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Private Pond, Historic Cabin on 12 Acres

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Quiet, comfortable country cabin waits for you to get away from it all!

Get away from what ails you in our Secluded Lakeside Pine Cabin with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms on 12 acres on gated private road near the Cohutta Wilderness. Set a line in our private fishing pond or muddy your fat tires, hikin’ boots or huntin’ coveralls on some of Georgia’s most beautiful mountain land, nearly at our doorstep.

Cabin is situated on big, grassy yard beside stocked pond 10 miles from charming downtown Ellijay. Rent our rustic jon boat for a paddle cruise or fishing tour around the pond. Wind up your pitching arm for a game of corn hole...corn bags and boards provided. Watch the deer graze and turkeys peck from the wrap-around porch. Relax by the campfire while your buddies catch a few fish; clean ‘em on our outdoor table, eat ‘em in our spacious country kitchen. Bring your football, soccer ball or croquet set (?) for a game on the grass; come on back in the house to recover in comfort. Listen to the bullfrogs croon on the pond in the evening.

Home has all wood floors, master and full bathroom on main, two bedrooms and bath upstairs in the loft. Rock fireplace with gas logs in living room invites warm conversation or quality TV time. Yes, we have Satellite TVs in living room and upstairs parlor with lots of channels. And, although we’re in the backwoods, we have wireless Internet, too!

All linens provided. Full size washer & dryer. Sleeps 6.

Area amenities: Numerous hiking trails in the Cohutta Mountains and wilderness area lead you to the Conasauga River and Lake Conasauga, waterfalls, and massive “Big Poplar,” the second largest tree in North Georgia. Mountain bike on Forest Service roads or contact a nearby outfitter about gearing you up and getting you out. Take a short drive up to Fort Mountain State Park for gorgeous views of the Georgia mountains from the car or trail and marvel at mysterious rock ruins from another age. Drive into Ellijay to get a pizza or dine at one of the unique local restaurants. Discover history, get nostalgic at local antique shops. Plan your fall visit around the apple harvest and the Georgia Apple Festival, 2nd and 3rd weekends in October. Hunt for deer, turkey, bear, feral hogs in the Cohutta Wildlife Management Area or three other WMAs within close range. Go 4-wheeling on trails in the Conasauga section of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Saddle up your horses for rides in the National Forest or at Fort Mountain State Park.

Come on up to the Country. Stay a while in our Secluded Lakeside Pine Cabin!

Long term rental available. Owner interested in potential sale.

More Details

Owner
Jane Harrison
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Jane Harrison

We're an outdoor family whose idea of a fun vacation usually involves activities in or around water, woods, and trails. This place gets us where we can have all that, plus the amenities of a charming small town and the solace of the mountains.

Why Jane Harrison chose Ellijay

There's no better place to enjoy the Georgia Mountains than in our country log cabin where you're away from it all, but close to what matters.

What makes this cabin unique

When we're relaxing at the cabin, we like to pick up a summer novel to read on the front porch swing or warm up in winter by the fireplace gas logs. We like to feed the fish, too, and thrill at the huge lunkers who come up with mouths wide open. In the evenings, we relax on the porch rockers while the bulldogs croon on the pond. We enjoy watching wild turkeys peck and deer graze the grassy yard. The field awaits our soccer ball or your football or dinner on the ground! Sometimes we get competitive with a game of corn hole...but try to keep it fun and relaxing!

Amenities

Ellijay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No refund for storms, inclement weather, power/utility outages caused by storms, downed trees or weather, or travel difficulty.
  • Pets by approval only. Guest must read and abide by Pet Addendum. If you don't scoop, you lose entire deposit.
  • Smoking outside only. Smokers must remove cigarettes butts; if butts are found on property, guest loses partial deposit.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , On Main Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Steep, uneven stairs to upper floor bedrooms.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Steep, uneven stairs to upper floor bedrooms.
  • 1 queen sized bed in master, 1 queen bed upstairs , 2 twin beds in adjoining upstairs bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Private Pond, Historic Cabin on 12 Acres
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 54 reviews
Columbia, SC
5

Exactly as described! Comfortable cabin in beautiful surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed three nights at this picturesque cabin. The lawn was wide and pastoral, the pond was just beautiful each morning rain and shine. We were lucky that the end-of-Oct weather gave us a little bit of everything - mid 60's upon arrival gave way to a little late afternoon fishing, a cold front gave us a rainy Saturday by the fire, and Sunday was windy and COLD with high's only in the 30's with a few snow flakes thrown in for good measure. Downtown Ellijay was adorable - dotted with antique stores and quaint locally owned restaurants. Very visitor friendly. The cabin itself was as described and all we needed. You enter the front door into the main family room w a large gas FP and tv. The master BR w bath is off to your left and has a pond view and exterior door. If this is your room, you'll be sharing your bathroom during the day time with other guests as no one wanted to go back upstairs to use the restroom. The master bath is also the only bath with a shower. Walk through the family room into a kitchen/dining room. Kitchen has a gas stove with broiler drawer and is equipped w all the basics. Only thing we didn't have was a serving platter so we just used the cutting board. The stairs leading upstairs were steep and uneven as previously stated in other posts but a sturdy handrail helps you up without issue even with my arthritic knees. The stairs take you to a loft/sitting room w sofa and tv (perfect for kids gaming activities or movies) and a bathroom (no shower) to your right but a great view of the pond. Walking through the loft area you'll enter the first bedroom that has two twins, take a right from that bedroom and you enter into the 3rd and final bedroom that has a full (I think it was a full) and a walk out balcony with again, a view of the pond. The grounds were clean of debris and perfect for kids running around. Our dog was amazed at all the space and was totally entertained by all the squirrel and bird chatter. The wrap around porch was a huge hit and we loved sitting out there in the morning with our coffee taking in all the beauty of the tranquil pond. Waze directions took us straight to the property without issue. We didn't have any issue with the rock road or rock driveway. Just a beautiful place to recharge, unwind and enjoy your family. A great value for the price!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad the guests enjoyed their visit. The upstairs bedrooms have a queen bed in one, and two twins in the other. The queen replaces the former full bed.
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5

5 stars for Picture Postcard Property!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful 25 acre property with a well manicured green area surrounding the pond. Upon arriving to the house, we decided we would go to Walmart and purchase our own sheets for use while we were there. We only needed to use the downstairs area of the house. My husband appreciated the use of the provided Keurig coffee maker for his morning coffee. We also enjoyed sitting on the side porch of the house in the evening facing the pond and nature. It's a very peaceful setting.

The property location is not far from Ellijay which has a few quaint little shops and very friendly people.

We reserved our dates so we could attend the Georgia State Apple Festival in Ellijay. Unfortunately, the actual festival was not in the downtown area and where it was located did not allow dogs. We did walk around the center of Ellijay that Saturday which held a mini version of the festival. We traveled to Fort Mountain State Park and hiked the beautiful trails with our dogs. We also took day trips to the Blue Ridge art show, Blairsville, and drove the Georgia Dragon after leaving Amicalola Falls and Vogel State Park.

This property is close to many good hiking trails.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buggy!

  • 1 of 5

Great setting but the gnat swarms were so horrible outside that you could not go outside.

We left two days into our 3 day stay because the bugs were so bad. Also, had some form of Gnat in the kitchen as well. Not fun trying to kill gnats when you are eating.

I spent 6 years in the Marine Corps infantry basically living in the woods so I am not often bothered by bugs but this was crazy.

Also, the bed in the master was super squeaky and the slightest movement resulted in loud squeaking.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's unfair to rank a property based on an unusual natural phenomenon. A warm and wet September may have caused a rare gnat swarm. Neither I nor any other guest has encountered an insect population that prevented us from going outside. That said, I cannot manage wildlife or insects in North Georgia; but I can do something about the squeaky bed.
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Pompano Beach FL
5

Perfect mountain getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Private, clean and secluded this is your perfect mountain getaway. The owner was such a pleasure to deal with and was super helpful as we were evacuating from Florida hurricane. I would definitely go back in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

This home was everything we hoped for! Nestled away from everything but close enough to get to stores easily in case you needed something. If you are looking for a place where you don't hear barking dogs or constant traffic, where really all you hear is nature at its quietest and most pure sound...look no farther! We would come back here in a heartbeat!!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful, secluded cabin (with lots of little issues)

  • 3 of 5

This cabin's location is the definition of seclusion & privacy. There are no neighbors in sight. The scenery around the cabin is gorgeous. We encountered many wildlife during our stay (rabbits, turkey, deer, a mama bear & 3 cubs). My kids & dogs enjoyed all the open space to run around. The pond was a hit. The cabin has a nice layout & the rooms are spacious. We ran into several issues during our stay though. We were there for a total of 8 nights. As soon as we walked in, we noticed all the ceiling fan blades were crooked & bent. We had to fix them. The ceiling fan in the twin loft bedroom actually didn't work, it would spin a few times then stop. The fan in the full bedroom upstairs shook so bad it would hit the ceiling. The twin loft bedroom had a window AC & a portable fan, which kept the room nice & cool at night. The cabin was a little dirtier than we expected. The air vent in the living room was black. In some of the corners there were dead bugs & dust. Behind the master bedroom dresser there were a lot of dead bugs. The upstairs full bed sits on 2 rugs that were stained. That bed was very uncomfortable and barely fit 2 adults. The upstairs bath has no shower. The warning about the stairs being steep & uneven are accurate. It made getting up & down the stairs difficult. We tried to grill 1 night & realized we had barely any propane in the tank. We e-mailed Jane & she was quick to bring us a full tank (she even brought us some Peaches, which were delicious). We had to wash all the dishes prior to using them & a lot of the cabinets were full of food from other guests. The toaster was a 4-slot toaster, but only 2 sides worked correctly. The kitchen does come equipped w/ everything you will need to prepare meals (no dishwasher). The downstairs DVD player was broken. Our biggest concern was on day 6 when we went to do laundry, the washer stopped working. We e-mailed Jane & she said the repair man would come out the next day, he never showed. That was a Wednesday & we were set to leave Friday. We touched base w/ Jane again on Thursday and had no luck getting it fixed. So what should have been us enjoying our last day in Ellijay, was spent traveling 50 MILES roundtrip to a laundry mat to do laundry. Also, the cabin is several miles from the main highway and the last part leading to the cabin is a very bumpy and rocky gravel road. So be careful and go slow. Even with the many issues we encountered, we enjoyed our vacation. Ellijay is beautiful!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The 1/2 mile mostly flat gravel road was smoothed and resurfaced after this guest left. It is easily traveled in any vehicle. The spare propane tank at the cabin was full. Guest apparently did not check it. I took an extra. The washing machine was repaired. Tech said guest overloaded it, causing a part to break. The DVD player has been replaced. There is also a DVD player on the upstairs TV. A new queen mattress has been installed upstairs. The cabin has been thoroughly cleaned---even under the heavy dresser. Guest apparently inspected every nook and cranny and reported every imperfection.
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Car: necessary

-Located minutes from Georgia Apple Festival, farm markets, family activities at orchards.

-Near OHV Trails in Chattahoochee National Forest

-Near Horse Riding Trails in Cohutta Wilderness

-15 minutes from Fort Mountain State Park

-Adjacent to Cohutta Wilderness, Conasauga River, Mountain Bike Trails, Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike outfitter.

-Minutes from Cartecay Vineyards winery

-Minutes from charming downtown Ellijay; short drive to vibrant Blue Ridge

-45-minute drive to Carter's Lake

-Close to five Wildlife Management Areas for deer, turkey, feral hog hunts

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Boat rental (Optional) $30
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

Sorry, no "last minute" deals. 12% state/local tax and refundable $200 deposit will be added to event rates. Cleaning fee is $100 for 5+ nights and/or 5+ guests. Event rates/dates subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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