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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,966 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 KING beds! 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14-18)

Ponderosa Ranch is a 4 bedroom 3 1/2 bath cabin located in the Coosawattee River Resort. Saddle-Up partner, really! You can watch your favorite western sittin’ tall in the saddle that you’ll find in the living room. The wild west theme has been taken to a new level with this cabin. Everything from the saddle to the long horns to the cow hide rugs to the numerous details that fill the gaps reflect the rustic feel of “The Wild West”.

So get yer saddle bags packed partner cuz The Ponderosa Ranch is the best place to go when you and you’re posse of 14 or less RIDE OFF INTO THE SUNSET!


Please not that the "average nightly rate" does not take into consideration for extra guests charges. The ad takes the on season base rate and the off season base rate for four people and averages it. This IS the average rate for FOUR guests.

Keywords: New, 4 Bedrooms, 3 levels, resort, luxurious

PAY FOR TWO NIGHTS AND GET ONE FREE applies during all off season time frames. Please email for a revised quote. We do not allow check in's or outs on the actual day of the Holiday (July 4, December 24 or 25th, Dec. 31 or Jan 1)

More Details

Property Manager
Julee Grace
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english,
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018


Ellijay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2966 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lower Floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , On Main floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Main Floor in master bedroom One, double sinks
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 murphy bed , Twin over Twin Day Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Bunks- 2 sets, One Full bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
A pass can be purchased to use the resort pool/mini golf facility. Use of river, fish pond and resort grounds do not require this pass. Water tubing on site.


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average rating of 4.4 based on 10 reviews
Hahira, GA

Great stay and location!

  • 5 of 5

Great stay, location, management, and communication! Beds are nice on the top two floors and cabin was clean.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 stars, cabin very nice

  • 4 of 5

Another double bed would have been nice where the pool table was. Pool table noisy to those in kitchen and living room, it would have been better downstairs. A lounge chair or two would have been nice in living room for people with knee problems and trouble getting up from low sitting furniture. Loved the screened in deck. Management very good.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Pat and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. When planning a cabin layout we try our best to maximize the space. The lowest floor of the cabin has one huge bunk room with 2 sets of bunks, a double bed and a futon and then there is a King size bedroom and a full bathroom. There really isn't any place to put a pool table in these rooms- which are bedrooms with doors that shut. The pool table is on the upstairs open loft and there is room to move around the table to play so putting another bed up there would hinder the use of the table. We also find most people don't like sleeping on open lofts-so we made the choice to put the pool table on the open loft and the beds downstairs where folks can shut the door. The cabin sleeps 18 so we put in as many sleeping spots as possible. Thank you very much for the comment about management- I try to provide excellent customer service to all our guests!!
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Solid property for the price

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at the Ponderosa Ranch--5 adults and 5 children, ages 7-16. It's a spacious, clean property with a lovely outdoor screened-in view in a nice, quiet community. (Although the kitchen/dining area felt cramped for our party.) We really enjoyed the pool table and hot tub, as well as tubing on the river nearby. The rec center (a short drive away) was very nice, with several saltwater pools, mini golf, tennis, etc. The facilities are clean and well maintained. Be aware that the "communal pool" listed in the amenities can only be used with an additional fee--$85 for 7 slots allowing 4 people to use the rec center all day. We only stayed a few days, so used a couple of slots each day to let our larger party swim. They allow a max of 8 guests in per day.

I've mentioned to the manager that the property could use some furniture upgrades...worn out mattresses and couches, etc. If you have a large group that needs to use the upstairs beds I would definitely check to make sure they've been replaced. Also the kitchen was very sparsely equipped, especially if you like to bake. Although there is an ice cream maker!

Make sure to keep the upper non-screened windows closed, as we had a problem with wasps. Once we sprayed them and made sure the windows were secure we didn't see any more.

My only other issue is that the contracting and experience in the gated community were kind of high maintenance. The contract is extremely detailed and laborious to read, requiring initials for each item. It seems like past renters have complained about little things, and they've put a lot of these small items in the contract. Also, getting into the gate was often a chore, having to wait a long time for the operator to respond to check your name and lot number before being allowed in. There is a long list of check out items as well, longer than most we've stayed in. Not a huge problem, but annoyances that future renters might want to be aware of. Probably helps keep their rental cost low.

Julee was easy to contact and helpful. Thanks for a great stay! --Elizabeth

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The cabin comfortably fitted our family of 18. The bedrooms were very roomy. Air mattresses would have fit in the king bedrooms with walking space if needed. The cabin was clean and ready for our arrival. Use the directions provided or you will think you are at an amusement park going up and down and all around the mountains on a roller coaster ride. If you love the woodsy outdoor experience this is the perfect place for you. Deer were frequent visitors. The residents and businesses were warm and welcoming. They made suggestions of other places to visit that we did not have on our agenda. I would rent this cabin again.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review of Ponderosa Ranch. You are correct abut the roads in the resort- it IS like an amusement park!!! I am glad to hear our town treated you so well!! Thanks and we would welcome you back!!
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Easter Weekend 2017

  • 5 of 5

The Ponderosa much more than met my expectations. Very clean and spacious. Nice, comfortable furniture, well decorated with a fully stocked kitchen and on a relatively private lot. I always enjoy visiting Coosawatee. It's a great place to just kick back, relax and take in the tranquility or enjoy the resort amenities and the surrounding area. We had a great few days and are looking forward to the next time. Julee was really great to work with and very quick to respond to any questions.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall it was a good Trip

  • 2 of 5

Toilet seat was broken or loose in down stairs bathroom .

Hole in the wall painted over upstairs in front of bedroom to the left

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: When checking the cabin we found the toilet seat to be loose in the lowest bathroom. We honestly do not sit on all of the toilet seats when inspecting the cabins- we look at them and if they look okay we move on. A simple 1/4 turn on one of the plastic screws has fixed this. There is a small hole in the wall on the upper loft where someone put a pool cue through the wall. It is on the list of repairs, however we are trying to match the paint in the loft before repair. For the life of me I cannot understand why these two items would garner TWO stars? Since this review will follow this guest with all future rentals, let me advise future property owners how difficult this guest was to deal with. 13 people came on a Friday night. I assume this person that wrote this and booked the cabin (I am not allowed to use her name) forgot to give anyone directions, as I was on the phone with three different sets of people trying to get to the cabin as late as 11 PM. With all of them, I had to stay on the phone with them until they actually reached the cabin. They were given a pay for two nights and get one night free special. She emailed me at 2AM the morning they were to leave to to ask if they could stay an additional day. I told her that would be fine and she sent me a bad credit card to pay for it. She also wanted to add four additional people to the cabin. I told her no so she substituted four names for four people who "left". Had I been in town, I would have driven over to check on the size of the party. Upon arriving at the cabin the morning the guests vacated two window screens were found in the front yard- one of them bent badly. They also broke all three pool cues that were at the cabin. So glad it was a "good trip".
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Car: necessary

Has private hot tub. Pool table. Wi-fi. Pool card can be purchased for $85.00. Pool is 1 mile from cabin.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Resort Entrance Pass $39
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

Dates marked starting at $140.00 per night are OFF SEASON Dates for the pay for two nights and get one free special. Either book two nights and let me know what extra night you want (be sure it is open) or send me an inquiry and I will adjust. thanks!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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