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Beautiful Cabin Near Ellijay, GA Apple Houses near, Tube or Kayak From Cabin!

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

The Dragonfly on the Cartecay is the perfect romantic getaway or for someone who just wants to get away from it all. Relax, refresh, and rejuvenate in this custom two bedroom hideaway perched above the Cartecay River. The Dragonfly boasts many engagements, honeymoons, and now several return guests on their anniversaries.

Relax in the hot tub overlooking the trees above the Cartecay River, dine alfresco on the porch, roast smores in the fire pit down at the river, fish from the dock, or tube or kayak directly from the cabin. (WE DO NOT PROVIDE TUBES OR KAYAKS. Easily rented nearby at the Cartecay River Experience.)

In the evening, enjoy the custom lighting down to the river or rock on the porch and sip your favorite drink while listening to nature and the sound of the rapids. Don’t forget to wet your fishing line for fresh river trout or bream. You might even spot a river otter.

Guests love the tastefully decorated cabin which includes two bedrooms, two full baths, custom hickory cabinets throughout, fully kitted kitchen with custom lighting and granite countertops. The gas log fireplace awaits a cozy fire and you!

Fall guests stay in the perfect cabin for visiting Ellijay’s best apple houses as they are only a stone’s throw away on highway 52. Year round enjoy the best wines at Cartecay Vineyards, only three miles down the road, where you’ll find delicious local wines and entertainment.

No matter what time of year you visit The Dragonfly, its magical and ideal setting is sure to please.

NOTE- road to the cabin is gravel and easy terrain. No need for special vehicle.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Peggy

We are a couple with 3 beautiful West Highland terriers (all rescues). We offer our cabin as dog friendly to responsible pet owners like ourselves. Sorry- no cats. (Please, no smoking anywhere on the property.)

Peggy purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Peggy chose Ellijay

This tastefully decorated cabin is the perfect romantic getaway or just getaway! Perched above the Cartecay River you can fish, tube, or kayak. The hot tub is warm and waiting for you OR roast marshmallows over the fire in the stone fire pit at the river's edge. You are a stone's throw from the Cartecay Vineyards and the fabulous apple houses on HWY 52. Perfect location.

What makes this cabin unique

Whether you come winter, spring, summer, or fall, this cabin beckons you with lovely mountain laurel and hardwoods to the river. Custom outdoor lighting down to the river and on the dock allow for long lazy evenings. Swing on the many swings on the property and read a good book.


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

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 bathrooms Master- washer and dryer in closet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Two bedrooms
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • water tubing
Initial supply of: Shampoo and soap Paper towels Toilet paper Dish soap Dish washer soap


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Beautiful Cabin Near Ellijay, GA Apple Houses near, Tube or Kayak From Cabin!
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 34 reviews

Perfect and elegant base camp for day hiking in the north Georgia mountains

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our spring time stay - all the comforts of home, and the woods were beginning to come alive with blossoming trees. We especially enjoyed relaxing in the rockers on the deck after a long day of hiking. Location is central enough to reach a lot of fantastic day hikes -- including the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi! Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Auburn, Alabama

Amazing Weekend Away!!

  • 5 of 5

The Dragonfly was wonderful and we are beyond happy. My girlfriend and I got engaged there and it's a beautiful setting for relaxation and/or getting out and being active. Top notch owners as well!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations! We are so happy you loved the cabin and have special memories here. Great renters!
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Atlanta, GA

Amazing Riverside Proposal

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a great experience we had at the Dragonfly. The cabin is in immaculate condition with all the amenities and cooking appliances one could imagine. The cabin's property literally backs right up to the river. Riverside they have a porch and a firepit, so you can roast marshmallows and enjoy a quiet night with wine listening to the river pass over the rocks.

Peggy and Darrell went above and beyond, and then beyond that, in preparing the cabin for my surprise proposal weekend. The plan was to arrive to the cabin by canoe and have a big marriage proposal sign on the riverside porch, with a cameraman in a tree and local delicacy basket inside. Peggy and Darrell had to arrange all of this and they did a fantastic job. My then Girlfriend had no idea how I pulled it all off and I couldn't have without Peggy and Darrell's support!

I highly recommend staying at the Dragonfly and my Fiancee and I will be coming back for years to come.

Thanks again,


  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael, We loved being part of the proposal surprise. You really pulled it off in great style. We are so happy for you and Alix. Your creativiity will be talked about for years as you marry and grow a family. This proposal was one for the books!! Thank you and please visit the Dragonfly again!
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Took my girlfriend for a nice relaxing getaway. The cabin was was extremely nice and had everything you need. We enjoyed the Hot tub each night with a fire going right next to us. Each afternoon we enjoyed the deck that sits right on the river! It was such a great spot that this is where I decided to propose to my wonderful girlfriend!! The river, location and lighting of the deck made it such a wonderful place. Peggy was an excellent host and easy to contact with any questions you might have. She even called us the first night to make sure everything was perfect. This place will always be special to us and we can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations on your engagement! What a perfect spot down by the river to propose. Next is the honeymoon and then the anniversary at the Dragonfly!! We love guests like you and want to thank you for chosing our cabin when there are so many to choose from.
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Valdosta, Ga


  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at the Dragonfly. It is decorated nicely and was so cozy! We enjoyed the hot tub each night while our dogs were safely gated in on the porch with us. Peggy, the owner was really nice and easy to communicate with. She even called to check and make sure that everything was perfect at the cabin. I would highly recommend this cabin to anyone, especially people that travel with their furkids!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful & Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I loved staying at this beautiful cabin. It is a great getaway that is quiet and relaxing. The location makes it easy to get to all of the surrounding towns and Amicalola Falls. The hot tub was perfect at the end of the day. Our dog enjoyed every minute and loved being on the enclosed porch. Peggy was very helpful in the entire process. We had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please come see us again. We love responsible pet owners and so happy you loved the Dragonfly as much as we do!
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This cabin is not far from Cartecay Vineyards and near most of the wonderful apple houses off hwy 52.

Please note: feel free to ask if there are any discounts or specials at this time, however we do not negotiate prices. Sometimes we get people wanting to rent way below posted prices. We have our cabin priced at fair value and we do not dicker. Thank you.


Prices & Availability

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £57.39

Please note holiday pricing and number of days required to book during holidays.

Also- you will be emailed terms and conditions. Note- This property is non-smoking, both in the cabin and on the grounds of the property.

50% due when making booking.
20 days from arrival, remainder is due.
100% due if booking within 20 days.
No cancellations within 20 days of reservation.
Please know our cabin is more than fairly priced. Do not ask to negotiate prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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