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'Just a Step Away' - a Very Private Cabin

(76 Reviews)

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This is a very private cabin on a beautiful large 3.5 acre lot. It is in a small community of larger plot mini farms along a secluded section of Stover Creek. This rustic and well maintained chink log cabin is in it's own valley and neighbors are out of view, even in winter months. The large screened porch, with a luxurious hot tub, faces the woods. The relaxing sounds of nature and rushing water will wash away the worries of city life.
Two full bedrooms, large loft and sofa beds provide sleeping for up to 6 adults comfortably. Two large bathrooms and a washer and dryer provide facilities for all guests’ cleaning needs. The kitchen is well appointed, including a large refrigerator, a dishwasher and a full size gas range and stove.
There is Direct TV, phone service and DSL WiFi, a sound system, and central heat and air. The atmosphere from a real wood burning stone fireplace, with a gas starter, makes it feel like camping without 'roughing it.' Firewood is provided.
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 are lots fun things to do in this area. Hiking abounds: the Benton MacKaye and the Appalachian Trails heads are about 12 miles away on Springer Mountain, and there are numerous hiking trails close by that lead to several waterfalls, a swinging bridge, and spectacular mountain views. Fishing opportunities in the numerous trout streams and in area mountain lakes are plentiful and cater to all skill levels. The kayaking and tubing opportunities on the Cartecay and Toccoa rivers are very close by and the shuttle services are inexpensive and easy to navigate. More challenging guided white water rafting is a short drive away, as well. Mountain bike trails and horseback riding are also easy to locate and enjoy.
Beautiful downtown Ellijay is about 15 miles away. Ellijay has numerous antique shops and art galleries and small eateries. Ellijay is host to an apple festival in October, while the numerous orchards are open all year long and have tours, some offer hayrides and petting areas for the kids. The city of Blue Ridge is about 25 miles from this cabin. Blue Ridge offers old-fashioned train rides along the Toccoa River and plenty of shops, restaurants and bars to enjoy as well. The entire area is rich with history and southern culture and charm.
The mountains of northwest Georgia are not overly touristy or trashy. The locals have character are pleasant and eager to please visitors. Simply driving through this naturally beautiful area is a scenic adventure. Come see for yourself, and I’m sure you’ll have a difficult time keeping this place a secret!

Keywords: private, frontage, creek, view, Ellijay, Aska, Blue Ridge, fishing, hot tub, screened porch, dogs, pets, Just a Step Away, log cabin, fireplace, romantic, wildlife, adventure, hiking, mountains, country, scenic.
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Owner

Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    The primary onsite 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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Secluded screened porch within ear shot of a noisy creek. A primitive fire pit for guest to make a campfire, when appropriate and when the fire will be tended to by responsible adults. There is a horse shoes set under the porch as well to setup in the yard. There are lawn chairs and axes and a rake and shovel under the porch if you need them, as well. Be safe, take care!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There is a small library of books in kitchen and in the bookcase in the loft. Pleasure reading in the loft, the guide books and cooking books are in the kitchen. ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    There is one in the living room....moreless

  • Games:

    Some card and board games and children's toys in kitchen cupboard near the dining room table. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV choice plus, currently have Showtime but this is not guaranteed. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    There is a basic standard home theater sound system. CD's can be played in the DVD player through this system. MP3 1/4 in. aux in jack also available. Currently there are NO Bluetooth speakers, sorry....moreless

  • Television:

    one in each bedroom and one in the living room. CRT in living room and a small LED in the master bed room. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Yes, a few simple toys for the kids, a building boxes set and some toy cars in the kitchen cupboards. Upstairs there is an old 16 bit Nintendo video game player. ...moreless

  • Video Games:

    Basic 16 bit Nintendo (from the early 1990's) and some games, of course, upstairs bedroom dresser. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

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

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Festivals
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

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

  • Rural:

    This is a secluded private setting. The last mile of road to the cabin is a well maintained single lane gravel road. It does NOT require a 4 wheel drive vehicle to get to this cabin. ...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 and a cool swimming or wading hole. ...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 chairs 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

  • Garage:

    Garage is locked to guests. ...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Gas starter....moreless

  • 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 and some pillows are available in laundry area in the master bathroom. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large Sofa-bed, Love seat and Overstuffed chair with ottoman. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Room for about 4 cars on the flat spot in front of the house. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Private drive to the cabin from gravel access road. The road to the cabin is a well maintained single lane gravel road. 4 wheel drive is not necessary, but drive slowly, perhaps in low gear for safety...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Plenty of room to park a large trailer, boat or RV. Most towed in trailers can turn around and drive out front ways. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local service land line. I suggest forwarding cell phones to the cabin land line so as not to miss incoming calls. Unfortunately cell service is poor in our secluded valley. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Please bring beach towels for outside and around the creek. There are plenty of towels for the bathrooms and hot tub. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Standard top loading high capacity washer...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    wood burning with a gas starter...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, electric kettle and coffee maker and salad spinner and rice steamer....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 and oven trays. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    full size microwave with rotating plate. ...moreless

  • Oven:

    Gas oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    spices, oils condiments. other sundry items....moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    There are two older mountain bikes under the front porch. Guest may use them at their own risk. Helmets are the responsibility of the guests. I can not guaranty the suitability of the bikes. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Front porch with view of side yard to the creek....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals at the two outfitters, and shuttle services, in Ellijay are available in the summer months. Let me know if you need contact information for them, or recommendations based on your groups needs....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

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

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

 

Reviews

4.9
from 76 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
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:

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

Notes:

I accept only US Dollars. All rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. The first or full payment confirms you are scheduled on the calendar. The final rental payment results in the access codes and information about the property being sent by e-mail. If canceled 14 days or greater before arrival 100% of your money will be refunded. If canceled more than 7 days 50% will be refunded.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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Location

  • R & A Orchards

    "Good place to buy local produce! close to "Just a Step Away""

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  • Walker's Pies and Bar-B-Que

    "Closest Bar-B-Que to "Just a Step Away". Pretty good place to take out. Open when Poole's is..."

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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 Atlanta area. Please feel free to ask me for some good fishing areas for your particular skill level or the location for some of my favorite hikes.

Why the Owner Chose Ellijay, GA, USA:
This is a very private and special place that relaxes me 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
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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Photos

  • view of cabin from the path to creek

    view of cabin from the path to creek

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

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

  • 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.

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

    The upstairs bedroom has a writing desk overlooking the creek.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Deep swimming or wading hole for cooling off in.

    Deep swimming or wading hole for cooling off in.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • And sometimes it snows!

    And sometimes it snows!

  • 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.

  • Full sized Washer and Dryer for guest use.

    Full sized Washer and Dryer for guest use.

  • 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!

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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

VRBO #110733

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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