Ellijay House Rental Photos and Description
4 Bdrm + bunk room , 2.5 Bath, 2 Lg Decks Overlooking Cartecay River
The Gingerbread River House is a tranquil 4 bedroom + retreat overlooking the Cartecay River in East Ellijay in the Northwest Georgia mountains.
Surrounded by apple orchards and wineries, this vacation home offers much more than just peaceful relaxation. For adventurers, there are kayaking outfitters, mountains to hike, lakes and rivers nearby to explore, or water holes to fish. For the non-adventurers, there are plenty of antique stores, trading posts and places off the beaten path to discover. Whether you want to pick apples or berries will probably be one of the hardest decisions you will have to make while vacationing here.
Downtown Ellijay is just a 10 minute drive if you want to find typical stores, restaurants, or a night out on the town.
The double entrance doors welcome you into the large foyer, next to the kitchen with stainless appliances, and a large granite island. Hardwood floors run throughout the entire main & upstairs levels.
The kitchen gives onto the family room area with a comfortable seating area, real wood burning stove, wall mounted flat screen TV with free Netflix & Cable, WIFI; along with plenty of games & puzzles for family fun.
The dining room has a large table that can be extended for large groups, with all lighting on dimmers throughout all the main living/dining/kitchen areas, so you can create your perfect relaxed setting inside.
The master on main is tastefully decorated to make you feel at home. 3 sets of French doors run across the back of the main level, opening to the back upper deck. One set opens from the master bedroom, one from the dining area, and one from the family room. Connected to the master is the master bathroom with slate tile and granite vanity.
Upstairs you will find a large kid's bedroom with 2 sets of twin bunk beds, with a TV, small seating area, and plenty of toys and books in this room. This room has a small balcony with French doors overlooking the family room below.
Also upstairs is another guest room with a queen bed and antique dresser. Directly across the hall from this room is a large full bathroom.
In the slate tiled basement, you will find a secondary master bedroom with a king bed, and an attached half bath. There is a laundry room across the hall from the bedroom.
Also in the basement there are 2 more bunk beds in a small bunk room (which is kept locked, and is unlocked for parties of more than 10 people), & a family room area with cable TV, another seating area, a foosball table and more room to enjoy!
Outside the basement door is the lower deck with hot tub.
Beyond the deck you will find a large fire pit rimmed with river rocks and adirondack chairs. On the left at the river's edge, there is a small set of stairs, leading down to a sandy beach area of the river, with a swimming hole just beyond the beach. Kayaks are provided for your enjoyment on the river. Please remember to bring your life jackets, as we have limited sizes. Life jackets are highly recommended for all children playing or swimming in the river.
You will find it easy to unwind, but hard to go home after your stay at The Gingerbread House.
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- limited accessibility
- non smoking only
- pets considered
About Megan Atherton
Family of 5 from Alpharetta, but originally from Texas, with 2 additional four legged family members who love the cabin as much as the rest of us!
Megan Atherton purchased this house in 2011
Why Megan Atherton chose Ellijay
We were looking for a peaceful escape from Atlanta, where we could come experience the beautiful nearby mountain areas, river activities, and good old fashioned family fun.
What makes this house unique
The beautiful Cartecay river is just shallow enough in front of our property, & normally fairly calm enough for our 3 kids, yet rugged enough to kayak/tube and provide water fun. With almost no neighbors, our property offers peace and tranquility for a quiet relaxing getaway.
Guestbook comments from the manager
Hopefully we will be able to plan next years trip at your cabin as well. Everyone absolutely loved the peaceful setting with the fire pit near the river, all claiming it was the best cabin we had stayed at yet. It was PERFECT! Thanks again!