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River Rest: Romantic & Relaxing Setting with Hot Tub on a Trophy Trout Stream

58 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 2 full Bathrooms, views and sounds of stream, (Sleeps 1-4)

River Rest is THE perfect place to stay for a quiet, luxury destination that is nestled beside a pristine, flowing trout stream.

We are available for 2-4 adults (25+) only. (4 person maximum). We are not suitable for families with children or people who have difficulties with steps (see photos that show steps leading to the front door). No pets.

We feature distinctive traditional and antique furnishings, a hot tub, on-site fishing in a trophy trout stream, situated on a quiet, secluded lane in Coosawattee River Resort. (2 night minimum)

Push aside the laptop (although we have WiFi if you can't), cell, fax machine, and pager. Spend time strolling up and down the lane by the house, fishing in the private waters of a trophy trout stream, unwinding in the hot tub, gazing at a star-studded clear night, and bathing in the noises that surround this this north Georgia retreat: tree frogs at night, the rush of the burbling creek 24/7 from the comfort of the screened porch. You deserve the rest-and-relaxation. We offer the ideal location that is secluded, yet not isolated from the amenities you need.

Most Popular amenities

... breathtaking beauty of the cabin location

... floating and wading in a private stretch of a refreshing mountain stream

... excellent fly fishing in a trophy trout stream by the cabin

... Beautiful furnishings

... Cozy, at home feel

... hot tub for 5 (delightfully warm on cool spring and summer nights)

... Wireless internet

... 50 feet away from a burbling trout stream

... affordable

... lending library

... OVER 250'private creek frontage on Mountaintown Creek,

up-and-coming trophy trout stream in Georgia

... convenient distance to sevices

and local attractions

We are a 15 minute drive off Interstate 515 in North Georgia, a 30 minute drive from Amicalola Falls State park, a 25 minute drive from Blue Ridge, a 15-20 minute drive from several apple orchards, 10 minute drive from the fabulous Ellijay Apple Festival, and no distance at all from one of the most beautiful sections of Mountaintown Creek. It's a secluded cabin on a private drive in a REFRESHING environment that has something elegant and enjoyable for all styles and preferences: trout FISHING and TUBING in your FRONT YARD, a hot tub, a clean, mountain creek to spash in, gourmet kitchen, cozy den for the enjoyment of TV, a wood burning FIREPLACE, and a welcoming decor.

The cabin is also near other exciting, outdoor activity sites (golf course, horse back riding, hiking, mountain biking, white water rafting).

Our creek front cabin is spacious and will comfortably accommodate 2-4 adult friends, a family of 4, or 2 couples traveling together. It's of course, ideal for a romantic getaway for two.

River Rest is nestled in a secluded area on the Mountaintown Creek: only four other cabins nearby. One cabin is next door to River Rest, the others are not visible from our property. There are no properties within sight across the creek from us, just beautiful undeveloped wooded land. All paved roads, up until the last mile before the cabin. Then, the road turns to gravel, but it is accessible for all types of vehicles. The air seems to feel just a little bit lighter and cooler, and the sleep is always much deeper and peaceful here. It's a short 15-minute drive from the Ellijay square and local grocery, shopping, and dining options.

The creek by the cabin is a TROUT fisher's local pilgrimage site and flows like a gentle river: about 60 feet wide, 1 to 4 feet deep, and perfect for fly fishing, wading, and floating. Local ANGLERS call Mountain town Creek 'one the most picturesque and beautiful trout streams in North Georgia and is quietly becoming one of the best trophy trout streams in the state.'

Enjoy the beauty of a unique, Native American fishtrap in the Mountaintown creek on cabin property. In the morning, wake to a dip in the hot tub or creek, followed by a breakfast on the porch with brewed coffee, pancakes, syrup, and local apples. At night, wrap yourself in a cotton throw on the screened porch and listen to the burbling water. Tubes for floating are provided in season.

This beautiful creek front cabin features unique, traditional décor and amenities. The first floor has 1 bedroom with a queen-sized pencil post bed, 1 bathroom which was updated recently with shower and tub, den, kitchen, dining area with breakfast table, and screened porch and deck.

The second floor has 1 bedroom with 1 queen-sized, post bed, 1 bathroom which was updated recently with a shower, loft with sleeper sofa, and large walk-in closet. All one-of-a-kind furnishings are selected to make you feel at home.

The screened porch has charming, white wicker furniture including a dining table that seats 4, ceiling fans, and rocking chairs. You'll want to sit and stay as long as possible to play some checkers, read a book, or dine with friends and family. The deck has a picnic table for four, and is a great spot for morning coffee.

The HOT TUB is an easy few steps from the door. It is private, faces an undeveloped creekfront lot, seats 5 people, and is accessible from the deck with a great view of the creek.

Last, and our favorite, the cabin has a small and growing 'Lending LIBRARY.' Need a book to read while you are here? Can't finish it during your stay? Fine. Keep it and return it upon your next stay. Leave a book for our other guests if you bring one of your own.

Your friends and family will thank you for selecting a special place for building memories, having fun, and relaxing. River Rest offers a home away from home. You need the rest, and you're always at home at River Rest.

Keywords: quiet, romantic, waterfront, trout fishing, family, cabin, north georgia mountain, honeymoon, anniversary,

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

Our family lives a short distance from Ellijay. We take pride in offering River Rest to guests, and make use of the cabin for personal use when our schedules permit.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2005

Why The Owner chose Georgia

My family purchased this property a few years ago, after falling in love with the beauty of Mountaintown creek that flows by us as well as the quiet, dead-end lane where the cabin is located. In addition, we like the Ellijay area, because it represents a sharp departure from the cookie-cutter, over crowded, mountain vacation destinations we have seen elsewhere. Ellijay and the surrounding area offers our family ample options with regard to outdoor activities as well as the chance to be together away from the hustle and bustle of life.

What makes this cabin unique

This cabin reflects the touch of an interior decorator, and our personal preferences with regard to furnishings. We think that the decor as well as the cabin location offer a unique destination for guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My cousin and I have tremendously enjoyed your cabin. Everything was wonderful! We especially liked the porch and sound of the river -- so relaxing a person can do a lot of meditating in this atmosphere. Thank you for sharing. We'll want to come back.
Oct 2007
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based on 58 traveler reviews

River Rest: Romantic & Relaxing Setting with Hot Tub on a Trophy Trout Stream
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 74 reviews
South of Atlanta GA USA

Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We reserved this cabin for a weekend getaway from stress....and it lived up to exactly that. We got off the main highway for several miles...turned onto a side street that led to a gate that a real attendant. Then we drove at least two miles+ back into the woods on pavement then gravel roads. The seclusion factor is great. The minute we opened our car door we could hear the river rushing by not far from the driveway! was pitch dark when we arrived and we would have to wait and see our surroundings till morning. (Recommend arriving during daylight hours on your first drive into the cabin just because it makes the drive a little easier). But we still had no problem, the directions provided are spot on. We entered a gorgeous cabin, beautifully furnished and clean. The kitchen has everything you need to eat-in with modern appliances. Antiques everywhere. We loved the atmosphere. We woke the first morning to birds chirping and could hear the river. The river is only about 30 yards from the cabin and you can view everything from your balcony thru the trees. No pictures can do justice to seeing this view in person. Lots to do in Jasper and Ellijay. But resting at the cabin was best. You will love your stay here. The owner is very helpful and made sure we had everything we needed to know for our stay. If I had to say anything would be that the rates were more than advertised on line. We paid $193 a night for Friday and Saturday. That might be a website issue.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your generous and helpful feedback. We are so very glad to know you enjoyed everything about your stay that we too believe make River Rest a distinctive destination: the sounds of the creek, the furnishings, fully appointed kitchen, and more. Being located a mere 40 feet from the edge of the Mountaintown Creek offers both year-round sounds, views, and wading or fishing experiences that are 2nd to none! You are so right about the way VRBO/Homeaway lists the "nightly rate." Owners are instructed to list the Rental fee only, and so the "nightly rate" does not include charges for housekeeping, the hotel/motel taxes, and the new VRBO/Homeaway Service Fee. Regardless, for an entire home with the features you describe, River Rest continues to offer guests a premium value. Thank you so very much for selecting our property!
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Relaxing and serene!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed our stay at this cabin right on the water. Very close to town for necessities but far enough away for that secluded, getaway feel. Beautiful cabin with a lot of antique looks! Loved it!! The only thing that I recommend is that your first encounter be during daylight hours so you can maneuver your way in properly. She had great instructions, but we arrived at night and it was a little difficult to get in the first time, only because I was not familiar with the surroundings. But very private, we loved it!!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your great feedback, and enjoyed thoroughly having you as our guest! We hope you return soon!
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Great and very enjoyable.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice time we took the opportunity to visit some of the local wineries but other than that we just sat around read books and soak in the hot tub we do plan on returning again possibly this fall.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Girl's Weekend Adventure

  • 5 of 5

Girl's Weekend was everything we had hoped for in the North Georgia Mountains.

River Rest was relaxing and easy to get to. I have stayed in many cabins over the

years and I have to say, River Rest has the BEST beds! My morning coffee, never tasted so good, sitting on the screened porch, listening to the river rapids and especially eating Apple Donuts from Mercier Apple Orchids in Blue Ridge.

We drove to the Apple Festival within 15 minutes from the cabin. We saw lots of families of deer on the roads driving out of the Resort to Ellijay & Blue Ridge.

Sarah, the Owner, was wonderful and understanding in so many ways! If you have any question or concern, she'll take care of it for you.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved our stay, Beautiful and restful!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at River rest. beautiful and relaxing!!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four booked this property for a short getaway before the end of summer. We wanted a secluded, tranquil setting and River Rest delivered that and more. One can sit on the screened porch and listen to the sounds of the river and forest. Our kids spent hours playing in the river with tubes, kayaks and the kids next door. Going to town is an easy 10-15 drive or you can bring groceries and never leave. Overall, River Rest exceeded our expectations.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I read your review twice, and each time could not help but smile as I imagined your family enjoying splendid hours in the creek. We too enjoy the gentle tubing and wading, and feel of the refreshing mountain creek water on a hot summer day in GA. You were most fortunate to be at River Rest when our neighbor was out with the kayaks! That must have been awesome for everyone. Thank you so much for selecting our home, for taking such excellent care of the place both inside and out, and for sharing your experience. We hope you can return again!
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Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Whitepath Golf course, Ellijay, Georgia
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 515
Car: necessary

Located an easy 10 minute drive from the annual Apple Festival, 15 minute drive from Historic Ellijay, and other attractions near and in Ellijay. 25 minute drive from Amicalola Falls State Park, 25 minute drive from several white water rafting or equestrian riding facilities.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $80
Refundable damage deposit $150
Resort Gate Fee $26
Tax Rate 12.0%

Minimum nights/Rates per night vary per season and for Holiday weekends/weeks. Maximum 4 people: not suitable for children. No Pets. Total charges include the Rental Rate PLUS hotel/motel taxes (12%), Resort Gate fee ($26), and housekeeping. All reservations require a Rental Agreement and Security Deposit processed as an authorization, not an actual charge.

25+ years of age required for Rental.

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Georgia Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2) beautiful carved and pencil post appointed with custom bed coverings, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) very comfortable
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
Located on a secluded dead end lane, only 4 other cabins nearby lending library of books, ceiling fans throughout,

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