Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Lake Rabun Living

The hubs (aka El Presidente) enjoyed a wonderful anniversary weekend on Lake Rabun.  Rabun is one of the man-made Georgia Power lakes in the mountains of North Georgia, about 2 hours northeast of Atlanta (click HERE for more about the lake).  We're so blessed to have a fairy godmother/aunt who graciously hosts us periodically... and we enjoy her hospitality every chance we get!  In fact, we got married there June 10, 2006 and quite literally took the plunge off her boathouse dock. It's still one of our favorite getaway spots.

Today, I thought I'd give you a taste of life on the lake in the North Georgia mountains.  In the summertime, it's all about the outside.  Can you see why?

One of our favorite warm weather spots is right here, on top of the boathouse.

We spent several hours a day in these chairs!  Our second favorite spot is her screened porch that overlooks the lake.

It runs the entire length of the house and wraps around to the kitchen.  The perfect spot to enjoy coffee in the morning and one last glass of wine at night.  Her rattan furniture was painted 17years ago when they built the house and it still looks wonderful.  Quite the paint job!
She's known for her quirky little touches that make it feel like home.

You almost feel like you're in a treehouse!  They were careful when they built the house to leave as many of the trees in place as they possibly could, for shade, privacy, and the treehouse effect.  Success!

This is their walkway down to the boathouse and dock.  See what I mean?

Cozy rug underfoot anchors the seating area and the soaring tongue-in-groove ceiling of the porch keeps it feeling open and au naturel.
Just outside the screen door is a stone patio that runs in front of the bedroom wing and houses the hot tub (of course).  My favorite thing about this space is this beautiful rail crafted from mountain laurel branches.

There are steps from the patio down to this second little dock with a handcrafted laurel arbor.

Think you could relax in this swing?  Or how about with this view?

or this one?


I have more to share from the lake, so c'mon back and put your feet up. :)


  1. Wow, what a beautiful spot! It looks like you are in a tree house with all of the gorgeous trees surrounding you.

  2. That place looks so gorgeous!! I could definitely go for a little swing at the end of that deck!!


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