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'Just a Step Away' - a Very Private Cabin

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A view of the cabin looking back from the path to the trout stream.

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Last updated: 01/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Ellijay cabin description

A very private cabin on a beautiful three and four-tenths acre piece of property along Stover Creek and a large branch is available for weekend getaways or perhaps longer. The secluded screened porch with a luxury hot tub alcove facing the woods has the sounds of rushing water and wildlife singing to you every night.

Two full bedrooms, large loft and sofa beds provide total possible sleeping for up to 6 people. Two large bathrooms and a washer and dryer provide all the comforts of home. The kitchen is well stocked and appointed including a dishwasher and gas range and stove.

Of course there is satellite TV, stereo, and central heat and air. But the atmosphere from a real wood burning stone fireplace makes it feel like camping without 'roughing it.' Incidentally, there is plenty of firewood.

This wonderful retreat is in the Blue Ridge Wildlife Management Area of the Chattahoochee National Forest, but is still only an hour and a half drive from Atlanta.

There is no end of fun things to do in this area. Hiking abounds: the Benton MacKaye and the Appalachian Trails heads are less than 15 minutes away on Springer Mountain, and there are numerous other trails all close by that lead to waterfalls and spectacular mountain views. Fishing opportunities in trout streams and in area mountain lakes are also plentiful and cater to all skill levels. Enjoy the canoeing and tubing on the Cartecay and Toccoa rivers, and challenging white water rafting is a short drive away. Mountain bike trails and horseback riding are also easy to find and just minutes away.

If you're not quite so energetic, you'll find the beautiful downtown area of Ellijay less than 15 minutes away. Ellijay has numerous antique shops and art galleries and small eateries. Ellijay is host to an apple festival in October, but the numerous orchards are open all year long and have tours, some offer hayrides for the kids. Old-fashioned train rides along the Toccoa River or a visit to an ancient American Indian site can make for a relaxing time in the mountains. The area is rich with history, and a short drive to Dahlonega will offer an adventure into the past where the first gold rush in the United States occurred.

The mountains of north Georgia are not touristy or trashy. The people are pleasant with character and culture. You’ll become a part of this place, if you want to, and then you’ll want to return to your second 'home' again and again.

Keywords: private, frontage, creek, view, Aska, fishing, hot tub, screen porch, dogs, pets, Just a Step Away, log, cabin, fireplace, romantic, wildlife

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            The primary renter must be 25 years old or older. ...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            lots of stairs, a hot tub and low cabinets so toddler must be watched. ...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoke outside of the cabin please....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Well behaved pets welcome with a $25 Pet Fee....moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Secluded screened porch ear shot of noisy creek.

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                small library of books in kitchen and in the bookcase in the loft ...moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player:

                one in master and one in living room...moreless

              • Television:

                one in each bedroom and one in the living room...moreless

              • Toys:

                a few simple toys for the kids, a building boxes set and some toy cars....moreless

              • Video Games:

                basic 16 bit Nintendo and some games up stairs bedroom ...moreless

              • Video Library:

                some DVDs in living-room entertainment center. ...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Festivals
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain View:

                From the front porch in winter a view is possible of Reece Mountain. During the heavy foliage of late spring, summer, or early fall there are no views! ...moreless

              • Waterfront:

                The creek is a designated Trout stream, but not stocked with trout. there is a very nice nature tail that leads to a noisy creek 'Just a Step Away' is named for. ...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting

              Dining

              • Dining:

                There is a leaf for the table in the main closet if you need it. Chairs and stools at the counter total 10, but there are more dining chars on the deck and up stairs also....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 10 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                central Air and forced heat...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Standard electric dryer ...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                stacked rock with step up hearth and screen and fireplace tools set. ...moreless

              • Gas Fireplace
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                vented heat into every room...moreless

              • Internet:

                We now have Wifi DSL...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                beds are made up with necessary linens, but sofa beds need to be made up by guest and linens are available in laundry area. ...moreless

              • Living Room:

                Large Sofabed, Love seat and Overstuffed chair with ottoman. ...moreless

              • Parking:

                room for up to 4 cars on the flat spot in front of the house. ...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                private drive to the cabin from gravel access road....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                plenty of room to park a large trailer, boat or RV....moreless

              • Telephone:

                Local service land line. ...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Please bring beach towels for outside and around the creek....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Standard top loading high capacity washer...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                wood burning with a gas burner...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                a grinding mill and a standard automatic drip coffee maker...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Knife block, small mixer, blender and deep fryer, and slow cooker crock pot. toaster and toaster oven, electric kettle and coffee maker ...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Plenty of plastic cups for around the hot tub, wine glasses and water glasses, plenty of plates and bowls, lots of silver ware, some ceramic coffee cups as well. ...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                standard dishwasher with washing tabs included....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                all sorts of pot and pans. Plates, bowls, cups and glasses...moreless

              • Microwave:

                full size microwave with rotating plate. ...moreless

              • Oven:

                Gas oven...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                spices, oils condiments....moreless

              Outside

              • Bicycles:

                Let us know ahead of time if you need these items, but you might be more comfortable if you brought your own...moreless

              • Deck / Patio
              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Let us know ahead of time if you need this item, but you might be more comfortable if you brought your own....moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Screened pourch...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                large lawn area on the side of the cabin...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                two types gas or charcoal...moreless

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    6 person portable spa type hot tub on the screened porch...moreless

                   

                  Reviews

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                  2 night min stay
                  $125 $125
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $750 $3,000
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                  • Pet Fee $25
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  I accept only US Dollars. All rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. The refundable deposit confirms you are scheduled on the calender.The final rental payment results in the access codes and information about the property being sent by e-mail. If canceled 30 days or greater before arrival all money will be refunded. If canceled less than 30 days one night rental is forfeit.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 01/28/2015
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                  Location

                  Ellijay is host to an apple festival in October, but some of the numerous orchards are open all year long and have tours; some offer hayrides for the kids. Old-fashioned train rides along the river or a visit to an ancient American Indian site can make for a relaxing time in the mountains

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2005

                  About the owner: I am an fly fisherman and hiker and throw pottery which I sell at art festival in the area. Please feel free to ask me for some good fishing areas for your particular skill level when you reserve my cabin in the north Georgia mountains.

                  Why the Owner Chose Ellijay:
                  This is a very private and special place that lowers my heart rate every time I make that turn off the main road on my way there.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                  I have the creek all to myself and don't have to share, the kitchen is easy to cook in, and the hot tub releases the aches and pains from a good days hiking or fishing in the many area streams filled with trout.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • A view of the cabin looking back from the path to the trout stream.

                    A view of the cabin looking back from the path to the trout stream.

                  • Stover creek just a step away and very noisy.

                    Stover creek just a step away and very noisy.

                  • Stover Creek is a designated trout stream, where the trout are tricky to catch.

                    Stover Creek is a designated trout stream, where the trout are tricky to catch.

                  • The master bathroom is very convenient to the hot tub out on the screened porch

                    The master bathroom is very convenient to the hot tub out on the screened porch

                  • This small branch is the reason the cabin is situated in it's own private valley

                    This small branch is the reason the cabin is situated in it's own private valley

                  • The upstairs bedroom has a writing desk overlooking the creek.

                    The upstairs bedroom has a writing desk overlooking the creek.

                  • A look back at the Cabin from the woods on a snowy day in January.

                    A look back at the Cabin from the woods on a snowy day in January.

                  • And sometimes it snows!

                    And sometimes it snows!

                  • Easy access to the back porch makes loading in and out through the kitchen easy.

                    Easy access to the back porch makes loading in and out through the kitchen easy.

                  • Ahh, the turn into the driveway will make you immediately relax.

                    Ahh, the turn into the driveway will make you immediately relax.

                  • And sometimes it snows!

                    And sometimes it snows!

                  • Back porch picnic table for bug-less meals with the whole family.

                    Back porch picnic table for bug-less meals with the whole family.

                  • This is the view from the front door as you arrive.

                    This is the view from the front door as you arrive.

                  • The hot tub is great for relaxing in after a day of hiking or fishing.

                    The hot tub is great for relaxing in after a day of hiking or fishing.

                  • A kitchen with all a food lover needs to make great meals for those they love.

                    A kitchen with all a food lover needs to make great meals for those they love.

                  • Full sized Washer and Dryer for guest use.

                    Full sized Washer and Dryer for guest use.

                  • The sleeping loft makes 3 full beds in this cabin.

                    The sleeping loft makes 3 full beds in this cabin.

                  • Out the back door there are two grills, one gas, and one charcoal.

                    Out the back door there are two grills, one gas, and one charcoal.

                  • Beautiful Autumn view from the front porch, mountain tops in the distance.

                    Beautiful Autumn view from the front porch, mountain tops in the distance.

                  • Full bath upstairs!

                    Full bath upstairs!

                  • Kids of all ages love exploring the trails that run about the property and creek

                    Kids of all ages love exploring the trails that run about the property and creek

                  • Well behaved pets are welcome, with a small fee, to play in the yard with family

                    Well behaved pets are welcome, with a small fee, to play in the yard with family

                  • Deep swimming or wading hole for cooling off in.

                    Deep swimming or wading hole for cooling off in.

                  VRBO #110733

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                  This listing was first published here in 2006.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, January 29, 2015

                  $125 per night (USD)
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  • Sleeps
                    6
                  • Bedrooms
                    2
                  • Bathrooms
                    2
                  • Property type
                    Cabin
                  • Reviews
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                  Owner
                  Member since: 2006
                  Speaks: english
                  • Response time: Within a few hours
                  • Response rate: 100%
                  • Calendar last updated: 01/28/2015
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