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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 cabins for you to look at, ranging from cabins with mountain view, 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, from swimming pools to fishing ponds to river tubing. The local scene is one to cherish. The restaurants and antique shops in Historic Downtown Ellijay make for one of Ellijay's favorite attractions. The outdoor activities are limitless!!!!

View all of our spectacular Ellijay cabin rentals.

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

Picture Perfect

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***Book a 3 night stay before 5/1/15 and receive $50 gift card to a local restaurant***

Beautiful and secluded, this Ellijay, Georgia cabin definitely lives up to its name. Owned and decorated by a professional photographer (that explains the name) "stunning" will come to mind as you walk in the door.

The main level of the cabin offers the King Master suite with a full bathroom and a TV. A Queen bedroom and a third bedroom with two twin beds is also located on the main level with a second full bathroom. The living room, with its high vaulted ceilings and gas fireplace, also provides sleeping for two on a Queen sleeper sofa. The fully-equipped kitchen is also on the main level with an adjacent dining area. The family-style table seats up to 7 while the breakfast bar seats an additional 2. The 4th bedroom with two Twin beds, a full size sleeper futon as well as a 3rd full bathroom are also located in the basement with additional seating, a wet bar and a Flat Screen TV. The basement is where all the fun happens! Kids of all ages will find something with the many games provided. Don't let a rainy day keep you and your family from enjoying one another's company…this cabin offers something for everyone. The cabin offers several amenities itself: wet bar, slot machine, electric dart board, arcade golfing game, convertible air hockey/pool table and tons of board games for the competitor in you!

Enjoy the sounds of mother nature while grilling the catch of the day on the back deck with a gas grill or the smoke n' grill! There is seating for seven and an outdoor table provided. If you just want to relax, hop in the hot tub (large enough for 7!) and soak away all the stresses of work and city life…or hang up one of the 4 swinging hammock chairs and enjoy quiet meditation or your favorite book. Small dogs are welcome! Located in the Coosawattee River Resort, there are many awesome amenities right at your fingertips. The Rec Center offers an indoor pool for year-round swimming, basketball courts, tennis courts, putt-putt, video arcade, WiFi and a well-equipped fitness center. There are two other outdoor pools, a couple of fishing ponds and of course, the Coosawattee River for the tubing, kayaking or fishing enthusiast!