The Barn at Lake Rabun is a beautiful mountain property now available as a rental home or meeting location. It has been restored into a place where family and friends could gather, rest, and unplug with carefree comfort in one of the most desirable spots in Georgia.
The original barn is a century-old structure situated on a historic sight. Once a 500-acre estate owned by Coca-Cola executive Samuel Candler Dobbs, it functioned as a horse stable for the estate. The structure echoes the history and traditions of Lakemont, combining an extensive use of large river stone and timbers from the surrounding area.
After numerous owners and renovations, the latest transformations reveal a more open and sociable floor plan infused with classic yet updated features including a custom barn door entry and striking antler handles. Once inside, guests are greeted by a grand stone-floored foyer and dining room that leads into the great room.
Buckhead and Rabun based interior designer Scotty Mitchell designed the home with warmth and comfort giving it a relaxed elegance. Tasteful features include the reclaimed heart pine floors, touches of leather and iron, and soft wool carpets that run throughout the house. The once separated living areas are now reshaped into one large yet intimate space that showcases the gallery of original art, bronzes, antiques, and custom furniture.
There is a large stone fireplace and multiple seating areas that can accommodate large gatherings while still feeling cozy for smaller groups. The dormer windows in the great room create more openness while offering a visual surprise at dusk. The expansive commercial kitchen gleams with European pottery, copper and stainless. It is fully appointed for guests to prepare their own gourmet meals or to bring in a private chef or caterer. The media room, adjacent to the front foyer, has a comfy sectional to snuggle into and watch movies or the big game on the large screen.
The home sleeps 17 comfortably in the seven private bedrooms and eight and a half baths. The bedrooms are designed with serene comfort in mind. Each King bedroom features The Barn’s own “Barn Bliss,” Talalay organic mattress complete with luxurious European linens, and a private bath with marble vanities and slate tile floors. Additionally, there is a bunk room with custom-built bunk beds and a separate “hayloft” with bean bags and TV for kids to escape with their games and movies.
Outside, relax in the cool mountain air and gentle breezes under manicured hardwoods on two acres of native plantings across from one of Georgia’s most beautiful mountain lakes. Treat yourself to a bonfire under the stars; swing on the two-person rope swing; and enjoy the expansive 1,000-square-foot deck that accommodates large or more intimate events under the tree canopy with glimmering lights.
The Barn’s doors are open again for family reunions, birthday parties, work retreats, a holiday residence, a girls’ weekend or any excuse to create a memorable experience with family and friends. It’s Your Time, It’s Your Place.
The Barn at Lake Rabun
31 Barn Inn Road
Lakemont, GA 30525