Discover a selection of 2,000 vacation rentals in Ellijay, GA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and fireplaces. Prices start at $128 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Ellijay. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Enjoy cabin rentals near Ellijay

If you're looking for outdoor fun, Ellijay is a top spot for Lake Lanier cabins. The mountain town has alpine charm and endless opportunities for outdoor adventure, such as hiking and biking on wilderness trails, water sports on the lake, and more daring adventures like rock climbing. You'll find many unique attractions in Ellijay, such as the many apple orchards that make it the "Apple Capital" of Georgia, and Expedition Bigfoot, a museum dedicated to the history and lore surrounding the famous creature. Ellijay also has many wineries you can visit for tours and tastings during your stay.

Things to do

Attractions near Ellijay vacation rentals

Ellijay is home to the state’s largest rescue, rehab, and release facility, the Wildlife Sanctuary. Treat your little ones to a guided tour, which can be booked in advance on the sanctuary’s website, and You'll spend hours marveling at everything from panthers, cougars, and black bears to squirrels, reptiles, and birds of prey. The center also operates educational programs for all ages on indigenous wildlife and their importance to the Georgia ecosystem. A full schedule of special events can be found online and is well worth checking out before you visit.


What to do near Ellijay vacation homes

The Georgia Apple Festival takes place for 2 weeks every October and brings over 300 vendors together in this idyllic hamlet. They sell an assortment of unique, hand-crafted goods that you won't find anywhere else, so shopaholics will be in their element. Gearheads can head to the yearly antique car show held at the local Civic Center, while the annual parade is perfect for families. Demand for Ellijay vacation rentals peaks during this period, so book early to avoid disappointment. Even if you stay a little outside town, a handy shuttle service can whisk you to the main event in a flash.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor activities near Ellijay vacation homes

Ellijay is a scenic area that sits at the confluence of the Ellijay and Cartecay rivers, forming the Coosawattee River and making an ideal playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Hiking, biking, climbing, horseback riding, fishing, boating, and canoeing are all popular outdoor activities for residents and visitors alike, and its distinctive seasons bring beautiful foliage and new outdoor excursions. Whatever your inclination, you'll find an array of fun adventures just outside your vacation rental in Ellijay.

Day trips

Day trips from Ellijay vacation rentals

Ellijay serves as a great base camp to explore the attractions of Blue Ridge. Vacation homes are just a short distance from places like the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, a restored train that offers themed rides on a heritage railway, and Lake Blue Ridge, a large lake with swimming areas, campsites, and a marina. You could also visit Blue Ridge Adventure Park, a facility with aerial obstacle courses like rope bridges and zip lines, and Tank Town USA, an outdoor venue with tank, excavator, and bulldozer driving lessons.


Climate for your stay in Ellijay vacation homes

The balmy Georgia summer sends demand for Ellijay vacation rentals skyrocketing. Temperatures average in the low to mid-70s during these months, making it an ideal time for hiking, cycling, and horseback riding in the surrounding mountains. Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year, while temperature variations from day to night are moderate. That means that romantic moonlit strolls are just as easy as trekking the trails under the sun. The winter months are colder, with averages in the high 30s and low 40s, but they're also the best time to secure cheap Ellijay vacation rentals—so bundling up could pay dividends.

Natural features

Ellijay by foot

Straddling Georgia and Tennessee, the Cohutta Wilderness Area is the largest of its kind east of the Mississippi. Here, hikers, outdoorsmen, and nature enthusiasts will find 13 trails covering over 87 miles of southern wilderness. You’ll discover mountain ridges, breathtaking waterfalls, and coursing rivers as you explore the stunning beauty of the region, while fragrant flora shows off the region’s flower power to top effect. These paths are often empty in spring and fall, so trailblazers may want to consider an Ellijay vacation rental during this off-season period for added peace and relaxation.

How many vacation rentals are available around Ellijay, GA?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,817 vacation rentals around Ellijay. From 1,242 cabin rentals to 1,665 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Ellijay?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Ellijay. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cartecay River Experience: 1,671 vacation rentals
  • Pig Hill of Fame: 1,652 vacation rentals
  • Ellijay Marketplace: 1,645 vacation rentals
  • Gilmer County Fairgrounds: 1,589 vacation rentals
  • Tabor House & Civil War Museum: 1,594 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ellijay listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Ellijay?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 1,242 Cabins in Ellijay. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Ellijay include:

  • Houses: 1,665 rentals available
  • Cottages: 1,232 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 1,232 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Lodges and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Ellijay?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 296 vacation rentals with pool available in Ellijay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.