Ellijay, Georgia is a serene mountain getaway nestled in the North Georgia mountains, offering vacationers a tranquil retreat filled with stunning natural beauty, outdoor adventures such as hiking, fishing, and kayaking, charming cabin rentals, vibrant apple orchards, and a quaint downtown area with unique shops, cozy restaurants, and welcoming locals, ensuring an unforgettable vacation experience in the heart of nature.
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Yes, 89 of our Ellijay homes allow dogs—so feel free to bring Fido along. (Just make sure to check individual home listings for any limits on the number and size of dogs they allow).Browse dog-friendly homes >
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Absolutely. Our local Ellijay team includes professional housekeepers who care for all our homes here. They’ll clean thoroughly and restock amenities, so everything is ready for your arrival—and all you have to do is settle in and relax.Learn more about Vacasa Premium Clean >
This small town is located in Gilmer County of Northern Georgia, where the Ellijay and Cartecay Rivers join to create the Coosawattee River. In 2012, Ellijay received designation as an Appalachian Trail Community, a program that aims to promote and protect the great Appalachian Trail.
The heart of Ellijay is its vibrant downtown district, where you'll find a variety of local shops, boutiques, antique stores, and art galleries. Strolling along the streets, visitors can discover unique crafts, handmade goods, and local produce at the farmers market.
When you think of Georgia, peaches may be the first thing that comes to mind. But Ellijay is the state’s apple capital and is especially famous for its apple orchards, and during the autumn months, it comes alive with apple festivals and cider tastings. The town hosts the annual Georgia Apple Festival in early October. For two weekends, hundreds of vendors gather to offer live music and arts, crafts, and food centered on North Georgia culture. Each year, the festival boasts a parade and antique car show while locals and visitors celebrate the Apple Capital with apple pie and cake contests and even an Apple Queen Pageant. An Ellijay cabin rental makes the perfect home base for joining in the fun.
In nearby East Ellijay, the beginning of apple season culminates with the Georgia Apple Blossom Festival, when people come together to celebrate the beauty of apple blossoms in the spring. Dozens of regional vendors gather to sell food, arts, and crafts, so if you're visiting this area around the beginning of May, be sure to stop by for a taste of apple country.
Surrounded by lush forests, rolling hills, and the meandering waters of the Ellijay and Cartecay rivers, the town is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Hiking, fishing, kayaking, and exploring the scenic landscape are popular activities in this area.
Ellijay is also considered to be the Mountain Biking Capital of Georgia because of its many miles of trails—some of the best in the southeast. Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Get-a-Way is certainly a unique mountain bike retreat. Situated in the Chattahoochee National Forest, Mulberry Gap offers guided single-day rides or multi-day tours. Mulberry Gap even provides shuttles to trailheads, and pets are more than welcome—so be sure to browse our pet-friendly cabins for rent in Ellijay.
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Whether you're seeking outdoor adventures, a glimpse into history, or a cozy small-town experience, Ellijay, Georgia offers a delightful blend of natural wonders and cultural treasures to explore and enjoy.