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Sally or Jim Smelcer

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

NO Cleaning Fee-Hot tub outside! Only $100

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


North Georgia Mountains Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + 1 Bath, Sleeps 2 adults

Search 206623 VRBO to see our Creekside cabin.

Lovely old growth hardwoods surround this cabin. Hot tub overlooks woods and creek view in winter. Fireplace adds to its coziness.

You will see lots of wildlife here...bear, deer, great blue heron, mallards, and hear lake loons,circadias and frogs on the 6 surrounding acres.

Our house is 70 yards away but there is a cane break between us.

Keywords: Cabin 864 sq.ft. overlooks woods.View of creek in winter from hot tub. Romantic swing on porch. Well-equipped kitchen. 2 scenic state parks nearby. Carters Lake 15 minutes.

Blue Ridge steam engine ride only 20 minutes away. Tubing and wine tasting nearby. Nearby Aska Adventure area includes tubing, fishing, canoeing, and mountain biking. Benton McKay Walking Trail nearby. Terminus of Appalachain Trail at Gilmer County's Springer Mountain only a few miles away.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sally or Jim Smelcer (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

About Sally or Jim Smelcer

We are a retired couple enjoying living on the 6 acres with the cabins. Our granddaughter , Shayla, lives with us. I am a retired school teacher and Jim owned a cabinet company and a glass company. Jim built all the cabins on the property and we keep them in good condition and very clean. Ellijay is surrounded by mountains and hiking and tubing and all the outdoor activities of a small mountain and river town.

Sally or Jim Smelcer purchased this cabin in 1995

Why Sally or Jim Smelcer chose North Georgia Mountains

We are Georgia natives who grew up in Smyrna and came with our families when we were children to Ellijay to get apples and view the leaves in the fall. As adults we continued to visit and in 1994 we decided to find our own get away in beautiful Ellijay. Then in 1995 Jim built this Pondside cabin for added income. It was so popular he built the Creekside cabin soon after. We are sure you will enjoy Gilmer county as much as we do. We live on the 6 acres so are available to answer any local questions you may have. We are here in case the gas for the grills give out or any other problem you may have.

What makes this cabin unique

We are only a 10 minute drive from Wal Mart and stores surrounding it but still have the seclusion of being on the 6 acres with no other cabins except ours in sight. About 15 miles away is the town of Blue Ridge which has an old locomotive train excursion to another nearby town and back. Ellijay and Blue Ridge are filled with quaint shops and restaurants. You may tube down our creek using our tubes any time. No cost. Be sure to visit Amacalola Falls only 20 minutes away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have totally enjoyed our stay with you in the lovely Pondside cabin. We liked it so much we booked it for Christmas!!! We loved the Apple Festival. It was very relaxing and peaceful, Just what we needed.

Thank you very much!
Oct 2013
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NO Cleaning Fee-Hot tub outside! Only $100
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 27 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Wonderful experience :)

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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  • 5 of 5

This cabin is amazing. Had a great time with nothing to complain about. Low rates and comfortable stay. Owners were a stones through away which made asking questions simple. Definitely plan on staying again.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Restful getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this sweet cabin during the peak leaf season this year and could not ask for better accommodations. The cabin and hot tub were fresh and clean. We will be back this summer to float down the creek. This cabin is only 15 minutes from shopping but has a secluded feel. The hosts were so friendly yet left us in privacy. We will plan another trip to Forest Cabins soon. Thank you ,Sally and Jim Sincerely, Sam & Jessi

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canton, GA

Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is perfect for a couple who wants a quiet romantic, getaway. The owners allowed us to bring our dog for a very reasonable fee and they had everything ready for us when we arrived. The cabin is just as described, it is small and cozy with a great view. The internet only works when you're on the top floor, but that wasn't terribly inconvenient. The owners live there on site and are very friendly. You will not regret booking this cabin!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cartersville, Ga.

Wedding Anniversary

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a great time celebrating our 26th anniversary. The couple greeted us when we arrived and informed us of all the local eating places, shopping, and sites we may want to see. We were close enough to Blue Ridge to visit there easily. We loved the isolation of the cabins but at the same time being close enough to get to town in about 10 minutes. We loved the small cozy cabins, hot tub, internet access and the river that ran behind the cabins which we tubed down one day. It was great having a kitchen for snacks, cooking, or just reheating left overs. I would recommend this quiet hide away place to others who are looking for a diamond in the rough. We are already trying to see if we can work in a trip back in the Fall. Loved it much!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Macon, Ga


  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this cabin. It was cozy, cute, and just what we needed for the 2 of us.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Atlanta, Ga.
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Whitepath Golf
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Long Horn
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Cataloochee N.C.
Nearest Point of Interest
151 Azalea Dr.
Car: necessary

We live on the property in case you have questions or problems. Our home is about 70 ft. from this cabin and there is a cane break between the cabins.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

We have a 3 night minimum in October and all holidays.

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North Georgia Mountains Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Toilet, sink and shower and tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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