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Great Value Right On The River

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2-bedroom, 1 Bath, Large Screened In Porch 15 Feet From Water's Edge!

Cozy cabin 15 feet from water's edge on the Cartecay River has wide screened-in deck, massive wood-burning rock fireplace and all wood floors. 2 Bedroom, 1 full bath log home sleeps 6 in 1 queen, 2 twin trundle beds. Cable TV, wireless internet, central heat & air bring modern amenities to a place that harkens back to a by-gone era, waiting for you by the river.

Prepare your favorite vacation meals in our fully equipped kitchen or grill up your specialties to serve al fresco on the deck or at the kitchen table. Relax on the deck and watch the river run over rocks just beyond the screen door. Recline in the master bedroom to the sound and view of the gently shoaling water. Wade on in to cool off in summer. Cast a line from the bank, just outside the deck. Relax by the fireplace and hear the crackle of wood logs in winter. Head out to the fire ring to roast hotdogs or toast marshmallows.

Venture out for a hike on the Appalachian Trail, a mountain bike adventure nearby, a ride down the river in a canoe, kayak or inner tube, or a visit to an Ellijay orchard. Or just stay put, mesmerized by the sight and sound of the river.

Get close to nature and those you love this season in our Little Log Cabin on the Cartecay.

More Details

Property Manager
Jane Harrison
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Jane Harrison

We're an outdoor family whose idea of a great vacation revolves around water, woods and trails. This little log cabin gets us right on the river, where we enjoy wading, fishing, paddling or just lying out on a rock and soaking up the sun. In winter, the babbling water outside and crackling of the logs in the fireplace create a cozy setting for a good read or a great conversation!

Why Jane Harrison chose Ellijay

Here, we get the feel of a more relaxing era. It is a place where the timeless flow of the water seems to wash away the stresses of the modern world and every day problems get lost in the woods.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin is in a rural, wooded environment, not in a mini-city of nearby river homes with noisy occupants. It's truly a rustic getaway by the river.


Ellijay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • • PETS are permitted only with prior approval and the guest must read and abide by the Pet Addendum.
  • • Children should be supervised at all times. The cabin is close to the river and could be dangerous to young children if they wade in.
  • • Smoking is allowed outside only. Smokers must discard of all cigarette butts in trash receptacles or remove from premises.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 full bathroom with toilet, tub/shower combination, sink & vanity.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - Twin beds have roll out twin mattresses , sleep 4.
  • Master bedroom: 1 queen Secondary bedroom: 2 twin trundle beds (with roll out twin mattresses)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Great Value Right On The River
average rating of 4.52 based on 50 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What a quite place to stay. The river running and even their was a chance of snow. now there you go.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exactly what we wanted and needed!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cabin. It was clean and spacious and peaceful. There was plenty of room for our family of 4 to unpack and stretch out and get away from one another after being in a car for 1100 miles. :) We are grateful for everything this place had to offer for us for our holiday/family reunion. If we ever go to that area again, this is the place we are staying at!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very peaceful and totally relaxing

  • 4 of 5

This was a different vacation experience for my husband and i(and our little yorkie, Riley. We usually use our timeshare for vacations, and they are mostly condo units and pretty modern. We wanted to try something different for a change and we thoroughly enjoyed it. I guess you could say , we wanted to experience some of the things we did when we were younger, like roasting hot dogs and making S-mores at the fire ring, enjoying the fireplace, working on a puzzle together and I even bought yarn and started knitting a scarf, I haven’t knit in years. We only saw the sun on the first day and the rest of the week was dismal and rainy but the cabin felt so cozy and we always had something good cooking for dinner. I even made an apple pie , I couldn’t resist with all the orchards that were right near by. It was just an awesome time and of course sitting on the porch with the beautiful river right there, as they say, PRICELESS !

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

loved it! it was small,quaint and rigth on the river! Will be here again! Unbelievably close to river!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Cabin is charming. Loved the view of the river. Could hear the sounds of the river in bedroom as I was falling to sleep. My family wants to meet here again. Thanks Jane for sharing this great place with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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not comfortable

  • 1 of 5

This cabin was not clean, visible dust and dirt that has been there for awhile, there was a filthy broken swivel rocker chair that i almost fell out of,

Totally broken!


The bed blankets were OLD with holes and nasty!

There were bugs everywhere in the kitchen, not able to cook a meal without wiping down constantly!

The bathroom throw rugs have not been washed in what appeared to be months!

Literally, visible DIRT!

I did like the fireplace, and the serenity, just not able to hang out and feel comfy,

Also, the outside fire pit is a joke, the two chairs outside the fire hole were worthless!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest posted this review after I declined to bargain for a refund following a message stating "I want to talk with you before I write my review." I had perceived some possible problems with this guest when they called me at 10 p.m. the night before their reservation and wanted to check in that night. There was another guest staying. The guest then attempted to check in three hours early, while the cleaner was still there. The cleaner reported guest was rude to her. I am aware occasionally guests try to bully their way to a refund by threatening a nasty review. I do not play this game. Our property's rentals stand on the positive reviews sent by a vast majority of our guests.
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Hartsfield-Jackson International, Atlanta, Ga.
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Ga. 515, Ga. 400, US 75
Car: necessary

The scenic Cartecay River flows through rural North Georgia east of the charming small town of Ellijay. The Cartecay draws kayakers and canoeists, anglers, and summer time 'tubers' to her mostly calm waters. En route to the cabin, guests often stop in Ellijay's 'Apple Alley' to buy fresh apples, peaches, and other seasonal produce. The Georgia Apple Festival, 2nd and 3rd weekends in October, is one of the Southeast's largest craft fairs, attracting thousands of tourists both weekends. Fall tourists also enjoy scenic drives 'leaf looking' in the Georgia mountains. Our cabin is located about 20 minutes from the Southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail at Springer Mountain and is close to 3 game management areas where hunters seek deer, turkey, wild hogs and small game in season. Amicalola Falls State Park, about 20 minutes away, showcases one of the southeast's highest waterfalls in a well-maintained trail system. Numerous hiking and mountain bike trails give the outdoor person both challenging and easy perspectives on the Georgia mountains. Carter's Lake, Fort Mountain State Park, and Lake Blue Ridge are all about a half-hour away. Unique restaurants, antique and craft shops, and traditional stores for all your vacation needs are just 15 minutes away in Ellijay. The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad stops in Blue Ridge, a vibrant mountain town 20 minutes up Ga. 515.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $65
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

No last minute deals. We allow pets at no charge but request that guests bringing pets read and agree to our Pet Addendum which states that we will deduct charges from the deposit for damages or extra cleaning due to pets. Cleaning fee is $85 for 5+ nights and or/5+ guests.
Interested buyers are welcome to inquire.

Manager'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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