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'Just a Step Away' - a Very Private Cabin

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Eric L Shaw
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Eric L Shaw

I am an fly fisherman and hiker and throw pottery which I sell at art festivals 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.

Eric L Shaw purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Eric L Shaw chose Ellijay

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.

What makes this cabin unique

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 fish.

Map

R & A Orchards
"Good place to buy local produce! close to "Just a Step Away""
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..."
Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
14 Miles
River Street Tavern
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Whitepath Golf Club
Nearest Train
27 Miles
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
GA Highway 52
Nearest Restaurant
14 Miles
Cantaberry Restaurant
Nearest Ski
105 Miles
Cloudmont Ski & Golf Resort, AL
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Lake Blue Ridge, Morganton Point Swimming Beach
Car: necessary

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

Amenities

Ellijay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The master bath has the washer and dryer alcove. The second bathroom upstairs has the tub and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
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
Notes:
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!

Reviews

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'Just a Step Away' - a Very Private Cabin
average rating of 4.89 based on 100 reviews
5

A little bit of heaven

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect. The cabin was clean, very well equipped and private. You could not have asked for anything better. We had three young boys with us who enjoyed playing at the creek and exploring the woods. Very relaxing and enjoyable time at this cabin.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that the cabin met your expectations!
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5

Great, relaxing getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the peaceful seclusion of this cabin yet still being in proximity to several interesting sites in beautiful north Georgia. Eric and Claudia are fantastic hosts. We've never stayed in a rental that was so well stocked with all the necessities. Look forward to staying there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great, quiet place to get away.

  • 5 of 5

We came up for a little get away before the Thanksgiving holiday. The cabin is a little hard to find for the first time in the dark, but the landmarks that the owner gave us were spot on. The cabin was clean, so quiet and very relaxing. We are looking forward to staying again.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great cabin

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Cabin was very nice and so peaceful in the woods. ERIC WAS SO nice and helpful. Will go back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoy sharing our cabin home with guests who appreciate its seclusion, and tranquility. We always make an attempt to call guests at the cabin as they arrive to welcome them and make sure their questions or concerns are addressed personally and right away.
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5

Enjoyed our stay.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at the cabin. Lots of essential items provided. We enjoyed our time together and the cabin provided peace and quiet we desperately needed. Would have loved to explore more but seemed to run into no trespassing signs in every direction. Cabin was cleaned and we'll organized. Thank you Eric for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy y'all found our rustic and peaceful cabin in the the woods so enjoyable. For reference the cabin is on 3 1/2 acres and is surrounded by several mini-farms. There are foot trails about our property but they don't wander off our place and on to other folks land. There are many hiking trails close by that go on for miles in the Wildlife Management Areas.
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5

Great secluded, quiet, peaceful place!

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean and well kept. The screened back porch was especially nice and peaceful. Far enough out but not to far away from town. Really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $35

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 if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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