19th Century Schoolhouse turned Cottage in the Forest where

  • Dogs stay FREE.
  • You'll find exceptional attention to detail.
  • Guests experience complete privacy yet are close to everything


At The Schoolhouse Cottage you will savor calm, relaxation, and solitude within the walls of a beautifully restored two-room schoolhouse built in 1848. This home is not your typical mountain vacation cabin, it is a piece of history that is thoughtfully attended to by the owner between every guest stay. When you walk through the living room and master bedroom you are walking on floors that school children walked on 170 years ago. The photos hanging throughout the cottage are historic images of Dahlonega and North Georgia from an archived collection that you'd be lucky to see anywhere else. What's more, the modern amenities and attention to detail allow you to appreciate the history that surrounds you while still enjoying the comforts of the 21st century. Only ten minutes from the Dahlonega Square, yet tucked away in its own little forest, the Schoolhouse is a unique private retreat that still keeps you close to everything.

Finally, please read the full description of the cottage, the amenities, and the house rules prior to booking. And if you plan to bring your pup along for your stay you must make a note of him/her as part of your booking party and follow the pet policy in order to be refunded your pet deposit.

Lumpkin County Short Term Rental License Number: 053
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Sleeping configuration

1 queen bed, 1 crib bed
Crib set up upon request. Please bring your own bedding (mini-crib/pack'n'play size).
Guest room
Guest room
1 double bed
Living room
Living room
1 sofa bed
Technically the sofa is not a sofa bed but will comfortably sleep one person.


Child friendly
Please be aware that the home is not baby/toddler proofed.
Children's books and toys
Crib/Pack 'n Play
No events allowed
No smoking allowed
Parking Included
Two car maximum.


Check In: 3PM - Flexible
Check Out: 10AM
The door code is the last for digits of your phone number followed by the lock symbol. To lock the deadbolt simply press the lock symbol. The code will only operate the deadbolt. If you lock the doorknob you must have the physical key to unlock it from the outside.
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No events allowed
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Pets are allowed
The Schoolhouse is very dog friendly. You are welcome to bring your well behaved canine family members.
No smoking allowed
Minimum age limit for renters: 25
At least one guest must be over 25.
Maximum occupancy: 5
House Rules
•No more than 5 guests, one of which must be at least 25 years of age.
•All guests and pets must be noted as part of the booking party.
•Two vehicle maximum. Guests must respect the neighbors and obey a 10mph speed limit on the private drive leading to the cottage.
•Guests traveling with their canine family members agree to abide by the Dog Policy found found below.
•The propane tank that fuels the fire bowl in the backyard MUST be turned off when not in use.
•Only toilet paper may be flushed down the toilet.
•Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property, including outside. A $200 penalty will be incurred if any evidence of smoking is discovered after guests check out.
•Hunting, fireworks, sound amplifiers, and parties of any kind are not allowed.
•Two exterior security cameras are in place for the safety of guests, the property, and as documentation that the cottage is within the legal occupancy limit of Lumpkin County Ordinances. Tampering with the security camera is grounds for immediate, nonrefundable termination of stay.
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Payment Policy
Initial payment is required for confirmation of reservation.
Refundable Damage Deposit
If you are bringing any canine family members a refundable $75 pet deposit will be collected prior to check-in.
Cancellation Policy
Travelers who cancel at least 75 days prior to check-in will get back 100% of the amount they've paid. If they cancel between 75 and 30 days before check-in, they will get back 50%. If travelers cancel within 30 days of check-in there will be no refund unless the cancelled dates are rebooked by new guests. In this case, the original booking party will receive a refund equivalent to what is covered by the new booking.
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Dog Policy:
We love dogs at the Schoolhouse and are happy to welcome yours with a REFUNDABLE $75 deposit under the following conditions:
•Canine companions must be clean and up to date on flea and tick prevention.
•Remove any waste from the yard.
•Cover furniture with your own blankets or the one provided in the canine cupboard before allowing pups up.
•Wipe dirty paws and wet dogs with cleaning cloths found under the kitchen sink or in the laundry room cabinet. Do NOT use the white bathroom towels/cloths).
•If white bedding accidentally get soiled, guests should treat the area with stain spray found in the laundry cabinet.
•Vacuum floors and lint roll furniture to remove pet hair prior to check-out. Guests who wish to have an expedited check-out and skip this step can opt-in to a $50 pet cleaning fee by letting Callie know ahead of time.
•Please do not bring your dog if he or she is not fully house trained or has incontinence issues, i.e. if the use of puppy training pads or diapers are required.
•Guests who do not adhere to any part of the pet policy will forfeit their $75 deposit refund.
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Scenic views

Backyard fire circle on a misty winter morning.
Woods view
Backyard fire circle on a misty winter morning.
Looking out from the living room onto the back porch.
Woods view
Looking out from the living room onto the back porch.
Garden view

Location & Views



These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.
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Ages 2–12

Getting around

There is taxi and Lyft service available in the area.

Drive time to some points of interest:
Cavender Creek Vineyard and Winery - 9 minutes.
Historic Dahlonega Square - 10 minutes.
Accent Cellars, Dahlonega's Urban Farm Winery - 13 minutes.
Kaya Vineyard and Winery - 15 minutes.
Wolf Mountain Vineyards - 16 minutes.
Montaluce Winery & Restaurant - 25 minutes.
Amicalola Falls State Park (access to southern terminus of Appalachian Trail) - 33 minutes.


Water tubing
Fly fishing
Horseback riding

About us

I'm an outdoor enthusiast, explorer, mom, dog lover, and a wife. I only own one vacation rental property and I have my little cottage because I adore it and want to share it with others. Making my guests happy makes me happy.
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