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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:
August 22, 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.


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 ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
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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(39 traveler reviews)

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Great Value Right On The River
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 39 reviews

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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Nice getaway

  • 4 of 5

We stayed a week to escape the Central Florida heat. Loved the seclusion of the cabin. The river provided a very nice backdrop. We enjoyed sitting in the chairs and letting our feet dangle in the refreshing stream. Sipping our Morning coffee on the screened back porch was a great start to the day. The cabin is in a great location to hike the close by State Parks (Amicalola & Fort Mountain) and see the waterfalls. We enjoyed our round trip train ride from Blue Ridge and also visited Dahlonega and Helen. The kitchen was well equipped and had everything we needed. The furnishings were very adequate with modern TV and internet connections. The bedroom with the larger (queen) bed could use an updated mattress set or even larger to more accommodate some adults. Also, the final hill going into the cabin area is quite steep, we had no problem getting up and down (mid sized SUV) but some cars could be slightly challenged. Overall, we had a great time and the cabin is very well priced for the location, condition and amenities.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Petersburg


  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a fantastic week and we will be back.

The cabin is very well appointed with just about everything someone would need in the Kitchen. No issues with locating it, with the road coming in or entry into the River which was a big hit for all!. Jane was extremely responsive with local recommendations for a rafting outfitter and went out of her way to help.

We will be back this fall!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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starr, s.c.

Terrific Get-a-Way

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the Little Log Cabin three times now and all have been great. Even during an ice storm, the cabin was cozy as could be and the fireplace kept the temperature comfortable even when the heat pump froze up (as did virtually the entire area). The owner is quick to respond to any request and is easy to work with. We look forward to many more trips to Ellijay and this jewel of a cabin.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Ellijay Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2017 - Nov 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 6 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Damage Deposit $100

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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