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

Bedrooms 6
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 all NEW 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

* 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

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 Northwest High Country

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
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
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
Wireless Internet, Private Covered Hot Tub Overlooking the Creek, No Pets

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

A River Runs Through It*6BR*Creek Rushes Under Home!
average rating of 4.5789475 based on 19 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: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Georgia

Another wonderful family mountain retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year staying at this amazing home! We were not sure if staying at the same place again would be as fun for the grandchildren - but they were so excited when they arrived, they ran upstairs to see "their" room! It was perfect for our large family as the older kids had a room, and the baby had a room connected to their parents. The kids loved playing in the creek this year (they came prepared with boots!), their parents enjoyed visiting nearby Cartecay Vineyards. Since we were past the apple 'season', the local apple orchards did not have any kids activities, but we visited the Noah's Ark Animal Rescue, which the kids loved. It's amazing to find a mountain home with enough level ground for kids to run and play, and enough room inside for the kids to play, and the adults to watch football! The Owner is very responsive to emails, and to provide any information you ask for. If you are looking for an amazing place to enjoy the north Georgia mountains with your family, this is the place. Our family hopes A River Runs Through It will become a Fall tradition!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful unique home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at this truly unique setting. The views of the water right out of the living areas and every bedroom were unbelievable. Sitting on the balcony and in the hot tub right over the river was very relaxing. Everything was updated beautifully, while keeping so much of the historic character of the home. It was also very clean and well-stocked.

The owner was very accessible and helpful when we had a minor unavoidable issue after an area power outage. She kept us updated and was in contact to make sure everything was as it should be at the house.

We had tons of rain while we were there, but we were very happy to stay in and play pool, play games and watch TV because it was so comfortable. We would love to come back when it is warm and play in the water.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memory Making Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My brothers and I rented this beautiful home for our Mother's 80th birthday. The home is PERFECT for any age person. Easy access to the house and easy to get around in. Owners went out of the way to make sure everything was clean and welcomed us with the fire place going (electric of course), television playing and lights on. The house was awesome and the outdoor surroundings even more so. We all left wishing that we had had a longer time to stay. And needless to say, Mother had a wonderful birthday spent with her family. She says she could not have asked for more.

Only question I might have, was there a toaster hid somewhere in the kitchen?? Haha! We had breakfast muffins to heat but couldn't find a toaster. Oven on broil worked perfectly though.

Thanks so much for sharing your home with us. We will be passing your info on to our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Georgia

Great family destination!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 11 ranging in age from 58 to 2 years old recently stayed at this delightful home! It was perfect for everyone, and there was more than enough space. The kids could use one living area to have their dolls and cars, while the adults could watch football and play pool - and not be too far away! The kitchen was very spacious and plenty of seating for everyone. If you have young children, don't let the stream in front of the house concern you - of course you need to be out with the children, but the water is not deep, and our kids really enjoyed exploring it and trying to fish! There were places to go with the kids within 15 minutes, so not an extended amount of time in the car. If you are looking for a great family place this is it. We are already planning our next trip. Don't let the very few negative reviews concern you - this place is a jewel!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Gay! I am so glad you and your family enjoyed your time here and . The majority of our bookings as return guests, so I hope you will be one of those in the future!
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Fabulous Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do it justice - and the pictures are great. But it is amazing. The quality of the furnishings, interior etc is amazing. So relaxing with the sound of water thundering under you as you sit on the back porch off the room with the pool table reading a book or visiting or just sitting.

Kids roamed the woods and surrounding area. It was nice the cell phones were limited and rarely worked but there is house phone for incoming calls if there is emergency - and you could get some service outside - but to me that was a huge plus, and made it all the more relaxing. There is wifi.

Several friends came by and also fell in love with it - future renters...

THe master br has adjoining room with double and twin bunk which is perfect for a large family with some young kids to keep nearby. My kids are older and loved the upstairs with three bedrooms shared one bath

Pool table and spa had constant use by all of us.

Very very clean, no clutter of knick knacks (where you figure the owners hated to get rid of it so they put it at the family rental..) Furniture and beds very comfortable high quality

If someone has limited accessibility then this is still great, as there are no stairs to access for the main floor which includes kitchen, dining room, family rooms, balcony three of the bedrooms two baths. Only stairs for the upstairs three other baths

We hated to leave. AS Arnold said... Ill be back

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Ellijay Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Spring
Apr 10 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
July 4th
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jul 10 2017 - Aug 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer
Aug 7 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 7 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
New Year's
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $180 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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