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'Just a Step Away' - a Very Private Cabin

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Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cabin in Ellijay - Just a Step Away

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This is a very private cabin on a beautiful large 3.5 acre lot. It is in a small community of larger plot mini farms along a secluded section of Stover Creek. This rustic and well maintained chink log cabin is in it's own valley and neighbors are out of view, even in winter months. The large screened porch, with a luxurious hot tub, faces the woods. The relaxing sounds of nature and rushing water will wash away the worries of city life.

Two full bedrooms, large loft and sofa beds provide sleeping for up to 6 adults comfortably. Two large bathrooms and a washer and dryer provide facilities for all guests’ cleaning needs. The kitchen is well appointed, including a large refrigerator, a dishwasher and a full size gas range and stove.

There is Direct TV, phone service and DSL WiFi, a sound system, and central heat and air. The atmosphere from a real wood burning stone fireplace, with a gas starter, makes it feel like camping without 'roughing it.' Firewood is provided.

This wonderful retreat is in the Blue Ridge Wildlife Management Area of the Chattahoochee National Forest, but is still only an hour and a half drive from Atlanta.

There are lots fun things to do in this area. Hiking abounds: the Benton MacKaye and the Appalachian Trails heads are about 12 miles away on Springer Mountain, and there are numerous hiking trails close by that lead to several waterfalls, a swinging bridge, and spectacular mountain views. Fishing opportunities in the numerous trout streams and in area mountain lakes are plentiful and cater to all skill levels. The kayaking and tubing opportunities on the Cartecay and Toccoa rivers are very close by and the shuttle services are inexpensive and easy to navigate. More challenging guided white water rafting is a short drive away, as well. Mountain bike trails and horseback riding are also easy to locate and enjoy.

Beautiful downtown Ellijay is about 15 miles away. Ellijay has numerous antique shops and art galleries and small eateries. Ellijay is host to an apple festival in October, while the numerous orchards are open all year long and have tours, some offer hayrides and petting areas for the kids. The city of Blue Ridge is about 25 miles from this cabin. Blue Ridge offers old-fashioned train rides along the Toccoa River and plenty of shops, restaurants and bars to enjoy as well. The entire area is rich with history and southern culture and charm.

The mountains of northwest Georgia are not overly touristy or trashy. The locals have character are pleasant and eager to please visitors. Simply driving through this naturally beautiful area is a scenic adventure. Come see for yourself, and I’m sure you’ll have a difficult time keeping this place a secret!

Keywords: private, frontage, creek, view, Ellijay, Aska, Blue Ridge, fishing, hot tub, screened porch, dogs, pets, Just a Step Away, log cabin, fireplace, romantic, wildlife, adventure, hiking, mountains, country, scenic.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Eric L Shaw
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2016
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About Eric L Shaw

I am an fly fisherman and hiker and throw pottery which I sell at art festival in the Atlanta area. Please feel free to ask me for some good fishing areas for your particular skill level or the location for some of my favorite hikes.

Eric L Shaw purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Eric L Shaw chose North Georgia Mountains

This is a very private and special place that relaxes me every time I make that turn off the main road on my way there.

What makes this cabin unique

I have the creek all to myself and don't have to share, the kitchen is easy to cook in, and the hot tub releases the aches and pains from a good days hiking or fishing in the many area streams filled with trout.


based on 56 holidaymaker reviews

'Just a Step Away' - a Very Private Cabin
average rating of 4.821429 based on 56 reviews

Just a Step Away always Great

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th time at Eric's Just a Strp Away cabin. This year I invited my wifes brother and his family to join us for the Ellijay Apple festival. We had such a great time and the comfort of this cabin makes it so enjoyable to return to after a long day. The hot tub is amazing to relax in with a cold beer or wine while a great dinner is being prepared. The kitchen has any possible utensil you would need along with both gas and charcole grills. It is so secluded and comfortable you will not want to leave. We will return for our 5th time next year.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great get away spot !

  • 4 of 5

The cabin and property are very nice . We enjoyed the privacy and the creek out back. The hot tub was great! . The cabin has everything you will need ,plenty of towels,blankets and pillows. The creek is beautiful and perfect to take a dip or sit in a chair by the shore to relax. I would rate this 5 stars if the bed would have been comfortable, the mattress is old and broken down and does not contribute to a good nights sleep. If you are looking for a place away from the hustle and bustle of the world, this is it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank for the good review. The master bedroom's mattress and boxsprings are less than 3 years old and top of the line bamboo, so I am confused by this comment. Many others guests comment to me the bed is very comfortable and my wife likes it better than the one at home. Every 6 months I rotate it, but it's a no-flip pillow-top. It's not due for a replacement for a few years and there are no dips in it.
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Wonderful Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

"Just a Step Away" cabin has it all! It is in a secluded, wooded spot where you can enjoy wildlife visits, a lovely creek with great water sound that fills the entire area with a feeling of relaxation, shady walking paths down to the creek, a fire pit, screened in back porch with a huge hot tub that is perfect after a day of hiking, and the cabin itself is just beautiful. The cabin was clean and stocked with everything you might need. The beds were cozy with plenty of pillows. The owner called during our stay to make sure everything was to our liking and was quick with a recommendation of some fun spots to hike and visit. This cabin was perfect to return to each evening after hiking rugged trails to soak our tired muscles in the hot tub, grill a nice big steak while sipping local strawberry wine in the evenings, and just listening to the musical sounds of the creek. I would recommend this cabin to anyone looking to get away from it all and wanting to enjoy the North Georgia mountains. We will be back again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is absolutely beautiful! It is VERY secluded and peaceful. You could stay a week and never see anyone if you wanted to. There was plenty of room for my family of 5. I hope to go back when it's cooler so that I can enjoy the porches.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We give it 10 stars!!

  • 5 of 5

It was an awesome weekend...enjoyed the natural beauty of the mountain getaway. The cabin was well stocked with everything we needed, very clean, and very comfortable..Eric was very helpful..thoroughly enjoyed..and hope to return next year!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cabin is charming

  • 3 of 5

The cabin has much to recommend it. 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms- it can handle a big family or extended family. Plus furry family members allowed. It is furnished with all you need. Linens, towels, and pretty much everything you need in the kitchen including big and small appliances. There are games for all ages. There is DirecTV and wifi internet but cell phone service was non-existent for T-Mobile . Cabin phone service was LOCAL calls only.

The only drawback for us was its isolated location, with a mile plus of single lane gravel road access.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you were able to enjoy the cabins rustic charms. "Just a Step Away" has 2 bedrooms and a sleeping loft. The pre-arrival information addresses communication concerns. I provide a land line phone service with WiFi DSL free of charge. There is a well maintained single lane gravel road leading to the cabin that provides good traction in rain and snow. A 4 wheel drive vehicle is not required to get to this secluded location.
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Ellijay is host to an apple festival in October, but some of the numerous orchards are open all year long and have tours; some offer hayrides for the kids. Old-fashioned train rides along the river or a visit to an ancient American Indian site can make for a relaxing time in the mountains


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Prices for this holiday cabin in Ellijay, North Georgia Mountains

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £246

I accept only US Dollars. All rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. The refundable deposit confirms you are scheduled on the calendar. The final rental payment results in the access codes and information about the property being sent by e-mail. If canceled 30 days or greater before arrival all money will be refunded. If canceled less than 30 days one night rental is forfeit.

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  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Ellijay in Georgia

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
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  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
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  • Coffee Maker ...
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  • Microwave ...
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  • Hob ...
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  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The master bath has the washer and dryer alcove. The second bathroom upstairs has the tub and shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
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  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Secluded screened porch within ear shot of a noisy creek.

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