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A River Runs Through It*6BR*Creek Rushes Under Home!

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Lodge, 6 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)

Introducing "A River Runs Through It" - a spectacular 6 bedroom property that sleeps up to 14 guests located in the foothills of the Chattahoochee National Forest. A stay at this 4,000 square foot lodge will be the most unique and amazing experience of your life!

The home is situated in a private setting and is built over a scenic mountain stream (Think of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater House on a smaller scale). Constructed in 1960, this property holds a lot of historic value, from the 100 year old water wheel which greets you as you pull up the driveway to the walls and ceilings built with wood from old buildings being torn down in the mid 1900's (black walnut, cherry, ash, and cedar).

This mountain getaway has been completely remodeled and features upscale furnishings. A list of the amenities and bedroom configurations are as follows:

* 1st Family room features leather couches, a fireplace, and 20" flat screen TV (off kitchen area). The ceilings are made of red cedar and the walls are a mix of cherry, black walnut, ash and cedar. The floors are newly finished oak hardwood.

* 2nd Family room is located over the creek and features 2 fireplaces, leather couches, sliding glass doors leading onto a viewing deck and a rear deck, pool table, and a 62" HDTV with DVD, and brand new frieze carpet.

* Spacious, gourmet kitchen with slab granite counters, new hickory cabinets, new hardwood floors and new stainless steel appliances

* Kitchen breakfast bar area seats up to 4 and designer round teak dining table seats up to 8 guests

* Screened porch with new wrought iron patio furnishings

* 6 person hot tub that overlooks creek

* 3 full bathrooms with travertine tile, red cedar walls & ceilings, glass block windows, new vanities & lighting

* 2 decks with patio furniture and patio grilling area with gas BBQ

* Fire pit next to the creek

* Satellite TV and High speed wireless internet

* Washer and dryer


- King Size Bed

- Fireplace

- 20" Flat Screen TV with DVD

- Custom Made Sourwood Log Bed

- Attached Bathroom with shower/tub


- Attached to Master Bedroom

- Bunk Bed (full and twin)


- Queen Size Bed

- Custom Made Log Bed

- 20" TV with DVD

- Bathroom in Main Hall with separate tub and shower


- Queen Bed in 4th bedroom

- King Bed in 5th bedroom

- 2 Twin Beds with 2 Trundle Beds in 6th bedroom

* The entire home has hardwood floors (either brand new or newly refinished) except the 2nd family room which has brand new frieze carpet.

Our home is perfect for family reunions and vacations, corporate and church retreats, or anyone that just wants to escape the busy city life for a brief moment and return to nature. This ideal location and upscale retreat offers everything one desires for an enjoyable, memorable stay.

Keywords: Mountain Lodge

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About The Owner

My husband and I are both realtors and we live in the suburbs of Atlanta. We have 2 kids in elementary school.

The Owner purchased this lodge in 2006

Why The Owner chose Ellijay

We chose to buy in Ellijay because of how close it is to Atlanta and our home. We wanted a vacation home in the mountains to be able to escape to have a peaceful, relaxing weekend. This house captured us from the moment we first saw it. My husband spent over 3 months living here as he remodeled it.

What makes this lodge unique

Sometimes we visit with just ourselves...the kids will play in the creek all day as my husband and I sit under the shade of the pine trees in the front yard. We like to invite family and friends, and the home is so big we never feel cramped or crowded. Most of our guests are families/friends with children and many of them bring grandparents. Our home is very suitable for those who can't walk up or down stairs. All the living spaces are on the main level and there is only one small step down as you walk in the front door. Plus, there is a bed/bath on the main perfect for this type of guest. We just think the home is so unique and special with the water flowing underneath! It's a different experience, and we are glad to share it with our guests!


Ellijay Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Fire pit next to the creek, Wireless Internet, Private Covered Hot Tub Overlooking the Creek, No Pets


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A River Runs Through It*6BR*Creek Rushes Under Home!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 30 reviews

Realxing, with something for everyone!

  • 5 of 5

Eleven family members, ranging from ages 4 to 62, fit comfortably into this beautiful home! The younger members LOVED playing in the creek and exploring and hiking. The pool table and hot tub were a huge hit and the dining table was large enough for the all the adults to play games around in the evening. Everyone went tubing and sightseeing, and some played golf. As sited above - something for everyone. We have done this family vacation several times in the past and this home was rated 'THE BEST'! We would definately return to this home again!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for a girls weekend! All 11 of us fit in the house just right and we had plenty of room to spread out. We had everything we needed and everything was super clean. We are definitely going to try to go back for our next trip later this year!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Sara! I'm so glad you had a great "girls weekend"! I hope you do come back again. Thanks for taking such great care of our home!
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  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a better weekend. My brother was in from Japan and our whole family got together in this beautiful house! It is the coolest place. Rich with history and character. We sat on the back porch for hours, talked and listened to the river while some relaxed in the hot tub. We played games 'till all hours of the night and binge watched Friends. We enjoyed this house so much and will definitely stay again. We want to come back in the summer so we can play in the river! The hosts are amazing, they went above and beyond for us! Thanks for a weekend full of laughter, relaxation, and quality time! :)

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Emily for your kind words, and I am so glad you all had such a great time as a family! Thanks so much for choosing our home as your vacation spot, and for taking such great care of it during your stay!
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Could use a little landscaping but the set up it perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious and laid out well. Very clean and plenty of room to stay in and play games or go sit around the fire pit or take a short walk around. Our family loved it

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Carol, and I'm so glad you and your family had a great time! And FYI on the landscaping - it's been scheduled three times to do some pruning, pinestraw, etc but had to get cancelled because the rain won't go away, LOL! It's actually being done this week as it's the first time it hasn't rained in over a month! So didn't want you or anyone else to think it was a lack of maintenance on our part, just the weather not cooperating! Thanks again for staying with us!
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Great place for a large family!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd year staying at this beautiful home! Our grandchildren even call it "their" mountain house! There is so much room to spread out, so when the big game is on one tv, the kids can watch something else. Of course this is only when they were not outside exploring the creek. Lots of flat area to run - difficult to find in the mountains. Brittany (the owner) is great to work with. Looking forward to our 2018 visit already.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Second trip for our cousins’ reunion. Love sitting on the back porch listening to the creek even during a rainstorm!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $180 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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