Welcome to CradleCrest

CradleCrest is a well-furnished, mountain vacation rental cabin that provides short-term accommodations in a quiet and peaceful section of the north Georgia mountains, near the peak of Screamer Mountain, about a mile from downtown Clayton, GA. Clayton is centrally located so that all of the attractions from Asheville, NC, to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN, to Helen – Dahlonega – Hiawassee, GA, to Cherokee, NC, and the Blue Ridge Parkway are easily accessible. This cottage is an ideal travel destination for family vacations, trips and getaways, holiday weekenders, family reunions, or sabbaticals. Many newlyweds have enjoyed a romantic honeymoon in this intimate setting. Several writers and artists have found inspiration and motivation leading to the discovery of new avenues of expression.




There’s plenty to do, from the morning sunrise until way past the evening sunset. If you choose, you can literally fill your day with outdoor recreation. Available activities include sightseeing, photography, golf, tennis, hiking along a variety of trails including the Appalachian Trail, biking, trout fishing in the many lakes and streams. You may also enjoy gem digging, shopping outlets, arts & crafts, antiques, flea markets, gifts and souvenirs, snow skiing, horseback riding along the mountain ridges and slopes, swimming, picnicking, gambling (at Harrah’s Casino in Cherokee, NC), touring gardens, visiting historic sites, apple picking, and fine dining. 

Or, if you prefer, simply kick back and take it easy! Enjoy a change from your everyday routine. The atmosphere and accommodations at CradleCrest provide a perfect environment painted with beautiful, pristine scenery – ideal for total rest and relaxation! You may wish to use the cabin swing or rocking chairs while you enjoy captivating serenity and calm which can furnish a tranquil escape from reality. Or just sit quietly and “watch the leaves turn”. That can make for a REAL family vacation. Who knows? You might even discover time to read a good book or get caught up on some sleep.