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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

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 Northwest High Country

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.


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.


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: 6
  • 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 6
  • 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 4.547619 based on 42 reviews

A nice place to get away.

  • 5 of 5

The information and photos of this property are accurate. From the back screened in porch it's only about 10 feet to the river. The cabin was clean, and Jane was responsive when we had questions. It is very quiet, and we never saw anyone while there. There is a dollar general about 5-7 miles away. It was a birthday get away for my girlfriend and she was enjoying the river view so much that she didn't leave the cabin on Saturday at all.. leaving me to be the errand person...☺️.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely and relaxing anniversary getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cabin by the river was so relaxing. Everything was wonderful and clean. The bed was comfortable and falling to sleep with the sound of the river was better than I could have hoped for. Jane was very responsive and helpful. We intend to return. Thank you for sharing your little slice of Heaven.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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LaFayette Ga.

Vacation among the tree's . River front very relaxing.

  • 4 of 5

The back porch of this cabin is very relaxing. You feel like you are right on the water when sitting in one of the rocking chairs. My husband and I enjoyed sitting on the porch drinking our coffee each morning just listening to nothing but the water run over the rocks. You can also hear the water from the master bedroom. It's the woods so bug spray is advised. Cabin is exactly as pictures show. Other cabins are close by but the tree's are so thick it feels like no one is around for miles. There is no cell phone service in this area . They do have a land line for emergency's. They do have internet.Cabin is about 15 min. for Ellijay. We had a little trouble getting directions and info on how to get into cabin after we made reservations. But it all worked out in the end. The owner was very easy to work with and quick to respond. Would love to be sitting on that back porch right now.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is no cell phone service at the cabin, but guests can make calls via wireless internet or call locally on the home phone. Additionally, cell service is available just up the hill from the cabin. For some reason, this guest's personal email address did not accept two messages from me with Directions & Arrival Information. Instructions were sent using the VRBO link.
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Nice cabin right on river. Big screen porch. Very quiet and peaceful. We loved it

  • 5 of 5

Things to do even if you don't do water recreation.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WOW! Just WOW!

  • 5 of 5

Great! We were looking for a quiet relaxing get-a-way and the "Little Log Cabin By the River" was just what we needed.

The Hardys 8/10/17-8/12/17

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Orleans, LA

Perfect Cabin on the River

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four enjoyed our recent stay in the Little Cabin on the River. It was a perfect size for us. We took advantage of the water with fishing, tubing and sunbathing. We used the outside grill every night and spent a lot of time playing board games. It was also cool enough at night to make a campfire and we made Smores. It was a great vacation and we will have long lasting memories forever.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning $65 + Tax
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.

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