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Amazing Water Noise Next to the Cartecay River """

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Peaceful and Quiet With Lots of Shade by the River

Cartecay Rapids is located just 2 ½ miles (5 minute ride) from the put in point for kayaks, tubes and canoes. From there you can take a 2 to 3 hour ride (depending on how fast the river is flowing), passing several Class 1 and Class 2 rapids, including the fast moving S-turn and Class 3 Blackberry Falls. You can use the shuttle service of the Cartecay Experience or keep floating down the river until you reach our deck along the river. If you enjoy fishing, kayaking, canoeing or tubing, then this is what you’ve been looking for!

Cartecay Rapids is great for fishermen too! You can fish below the rapids on our property or pick another spot along the Cartecay. The Toccoa River is Blue Ridge is only 20 miles from the cabin, with great fly fishing near Shallowford Bridge.

With two large screen porches, you can open the doors and windows to hear the rapids along the river below the cabin. There are two comfortable king masters on the first and second floor that both have access to screen porch areas. In the loft upstairs, there is a trundle bed which serves as two twin beds when pulled out. Cartecay Rapids has all of the comforts of home including two full baths, a full size kitchen, electric oven, microwave, cabin tv, wi-fi, wood burning fireplace and the beautiful sound of the river below 24 hours a day!

Located just 4 short miles from downtown Ellijay, you’ll be just minutes away from antique shopping and dining in the quaint downtown area. The cabin is also just 15 minutes south of Blue Ridge, GA which includes shops, dining and the famous Blue Ridge Railway.

More Details

Property Manager
Kevin Lea
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018


Ellijay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Pull out trundle bed in the loft area.
  • The master bedroom on the top floor has a king bed with a private screen porch and attached full bath with stand up shower.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Amazing Water Noise Next to the Cartecay River
average rating of 4.6 based on 45 reviews

Ladies Retreat

  • 4 of 5

It was a ladies retreat and we had a blessed time.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was an awesome stay, our family enjoyed staying at this property!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house very nice view from the balcony, the house is very well equipped with everything we needed, grocery stores near by! It was a great place to spend our New Years weekend

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything we needed & more

  • 5 of 5

Property was well appointed, comfortable king beds, fully equipped kitchen, cable TV with tons of channels, decent Wi-Fi and easy access to nice decks by the river. Great fireplace that we really enjoyed and very efficient electric heat to keep us warm. Really no complaints but one suggestion. 1 trash can outside was not enough for our 4 night stay with 4 adults & one 5 year old, especially for the Christmas holidays where you have much to dispose of so an additional one could be added. Close to town (approximately 3.5 miles) so grocery stores, restaurants and multiple gift shops and other stores for shopping. Owner was good at checking in prior to our trip to answer questions and to see if we needed anything. It was mentioned that you couldn’t GPS to location but our son easily made it using Waze.

I would highly recommend this cabin to anyone looking for a woodsy riverside location to enjoy quiet time alone or with family. We spent Christmas here and it was PERFECT!!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Area and View

  • 3 of 5

For our needs this property was very good. Found it not as clean as expected. Example, dirty window sills and balcony. Steps to river were in poor condition.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. I have addressed your concerns with housekeeping regarding the outdoor window sills and balcony.
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Excelent Property

  • 5 of 5

The property was everything we were looking for. It was clean and comfortable. The river can be viewed from three different locations, but we particularly enjoyed sitting and relaxing on the lower deck. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and secluded location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Home was clean, but somewhat outdated. Not really small child friendly or for those with mobility issues. Somewhat treacherous even going down long path to river on the steps as they need repairing.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Downtown Ellijay
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Whitepath Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 515
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Walker's BBQ

River Ridge is locatated just 4 miles from downtown Ellijay's shopping and restaurants. The cabin sits above the river with fantastic water noise 24/7.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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