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Nearly-New Construction 4 BR/3.5 BA Mountain View, Hot Tub, Pool Table

71 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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Owl Town Retreat Cabin Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Loft + Den, Sleeps 12

Welcome to Our Ellijay Cabin, nestled high in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Georgia. A short drive from downtown Atlanta, miles away from civilization.

The perfect getaway for couples, families and friends. Our Ellijay Cabin easily sleeps ten or more guests and is just minutes from hiking and biking trails, multiple rivers and streams and terrific golf courses. For those who prefer indoor recreation, the cabin includes a pool table, air hockey, board games and toys, and a 42' LCD flat screen with high-definition DirecTV and DVR.

During your stay, a short drive takes you to downtown Ellijay where you'll find wonderful antique shops, boutiques, wine tasting, and great restaurants. Speaking of food, you will also enjoy cooking a homemade meal in the cabin's gourmet kitchen or on the outdoor grill.

After an evening soak in the eight-person hot tub, sleep late in one of the comfortable king or queen beds, or wake up a little earlier to catch the breathtaking sunrise from the 360-degree wraparound covered deck.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Rachel and Wes
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2016

About Rachel and Wes

My wife and I live in Atlanta. We love spending time in the North Georgia mountains, and we love our cabin and can't wait to share it with others.

Rachel and Wes purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Rachel and Wes chose Ellijay

We wanted a property close to Atlanta, with a great view, and preferably new construction - this property provided all three, plus it sits on 1.5 acres in a secluded gated community.

What makes this cabin unique

Our cabin combines a secluded setting with close proximity to shopping, restaurants and other conveniences. Featuring an 8-foot pool table, foosball, hot tub, DirecTV, wifi, and lots of books and board games, the cabin provides something for everyone.


based on 71 traveler reviews

Nearly-New Construction 4 BR/3.5 BA Mountain View, Hot Tub, Pool Table
average rating of 4.8591547 based on 71 reviews

Great cabin

  • 5 of 5

This is a great cabin, perfect for family get togethers in the woods and the mountains. It had everything we needed to entertain everybody in the family with 13, 30s, 40s, 60s year olds and a lovely dog! My in-laws quoted "we love this place because it has the warmth, it feels like a home and not a hotel unlike some of the "fancy" cabins we have rented in the past". It has a wonderful deck and the house has a very open feel to it. The hot tub was great and seated 6 of us comfortably. The basement recreation room is amazing with pool table and comfy seating. Everything was clean and very well maintained. One of the best part was that kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed especially the huge collection of spices and basic things like oil etc..(we packed a lot of food but forgot to bring oil ;)) They have good collection of board games and we did eventually solve the puzzle (with sea animals and fishes etc..) Trust me its a hard one so definitely try that!!

Sorry we forgot to leave a not in the guestbook, we were in kinda of a rush while leaving, but we will certainly come back again.

Few attractions in the area include: Amicalola falls (great hiking area), tubing/kayaking on the river, White water rafting on the Ocoee river.

Couple of suggestions:

- The basement and the main floor are awesome, the bedrooms upstairs could use a bit of TLC.

- The house is a bit hard to find because the driveway is bit steep and is on a sharp turn. May be a plank on the entrance would be helpful.

- When you are leaving the driveway and turning left onto the one way, that left turn could be hard to make as its hard to gauge the radius of turn so perhaps if you marked the driveway better with stones or lights that would be helpful especially for seniors..

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, quaint place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

This was a very large cozy cabin with all of the required amenities. My only complaint is that the upstairs A/C isn't great and that some beetles were showing up in the top rooms. No idea where they came from but overall an excellent place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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The best wedding weekend cabin

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was just perfect. We couldn't have asked for a better home-base during our wedding weekend. The cabin is so well appointed and cozy and has so many different things to do. Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful, and comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

We had such a blast at this house. It was perfect for a group of 10 people. The views were gorgeous (especially at dawn) and there was a lot to do. Between the pool table, games, Jacuzzi and fire pit, we were thoroughly entertained.

I also took my 4 month old and it was great because there was a crib! We also said we would be back when my son is a toddler because it is right next door to the apple orchards! So convenient!

Overall it was a perfect getaway house and highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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We loved the cabin, perfect for our family with a convenient central location. Wes was a great host

  • 5 of 5

We would come back if we were visited the area again. Wes answered all my questions promptly and made sure we had what we needed. The kids loved walking into the cabin and picking a room. The parents enjoyed morning coffee on the back porch.

Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Overall, we enjoyed our stay, but should have been better.

  • 2 of 5

The cabin is listed as new construction which was one of the main reasons we chose it over the other dozens of cabins in the area, but it is definitely NOT new construction, it's at least 5 years old. The fooseball table is broken so can't be enjoyed, and there is only one useable pool que for the pool table and the felt is ripped. We got really excited about playing the Nintendo 64 but only one controller worked so that was ruined also. it dosnt sound major, but we chose this cabin for 2 reasons, we wanted a nice new cabin so everything was nice and worked, and the game room was nicer than most of the cabins and we wanted to be able to keep ourselves entertained without having to leave the cabin, so we really missed out on what we wanted and paid extra for.

Aside from those things, the cleaning staff was not very good, the cabin definitely needed some good cleaning.

I spoke to Rachel & Wes (the owners) and they told me they would be contacting their cleaning company asap and would take the "new construction" off of their listing, but aside from that, they really offered nothing to make up for my dissatisfaction. Again, overall we enjoyed our trip, but we paid a premium price for the amenities and weren't able to enjoy them. We could have stayed in a cheaper cabin and used the extra money to entertain ourselves outside of the cabin (but didn't really want to have to leave). Another plus was the fantastic communication, I never had to wait long for a response from them. Would have given 2.5 stars but not an option. A little TLC and it's easily a 5 star cabin again.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ronald, Again, we appreciate the feedback as we continually strive to make the rental experience better. We have updated our description to reflect that the cabin is "Nearly-New" since it was build about eight years ago - we believe this properly reflects that the cabin's construction is modern compared to other older cabins in the area, and we hope you agree. We have already replaced the broken poolsticks and we're in the process of replacing the broken player on the foosball table, which should be fixed within the next week. We'll also order an additional Nintendo controller. We apologize for any inconvenience you experienced as a result of these issues, and we hope you'll choose to rent with us again. We'd be happy to provide a discount on your next rental to make up for the dissatisfaction you described in your review. Thanks again for the great feedback, Rachel and Wes
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Ellijay, Northwest High Country, Georgia, USA (7 Miles East of Downtown Ellijay, GA; 80 Miles North of Atl) -- Seven miles east of downtown Ellijay and 80 miles north of Atlanta, Our Ellijay Cabin sits perched on the side of a majestic mountain in a secluded gated community. The cabin is close to multiple rivers, hiking trails and waterfalls. The historic towns of Ellijay and Blue Ridge provide a variety of dining, antiquing and shopping options. Drive the many local mountain highways for a scenic adventure, or take in the incredible mountain views right from the back deck.

Other Activities: shopping, boating, kayaking, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, mini golf, health/beauty spa


Rates & Availability

Owl Town Retreat Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Christmas Holiday
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years Holiday
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Owl Town Retreat Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Level
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
    Full 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Basement
    Half 1 - toilet , Main Level
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Main Level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , Basement
    Game Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Basement
  • * King Bed: Located in Master Bedroom * Queen Bed (2) : Located in Upstairs Bedrooms * Bunk Bed: Full-Over-Full bunk bed (sleeps four adults) with pull-out twin trundle; located in finished basement * Convertible Bed: Full sofa bed * Crib: Pack-and-Play portable crib
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Wood Fireplace: Beautiful outdoor stone fire pit in backyard. Cable/Satellite TV (2) : Located in Living Room and Master Bedroom. Video Game Console: Nintendo 64. Video Games (10). CD Player (2). Private Hot Tub: Seats eight people comfortably; located on secluded lower deck. Deck/Patio (2) : Over 1000 square feet of covered deck, with Brazilian wood rockers and glass-top dining table that seats four... plus secluded lower deck. Gas/Electric BBQ Grill: Weber propane grill with extra tank. Free Long Distance: Maximum ten minutes per call please.

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