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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 guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

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.

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 and a shower. The second bathroom, upstairs, has a tub/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
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(126 traveler reviews)

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'Just a Step Away' - a Very Private Cabin
average rating of 4.904762 based on 126 reviews
5

such a terrific place!!

  • 5 of 5

where do I start? this place is roomy, well-kept, clean and very comfortable. the back porch is large and private, and we really enjoyed the hot tub in the evenings. you know how some rentals say their kitchen is well equipped? well this is the first one I have stayed in that REALLY IS. there wasn't a single tool or utensil I needed while we were here that wasn't provided. The nearby creek is just lovely, and we enjoyed our hike along it. WiFi service is reliable, Cell service is pretty much non-existent, but that is EXACTLY what we wanted! We are looking forward to a return visit soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much for the wonderful and detailed review. I am glad that you were pleased and the lack of cell service in our private little valley was not a problem for you. I do want to let futire tavelers know we have a land line to the cabin and it is there for safety reasons. If there were ever a reason to call 911 the land line is registered with the county emergency services and emergency response teams would know exactly were the call came from.
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5

Perfect!!!!! Cabin getaway in remote mountains

  • 5 of 5

Eric thank you for everything! The cabin is located in the mountains but not too far from town Ellijay. We drove to down on Saturday to do some light shopping and fell in love with the people and area. The cabin is beyond equipped for a very comfortable and relaxing stay. We didn't need a single thing while here and we don't leave home without "everything". Cleaning up is such a breeze with the cordless vacuum and its stocked with spider spray in case you need it..... it is in the country. We did, thanks Eric!!! Eric makes sure you have everything you need and checks on you after check in to make sure all is well. We truly appreciated that personal touch. We would stay here again in a heartbeat! Love, California

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cabin and the location. We would definitely rent this property again. Very well stocked with everything you need. You only need to bring your food. We rate this as excellent!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet and peaceful cabin

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our week long stay at Eric’s cabin. It was very quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed sitting in the screened deck listening to the birds and water running from the creek. We also enjoyed watching the deer crossing through the woods. Eric called our first night to check on us. He had everything available for our needs. Any questions we had, he responded to them promptly. Eric’s cabin was perfect for us!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful remote cabin in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

Loved it...was exactly what we were looking for and needed. We were very impressed!! Loved the seclusion and peace and quiet. Everything was pretty much right at our fingertips and not too far of a drive from every thing we needed.

Loved loved loved it!!

The Corey's

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful rest

  • 5 of 5

Eric happened to be there when we arrived. He was great to explain everything and then checked on us a couple of hours later. Loved the cabin. Very clean and well stocked. This was just what we needed. Nice size creek running next to the property. A couple of days my husband and I sat in our lawn chairs in the middle of the creek just to cool off. Enjoyed the hot tub too. Although it was just the 2 of us this would be a great cabin for a family. Lots of room to move around. Will definitely recommend to family and friends. Thanks for the beautiful memories.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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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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