If you can not relax here, not sure you can anywhere!!! This, I will call it a compound, is stunning. Plenty of room for 30+ people without tripping all over each other. It has everything you could want at your fingertips. Gourmet Kitchen, fantastic pool and pool-house, games galore. Comfy sofas, chairs to settle in an watch a game. A movie theater that will put Cinemark on point ( electric reclining leather chairs---need I say more) Extremely well manicured and its on the lake to boot, so in the summer months, you can add a boat ride or water skiing to the mix. I have traveled the globe and stayed at many 5 star resorts and the Ark will go toe to toe with the best. Hats off to the owners to provide such a Gem in North Georgia. If you are looking for a venue for a conference, family reunion or just a vacation, this is a must!!!
This house is amazing! Quiet with plenty of room to explore. Warm, cozy, fun home! Made plenty of memories here. Will be back!!!
The moment you pull into the Ark and walk through the doors you'll feel like you've stepped into the pages of a design magazine. This place is elegant and rustic! The house is huge, but feels perfectly proportioned. It sleeps more than 40 people between the main house and several elegant cabin suites- Now add a pool and an ideal lake view and you won't want to leave. I didn't! Cannot recommend enough for a corporate event/retreat or large family reunion, especially in you live or work in Atlanta. It's so close but really a world away.
I stayed at the Ark for a retreat October 16-20! It was absolutely beautiful and peaceful. From looking at the view of the lake outside the living room window to sitting out in the garden. I had such an amazing experience there and I would go back any time.
I cannot say enough incredible things about The Ark!! I recently spent a week there during a retreat and had the most delightful time. The home itself is absolutely gorgeous and very homey. From sitting on the couch with my coffee in the morning, looking out as the fog rises on the lake, to snuggling up watching a movie in the indoor theatre – you’ll never want to leave. The outdoors is magical as well! I spent the days kayaking, jumping of the dock, flipping on the in ground trampoline, and hiking around the property. Plus, we spent the nights having bonfires and rejuvenating in the hot tub. I will most definitely be back!!!
Had an awesome time. The space is beautiful, well kept, peaceful, and clean. We had so much fun playing ping pong and swimming! There is a ton of space to hang with pals!
The Ark was such a huge blessing to my group and I. The grounds were beautifully maintained, and the facilities were some of the cleanest that I have ever experienced. Whenever I did see grounds keepers or cleaners, they were immensely kind and courteous of my space. Highly recommend for any event, party, or family outing!