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Private Cartecay River House W/hot Tub & Game Room

Ellijay riverfront vacation home with private spa tub and fireplace

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Ellijay, GA, United States of America
9.8.Exceptional.
  • This is our second year to stay at this property. It is beautiful, quiet, scenic and we…

    Aug 6, 2019

  • This cabin exceeded my expectations. It was very big with lots of room for my family.…

    Jul 30, 2020

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  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Private spa tub
  • Flat-screen TV with cable/satellite channels
  • Arcade/game room
  • Pool or billiards table

What’s around

  • On the waterfront
  • Chattahoochee National Forest - 1.3 mi / 2.1 km
  • Pig Hill of Fame - 3.5 mi / 5.6 km
  • Tabor House & Civil War Museum - 3.9 mi / 6.2 km
  • Piedmont Hospital - 4.5 mi / 7.2 km
  • Gilmer County Fairgrounds - 4.7 mi / 7.5 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 King Bed

Bedroom 2

1 King Bed

Bedroom 3

1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Bedroom 4

1 King Bed

Bedroom 5

1 King Bed

About this home

Escape from your everyday stresses to 'Cartecay River House', a remote 5-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom vacation rental house situated on the banks of the Cartecay River. This massive 3,350-square-foot home offers friends and family a rustic themed interior, featuring a downstairs game room, 2 furnished decks with river views, a private hot tub, and a fire pit! This home-away-from-home is perfect for exploring the Chattahoochee National Forest or simply soaking up the sun in this lush forested setting!


-- THE PROPERTY --



Master Bedroom: King Bed | Bedroom 2: King Bed | Bedroom 3: King Bed | Bedroom 4 (Bunk Room): Twin/Full Bunk Bed | Bedroom 5: King Bed



'Cartecay River House' will quickly become your favorite home-away-from-home. Spend your days floating in the refreshing waters of the Cartecay River and your nights lounging on one of 2 furnished decks, enjoying your favorite cocktail while watching a tranquil Georgia sunset!



Begin each day by sipping your morning cup of coffee in the mountain-themed living room and watching as the space slowly fills with natural sunlight. The cozy living room boasts tall vaulted ceilings, a flat-screen cable TV and a stone gas fireplace that’s perfect for those chilly Ellijay evenings!



After a morning swim in the river, cook up lunch for the group in the fully equipped kitchen, outfitted with a 4-burner electric stovetop, beautiful granite countertops, cooking utensils, and a 4-person dining room table surrounded by windows. Following your lunch, you have a multitude of different ways to spend the afternoon, ranging from exploring the surrounding forest to playing a game of foosball or pool in the game room!



When everyone starts to get hungry, head out to the deck to get started grilling dinner on the gas grill while enjoying a freshly prepared cocktail from the wet bar. There is no better way to finish off an adventure-filled day than roasting s'mores around the outdoor fire pit or soaking in the private hot tub and gazing up at the star-lined sky!



Retreat to one of 5 comfortably furnished bedrooms when you start to feel your eyes get heavy. Each of the bedrooms offers luxurious 310 thread count sheets to ensure you get a fantastic night's rest!



-- THE LOCATION --



Head out to east Ellijay and explore the local eateries when you're not dining at 'Cartecay River House'. Poole's Bar-B-Q is only 9 minutes away and is a local staple for traditional southern-style BBQ, best known for their smoked chicken and famous Pork ribs.



If you're visiting in the springtime, drive 5 minutes to R&A Orchards to sample a wide range of delicious fruits and pick out your favorite produce to cook at the house! Any animal lovers must drive 24 minutes to visit the Build an Ark Animal Rescue center by Carters Lake, where you can spend your day meeting, petting and feeding the resident animals.



No trip to Ellijay is complete without visiting the famous nearby town of Blue Ridge, which is just over 20 minutes away. Visit Mercier Orchards, North Georgia Mountains’ top apple orchard, featuring various U-Pick events, a tasty Bakery & Deli, Market Store and Farm Winery. If the weather permits, relax with an al fresco meal at Toccoa Riverside Restaurant, serving up delicious american fare and gorgeous lakefront views.



Don’t forget your hiking boots! This home is located on the rim of the Chattahoochee National Forest which is filled with hundreds of

different trails and endless miles of scenic drives - only 5 miles from the house!


Drive 23 minutes southwest to Amicalola Falls State Park, where you can hike through Georgia's mossy, verdant forests to admire the state's tallest waterfall and lush vegetation. The park also hosts the popular Amicalola Zipline and Aerial Adventure Park - sure to be a hit with the adrenaline junkies!



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-- ADDITIONAL DETAILS --



Key Residence Features:

- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops, direct river access, gas grill, en-suite bathrooms, jetted tub, game room with pool table and foosball table, private hot tub, furnished fire pit, 2 decks, 4 flat-screen cable TVs, free WiFi, gas fireplace, 4-car driveway parking, and much more!

- Fantastic Ellijay location on the banks of the Cartecay River - 5 minutes from the R&A Orchard, a 24-minute drive to Build an Ark Animal Rescue, and close to a variety of delicious local restaurants & cafes! Enjoy easy access to Blue Ridge attractions such as Mercier Orchards and Toccoa Riverside Restaurant.

- Nearest Major Airport: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (89.6 miles)



-- POLICIES --



- NOTE: The maximum occupancy being exceeded results in overuse of the septic pump which can cause it to overflow

- NOTE: Exceeding the maximum occupancy may result in additional fees and fines

- No smoking

- No pets allowed

- No events, parties or large gatherings

- Please note that firewood is not provided and it is recommended that you bring your own for the fire pit

- Must be at least 25 years old to book

- Additional fees and taxes may apply

- Photo ID may be required upon check-in

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Location

Ellijay, GA, United States of America
  • On the waterfront
  • Chattahoochee National Forest - 1.3 mi / 2.1 km
  • Pig Hill of Fame - 3.5 mi / 5.6 km

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the waterfront
  • Chattahoochee National Forest - 1.3 mi / 2.1 km
  • Pig Hill of Fame - 3.5 mi / 5.6 km
  • Tabor House & Civil War Museum - 3.9 mi / 6.2 km
  • Piedmont Hospital - 4.5 mi / 7.2 km
  • Gilmer County Fairgrounds - 4.7 mi / 7.5 km
  • Rich Mountain Wilderness - 6.3 mi / 10.2 km
  • Chateau Meichtry - 10.9 mi / 17.6 km
  • Cherry Log Creek - 13.5 mi / 21.7 km
  • Carters Lake - 15 mi / 24.2 km
  • Blue Ridge Scenic Railway - 17.7 mi / 28.5 km

Getting around

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) - 98 min drive
  • Atlanta, GA (PDK-DeKalb-Peachtree) - 88 min drive
  • Atlanta, GA (FTY-Fulton County) - 84 min drive

The home

Key facts

  • Vacation home (3350 sq ft)
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking

Bedrooms

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 1 king bed
  • Bedroom two - 1 king bed
  • Bedroom three -1 king bed
  • Bedroom four - 1 double bed and 1 twin/single bed
  • Bedroom five - 1 king bed

Bathrooms

  • 4 bathrooms
  • Full bathroom one - 1 bathtub and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom two - 1 bathtub and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom three - 1 bathtub and 1 toilet
  • Half bathroom - 1 toilet

Kitchen

  • Stovetop

Entertainment and recreation

  • Flat-screen TV with cable/satellite channels
  • Arcade/game room
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Foosball table
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Pool/spa

  • Private spa tub

Outside

  • Deck

Other amenities

  • Fireplace

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 10
  • Minimum check-in age: 25

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 4:00 PM
  • Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

The property is provided by our partners at Vrbo, an Expedia Group company. You’ll receive a confirmation email from Vrbo once you’ve completed your booking.

Arriving/leaving

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.
  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 25

Travelling with others

  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pets not allowed

Policies

  • Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

Also known as

  • Private Cartecay River House W/hot Tub Game Room Ellijay
  • Private Cartecay River House W/hot Tub Game Room
  • Private Cartecay River W/hot Tub Game Room Ellijay
  • Private Cartecay River House
  • Private Cartecay River House W/hot Tub & Game Room Ellijay
  • 387695

FAQs

  • Yes, there's a pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Hardee's (3 mi), Arby's (3.1 mi), and The Chili Dog (3.2 mi).
  • Have fun with nearby activities like fishing and hiking. Relax in the spa tub after a day on the slopes or enjoy the use of an arcade.
9.8.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Family friendly house

    The house was spacious and well taken care of. Very nicely decorated. We were comfortable during our stay. Highly recommend this house.

    Diana B., Other trip, Oct 12, 2020

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful family time.

    We had a family gathering at this house and thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub, fire pit, porch sitting & listening to the river. Some went tubing & some tied up to the bank. S’mores by the fire!

    Wanda R., Other trip, Aug 17, 2019

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing

    Amazing river home - very spacious. We had 10 people in our group and had plenty of space. Beautiful view of the river. Enjoyed making a campfire in the backyard. Played cornhole- game room was enjoyed by everyone. The cabin was really nice. All of the beds and sheets were extremely comfortable- would definitely recommend and stay there again.

    Amberly Waters- D., Other trip, Nov 30, 2020

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Peaceful and relaxing

    Our family stayed at this great house for a week and had a great time. Kitchen was well stocked and clean, beds were very comfortable and all outdoor spaces were wonderful. The view of the river was beautiful. Communication with the owner was fast and efficient. We would definitely stay here again.

    Emily O., Other trip, Mar 30, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    GREAT LOCATION!

    The house was big and the backyard very relaxing by the river! The location was great, 5-10 from grocery stores and restaurants.

    Israel M., Other trip, Jan 29, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing getaway

    We escaped the city and the COVID Blues to get some outdoor time and a change in scenery and the house was perfect. My kids loved swimming in the river and playing on the tire swing. We made delicious food in the well-equipped kitchen and rested in super comfortable beds. The porch at night, overlooking the river with cocktails, was perfect. It was everything we needed. Kathy was delightful! Can’t wait to come back!

    Rebecca D., Other trip, Jul 27, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Ellijay Georgia

    Great place to stay, Right on the River, close to everything !

    Wendy S., Other trip, May 27, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Overall Great Time

    The house was exactly pictured. We had an amazing time with 6 adults and 2 toddlers. Property Manager and Owner were both extremely nice and easy to get in contact with. We sat by the fire and played in the game room a lot during our nights stay. We brought the kids toys so they played right along with us down stairs. Thank you for having us. :)

    Danielle S., Other trip, Jan 19, 2020

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 6.0.Good

    Beautiful home n Wonderful stay but..,,

    This is a beautiful home with swing n hammock for a relaxing time overlooking the river .Close to Ellijay with cute antique shops. It has all the necessary amenities for a wonderful stay but highly recommend a better job on the cleaning; more thorough cleaning and mopping; also spring cleanings on the great deck furniture. All bed linens need to be washed between each visit; not only sheets, pillow cases ; also recommend waterproof mattress pads ; Water pressure in some of the toilets was poor; tendency to clog . Spent some of my vacation time cleaning so I could better enjoy my wonderful stay.

    Omar K., Other trip, May 14, 2019

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect

    I would like to say something bad about this property but other than the downstairs bathroom being out of order for our stay, there was nothing to say. It had all the amenities including floating tubes, that you have to use during the warm days. Our group will definitely be back for another short trip to this comfortable cabin

    Brent H., Other trip, Sep 19, 2019

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