Nestled in the North Georgia mountains, Ellijay is the state’s apple capital. This small city is busiest during the Georgia Apple Festival and the Georgia Apple Blossom Festival, which bring together food, live music, and arts and crafts—and of course, the sweet fruits plucked from the area’s heirloom orchards. On your visit, pop into the antique shops and mom-and-pop establishments in downtown Ellijay, or enjoy hiking and mountain biking in the trails around town. A wide range of Ellijay cabin rentals ensures you’ll have the perfect base, whether you want a romantic hideaway or a luxurious, dog-friendly vacation home.
Pet-friendly vacation homes in Ellijay
You can bring the entire family—including the pets—on a trip to Ellijay. There’s a large number of pet-friendly cabin rentals in the area, and no matter how big or small your traveling party is, you’re bound to find the right vacation home for your group. Many dog-friendly cabins in and around Ellijay are set on expansive wooded grounds, so your 4-legged companions can run around to their hearts' content. When you’re not playing fetch with them on the lawn, you can just watch them while enjoying the shade of the patio, perhaps with an ice-cold drink in hand. Outside your vacation home rental, you can take your furry friends to Ellijay’s dog-friendly green spaces, such as the Gilmer County Parks–managed River Park. The pet-friendly cabins in Ellijay will definitely please their human occupants, too, with amenities like Wi-Fi, TVs, and hot tubs. Some of them have riverside locations, so both humans and dogs can have a splashing good time on the Coosawattee’s banks.
Ellijay luxury cabin rentals
Vacationing in style won’t be a problem in Ellijay, thanks to a large number of luxury cabin rentals that can comfortably accommodate large families and groups. Many of them have enviable locations along the Coosawattee River, along with screened porches, expansive wraparound decks, and outdoor hot tubs where you can sit and watch the river rush past your vacation rental. Having multiple lounge areas with TVs and fireplaces means everyone can enjoy some time to themselves—and it also means you don’t have to argue about which show or movie to watch! When it’s time for some group bonding, you can all gather around the fire pit and roast marshmallows while swapping stories campfire-style. Or, fire up the grill and enjoy a big afternoon cookout. Whipping up any feast for the whole gang will be a breeze when you’ve got a spacious, well-stocked kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances.
Romantic getaway cabins in Ellijay
Ellijay’s relaxed, small-town atmosphere makes it a good choice for couples looking to go on a romantic escape. There are cozy Ellijay cabin rentals designed just for 2, most of them offering scenic mountain views. On your couple’s getaway in Ellijay, you and your partner can wander the downtown streets hand-in-hand and look for souvenirs in the antique stores and locally owned boutiques, then swing by a nearby vineyard to sample award-winning wines. If you’re visiting in the fall, you can also go apple picking in one of the orchards in town. Ellijay has various restaurants and bars if you want to go out on a dinner date, or you can stay in and cook your own meal in your cabin rental’s kitchen. Spend the rest of the evening snuggled up together in front of the fireplace and TV, or take a bottle of wine to the deck and enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot tub.
Family-friendly Ellijay vacation rentals
Lots of Ellijay cabin rentals cater to families big and small, and you’ll find well-appointed vacation homes that can sleep up to 20 guests. Hot tubs, fire pits, and game rooms are some of the amenities you can expect in family-friendly cabins. You’ll easily find spacious vacation rentals along the Coosawattee River, a scenic environment everyone in the family will undoubtedly enjoy—dogs included. Ellijay is an especially popular destination in the fall, when the apples are ripe for the picking. The kids will have a field day at the orchards, some of which not only offer apple picking but also pumpkin patches, petting zoos, and playgrounds. Don’t miss the Georgia Apple Festival if you happen to visit in October—it’s Ellijay’s biggest event, and includes a parade and a car show. If the kids start to complain of cabin fever, you can head to the county-managed River Park, which has tennis courts, sports fields, and picnic areas.