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'Just a Step Away' - a Very Private Cabin

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Eric L Shaw
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

About Eric L Shaw

I am an fly fisherman and hiker and throw pottery which I sell at art festival 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 North Georgia Mountains

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 trout.

Amenities

Ellijay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The master bath has the washer and dryer alcove. The second bathroom upstairs has the tub and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(76 traveler reviews)

'Just a Step Away' - a Very Private Cabin
average rating of 4.868421 based on 76 reviews
5

My stay was great and very relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was superb, neat, clean and very well set up in a detailed oriented manner. Thanks had a good time

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxation Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cabin in the worst of conditions and, because of the cabin, still had an amazing time. We checked in on a Wednesday and out on a Friday. The two days before and after our stay had picture perfect weather but the two days of our stay were the worst storms of the year so far. We even loss power. Despite that we had an amazing time and our children kept asking if we could live there.

The cabin is clean and well stocked. There are plenty of games for some fun, family time. The beds were extremely comfortable and the hot tub was the definition of relaxing. A well equipped kitchen ensured I didn't mess up dinner because, "oops,,.I forgot the oil, cooking spray, salt, spices, etc." We were so impressed by how quickly the power came back on. We thought for sure it would be the next day but the trucks were out there in about 30 minutes in the rain. When the rain calmed down we ventured out and walked the creek which was beautiful.

Eric couldn't have been more accommodating and we were impressed with the rate; the fact that he did not charge a cleaning fee; and that there was only a nominal pet fee.

We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all made the experience in the spring thunderstorms a family success story to remember. You were great guests and left the cabin in wonderful shape. Please try the cabin out in the summer. The creek and the cool mountains are a great place to retreat from the heat and smog of city life.
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5

Secluded and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

My son and I took a weekend to get away and do some hiking. The cabin and all its amenities were fantastic, everything we needed for meal prep was there. A big part of the relaxation started on the drive to the cabin as we drove along the winding roads through farm after farm of lush, green, rolling pastures.

Upon arrival, we were welcomed by the sound of the running creek about 100 feet beyond the drive. The cabin itself was very clean and well appointed, and the hot tub was a welcomed site after a long day of hiking.

Many thanks to the Shaw clan for the privilege of using your wonderful cabin!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very welcome, and I hope you will return soon. The rustic retreat aspect of the cabin makes it a great setting for reconnecting with family and good friends in a secluded natural environment, away from the direct connection of smartphones and busy world in the cities.
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay! Cabin was clean and comfortable with plenty of towels and linens. The owner was great and gave us a call the first night to see if we had any questions or issues (there were none!) Our damage deposit was refunded the same day as checkout - overall, a great experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were great guests as well and left the cabin as you found it, and then some. Thank you for having such great respect for our special vacation home. Please come back when you can stay longer.
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5

Great property!

  • 5 of 5

Property is exactly as advertised. Very private and very beautiful inside and out. Cabin was very clean and very well appointed. Lots of things inside the cabin left by other travelers and/or the owners for the convenience and enjoyment of future travelers. This cabin really felt like a home rather than strictly a vacation rental due to all of the personal touches. Also, the owners checked in via phone to make sure everything was up to par. Will definitely consider staying here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you all enjoyed the cabin and it met your expectations. You were great guests and I think this was a perfect fit! Hope you will come back again. Thank you for the 5 star review, it is always a pleasure to rent out our vacation home to people who appreciate its privacy and rustic charm.
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5

Abundantly accommodating, beautiful and private.

  • 5 of 5

This experience was far homier than a hotel and as we initially wanted to rent a camper, found this little backwoods gem to be a greater comfort with king sized bed, hot tub off the master, well stocked kitchen, television, wifi, fireplace And they allowed our four-legged family member to come. The owner called on our first night checking on us and even gave some recommendations on a local less popular hiking location that we thoroughly enjoyed (Long Creek Falls.) Thank you, Eric, for sharing "Just A Step Away."

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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R & A Orchards
"Good place to buy local produce! close to "Just a Step Away""
Walker's Pies and Bar-B-Que
"Closest Bar-B-Que to "Just a Step Away". Pretty good place to take out. Open when Poole's is..."

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

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Rates & Availability

Ellijay Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$125
Fri,Sat,Sun
$750
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $300

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.
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