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Shady River Retreat --The Best Vacation EVER!!!!

Jennifer Elwood

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Jennifer Elwood

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2015
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Shady River Retreat --The Best Vacation EVER!!!!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Ellijay Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 9; 3 queen beds, 1 futon, 1 twin

Reconnect as you enjoy a simpler pace of life at this secluded waterfront destination located within the Coosawattee River Resort!

Listen to the river's 'concert', gather around the cozy fireplace, sink into Adirondack chairs at the riverside fire ring, or relax in the hot tub. Experience nature's serenity while fly fishing, tubing, playing pool, or losing yourself in a book. This log cabin, with its charming mountain décor and comfortable furnishings, is the perfect escape from your daily routine. Feel worlds away from it all with Chattanooga and Atlanta only a short trip away. Yes, internet access is available for those who can't live without it.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jennifer Elwood (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2015

About Jennifer Elwood

Our family consists of two Atlanta area professionals with three children who keep us very, very busy. We understand the value of precious vacation time and how necessary it is to get away from the hectic day to day.

Jennifer Elwood purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Jennifer Elwood chose Ellijay

We chose this cabin because we love to sit on the front porch or near the fire pit and listen to the river rapids. The North Georgia mountains offers our family an opportunity to escape the business of suburban living, but is close enough to take advantage of on a regular basis.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just a short note to let you know we really enjoyed our vacation at the cabin. The Smores were a nice surprise especially since my granddaughter asked me on the way there if I remembered to bring marshmallows. The water was a very nice surprise. Your pictures do not show how beautiful it really is.

Guest Feedback Entered by Homeowner
Oct 2009
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Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Shady River Retreat --The Best Vacation EVER!!!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 51 reviews

Our Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Jennifer and Lonnie for opening up your cabin for our fabulous family vacation!! This was such a relaxing time where we could all reconnect with each other. Our two sons, their wives and our three little grandchildren - Noah 5 1/2 years, Brannon almost 5 years and Natalie almost 3 years old really enjoyed the river. Tubing was such an adventure and wading/playing in the cool water was refreshing. We enjoyed walking and exploring and took tons of pictures. We loved the camp fire and making s'mores. One day was spent riding the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway but otherwise we did not feel the need to go anywhere else. There were plenty of games at the cabin but would recommend bringing additional paper supplies and your own body wash/soap. Stocking up before you settle in is best because you won't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you all enjoyed your stay. I hope you guys left with many happy memories for years to come!
Williamson, Georgia

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We had great Thanksgiving at your place. Great cabin all the beauty you could ask for Took walks along the River. the cabin is a must if you want a beautiful scenery along the river along with great accomadations.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

This cabin is absolutely everything we wanted. We wanted a nice peaceful place and that is exactly what we got.. This place is not only beautiful but is very peaceful!!! We did not want to leave..our 4 legged children enjoyed the cabin as well.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Something for everyone!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at this cabin. We booked last minute (the day before check-in) and Jennifer was very accommodating! This cabin has something for everyone, and would be great for a couple, to a small family, or a large group of people! This was a family trip for us, and included my husband, 20 month old toddler, and dog. There is an upstairs loft with 2 beds, a main floor private bedroom, and 2 downstairs bedrooms. There are 3 bathrooms, but only 2 have showers; the upstairs has just a Jacuzzi tub. The kitchen/dining/living room is small, but open concept. The couch and chair in the living room are very comfortable. The main living area opens out to a really large screened in deck, with a big picnic table and swing to seat 4 people! Just outside the main door is a large hot tub, under a covered pavilion. The thermostat and jets worked very well, which is always a concern if you enjoy spending time in the hot tub. But BEST OF ALL you are RIGHT ON A RIVER, with a view from the porch, and the amazing sound of the rapids when you're outside or have the windows/doors open! The fire pit by the river is where we spent most of our time. If you don't want to have your campfire outside, there is a nice fireplace inside. We loved the location of this cabin so much, we plan on coming back in the summer, when it's warm enough to tube down the river. The owner even has tubes for you to use! And, lastly, there is a pool table downstairs! There are neighbors, but the property was private enough. We enjoyed walking along the river and checking out the other homes. The cabin is in a development, but don't let that detour you. There are amenities within the development, like an indoor pool, rec center, and fishing pond that you would never have elsewhere. However, it takes 20 minutes or so to get to these, and 20 minutes just to get off the mountain into town. There are so many things to do nearby, including white water rafting, hiking, biking, drive-in movie theatre, antiquing, and apple orchards just to name a few. But this cabin has a lot to offer; I don't know that you need to go anywhere else. And if you can't live without TV or wi-fi, that was in great working order too. If you have young children, there is a pack and play and one baby gate for the stairs. My only complaint was the limited amount of towels. You should definitely plan on bringing extra towels for not only the bathroom, but the hot tub or outdoor use.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Beautiful and very relaxing!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cabin!! There was plenty of room for our party of 9. The pool table was a nice surprise! Our teens loved having their own space to hang out. We also enjoyed looking at the deer that were everywhere, not to mention the relaxing fire by the river at night! The cabin was much more than we were expecting~ we loved it, and cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm thrilled to know you were able to keep your group of teenagers happy with plenty to do. Hope to hear from you guys again soon. Thanks for the kind review. Jennifer
Roanoke Alabama/ USA

Ready to go Back NOW

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful cabin with us!! The view of the

river, and the comfort and tranquility of the cabin were just awesome!! We

loved the screened in porch. Although it rained and we were only able to

enjoy the River for one day, we made the best of a "wet" situation, by playing

cards and pool. We drove to the Rec center, but the pool was closed because

of thunder and putt putt was washed out. Thankfully your cabin kept us dry and

comfortable. We would love to come back some day and get in a little more

tubing!!! We tried to leave things as nice as we found them. Thank you again

and I would recommend this cabin to everyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


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"Good potato salad"
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"Great for hiking and for enjoying with all ages!"
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Hartsfield-Jackson Airport/ Atlanta
Car: recommended

Ellijay, Georgia is a quaint town with several antique shops and restaurants. Outdoor activities abound--including hiking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, taking a ride on the scenic railway, fishing and tubing. Carter's Lake is just a few miles away for water skiing, wake boarding, and fishing. With so many activities in Coosawattee River Resort, you probably will not want to leave!


Rates & Availability

From $165 Per night

Ellijay Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 27 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $100.00 + Tax
Pet Fee $25.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes One night included at no additional cost for 7 nights or more.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Ellijay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2085 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , jetted tub
    Main Level - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Basement Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom in Loft - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon--Loft Bedroom
    Bedroom off of deck - 1 queen , 1 child bed , Pack & Play
    Basement bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • 3 bedroom, 3 bath 3 queen beds, 1 futon in loft area, 1 twin bed in basement
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Wireless internet

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