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"Rocky River", is one of two"sister" Lodges on a N. Ga.Mountain River in Ellijay

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Waterfront Mountain Lodge, 3 Bedrooms + Loft+den, 3 Baths. (sleeps 12-20)

The Georgia "Rocky River Lodge" (and her sister "Riverstone Lodge (VRBO #324274") is your dream cabin that is large enough to accommodate large groups that gives you the rustic cabin feel with all the features you would have at home! Located directly on the river we have all the amenities including canoes, kayaks and tubes that are provided for your enjoyment along with a basket ball court, volleyball court, horse shoes and for a memorable vacation in the North Georgia Mountains near the quaint town of Ellijay.

Our upscale cabin is located in the beautiful gated river community of Coosawattee River Resort situated directly on the Coosawattee River.

More Details

Sarah Hamilton and Ian Hamilton
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Sarah Hamilton and Ian Hamilton

Hi, my name is Sarah Hamilton. Our family recently purchased our second cabin "Rocky River Lodge" which is the sister cabin located next door to Riverstone Lodge. We as a family have been upgrading the two cabins trying to make the two best destinations around. Being somewhat local living in Douglasville we still enjoying getting away the North Georgia Mountains!

Sarah Hamilton and Ian Hamilton purchased this lodge in 2015

Why Sarah Hamilton and Ian Hamilton chose Northwest High Country

In all our travels in North Georgia we could not find any other cabin with its location on the water that gave us the feel and sound of the rushing waters! And the fact its in a gated community of the Coosawattee River resort allows for a safe and enjoyable environment. Within the community are a vast array of amenities from pools to gym's, to put-put, the resort offers just about anything one could ever need. The cabin its self is located on a wide river with many beautiful rapids, wich allows for canoueing, kayaking, and tube trips. And you cannot forget the fishing and swimming! That's why we now have both sister cabins!

What makes this lodge unique

The cabin has just about everything you could imagine! We offer at no charge canoes and tubes. Many renters put in above us up the river and float down to our back yard! We have a basket ball court, volleyball court, horse shoes and shuffle board, 7 person hot tub along with incredible views and a water presence second to none. And then you have the game room with a pool table, ping pong, and foosball tables! You will be entertained and laid back. And if you still need the flat screen tv's and internet we have that too!

On top of that, we have another "sister cabin" owned and operated by the same people. If you are looking to have a larger gathering , book both of our properties easily.


Ellijay Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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 17 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main floor has a full bathroom with vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Gameroom bathroom is a full bathroom with vanity
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bathroom has a dual shower with vanity.
  • There are three full bathrooms. There is one located on each floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 1 bunk bed , Main level floor bedroom
    Great room - 1 queen , Greatroom has a queen size sleeper sofa
    Loft - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Loft has sleeper sofas and lounge.
    Game Room - 1 queen , Queen Sleeper Sofa
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 3 sleep sofa /futon , Mater bedroom is located on the top floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 queen , 4 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Lower bedroom has a king bed and two Full/Twin bunk beds
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

"Rocky River", is one of two"sister" Lodges on a N. Ga.Mountain River in Ellijay
average rating of 4.882353 based on 34 reviews

Great, quiet location!

  • 5 of 5

Rocky River was a terrific log home right on the river! Beautiful scenery and comforts of home. Kitchen was well stocked. Gated community was picturesque but a bit treacherous to navigate. We stayed a week and only left a few times to replenish some food items. We tubed and kayaked down the river several times. We also rented a pontoon boat at Lake Carter which was well worth the money and half hour trip! There was plenty for the kids to do and a lot of nothing for us adults which is just what we were looking for. There were plenty of "toys" including tubes, kayaks, canoes, board games, cards, pool, ping-pong and football. The wifi was very weak for our family of 7 and cell service was spotty so if you are looking to stay "connected" it is a little rough. Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us! We look forward to visiting again!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Colleen, We are glad your enjoyed your stay on the river with us! It seems as if there was plenty for your family to do to experience the great outdoors! Once you get back in to the lodge it seems as if you away from the big city life! Along with the beauty and the picturesque woods and wild life you also get the mountains and hilly winding roads which is part of the experience, and a given when you adventure back in to the woods. We appreciate you spending time at our cabin and hope you back back soon! Sincerely, Sarah
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Amazing weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We came to Rocky River with three families and a total of 13 people (6 adults & 7 kids) and we had more than enough room for everyone. I had searched all over originally wanting to go to the smokies but settled on this place because of all it had to offer. We stayed for 4 days and 3 nights and never left the property because there was so much to do! We all enjoyed the river right out the back door. We went kayaking and canoeing and we all loved swinging on the rope swing over the water! The kids loved playing in the cold river and then warming up in the huge hot tub afterwards. The backyard is flat and large and the kids loved running around and playing games back there as well as throwing sticks and rocks into the river. There is more than enough to keep kids of all ages entertained at this home while still getting to relax as an adult. The basement was a great hangout for kids to watch a movie while the adults played games upstairs & the living room was big enough for all of us to comfortably hang out. The kitchen had everything we needed with plenty of space and working appliances. We cooked three meals a day everyday and had everything we needed. There was plenty of seating for everyone to eat. The bedrooms are each spread out on different floors so it's very quiet and private and each one has its own spacious bathroom. There are porch swings off two of the bedrooms that are super cozy and private if you need some time alone. We loved our stay and none of us wanted to leave. We have told all our friends and family about this place and hope to be back soon! And it's great if you have an even bigger party because there is an identical sister cabin next door that is walking distance but still private if you have a family reunion or large gathering. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking to get away and enjoy the outdoors without having to go far. The owners couldn't have been any nicer or more helpful. They were quick with any responses to questions while booking and super friendly and helpful! We really hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rachael, Thank you for staying with us and we are glad you had such a good time. As you found out you do not have to drive all the way up to North Carolina to experience the mountains! The fact is we are a lot closer and just a few hours out side of Atlanta which cuts down on your travel time. In the back yard on the river you cannot tell where you are other than on a large mountain river, but you already know this. Please come back and stay a while. Thanks Ian & Sarah
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  • 4 of 5

Perfect for a girls' weekend.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful get away for adults and kids

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Rocky River over a warm February weekend and had a fabulous time. If your family and kids love the outdoors, this is the perfect place. We had campfires, played basketball and volleyball and visited the community center. The boys are already asking when we can go back!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun for all

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at this location before and just love it - so much for our family and kids to enjoy! Thanks!!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate you coming back and staying with us. We'd love to have you back anytime.
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Comfortable Accomodations

  • 4 of 5

We had a relatively large group staying at the house, but the accommodations were well above our expectations that everyone had a wonderful time. The location by the river was beautiful and there were enough beds and couches for everyone to sleep on. The gravel driveway leading to the house was quite steep and hard for cars to come out of. Sarah and Ian were wonderful and understanding hosts especially with our last minute guest changes. Thank you again for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we are certainly glad your large group found our lodge accommodating. I definitely understand your concern with the drive way and gravel road. It can certainly appear scary at first but I assure you we've never had an issue with someone having trouble getting in and out (we've even had groups on motorcycles easily navigate the driveway and main road).
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Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Car: necessary

On Site Basketball Court, On Site Volleyball Court, On Site Shuffle Board Court, On Site Horseshoes, On Site Picnic Covered Pavilion, Two Canoes, 4 Kayaks and 10 River Tubes


Rates & Availability

Ellijay Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 25 2017 - Aug 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
apple festival
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
christmas/new years
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Resort Fee $26
Cleaning Fee $180
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner'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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