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Jerry Thompson

Member since: 2003
Speaks english

Cozy Lakefront Chalet Near Callaway Gardens!

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Pine Mountain holiday chalet

Chalet, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to our chalet tucked in a green forest and set beside a shimmering lake at the foothills of Southern Appalachians. The development, called Pine Mountain Club Chalets Family Resort and Conference Center, consists of over 100 chalets surrounding a 12-acre lake built with its own Bavarian design, keeping the overall plan as that of an Alpine Village. Enjoy Lake Innsbrook, a private lake with docks, boats, and canoes moored around the lake for the guest's convenience. Fishing in the lake is great.

Swim in the community pool, play tennis, Ping-Pong, pool, basketball, shuffleboard, volleyball, horseshoes, or try the nine-hole, miniature golf course.

View the natural beauty of nearby Callaway Gardens, 14,000 acres of wonder, the John A. Sibley Horticultural Center, Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, and more. If you are a golfer, there are 63 holes of the best golf you could ever want. The Christmas lights are absolutely fabulous. In nearby Warm Springs, visit the Little White House where Franklin D. Roosevelt built his retreat during his presidency. There is plenty to do in the area, or just relax with a book or listen to the ducks clatter on the lake.

Our chalet is one of the most popular chalets in the development with up-to-date furnishings, a screened porch overlooking the lake, and a kitchen with plenty of utensils to make a gourmet meal.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Jerry Thompson (Property Manager)
Member since: 2003
Speaks english

About Jerry Thompson

The chalet is owned by Chalet 78, LLC that was formed in 2007 by Jerry and Karen Thompson. Jerry originally purchased it while living in the Atlanta area where he was CEO of a successful Atlanta based bank. In 1995, Jerry and Karen moved to St George Island, FL where Jerry became successful in real estate selling resort properties. Twenty years later, Jerry and Karen purchased a home near Pine Mountain to be closer to the children and grandchildren and are now full time Georgia residents again.

Jerry Thompson purchased this chalet in 1986

Why Jerry Thompson chose South Rivers Area

We were attracted to Chalet 78 because of the beautiful lake views and quite setting. We like it because it is not real close to the community pool and recreational area that has more noise and activities. However, it is just a brief walk to enjoy those activities when we desire.

What makes this chalet unique

One of the unique benefits is the close proximity to Callaway Gardens and to the quaint downtown area of Pine Mountain. We visit Callaway Gardens frequently to play golf, fish or take advantage of the many activities there.


based on 19 traveller reviews

Cozy Lakefront Chalet Near Callaway Gardens!
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Loved your chalet. It was everything you promised and more. It was a beautiful quiet setting and very well maintained. We would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, picturesque, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and our two kids (toddler and baby) and our dog had a terrific time staying at this chalet. We arrived and it was very clean, well equipped, and so nice to be sitting right on the water. Weather wad perfect and wet literally spent almost all of our time at the chalet on the wonderful seemed in porch. Our daughter loved the boat rides on the included jon boats and the playground. It is just minutes from Callaway gardens which was so nice and there are terrific hiking trails nearby with beautiful waterfalls.

We had a great time during our stay here and would recommend it for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Drew, for your kind review. We are so happy that you so enjoyed your visit in our chalet. We hope you will plan another visit soon. Jerry and Karen
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Wonderful R&R - WW, Georgia 09/24 - 09/28/2016

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Chalet 78 with my Mom and step-father, both in their 80's. It was such a lovely setting. We immediately noticed a "welcome basket" when we entered. Also saw that there were great books for all kinds of interests as we entered the other rooms. Spending time on the screened porch with a book was our favorite! The lake view is so peaceful. The home is laid out very well for those who cannot go up and down stairs. (Two bedrooms and a bath downstairs) The furnishings are comfortable and the kitchen is stocked with all you need for meal preparation. We preferred to eat in and made good use of the grill! We have done VRBO many times and I can honestly say this was the cleanest and most comfortable place we have been. We took in shops and antique stores in town and found some great bargains. My husband has already said he would take me back for my birthday trip in 2017! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely Chalet with others. Hope to return soon. Highly recommend others who are seeking quiet and rest visit your home. Thank you, again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice review. We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you back on your birthday next year. Best wishes, Jerry and Karen
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A Nice Place

  • 4 of 5

We were there mid-September, so it was nice and quiet. Pretty location and close to lots of things. Updates to house are nicely done. A couple of minor issues that arose (but were out of mgts control) were quickly dealt with. Many thanks for a special time.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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the Chalet was very clean and beautifuly decorated.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Pine Mountain Chalet. It was very clean, quiet and peaceful. There was plenty of activities for all ages. My husband passed away the end of May and we all needed some away time.. A few relatives came by to visit with us and had lunch . It was a nice visit with them. The only negative I can mention was the manager of the Lodge was not very nice. However we did not let his attitude spoil our rest and relaxation. I would recommend the privately owned Chalet 78 to anyone who needs to get away from the rush of the city.. ( But do not park in the the main office parking lot!! - --- park only on the property of the private chalet) The owner of the property gave very good direction to the Pine Mountain park Thanks for a nice week end.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind remarks. So sorry the owner of the development (PMCC) did not treat you with the respect you deserved. That's one of the reasons we chose to self-mange our chalet. We are so glad you had an enjoyable visit and hope you will return again soon. Jerry and Karen
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Good place for R and R!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What a great place to get a little r and r. The chalet is very close to Callaway Gardens as we attended the Hot Air balloon festival. Totally worth it and check that off my bucket list. We got up very early one morin to see lift off but it didnt happen because of the wind. So back to the cabin to rest until that evening. We tried again to see lift off and got there to see the glow. Perfect!! The cabin had everything we needed. Love the back porch over looking the lake. We caught a bass and bream and got to paddle around in the John boat. We all loved the area and Crickets restaurant so close by. We will be back next time to stay a little longer. We did bring extra towel which helped out. Jerry was accommodating as I text or called with questions. Thank you for everything.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Cathy, for your kind remarks. We are so glad you booked with us and surely look forward to your return visit.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Atlanta International
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Callaway Gardens Golf Courses
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-285 and GA 18
Car: recommended

The chalet is within 1-mile from the main entrance into Callaway Gardens and approximately 2 miles from the quaint village of Pine Mountain. Shop in the unique antique and specialty shops, eat in the restaurants or get your favorite ice cream cone from a local store. In Callaway Gardens, relax on the beach, play golf on one of the two Championship courses, rent a fishing boat or visit the Gardens, or butterfly center.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chalet in Pine Mountain, Georgia

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
20 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
1 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
27 May 2017 - 30 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th
1 Jul 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$99 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$197
Cleaning A$112 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Pet fee if applicable is $35 per night ($140 maximum). Pets limited to 2 dogs under 35 lbs and at least 2 years old. No cats or other pets allowed. Guests must agree to Pet Addendum.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet rental in Pine Mountain, Georgia

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • soap
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • mini-fridge
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , handicap rails in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • King size Bed (2) Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • conservatory
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
Newly renovated! Fireplace, Cable TV (4), garbage disposal, Screened porch with table for 6, seating area and color TV, washer and dryer, pets allowed subject to pet policy (up to 2 dogs), handicap ramp, FREE HI SPEED INTERNET