Upscale Riverside Cabin Rental for Families in Ellijay, Georgia

Cabin in Ellijay, GA

14 guests

4.6
3 reviews

This riverside cabin rental is located near the Cartecay River in Ellijay, Georgia, and can accommodate up to 16 guests. There are five bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and a half bathroom. The master bedroom on the main floor has a luxurious and comfortable king-size bed, an adjoining full bathroom, a dresser, a lounge chair, a closet, and elegant French doors that lead to a spacious outside deck. The master bedroom in the basement features another king-size bed, an adjoining half bathroom, a dresser, a rocking chair, and two windows. The third bedroom is across the hall from the upstairs bathroom and has a plush queen-size bed and two nightstands. The fourth bedroom upstairs is perfect for kids with one sleeper sofa, four bunk beds, twin beds with ladders to the top bunks, a lounge chair, an ottoman, a TV, a closet filled with toys, and a balcony overlooking the living room. The fifth bedroom is located in the basement and snuggly fits four bunked twin beds for an authentic glamping experience.

In the full bathroom adjoined to the main-level master bedroom, guests will find a toilet, a sink, a combination bathtub and shower, a new granite-top vanity, and modern slate tiling. The second full bathroom upstairs has two sinks, a toilet, a large vanity with drawers and cabinets, and a combination bathtub and shower. The half bathroom in the basement includes a toilet and a sink. Linens and towels are provided.

In the open and comfortable living room, guests will find a plush sofa, two lounge chairs, a TV, a DVD player, shelves stocked with family board games, a small fireplace by an exposed stone wall, and an open floor plan which seamlessly transitions to the kitchen and dining area. The modern kitchen is fully-equipped with stainless steel appliances including a refrigerator, a stove, an oven, a microwave, a dishwasher, and a toaster. The kitchen also has a coffeemaker, a selection of pantry items, wood cabinets and drawers, granite countertops, and a breakfast island with four bar stools. The dining area includes a wood table with six dining chairs and a beautiful view outside the double glass doors of the Cartecay River and scenery.

In the finished basement, guests will find an additional entertainment and gathering area with a foosball table, an air hockey table, a large sectional couch, two comfortable lounge chairs, a TV, toys and games, a coffee table, three end tables, and a door leading to outside. Other amenities include air conditioning and heating, a washer and dryer, Wi-Fi, a telephone, a hairdryer, and enough parking space to fit an RV, a boat, or a trailer.

Outside, guests will find several spacious decks and outdoor sitting areas to spend sunny days gathered outside by the river. On the lower deck outside the basement door, guests will find a steaming hot tub, an outdoor table with four chairs, and two staircases leading either down to the river or to the upper deck.

Down by the river, guests will find a fire pit with several patio chairs surrounded by trees and beautiful natural scenery. Two adult kayaks, two children’s kayaks, and several inner tubes are also available for guests to use on the river. On the upper deck, guests will find gorgeous views of the forest canopy, two rocking chairs, two comfortable lounge chairs, a glass top table with four dining chairs, and a barbecue grill making outdoor entertainment and dining a breeze.

This property has plenty of spots for guests to get together and enjoy each other’s company whether they are spending the entire day outside exploring or staying indoors and watching movies, cooking family meals, and playing board games.

The best part of this riverside getaway is the waterfront view of the calm tranquil river which sets the tone for a relaxing, peaceful visit. The fire pit by the water’s edge, the spacious decks, and the steaming hot tub make the perfect gathering spots for viewing the river and casually spending time outdoors. This rental also features plenty of patio furniture for the whole family to gather and enjoy each other’s company while taking in the natural flora and fauna of the property.

A fenced-in dog run at the front of the property lets guests bring their dogs and take them outside easily. The propane grill located on the deck makes outdoor dining simple and easy, and the provided kayaks let guests explore and get the most out of this property’s best feature – the Cartecay River!

This rental provides just as much fun indoors as it does outdoors with a fully-equipped game room for competitive foosball or air hockey tournaments. After a long day of kayaking or apple picking guests can also unwind and watch some cable television, pop in a movie on the DVD player, or play a board game with the whole family.

Whether guests are spending the entire day on the river, relaxing in the hot tub, or spending time with family members indoors, there’s never a dull moment at this riverside getaway with plenty of fun for everyone.

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Features and services

Most popular features

  • Pets allowed

  • Shared Jacuzzi/Hot tub

  • Wi-Fi/Internet

  • Private Kitchen

  • National Park

  • Bathtub

  • Heating

  • Swimming

  • Fishing

  • Air conditioning

  • Microwave

  • Fireplace

  • Wildlife watching

  • Water sports

  • kayak

    Kayaking/Canoeing

  • ATV/Quads/4x4

  • Horseback riding

  • zip-lining

    Zip-lining

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Where you will stay

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Ellijay, Georgia

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Scenic views
  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
    38 miles straight-line distance
    61 kilometers straight-line distance

This upscale riverside retreat is located in Ellijay, Georgia. Outdoor enthusiasts will rejoice in the variety of activities and sights this location has to offer with the Cartecay River just steps away from this rental’s back door. Guests can lounge outside with the soothing trickling water providing the perfect background to a tranquil day spent admiring the surrounding wildflowers, wildlife, and natural beauty. Guests looking for more excitement can use the calm waters just outside the rental to cool off or can take advantage of the calm tubing on the Cartecay River. There is even class two whitewater rafting further up the river.

Guests looking to experience some southern hospitality can visit downtown Ellijay or Blue Ridge (about 30 mins away) for restaurants, boutiques and specialty shops, and plenty of festivals and local events. Ellijay blends small-town charm and outdoor adventure for a welcoming and thrilling experience for everyone who has the pleasure to visit. Guests can explore the town squares and wander into the variety of unique local boutiques which feature specialty products such as Himalayan salt crystals, handmade jewelry, natural cooking oils, and distinctive crafts and gifts.

Afterward, guests can enjoy a cup of coffee at the Ellijay Coffeehouse or indulge in a sweet treat at Abby’s Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt. In the fall, the entire community welcomes visitors for the town’s renowned apple picking season which features the town-wide annual Georgia Apple Festival and the Apple Arts on the Square events. The community takes pride in its locally grown produce, farm-fresh culinary scene, and of course, its famous apple orchards.

Guests looking to venture outside the downtown area will find plenty of outdoor recreational activities, orchards, and wineries. This riverside property may be just steps from the Cartecay River, but just minutes away, there are also two major rivers, the Ellijay River and the Coosawattee River, and several lakes for a variety of watersports and adventures.

Within a short drive, there are two state parks including Amicalola Falls State Park where guests can hike and admire one of the tallest waterfalls in the southeast. Guests can even undertake the eight-and-a-half-mile hike to the top Springer Mountain where hikers can see panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. There is hiking on the Appalachian Trail or many various trails nearby. Zip lining, ATV riding, horseback riding, fly fishing, hunting, gun ranges, petting zoos, and organic farms can all be found near the cabin for the outdoor enthusiast!
Activities near Ellijay
  • Swimming

  • Water sports

  • Horseback riding

  • Biking

  • kayak

    Kayaking/Canoeing

  • kayak

    Whitewater rafting

  • surf-board

    Stand-up paddleboarding

  • zip-lining

    Zip-lining

  • Fishing

  • Boating/Sailing

  • ATV/Quads/4x4

  • Wine tasting

  • Meditation

  • Wildlife watching

  • Hunting

  • Tennis

  • Golfing

  • Feeding animals

Guests can wake up in the morning, step outside, and find a full day’s worth of activities for the whole family. On the Cartecay River, guests can kayak, canoe, swim, hike along the water, or turn it into a true “lazy” river by hopping on an inner tube and floating slowly and carelessly downstream.

On the nearby Ellijay River, guests can enjoy a change of scenery as the river meanders through natural rock and boulders through the hills of Rich Mountain. The close-by Coosawattee River ends at Carters Lake where guests will find a full-service marina and boat ramps. Here, guests can rent a boat, go fishing in well-stocked waters, or stroll along the water’s edge and enjoy the beautiful lakeside scenery.

With two nearby state parks and a mountainous landscape, this area has plenty of hiking trails and natural landmarks to explore and discover. At Fort Mountain State Park, guests will find a variety of hiking trails for different skill levels. The network of paths leads hikers through valleys, around rock formations, through lush forest, around lakes, and over bridges for stunning views and unforgettable experiences. Guests can also find an ancient rock wall at the peak of one of the trails, or even explore on horseback or with a bike. At Amicalola Falls State Park, guests can hike to the Amicalola Falls and view the highest waterfall in Georgia or venture up to the peak of Springer Mountain, the terminus of the Appalachian Trail.

In downtown Ellijay, guests can shop at a variety of unique boutiques and local shops for trinkets and souvenirs or specialty items such as Himalayan salt crystals, handmade jewelry, one-of-a-kind antiques, or organic olive oils. The picturesque town square resembles an authentic marketplace with plenty to explore and with local shop owners welcoming customers to browse and linger.

After an eventful day exploring the square or visiting one of the must-see apple orchards, guests can sit down and relax in one of the cafes or grab lunch at one of the family-owned restaurants such as Corner Stone Café or the Back Porch Bistro. For a finer dining experience, guests can partake in a meal at Lee’s on River Street, which is a town favorite and features modern southern cuisine.
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Property reviews

4.6 overall rating
Overall experience
4.3
Cleanliness
5.0
Activities
5.0
Nature surroundings
5.0
Uniqueness
5.0
Comfort
4.3
3 Reviews

Things to know

Arrival and departure

  • Check-in: 04:00 PM

  • Check-out: 10:00 AM

House rules

  • Pets allowed
    Extra charge

  • No smoking

  • No parties

  • No events

  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

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Additional info

Rates are subject to change without notice.

Smoking is permitted outdoors only. Smoking inside will result in a complete loss of the damage deposit, as well as possible additional fees to remediate the smoke smell.

Pets are $75 plus tax each pet and are only permitted with prior approval.

A nightly fee of $50 plus tax will be incurred for each additional guest over 10 guests total, including for children.

Guests must submit a fully refundable security deposit. Large groups may require an additional amount added to the security deposit.

Guests are able to check-in at 4:00 p.m. Guests must check-out by 10:00 a.m.

3% is charged if paying via PayPal.
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