260 Sq. Ft. Tiny Home. see forestcabinsdotcom for our other cabin on vrbo
Sally or Jim Smelcer
About Sally or Jim Smelcer
We are only 3 miles from Cartecay Vineyards and about 4 miles from Chateau Meichtry Vineyards. They offer tables on a patio overlooking the vineyard with wine tasting . In colder weather both have a lovely building in which to taste wine. There you taste the wines and view the mountains and valley you are nestled within. Nearby you will find the town of Jasper which has the Sharp Mountain Winery with tours and tastings. Blue Ridge is only 20 minutes away with quaint shops and eatteries. There is an antique steam engine train that you can ride to a nearby town and back to Blue Ridge. Carter's Lake and Lake Blue Ridge are nearby and offer boat rentals and jet skis as well as hiking trails. Amacalola Falls State Park is 20 minutes away with the highest falls east of the Mississippi River. You will enjoy hiking its steps you may climb to the top and back down. They have many trails from easy to expert!
Sally or Jim Smelcer purchased this Cabin in 1995
Why Sally or Jim Smelcer chose Ellijay
We bought and modified an old barnboard cabin here on Clear Creek. We have always enjoyed the mountains and finally moved here from Cartersville only an hour away. We enjoy the colder weather in winter and the cooler summers. We love the anticipation of snow and the views and woods that this area provides. Jim then built the 2 cabins we have here at Forest Cabins all by himself. Come and enjoy the nature, swings, hiking and the babbling streams.
What makes this Cabin unique
You are in the woods on a pond and stream but only 10 minutes from Wal Mart. You have 2 wonderful state parks nearby, Amicalola Falls and Fort Mountain. 3 miles away Cartecay Vineyards offers wine tasting and music on a patio built against an old chimney over-looking their vineyards and surrounded by mountains. We are the mountain biking capital of Georgia. Our Apple Festival the last 2 weekends of October draws people from all around. The arts and crafts are always unique and entertaining. You won't walk away empty-handed. Down town Ellijay offers nice antique shops and restaurants in which you may choose to sit outside and view the surrounding town, weather permitting. About 15 miles away is the town of Blue Ridge which has a steam engine train ride that takes you on a ride to Copper Hill TN. You will pass along the river in outdoor traincars or may choose to sit inside. Blue Ridge also has many shops and restaurants for tourists. Nearby Jasper has Sharp Mountain Winery which has wine tastings.
Children not allowed
Pets allowed - One time $20 pet fee.One time $20 pet fee.
Smoking allowed - Outside only. Ashtray provided.Outside only. Ashtray provided.
Max guests: 2 - There is a $20 per visit pet fee There is a $20 per visit pet fee
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Great little cabin for a few days of solitude to clear the mind. I really enjoyed sitting on the deck drinking coffee and watching a woodchuck across the creek gather bedding each day.
It’s a tiny place, just as described, but all the basic necessities are accounted for, and it is very tidy. The cabin is located on the same property as the owners, who are both very accommodating and pleasant.
It was nice, but very small. The access to the stream was tough as well as to the cabin. We were really hoping to catch some fish, but it didn't appear to be a stocking stream.
We are so sorry you didn’t catch any fish. Not everyone does.
The profile states “tiny home” and The square footage is listed on page 1.
And to our Future Guests: the review is confusing as you have easy access from your car to your cabin. And please know that we consider it an easy access down to the creek as we have steps with a handrail to the creek.
This was the easiest rental I’ve ever experienced! Would definitely stay again!
Creekside Getaway. A Private Jewel
It was a private beautiful cabin. The porch is the delight over a rushing creek with wildlife around. Saw deer jumping the creek. All of your necessities are here in this house. I had three relaxing peaceful nights after two days of hiking in the Amicalola and Appalachian area. Best stay of my long trip.
Cabin over babbling brook
I really enjoyed staying at Sally and Jim's little cabin overlooking the trout stream. It was just a fantastic to be able to enjoy that wonderful deck and it all felt totally private but if you needed anything Sally and Jim were available and are great hosts. Highly recommend!
Amicalola State Park is only 20 minutes east of us. It has the highest falls east of the Mississippi. Fort Mountain State Park is only about 20 miles from Ellijay town center. It has the primitive ruins of rock walls that are the work of prehistoric man. Dalonega , Ga. is only about 37 miles from us. They have a very interesting and fun gold museum b/c gold was 1st found in Georgia in this town. It was a Gold Mine Town. Blue Ridge has a steam engine train that takes you to Tennesee and N.C. Volunteers tell of the history of our area while in transit. That is only about 15 miles north of us. The shops in Blue Ridge are worth a visit also. Chattanooga is an hour and a half away with the aquarium, Imax, period locomotive with cars made into dining areas and is a restaurant. Chattanooga also has Lookout Mountain and Rock City. Both worth the ride! Atlanta is about and hour and a half from us and is a goldmine of culture with museums and statues and much history of our Martin Luther King. The Coca Cola Experience is educational and fun. Grant Park, south of down town Atlanta, is a state of the art facility and has the Cyclorama.....google that! During October and the first week of Nov. the apple houses offer an array of apples including, September Wonder, Gala, Stayman Winesap, golden delicious and many other. Products made with local apples are available. They include fried pies, apple butter, apple slushies, cider, and apple fritters, cakes and doughnuts. Other fresh produce available at the apple houses are sweet potatoes, tomatoes, home-made soup starter and onions.