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Waterfront Lodge- Over 750' Riverfront, Hot Tub, Pool Table, Porches in Ellijay

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Luxury Waterfront and Privacy!!! 750 Feet on River, Porches, Hot Tub, Pool Table

This unique house offers you more riverfront than almost any cabin in Coosawattee, sitting in the middle of 3 adjoining riverfront lots giving you over 750+ feet of water frontage on the beautiful North Georgia Trout river, Mountaintown Creek.

Feel free to explore the property to the right of the lodge with its many trails and secret fishing spots. The house is private and secluded with all the space you need to get away from it all. Across the river from this house is a nature preserve, so you have lots of privacy.

Home is 3600+ square feet in the main living area with 2000+ square feet of covered porches. If you bring the kids along, they are going to love the huge yard and Gorilla play set.

There are 3 king size bedrooms and a media room with 2 “full” sized futons. We also have a bunk room (queen/twin and a double/twin) with a shuffle board table that will accommodate 4-6 people.

Kitchen has a large granite counter tops and island which are great for parties and serving large parties. The stainless-steel appliances are new and the kitchen is fully stocked.

Two sets of high efficiency new washer dryers on the main and lower level of the house.

The bathrooms are amazing with granite counter tops and custom natural stone showers and Jacuzzi garden tubs.

Entertainment for the home includes a new seven-person sunken hot tub complete with LED lighting on the porch, Foosball, and shuffle board table.

We turned the loft into a man cave with a professional billiards table and large comfy couches.

In the evenings, you can enjoy yourself besides one of the many fireplaces or huddle around the large fire pit area next to the river’s edge.

There are five large flat screen TV's spread across the bedrooms, futon room and the living room over the fireplace. We have SMART TV's, DISH Cable and Wi-Fi.

The Coosawattee River Resort is located just a few miles off Hwy 515 outside of Ellijay and East Ellijay, Georgia in the beautiful north Georgia mountains. The Resort provides the perfect weekend vacation getaway and is just a short drive from Atlanta,

Chattanooga, and Murphy, NC.

The Coosawattee River Resort is a 5,500+ acre nature preserve that leisurely meanders along two beautiful rivers - Coosawattee River and Mountaintown Creek. The Coosawattee River Resort is a great community offering an extra layer of safety and convenience from the 24/7 gated security.

There are plenty of things to do in the area, including all kinds of lake and river water sports, hiking, mountain biking, antique and crafts shopping, scenic drives, and golf. Our Georgia mountain cabin offers privacy, peace and quiet, and cool mountain breezes, and is just minutes from the shops and restaurants in Ellijay and the Blue Ridge area.

Come spend a weekend or longer in our log cabin and feel the cares of everyday life slip away. We hope you will make “Trickey Trout River Lodge” your second home in the mountains and will return again and again. If you need room for larger groups add our other cabin "Trout Trap" VRBO - #109998 which is not far down the road and on the same river. PS- You can tube from one cabin to the next!

Please bookmark our site and come back often. Thank you for considering us and we hope to see you soon!

More Details

Amy Padgett
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Amy Padgett

We are a family of 6 from Milton, GA with 3 boys and a girl. We have another house in Coosawattee, the Trout Trap Lodge - VRBO #109998. We have just purchased two additional river houses that are side by side giving you your own private compound. When we are finished remodeling, we will introduce "The Twins"

Amy Padgett purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Amy Padgett chose Ellijay

The word “Ellijay” is an Anglicized form of a Cherokee word, perhaps meaning "place of green things" or "many waters." This would make a lot of sense considering this is the place where the Ellijay and Cartecay Rivers meet forming the Coosawattee River. The Coosawattee and Mountaintown come together and flow into Carter’s Lake: A gorgeous recreational lake developed by the Corps of Engineers. This region abounds with wildlife, including deer, wild turkeys, bears, eagles, and hawks. The Rivers are a favorite for trout fishermen or feel free to our stocked fishing pond within the resort.

What makes this cabin unique

We love coming to Ellijay and the fact that it is so close is a big bonus for us. Our kids love playing in the water, riding dirt bikes and fishing. It is so nice to be in the mountains and on the river in a place that feels so remote but you are less than 15 minutes from shops, restaurants, and grocery stores.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for letting us rent your beautiful & spacious cabin. I celebrated my 60th birthday with my 3 grown children coming from Savannah, Atlanta & Ringold & their families. We had a wonderful time. We will definitely want to rent again.
Jan 2017
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Car: necessary


Ellijay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Top Floor Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Main Level Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Terrace Level Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Two beautiful Master Bathrooms with granite counter tops, stone tiled glass showers with river stone pebble floors.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 double sized futons
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed , Queen/twin bunk and a double/twin bunk
  • Three King sized Bedrooms. Bunk room with two twins, two full sized beds. Two Full sized Futon convertible sofas. Bathroom on the terrace level has granite counter tops and a combination shower tub.
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • rafting
  • water tubing


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Waterfront Lodge- Over 750' Riverfront, Hot Tub, Pool Table, Porches in Ellijay
average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews

Fantastic place, right on the river, perfect getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year my group has stayed at this property and we love it. From north metro Atlanta is is only 45 minutes to an hour away. Easy to get to and the location is incredible. the river is so wide and flows strong and full, it is beautiful. The house has tons of space and beds, pool table, hot tub, and incredible porches and outdoor fireplace. I highly recommend this cabin and plan to rent again.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great place to celebrate our 40th anniversary with our family. Absolutely beautiful view of the river. Such a welcoming home!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! I am glad you enjoyed your trip. Happy Anniversary.
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Great place for family and friends!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over fall break and it was beautiful. The river was amazing! We had 3 adult couples and 10 kids in our group. There was plenty of room and everyone was comfortable! A weekend of swimming in the river, exploring the wilderness, building fires, and watching football was just what we needed! Thanks Amy! What a wonderful place you have here. We will for sure be back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Justin. Even in October kids and parents can't resist playing in the river. Football, fire pits and river time. Sounds like a great trip!
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This amazingly peaceful hideaway was great for our family gathering

  • 5 of 5

The property sits in a holler, overlooking the Coosawattee River. The soothing sound of the river permeates the property, especially on the upper deck. We spent countless hours sitting by the outdoor fireplace, just enjoying the cool mountain air. The owner even provided firewood. The interior of the cabin was also quite nice. The wood floors were immaculate. The furnishings were new and comfortable, and the interior design fit the cabin perfectly. The kitchen was updated and fully stocked with all of the pots, pans, and dishes we could need. The bathrooms were large and modern. We had 8 adults and 3 kids, who slept comfortably. The upstairs Master Bedroom was really nice, especially the private balcony. The main floor bedroom was also very nice. The layout of the basement was a bit challenging, because you have to pass through one of the two bedrooms to reach the game room. The pool table in the loft was a nice feature, though. It really helped the family feel like we were all together even when some of us were playing pool, some were watching football, and even others were in the kitchen. The owner was extremely professional and very accommodating to our countless questions and requests. We cannot wait to get back.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wow. I just don't have the right words to describe it.

The moment my wife and I saw the pictures on the web we knew this was the place we where looking for.

Very secluded, clean, spacious and well maintained.

The sound of rushing waters brought back some nice childhood memories.

Worth every penny.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review Jay. We love this house too. The river and sounds of rushing water can't be beat.
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Beautiful Rental Right On The River!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this home was perfect. The river was beautiful to look at, listen to and play in -- right in the backyard. We tubed by walking up the trail; never had to get in the car. Plenty of space and kitchen was well-stocked. Loved the bon-fire set up, too!

Thanks for everything, Amy! Wonderful rental all the way around!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Gate fee $26
Cleaning fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

During the summer and Thanksgiving and Christmas weekly rentals only (Saturday to Saturday) unless it is last minute and the dates are open. During the Fall leave season/Apple Festival minimum rental of 3 nights.

Prices are for up to 10 people. $10 per person per night over 10 guests. May be open to pets so ask.

Cleaning fee is $175 and the gate fee is $26, + tax

1/2 of rental amount is due at booking. Balance and $400 refundable security deposit due two weeks before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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