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'Just a Step Away' - a Very Private Cabin

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cabin
People
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

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

Owner
Eric L Shaw
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2017

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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(62 traveller reviews)

'Just a Step Away' - a Very Private Cabin
average rating of 4.83871 based on 62 reviews
5

Very quite and cozy get away!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed our stay here at this cabin. It was quiet and secluded so me and my family really had a chance to get away from the every day hustle and bustle of life. We enjoy the hot tub every night, the end door fireplace as well as the sound of the creek just steps away from the cabin. The owner of the property Eric was very easy to talk with and was very quick and responses with any questions we may have had. We would definitely stay here again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just a Step Away is most definitely a VERY PRIVATE CABIN

  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my me time. I booked the cabin because, for a week, I had to be quiet (no talking) after vocal cord surgery. I explained that up front to Eric and he was very accommodating. The cabin was easy to find, clean, comfortable, well equipped, stocked, and ready to move in. It was only me on this trip, but the cabin had 2 king sized beds, a queen-sized bed in the loft and a full pull out couch. Even though the cell reception is non-existent in the cabin (he lets you know this upfront), the wi-fi internet connection allows texts and some phone calls to come thru and allowed me to still communicate with co-workers.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the electricity in the "subdivision" (I never saw another cabin nearby) went out. I drove to the Dollar Store (10-minute drive) to get some forgotten goodies, and got in touch with Eric. He was very responsive (via text. . . I wasn't supposed to speak), and even called me to verbalize what was happening, with the understanding that all I could do was listen.

When visiting the cabin, keep in mind that it is on a well, and if not used to well water, you may want to bring bottled water. There was a Brita pitcher in the Fridge. It was nearly winter when I visited so I didn't spend much time outside, but I can only imagine how peaceful it would be sitting on the porch listening to the rush of the water in the warmth of the air in Spring and Summer. There was plenty of firewood available, 2 mountain bikes for use, and a very relaxing hot tub. All in all, I had a great time by myself, and will definitely consider Eric's cabin on my next "me time" trip. Thanks for helping me heal!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect cozy little cabin tucked in the woods

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the cabin this weekend! We decided to book the. Ought before and Eric accommodated our last minute request. Couldn't have asked for a better place to get away and unwind by a nice fire. The cabin doesn't have cell service so make sure to forward your calls to the cabin landline. Internet worked perfectly. Also, when driving there the first time you might want to go when it's daylight so you can see how to get to the cabin. It's pretty deep in the woods. There is a nice creek to walk to in the backyard and the hot tub is great. We didn't really do anything special except go to the shops downtown, the perfect not-so-far vacation from Atlanta.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic get away!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin exceeded our expectations. A hike in the woods, the soothing sounds of running water and a fire were just what we needed to ease the stresses of every day life.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Vacation Cabin

  • 5 of 5

My family has rented vacation homes via this site for years. This one is in our top 5 favorite and most well stocked spots. The owners really have thought of everything! Thanks so much! We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Property! Better than we imagined!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cabin! The property was beautiful with a stream for the kids to play in. The cabin was much bigger than we imagined and had plenty of room for everyone. There were lots of extras in the cabin so we had everything we needed. A great vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fabulous! so happy you and your family enjoyed the special charms of this cabin rental.
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Location

R & A Orchards
"Good place to buy local produce! close to "Just a Step Away""
Walker's Pies and Bar-B-Que
"Closest Bar-B-Que to "Just a Step Away". Pretty good place to take out. Open when Poole's is..."

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 & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Ellijay, North Georgia Mountains

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
£203
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£102
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£102
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£609
£2,437
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £244

I accept only US Dollars. All rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. The first or full payment 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 14 days or greater before arrival 100% of your money will be refunded. If canceled more than 7 days 50% will be refunded.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Ellijay in Georgia

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The master bath has the washer and dryer alcove. The second bathroom upstairs has the tub and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Secluded screened porch within ear shot of a noisy creek. A primitive fire pit for guest to make a campfire, when appropriate and when the fire will be tended to by responsible adults. There is a horse shoes set under the porch as well to setup in the yard. There are lawn chairs and axes and a rake and shovel under the porch if you need them, as well. Be safe, take care!

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