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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

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 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
20 November, 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 Ellijay

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.



Guest Feedback Entered by Homeowner
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
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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

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Shady River Retreat --The Best Vacation EVER!!!!
average rating of 4.873016 based on 82 reviews
5

So much more than a retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Shady River is so much more than a Retreat - we truly felt like we were in a small slice of mountain paradise. We have travelled quite a bit all over the world with our 3 daughters and the Elwood's cabin was the perfect getaway barely more than an hour from our TN home. We had everything we needed in a clean and well-appointed cabin - lots of space in the bedrooms for everyone to spread out, excellent layout of the den/dining room/open kitchen which connects to the huge screened-in porch where we had all of our meals together at the picnic table. The pool table downstairs was a huge hit!

The property is set on a private road so traffic is minimal and neighbors are very friendly. We roasted marshmallows for smores around the firepit each night and lazed about in the Adirondack chairs while the kids played around the riverbank. We brought our Enoo hammocks and were able to set up two between two trees to continue our relaxing weekend. The owners have provided a bunch of tubes for water play, and we walked a ways up the river and put in alongside an open stretch of road for a "long enough" tube ride that was both over calm and small rapids which deposited us right in front of the house.

The photos really are not able to encompass the breadth of what the property has to offer... in addition to a nice soak in the covered hot tub. The hot tub was on and music was playing for us as we arrived - that was a nice touch for kickstarting the weekend! We saw tons of deer and although my husband didn't catch any fish (don't forget to get your GA fishing license), he more enjoyed the peacefulness of the process. Perfect weekend, thanks for your hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review! We also feel it is a small slice of paradise and while it's not far at all from two major cities--Chattanooga and Atlanta, it feels worlds away. Glad you enjoyed some family time together and hope to host you all in the future.--The Elwood Family
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5

October 2017

  • 5 of 5

Great place, we loved the house especially the big porch. It rained one day but we were happy on the porch and the kids never felt shut in. Beautiful place would recommend to everyone except maybe people who have trouble with stairs. Thanks for sharing your home we hope to go back next year.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seabrook Island, SC
5

Resting and Relaxing on the River

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week at This wonderful river retreat! There’s so much to do, I wish we could stay another week or two so we could see more of it. The Nearby Apple festival was great for getting the family in the mood for fall. We enjoyed one day on Lake Carter where we rented a pontoon boat. The views were wonderful. It took a full day to see all the unique shops downtown. Highly recommend Lee’s for lunch. We also enjoyed a day at the Casino which was about 45 minutes away. The cabin was very clean and well-stocked. The views of the river are breathtaking! A+. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the lovely review. Carter's Lake sounds like a day well spent in Ellijay! Also, haven't had a chance to try Lee's but will have to check that out next time we're up. Hope you had a great trip home. Until next time!
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Peaceful Mountain Retreat!

  • 4 of 5

Our family loved our stay at this mountain cabin by the river. The cabin was very clean and cozy. My favorite part was sitting on the porch swing, drinking coffee, and listening to the river below. The only thing I would change is the bed in the master bedroom. It was a bit small for us. We made some wonderful family memoriess and plan on coming back soon !

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. Hope to hear from you all again very soon!
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Nashville, TN
5

Great riverside retreat

  • 5 of 5

2nd time here. Great place to do nothing.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: September is a great time to take a breather before we enter into the busy Holiday season. Glad you could take time to rest. Looking forward to hosting you in the future. The Elwood Family
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5

Exceptional opportunity for families to make memories

  • 5 of 5

Our young granddaughters (6 and 9) really enjoyed the various opportunities to play in the water--from the cabin's hot tub to the resort's indoor swimming pool. Evenings around the campfire along the river were special times for the entire family. (Does anyone want another s'more?) All three generations had so much fun that we are already planning our return trip next year. And next time, we are definitely going tubing down the river!!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Ellijay, Georgia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£450
for 2 nights
From
£140
£1,008
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £37.74 + Tax
cleaning £113.23 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £44.54
Tax Rate 12.0%

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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