Discover a selection of 1,000 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 $152 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

Simplicity and charm in Ellijay vacation home rentals

With its scenic location in the North Georgia mountains and a rich, year-round social calendar, the town of Ellijay, Georgia, has a lot to celebrate. Travelers have been using Ellijay vacation rentals as a base for their hiking and water-sports adventures for decades, while the presence of picturesque vineyards has made it a beloved pastoral retreat. The town’s festival scene, however, is what makes it truly unique—the Georgia Apple Festival and the Georgia Apple Blossom Festival attract visitors from throughout the state and further afield for 2 weeks of fun under the southern sun.

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.

Activities

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.

Weather

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.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Ellijay?

Whatever your getaway needs, you'll find a rental property in or around Ellijay that's a match made in heaven. Why not try these on for size?:

  • Around 4 miles from the center of Ellijay, it's difficult to beat "Cabin - Riverfront, Loud Rapids, Screen Porch". It has 3 bedrooms and a host of amenities including a separate dining area and a toaster.
  • "Beautiful Cabin On Mountain Town Creek" also promises a memorable getaway, offering 3 bedrooms, a heated pool, a stereo and more. It's around 4 miles from Ellijay.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Ellijay vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Ellijay?

You need only set foot in one of our tiny house vacation rentals in Ellijay to discover that awesome things really do come in small packages. Designed to maximize every spare inch of space, these mini digs deliver a big vacation experience:

  • Leave the world behind and disappear to "Pet Friendly Right On Clear Creek Tiny Home Secluded Yet Convenient To Town". This property in Ellijay packs plenty of comforts into its small space, such as golf and a nearby marina.
  • "Log Tiny Home. Pond View. Owner Built. Old Growth Secluded Woods Yet Near Town" in Ellijay is another great pick. A fireplace and a kitchen will help make your time here more comfortable.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Ellijay?

There's something incredibly cozy about relaxing in a log cabin with a cup of coffee and a novel. Leave the hustle and bustle behind and spend a couple of nights or longer at one of these log cabins in Ellijay:

  • Located in Ellijay, "Discover Romantic, Private, Peaceful Log Cabin On Rushing Stream" will put you close to some of the fabulous outdoor activities this area has on offer. Caving and horse riding are a couple of them.
  • Alternatively, get your vacation on at "Riverfront And Creekfront Log Cabin On 1. 5 Acres". Try some mountain biking or snorkeling or just take it easy at this Ellijay getaway.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Ellijay?

We all deserve an escape from the real world every so often. If you're eager to spend a couple of mornings in a cushy bed with a good book and a steaming coffee, there's no shortage of awesome weekend getaways in and near Ellijay. These are some of our favorites:

  • "Unique - Oliver Creek Cabin In Wilderness" is around 10 miles east of Ellijay and will be just the thing to refresh your spirit. You'll appreciate the convenient amenities here, including nearby ecotour services and a nearby waterfront.
  • Or, cram a few clothes into a small suitcase and zip off to "Cabin - Amazing Mountain Views, Best In Blue Ridge Hot Tub". This popular property is about 11 miles northeast of Ellijay and features water sports equipment and spa and beauty services.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Ellijay?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish pick, perfectly suited for traveling sweethearts or solo stays. Spend your days getting acquainted with the area and your nights relaxing in your comfy hideaway. These vacation properties in or near Ellijay will tick all the boxes:

  • One of our favorite properties is "Unique - Oliver Creek Cabin In Wilderness". Lock in a few nights at this popular apartment and you'll have access to air conditioning and winery tours.
  • "Cabin - Serenity On The Creek - Secluded" is another superb stay, providing all you could want for a fabulous Ellijay escape. Useful amenities here include a fridge and towels.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Ellijay?

Whether you're in search of a cabin for you and your other half or a guesthouse that'll fit the family, short-term rentals are easy to find in and around Ellijay. These properties make a comfortable base for a quick visit:

  • If you only need to stay a few nights, "Waterfront Lodge - Over 750' Riverfront" has you covered. It's close to the center of Ellijay, so you'll be near all the best sights.
  • "Cabin - 5 Star Beauty, Cozy Elegance, Privacy And One Amazing Hot Tub Pavilion" is also ideally located. Bunk down here and discover why many guests rate this property highly.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Ellijay?

Forget flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is a weekend away, just the two of you. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Ellijay that would make even Cupid envious. Here are a few that'll sweep you off your feet:

  • Located around 4 miles from Ellijay, "Cabin - Riverfront, Loud Rapids, Screen Porch" is a perfect place for starry-eyed lovebirds. A fireplace and winery tours are just some of the many amenities here.
  • Another option where you can spend a few precious days together is "Beautiful Cabin On Mountain Town Creek". Around 4 miles from Ellijay, winery tours and a resort add to the ambiance here.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Ellijay?

Peep these large group vacation rentals in or near Ellijay where you won't have to leave anyone off your guest list:

  • You'll have ample space to move around at "Waterfront Lodge - Over 750' Riverfront". Around 4 miles west of Ellijay, this welcoming property has 5 bedrooms that sleep up to 14 guests. Top amenities include a kitchen and a fireplace.
  • Nothing takes priority over being with the people you love, and "Cabin - Two River Houses - Hot Tub, Pool Table" is the ideal place to do that. Located around 4 miles to the southwest of Ellijay, as many as 14 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 6 bedrooms. A kitchen and a nearby waterfront are among the various amenities on offer here.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in or near Ellijay?

If you're planning a fun event and your invite list is a few pages long, there's no need to worry about finding a big enough space for all those people. We have large vacation rentals in and around Ellijay ideal for family breaks, engagement parties and more. Find some inspiration here:

  • "Grand Rustic Elegant Lodge On A Pristine Private Lake In Blue Ridge": The more people you invite the merrier to this sought-after escape. It has 8 bedrooms, accommodates up to 30 people and includes a host of amenities, such as a kitchen and a lake view.
  • "The Lodge At Summit Ridge": This sought-after retreat is also perfect for large groups and features mountain views and a fireplace. It contains 6 bedrooms and accommodates up to 30 guests.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Ellijay?

Nothing says fun times like a pool. Blow up your inflatable swan and check out these houses in or near Ellijay that feature this must-have amenity:

  • Treat your loved ones to a memorable break at "Cabin - Two River Houses - Hot Tub, Pool Table". There's plenty to love about this retreat apart from its pool, such as on-site watersports and a fridge.
  • Otherwise, spend your break at "River Bend House” Beautiful 3". As well as its inviting pool, you can also make use of a kitchen island and towels.

Ellijay has a humid subtropical climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging between 65 ºF and 85 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summer to visit! Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Ellijay vacation rental and plan your escape for whatever season you like.