This home is even more incredible than you can imagine. The pictures truly do not do it justice. It was the perfect location to host our group of 27, with room to spare! Beautiful, relaxing, and had everything we could have asked for.
We stayed at the Ark for a church young adult retreat and had 27 people. We had several beds unused and everyone got a private bedroom who wanted one. The grounds and interior look exactly like the photos. It is truly incredible. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed and the extra ice makers and refrigerators were life savers. The hot tub spa heated up so quickly and the fire pit with the gas line made for an easy bonfire. We especially loved all the water toys like kayaks and paddle boards. And of course the trampoline deserves a mention!!!
This house was the perfect place for our Sunday school group to retreat for the weekend! There was plenty of space for all of us and so many activities to keep us busy. Such a beautiful home and location!
My son got married at Lake Lanier Lodge. The Ark was the home base for 45 of the guests - mostly immediate family and close friends. We hosted a day after picnic/tailgate the day after the wedding for about 85 of the wedding guests. Despite the number of people, the Ark is so spread out and has so much to do, it felt like a series of small parties rather than one big one. The facilities are all first class. It's almost like having your own small resort (well, maybe not so small). Everyone was amazed that such a place exists on this beautiful lake. We've rented numerous houses on Lake Lanier over the years, but if you have a large group, nothing could possible beat the Ark. The facility checks all of the bases that we have found make a great lake house: 1) spacious, 2) stocked with everything you need, 3) easy access to the lake (not a steep walk up or down), 4) great dock, 5) quiet cove, 6) easy to find, 7) within 15 minutes from a grocery store. In addition, the owner was also very accommodating and easy to work with. Any inquiries, both before and during our stay were responded to promptly.
We were there for a family reunion with 30+ people ranging in age from 2 to 75. There was always something for everyone. This house manages to be both beautiful and comfortable. The kitchen is very well prepared to both cook for and serve large groups of people. I can not say enough positive remarks. The owner is also delightful and accommodating.
After staying at Ark on Lake Lanier, I genuinely didn't want to leave. It's not just a good vacation or family reunion spot, it's a home away from home - just a much much bigger home! There's so many amenities that you never find in other rental properties, and the owner is such a genuine host. He was extremely accommodating. You could tell there was a lot of attention to detail when they designed this property. 5 out of 5, would recommend to everyone.
This was our second stay at The Ark. The second stay was even better than the first. The Ark is perfect for an "in-town get away." We live in the Atlanta area so we did not need to travel far for a unique vacation experience. The owners are so friendly and welcoming. We will be back for stay number three.