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

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Space 2,085 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Jennifer Elwood
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

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 North Georgia Mountains

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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Amenities

Ellijay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2085 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • 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
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , jetted tub
    Main Level - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Basement Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Wireless internet

Reviews

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Shady River Retreat --The Best Vacation EVER!!!!
average rating of 4.870968 based on 81 reviews
5

So much more than a retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Shady River is so much more than a Retreat - we truly felt like we were in a small slice of mountain paradise. We have travelled quite a bit all over the world with our 3 daughters and the Elwood's cabin was the perfect getaway barely more than an hour from our TN home. We had everything we needed in a clean and well-appointed cabin - lots of space in the bedrooms for everyone to spread out, excellent layout of the den/dining room/open kitchen which connects to the huge screened-in porch where we had all of our meals together at the picnic table. The pool table downstairs was a huge hit!

The property is set on a private road so traffic is minimal and neighbors are very friendly. We roasted marshmallows for smores around the firepit each night and lazed about in the Adirondack chairs while the kids played around the riverbank. We brought our Enoo hammocks and were able to set up two between two trees to continue our relaxing weekend. The owners have provided a bunch of tubes for water play, and we walked a ways up the river and put in alongside an open stretch of road for a "long enough" tube ride that was both over calm and small rapids which deposited us right in front of the house.

The photos really are not able to encompass the breadth of what the property has to offer... in addition to a nice soak in the covered hot tub. The hot tub was on and music was playing for us as we arrived - that was a nice touch for kickstarting the weekend! We saw tons of deer and although my husband didn't catch any fish (don't forget to get your GA fishing license), he more enjoyed the peacefulness of the process. Perfect weekend, thanks for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review! We also feel it is a small slice of paradise and while it's not far at all from two major cities--Chattanooga and Atlanta, it feels worlds away. Glad you enjoyed some family time together and hope to host you all in the future.--The Elwood Family
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Seabrook Island, SC
5

Resting and Relaxing on the River

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week at This wonderful river retreat! There’s so much to do, I wish we could stay another week or two so we could see more of it. The Nearby Apple festival was great for getting the family in the mood for fall. We enjoyed one day on Lake Carter where we rented a pontoon boat. The views were wonderful. It took a full day to see all the unique shops downtown. Highly recommend Lee’s for lunch. We also enjoyed a day at the Casino which was about 45 minutes away. The cabin was very clean and well-stocked. The views of the river are breathtaking! A+. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the lovely review. Carter's Lake sounds like a day well spent in Ellijay! Also, haven't had a chance to try Lee's but will have to check that out next time we're up. Hope you had a great trip home. Until next time!
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4

Peaceful Mountain Retreat!

  • 4 of 5

Our family loved our stay at this mountain cabin by the river. The cabin was very clean and cozy. My favorite part was sitting on the porch swing, drinking coffee, and listening to the river below. The only thing I would change is the bed in the master bedroom. It was a bit small for us. We made some wonderful family memoriess and plan on coming back soon !

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. Hope to hear from you all again very soon!
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Nashville, TN
5

Great riverside retreat

  • 5 of 5

2nd time here. Great place to do nothing.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: September is a great time to take a breather before we enter into the busy Holiday season. Glad you could take time to rest. Looking forward to hosting you in the future. The Elwood Family
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5

Exceptional opportunity for families to make memories

  • 5 of 5

Our young granddaughters (6 and 9) really enjoyed the various opportunities to play in the water--from the cabin's hot tub to the resort's indoor swimming pool. Evenings around the campfire along the river were special times for the entire family. (Does anyone want another s'more?) All three generations had so much fun that we are already planning our return trip next year. And next time, we are definitely going tubing down the river!!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Top notch cabin for a summer getaway! ❤

  • 5 of 5

Just returned home from our beautiful vacation spot. The cabin was perfect and the pictures really do not do this place justice! The owners supplied everything that was needed from fun and adventures to the cookware for a fantastic homecooked dinner at the cabin! I send many thanks to them for allowing us the opportunity to enjoy their getaway for the week. AMAZING!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. We have plans in the short term to make it an even better experience for our guests! Hope you can come back in the near future to enjoy! Kind regards, Jennifer
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Map

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!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
cleaning $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

Check in 4 pm and check out of 10 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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