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About Ellijay, Georgia

Ellijay is the anglicized form of the Cherokee name Elatseyi, meaning "new ground".[4][5]

Gilmer County was cut from Cherokee County in 1832, and Ellijay became the county seat in 1834. Ellijay existed as a remote mountain community until the Marietta and Northern Georgia Railroad (later the L and N) arrived in 1884. This prompted something of a boom in the timber industry, but the area remained relatively isolated until the Zell Miller Mountain Parkway (Georgia 515; named for Georgia governor and U.S. senator Zell Miller) was completed in 1991. The city holds an annual Apple Festival in October, and Gilmer County is known as the 'Apple Capital of Georgia'. The Apple Festival is a nationally recognized festival that occurs on the 2nd and 3rd weekends of October. Tourists from as far as Hawaii and Alaska come to try Ellijay's world famous apples and other vendors' apple products.Ellijay lies where two rivers, the Ellijay and the Cartecay, come together to form the Coosawattee River

Ellijay & North Georgia Cabin Rentals


Mountain Memories Cabin Rentals is located in the beautiful town of Ellijay Georgia. Just a little over an hour from the city of Atlanta, but miles away from the hustle and bustle of the big city life. We have a wide variety of cabin rentals in Ellijay for you to discover, ranging from cabins with mountain views, to water front cabins, to secluded cabins with the feel of being deep in the forests of North Georgia. We have resort cabins with amenities that every member of your family is sure to enjoy, with swimming pools, fishing ponds and river tubing. The local scene is also one to cherish. The restaurants and antique shops in Historic Downtown Ellijay make for one of Ellijay's favorite vacation attractions. Also, the outdoor activities in the North Georgia mountains are limitless!!!!

View all of our spectacular Ellijay cabin rentals.

Things To Do In Ellijay

From hiking to biking, tubing to canoeing, fishing to boating, Gilmer County hosts an array of outdoor activities for every enthusiast. There are multiple trails all around the county that serve all levels of expertise. We have The Cartecay River, Toccoa River, The Coosawattee River and Carters Lake. And the Ocoee River and Nantahala aren't too far if you prefer some heavier rapids. Amicalola Falls and Fort Mountain State Park are right around the corner. Whatever your pleasure, you are sure to make some MOUNTAIN MEMORIES!!!

Cabin of the Month

La Maison D'Elonore

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***Book a 3 night stay before 10/1/15 and receive $50 gift card to a local restaurant***

La Maison d`Eleonore (pronounced "Lah Mayzone Delay-Oh-Nor") is a delightfully quaint and charming 1200 sq ft mountain cabin decorated with a "modern European" decor. You won`t find another cabin that has both the "rustic" feel of a true cabin and the "luxury" feel of a modern cabin with a taste of France! Located in the heart of the Coosawattee River landscape with an amazing view, La Maison offers, wifi, gas log fireplace, flatscreen TV`s and lots of outside lounging accessories. Truly a peaceful and relaxing escape for up to 6 guests!

The interior is anchored by an open configuration Living room/Dining/kitchen space. Enjoy the ample natural light and space for socializing, preparing meals and relaxing on the long leather sofa /day lounger and unique white pedestal chair. With a gas log fireplace, 32" flat screen TV with satellite programming, DVD player, stereo and a World Map hanging high above, the living room is the perfect entertainment gathering spot.

The Dining area and Kitchen are fully stocked with kitchenware to support a gourmet dinner! There are even wine glasses and ice tea pitchers. With plenty of cabinet storage space and a pantry, the kitchen more than suffices for any culinary demands.

On the main level is the guest Queen bedroom and separate full bathroom that holds a stacked washer/dryer. The Queen bedroom is well appointed with closet and furnishings and has a 22" flat screen TV/DVD combo built in to the side of it. .

Outside is the ultimate gathering spot with ample deck space wrapping 3/4 of the way around the cabin. A screened porch with ceiling fan and light holds a comfortable European patio seat and coffee table and nearby is a large outdoor patio table and chairs for outdoor European-style al fresco dining. On the rear deck is an amazing 5-person therapeutic Spa Crest hot tub overlooking freshly scaped forestry exposing an incredible mountain ridge line view. Complete with privacy wall, the rear deck is a relaxation haven and harbors a nice gas propane grill with spare tank and utensils to boot. On the front porch 2 wooden swings and rockers are installed for country-style lounging and relaxing.

Upstairs is the Master King suite with full bathroom and large walk-in closet. The King bedroom has plenty of storage space along with a 22" flat screen TV/DVD combo and satellite programming.

The loft also contains a Queen size futon, 27" TV/DVD/VCR combo and plenty of desk space for computing or crafting..

The cabin itself is within the beautiful and massive Coosawattee River Resort where you can enjoy Resort amenities and natural mountain beauty, just minutes from downtown Ellijay, GA and only 1.5 hrs from downtown Atlanta, GA!

So if you are looking for the ultimate quaint, personal and cozy escape with all the elegant details, look no further and rest here at La Maison D`Eleonore!

Coming up to look for your mountain dream home?  As a long time resident of Ellijay with fifteen years as a licensed real estate agent I can help you with that as well.  Looking forward to working with you.