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'ONCE UPON A TIME', let your next adventure begin here!

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cabin in Ellijay - 'Once Upon A Time'

sleeps 9.

Our cabin is located only an hour north of Atlanta, and 15 minutes from Blue Ridge, in the North Georgia mountains. A great year round get-a-way where you can kick back and relax from our front deck, with a seasonal mountain view, or the back deck overlooking the forest treetops.

Furnished with everything you need for your visit. Our cabin comfortably sleeps 8. Three bedrooms,two with queen bed and the other with two twin beds. There are 3 full baths and a sleeping loft with day bed,also a game room, pub table, foosball,air hockey table, washer and dryer and computer station with free internet. There is a beautiful gas fireplace for those cool mountain nights.

On the back deck you will find a gas grill, free standing fire pit, dining area, swing and rocking chairs. For your indoor enjoyment there are four televisions, MP3 Player, DVD player with an assortment of movies, board, dice and card games. This is a smoke-free environment. It is pet friendly for pets up to 25 lbs, for a $35 pet fee. Cabin is located only 5 minutes from Coosawattee Fish Trap Park where you can enjoy swimming, fishing and kayaking. Across the unique suspension bridge in the Fish Trap Park you will find a dog park and beautiful swimming pool. You don't even have to leave the Coosawattee River Resort to find lots of amenities to enjoy. There is the Rec Center with state of the art gym, tennis and basketball courts, miniature golf and heated indoor pool. At the General Store you can make arrangements for tubing, enjoy a snack and visit the lovely gift shop. No matter what time of year you visit will find an abundance of wildlife within the resort. There is always something going on in the neighboring towns of Blue Ridge, Dahlonega, Blairesville and Helen. Amicalola Falls and Fort Mountain State Park are close by for exploring. Ellijay is the Apple Capital of Georgia. In the Fall is the annual Apple Festival where you can enjoy picking your own apples and browsing the Arts and Crafts Fair. The nearby Carter's Lake, is the largest lake in Georgia and offers fishing, boating and swimming. Whitewater rafting and zip-lining is also available for the adventure lover.

HOORAY 3/1614 added new game room with flat screen TV and AIR Hockey Table.

If more than eight people stay in the property, you will be charged $20 per person per night for each additional person.

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

Jolana Anderson & Tim Dooling
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016
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About Jolana Anderson & Tim Dooling

We are Tim and Jolana, and our little dog named Spanky, who is pictured above. We are former Floridians who lived in South Florida our entire lives. We moved to north Georgia, to to escape the hustle and bustle, over 20 years ago. We retired two years ago and purchased our 'Once Upon A Time' cabin in the lovely mountain town of Ellijay about a year ago. Since then we spent many hours preparing our cabin to make it as beautiful, cozy and inviting as possible. We hope you enjoy spending some time at our 'Once Upon A Time' cabin ........where your next adventure begins.

Jolana Anderson & Tim Dooling purchased this cabin in 2011

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for affording us the opportunity ! We very much so enjoyed

ourselves ! We will definitely be back !
Jul 2016
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based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

'ONCE UPON A TIME', let your next adventure begin here!
average rating of 4.6875 based on 60 reviews
Tallahassee, Florida

Beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

Had fun with the Foosball table and air hockey table! Loved the ease of getting in the driveway and the pool was a very short drive from the cabin. Everything we needed and wanted was available! Comfortable beds! Definitely would stay again!

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

  • 4 of 5

This cabin was absolutely great!! Location was excellent. Loved seeing the deer walking around each morning. Cabin was fully loaded with everything you could need!! Will definitely stay again !

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place, good location and nice owners

  • 5 of 5

Such a great property to recommend to anyone. The proximity to the water was the highlight for the kids as well as the many deer that we were able to observe right from the house. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing COZY BIG Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Thank " Once Upon a Time " you for our stay we have been loving every bit of our time here. I can't believe how clean this cabin is..we have stayed at others and this is by far the most cleanest, cozy, and so welcoming. We didn't even need to bring anything because the owners have everything you need here..so pack light! Even a Playstation for the kids, tons of dvds for kids and adults, air hokey table, tons of board games, just so much to do in the cabin that you don't even need to venture out! All the beds were really comfortable and linens smelled so fresh! Owners were very pleasent to work with. So thank you again for having us , we will return in the spring hopefully. I can't imagine staying anywhere else. Give your cleaning crew a big thumbs up , Oh! We loved the fire pit at night for smores and hot dogs! Pool! Lakes! Easy access to everything, even cabin..no need for a 4x4. Car is fine.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Chute. WI - 30 miles S of the Green Bay Pac


  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed both stays at "once Upon A Time" and we're looking forward to another get-away in beautiful GA. Although from WI we always enjoy our visits to the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The area offers so many exciting activities. So much to see and do and never enough time. Thats why we return, we've found a lovely cabin that feels like home, thanks to its owners Jolana and Tim.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute cabin with attention to every detail

  • 5 of 5

We had two families of 4 staying at this very nicely decorated cabin. We had plenty of room to spread out and have privacy with the three separate levels and three full bathrooms. This cabin has attention to detail from doggie bowls, staple food supplies such as catsup, mustard, sugar, and coffee, towels and linens, laundry soap, dishsoap, and paper goods. There is even a first aid box which came in handy. We loved the cabin from the moment we opened the door with such cute decorations and all the comforts of home. During our stay we utilized the swimming pool and fishing pond. We also went out of the resort to go horseback riding, ziplining, white water rafting, and hiking. The north Georgia mountains are beautiful. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Longhorn Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Whitepath public golf course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Blue Ridge Sightseeing Train, Blue Ridge, Ga
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Ruby Tuesday
Car: necessary

Located in the Coosawattee River Resort, a gated community, in the Chattahoochee National Forest region.

Ellijay's downtown area, on the courthouse square, offers a variety of antique shops, restaurants, and local businesses. The Ellijay Apple Festival, the 2nd and 3rd weekends in October attracts visitors from many states. The entire months of October, and early November, offer a chance to visit the many local apple orchards and pick your own apples. After all Ellijay is the Apple Capital or Georgia. There are many additional festivals in the neighboring towns of Blue Ridge, Helen, Dahlonega and Cheery Log. There are wonderful hiking opportunities where visitors can enjoy the many beautiful waterfalls in the area such as Amicalola Falls. For the thrill seeker there is white water rafting near by. In Blue Ridge, only 15 minutes north, the Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad takes visitors on a leisurely half day ride through the beautiful north Georgia mountains. There are also two zip lines in the area. Visitors do not have to leave the Coosawattee River Resort to have a great time. The amenities offered include 3 swimming pools ( 1 is a heated indoor pool), fishing, tubing, kayaking, a recreation center that has a complete gym, tennis court, pool, game room, miniature golf, and basketball court.

The General Store offers a wide variety of supplies, snacks and gifts. There are vineyards in the area to enjoy fine wine tastings and tours.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Ellijay, North Georgia Mountains

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
New Years
30 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

gate fee £21
Pet Fee £37
Cleaning fee £82
Tax Rate 12.0%

cleaning fee 90.00
Cancellation fee: if you cancel reservation less than 15 days
days before arrival, a one nights rental cancellation fee plus ten dollars credit card transaction fee of ten dollars for a total of one hundred fifty dollars
Reservation request requires at least a forty eight hours advance notice. We have a max capacity of nine people.
The pet fee for a thirty five pound dog maximum weight is an additional forty five dollars. One dog only.
Dogs weighing over 35 lbs will be considered at an additional cost.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Ellijay in Georgia

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom/bedroom/game room downstairs
  • Bathroom 1 master has double sinks tub and shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 roll away bed
  • Queen size Beds 2, Twin or Single Beds (3) sleeper sofa-1, and roll away bed 1.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Check out time is 10:am. Check in time is anytime after 3:pm.

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