A River Runs Through it - Lodge Built Over Rushing Creek!
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Ellijay lodge description
Introducing "A River Runs Through It" - a spectacular 6 bedroom property that sleeps up to 14 guests located in the foothills of the Chattahoochee National Forest. A stay at this 4,000 square foot lodge will be the most unique and amazing experience of your life!
The home is situated in a private setting and is built over a scenic mountain stream (Think of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater House on a smaller scale). Constructed in 1960, this property holds a lot of historic value, from the 100 year old water wheel which greets you as you pull up the driveway to the walls and ceilings built with wood from old buildings being torn down in the mid 1900's (black walnut, cherry, ash, and cedar).
This mountain getaway has been completely remodeled and features all NEW upscale furnishings. A list of the amenities and bedroom configurations are as follows:
* 1st Family room features leather couches, a fireplace, and 20" flat screen TV (off kitchen area). The ceilings are made of red cedar and the walls are a mix of cherry, black walnut, ash and cedar. The floors are newly finished oak hardwood.
* 2nd Family room is located over the creek and features 2 fireplaces, leather couches, sliding glass doors leading onto a viewing deck and a rear deck, pool table, and a 62" HDTV with DVD, and brand new frieze carpet.
* Spacious, gourmet kitchen with slab granite counters, new hickory cabinets, new hardwood floors and new stainless steel appliances
* Kitchen breakfast bar area seats up to 4 and designer round teak dining table seats up to 8 guests
* Screened porch with new wrought iron patio furnishings
* 6 person hot tub that overlooks creek
* 3 full bathrooms with travertine tile, red cedar walls & ceilings, glass block windows, new vanities & lighting
* 2 decks with patio furniture and patio grilling area with gas BBQ
* Satellite TV and High speed wireless internet
* Washer and dryer
* MASTER BEDROOM
- King Size Bed
- 20" Flat Screen TV with DVD
- Custom Made Sourwood Log Bed
- Attached Bathroom with shower/tub
* BEDROOM 2
- Attached to Master Bedroom
- Bunk Bed (full and twin)
* BEDROOM 3
- Queen Size Bed
- Custom Made Log Bed
- 20" TV with DVD
- Bathroom in Main Hall with separate tub and shower
* BEDROOM 4, 5 and 6 LOCATED ON THE UPPER LEVEL
- Queen Bed in 4th bedroom
- King Bed in 5th bedroom
- 2 Twin Beds with 2 Trundle Beds in 6th bedroom
* The entire home has hardwood floors (either brand new or newly refinished) except the 2nd family room which has brand new frieze carpet.
Our home is perfect for family reunions and vacations, corporate and church retreats, or anyone that just wants to escape the busy city life for a brief moment and return to nature. This ideal location and upscale retreat offers everything one desires for an enjoyable, memorable stay.
Keywords: Mountain Lodge
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Gas Fireplace
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Covered Parking
- DVD Player
- Pool Table
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
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Great location in East Ellijay tranquil unique place.
Great location in East Ellijay tranquil unique place.
We had my Aunts 80th birthday party, small family reunion there. The house is laid out where you have several nice gathering areas. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 baths on the first floor and 3 bedrooms and 1 bath upstairs. All were large and everyone thought the unique beds were great. The kitchen was spacious and very nice. We never ran out of hot water which was nice. The river running under it is loud and beautiful. There are several steps to go upstairs to the other bedrooms, but we had 3 people who could go up stairs, so no real problems there. The yard was freshly mowed and trimmed and has a nice gazebo swing that was a nice gathering place for outside. The kids that came for the Birthday ran everywhere and got into the river. The bridge was very nice and kids and adults like walking on it and crossing over to a cool shaded area and going down to the river. A lot of nice old rock work around the house and a huge waterwheel. We had to explain the waterwheel to anyone under 30. The directions from the Owners were spot on and no one got lost which was a concern of mine. Just follow the owners directions. Cell phones mostly did not work, but in parts of the house did for a few moments. Parts of the yard you had reception, but you are between mountains and no one really had an issue. If you wanted to find a spot you could. The cabin phone works of course so if anyone needs you they can call. Wi-Fi worked very well and was used on the porch overlooking the stream and all over the house. A few of the people that dropped by live in Ellijay or owned cabins there and they had never been to that part and were impressed with the location and house. Beautiful area. We brought all our food, but discovered a very nice modern Ingles that had everything we would have needed. Next time we will just go there and save all the shopping before hand. Very nice outside grill with plenty of propane tanks. This being our first time to rent a home we did have one problem thinking it was like a hotel. Only 2 people brought soap to bath with so there was a panic attack when it came time for showers as there was no soap. We went to Ingles the next day and bought some so take soap, shampoo,conditioner etc... They had hair dryers. My sisters said to say the house was extremely clean and who ever is cleaning the house does a great job. It is a great home for relaxing and reunions. Several people said they would like to go back and would rent it. We all wished we owned it!
- Guest Bill (Metro Atlanta)
- Date of stay 05/08/13
- Review Submitted 05/14/13
Recommended for: People with disabilities, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
WE RENTED THIS HOME FOR A WEEKEND AWAY AND MY ROOM WAS INFESTED WITH LADY BUGS... THERE ARE GENERALLY LADY BUGS THROUGH OUT THE HOUSE BUT IN THE UPSTAIRS KING BED ROOM THERE WAS HUNDREDS OF BUGS FLYING IN THE WINDOW AND AROUND THE LIGHT...THEY EVEN GOT IN THE BED WE SLEPT IN AND MY HUSBAND AND I DID NOT SLEEP AT ALL... WE HAD TO GO DOWN THE CONJOINING ROOM IN THE MASTER BEDROOM ... WE WENT OUT AND PURCHASED BUG SPRAY AND THAT STILL DID NOT GET RID OF THE BUGS. THE OWNERS NEED TO DO A BETTER JOB. VERY UNSATISFIED.
- Guest simmons (snellville, ga/gwinnett)
- Date of stay 03/01/13
- Review Submitted 03/25/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children.
Owner response: I am sorry that there were ladybugs in the king bedroom upstairs. There are certain times of the year where we see more ladybugs, and I've never had any major problems with them getting into the house but we do see them outside. I’ve talked to several of our neighbors and they experienced the same issue. I am sorry about that but things like that happen in the mountains. I'm not sure why they were able to get into the bedroom during your weekend trip. I will say that I am very disappointed in how you treated my home. First of all, your rental agreement stated there would be 4 adults. But every bed was used, and since my home sleeps at least 14 people, you had at least 10 more guests than you stated. Apparently you had a party as well, which I would not have minded at all, but you left balloons taped all over the walls, garbage was left, and the house was a disaster. It took my housekeeper two trips to get the house clean. Normally I would charge you for the extra cleaning fee, but I did not. My husband and I take pride in this home and take care of it. And we want our renters to have a great experience. But in turn, we also want our guests to treat it like it was their own home. You showed that you were not capable of that. Again, I apologize for the ladybugs, but obviously that is something that happened which was completely out of my control.
We absolutely loved this home. It was the most beautiful, peaceful place I have ever been too. I have rented many homes to vacation in and this is my all time favorite. It does not get any better. We are planning to come back for a week this summer to play in the river. I live in Powder Springs GA and this place has convinced me to sell off my place and move to the mountains!
- Guest Beverly M. (powder springs, ga)
- Date of stay 02/16/13
- Review Submitted 03/22/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, people with disabilities, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
My family and I had the pleasure of staying in this beautiful home. The cabin is in the most serene setting. It was spotless and the pictures do not do it justice The owners are incredible to deal with. We wish we could just move there! The cabin has everything you will need, the attention to detail is perfect. We loved just sitting on the patio over the creek and relaxing. We had room to spare and had a lot of fun sitting in the big family room playing cards and just being together. Thank you, Brittany and Mike for a very memorable vacation. We loved the train ride to McCaysville. We will be back!
- Guest Babybirdz (Queen Creek, Arizona)
- Date of stay 08/30/12
- Review Submitted 09/22/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children.
One of the Best Places We Rented
One of the Best Places We Rented
Very seldom do we go on more than a couple of days vacation. My family of three, together with a few close friends, stayed here for my birthday. The place is amazing. Sleeping to the sound of running water and soaking in the beauty of the landscape were truly priceless. I highly recommend this place. This place is amazing! We will certainly come back:)
- Guest Elaine D. (Gainesville, FL)
- Date of stay 03/14/12
- Review Submitted 04/05/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
50th anniversary trip
50th anniversary trip
Our parents were thrilled with our choice for their 50th anniversary trip with the family Oct 2011. The home was perfect for all ages. There were so many places for everyone to relax and enjoy their time. We found ourselves not wanting to go anywhere!! Strolling along paths and taking so many pictures with the family along the river rocks and landscape areas. The home is very well maintained. Enjoyed the Apple Festival in Ellijay!
- Guest Lynne B.
- Date of stay 10/13/11
- Review Submitted 10/23/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children.
IF ONE HAS ANY DOUBTS ABOUT WHAT THE HOUSE WILL BE LIKE--PUT IT OUT OF YOU MIND-THIS PLACE WAS MORE THAN WHAT WE EXPECTED. WE SHARED A WEEKEND WITH 6 COUPLES AND MADE GREAT MEMORIES. THE SCENERY AND SOUNDS WERE BREATH TAKING. IT IS A PLACE WE WILL GO BACK TO.
- Guest mary claire torino (Madison,Georgia)
- Date of stay 11/03/09
- Review Submitted 11/03/09
We had a glorious 6 days & 5 nights at "A River Runs Through It" and I can only say that the pictures don't do it justice! Our family of 14 had plenty of room and LOTS to do. I did not hear the words "I'm Bored" one time during the trip. We especially loved the "river". It was cool and refreshing and just deep enough for the older children to enjoy and shallow enough so that the young ones could also participate. The BEST thing was the nightly display by the fireflys!! Bring your butterfly nets! we enjoyce catching and releasing the bugs every night. We WILL be BACK!!
- Guest Margaret Smith3 (Cottonwood, Al)
- Date of stay 07/04/09
- Review Submitted 07/04/09
We arrived for our annual Thanksgiving get together with children and Grand children to a wonderful greeting of coming home. Lights were on, TV on with a football game in progress! The house was warm and inviting, you almost expected to smell supper cooking. The atmosphere presented was one of pure pleasure to come for the following week! You can hear the creek singing in the night ... I hope we can go there once again!!! Grandma and P-Paw
- Guest Loraine B. Gorman_HAC65859 (Conyers, Georgia)
- Date of stay 01/03/09
- Review Submitted 01/03/09
Year round $215/night...$1,500/wk Holiday rates apply Memorial Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's and Labor Day. Longer stay may be required. Please call for details. RATES ARE FOR SIX PEOPLE, Additional $15pp/night per guest over 6. $500 security deposit, full payment due prior to rental & receipt of keys. Cleaning fee and 12% tax added to all rentals.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: My husband and I are both realtors and we live in the suburbs of Atlanta. We have 2 kids in elementary school.
Why the Owner Chose Ellijay:
We chose to buy in Ellijay because of how close it is to Atlanta and our home. We wanted a vacation home in the mountains to be able to escape to have a peaceful, relaxing weekend. This house captured us from the moment we first saw it. My husband spent over 3 months living here as he remodeled it.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Sometimes we visit with just ourselves...the kids will play in the creek all day as my husband and I sit under the shade of the pine trees in the front yard. We like to invite family and friends, and the home is so big we never feel cramped or crowded. Most of our guests are families/friends with children and many of them bring grandparents. Our home is very suitable for those who can't walk up or down stairs. All the living spaces are on the main level and there is only one small step down as you walk in the front door. Plus, there is a bed/bath on the main perfect for this type of guest. We just think the home is so unique and special with the water flowing underneath! It's a different experience, and we are glad to share it with our guests!
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A River Runs Through It - peaceful, magical, unforgettable!
Family Room #1 off the dining area with new leather couches, flat screen tv!
There's plenty of room here for large groups to gather & eat (table seats 8)!
All bathrooms feature travertine tile and cedar walls & ceilings (spa-like feel)
Family Room overlooking creek w/sliding doors on both sides w/access to decks !
View of the creek rushing under the house - catch some trout while here!
Spacious screened porch next to the creek - relax to the sound of the water!
Imagine waking up, drinking your morning coffee, and this is what you see!
A River Runs Through It - peaceful, magical, unforgettable!
Brand new gourmet kitchen with granite counters & stainless appliances!
Master bedroom suite with custom made log bed!
Main floor bedroom with brand new custom log bed!
This is your view from inside looking towards the front - truly amazing!
Hot tub on covered balcony
Don't forget your camera - there's so many great photo opportunities here!
Balcony overlooking creek
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