This two bedroom (queen beds), two bath 750 sq. ft. cabin is nestled in a private wooded area on scenic grove river ranch, a 140 acre equestrian center and retreat in Banks County near Gainesville and Commerce (northeast Georgia mountain area). The outside of the cabin features three decks, hot tub, fishing pond, river shoals, bonfire area, access to hiking and horse trails. The inside is fully stocked with linens, cookware, small appliances, washer/dryer, central heat/air, gas fireplace, satellite TV with DVD and VHS players. Large variety of area attractions. Weekly rates available. Stabling and riding instruction available. Contact CJ to receive a rate sheet.
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleep 4
CJ Farmer, Owner/Manager
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 10, 2018
About CJ Farmer, Owner/Manager
A resident of Georgia since 1980, we built this facility in 2005 to expand my horse business and develop a nature preserve. The cabin was originally put on the master plan and constructed to house equestrian guests visiting the ranch to attend a clinic or a riding vacation. For a better return on the investment, I opened the cabin to non-equestrian visitors.
CJ Farmer, Owner/Manager purchased this Cabin in 2006
Why CJ Farmer, Owner/Manager chose Gillsville
I performed volunteer work on a trail system partially located in Banks County for the US Forest Service and could not help but notice how scenic the area was. The rural atmosphere, coupled with a very low crime rate, no traffic issues, yet close to shopping and other necessities made it an appealing choice for personal and business reasons.
What makes this Cabin unique
The many noisy shoals and scenic beauty of the river/creek was one of the most appealing features of the property. Once the center of the property was cleared for pasture and construction of the equestrian center, it revealed a beautiful 180 degree ridge view with stunning sunsets. Being able to enjoy the mountainous terrain, the appearance of being in the middle of nowhere, and yet only 10 minutes away 'modern civilization' via three four-lane highways is a huge plus.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The River cabin was just what our family needed.
Great place to spend time as a family. CJ was a wonderful host.
I really enjoy seeing parents spending quality time with their kids, and especially those focused on a Christian upbringing.
Quaint little cabin that is far away from everything, but close to it all
We enjoyed our stay at Grove River Ranch. The leaves were just changing colors and the weather was perfect for using the hot tub after spending an afternoon exploring the hiking trails. We got to see some wildlife as well. The stars were out in force on a few occasions, and of course were breathtaking. We can't wait for our next trip to the area!
I love it when guests are not only appreciative of God's beauty surrounding them at the cabin, but are also very personable and pleasant people to be around. I will look forward to their next visit!
Had a great time
very relaxing with how quiet it is
Peace, quiet and privacy are top priorities at the ranch!
An absolute dream!
Our family couldn't have had a better time here. We have two teenagers and with the hiking trails, the creak, the lake for fishing, and all of the outdoor recreation areas we couldn't have had a better time with PLENTY to do. we had them set aside the electronics and join us for some adventure. The cabin is always very clean and the host CJ is an absolute peach and so easy to communicate with. This place is so beautiful you'll never want to leave. We plan on returning several times! Just two hours outside Atlanta the privacy and beauty of the property seems to good to be true, but let me tell you; it's not. For a romantic weekend or a family trip, The River Cabin at Grove River Ranch is something special and a must to visit.
How refreshing it is to see parents replace the world of electronics with experiencing God's beauty all around them!
A little piece of heaven!
The little romantic getaway is exactly what you are looking for. Want to relax in the hot tub? Take a dip in the river and play on the creek? Fish, cookout, burn a fire in the fire pit? Here you can do it all. Hike trails, watch satellite t.v., it's simply amazing. The decor is beautiful, the wildlife is and fishing is outstanding, and the views! Breathtaking! The price is right and so is everything else.
I love it when guests put their phones down, get outside to take time to commune with nature and appreciate the beauty, wildlife, and serenity that God has created.
You can take the girl out of the south but...
You can't take the south out of the girl!! I moved to Long Beach, CA many, many, many years ago but the south never moved out of me. Grove River Ranch offers everything a person could want for in a magical, wooded, pristine ranch setting. The river cabin is nicely appointed, just bring food and drink and check out! The morning's sun awakens you to a gorgeous view of pastures, horses, a pond with geese and ducks. The river's serene babble outside your bedroom lures you to a deep sleep. It's wonderfully peaceful and secluded. C.J. is most accommodating, available on property and responsive. Hike the trails or do them horseback. Fish, feed ducks, sit on one of two decks and listen to the river, while enjoying the abundance of wildlife all around. If there was a review choice of 10+ stars... I'd select 'em. Treat yourself. You won't be disappointed.
Hosting Julie's return to the south, even for a short visit, was a great pleasure. Of all the places she could have chosen, I am so glad she chose my river cabin! She is a real treasure, a blessing to all those she comes into contact with I am sure. I look forward to the next time she returns for a good dose of southern hospitality!
To receive additional information about Banks County and various festivals and events held during the year, contact
the Chamber of Commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Banks Co. Chamber of Commerce CVB
877-389-2896 or 706-677-2108
Lake Lanier Striper Charters
Jeff Blair 678-542-4176
Zip Line Canopy Tour Adventures
Southeastern Expeditions - Whitewater Rafting
Clayton, GA 30524
5340 Cornelia Hwy/Hwy 365, mile marker 35
Funopolis Family Fun Center
Banks Crossing/Commerce, GA
Hammers Glen Golf & Country Club
Gresham Motorsports Park
Commerce Crossing Mall Stores
Banks Crossing/Commerce, GA
Banks Crossing/Commerce, GA
Movie Hotline 706-423-9659
Additional information about rental rates
Please read and be familiar with the Cabin Rental Agreement that includes rules and guidelines. The adult(s) responsible for agreeing to the terms of the rental agreement must be at least 21 years old. The damage deposit will also serve as an excessive cleaning deposit. Disbursement of the refundable deposit will be handled within 48 hours of checkout. Note: WiFi is available on the premises, but not inside the cabin! Guests should bring their own hot spot device. Cancellation Policy: Cancellations, rescheduling, or changes must be submitted by email, vrbo.com web site, or mail and confirmed received by CJ Farmer. There is no rescheduling fee. A reservations cancellation fee of $50.00 is charged if notice is received two weeks prior to check-in date, $100 if cancelled with less than two weeks’ notice.