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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 day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
July 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 4.875 based on 75 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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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time. We had a great time tubing on the river, the hot tube and the pool table were great too! Everything was clean.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to review our cabin. We hope to host your family in the future. With Gratitude, The Elwood Family
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5

Relax and re-charge

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Shady River Retreat and boys loved fishing, floating and swimming on the river. The house was just as described and we had no issues, just few days of having fun and getting away from the rat race. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Ga
5

Excellent vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at your cabin. It was perfectly located on the river and in a beautiful resort. Although we did not catch any fish we all enjoyed the scenery and touring through the town of Ellijay and Carters Lake. Our dog, Cocoa, had a great time swimming in the river and hiking through the woods.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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McDonough, Georgia
4

Great!

  • 4 of 5

What a wonderful experience! We have stayed here several times now and its been a peaceful time every time. Cannot say enough thanks for letting our family enjoy your cabin!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Relaxing Retreat

  • 4 of 5

We had a very relaxing few days on the river. The roads in and out are quite narrow and the last part is on a gravel road. However, we had no trouble in a minivan. As it was only my wife and I we had ample space. In fact, we only used the main level and never used the upstairs or downstairs. Jennifer allowed us to bring our 4 Golden retrievers to the cabin. They had a great time. As Jennifer predicted, the dogs loved the screened in porch that over looked the river. In the mornings we went for long hikes with the dogs. Afterwords we would go to visit Blue Ridge, Ellijay, Dahlonega etc. with the dogs as the towns are all very dog friendly. Shops have water bowls outside and there are several restaurants with outside terraces which allow dogs. In the afternoons we returned to the cabin and took the dogs swimming in the water (we brought our own dog towels). Each evening we cooked at the cabin. It was nice to have the grill on the deck and it came with an extra propane tank. The equipment in the kitchen was basic but serviceable. A couple of things missing was a toaster and wine glasses (there was a single wine glass). We looked all over for the toaster but couldn't find one! Anyway, it was not a big deal as a quick trip to the store and we bought an inexpensive toaster and a dozen wine glasses that we left at the cabin. We enjoyed visits to the Blue Ridge Brewery and Grumpy Men brewery. One afternoon we went to Amicalola Falls. I walked to the top with 3/4 dogs which was good exercise for all. There are lots of deer around, a resident heron that fishes just outside the cabin and twice I watched from the porch as an osprey caught fish from the river. I am a photographer so I got several good photos.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review our cabin. It sounds like you really enjoyed spending time in the outdoors. How kind of you to replenish the wine glasses and toaster. We do our best to stay on top of items needing restocking and appreciate our guests so much for letting us when we can provide the best set up for a great getaway. Please come back again soon to enjoy the peaceful surroundings and opportunities to take really great pictures!
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Map

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Swan Drive In Theatre
"A must do with kids. Plan on arriving early in the evening. Bring a football and picnic di..."
Mercier Orchards
"Apple picking in the fall, great gift shop and deli year round."
Huck's General Store
"Give the kids a few dollars each to buy old fashioned candy/treats. After, go mining for ge..."
Rolling Thunder River Company Ocoee River Rafting Center
"For those with tweens and teens"
The Blue Ridge Canopy Adventure
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
"Special rides with Santa at Christmas"
Blue Ridge Brewery
"Live music"
Harvest on Main
"Haven't been there myself so can't provide a fully informed rating here. "
Coosawattee River Tubing Company
"Good potato salad"
Amicalola Falls
"Great for hiking and for enjoying with all ages!"
Gibbs Gardens
Blue Ridge
"Several art galleries featuring local artists."
Tellus Science Museum
"Fantastic Science museum without the crowds, perfect for families."
Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery Restaurant
"The only reason I give this 4 stars is that I haven't been here. If you've been to the Cali..."
Charlie's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
North Georgia Premium Outlets
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

Ellijay Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$165
$990
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
cleaning $150 + Tax
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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