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Waterfront Lodge- Over 750' Riverfront, Hot Tub, Pool Table, Porches in Ellijay

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,600 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxury Waterfront and Privacy!!! 750 Feet on River, Porches, Hot Tub, Pool Table

This unique house offers you more riverfront than almost any cabin in Coosawattee, sitting in the middle of 3 adjoining riverfront lots giving you over 750+ feet of water frontage on the beautiful North Georgia Trout river, Mountaintown Creek.

Feel free to explore the property to the right of the lodge with its many trails and secret fishing spots. The house is private and secluded with all the space you need to get away from it all. Across the river from this house is a nature preserve, so you have lots of privacy.

Home is 3600+ square feet in the main living area with 2000+ square feet of covered porches. If you bring the kids along, they are going to love the huge yard and Gorilla play set.

There are 3 king size bedrooms and a media room with 2 “full” sized futons. We also have a bunk room (queen/twin and a double/twin) with a shuffle board table that will accommodate 4-6 people.

Kitchen has a large granite counter tops and island which are great for parties and serving large parties. The stainless-steel appliances are new and the kitchen is fully stocked.

Two sets of high efficiency new washer dryers on the main and lower level of the house.

The bathrooms are amazing with granite counter tops and custom natural stone showers and Jacuzzi garden tubs.

Entertainment for the home includes a new seven-person sunken hot tub complete with LED lighting on the porch, Foosball, and shuffle board table.

We turned the loft into a man cave with a professional billiards table and large comfy couches.

In the evenings, you can enjoy yourself besides one of the many fireplaces or huddle around the large fire pit area next to the river’s edge.

There are five large flat screen TV's spread across the bedrooms, futon room and the living room over the fireplace. We have SMART TV's, DISH Cable and Wi-Fi.

The Coosawattee River Resort is located just a few miles off Hwy 515 outside of Ellijay and East Ellijay, Georgia in the beautiful north Georgia mountains. The Resort provides the perfect weekend vacation getaway and is just a short drive from Atlanta,

Chattanooga, and Murphy, NC.

The Coosawattee River Resort is a 5,500+ acre nature preserve that leisurely meanders along two beautiful rivers - Coosawattee River and Mountaintown Creek. The Coosawattee River Resort is a great community offering an extra layer of safety and convenience from the 24/7 gated security.

There are plenty of things to do in the area, including all kinds of lake and river water sports, hiking, mountain biking, antique and crafts shopping, scenic drives, and golf. Our Georgia mountain cabin offers privacy, peace and quiet, and cool mountain breezes, and is just minutes from the shops and restaurants in Ellijay and the Blue Ridge area.

Come spend a weekend or longer in our log cabin and feel the cares of everyday life slip away. We hope you will make “Trickey Trout River Lodge” your second home in the mountains and will return again and again. If you need room for larger groups add our other cabin "Trout Trap" VRBO - #109998 which is not far down the road and on the same river. PS- You can tube from one cabin to the next!

Please bookmark our site and come back often. Thank you for considering us and we hope to see you soon!

More Details

Amy Padgett
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Amy Padgett

We are a family of 6 from Milton, GA with 3 boys and a girl. We have another house in Coosawattee, the Trout Trap Lodge - VRBO #109998. We have just purchased two additional river houses that are side by side giving you your own private compound. When we are finished remodeling, we will introduce "The Twins"

Amy Padgett purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Amy Padgett chose Ellijay

The word “Ellijay” is an Anglicized form of a Cherokee word, perhaps meaning "place of green things" or "many waters." This would make a lot of sense considering this is the place where the Ellijay and Cartecay Rivers meet forming the Coosawattee River. The Coosawattee and Mountaintown come together and flow into Carter’s Lake: A gorgeous recreational lake developed by the Corps of Engineers. This region abounds with wildlife, including deer, wild turkeys, bears, eagles, and hawks. The Rivers are a favorite for trout fishermen or feel free to our stocked fishing pond within the resort.

What makes this cabin unique

We love coming to Ellijay and the fact that it is so close is a big bonus for us. Our kids love playing in the water, riding dirt bikes and fishing. It is so nice to be in the mountains and on the river in a place that feels so remote but you are less than 15 minutes from shops, restaurants, and grocery stores.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for letting us rent your beautiful & spacious cabin. I celebrated my 60th birthday with my 3 grown children coming from Savannah, Atlanta & Ringold & their families. We had a wonderful time. We will definitely want to rent again.
Jan 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Ellijay in Gilmer County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Top Floor Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Main Level Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Terrace Level Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Two beautiful Master Bathrooms with granite counter tops, stone tiled glass showers with river stone pebble floors.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , 2 double sized futons
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Bunk Bed , Queen/twin bunk and a double/twin bunk
  • Three King sized Bedrooms. Bunk room with two twins, two full sized beds. Two Full sized Futon convertible sofas. Bathroom on the terrace level has granite counter tops and a combination shower tub.
  • Books
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • rafting
  • water tubing


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Waterfront Lodge- Over 750' Riverfront, Hot Tub, Pool Table, Porches in Ellijay
average rating of 4.97561 based on 60 reviews

Beautiful cabin! Very impressive...

  • 5 of 5

Extremely tranquil listening to the river high above on any of the the multiple decks or down at the rivers edge. Had a great time visiting Amicalola Falls and the town of Blue Ridge for unique shopping.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful accommodations directly on a river in the beautiful area of Ellijay, Georgia.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this beautiful rental with 3 families and had a wonderful and relaxing vacation. There is much to do in the surrounding areas if you want to sight see, however, some of our best memories were made right at the cabin. The kids tubed in the back every day, the wildlife was abundant, books were read down by the creek, lots of corn hole games were played and fun had by all. Would highly recommend this house for a getaway to the mountains.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just as you see!

  • 5 of 5

The house and property is just as you see it in the photos. We were celebrating a 60th birthday party with family and friends. The place was well stocked with towels, pots and pans, dishes, coffee maker, two refrigerators...enough to handle our large crowd. Beds were comfortable and though some adults had to sleep in the bunk room and on futons, everyone was comfortable.

We will certainly be returning for another gathering in this nicely appointed home.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Absolutely lovely

  • 5 of 5

The Padgett’s cabin was truly as pictured. 12 adults & 2 dogs stayed for the weekend with plenty of room. Everyone was gushing over the beautiful views, tons of space and on-point amenities. The kitchen had all of the needed appliances & cookware, even with a few extras like salt & pepper and cooking oil. We used the outside bonfire pit on the second night and it was perfection. In addition, the homeowners were super easy to work with & very accommodating. We would gladly stay again, thank you Padgetts!

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We had previously rented one of the Padgett's other cabins (Trout Trap Lodge) on two separate occasions and had a fabulous time. When they told us about this additional cabin we decided to try it for our yearly Men's Group Retreat for Church. The pics are for real while the ambiance and the drive in to the cabin are breathtaking. The constant sound of Mountaintown Creek is soothing, hence the reason I slept on the deck on the hammock. The kitchen was huge and the fact that you have the choice of an indoor fireplace, a deck fireplace and a fire pit down by the creek is awesome. This is a perfect location for kayaking. We put in up the creek where Highway 52 crosses and kayaked down to the cabin itself. A great run with class 1-2 rapids. The only thing I would change is the fact that there was only 1 DVD player in the cabin and we had to relocate it to the living room TV in order to have the room for everyone to watch the movie. Nothing else needs to be changed, at all!

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miami, Florida

Prepare for a great stay

  • 5 of 5

The house really does look as pictured. We were 8 people and no one felt claustrophobic.

The kitchen is super spacious and there are lots of prep areas. There are two sets of laundry machines, so its convenient for even larger groups with longer stays. The beds are comfortable and the bathrooms are better than a hotel's.

For those who love the sound of water, the river's constant flow is soothing. When we were there, only one night was warm enough to open the window, and the sound was wonderful. The firepit is awesome. But be prepared to walk up and down a steep set of stairs.

The location is close enough from town and area stores, but far enough to be a great R&R. It sits on a dead end, too.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


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
23 Jun 2018 - 11 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Resort fee £49.49
Pet Fee £57.11
Refundable Damage Deposit £304.56
Cleaning fee £133.25 + Tax

During the summer and Thanksgiving and Christmas weekly rentals only (Saturday to Saturday) unless it is last minute and the dates are open. During the Fall leave season/Apple Festival minimum rental of 3 nights.

Prices are for up to 10 people. $10 per person per night over 10 guests. May be open to pets so ask.

Cleaning fee is $175 and the gate fee is $26, + tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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