Meet the Owners of Whispering Pines: Steve and Carrie Hartshorne

The following blog (Meet the Owners of Whispering Pines: Steve and Carrie Hartshorne) post is written by cabin owner, Carrie Hartshorne.

Since 2008, we have owned at Cedar Creek. After a twenty-year search for a private, beautiful lot we chose Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals and we are so happy with our decision.  

We carefully designed, Whispering Pines, our three-bedroom with three full bathrooms for comfort. Our vision for the cabin was to create a place for family and friends to come together for fun while also having areas for quiet time and rest.


Why We Chose To Build A Cabin

We love cabin life. It’s relaxing and casual and the privacy of our cabin adds greater value. One of the highest benefits is how the cabin is a refuge from the interruptions of everyday life.  At this home away from home, time seems to “stand still.”  When it seldom rains, we enjoy our day by staying in our pajamas and playing games, watching movies, and roasting marshmallows in the fireplace.

What We Love About Our Cabin

Whispering Pines has a full wrap-around deck, a large hot tub, a pool table, two flat-screen televisions, a fire pit out back, and a trail by a creek for quiet walks.  The living room offers comfortable seating for football game watching and that all-important “third quarter” nap.  

We bring movies to enjoy on the flat screen while flames crackle in the fireplace.  And, the master bathroom has several extras such as double sinks, a Jacuzzi tub, and a large natural stone shower.  Most importantly, we had a ramp built in for easy access to and from the front door for wheelchairs, coolers, and luggage.

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Why We Chose Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals

Cedar Creek Cabins Rentals, in and near Helen, is surrounded by nature in a peaceful, beautiful setting with restaurants, shops, hikes, and other activities nearby. Within a 30-minute drive of Whispering Pines, are the picturesque towns of Helen, Dahlonega, and Clarkesville, as well as unique places such as Unicoi Lodge, Amicalola Falls, Anna Ruby Falls, Toccoa Falls, Tallulah Gorge, Mark of the Potter, and Jaemor Farms, to mention just a few!

The Cedar Creek team maintains and manages the cabins like their own home—ensuring high quality, cleanliness, and comfort.  When we were having our cabin built, Cedar Creek involved us in the design and décor selections.  We chose the floor plan, custom-made furniture, color scheme, flooring, and granite countertops.  One of our highest priorities was an indoor corner fireplace with stacked stone. Cedar Creek “delivered” on their promise!

Memories And Traditions Are Made At The Cabin

Every year, we spend Steve’s birthday weekend at the cabin. And a trip to the Hansel and Gretel Candy Store in Helen is always part of the celebration. It’s our place where we can enjoy lots of rest, good food, fun walks in the woods, and nearby beautiful scenic drives.  In the summers, we tube the lazy river through Helen. It’s all so relaxing and refreshing!  Every year Carrie hosts her high school girlfriends and other ladies’ groups for rest, laughter, and rejuvenation.

We invite you to join us as part of the Cedar Creek family!

See you in the mountains!

– Carrie Hartshorne

To view photos of the Hartshorne cabin, Whispering Pines, or to rent it, click here.

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