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Mike and Sharon

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

Secluded Cabin - Mountain Views with Nature Trail Along River

60 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

North Georgia Mountains Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Looking for a beautiful mountain view plus river access? Five Ridge Bluff has it all. Located in Cherrylog, Georgia, on 120 acres of private and SECLUDED land, between the picturesque mountain towns of Ellijay and Blue Ridge, Five Ridge Bluff boasts a splendid MOUNTAIN VIEW, abundant wildlife and native rhododendron, as well as over a mile of HIKING TRAILS along the Ellijay River. This site is named Five Ridge Bluff for the five ridges visible from the covered porch, the farthest being the Tennessee Valley Divide, commonly referred to as the 'Blue Ridge'. Truly a splendid view.

This 1300 square foot, Non-Smoking cabin has three bedrooms and two baths, with each bedroom uniquely decorated. The Georgia Coast, or master bedroom, houses a king-size bed, sitting area, and jacuzzi in the ensuite master bath. The Southwest bedroom contains a queen-size bed, and the Georgia Country bedroom has two twin beds. The wrap-around deck has a six-person hot tub and barbecue grill. An outside firepit is also provided, as well as a hiking trail which takes you through the woods, along the river, and wraps back around to the cabin. An outdoor target shooting range is also available on the private property. All conveniences of a family home are provided for your comfort ... and we pride ourselves on CLEANLINESS!

Fishermen can enjoy over 3/4 of a mile of available fishing along a native mountain stream, all on private land. Hike along the river and explore the native flora, have a picnic in the gazebo by the river, let the kids splash in the water at the island in the river, enjoy the private outdoor shooting range, or just relax on the covered porch and watch the sun set as the geese fly by on their way to Goose Island. It is not uncommon to see deer feeding close to the cabin during the early morning or twilight hours.

Convenient access to activities, including only twenty minutes to the beautiful White Path golf range, or less than 60 minutes to Whitewater Rafting on the Ocoee River, site of the 1996 Olympics. Horseback riding, antique shopping, and fine restaurants are close by. Only a little over an hour from Atlanta or Chattanooga. For back to nature seclusion combined with convenient access to a wide variety of activities, come to Five Ridge Bluff!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Mike and Sharon (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

About Mike and Sharon

We have lived in this beautiful part of North Georgia for 40 years, and felt a desire to share our 'piece of paradise' with others. So, in 2003, we built a rental cabin on our 120 acres. This allows others to share the pleasure of our natural environment in a secluded forest, away from the busy world, yet conveniently located to go to all those outside activites. There are no other rental cabins on our property. Your own private resort!

Mike and Sharon purchased this cabin in 2003

Why Mike and Sharon chose North Georgia Mountains

Beginning in 1972, we started building our home in the mountains to retreat from the frantic city life in Atlanta. We moved into our mountain home in 1977, and have never looked back!

What makes this cabin unique

At Five Ridge Bluff, you have the advantage of having a gorgeous mountain view plus access to the Ellijay River. A mile long nature trail goes from the cabin to the river and runs along its banks -- all on private property. Along the trail you will find spots to fish, play in the river, picnic, or sunbathe. Since it is all on private property, you have it all to yourself!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Personal e-mail received by homeowner:

Hi! We stayed in your cabin 9-25 - 9-26, we had a great time. But the more important thing was how CLEAN and homey the place felt. Everything was there that you needed, all you really need to bring is your clothes and walking shoes. We do appreciate the cleanliness of the cabin and the location, the river, the view, and the trails were great. We tried to treat the cabin the way you do and leave it clean. We only hope that everyone who stays there will do the same. Thanks for the use of your cabin.
Aug 2005
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based on 60 traveler reviews

Secluded Cabin - Mountain Views with Nature Trail Along River
average rating of 4.983333 based on 63 reviews
5

Wonderful Memories at this cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of up to 7. This cabin was comfy but not stuffy at all. We loved the mountain views and the cabin had all of the extras such as satellite TV, AC, a coffee maker, and 2 full baths.

We stayed 3 nights and it was lovely! We enjoyed playing in the river, tried our hand at fishing (no luck, just too hot) and also enjoyed walking on the nature trails! The best part were the dogs! We loved spending time with Dixie and Buster. We are not "dog" people, but these were the gentlest, friendliest, and best behaved dogs that we've ever met!

We saw a lot of wildlife while we visited, mostly birds, a couple of turtles, minnows and a black snake (it was non-venomous). The walk down to the river from the cabin was a little steep, so I'd make sure that you supervise kids the first couple of times. My mother-in-law went with us and she had to catch her breath a couple of times on the way back up (but so did I, lol). The "Steep" nature trail, was definitely harder to manage than the one behind the cabin. I am moderately in shape and I had a hard time with climbing back up the hill. Once you make it down to the river, there are very well maintained walking paths near the river. I was entertaining the idea of trail running, but I don't know if that's a good idea in general. There were a lot of roots and stuff hidden under the forest floor. Our favorite place was the "island" where my kids enjoyed wading into the shallows and I just lounged in the chairs provided. There is also a nice garden area with a gazebo. I was concerned about ticks, but the trails are well maintained and we didn't seem to get any. We also used an all natural bug repellent before every walk or excursion outdoors.

I was hoping for just a couple of days away from the daily grind, but what I got out of it was so much more! I felt like this experience gave my kids a chance to experience nature, work off extra energy (they slept really well) and they ended up caring so deeply for Dixie the dog.

On our last morning at the cabin, my daughter was in tears, she didn't want to leave the cabin or the dogs behind! This was not just a temper tantrum, she genuinely cared for the dogs!

Overall, it was the best mountain vacation ever!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Webb Family from Florida

  • 5 of 5

Mike & Sharon, thanks for sharing your cute cabin with us. We had a wonderful family vacation of four adults and two grandsons. This was a first time experience with us and we couldn't have been more pleased. We found the cabin clean, kitchen stocked with essentials, washer/dryer a plus and hot tub a big hit after a long day. We loved sitting on the porch looking at the mountains, enjoying the breeze and watching the amazing sunsets. Our grandsons enjoyed seeing Dixie and Buster almost every day. Visited many local attractions and towns but was always glad to be back at the cabin and sit on the porch. We hope to return again maybe sometime in the fall.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clearwater, FL, USA
5

Awesome Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wow, this was an amazing vacation. We were a group of five friends who rented this cabin for a week. The property is stunning. The mountain ridge views, the river, the trails, were all so beautiful and tranquil. The cabin was fully stocked with everything we needed, the condition of the cabin was great, and it is in a central location to go to Blue Ridge or Ellijay. We loved having the dogs Buster and Dixie come around. Mike was very easy to deal with. I can't wait to go back and would most definitely recommend this cabin to anyone looking to relax and enjoy all the nature it has to offer.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful retreat cabin

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Mike and Sharon for letting us enjoy your little slice of heaven. The dogs, Buster and Dixie were wonderful companions. Buster greeted me at my car and guided me to the cabin. The shooting range was a huge plus. The kitchen and grill were well stocked, the rooms were clean and was well furnished, wifi was great and the hot tub was a nice addition. I caught and released 2 trout and a bass on property. I never got to meet Sharon but Mike had a great personality and was a very nice gentleman. I especially enjoyed sitting on the deck with Buster and Dixie and enjoying the mountain scenery and breeze.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Petersburg, FL
4

Birthday Week!

  • 4 of 5

I live in FL and needed some mountain time for my 40th birthday with some good girlfriends! I found this cabin and couldn't wait to go. We met Mike and he was very helpful and kind! The cabin was cute with a small living room and kitchen. The kitchen was FULLY STOCKED! That was nice. We loved the hot tub on the deck. That was really comfortable. Being a HUGE dog person, I especially LOVED their pups coming to the cabin, hiking and spending time with us. I also loved the hiking trail. The river was beautiful, and would have loved to go swimming if the temperature had been a little warmer.

There were just a couple of things that I would like to see improved before I go back. THE BEDS. When I stay somewhere for 5 nights, I like to have a comfortable night's sleep. The master bed was okay with nice pillows. A bit on the firm side for myself. The queen room's bed was VERY FIRM. The pillows were flat, paper thin. The owners said that there were others in a closet, but we didn't see any. The twin beds were so soft that when you sat in them, they almost sank to the floor. I guess it would be okay for kids, because they are kids, but not okay for my grown friends. They didn't sleep well at all.

The other problem is that I am a bit of a klutz, but the stairs are very slippery and I fell. Hard. Made the rest of the trip very difficult as I was in great pain, and I fell the first day I was there. Ended up with a broken rib. There is no tread or traction on the stairs, and they are wood. Be careful!!!

We ended up having a very nice time. I would recommend this property to someone if the bedding could be improved, but I would not recommend it to a large party. 4 max as the livingroom is a very small space.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We regret that Kerri and her friends had less than a perfect stay. In more than 13 years of renting our cabin, we have never had a complaint about the sleeping accommodations, nor have we had anyone fall on the stairs. Obviously, we cannot provide everyone with the exact degree of firmness that they prefer in their mattress or pillow, but we try to meet personal tastes by providing a variety. There are 10 pillows in the cabin of 5 different types. We have feather pillows, fluffy poly-filled pillows, and firmer, thinner foam pillows. We also have hypoallergenic covers on our pillows. The extra pillows are always in the bedroom closets, as they were in this case. If Kerri had looked, or given us a quick call, she would have found them. The mattresses are of good quality. The king bed is medium firm, the queen bed is a little firmer, and the two twin beds have a soft and plush pillow-topper, of the type that is so popular these days. As said, we try to provide a variety for everyone's preference. The stairs are standard wooden stairs with a rise and a tread that exceed safety standards, and with a hand rail. We do not know the details that caused Kerri's fall, and regret that she had a fall, but the stairs are safe and not slippery. We do not wax or use any slippery product on the stairs. As stated previously, in our 13 years of renting, no one has fallen down the stairs. The cabin has three bedrooms and is very comfortable to accommodate 6 guests. We have had groups of 8 many, many times with very enjoyable experiences and no complaints about space. The maximum allowed is 8. We hope this throws some light on these issues and provides clarification for our future renters. Mike and Sharon
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5

Beautiful cabin and property!

  • 5 of 5

This vacation was probably one of my favorites of all time! The private shooting range was a major plus. The property is beautiful... we walked the trail quite a few times. The owners provided everything we needed - even steel targets for the range. The dogs, Buster and Dixie, were wonderful company. We will definitely be returning again. The cabin is within driving distance to Amicalola Falls which was a neat addition to the trip.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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ON-SITE - Fishing or river wading along a mile of private nature trail in a natural rhododendron forest, hiking, picnic in the gazebo by the river, satelite TV, DVD library, Hot tub outside and Jacuzzi in master bedroom, board games and books, outside firepit, NEARBY - Spring & Fall Festivals, Antique Shopping (galore!), Apple Houses, Golf Courses, Historic Indian Sites, Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, Historic Drive-in Movie Theater, Animal and Petting Farms, Panning for Gold, Art Galleries, State Parks, Gibbs Gardens, White Water Rafting, Lakes and Waterfalls

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Rates & Availability

Blue Ridge Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
All Year
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
$160
$960
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$160
$960
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $85
Tax Rate 12.0%

One-half the rental amount plus taxes and cleaning fee is due when the reservation is made. The remainder is due upon arrival. Payment is by personal or cashier's check, money order or cash. No credit cards. The refundable damage deposit can be made upon arrival by separate check.

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Amenities

North Georgia Mountains Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom has a sitting area, ensuite bath with jet tub
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Western decor bedroom has queen size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Georgia Country bedroom has two twin beds
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Portable play/sleeping pen and/or highchair provided upon request.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Stand-by generator ready in case of power outage; central heat and air conditioning, as well as gas-log fireplace; a mile of hiking trail along the Ellijay River has spots for picnics, fishing, water play, or just relaxing by the river. Another area of the property has a private outdoor target shooting range. Firewood for the outdoor firepit provided.

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