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$120 a Day. Dog friendly! Tiny Home! Overlooks 20ft.Georgia trout stream!

Ellijay, GA, USA
  • Cabin256 sqft
  • Bedrooms0
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

260 Sq. Ft. Tiny Home. see forestcabinsdotcom for our other cabin on vrbo

Forest Cabins of Ellijay is set on 6 acres of pristine old-growth forest of hardwoods and huge white pines. The acreage is bordered by about 900 feet of Clear Creek. Clear Creek is about 20 feet wide . And you have a lovely view of the rushing trout stream. Sit on the covered porch and listen to the pileated woodpeckers, babbling stream, crickets, frogs and lake loons. Most visitors will spot deer taking advantage of the creek or a blue heron fishing for supper.

Gaze at the millions of sparkling stars. Forget your work-a-day world and relax in the comfort of your little piece of heaven nestled in the Appalachian Mountains.

Keywords: Owner-built Tiny house overlooking designated Ga. trout stream, Wildlife galore....float on our tubes to gentle shoals in refreshing cool river-size stream. 3 Beautiful wineries nearby. Amicalola Falls state park 20 minutes away. Fort Mountain State Park 30 minutes away. 2 night minimum, 3 on holidays and October. Ask about our other cabin nearby. Same price!


Sally or Jim Smelcer

Member Since 2008
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Calendar last updated:
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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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • Double Bed (1) New mattress 11-11,


        • 1 Bathroom
          • 1

          Location Type

            • Mountain
            • Water View
              Only about 20 ft from beautiful Clear Creek, a designated , stocked trout stream . The sounds will put you to sleep at night!
            • Waterfront
            • Waterfront
              On 30 ft wide designated Georgia Trout stream.


                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                          sheets, towels
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Window unit.
                        • Basic Soaps
                        • Ceiling Fans
                        • Fireplace
                        • Heating
                          Propane gas wall heater
                        • Internet
                        • Alarm Clock
                        • Local Maps
                        • Parking
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Toilet Paper
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Wireless Internet
                          Automatic WiFi.
                        • Wood Fireplace
                          Bring your own wood. Perhaps a pre-made fire log .


                            • Kitchenette
                            • Coffee Maker
                              filters furnished
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              all knives, forks and spoons. sharp knives. grill accessories.
                            • Grill
                            • Kitchen
                              Frig under counter. Bakers counter top oven only. 3 gas burners. Mircrowave.
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              Spatulas, spoons, Sharp knife, electric skillet.
                            • Microwave
                            • Mini Refrigerator
                            • Refrigerator
                              Under the counter.
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster
                              Toaster oven


                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 2 people


                                    • DVD Player
                                      built into t.v.
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Basic cable
                                    • Television


                                        • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                        • Balcony
                                          Overlooks creek.
                                        • Child's Swing
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Covered porch w/ hot tub, table & chairs. Grill.
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          Covered porch overlooking the creek
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Barbecue
                                        • Porch / Veranda
                                        • Raft
                                        • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                        • Walkway to Water
                                        • Wood Deck


                                            • alternative lifestyle
                                            • not suitable for children
                                            • smoking allowed
                                              Outside only. Ashtray provided.

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Staff


                                                    • playground
                                                    • autumn foliage
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • coin laundry
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • forests
                                                    • library
                                                    • marina
                                                    • churches
                                                    • pond
                                                    • rain forests
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • waterfalls
                                                    • winery tours
                                                    • zoo

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • photography
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • sledding
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • water tubing
                                                                • whitewater rafting


                                                                    • Surrounded by 6 acres of pristine forest with huge hardwoods and white pine.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      54 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Quaint and perfect for our 2 dogs, wife and i

                                                                      Colby M.

                                                                      This cabin is exactly what we were looking for. The deck has a great overlook of the river. The cabin is intimate, but has all necessities. Great for a weekend getaway!

                                                                      Forest Cabins or as we now call it... our friends Jim and Sally’s slice of heaven.. is the best

                                                                      Ronald W.

                                                                      Great weekend in the snow covered mountains! Perfect anniversary, hiked to the falls, roaring fire in the cabin each night. Jim and Sally couldn’t be a nicer couple, we’ll be back soon!

                                                                      Lovely property in beautiful in Ellijay

                                                                      Tori P.

                                                                      Such a great little cabin on pretty and peaceful property! We had such a cozy stay at Creekside. Absolutely loved sitting out on the patio watching and listening to the creek.

                                                                      A little slice of heaven.

                                                                      Michelle K.

                                                                      What a wonderful weekend! I would recommend this perfect cabin to all friends and family. A relaxing fireplace and a mounted flat screen TV made for the perfect place to enjoy a movie by the fire. The rushing waters of the creek made for peaceful mornings and nights. Even got to do a little trout fishing! Extremely clean and well kept property. We will definitely be returning for another stay. Jim and Sally are wonderful hosts.


                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you Michael! We enjoy providing a get-away that brings you to nature. And we enjoyed meeting you both.

                                                                      Perfect Weekend Getaway

                                                                      Cristina W.

                                                                      This tiny house is amazing—wonderful view of the creek. You feel all alone but the owners and a few other residences are safely nearby.

                                                                      Jim is so friendly

                                                                      We will be back!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you for your kind words! I’m sorry I missed your departure! You left the cabin so nice! Please return !

                                                                      All the best!


                                                                      Charming cabin, perfect weekend getaway!

                                                                      Laurel S.Atlanta

                                                                      We had a great time in this tiny house. The view over the river is gorgeous, and the house has just enough space for two to be comfortable and cozy. We made delicious breakfast both mornings and found the kitchen perfectly suited for our needs. We went to a beautiful wedding just down the road and then for a great hike the next morning. Jim and Sally even went out of their way to mail me back a pair of jeans I forgot and left behind, which was so so nice of them.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you for taking time to write a review! We aim to please.


                                                                      Ellijay, GA, USA

                                                                      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.

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