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'Just a Step Away' - a Very Private Cabin

Bedrooms 2
Space 111 m²
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 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:
  • 111 m²
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 4.8962264 based on 106 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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Peaceful and clean!

  • 5 of 5

This place is perfect for a getway from it all. Far enough away from city life but close enough to all the beaty northern Georgia has to offer. Eric was a great host and checked in by phone to make sure we had everything we needed for our stay. We fell in love with the place the first day and cant wait to come back!

  • Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This cabin is absolutely lovely and well maintained. The kitchen is well stocked and organized. Basic kitchen needs were available. (salt, pepper, other frequently use condiments, laundry detergent, dish soap, paper towels, etc) The host is gracious, available, helpful and he made it so easy to get settle in and begin relaxing instead of having to run to the store a thousand times for each forgotten item. He even provided directions to local attractions. The setting is gorgeous and it was convenient for our Appalachian Trail send off gathering, being about half way between Amicalola Falls State Park and Springer Mountain.

  • Submitted: 5-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Restful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway and well equipped for families. We will be back . Beautiful cabin.

  • Submitted: 5-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved the cabin! Was really well equipped with everything we needed. Loved the hot tub. The cabin is beautiful. The pictures do not do it justice. We loved our time here and would certainly come again.

The only thing I would change would be to bring my own firewood next time. The firewood provided must have been cut recently because it's still very alive and wet. Because it's not dried out it tends to fill the house with smoke whenever the indoor fireplace is used (even if you have the gas on full blast the whole time). Because of this we didn't use the fireplace very much.

That being said, many cabins don't even supply wood so that's a pretty small thing!

Overall, an awesome experience!

  • Submitted: 3-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. I have been concerned with the last load of wood I received and have been suggesting a mix of the well seasoned wood on the side and near the bottom of the pile with the rather green hardwood on the top to keep the fire flaming. Sorry you had a problem with the fireplace I have always provided wood because I thought I had a good source, but I will need to find a better vender perhaps.
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Clean, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Well stocked with items you may need and firewood. Clean and comfortable with plenty of room.

  • Submitted: 3-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • 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

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$320.3
Pet Fee C$44.84

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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