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Coldwater~ Rustic, Charming, Secluded, on Premier Trout Stream

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Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 1-4)

Reserve your time now to relax and unwind at Coldwater awesome location, breathtaking scenery and relaxed rustic lodging. No other place compares to this charming cabin and magnificent setting.

Located on Mountaintown Creek in the scenic area of the north Georgia mountains, Coldwater Cabin offers a warm, inviting retreat from the daily hustle and bustle of life. Coldwater is a rustic, casual, cozy mountain cabin nestled in a tranquil, serene setting. Just over an hour north of Atlanta, you can quickly be transported from the grind of city life, to the natural beauty and serenity of mountain life.

Enjoy the peacefulness and complete privacy of Coldwater as there is only one cabin down river that is barely in sight. Surrounded by trees and the have perfect seclusion. All you will hear and see at this beautiful cabin is the water rolling over the rocks in the creek and humming birds feeding on the deck. This unique, charming and cheerful cabin is a welcome haven of rest and the perfect get away for a 'slower pace.' Coldwater Cabin sleeps up to four people comfortably with a main level bedroom, upper level master loft and side loft, two full baths with shower/tub combination, fully equipped kitchen, open dining and living area with fireplace.

Handsome tongue and groove paneling throughout, wide pine plank flooring, rough sawn pine cabinetry, open exposed beam structure and rock fireplace are yours to enjoy in Coldwater. Lots of natural light fills this haven creating a warm, cheerful,inviting atmosphere. Coldwater Cabin is furnished in rustic mountain décor that is comfortable, relaxed and full of charm. Enjoy the comfort of solid hickory, cedar and pine furniture with mountain and river fabrics...decor that naturally matches the surroundings and environment. Feels like home, but doesn't look like home! All this is wrapped up in a setting where you can experience and enjoy the natural wonders and beauty of mountain life.

Wake to the sounds of a gentle rain falling on the metal roof or birds chirping outside the window. Enjoy the start of the day with a cup of coffee on the deck listening to the rushing waters of the creek as the sun begins to shine. Take off the chill by sitting by the soft porch lights and pot belly stove---which is perfect for roasting marshmallows at night.

Fish in famous Mountaintown Creek or cool off in the refreshing waters while tubing in front of the cabin. This captivating cabin is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. At night, relax on the deck by the fire while enjoying some fantastic star gazing or warm up inside by the rock fireplace where you are ushered into an incredible nights sleep.

At Coldwater Cabin, you can enjoy long walks in the woods, fishing or playing in the creek or relaxing on the deck while enjoying the naturally beautiful surroundings. How about just rocking the time away on the deck overlooking the bubbling creek? If adventure is what you are looking for, it is easily found at Coldwater. Perhaps you want to raft or kayak. There are several rivers and creeks at your disposal as well as beautiful Carter's Lake.

In the quaint town of Ellijay, you can stroll the square and shop for treasures at the many local antique and craft shops. Take a break and dine at one of the many different restaurants Ellijay has to offer. The slower pace is a refreshing step back from the busyness of life.

Whatever it is you want or need, you can have it all at Coldwater Cabin. We invite you to come splash the time away at this unique and special cabin....and make memories that will last a lifetime!

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Brian and Cindy Saunders
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Brian and Cindy Saunders

Our family began enjoying the Ellijay area in 1999 and purchased Coldwater Cabin in 2000. Fun filled weekends, creek adventures and fires at night while listening to the noisy water have created many special memories for our family that will last a lifetime. We are happy to share this same opportunity and experience with you.

Brian and Cindy Saunders purchased this cabin in 2000

Why Brian and Cindy Saunders chose Northwest High Country

The attraction to Coldwater Cabin is the special escape it offers us from our busy lives in the city. We love the natural surroundings and sound of moving water as well as the convenient access to so many different nearby activities such as Carter's Lake. The short drive (just over an hour) from Atlanta to Coldwater is an added bonus.

What makes this cabin unique

Coldwater is nestled in a very private area and surrounded by the sounds of nature and the noisy water of Mountaintown Creek moving over rocks. This setting along with a warm, rustic cabin decor is the perfect combination. At the cabin, we feel you are transported away from it a place of peacefulness, relaxation and beauty that is hard to find in a metropolitan area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Brian-We had the best time this past weekend. Y'alls cabin was great and so relaxing and the weather was perfect. It couldn't have went any better. We are already planning our next trip in March or April and plan on taking our families with us and renting y'alls bigger cabin. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to stay in the cabin and have an awesome weekend. We just love Ellijay and know it will be a yearly or 2 times a year trip.
Sep 2013
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Coldwater~ Rustic, Charming, Secluded, on Premier Trout Stream
average rating of 4.852941 based on 132 reviews

Great spot for a relaxing weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We made a very last minute trip to Ellijay for the long weekend, and enjoyed every minute of it! Unfortunately the fishing was not good this weekend for my husband, but the cabin was extremely comfortable, clean, and well appointed. We enjoyed the deck overlooking the peaceful water. It's a very private location, but convenient enough to town. We enjoyed our short little vacation so much!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved staying at Coldwater Cabin. So cozy and the sound of the river was soothing to our souls. Wished we could have stayed longer. Decor of the cabin was adorable and the bed was very comfortable. Nice quiet area. Everything we needed was there. Couldn't ask for a better stay! We hope to come back someday.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and also for such great feedback! We love hearing that our guest enjoy staying at the cabin. The water noise is some of the best and we also like to listen to it. We hope you do come back soon for another visit. Happy New Year!
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Wonderful private weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this cabin to anyone! It was beautiful and private. We will definitely be going again!!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is great to hear you had a wonderful chilly weekend at the cabin! We love to hear feedback like yours from our guests! Thank you for your positive comments and please do come back soon for another visit. We appreciate your choice of Coldwater Cabin!
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Our Coldwater stay

  • 5 of 5

Was most enjoyable. The cabin was clean and comfortable.

We did however experience a couple power outages (keeping some cheap flashlights would be nice for this) luckily we had candles.

The dryer does not seem to be drying good.

Overall we were very happy and would recommend anyone staying there.

Please follow up with me regarding the deposit.

Thank you,


  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your feedback about your visit with us at the cabin! We are happy to hear you had an enjoyable time and would recommend for others. We agree with you as our cleaning staff does a great job! Regrettably, high winds most likely caused the power issues. We wish you had contacted us! As stocked flashlights tend to disappear, we keep 2 gas oil lamps in the cabinet in case there is a power loss. The stacked electrical dryer does take a little longer to dry than full size for sure. You should have received the notice of your refund through the VRBO system. We will follow up with you as VRBO tells us that it can take up to 5 business days for it to process. We appreciate your visit with us at Coldwater Cabin and wish you a Merry Christmas!
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Coldwater cabin stay November 2016

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cabin mid-November and it was very peaceful and relaxing. The running stream right out front was great. We went into town and enjoyed antique shopping and visited a local farm a few miles away where we bought several items including a grass feed dry aged rib eye steak which we cooked on the gas grill. I have to say that was the best rib eye I have ever eaten. Our children were sad we had to leave after only two nights but we hope we can visit again during trout season and catch lots of fish.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is great to hear that you and your family had such a peaceful and enjoyable time at the cabin. You were with us during such a great season and took advantages of a few of the wonderful things the setting and local area offers. We appreciate your kind feedback and do hope you come back for another visit soon!
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Coldwater Cabin

  • 5 of 5

The Coldwater Cabin is located on a beautiful rocky river. My favorite experience was hearing the water rush over the rocks from the porch while sitting in front of a fire in a pot belly stove. They provide the wood to. The cabin is positioned on the side of a mountain and the drive to the cabin through the mountains is gorgeous. The fall leaves are every shade of orange n red. Ok I am a hiking bird watching site seeer to. Cabin is fully equipped and clean. You want be disappointed with Coldwater Cabin in Ellijay.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience at Coldwater Cabin! We feel the same! If you love peace, tranquility, water noise, wildlife, outdoor wood burning stove, leaf peeping....Coldwater Cabin is the place to be! We are happy you enjoyed your visit. Please come back again soon!
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Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Whitepath Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 515
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $60
Community Access Fee $26
Tax Rate 12.0%

*Holiday Weekends require a minimum three night stay or longer.
**Thanksgiving stay requires a minimum 4 night stay that runs from Sunday through Wednesday OR Wednesday through Sunday.
***No check in/out on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

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Ellijay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full baths each with shower and tub combination.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen white cedar log bed in main level bedroom. One double futon and one bunk bed in upper level master loft. Upper unit is single twin bed and lower unit is convertible double size. Queen futon in upper level side loft.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Carter's Lake is nearby and perfect for kayaking, fishing, etc. Hiking trails, golfing and mountain bike activities are also within half hour of the cabin.

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