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$120 a Day.Tiny House! Overlooks 20ft. stocked Georgia trout stream!

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: 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!

More Details

Sally or Jim Smelcer
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

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.

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. stocked Georgia trout stream!
average rating of 4.924528 based on 56 reviews

Charming cabin, perfect weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review! We aim to please.
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Forest Cabins or as we now call it... our friends Jim and Sally’s slice of heaven.. is the best

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely property in beautiful in Ellijay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little slice of heaven.

  • 5 of 5

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.


  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michael! We enjoy providing a get-away that brings you to nature. And we enjoyed meeting you both.
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Perfect Weekend Getaway

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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! 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: August 2017
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Mercier Orchards
"For excellent apples and apple products and to see the orchards this is your place."
Swan Drive In Theatre
"All the latest movies in an old timey setting. We love it. "
Toccoa Riverside Restaurant
"The smoked trout is the best!"
Aska Adventure Area
"Another great place for floating down the Toccoa river!"
Cantaberry Restaurant
"Great sandwiches, soup and desserts...salads are great too!"
Chattahoochee National Forest Fannin County GA
"always loved!"
Blue Ridge Community Theater
"Always great plays by local actors!"
Ingles Market
"Only 10 minutes away with the usual Ingles great service"
Amicalola Falls State Park Lodge Restaurant
"Delicious food at the lodge and great hiking trails!"
Gibbs Gardens
"Only 26 miles away and a lovely scenic drive....It will knock you out! Such a grand garden s..."
"Average but worth the visit"
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
Cleaning $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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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