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Secluded Mountain Home Close to Kayaking, Tubing, and Hiking

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Last updated: 03/10/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps up to 14)

Secluded Mountain home, three bedrooms, three bath (Jacuzzi tub in main bath) with two of the bedrooms Huge Master suites. Private 6 person hot-tub on deck. Totally secluded. Come give us a try! One of the best deals in North Georgia mountain vacation rentals.

Located about 2 miles off of Hwy 52 running between Amicalola Falls State Park and Ellijay. At the end of a private gravel road, surrounded by 20 acres of unspoiled hardwood forest loaded with wildlife and plant diversity. Fantastic views throughout the property. This is secluded mountain living at its best. Not another building in sight.

. Beautiful hardwood flooring everywhere, twenty foot ceiling in the prow front living room looking out onto a spacious deck. A 6 person spa/hot-tub is located on the deck next to the fire pit and the charcoal grill.

With three futons (two in the lofts and one more in the downstairs TV room) as well as three full sized couches this roomy home can easily accommodate up to 14 people if needed. Both master suites have queen beds and large private baths. The third bathroom has a large Jacuzzi tub as well. All bathrooms have slate or travertine flooring. Two large water heaters make sure that you'll never run out of hot water.

The first floor master suite includes a private, 14’ X 28’ screened porch with fans and a comfortable outdoor sitting room of wicker furniture and a game or snack table.

The living room has a gas log fireplace with stone hearth, a 20’ high ceiling with the large loft area looking on to it from either side of the stairway with each side comprising a cozy nook for reading, playing games or sleeping on either of the comfortable futons there. A HDTV 50’ plasma screen equipped with a home theater DVD/audio system is located in the living room as well with a library of DVD and VHS movies. Rustic, but comfortable furnishings abound. Original artwork hangs on the walls and numerous custom details like the back lit onyx bathroom counter and sink or the inlaid patterns in the hardwood flooring add the sense of decadent luxury without detracting from the natural beauty and seclusion of the home and location.

A full kitchen with all utensils, plates, coffeemaker, dishwasher and makes preparing meals and entertaining fun and easy. Both a breakfast counter and the large round 6 person dining table allow for relaxed serving and flow during meals.

The walkout basement area contains the washer/dryer and a large game room area including a ping-pong table, darts and a second HDTV flat screen with DVD and VHS connected. This downstairs HDTV also has input ports on the front panel for connecting to video games if the kids wish to do that. The whole house is wired for cable.

The well maintained, gravel driveway and large parking area can hold 5 cars.

A mowed grassy meadow adjacent to the house has it’s own wooden deck and 12 person picnic table with fire pit. This location is perfect for lawn games, cookouts, watching the sunset across the valley and stargazing in the clear, north Georgia nights.

The end-of–the-road seclusion and the 60 acres surrounding the home makes this location truly ‘dog-heaven’. When we come up to our smaller home on the property, our three dogs can all run free for the duration without fear of cars or leash laws. More than 10 miles of old logging roads crisscross the property, providing ready trails for hiking at either a low intensity level or as strenuous as you wish simply by scaling the considerable elevations on the property ( From the base of Fern Valley to the surrounding ridges it is roughly 800’ of elevation) Walking from one end of the property to the other takes about 1.5 hours and is a nice little bit of aerobic exercise
Loads of nearby activities from antiquing, mountain biking, Scenic railroad excursion, horseback riding, hiking, golfing, state parks, tubing, canoing and kayaking on the local rivers, boating on Lake Blue Ridge, or just cruising the back roads checking out the cows, apple and peach orchards. Many nice, local resturants in scenic settings. Convenient access to supermarkets, a drive-in movie theater in Blue Ridge(one of the last in Georgia), boutique shops, even a Wal-Mart. The annual apple festival in Ellijay is always a blast, complete with baby animal petting zoo, pig races, hayrides, clogging, country music and the local moonshine museum. Family fun for everyone.

While the location is remote, we do have consistent cell phone signal so you can still be in touch with the outside world if need be.

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/10/2017

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 14
  • Children Welcome:

    Game room, fields for running, trees for climbing, hills for hiking. A selection of board games are provided for those cozy mountain nights and rainy days....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We welcome your pets. This is an ideal place to be able to let your dog run free with you as you hike one of the many trails or explore the creeks....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 6-14

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Queen size Beds (1) Both masters have queen beds, Twin or Single Beds (1) Third bedroom has two twin beds, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Three futons, two in the loft spaces and one in the downstairs TV room ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • A separate picnic area with deck, 12 person picnic table fire pit and a large mowed grassy meadow is on the grounds suitable for volley ball, croquet, football etc. Beautiful sunset views while dining on the deck. Perfect for large family reunions. In addition, on the 60 acres we have a small, spring fed swimming hole with dock that is shared with our other, smaller house on the property which the owners use when we come up. The woods have a host of lovely trails for hiking or mountain biking, even sledding in the winter when there is snow. Gorgeous mature hardwood forest laced with many old fire roads, incredible plant and animal life, blueberries, raspberries and ferns everywhere, some as big as 4 feet tall! Four different little creeks running through the property made this location a favorite for moonshine production up into the 50's. Lots of deer, bear, hawks, owls, etc.. The picnic meadow is also an excellent location for stargazing and setting up a telescope....moreless


  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:


  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    A broad selection of recent DVDs and classic VHS tapes for watching on any one of the 3 TVs...moreless


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Set in a very wooded area with 60 acres to roam....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    Two state of the art separate HVAC system provide balanced comfort year round...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New washer and dryer in downstairs laundry room...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Thermostatically controlled gas logs in living room fireplace...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street:

    Large, open area big enough to park 15 cars or loop a truck pulling a boat trailer around without backing up....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Large, open area big enough to park 15 cars or loop a truck pulling a boat trailer around without backing up....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New washer and dryer in downstairs laundry room...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Large, firebrick lined wood stove in lower level rec room, can burn up to 12 hours on one load of wood. Firewood provided....moreless


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    6 person hot tub, with adjustable jets on private deck looking out over the valley....moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    Large jacuzzi tub, big enough for two adults in main bathroom...moreless



Write a review 4.6
from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $95
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 12%


Basic Rates up to 6 people $160/night or $960.00/week. + $20/nt each person 6

Holidays and October $180/night .. $1080/week. +$20/nt each person 6

Check in at 4 pm, check out at 10 am. 50% deposit confirms reservation

Payment by VISA or MC only. Balance due 30 days before check-in.

Deposit refund will only be given if requested 30 days prior to reservation date

$95 Cleaning Fee and 12% combined Georgia Sales/Lodging Tax are required.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 03/10/2017
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92 Miles
Nearest Airport
Atlanta Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Georgia Highway 52

Car: Necessary

This is a fabulous place to bring your dog. With 60 acres, you are almost guaranteed to not see another person or car going by unless it is someone you have invited up, or the owners who go to the other house 1/2 mile away occasionally on the weekends.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: My husband Jon and I looked all over the state of Georgia until we found the perfect location. Ellijay is only an hour and a half drive from our hometown Atlanta. We love being in the Valley with all the different springs, creeks, and ponds on the land. We love all the nature that is so nice through out the year. We have mountain laurels, wild dogwoods, hundreds of wild flowers, and so many different kinds of ferns!! It is so fun discovering all the different kinds of plants.

Why the Owner Chose Ellijay, GA, USA:
We love being at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains with so many wonderful things close by. We love hiking the Appalachian Trail, going to Amicalola Falls, and boating on Lake Blue Ridge. We mainly love just being in the isolation of the woods, hearing turkeys, seeing deer and bears!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The greatest thing about staying at our property is it is so quiet! One guest suggested it was like staying in a tree house.

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Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/10/2017

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  • Fern Valley Hideaway

    Fern Valley Hideaway

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Living Room From Loft

    Living Room From Loft

  • Hot Tube Deck

    Hot Tube Deck

  • Dining Room Table

    Dining Room Table

  • Downstairs Master Bedroom with Large Screened in Porch

    Downstairs Master Bedroom with Large Screened in Porch

  • Butterfly Bedroom with Twin Beds

    Butterfly Bedroom with Twin Beds

  • Picnic Area Fire Ring

    Picnic Area Fire Ring

  • Picnic Area with lawn and firepit

    Picnic Area with lawn and firepit

  • Air Hockey Table

    Air Hockey Table

  • Futon In Loft

    Futon In Loft

  • May Native Azela

    May Native Azela

  • Screened in Porch with Swing

    Screened in Porch with Swing

  • Living Room in Black and White

    Living Room in Black and White

  • Open Deck with Fire pit and Hot Tube

    Open Deck with Fire pit and Hot Tube

  • Dining room viewed from one of the lofts

    Dining room viewed from one of the lofts

  • Downstairs Master Bedroom

    Downstairs Master Bedroom

  • Second Story Master Suite

    Second Story Master Suite

  • Butterfly Bedroom on First Story

    Butterfly Bedroom on First Story

  • Picnic Area

    Picnic Area

  • Ping Pong Table

    Ping Pong Table

  • Kitchen


  • View of exterior

    View of exterior

  • Wild Iris

    Wild Iris

VRBO #166875

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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