"Ahem. Let me start by shamefully admitting that we're a VERY wired in family. I read all vacation, yeah, but it's all online. The kids play games and surf YouTube. The husband does something... I don't know what. Right. So there we are in a nutshell: lazy and hooked in. What I'm saying is, wireless is important.
This place was PERFECT. The cabin itself is spacious, clean and comfortable, with all the amenities you'd hope for and more (they even had a little welcome basket with chocolates and teas and stuff!). Cooking is a pleasure, everything you need is there. Plus, hot tub. Need I say more?
Right down the stairs and across the little gravel road that runs along the river (it's actually Mountaintown Creek, but it's really wide and gorgeous and feels more like a river. It eventually merges into the Coosawattee and thence to Carter's Lake, the owner told us.) They've got a hardscaped patio on the bank which is really nice (no dirty feet! no drinks falling over! no wobbly chairs!) with a firepit. It's covered (minimally but sufficiently) by their wifi signal.
I can't tell you how many hours we spent on that patio, reading on the netbook and watching the river flow by. Occasionally, our boys flowed by as well, on the tubes that Ms. Hilda (she and her husband, the property managers, live about 4 cabins down) very sweetly lent to us on our first day there. In the late afternoon we'd switch from tea to wine, basically, and were happy with our days. As a matter of fact, I don't even know what was going on in Ellijay, because we were so content where we were.
You know how normally a cabin in the mountains means something teetering on the edge of a mountainside with a flat space for parking and maybe a tiny bit carved out right next to the house for a fire? Ever noticed how you never actually leave the cabin (I'm not counting the deck.) This is the first cabin we've been in where we spent almost all our time not pressed up against cabin walls. Pretty unique. As a matter of fact, as a family, we got more outdoor time here than anywhere else.
Hilda and Mike are constantly available, by phone or email, even if your questions are dumb (we had a few of those!) and happy to solve your problems. Like I said, the wifi is great. We've got at&t, and cell reception was nothing to bare-minimum, but that didn't really matter unless we were driving in or out.
Oops, running out of space here so: You may feel secure making a reservation."
Date of Stay: September 2015
Review Submitted: September 29, 2015