Artsy Eye Lodge Lodge At Highlands, a sumptuous Mountain View lodge offering a tastefully appointed retreat; a place for quiet mornings and reflective evenings. The Christians meticulously prepared every space with an eye for detail to reflect the heritage of the abundance of nature and artistry of both the lodge and property which surrounds it. Redesigned by the renowned Wayne Yonze, this showcases rustic elegant decor from the handcrafted mountain laurel railings to the hammered copper bath tubs, the granite stone showers to exhibition of local artists works. No space has been overlooked in curating an incredible visual experience in each room.
Spend your evenings sharing a drink on the wrap around porch offering breathtaking mountain views while watching the kids zip line soaring through the trees. Or warm yourself while preparing s’mores out at the fire pit on those cool evenings. Take a picnic and let the kids play in the babbling creek or go fishing and gem mining while exploring the trails. Pitch a tent one night with the kids in your own private campground creek side equipped with a fire pit just waiting for those ghost stories! Venture out to experience the “Land of the Waterfalls,” hit the trails on horseback, climb a mountain, tube or kayak down the Oconee River, or get your adrenaline pumping with a whitewater-rafting adventure.
Making your family memories, this lodge has the space to easily accommodate family reunions, weddings or A getaway with friends and kids! The upstairs game room includes a pool table and it’s own bunk room and bath!
What to know before you book:
Wifi is delivered by satellite and is spotty. Intensive downloads and streaming will not be possible.
There is a maximum of two pets. Pet fee of $75 per pet will be applied. Please be sure to pick up all pet waste. A $200 fee will be applied if we have to have someone walk the grounds to pick up pet waste.
Starter coffee, (Keurig), wood, toilet tissue, paper towels etc will be provided. Shampoo, conditioner, bath wash, hair dryers are all provided. We do not provide foil, plastic wrap, etc, unless there happens to be some left at the lodge from a previous renter.
A starter pack of wood is provided for you, 6-7 pieces. If you wish to purchase wood for your use during your visit, we can make arrangements for a load of wood to be delivered prior to your stay at $60 per load. If you prefer, wood is also available at the grocery store for $6.50 per bundle or you may also bring your own. We respectfully request that the owners wood stock be left for their personal use.
The zip line is available for all under 200 pounds. Please use at your own risk.
High chairs as well as pack and plays are available and delivered for you at $25 each. Should you wish to have chickens or rabbits in the pen upon your arrival we can make arrangements for you.
DO NOT ALLOW ANYONE BEYOND THE FENCE INTO THE PASTURE. There is a bull in there that is very protective of his territory! Cows may be petted, however please do not offer any food.
Refunds outside of the cancellation policy will not be given under any circumstances other than a COVID shutdown by Macon County. Travel Insurance is highly recommended. For more details please see