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Shady River Retreat --The Best Vacation EVER!!!!

People9
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Space 2,085 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Indoor Pool
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 9; 3 queen beds, 1 futon, 1 twin

Reconnect as you enjoy a simpler pace of life at this secluded waterfront destination located within the Coosawattee River Resort!

Listen to the river's 'concert', gather around the cozy fireplace, sink into Adirondack chairs at the riverside fire ring, or relax in the hot tub. Experience nature's serenity while fly fishing, tubing, playing pool, or losing yourself in a book. This log cabin, with its charming mountain décor and comfortable furnishings, is the perfect escape from your daily routine. Feel worlds away from it all with Chattanooga and Atlanta only a short trip away. Yes, internet access is available for those who can't live without it.

More Details

Owner
Jennifer Elwood
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
29 March, 2017

About Jennifer Elwood

Our family consists of two Atlanta area professionals with three children who keep us very, very busy. We understand the value of precious vacation time and how necessary it is to get away from the hectic day to day.

Jennifer Elwood purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Jennifer Elwood chose North Georgia Mountains

We chose this cabin because we love to sit on the front porch or near the fire pit and listen to the river rapids. The North Georgia mountains offers our family an opportunity to escape the business of suburban living, but is close enough to take advantage of on a regular basis.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just a short note to let you know we really enjoyed our vacation at the cabin. The Smores were a nice surprise especially since my granddaughter asked me on the way there if I remembered to bring marshmallows. The water was a very nice surprise. Your pictures do not show how beautiful it really is.



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Oct 2009
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Ellijay in Gilmer County

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2085 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • river
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Jacuzzi
    Main Level - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Basement Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom in Loft - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Futon--Loft Bedroom
    Bedroom off of deck - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , Pack & Play
    Basement bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • 3 bedroom, 3 bath 3 queen beds, 1 futon in loft area, 1 twin bed in basement
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Gated Community
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Decking
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Wireless internet

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(53 traveller reviews)

Shady River Retreat --The Best Vacation EVER!!!!
average rating of 4.8679247 based on 72 reviews
5

Our Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Jennifer and Lonnie for opening up your cabin for our fabulous family vacation!! This was such a relaxing time where we could all reconnect with each other. Our two sons, their wives and our three little grandchildren - Noah 5 1/2 years, Brannon almost 5 years and Natalie almost 3 years old really enjoyed the river. Tubing was such an adventure and wading/playing in the cool water was refreshing. We enjoyed walking and exploring and took tons of pictures. We loved the camp fire and making s'mores. One day was spent riding the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway but otherwise we did not feel the need to go anywhere else. There were plenty of games at the cabin but would recommend bringing additional paper supplies and your own body wash/soap. Stocking up before you settle in is best because you won't want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you all enjoyed your stay. I hope you guys left with many happy memories for years to come!
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Atlanta, Ga
5

Excellent vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at your cabin. It was perfectly located on the river and in a beautiful resort. Although we did not catch any fish we all enjoyed the scenery and touring through the town of Ellijay and Carters Lake. Our dog, Cocoa, had a great time swimming in the river and hiking through the woods.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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McDonough, Georgia
4

Great!

  • 4 of 5

What a wonderful experience! We have stayed here several times now and its been a peaceful time every time. Cannot say enough thanks for letting our family enjoy your cabin!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Relaxing Retreat

  • 4 of 5

We had a very relaxing few days on the river. The roads in and out are quite narrow and the last part is on a gravel road. However, we had no trouble in a minivan. As it was only my wife and I we had ample space. In fact, we only used the main level and never used the upstairs or downstairs. Jennifer allowed us to bring our 4 Golden retrievers to the cabin. They had a great time. As Jennifer predicted, the dogs loved the screened in porch that over looked the river. In the mornings we went for long hikes with the dogs. Afterwords we would go to visit Blue Ridge, Ellijay, Dahlonega etc. with the dogs as the towns are all very dog friendly. Shops have water bowls outside and there are several restaurants with outside terraces which allow dogs. In the afternoons we returned to the cabin and took the dogs swimming in the water (we brought our own dog towels). Each evening we cooked at the cabin. It was nice to have the grill on the deck and it came with an extra propane tank. The equipment in the kitchen was basic but serviceable. A couple of things missing was a toaster and wine glasses (there was a single wine glass). We looked all over for the toaster but couldn't find one! Anyway, it was not a big deal as a quick trip to the store and we bought an inexpensive toaster and a dozen wine glasses that we left at the cabin. We enjoyed visits to the Blue Ridge Brewery and Grumpy Men brewery. One afternoon we went to Amicalola Falls. I walked to the top with 3/4 dogs which was good exercise for all. There are lots of deer around, a resident heron that fishes just outside the cabin and twice I watched from the porch as an osprey caught fish from the river. I am a photographer so I got several good photos.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review our cabin. It sounds like you really enjoyed spending time in the outdoors. How kind of you to replenish the wine glasses and toaster. We do our best to stay on top of items needing restocking and appreciate our guests so much for letting us when we can provide the best set up for a great getaway. Please come back again soon to enjoy the peaceful surroundings and opportunities to take really great pictures!
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5

We had a wonderful time. Great to be so close to the river.

  • 5 of 5

We fished and caught 6 catfish. We used the tubes available at the property. There was a night of live music at the General Store. Loved the deer. They are so abundant and tame. Very relaxing to sit on the screened in porch or sit by the fire on the river. Thank you so much.

The jets on the hot tub were not working, even after the sauna people came to replace the cover and work on it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing stay!! BUT..

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cabin for a class reunion with old friends we loved everything about it. The river right in front was so peaceful the house was breathtaking inside and out. The hot tub out back was so refreshing. There is so much more space than what pictures on here show. Everything was perfect up in till the very last hour of our stay. There is a hand written sign on the fridge that has a number to let know if we had decided to leave early(before 10am). In the renters information I received. It stated check in at 4pm check out at 11am. So 10am on check out day arrived and we were "greeted" (more like forced) to leave because on the handwritten piece of paper it said 10am checkout. Her words. There was two individuals who came the man was very kind the women was very rude unprofessional and the stain on what was a perfect trip. What it seem liked is that she just wanted to get her day out of the way as fast as possible regardless of how much time we had left on our rent which we paid for. This didn't happen till the very last hour of our stay. Besides the vile women banging on our door it was perfect. This cabin is paradise I just hope the help is changed for the future renters to enjoy and leave comfortable unlike we where not able to.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I truly hate that your departure was rushed. That is absolutely not how we do things and we would love to make that up to you during your next stay at the Shady River Retreat. I will review all of our information in the Hospitality App to ensure there is no confusion with check in/check out times so this does not happen again. In between bookings, we often extend late check outs as a courtesy for guests as we know we, ourselves, wouldn't want to have to leave the comfort of the cabin in a hurry. You guys were fabulous guests and I hope to host you again in the future!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Ellijay, Georgia

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£473
for 2 nights
From
£146
£1,058
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £40 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £48
cleaning £121 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Check in 4 pm and check out of 10 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Location

Cantaberry Restaurant
"Great little place for lunch! Great dessert. Not much seating, so plan for a small party o..."
Swan Drive In Theatre
"A must do with kids. Plan on arriving early in the evening. Bring a football and picnic di..."
Mercier Orchards
"Apple picking in the fall, great gift shop and deli year round."
Huck's General Store
"Give the kids a few dollars each to buy old fashioned candy/treats. After, go mining for ge..."
Rolling Thunder River Company Ocoee River Rafting Center
"For those with tweens and teens"
The Blue Ridge Canopy Adventure
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
"Special rides with Santa at Christmas"
Blue Ridge Brewery
"Live music"
Harvest on Main
"Haven't been there myself so can't provide a fully informed rating here. "
Coosawattee River Tubing Company
"Good potato salad"
Amicalola Falls
"Great for hiking and for enjoying with all ages!"
Gibbs Gardens
Blue Ridge
"Several art galleries featuring local artists."
Tellus Science Museum
"Fantastic Science museum without the crowds, perfect for families."
Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery Restaurant
"The only reason I give this 4 stars is that I haven't been here. If you've been to the Cali..."
Charlie's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
North Georgia Premium Outlets
Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Hartsfield-Jackson Airport/ Atlanta
Car: recommended

Ellijay, Georgia is a quaint town with several antique shops and restaurants. Outdoor activities abound--including hiking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, taking a ride on the scenic railway, fishing and tubing. Carter's Lake is just a few miles away for water skiing, wake boarding, and fishing. With so many activities in Coosawattee River Resort, you probably will not want to leave!

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