 12, 2011 6:40 AM by James Montford
This page was extremely helpful as a cabin rental is new to our family. It helps knowing what to take since we won't be close to quick marts, etc. like we are at home. Thank you for so much (and very useful) information. I believe you can never have too much information!
Posted @ Sunday, May 22, 2011 1:30 PM by Prudence Ashley
Great site, great help from Julia!
Posted @ Wednesday, June 08, 2011 5:59 PM by Steve H
Thanks for the tip! Plan on renting Allure in August....does it have a stove/oven or just microwave? This is the most realistic, useful rental website/reservation site I have ever run across for a vaction! Thank you!! Blog25
Posted @ Friday, June 17, 2011 6:55 PM by Rebecca
I really appreciate you all being so informative of everything I will need to know when staying at one of your cabins. As a person who has never done anything like this before, it is very helpful! Thanks again!
Posted @ Sunday, June 19, 2011 7:47 PM by David Peterson
Thanks for the great info on your website. I have stayed at Riverwilds before with my family and the cabin was great! My fiance and I are getting married in October and we made reservations for Moose Creek Lodge for honeymoon. We cant wait!
Posted @ Wednesday, June 29, 2011 7:11 PM by Kevin A
thanks f0r great info frist time stayn in cabin
Posted @ Monday, July 18, 2011 9:33 PM by kinzie gates
Thanks for the good information. This will be our first visit to your cabin. Blog25 
Posted @ Tuesday, July 19, 2011 3:34 PM by Rhonda
The instructions on this page are crucial and should not be discarded. Some trails to some cabins are steep so don't bring the Vette. Lastly, be prepared for the alarm in the cabins and disable when you first enter the cabin. I only made this mistake once!
Posted @ Tuesday, July 19, 2011 3:51 PM by Alan Humphrey
Me and my fiance rented a cabin from Cedar Creek before and we loved it! The location was perfect and had a perfect veiw! It was us and another couple so the cabin we got a little bigger than we needed but we enjoyed the extra room. This time it was be us, two, his 2 kids, my mom, and my little sister. We are renting a different cabin but it looks like it has the same set up. Me and him go to Helen a few times a year, sometimes by ourselves. Everyone is so excited and I can't wait to go! We leave in 6 days.  
This is a GREAT place to stay!
Posted @ Saturday, July 23, 2011 7:23 AM by Linda
Posted @ Tuesday, August 16, 2011 4:25 AM by JOE M BURTON
This will be our honeymoon and we are looking forward to the cabin very much. Hopefully cooler weather.
Posted @ Tuesday, August 16, 2011 6:50 PM by Joyce Caudle
Thank you for the tips on what to bring. ESPECIALLY the wine bottle opener ... and the list of local doctors. We will be traveling with a child.
Posted @ Thursday, August 18, 2011 1:03 PM by Lori Ulrich
Looking forward to our stay for Oktoberfest and the full moon week!
Posted @ Thursday, August 18, 2011 9:00 PM by Gary Baughman
Thanks for the friendly tips and courtesy.
Posted @ Monday, August 22, 2011 3:21 PM by Gene Carson
Your words of wisdom were greatly appreciated, especially the directive regarding directions. We are looking forward to our first stay with you next week!
Posted @ Wednesday, August 24, 2011 6:43 AM by Gary Soop
Very helpful- espcially about the wine opener ; ) Much appreciated!
Posted @ Tuesday, August 30, 2011 2:51 PM by Chris
We are soooo excited! This is our first cabin experience and we're celebrating our 3 year anniversary. Looking forward to the birds chirping.
Posted @ Saturday, September 03, 2011 11:40 AM by Enisha Jamison
Thank for all the info, it has always helped with mine and my familys stay wonderfeul
Posted @ Saturday, September 03, 2011 10:39 PM by Dawn Bungay
Looks like a great place
Posted @ Monday, September 05, 2011 6:24 PM by Kathy Stroh
thanks for the awsome tips this will be our first stay with your copmany.
Posted @ Sunday, September 11, 2011 5:03 PM by Lisa
Thank you for all the information and tips you have provided. We are looking forward to our first stay with you in October. Thanks for the list of doctors as we are a group of 9 active senior adults. We are looking forward to our "get away" weekend stay.
Posted @ Monday, September 19, 2011 6:29 PM by Janet Brinkerhoff
Thanks for the tips and the humor.
Posted @ Friday, September 23, 2011 1:23 AM by Genie Claussen
Thanks for the helpful information regarding our romantic cabin getaway! We are so very excited to stay in such a beautiful cabin and definitely will follow these helpful instructions. Just say no to Motel 8!
Posted @ Sunday, October 09, 2011 12:53 PM by Angela Norris
Your Blog is very good, I like it! Thank you for your sharing!
Posted @ Wednesday, October 12, 2011 3:56 AM by Canada Goose Coats
Your Blog is very good, I like it! Thank you for your sharing!
Posted @ Wednesday, October 12, 2011 3:58 AM by Canada Goose Coats
Love the fact that you are so helpful in securing us a great time by being proactive on the things we need. 
Posted @ Tuesday, October 25, 2011 10:59 PM by James Hamby
Can't wait to get to our cabin Sunday! This will be our first stay at Cedar Creek Cabins, so these tips were very helpful. No "Navi" for us!
Posted @ Friday, November 04, 2011 11:37 AM by Robin Morrison
Thanks for this wonderful post. It will really help me when I come with my family there. You have mentioned some very important points here that will come real handy to anyone thinking of packing his bags and come to Helen or nearby areas.
Posted @ Friday, November 25, 2011 6:43 AM by Mountain Escapes Properties
Thanks so much for the valuable information. This is our first time for a cabin rental and we can hardly wait to get to our cabin i Monday!
Posted @ Tuesday, January 17, 2012 12:55 PM by Linda Howe
Posted @ Friday, January 27, 2012 9:21 PM by LINDA MORGAN
Thank you for being so organized and thinking ahead for your guests- hope to have a very pleasurable stay at the end of Febuary
Posted @ Wednesday, February 01, 2012 4:30 PM by joan denton
great info...easy to reserve..a real person answered the phone
Posted @ Sunday, March 18, 2012 11:51 AM by Wanda A. Creecy
I love that you share so many wonderful tips to help people plan their stay. I am a major planner and this makes it easy for me to feel comfortable & enthusiastic about your company!
Posted @ Monday, March 19, 2012 3:41 PM by Melissa Johnson
Great information. Our trip is planned for my daughter's wedding which will take place in Helen On 04162012. There will be 35 or 40 in the party all booking cabins! Looking forward to the trip. Thanks for the help in planning! 
Posted @ Tuesday, March 27, 2012 8:16 AM by Linda Ayers
Thank you for all your help in booking our cabin! we can't wait to relax and enjoy our first cabinexperience!! 
Posted @ Wednesday, April 25, 2012 11:19 AM by Melissa Chavez
This will be our first stay, so we appreciate the info. We've heard good things from friends, so we are looking forward to our visit.
Posted @ Saturday, April 28, 2012 9:43 AM by Ervin Gras
Thank you for the tips. This will be my first stay with Cedar Creek Cabins, and I am looking forward to it. I do drink wine, so I will be sure to bring an opener!! Blog25
Posted @ Monday, May 07, 2012 8:11 PM by Monica Keys
Very helpful info. Thanks
Posted @ Friday, May 18, 2012 7:26 PM by Sylvia Welter
This was very informative information. We have stayed with Cedar Creek before on our honeymoon and were completely satisfied with everything. Looking forward to returning this year with our new baby.
Posted @ Monday, July 30, 2012 2:34 PM by Danise Johnson
THis was very helpful information. Especially the doctors list! Thanks so much for helping us be prepared.
Posted @ Wednesday, August 29, 2012 11:28 AM by Amy Moore
Thanks for the helpful information.Looking forward to our stay at the cabin. Blog 25
Posted @ Friday, September 07, 2012 8:19 AM by Howrd R. Culbreth
info is very helpful. we're looking forward to our 1st stay in a cedar creek cabin.
Posted @ Friday, September 07, 2012 8:03 PM by Shirley Conley
I never thought about the distance from the cabins to a doctor or how long it takes for 911 to reach the cabins in case of emergency. I'm glad to know trip insurance covers this type of situation. But I will also pack my Red Cross Trainer book for a refresher, just in case! :-)
Posted @ Monday, September 17, 2012 3:37 PM by Amanda
Thanks so much for all the tips! my husband and I cant wait to celebrate our first anniversary at Cedar Creek! Everything has been so smooth and easy!
Posted @ Saturday, September 22, 2012 1:15 PM by Amy
Thanks for the information,we will be there in 3 wks,,,.... 
Posted @ Saturday, September 22, 2012 10:51 PM by prenita garner
I am looking forward to a stay in Helen, in one of your cabins. I've never been to Helen before but is in the process of planning a weekend getaway with my family. We usually go to South Carolina to stay in a cabin, but choosing Helen this year.
Posted @ Tuesday, September 25, 2012 3:12 PM by Frances Patterson
Thanks for the valuable information,coming up from Fl.on December 10th and getting married on the 12th,staying at Falling Waters cabin with the 160' of cascading falls till the 14th,can't wait,looks like a beautiful cabin too.
Posted @ Wednesday, October 24, 2012 9:24 AM by Dan Roller
Thanks for the information. Looking forward our stay
Posted @ Wednesday, December 12, 2012 11:13 AM by Sammy Bright
Very helpful info! Your entire website is well done! Thank you!
Posted @ Sunday, December 30, 2012 9:30 PM by Scott
thanks for the tips, specialy for gps my husband is the kind to not follow the direction and we offen get loss
Posted @ Sunday, January 20, 2013 6:57 PM by aminata diallo
Wow..How well organized and structured Cedar Creek Cabins appears! I cannot wait to have our ladies retreat in a cabin such as this! Thank you for such concern and structure that the people of Cedar Creek Cabins presents!
Posted @ Monday, January 28, 2013 8:37 AM by Lisa
We have stayed in the Georgia Mountains before but this is our 1st time at Cedar Creek. hanks for the tip on not using GPS that didn't work out for us last time. It took awhile to find our cabin. Won't make that mistake again. My husband and I are looking forward to getting away for so peace and quiet.After 33 years together we still enjoy each others company.
Posted @ Thursday, February 21, 2013 11:37 AM by Susan White
Very helpful information! Thank you very much!
Posted @ Friday, February 22, 2013 7:40 PM by Tawanna Johnson
Looking forward to a relaxing weekend. Our daughter and son-in-law are coming down from Canada to join us. They went to college in Dahlonega so they'll really feel like home!
Posted @ Thursday, February 28, 2013 5:33 PM by Betty
Thanks, especially for the information about local doctors! It would not have occurred to me to seek out a local option - I would have assumed that 911 would take care of all incidences quickly and easily.
Posted @ Monday, March 04, 2013 11:20 PM by Shannon
Thank you for the information. Can't wait to get there.
Posted @ Friday, March 15, 2013 8:37 PM by Hector Vazquez
So excited about our getaway! This was probably the nicest looking website and very easy to follow. I just have to make sure to catch a bigger fish than my husband and post a picture, or no one will believe me!
Posted @ Monday, March 25, 2013 3:10 PM by Lori
My wife and I just finished our stay at the Paradise cabin. Awesome place to stay. Our puppy loved the small creek and water "slides". One general suggestion we would make would be to make pet crates available to rent. As we drove from Florida with two dogs, bringing two larges crates take up a lot of room. I'm sure most people like ourselves would be more than happy to pay a little extra for this convenience. Other than that, awesome cabin and area. You are out of town but a quick 20 minute drive to Cleveland and you have everything you could need. Thanks again Cedar Creek for making our first cabin rental a great experience.
Posted @ Wednesday, March 27, 2013 1:17 PM by Larry
We have been coming up here for years. My husband likes his certain one and I always want to try a new cabin. They are all so wonderful. Thanks for giving us a way to getaway from Atlanta and just relax.
Posted @ Sunday, April 07, 2013 8:31 PM by Strozier Family
HONEYMOON TIME! I am SO excited to get to these cabins. They absolutely look like the most perfect get away! Being an indecisive couple, this website made it so easy to decide this was the place for us! Can't wait!
Posted @ Wednesday, April 17, 2013 12:03 PM by Chelsey
We received so much helpful info after booking our cabin. What to bring, what's in Helen, and 'just in case' there is a problem. Cedar Creek's booking online is as easy as 1, 2, 3 and we were set. We can't wait to get there!
Posted @ Thursday, May 09, 2013 7:11 PM by tom rathbun
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