Falling in Love with Fallingwater

Written By: Lissa Poirot

THERE IS SOMETHING magical about a waterfall. But it’s not just magic; research has found that moving water casts off negative ions that result in positive energy. The faster the water moves and crashes, the more ions. It’s why we are so happy at the beach as well as waterfalls.

If you are looking for some good vibes on your next vacay, Fallingwater not only offers a quaint, yet modern rental in Dahlonega but is also located next to a private waterfall on two acres of land. Imagine sleeping with the windows cracked open during the winter to add a chill as you sleep, not to mention allow that positive energy to rush in and give you sweet dreams and good mornings.

Owned by Debra and Greg Stipe, who also offer treehouse and cottage properties through Stay Dahlonega, Fallingwater is a four-bedroom farmhouse overlooking the waterfall. Just 12 minutes from Dahlonega Square, you could spend your holidays in the charming foothills of Dahlonega, which Southern Living deemed “The Perfect Christmas Town.” Debra will even provide a decorated Christmas tree so you won’t have to miss your holiday décorjust place your presents under the tree.

The Stipes worked closely with Alpharetta-based interior designer Cindy Merrick to create upscale escapes as Airbnb Superhosts. Dramatic vaulted ceilings with wooden planks and lots of bright white make this transformed farmhouse into a luxurious retreat. This property makes it easy for a multi-generational family to have their own space and stay together while exploring the holiday activities of Dahlonega, visiting area vineyards like Wolf Mountain and Montaluce, or hiking on the farmhouse’s land. The main bedroom features a king bed with a sofa that doubles as a single bed for a small child. A second large bedroom provides a queen and two single beds that are also sofas in the event you just want extra space. The third and fourth bedrooms are both outfitted with two single beds, sleeping four children comfortably.

As a family-friendly home, you’ll also find a 10-person dining table, full kitchen for making a holiday meal at home, and even parking for up to eight cars for your holiday getaway.

If anyone needs to squeeze in some work during your trip, a secluded workspace provides privacy, yet features windows that overlook the open-concept living space to stay connected to the rest of the family. During your downtime, you won’t run out of things to do. The rental comes equipped with a Ping Pong table, board games, and multiple flat-screen TVs so you won’t miss Bowl games.

The outdoor deck, while not heated, provides first-hand views of the waterfall. Down below, a fire pit allows you to stay cozy by the water as you toast marshmallows with your crew. Just be sure when you visit not to spend too much time looking at the waterfall. You may miss Santa and his reindeer flying overhead.


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