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.
- Cabin750 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleep 4
CJ Farmer, Owner/Manager
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 20, 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
Local Services & Businesses
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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.
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!
Great weekend getaway
Perfect last minute getaway retreat for my husband and I to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. Cabin was clean, and had all the amenities needed. We enjoyed the peace and quiet, hot tub was very relaxing, and the horse/hiking trails were beautiful along the river. Such a neat little piece of paradise not too far from home. Will definitely stay here again in the future. CJ was great to work with!
Thank you for your kind words Melanie! You don't have to drive too far from the city to find privacy, peace and quiet. With three kids at home, it's good to be in close range just in case of an emergency! I will look forward to your return visit.
A lovely getaway from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta
My girlfriend and I stayed here for two days over New Years and had a great time. The cabin is well appointed and had all the comforts of home. We enjoyed the hot tub especially, given how cold it was. CJ was very responsive and when we couldn’t find a lighter for the fireplace she brought us a new one very quickly.
There is nothing like a steaming hot tub and a cozy fireplace to ring in the New Year! I didn't order the big falling snowflakes on New Year's morning, but it certainly did add even more beauty to the already scenic setting. So glad this young couple was able to get out of the city to enjoy a little private quiet time in the country, hope they will return in 2018!
Christmas in the Woods
The 2 bedroom 2 bath cabin is back in the woods off a graved road. It was very quiet and the only cabin there. The owner was personable and easy to reach. Horses were on the property with a pond and running creek. We really enjoyed our Christmas in the little mountain cabin.
It's always so nice to hear that someone has enjoyed such a special holiday in my little cabin. I'm inspired to add a few Christmas decorations next year!
Beautiful, clean, quiet, peaceful
CJ your place is so pretty and it was just what we needed. I have no idea how you arranged that snow for our weekend but it was perfect! Snow falling and sitting in on the hot tub was not disappointing! We loved it. We will be back and will tell folks about your hide away. Thanks for having everything we needed for a perfect weekend. The Sandifer's
I was hoping you were enjoying the unexpected snowfall from the hot tub, a rare thing in December! Glad the roads cleared off so quickly so you could get to the wedding without incident.
Thank you for your kind words, I look forward to the opportunity to host your return visit!
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.