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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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 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 4.6296296 based on 27 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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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family retreat

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed spending time with my family and the sound of the river no matter where you were on the property was great, very refreshing.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Labor Day Weekend

  • 4 of 5

My family had a wonderful time this weekend. We enjoyed sitting around the fire pit talking, roasting marshmallows and making s'mores. We explored the creek and took a short walk in the area. There was plenty of room for the entire group. Some played board games together at the table while others played video games in another room. We had some problems with the water pressure, but it got worked out. We had problems connecting to the Wi-Fi, but we spent a great deal of time in the community so not having service was not that big of a deal. Overall, we made some lasting memories this weekend. We would definitely consided renting this property again.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

It's hard to describe in such a few words how much my family and I loved this cabin! We rent cabins several times a year, and this is by far the nicest property that we have visited. The balcony overlooking the river is pure serenity. The crystal clear river is wonderful to splash in. I took some fantastic pictures while hiking upriver, behind the house while my family explored the area. We made use out the fire-pit outside in the evenings, but perhaps the most stunning sight is the night sky. Away from the pollution of city lights, the Milky Way is clearly visible. The clearing in front of the house makes this a perfect spot for setting up a telescope, but even without one so many stars can be seen with the naked eye.

This cabin is perfect for family gatherings, or families with children, it is very spacious and there is something for everyone to do. All the bathrooms, bedrooms and the kitchen are extremely clean. Overall I was very satisfied with the interior of the cabin. The view from the living room is BREATHTAKING. We are definitely coming back here, and I am bringing the rest of my family next time.

Prior to renting this cabin, I read a negative review on this thread, and I became a bit concerned. This is why in my review, I just want to point out that we had absolutely no problems with the septic tank. It should be common knowledge not to flush sanitary napkins, nor wet wipes down the toilet. Not only will one clog the pipes, but this is horrible for the environment!! The cabin is spotless, there are no bugs nor any kind of "cables nor cobwebs hanging everywhere". The owners were very friendly, and easy to communicate with.

We are definitely coming back to this place!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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