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'Just a Step Away' - a Very Private Cabin

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This is a very private cabin on a beautiful large 3.5 acre lot. It is in a small community of larger plot mini farms along a secluded section of Stover Creek. This rustic and well maintained chink log cabin is in it's own valley and neighbors are out of view, even in winter months. The large screened porch, with a luxurious hot tub, faces the woods. The relaxing sounds of nature and rushing water will wash away the worries of city life.

Two full bedrooms, large loft and sofa beds provide sleeping for up to 6 adults comfortably. Two large bathrooms and a washer and dryer provide facilities for all guests’ cleaning needs. The kitchen is well appointed, including a large refrigerator, a dishwasher and a full size gas range and stove.

There is Direct TV, phone service and DSL WiFi, a sound system, and central heat and air. The atmosphere from a real wood burning stone fireplace, with a gas starter, makes it feel like camping without 'roughing it.' Firewood is provided.

This wonderful retreat is in the Blue Ridge Wildlife Management Area of the Chattahoochee National Forest, but is still only an hour and a half drive from Atlanta.

There are lots fun things to do in this area. Hiking abounds: the Benton MacKaye and the Appalachian Trails heads are about 12 miles away on Springer Mountain, and there are numerous hiking trails close by that lead to several waterfalls, a swinging bridge, and spectacular mountain views. Fishing opportunities in the numerous trout streams and in area mountain lakes are plentiful and cater to all skill levels. The kayaking and tubing opportunities on the Cartecay and Toccoa rivers are very close by and the shuttle services are inexpensive and easy to navigate. More challenging guided white water rafting is a short drive away, as well. Mountain bike trails and horseback riding are also easy to locate and enjoy.

Beautiful downtown Ellijay is about 15 miles away. Ellijay has numerous antique shops and art galleries and small eateries. Ellijay is host to an apple festival in October, while the numerous orchards are open all year long and have tours, some offer hayrides and petting areas for the kids. The city of Blue Ridge is about 25 miles from this cabin. Blue Ridge offers old-fashioned train rides along the Toccoa River and plenty of shops, restaurants and bars to enjoy as well. The entire area is rich with history and southern culture and charm.

The mountains of northwest Georgia are not overly touristy or trashy. The locals have character are pleasant and eager to please visitors. Simply driving through this naturally beautiful area is a scenic adventure. Come see for yourself, and I’m sure you’ll have a difficult time keeping this place a secret!

Keywords: private, frontage, creek, view, Ellijay, Aska, Blue Ridge, fishing, hot tub, screened porch, dogs, pets, Just a Step Away, log cabin, fireplace, romantic, wildlife, adventure, hiking, mountains, country, scenic.

More Details

Eric L Shaw
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2018

About Eric L Shaw

I am an fly fisherman and hiker and throw pottery which I sell at art festivals in the Atlanta area. Please feel free to ask me for some good fishing areas for your particular skill level or the location for some of my favorite hikes.

Eric L Shaw purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Eric L Shaw chose Ellijay

This is a very private and special place that relaxes me every time I make that turn off the main road on my way there.

What makes this cabin unique

I have the creek all to myself and don't have to share, the kitchen is easy to cook in, and the hot tub releases the aches and pains from a good days hiking or fishing in the many area streams filled with fish.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Ellijay, Georgia

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The master bath has the washer and dryer alcove. The second bathroom upstairs has the tub and shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Secluded screened porch within ear shot of a noisy creek. A primitive fire pit for guest to make a campfire, when appropriate and when the fire will be tended to by responsible adults. There is a horse shoes set under the porch as well to setup in the yard. There are lawn chairs and axes and a rake and shovel under the porch if you need them, as well. Be safe, take care!


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'Just a Step Away' - a Very Private Cabin
average rating of 4.900901 based on 111 reviews

A little bit of heaven

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect. The cabin was clean, very well equipped and private. You could not have asked for anything better. We had three young boys with us who enjoyed playing at the creek and exploring the woods. Very relaxing and enjoyable time at this cabin.

  • Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that the cabin met your expectations!
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A comfortable Appalachian mountain cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is in a private location near the trailhead for Springer mountain and the state park. It is a very comfortable three bedroom house w great beds and the owner has thought about everything you need and its all there to make your stay special! We will definitely go back to this rental when in this area. Happy hiking!!!

  • Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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After a 35 year stint in Minnesota, Colorado, I now live in Pontotoc, MS

This is the perfect place to stay if you want comfort, peace and quiet in a wooded setting, stunning

  • 5 of 5

We were here for three nights and completely loved our stay. Eric has the cabin wonderfully supplied for all of your needs. Everything is convenient and up to date, and works! It's comfortable, very clean, and in a location that let us explore a beautiful stream and the surrounding woodland. We had a dog with us who spent most of her time submerged or chasing sticks in it. We can't recommend Eric's cabin and hospitality enough. We hope to return again one day!

  • Submitted: 7-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Secluded, Peaceful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed this cabin! It has easy access, yet is secluded. You cannot see another cabin. The sound of the creek adds to the ambiance. It was also perfect for our dog because of the location without people or other animals around us. The cabin is very well stocked even down to firewood which is very unusual. We definitely plan on returning! Thanks to our host!

  • Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we hoped and more!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay. There will definitely be a third. Well worth the drive from Fort Lauderdale. Fully stocked with just about everything you will need besides food and water. Kid's absolutely loved splashing in the creek, hiking the trails and campfires at night. Adult's couldn't get enough of the hot tub. Eric is an amazing host. Highly recommend this cabin and surrounding area. Can't wait for our next visit. Thanks again Eric and Shaw family.

  • Submitted: 2-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything and More!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently spent 16 glorious March 2018 nights in Eric's Cabin. It was the best yet of any VRBO we have stayed at, this being our 6th. Serenity, and Private, do not do it justice. AND, the creek was the clincher. Our dog, Buddy, was overwhelmed with playing in it, and could not get enough of the surroundings. We came to that area to look for a relocation home, and the town of Ellijay is quaint and friendly. (The shops are diverse, and affordable. Especially the Southern Flare Antiques Mall. )

Eric's cabin is well equipped with all of the necessities, and is overflowing with kindnesses for any age group to dwell there. The Master Bedroom is a gem! Everything luxurious that can be spent on, is there. But the Epitamy of all luxuries, is the porch that houses the HOT TUB.! I could live THERE, and would have, had the temps been a bit more favorable.( 32 ish some mornings). On one WARM morning, my husband and I were in there at 5:30 am, and the sky was loaded with stars, which can be seen from the tub! Then add the sounds of the Cardinals, and the Creek, and you have HEAVEN!!

We give this rental a HIGH 5, and urge you to consider it should you need to unplug. As with any rental, there are downsides, and it too had a few. Cell service is not available, but we had our calls forwarded to the landline, and it was perfect. The Wi-Fi never failed us. There are some steep climbs with the car, so walking was a bit of a challenge, however, eating as much dashboard food as we did traveling from WI, it was a blessing to have those hikes, to warn off the gaining weight!

Because we have chosen Franklin, NC, as our destination relocation community, chances are we will not re-rent this cabin. But I urge you to. It made us comfortable, accommodated, and pampered. Money well spent.

I found the guest book in the pantry cabinet, and in reading what others have said about the cabin, only confirms what I have written here, and also said in my entry in that diary. It was also apparent, that the travelers staying there, think highly of Eric, and do little things to help his business stay a success. As did I. I could not get enough of the balmy temps, some days being 71+ outside, ( WI was -2 when we left), so I raked his whole yard. It kept me and Buddy in the beautiful surroundings, listening to the creek and birds!

Thank you, Jerry and Elly, and Buddy, from WI.

  • Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
14 Miles
River Street Tavern
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Whitepath Golf Club
Nearest Train
27 Miles
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
GA Highway 52
Nearest Restaurant
14 Miles
Cantaberry Restaurant
Nearest Ski
105 Miles
Cloudmont Ski & Golf Resort, AL
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Lake Blue Ridge, Morganton Point Swimming Beach
Car: necessary

Ellijay is host to an apple festival in October, but some of the numerous orchards are open all year long and have tours; some offer hayrides for the kids. Old-fashioned train rides along the river or a visit to an ancient American Indian site can make for a relaxing time in the mountains


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Ellijay, Georgia

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$320.93
Pet Fee C$44.93

I accept only US Dollars. All rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. The first or full payment confirms you are scheduled on the calendar. The final rental payment results in the access codes and information about the property being sent by e-mail. If canceled 14 days or greater before arrival 100% of your money will be refunded. If canceled more than 7 days 50% will be refunded.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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