Guest Reviews

Peaceful and Nice

I recently had the privilege of staying in 1-Owl Cottage and can't say enough about the experience. I checked in on a Thursday afternoon and immediately just wanted to sit on the porch and listen to the quietness of the area while I enjoyed the beauty of the venue. The cabin was nicely decorated and everything I needed for my two days stay was provided. The beautifully appointed bedroom made the nights sleep more relaxing and I awoke early to take advantage of a very cool morning to drink my coffee while rocking on the front porch. Deb, the manager, stopped by to make sure that I had everything I needed and just to say hello....what a great gesture for guests. I will certainly come again....this was my second stay in two weeks on the property. My grandson and I stayed in the larger cabin the week before and experienced the same uniqueness. The creek and waterfall is an added plus to the environment. Thanks for taking time to make this place available for the public.

- Peggy of St. George, SC US
Reviewed Jul 28, 2019

Memorable Week-end

Probably the most beautiful and tranquil place we've ever stayed in the mountains. Thoroughly enjoyed every minute from here and visits to the Highlands, to Clayton, the quiet nights of stargazing to the handsome duck couple in the pond. Absolutely will be back with my man!! Thank you for a VERY memorable and most enjoyable week-end EVER! See you Soon! Jennifer Sugar Hill, GA

- Jennifer of Sugar Hill, GA US
Reviewed Jul 25, 2019

Bountiful Blessings & Natural Beauty

Thank you so much for such a beautiful well maintained cabin. I've stayed in hundreds of hotels, B&B's, and cabins but never was one so perfectly suited and well appointed. The serene beauty of the natural surrounds reminds me of the bountiful blessings and natural beauty that God blesses us with! Never has a weekend getaway been so perfect! Thanks again for everything!! Pat Hurley Flowery Branch, GA

- Pat of Flowery Branch, GA US
Reviewed Jul 25, 2019

We Love this place

We love this place so much and will definitely be back and bring our kid and grandkids! We have been enjoying this part of the mountains for 20 years an it always calls us back. There is one place that I recommend that you have to see. Its Wayah Bald Lookout tower. This place has the most aazing view and the ride to get there is amazing. It's not too far out of Franklin NC. Oh and the Shoney's in Franklin is the best. Thank you for this beautiful place to spend our 37th anniversary. God Bless everyone that keeps this place for us to enjoy! Tim & Earlene Chapman Byron, GA

- Tim of Byron, GA US
Reviewed Jul 25, 2019

Wonderful Valentines's Weekend

3 years together and have never been to the mountains!! What a wonderful way to spend Valentines Day weekend. Friday night we arrived - played board games we brought. Wafflehouse Saturday morning on our way to Tallulah Falls. Antiquing and lunch at the little burger place in Dillard. We went home to walk the property then to Valley Café. Perfect getaway for the weekend. Ended our stay watching movies and eating popcorn. Sunday watching it rain and then headed back to Lilburn. Definitely staying here again - very clean and cozy!! Alex and Jacob Melvin

- Alex of Rabun Gap, GA US
Reviewed Jul 25, 2019

Our Favorite Cabin

My daughter and I absolutely love coming to this area for vacation. This is by far our favorite cabin yet. The travel guides in the cabin helped us to find a nearby movie drive-in theater. That was a special treat to take me back in time. We also visited the Dillard House which we love to do when we're in this area. We would like to come back to this cabin. I could go to bed early and my daughter could stay up late and watch TV. Cindy and Barbara Brawner

- Barbara of Rabun Gap, GA US
Reviewed Jul 25, 2019

23rd anniversary and 5th visit!!

This is our 5th visit to Owl Cottage, and it just gets better with time. My wife and I have made many memories in Rabun Gap and plan to make many more in the future. I highly recommend Valley Springs Lodging for a paradise stay! Craig and Jill Harris

- Craig of Milledgeville, GA US
Reviewed Apr 29, 2019

22nd Aniversary trip and 4th time to Owl Cottage

Awesome time!!! We will be back soon. We hope to bring the whole family and stay in one of the larger cottages.

- Craig of Milledgeville, G US
Reviewed Apr 30, 2018

Perfect Serenity

This mini-vacation was just what the doctor ordered! I took my mother to stay in the Owl Cottage. She has limited mobility and was able to climb up the three small steps and get around the space perfectly! We love this area and were fortunate to come across this gem of a property while surfing the web. This cabin was out of the way of the hustle and bustle. It had the most beautiful scenery both at the cabin and on the drive there. The inside was perfect for the two of us. I am quite the germ freak, so that was high on my priority list when looking for a cabin. It was super clean and cozy. Patty was extremely helpful in answering questions before our trip. We did not have any issues while there, so there was no need to contact her on the trip. I was confident that she was right there if we needed her though because of the attentiveness to my pre-vacation questions. If you are thinking of trying this property, you won't be disappointed!

- Barbara of Rabun Gap, GA US
Reviewed Nov 26, 2017

Lovely and Peaceful Retreat

Below is a copy of the review we posted on Trip Advisor: We have stayed at Valley Springs several times over the past 6 years. The 5 cabins are tucked away and surrounded by gorgeous grounds, hiking trails, huge rose bushes and even a wonderful waterfall! The moment you arrive, a sense of calmness comes over you. The cabins contain everything you need for a very enjoyable stay. We simply stop at Ingles on the way in for groceries, and all is well! The only sounds you hear are from nature so you sleep like a baby!

- Chuck of Oldsmar, FL US
Reviewed Oct 28, 2017


Valley Springs is our favorite place to stay in the mountains. Beautiful view from the cabin and great antique stores and eating places are near by. And, Patty goes out of her way to make sure that your stay is comfortable. We go as often as possible!

- Rosemary of Warm Springs, GA US
Reviewed Oct 16, 2017

Picturesque Smokies stay

We adored every moment and everything about our stay at Owl cottage! The cottage was cute and cozy, and the grounds absolutely beautiful and so well taken care of. We couldn't stop talking about how perfect it was the whole time we were there! The waterfall was dreamy. We went right after a light rain and the contrast of the black rock of the waterfall and bright green leaves is a memory that will forever be embedded in my heart. We enjoyed our coffee and breakfast while sitting in the rocking chairs on the front porch of our cabin and just took in the beauty of the smoky mountains. A perfect stay, perfect place, wouldn't have changed a thing. We will be back!

- Laura of Panama City, FL US
Reviewed Jul 26, 2017

Third Visit!

Words cannot explain the outstanding time the wife and I had this year at Owl cottage. Every year gets better with time. We sat on the front porch and soaked in God's masterpiece! We ventured to Clayton, Dillard, Highlands, and Otto. And, we must recommend Mamma GS and The Country Cupboard! The food at both places are worth very dollar spent. We will be back in the fall. Sincerely, The Harris Family

Reviewed May 1, 2017

Ultimate relaxation

Thank you Valley Springs Lodging for an absolutely perfect night of relaxation. The grounds were absolutely picturesque and the night sky was so clear. Cabin was nearly spotless and well-maintained. Would love to come back again!

- Kristin of Atlanta, GA US
Reviewed Sep 5, 2016

Complete Bliss!

My wife and I celebrated our 20th annivesary at Owl cottage. This was our second stay and it was amazing as usual. We are already planning for the whole family to come back in October.

- Craig of Milledgeville, GA US
Reviewed May 2, 2016

Peaceful retreat

Very secluded, quiet, clean and well kept. Picture postcard pretty.

- Pat of Flowery Branch, GA US
Reviewed Aug 17, 2015


I have been on many trips in my life time. At 42 years of age, 19 years of marriage, and 5 kids later, this was absolutely the best trip I have been on so far. The season was perfect, the view was spectacular, and the amenities were exquisite!!! I can assure you that we will be back, hopefully soon.

- Craig of Rabun Gap, GA US
Reviewed May 5, 2015

One with Nature

We had another great time at The Owl Cabin. The setting was perfect...nice cool temperatures, nature, waterfalls, hiking and there were still some fall color for a November weekend. Indeed a splendid time had by all. We'll be back. Cheers Ed & Robyn Woodstock, GA

- Edward of Woodstock, GA US
Reviewed Nov 11, 2014


We love this place! Beautiful grounds, clean, and the cabin is great for 2 people. The view is amazing and it is so quite and peaceful. Wifi was really weak, but we really didn't mind being cut off from that world for a few days. We will definitely be back here. Rosemary & Jimmy Warm Springs, GA

- Rosemary of Warm Springs, GA US
Reviewed Nov 3, 2014

Perfect little cabin for the two of us

Cabin was the perfect size for two people. Had everything we needed and the gas fireplace insert came in handy Saturday night. Beautiful setting overlooking the pond, trees had not begun to change yet but very peaceful just the same. Bed was comfortable and the sheets and towels were nice and soft. Shower was great, shower head was very high up which was a nice surprise. Wifi was somewhat spotty but did not try it much. All in all a very good stay and will stay here again in the future.

- Renee Speenburgh of Rabun Gap, GA US
Reviewed Oct 7, 2014

Owl Cottage

What a wonderful relaxing time! We actually didn't have to use the air conditioner until we went to bed. It was rainy and absolutely wonderful to sit and relax on the porch. Next time we will cook at the cabin and enjoy it a little longer. The cabin is cozy! Love it!!

- Leigh of Anderson, SC US
Reviewed Jul 23, 2013

On business in the area

I had to come to NE Georgia and W Carolina to look at some properties. I had stayed at the cabins many times before, all the way back to the Moon Valley days. I find the valley and the area very peaceful and serene and look forward to returning again when in the area !!

- Dirk of Jacksonville, FL US
Reviewed Jul 19, 2013

Family wedding

We were there for a family wedding. It was such a great location and I'm upset that I didn't have more time to just enjoy the location! I would definitely like to go back again some time though.

- Heidi of Atlanta, GA US
Reviewed Jun 18, 2013

Our stay at Valley Springs Lodging

It was amazing! We found a piece of Heaven. It was so peaceful and beautiful i didn't want to leave! We had an amazing first time. Eddie was great! We are making plans to come back as soon as possible. Thanks, LaTosha/Frederick

- Latosha of Decatur, GA US
Reviewed Jun 4, 2013

Slowing Down is a Good Thing

I have to say that our weekend was timed perfectly. The different water features were beautiful, and everything was a dark green. It felt like we were staying and walking in a fairy tale land (Narnia comes to mind). It was wonderful to relax for a few days, and we will most certainly be returning. Thank you so much.

- Daniel of Bethlehem, GA US
Reviewed Apr 23, 2013