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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

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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!!!!
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Things To Do In Ellijay

From hiking to mountain 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 whitewater rafting. Amicalola Falls and Fort Mountain State Park are right around the corner. Whatever your pleasure, you are sure to make some MOUNTAIN MEMORIES!!!

Featured Cabin of the month:

Otter Run Cabin

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Situated on the Coosawattee River, Otter Run Cabin is a fabulous, fun-filled getaway from the fast pace of the city. (But there is WIFI if you can't quite break free) Fishing, relaxing on a swing, sitting by a camp fire next to the river, or enjoying the many Coosawattee Resort amenities are just a few of the options at this Ellijay rental cabin.

The main level features an open living room with floor to ceiling windows, a gorgeous view of the river and a beautiful stone wood burning fireplace. The flat screen TV has a Wii game console and Net Flix. There is one bedroom on this level with a queen bed and another flat screen TV. The bathroom consists of a single vanity and a tub/shower combination. Off the living area is a well equipped kitchen with a gas stove, refrigerator, microwave and a dining table for four. The kitchen opens out onto the deck with a charcoal grill, flat screen TV and festive lighting with incredible views of the river.

Upstairs you will find two more bedrooms. The first is an open loft area with a queen size bed and private deck/balcony. The master suite features a king size bed, princess balcony overlooking the living room and a private deck for your morning coffee and some fresh mountain air. The master bath opens to both the master suite and the loft area. It features an enclosed jetted tub and shower along with double vanities.

This cabin comes with its own washer and dryer and all linens and towels are included. All you need to bring is your personal items, food and a desire for peace and quiet and lots of family fun. Pet Friendly too with a fenced in yard!  Parking is under the house is a two car garage so you can unload inside and away from any weather.

Conveniently located just a few miles from downtown Ellijay; shopping and restaurants are just minutes away.  Everything from waterfalls to wineries with day trips to Blue Ridge, Dahlonega, Amicalola Falls State Park, Ocoee whitewater rafting, Carters Lake and miles of hiking and biking trails all right in your back yard.  So come on up to Otter Run and make some Mountain Memories!