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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

Skyfall Lodge

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***Book a 3 night stay before 7/1/15 and receive $50 gift card to a local restaurant***

 Skyfall Lodge is a 1700 sq. foot 3 bedroom log cabin on 16.75 acres of pristine woodlands,  the perfect mountain get away.
The main level has a huge great room with a wood burning fireplace, full kitchen, a great gathering area for the family.  Need a little more space? A relaxing screened in porch with a hammock and a wood burning stove await.   Two of the three bedrooms are on the main level one with two additional bunk beds, as well as a full bath.  Upstairs is the master bedroom with a private jetted tub.  Now the fun starts, head downstairs to the pub style game room.  Before you can step outside to soak in the huge hot tub or take up a game of horse shoes you will be tempted with a game of pool, foos ball or air hockey.  There is so much to see and do in the North Georgia mountains, from 800 foot waterfalls, wineries, shopping, hiking, biking river tubing you are guaranteed to have a lot to talk about as you sit around the huge firepit at night and re-live the day.  We even have some tent camping platforms near the house in the woods if the you want that camping wilderness feel.  When things are quiet it is not unusual to see wildlife such as deer, wild turkey and big foot. Several foot paths are available to explore the area surrounding Skyfall. At an elevation of 2900 feet, when it gets cloudy you are in the clouds as if you have been transported to Scotland. Time slows to a crawl as you enjoy the nature that surrounds you as you begin to make mountain memories.