USA Georgia North Georgia Ellijay Listing #49397

The Cardinal - Ellijay, GA

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11 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 3 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed 4 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms 2 dog max 
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Stylish, Dog-Friendly Cabin w/ Free WiFi, Private Hot Tub, and Fun Game Room

There is something for everyone at the Cardinal, a phenomenal, three-story cabin where you can truly get away from it all! Enjoy deluxe finishes, comfortable furnishings, and high-end appliances and accessories in every room of this spacious home. Step through the front door and into a breathtaking great room with soaring ceilings, shiplap walls, a dramatic wood-burning fireplace, and loads of windows welcoming in natural light and forest views. Prepare anything from quick game-time snacks to full-course dinners in the well-equipped kitchen and then dine together indoors at the adjacent table for eight or outdoors on the enormous, furnished deck. On the lower-level, play to your heart's content in the fun-filled game room complete with a large, flatscreen TV, a cocktail-style arcade game console, and a great selection of board games. This home also features a playroom for the kids, an in-home office with a desk and chair for remote work and school, and a private, outdoor hot tub. And when it's time to call it a night, you'll find cozy bedrooms including three with queen-size beds plus a kid-friendly bunk room on the ground floor.

Nearby Services and Dining Options
Cafe within 5 miles. Casual dining within 5 miles. Dine-in restaurant within 6 miles. Gas station within 7 miles. Supermarket within 5 miles.

Places to Visit During Your Stay

AttractionDistance From Home
Gilmer County Parks6.2 Miles
Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard And Winery13.2 Miles
Fall Branch Falls12.9 Miles
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway14.4 Miles
Bear Claw Vineyards & Winery, Inc.15.9 Miles
Blue Ridge Community Theater13.8 Miles

Things to Know
Free WiFi and cable
Full kitchen
Up to two dogs are welcome with a small nightly fee
Guests must travel by car to reach this home
A high chair, booster seat, baby monitor, baby gates, age-appropriate games, books, dinnerware, and toys, and a Pack-N-Play are provided
Streaming services available
Gated entrance
Outlet covers are available to protect younger guests
Snowbird-friendly. Please contact Vacasa for details
*A Ring spotlight surveillance camera is installed in front of the home, in addition to a Ring doorbell camera, and a Ring spotlight camera over the garage. Each camera is motion activated, hardwired, and record sound
**This home resides in a noise-sensitive area and the owners participate in the Good Neighbor protection program. This smart home technology will alert our team if excessive decibel or occupancy levels are detected, allowing us to reach out directly with a reminder of maximum occupancy and quiet hours. This technology is privacy compliant, and only monitors the presence of decibels and devices—not any personal conversation or information. Thank you for supporting our efforts to be good neighbors!
***Please be aware of the following bylaw of the Oakridge Mountain Community Association: "Two guests are allowed per bedroom if all guests are related by blood, marriage, or adoption; max four guests if not related by blood, marriage, or adoption.”

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.





Baby gates

Children's games

High chair

Common areas

Game room



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Wood-burning fireplace

House rules


Kitchen & dining









Wireless router

Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions


Golf nearby

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Board games


Gas grill : Private



Enclosed yard

Safety & accessibility

Limited mobility access



11 reviews

LISA Y. Apr 2022
We had a wonderful time staying at the Cardinal. We like that it’s a gated community. This house has the best views , the creak and fire pit in the backyard was dreamy. Very spacious and comfortable home. My kids already want me to book it again. I highly recommend this for anybody trying to be close to downtown Blue Ridge and downtown Ellijay.
Dorena W. Mar 2022
Our family loved staying at the Cardinal! The space is well-laid out and inviting for both indoor and outdoor enjoyment. Beautifully decorated and thoughtfully furnished, this is the perfect place for a large family to gather and enjoy the North Georgia community!
Jill D. Dec 2021

My adult children and their spouses had such a fabulous Christmas in Ellijay! The house was PERFECT!!!
Sarah P. Dec 2021
Beautiful, comfy, and well-appointed vacation home! We loved our time at The Cardinal!!
Julie B. Dec 2021
What a lovely place. This was such a wonderful place to relax. They had everything you could possibly want. The beds were very comfortable and everything was very clean.
Belinda H. Sep 2021
The size of the home is perfect for the extended family. Lots of space and areas for smaller conversations. The playroom area is over the top! Who wouldn’t want to play there? We didn’t get to have any fires because even the wood we purchased was too wet. We really wanted to tell stories by the fire with s’mores. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay once this Florida girl adjusted to the road coming in and out of the property! May need directions on how to operate the applianceS🤷🏼‍♀️🤦‍♀️
Made me want cabin fever more often. But one question… on the scavenger hunt…what is the yellow dot that don’t need no man? The sun maybe?
L B. May 2021
We love the stay for our girls weekend. The beds were comfortable and the house had everything we needed! Great hiking and shopping in the area that we enjoyed. Will definitely return!
Jonathan B. Apr 2021
This place exceeded all expectations. Comfortable, well decorated, great location close to town but quiet and with a creek out back. Plenty to occupy our kids and extremely dog friendly!
Shaun R. Apr 2021
The house has just about everything you could need to enjoy your mountain stay. The only thing that needs to be updated to make it a 5/5 star house are the beds. Not the most comfortable mattresses. But everything else was great!
Manager response:
Hello Shaun, thank you for staying with us. While we understand that sleeping preferences vary widely, we are sorry to hear that the bed did not provide for a comfortable night of rest. We appreciate your feedback and hope to host you again soon!
John C. Apr 2021
Great home. Very pretty and comfortable. Loved it