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Cartecay Hideaway...Relax in comfort on the River!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 BR, 3 Bath, Basement Bar, Mirrored Jacuzzi, Screened Porch

Cartecay River Hideaway

Wade Right in from our River Cabin this Summer! Go Leaf-looking, get a Bushel of Apples, Hike the Georgia Mountains this Fall! Enjoy the solace of the season serenaded by the rippling water just outside or step out for adventure on nearby hiking, biking and river trails.

Beautiful 3-bedroom, 3 bathroom log cabin with three decks right on the sparkling Cartecay River. Set a line from the deck at water’s edge or set a spell in a rustic rocking chair and hear the river’s chatter from our screened in porch or master bedroom balcony.

All pine log home is attractively furnished, with upstairs king master suite, mirrored jacuzzi tub, and private balcony overlooking the river. Two main floor full bedrooms, one with riverside screened porch, offer North Georgia décor in superb comfort.

Fully equipped kitchen opens out to bright, multi-window great room and office nook with vaulted ceiling and massive rock fireplace equipped with gas logs (not available in summer). Cable tv, high speed internet, wireless access, dvd player bring modern conveniences into our log cabin on the Cartecay.

Downstairs bar room (bring your own beverages) with beer fridge, foosball table, and game table opens up to patio beside the river.

All linens provided. Full size washer and dryer. Sleeps 6.

Cabin and local amenities: fish for trout from our riverbank or riverside deck. Prepare your favorite vacation and holiday meals in our fully equipped kitchen. Drive 15 minutes into downtown Ellijay for antiquing, dining, and enjoying small town charm.

Minutes from Ellijay’s Apple Alley, the Georgia Apple Restival (2nd & 3rd weekends of October) and local farm markets, Cartecay Vineyards, Amicalola Falls, Appalachian Trail, Benton MacKaye Trail and the charming small towns of Ellijay and Blue Ridge, plus some of the best hiking, mountain biking and hunting in the region.

Great hiking trails (Appalachian Trail, Benton MacKaye, Amicalola Falls State Park, Cohutta Wilderness and more) await your boots. Get your fat tires muddy on some of the best mountain bike trails in the southeast. Anglers enjoy trout fishing on the Cartecay, Noontootla, Toccoa, Ellijay and Coosawattee rivers.Nearby WMAs (Rich Mountain, Dawson Forest and Cohutta) provide ample hunting for deer, turkey, and feral hogs.

Enjoy apple harvest time with the Georgia Apple Festival (2nd & 3rd weekends in October) and family activities, petting zoos, tours, corn mazes and u-pick orchards at local apple houses. Leaf lookers enjoy colorful foliage from our back porch and on country roads, hiking trails and nearby state parks (Amicalola Falls and Fort Mountain).

Cartecay’s calling…come on up!

More Details

Property Manager
Jane Harrison
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Jane Harrison

That's me on my favorite rock just upstream from our river deck. I love to spend hours there in summer, reading, sunning or sipping a refreshing beverage. This is our favorite cabin, where the children frolicked and fished in the river and where we set out for fun and adventure in the mountains. The walls are adorned with trophies from their dad's hunts and river outings. Our memories are warm and anticipations high when our thoughts turn to Cartecay Hideaway.

Jane Harrison purchased this cabin in 1994

Why Jane Harrison chose Ellijay

There's no better place to enjoy the adventure in the Georgia mountains, small town charm, and solace of the river than this hideaway tucked in by the Cartecay.

What makes this cabin unique

The pine cabin has the warmth of wood from floor to ceiling and a sunny view of the Cartecay River from the den and screened in porch. A deck right on the river provides an al fresco dining table or a place to cast your line. The large mirrored Jacuzzi tub off the master bedroom offers a unique bathing experience. Hear and see the river run from the balcony off the master bedroom or the screened in porch beside a secondary bedroom downstairs. Head downstairs to a basement bar room reminiscent of a retro hunting lodge or bikers' retreat. Settle in the den on comfy sofas near the massive rock fireplace, sunny office nook, and fully equipped kitchen.


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

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • • Smoking is allowed outside only. Smokers must discard of all cigarette butts in trash receptacles or remove from premises.
  • • PETS are permitted only with prior approval. Guest must read and abide by Pet Addendum.
  • No refunds will be given for storms, inclement weather, power/utility outages caused by storms, downed trees or weather, or travel difficulty.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Located on main floor.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Jacuzzi , Located adjacent to master bedroom upstairs.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Located adjacent to basement bar room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Bedroom opens up to screened in porch overlooking river.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom in loft with balcony overlooking river.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Guests may bring their own non-motorized water craft to put in or take out on the river at the house. We recommend guests unfamiliar with the Cartecay River utilize a guide service or local outfitter.


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Cartecay Hideaway...Relax in comfort on the River!
average rating of 4.4857144 based on 35 reviews

Location is good

  • 3 of 5

Location is good and cabin is pretty cozy but it is not very clean. In my opinion housekeeping was not cleaning that place in a while so because of that not coming back but location is pretty good

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cabin for a getaway in nature

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this slice of heaven for the back half of Spring Break. We were thoroughly pleased! It was extremely clean and comfortable. A bonus was how well-stocked the kitchen was - we love to cook and we had all the tools we needed! The views from the decks were amazing. I can't recommend this place enough. We will be coming back in the summer when it's warm enough to get in the river! An extra thank you to Jane for quickly responding when my stepdaughter left her glasses after check out and for mailing them to us. Five stars for sure!!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a great stay

  • 5 of 5

Nice cabin with everything you need, great location right on the water. Fish weren’t biting but hard to complain while staying here. Would highly recommend especially for the price

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hephzibah, GA, USA

Loved our stay.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for Passover long weekend. The cabin is so cozy and everything we needed was there. We had a fantastic Passover dinner made right in the cabin kitchen, which was very well equipped with everything for an amazing meal. We fished off the deck and on the bank with no luck but luckily Cartecay Hideaway Cabin is close to everything and we were able to make a short drive to other near by fishing. We were blessed and brought back trout. Best trout we ever ate!!! Cook right on the bank with the grill provided! The whole cabin was so relaxing. The furniture and all the decor was very inviting and relaxing!! Thank you so much for sharing your home! We hope to be back again! PS. My doggos had a great time too!!!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blacklick, Ohio

Awesome overall stay thru month of March!

  • 4 of 5

The location on the Cartecay River was quite unique! The sound of the water was amazing!

The only down side was lack of a cell tower which made it challenging to connect on the phone however my husband had no problem being connected on line to his home office back in Ohio. The cabins location made it possible to visit Blue Ridge, Blairsville, Helen, Canton, Milton downtown Atlanta aquarium as well as nearby Chatanooga! You definetly want to hike Amacola Falls nearby!

Lots of awesome restaurants in Ellijay as well👍

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad our guest enjoyed their visit! There are cell towers in the area, however signals do not reach down by the river, where Cartecay Hideaway is located. Cell reception is available just up the hill. Many of our guests with newer cell phones or wireless calling aps are able to make and receive calls over the cabin wi-fi. We also provide two house phones, which can receive calls from anywhere and can make local only calls.
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The property was perfect! 100 times better than what we had initially expected.

  • 5 of 5

The location was ideal! It was a little off the beaten path, but close enough to everything! The fireplace was our favorite part. The views are amazing. I would come back again and I would recommend it to others!!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Ga. 515, Ga. 400
Car: necessary

The scenic Cartecay river flows through rural north Georgia east of the charming small town of Ellijay. The Cartecay draws kayakers and canoeists, anglers, and summer time 'tubers' to her mostly calm waters. En route to the cabin, guests often stop in Ellijay's 'Apple Alley' to buy fresh apples, peaches, and other seasonal produce. The Georgia Apple Festival, 2nd and 3rd weekends in October, is one of the southeast's largest craft fairs, attracting thousands of tourists both weekends. Fall tourists also enjoy scenic drives 'leaf looking' in the Georgia mountains. Our cabin is located about 20 minutes from the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail at Springer Mountain and is close to 3 game management areas where hunters seek deer, turkey, wild hogs and small game in season. Anglers fly fish just outside the door in the Cartecay river or take a scenic 15 minute ride to Noontootla Creek or 25 minute trip to the beautiful Toccoa River. Amicalola Falls State Park, about 20 minutes away, showcases one of the southeast's highest waterfalls in a well-maintained trail system. Numerous hiking and mountain bike trails give the outdoor person both challenging and easy perspectives on the Georgia mountains. Carter's Lake,

Fort Mountain State Park, and Lake Blue Ridge are all about a half-hour away. Unique restaurants, antique and craft shops, and traditional stores for all your vacation needs are just 15 minutes away in Ellijay. The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad stops in Blue Ridge, a vibrant mountain town 20 minutes up Ga. 515.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Ellijay, Georgia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Peak Season
1 May 2018 - 21 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Memorial Day Weekend
25 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
Independence Week
1 Jul 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
31 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
Apple Festival 1
12 Oct 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
Apple Festival 2
19 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
21 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
Christmas Holidays
22 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Years Holiday
30 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £148.52
Cleaning £63.12

No last minute deals. 12% tax and $200 refundable deposit added to event fees. $100 cleaning fee for 5+ nights and/or 5+ guests.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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