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$120 a Day. RIGHT ON Clear Creek. Tiny Home! Overlooks 20ft. trout stream!

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


About the property

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!

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 guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 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. RIGHT ON Clear Creek. Tiny Home! Overlooks 20ft. trout stream!
average rating of 4.9322033 based on 62 reviews

Beautiful setting in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend and our hosts were wonderful. The view of the creek is beautiful and Jim and Sally took us on a short hike to nearby waterfalls! We loved our experience!!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so enjoyed hosting you both! The walk to the falls was beautiful. We are so glad you enjoyed it. What a joy to commune with you. And thank you for leaving the cabin so nice. We hope you’ll be able to come back again .
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Perfect for a quiet weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We came up for a quiet weekend from Atlanta. It's an easy drive from Atlanta - we got there late, so we didn't meet Jim and Sally until the morning, but they were outside before we went out for the day. They are very friendly and accommodating. Make sure to check out Ellijay and Blue Ridge. Fainting Goat Vineyard is great to relax at the end of the day and bring a few bottles home so you can enjoy Clear Creek while cooking a steak from Mountain Valley Farm. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Quiet peaceful little cabin overlooking a creek. A great getaway!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had a great time at a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

This cabin, the creek and the location was just what I was looking for!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great three day stay. Nice setting over looking a trout stream.

  • 5 of 5

Great nature viewing setting. Lots of bird sightings. Peaceful sounds from the babbling trout stream.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint and perfect for our 2 dogs, wife and i

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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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
Cleaning $50 + Tax

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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