USA Georgia North Georgia Ellijay Listing #68455

The River House - Ellijay, GA

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5 reviews
Max. occupancy: 9 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Futon, 1 Sofa Bed 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms 2 dog max 
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Snowbird-Friendly Riverfront Home w/ Private Hot Tub, Fireplace, WiFi - Dogs OK!

Enjoy riverside reverie at this spacious, three bedroom home! Offering sweeping water views and direct access to the Coosawatee River, you'll enjoy a perfect setting for an extended retreat with family and friends. This home comes ready to host, with accommodations for up to nine guests -- plus the family dogs -- and amenities-galore.

Exposed beams and hardwood floors on the main level provide rustic accents for an updated, contemporary interior. The island kitchen comes well-appointed with stainless steel appliances and utensils to handle family cooking, while the dining table can seat up to six. For a special treat, fire up the gas grill on the back deck and dine al fresco at the outdoor table overlooking the river. The screened porch is a great escape any time of day. Sip a morning coffee or play a round of cards at the four-seater table while enjoying your favorite beverage for happy hour. On chilly nights, the gas fireplace in the living room is a perfectly cozy gathering spot.

The spacious lower level is built to entertain! Enjoy hours of fun on the large gaming table with a variety of classic and modern board games, puzzles, and books. Or stream/cast your favorite shows and movies onto the Roku-equipped TV. A mini-fridge and microwave will save you trips upstairs for drinks and snacks. Go out onto the lower deck for another great view of the river out of the elements. Take your favorite beverage and watch the river flow by from the comfortable patio furniture or from the hot tub. Challenge your friends to a game of Giant Jenga!

Nearby Services and Dining Options
Cafe within 4.0 miles. Casual dining within 2.0 miles. Dine-in restaurant within 5.0 miles. Gas station within 4.0 miles. Supermarket within 6.0 miles.

Places to Visit During Your Stay

AttractionDistance From Home
Gilmer County Parks4.7 Miles
Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard And Winery11.6 Miles
Talking Rock Town Park12.2 Miles
Tumbling Waters Trail16.1 Miles
Fort Mountain State Park23.7 Miles
Whitepath Golf Club14.0 Miles

Things to Know
Free WiFi
2 dogs welcome for a nightly fee. Contact Vacasa for details.
Snowbird-friendly. Contact Vacasa for rates/terms

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



Jetted tub

Common areas

Game room



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

House rules


Kitchen & dining







Water view


Beach access





DVD player

Wireless router


Wide clearance

Nearby activities & attractions


On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Board games



Gas grill : Private




5 reviews

Susan P. Jun 2022
Fantastic location and plenty of room! The best stocked kitchen I have ever seen!
Hannah w. Apr 2022
This is a lovely private place. The pictures do it no justice. The kitchen has every appliance you could need and the game room as well. Perfect for a family of 5.
Juan D. Mar 2022
There were a few flaws that would have had much more weight had the cabin been in a poorer location. But this cabin is in a perfect place. It is next to a large, beautiful river. A river that fills every window, and where herds -literally herds- of deer come to play every evening by the water. To get this unique experience of nature while being just 9 minutes away from a Walmart and a dozen restaurants is just mind boggling.

The house is spacious and has two wide decks overlooking the Coosawattee river. It doesn’t look like much from the outside, it is not a log cabin, and it is not particularly polished or well finished. Practicality trumps beauty, which is evidenced by an overabundance of ungraceful storage racks, coarse shelves, haphazardly placed hooks to hang up towels and stuff, and a rather unsightly shed next to the house. None of this is pretty, but sure is practical. Of note, the cabin was extremely well appointed. Everything you could possibly need was there. Even kayaks equipped with life vests.

Everything works well. The heater, the water, the hot tub, the internet… all perfect. The gas fireplace didn’t work at first, and it would help if the instructions were specific for this model rather than generic, since those applied to different systems. But someone came to fix it promptly, so the customer service was great.

The master bedroom’s bed was very uncomfortable until we discovered that it had a 4 inch foam mattress atop the regular mattress. When we took it out, the problem was solved. Another negative detail, and a bit perplexing, is that there is no TV in the main level. When we wanted to watch a family movie, we had to do it in the basement.

Again, these flaws may have been more meaningful had the cabin been far away from civilization, difficult to access, or in a less wonderful location. But taken together, the positives far outweigh the negatives, and at this price level it would be truly unfair to take any stars from the review. Just the experience of watching the deer by the river every day at dusk, from the comfort of your own deck, would make it worth it.
Highly recommended.
Manager response:
Juan, we appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the home. We make every effort to present clear, accurate descriptions of our homes in order for guests to make informed decisions on their rental choices. We are sorry to hear that the bed was not well-suited to your sleeping preference. We have forwarded your feedback to the local staff so they can work to improve the house for future guests. Thank you for staying with us, we hope to host you again.
Cody C. Jan 2022
We loved how secluded it was. Also the hot tub and peacefulness of the area
Lisa J. Dec 2021
Plenty of room and on river.