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$120 a Day.Tiny House! Overlooks 20ft. Creek. 3 night min. in October, please.

Bedrooms Studio
Space 256 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

260 Sq. Ft. Tiny Home. bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2) our other cabin 2796

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: Tiny house overlooking designated Ga. trout stream, Wildlife galore....float on our tubes to gentle shoals in refreshing cool river-size stream. 2 night minimum, 3 on holidays. Ask about our other cabin. #4584781 on VRBO

More Details

Sally or Jim Smelcer
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

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 Northwest High Country

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Jim and Sally,

Thank U for the perfect weekend getaway. The location is superb and your hospitality is beyond compare. Even going above and beyond to help us track down an hour escaped bagel baby! We hope to make it back here in the future to return to:

Bear Creek Trail ( dog friendly hike ),

Moo bears

And Creekside Cabin

Loved having a peaceful Saturday evening on the porch with the pups and a glass of wine.
May 2015
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Ellijay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 256 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Double Bed (1) New mattress 11-11,
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • alternative lifestyle
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • 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.


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$120 a Day.Tiny House! Overlooks 20ft. Creek. 3 night min. in October, please.
average rating of 4.9375 based on 51 reviews

Can't Wait To Come Back!

  • 5 of 5

This little slice of heaven was just what we (2 moms and a dog) needed! Sally and Jim are absolutely the BEST hosts/managers/owners we have ever encountered in our 4 years of traveling together. They met us as soon as we pulled up and were there when we pulled away. Wish there was room to explain all the "little" things they did- Jim even hung a hammock chair on our deck after I asked about the one on their deck. Having them on site is perfect for the little things that pop up- much better than the rental companies who aren't even in the same state and couldn't help you if you needed anything. Even though they are on site- we never felt bothered. Basically- I would rent a tent from these people- they are the BEST!

The cabin is easy to find- Google maps led us there with no issues. When you go down the driveway you pass their other cabin before you see your designated parking spot in front of their home (even had my name on a little sign). The cabin is down the hill from their home- they have lights on the path at night and it's an easy walk. You can see the layout on the pictures here- cozy, comfortable, functional and perfect for two people. I brought an air mattress and it fit perfectly in front of the couch. There is a ladder up to a small loft- they don't advertise it and just had some extra home items stored up there, so we put the air mattress up there during the day- loved that I didn't have to deflate and refill or have it in the way. The deck is where we spent our time when we were at "home". The creek is more like a small river and the sound of rushing water is so relaxing. They have tubes to float on- unfortunately we didn't have time this trip to get in the water. The location is perfect- around 10 minutes to East Ellijay/Ellijay- downtown is packed with unique shops and restaurants. Less than 10 minutes the opposite direction is Cartecay Vineyards- $10 wine tasting, live music, beautiful outdoor seating and indoor with a great selection of affordable gifts. Everywhere we went the employees/owners were so friendly and personable. We didn't have enough time to do everything we wanted to do- maybe 10%- so we will be back in October and again early next year. We are going to try the other cabin in October just to have a little more room plus the hot tub. I could go on and on, but obviously my point is that I ADORE this place- don't look at anything else, just book it now! Can't wait to see you again Sally and Jim!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Friend, Thank you for the glowing review! We appreciate the time you put in to writing this. Please know that we so enjoyed having you girls and the pup here. You left the cabin so clean and neat! We look forward to your return! Jim and Sally
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  • 5 of 5

Great place to relax and enjoy simple living . Ms. Sally and Mr. Jim are great caretakers !

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Gorgeous quaint little cabin with a great view

  • 5 of 5

It was a beautiful spot. Very relaxing but also close to wineries and town. Lots of wildlife and the creek was beautiful. The owners were very nice. I would recommend this cabin to any couple or single looking to getaway for a weekend. I will definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Just Right!

  • 5 of 5

Super quite, great place for r&r with adventure! Enjoyed the sounds of the creek, fishing & hosts!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super cute with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

My blood pressure dropped 10 points immediately. The owners had everything laid out. Sally and Jim are great! Thanks guys!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what I needed.....

  • 5 of 5

I was heading to North Georgia for a quick fly fishing get away. The tiny house cabin was a perfect fit! Jim and Sally are gracious hosts. Jim greeted me upon arrival and showed me the property and made it clear that they were available if I needed anything during my stay. I will certainly go back when I have the chance!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Hartsfield International, Atlanta
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Ellijay's PourHouse
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
White Path
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Atlanta, Ga.
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
515 and 52
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Long Horn steak House
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
151 Azalea Dr. Ellijay, Ga. 30536
Nearest Point of Interest
151 Azalea Dr.
Car: necessary

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 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20

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.

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