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

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cabin in Ellijay - Cartecay Hideaway

3 BR, 3 Bath, Basement Bar, Mirrored Jacuzzi, Screened Porch On River's Ed

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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Jane Harrison
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016

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 North Georgia Mountains

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.


based on 20 holidaymaker reviews

Cartecay Hideaway...Relax in comfort on the River!
average rating of 4.4 based on 20 reviews

Lovely and Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay so much, we sat by the fire or the river then entire time. Everything was as it is pictured with the exception for an updated TV in the living room and even a crock pot at our request. If only there had been some fish in the river it would have been perfect. We were so blessed to spend time together, and even our Yorkie had a great time exploring. This cabin was exactly what we needed, and we will definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outdoors experience

  • 4 of 5

Our daughter and grandson had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice sounds of the Cartecay River.

  • 3 of 5

We had a nice time at the Cartecay Hideaway cabin. The sounds of the river flowing were very soothing and enjoyable. The cabin is nicely decorated and spacious. The upstairs master suite was nice, however, we were under the impression that it was a bedroom, not a loft. It would have been nice to know ahead of time with two twelve year olds, therefore, there was not a lot of privacy. The mattress was rather hard and could probably use a pillow top cover. The porch off the master suite was nice, listening to the river below. A screen door would be a nice addition in order to hear the river below without any bugs coming in. Also the master suite bathroom only had a tub, not a shower. We used the shower on the main floor bathroom. The gameroom is downstairs off the garage, but the boys didn't seem to mind. The boys had a wonderful time playing in the river and skipping rocks. The deck over the river was also very nice. There are two cabins across the river. The only time we had any issues was when one cabin had guests who were quite loud and using profanity during the afternoon and after midnight, playing music and talking rather loudly. I think the water tends to carry sounds more. We saw lots of beautiful waterfalls and overlooks at Ft. Mountain State Park. We went to an underground lake in Sweetwater, TN called The Lost Sea Adventure and went white water rafting with Rolling Thunder River Company in Bryson City, NC. Overall this was a very nice place.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad these guests enjoyed the cabin, river, and the area. Our description of the bedrooms and bathrooms is accurate and does not mislead guests about the master in the loft and Jacuzzi tub only in the master bath. I encourage guests to read property descriptions so they are familiar with features of the house they reserve.
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quite cabin

  • 4 of 5

we had a nice time easy to find good roads lots of stairs with this cabin lol

loved creek beside house ,river to rough for pups to play in ,plus the big snake that lives there lol

missed not having a tv in bedrooms we all thought there was tvs in bed rooms ,full kitchen lots of pots and pans, silverware ect... would recommend this cabin we also saw dear right in the driveway 2 times

nice quit cabin thanks for sharing with us and our pups . c.m.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm pleased the guest enjoyed our river cabin! The "big snake" he observed is a banded water snake who's lived on the river bank for at least five years eating small fish and crayfish. It is harmless and non-venomous. Although the river runs swift after heavy rain, it usually calms down within a day. Most guests, their dogs and children enjoy wading, fishing and cooling off in this calm section of the Cartecay River. Our description of the cabin indicates there are two televisions, one in the living room, the other in the recreation/party room downstairs. I encourage prospective guests to thoroughly read property descriptions so they know all about the house they reserve.
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Loganville GA


  • 5 of 5

We have rented properties in the North Georgia mountains for many years. The setting here on the river may be at the top of the list. Beautiful river and very nice house also. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at this house on the Cartecay. The home is lovely and we had everything we needed for a week long stay. The beds are comfortable, the shower is nice and hot, the view is terrific, the kitchen is well appointed...what more do you need? Our dogs had a great week - just beware, the walk up the hill is not for the faint of heart!

Had a lovely shopping trip in Ellijay and don't miss Merceirs in Blue Ridge - great shopping! Hope to come back again when the weather is a trifle warmer.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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, North Georgia Mountains

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Peak season
1 May 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £164
Cleaning £70 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Ellijay in Georgia

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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