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24 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Ellijay - Big Buck Mountain Escape

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Welcome to Big Buck Retreat!

Fall in The North Georgia Mountains is fun for everyone!

As owners of this peaceful getaway, we believe in making our home an affordable family getaway. Our rate of $120 a night (less if a week or more) plus a $85 makes our home a wise choice for families.

Escape to the gorgeous North Georgia Mountains to a relaxed, very private environment, situated 15-20 minutes from shopping and recreation in the quaint little town of Ellijay, Georgia. Just an hour and a half drive from metro Atlanta, Chattanooga and the Tennessee-North Carolina border is our elegant mountain top retreat, professionally decorated, furnished with top of the line furniture and linens and enhanced with all the amenities of home.

The 180 degree view from the back porch and patio is simply breathtaking. Overlooking the Chattahoochee National Forest and Carters Lake, this tranquil environment is the perfect spot to relax and recharge. Our 3 bedroom home (Master on Main, Queen, 2 Bunk Beds) is up on top of Big Buck mountain with lots of privacy and even a flat backyard for horse shoes and bocce, not to mention evenings spent around the stacked stone firepit. It is a home to relax, unplug and unwind. At the bottom of the mountain there is a stocked fishing pond too. It is a home to make some family memories. Check out our REVIEWS!!

There is so much fun to be had in Ellijay or "LJ" as we call it! We love apple picking (Red Apple Barn is our fav), going to the pumpkin farm and checking out all the Fall festivals. Carters Lake is nearby as are many areas for hiking, apple picking, canoeing, rafting, mountain biking, gem mining, antiquing and more!

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More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
13 October, 2016
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About Heather

We are pleased to be able to rent our family getaway to you. My husband and I and our two little girls love this home and we are told you can feel that when you walk in the door. It is a well appointed, stocked and decorated home that we have tried our best to make it a nice place for other families to relax. Lots of games, art supplies and kids videos are also available for your use.

Heather purchased this house in 2006

Why Heather chose North Georgia Mountains

'so hows it going?...the answer 9 out of 10 times when someone asks you this question is 'busy'. Yes, life is busy and moves at an ever increasing frenetic pace. Except for life on Big Buck. Turn your inbox off and recharge for a stay at our retreat. The only 'beeps' you will here is the sound of your coffee machine alerting you to grab a cup of coffee and sit on the deck for awhile. We chose this home as it offered us a sense of peacefulness and relaxation that cant be beat. We arrive at the house on top of Big Buck, take a breath in and let the craziness and pace of the world take a back seat for a bit. The views are 180 degrees and endless. The amenities and decor of the home are top notch and we have tried to think of everything that would make your stay a special one.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From guest book..."we are back! Just a little over two years after our first visit to your big butt cabin, the beat family came back for our third stay this time with my husband's parents and are almost 9-month-old baby boy! God is so good! Our son Miles slept great in our pack and play and he thoroughly enjoyed crawling, standing and taking steps all over the house. We went to Mercy a orchards, one of our honeymoon spot three years ago and just soaked and the cool mountain air. We sure did miss shadow and Joe, the Husky and great Dane dog friends who visit us daily on our last two trips. We didn't see them at all this time. The time of their parents was priceless as well. Thank you for opening your wonderful home! We are moving to Virginia Beach Virginia into weeks to live closer to my family, but we sure hope to make it back at least by annually to make more memories with our boy as he grows.
Sep 2015
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Time to book your Fall Getaway!
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 32 reviews

Slice of Mountain Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The view is incredible and the home is lovely- spacious, bright & airy with a well stocked kitchen. We utilized the beautiful fireplace & the outdoor fire pit and left some wood for the next guests. The drive up is tricky, even with the turn by turn instructions. The roads are not well marked (are we on Brushy Top or did we turn off mistakenly somewhere??) I would suggest using the co-ordinates on the small topographical maps & plug those into your google maps to help stay on track. Also, a 4 wheel drive is a must IMHO.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We appreciate another 5 star review of our property. We look forward to having you back at a date in the future:)
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Beautiful views and lovely home

  • 4 of 5

Getting to the house was a bit scary but once you get there, the home is beautiful and the views are amazing. We brought the pups and it was a great location for dogs. No close neighbors and for sure not a lot of traffic on the road. WiFi would have been nice, but we had cell service so we didn't miss it. The downstairs was great for watching football on Saturday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful spot to stay! The view is amazing! We spent so much time on the lovely deck. This beautiful place was perfect for our family of eight. Plenty of room and we never felt crowded. Heather went over and above to get this ready for us. We appreciate all she did! Quiet, relaxing, and yet close to so many interesting places. It was a blessing for us to stay here!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cabin was absolutely perfect and the view is AMAZING!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and quiet with a gorgeous view

  • 4 of 5

We recently stayed at this home for a quick family get-away. The home is exactly what we expected it to be, clean and comfortable with a million dollar view! The kitchen and bathrooms were stocked with all the essentials. Our kids enjoyed playing the board games that were provided and we enjoyed a couple movies on the large TV in the family room. My few complaints (if you can even call them that) are small. I would have definitely liked a TV upstairs. Because we chose to cook our meals, I missed out on TV viewing while preparing dinner. The only TV is located on the bottom floor with the kids bedrooms. Also, the drive to the cabin is much more difficult than we planned. I know other renters have commented on the drive, but I really felt it would not have been an issue. I'm glad we arrived in the daylight. The drive did prevent us from going out in the evening as we wanted to make sure we were back before dark. This cabin would be absolutely perfect for some much needed 'down time'. It has the an amazing view and sitting on the deck enjoying my morning coffee was the best way to start my day. My only suggestion (and this our preference) is to have a way to secure the deck at the stairs. We were excited to be able to take our 2 small dogs but we were not comfortable enough to let them walk around the property on their own. We struggled to find a way to 'block' the 2 sets of stairs to keep them on the deck with us. Again, this is just our preference and certainly would not keep us from renting this beautiful home in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully designed home with amazing views.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here despite the rain. Loved everything about the place, plenty of room for everyone. Only one downside, some of the surrounding neighbors were questionable.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope that the rains cleared for you to take in the magnificent view. The home is on remote mountain and their are folks who live up their full time. As for the folks on the mountain, they may talk a little different, but the people we have met on the mountain are all very nice people--a bit 'country' up in Ellijay for sure, but we like that about the area.
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Fall Arts in the Park, Blue Ridge Oct 12-13th 2013

Ellijay Apple Festival 2012 Oct 12-13th, Oct 19-20th

Apple Picking (Red Barn, Penfolds, Aaron Mack, etc)

Corn mazes (Hillcrest Orchard, Uncle Shucks)

Pumpkin Farm (Burts)

Ridgeway Recreation (hikes, mountain biking, Carters Lake)

Fort Mountain (hiking, biking, horseback riding)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Ellijay, Carters Lake

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Leaf Season Prices
9 Sep 2016 - 3 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £21
Cleaning and Taxes £70
Refundable Damage Deposit £82

Please contact us if you have any questions about rates. We offer last minute booking discounts.

Firewood: From Oct-Mar we charge a $25 firewood fee. Firewood is expensive and we keep the home stocked for your use at the firepit and the fireplace.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ellijay in Georgia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master on Main - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Lower Level Guest - 1 Large Double Bed
    Lower Level Bunk - 1 Cot , 2 Bunk Bed , portable baby crib and side rails avail
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • water skiing
ipod docking station, stacked stone outdoor fire pit, tire swing, 1 bedroom cabin on property for extra space and playroom.

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