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Laura Thompson

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

WOW! Private* River* Hot Tub* Pool Table* Wifi*Fire Pit *Screened Porch* RELAX!

42 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4 adults in the two King beds & 3 kids in bunk bed)

Welcome to ''River Music''! Enjoy the noisy rapids of the beautiful Coosawattee River rushing below from the screened in porches. Rock away your worries in the comfortable glider rockers. Do you need to de-stress? This is the place to relax, unwind, and make wonderful memories!

''River Music'' cabin is beautifully decorated with new and luxurious rustic decor. Our Non-Smoking cabin has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Sleep peacefully in the two handmade King size log beds made by a local Ellijay craftsman. In the bunk room, even the full over twin bunk beds are handcrafted out of wood logs. It's like climbing a tree to get in bed! Our favorite room? A very large screened in porch with private gorgeous views of the river and Corps of Engineer property. Not another cabin in sight! Enjoy paved roads all the way to the driveway and a carport to keep dry carrying luggage, groceries, etc.

Further Details: Our cabin is on the Coosawattee River which flows into beautiful Carter's Lake. Head down our railroad tie stairs with new handrail to the river and experience the true beauty of the waters. In the summer, bring and tie your river tubes to the trees and float in place. Now that's relaxing! The river is so much fun to play in, swim in, skip rocks in, fish in, etc. There is even a creek that feeds into the river. The fresh air is amazing and definitely takes your breath away. Beautiful! The hot tub is the perfect place to soak away your cares while listening to the river. Want to hang out inside the cabin? Enjoy free WIFI, flat screen tv's, a Connelly pool table, video games, board games, movies, books, and more!

In addition to the amazing sounds of 'River Music', enjoy:

* A fully stocked and equipped kitchen with large table to seat 7. Dishwasher, microwave, stove, refrigerator, coffee maker and mini Keurig, toaster, etc.

* Large screened porches with quiet wooden gliders. Nothing to disturb the sounds of the river!

* Picnic table on screened porch so you can eat and listen to the 'music' of the river rushing below.

* Rustic and beautiful handmade log beds and log dressers.

* Two Master size bedrooms with log King beds and pillowtop mattresses.

* Full size over twin size handcrafted log bunk bed

* Connelly slate and hardwood pool table in loft

* XBOX 360 gaming system! Feel free to bring your games!

* 6 person Spa Crest Bromine Salt hot tub....

* Jetted tub in huge Master bathroom to soak away any stress...

* 42' LCD TV in living room with DVD player with Dish Network Satellite TV

* 32' LCD TV in upstairs Master bedroom with DVD player with Dish Network Satellite TV

*13' Color TV with built in DVD player in the Bear Hugs Bunk room with Dish Network Satellite TV

* Propane Gas grill with tanks provided

* The sounds and 'music' of the rushing rapids will melt your cares away and instantly calm you...

''The mark of a successful man is one who has spent an entire day on the bank of a river without feeling guilty about it'' - Chinese Philosopher

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Laura Thompson (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Laura Thompson

We are a family of four that loves the mountains & have always rented river cabins every year in Ellijay, GA. We love tubing, fishing, mountain biking, and just relaxing too. When we found this river cabin, we knew it was meant for us! 'River Music' cabin is now our favorite! We are very proud and excited to share it with you. Welcome to the river!

Laura Thompson purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Laura Thompson chose North Georgia Mountains

We knew this property was amazing the first time we stepped on the screened porch. Gorgeous views of the river and trees. No other cabins to look at. So private and peaceful. We fell in love immediately. We named the property River Music due to the amazing sounds of the Coosawattee River rushing below.

What makes this cabin unique

The property is so peaceful and relaxing. We back up to Corps of Engineer property so no cabins to look at, only river, rocks, wildlife and beauty! Paved driveway installed as well and paved roads to the beginning of the driveway.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I have stayed at River Music about a half dozen times now - and each time if more fun and more relaxing than the last. Almost a second home to us, we really cherish our time there. Leaving is tough, and we miss being so close to the river!
Jan 2014
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based on 42 traveler reviews

WOW! Private* River* Hot Tub* Pool Table* Wifi*Fire Pit *Screened Porch* RELAX!
average rating of 4.904762 based on 46 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin and setting and Laura was a joy to work with! You won't be disappointed with this cabin!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us! Your kind words are appreciated as well. We would love to have you back sometime!
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Music to my ears!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay with our family and friends. River Music is spacious, clean and well equipped. Privately situated off the road, and once inside, you feel there is no one around for miles. This was my 3rd visit to River Music, appropriately named for the sound of the rushing river below, music to my ears! The owner provided so many nice touches. First of all, the beds! It’s like sleeping at a Marriott, what is your secret to making the most comfortable bed ever?! There was plenty of wood provided for the fire pit and fireplace. The kitchen was well equipped, and when I forgot to bring sugar, it was a pleasant surprise to see a bag in the cabinet. The supply of flip flops and towels for the hot tub is also a nice touch. Laura gave us a warm and friendly welcome and made sure that we had everything we needed for a long weekend away from the madness. We will return for another idyllic stay in this beautiful place!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your kind words! We have enjoyed having you several times at the cabin and hope you will stay again with us soon! Every season offers something new! Thanks again!
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Very nice. Quiet.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every minute!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to hear that! Can't wait to have you back again! Thank you for choosing River Music Cabin for your vacation
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Winder, GA

Worse experience ever!

  • 1 of 5

Worse experience I have had! Please never stay at this property. It seems fun and then they pick you a part.

I have to say that I have stayed in many places in my life and this was the worst experiences ever.

We recently stayed here for a 3 day weekend. We thought we had a great time and we're looking forward to staying again. We thought we left the house in great shape. We have always stayed at much bigger properties and everyone thought our cleanings were exceptional.

Even though, this house already has a cleaning fee, it seemed like they were trying to find any excuse to keep the damage fee.

At the end of our trip, we put all of our trash in the trash bags and they went into the two large trash cans. We later found out in an email that they rummaged through our trash. They commented that they found beer bottles; then told us they "did not permit partying" because it's a "family environment". We are a family of 4. It is perfectly normal for 2 adults to enjoy alcohol over a 3 day weekend. It's very concerning to me that they went through the the trash, which is an invasion of privacy.

Another big issue was the hot tub. When we got there, we did not see a remote for the hut tub. Never saw one. Never used one. We explained we didn't know there was one and never used one. But they insisted we did and charged us $150.00 for it.

So if you are looking for a place that will invade your privacy and charge for mistakes mostly the cleaning service

did, then this is your place. I will never stay here again. This is a nice area to stay and I know there are plenty of nicer places to stay. I will be visiting those in the future.

I hope this review helps you make a better decision on where to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have been very fortunate and blessed over the past 6 years to host hundreds of wonderful guests and families at our rental cabin. We do everything we can to ensure our guests have a pleasant and memorable stay during their visit. We feel our glowing reviews proudly support that! Please read and feel confident in our many 5 star reviews as you decide where to stay for your visit in Ellijay, GA. If anyone has any questions regarding the details of this review, our rental history, etc, please do not hesitate to call or email and we will gladly address any concerns. Our cabin Guestbook is filled with pages of wonderful comments and stories from previous renters and their cabin experience with us. We want to make sure that anyone who rents our cabin feels completely comfortable before making a reservation. We are happy to report that in 6 years and hundreds of rentals we have only held a full damage deposit once. Unfortunately, this is a retaliatory review from a guest that lost a portion of the damage deposit. Thank you for your consideration!
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Best cabin ever!

  • 5 of 5

River Music was the best cabin we have stayed in Ellijay! The cabin was so nice and clean. The beds were comfortable and the river was so much fun to play in. Laura, the owner, was extremely easy and nice to communicate with and they had a lot of extras in the basement for guests to enjoy their stay. Thank you Laura for opening your cabin to us! We can't wait to come back!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us! We are so looking forward to your next stay! We are glad you were able to enjoy your time at the river. Take care and hopefully we will see you again soon!
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Absolute peace!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is a must if you are looking for a peaceful getaway. The kids had a blast in the river & the cabin itself was clean and inviting. Laura was a pleasure to work with. Would absolutely chose river music again!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! So glad your family was able to get together and enjoy the river!
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Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Downtown Ellijay
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
Car: recommended

Right inside our resort you will find Tubing on the River, Recreation Center, Indoor Olympic Pool & Kiddie Pool, Outdoor pools, Walking Trails, Video Arcade, Putt Putt Golf, and a Workout Room. Nearby you can enjoy Canoeing, Whitewater Rafting, Pontoon and Boat Rentals at nearby Carter's Lake, Antique Shopping, Train Rides (Blue Ridge Scenic Railway), & of course, Fishing right outside your door on the Coosawattee River! There are children's life jackets and a few adult life jackets available at the cabin for your use.

Other Activities: Shopping, Wildlife Viewing, Miniature Golf, Kayaking, Basketball Court


Rates & Availability

Ellijay Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall & Leaf season
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Low season
Dec 31 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $275
Tax Rate 12.0%

*Holidays not included in free night specials
Rate includes 4 guests, 15/nt each additional guest
$100 Cleaning Fee for 4 guests $125 over 4 guests
*Festivals (October Apple Festival) 3 night min. required
*Holidays $185/night (Thanksgiving, Christmas, July 4th, Labor Day, New Years Eve)
$275 Refundable Damage Deposit for 4 guests. $325 Refundable Damage Deposit for over 4 guests
Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Debit and eChecks accepted
Starter firewood provided Nov-Feb

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Ellijay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • River
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Handcrafted Log KingBed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Handcrafted Log King Bed
    Bedroom 3 - Twin over Full Log Bunk Bed
  • *7 can sleep in beds including the bunk beds.* 2 Log King beds (4 renters/adults). 1 Twin over Full size Log Bunk Bed (3 children). We provide a pack and play for infants and a highchair too! * King Bed (2) : King size handmade log beds with pillow top mattresses * Bunk Bed: Twin size over Full size log bunk bed. (best suited for kids only)
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
* All bed linens provided for you. Towels, washclothes, hand towels, hot tub towels provided.Please bring towels for the river! * Basic handsoaps provided. Please bring shampoos, body soaps, etc. * Starter toilet paper, paper towels, and trash bags provided. * Covered Parking: One car carport and another covered area for bikes, etc. Paved driveway installed in 2012 * Wood Fireplace: Wood provided for you in the winter months (November thru February) * Cable/Satellite TV: Dish Network * Video Library: Several DVD's for your viewing pleasure! * Video Game Console: XBOX 360 gaming system. * Video Games: Feel free to bring your own games XBOX games. A few games are provided for your use. * Jetted Tub in Bath: Large whirlpool tub in upstairs Master bath * Private Hot Tub: Bromine salt 6 person hot tub with lounger seat, and foot massage. Nice private spot to relax and listen to the rapids... * Shared Pool: Three pools within the resort

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