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Enjoy a Mountain Getaway Only Minutes Away from Recreation and Shopping


Property Details

Updated: Oct 25, 2016
House: 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

* Ellijay Cottage is an A-Frame home in a pastoral setting with a glass facade that looks out upon a wide mountain view. You'll enjoy the outdoors without having to leave the portal.

* The home consists of 3 levels:

* The main floor includes standard bed for 2 persons, kitchen, dining room and living room with High Definition Apple TV with Netflix and Broadcast Stations, DVD player and Wifi access.

* A loft with 2 twin beds and a futon sofa.

* A downstairs bedroom with queen sized bed, bath, and High Definition television, Blue Ray Player and Netflix service .

* The loft and lower bedroom are accessed by two spiral staircases. The spiral staircases are not recommended for persons who suffer from mobility issues. Due care should be used and appropriate footwear to assure safety while ascending and descending staircases. The main floor of the house is perfectly acceptable for use by persons with mobility impairment, excluding wheel-chair.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

I'm a native of Sarasota, Florida, and a graduate of University of South Florida in Tampa. My grandfather built a cottage in this same neighborhood back in 1953, to which my mother first brought me when I was 1 1/2 years old. My passion for this neighborhood and region is based upon a lifetime of exposure and good memories.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a very nice time in your beautiful mountain cabin. We enjoyed exploring Franklin & Highlands. We loved hiking to Whitesides Mountain to see the beautiful vistas there. Even though you didnt have much rain recently, we still had fun at Dry Falls and Glen Falls. Thanks so much.
Oct 2016
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8 Reviews

based on 8 traveler reviews



  • 5 of 5

My husband, our 1 year old son, and I just had an amazing 4 days at Ellijay!! It was an easy drive. The cabin was beautiful, very clean, and well maintained. The views from the cabin were amazing. We swam by 3 different waterfalls and looked at 3 more, all close to the house. We enjoyed walking around Highlands as well. We will definitely stay at Ellijay every time we visit the mountains! Thank you so much to the owner, Bob!!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Convenient mountain getaway with everything you ne

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful and more than enough room for 2 adults and 2 children. The owner was easy to contact and had several suggestions for short, or long distant hikes. The location of the cabin was perfect for exploring Franklin or Highlands, NC.

Thanks for everything, Bob!

The Robertson's

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house for our recent girls weekend. Slept 4 adults comfortably with room for more if we had wanted. Everything was exactly as listed. Bob checked us in and was great at showing us the house and making us feel at home. The full kitchen was awesome. We only left once to visit the nearby Dry Falls (we highly recommend this short drive) otherwise we just enjoyed relaxing in the cabin and had all we needed. Everything about our trip was great. Already talking about coming back next year!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Me and a few friends traveled to the Ellijay Cottage for a New Years getaway and couldn't be more pleased with our experience. The house was cute and cozy, and perfectly located, lots to do close by. The owner was extremely helpful with recommendations and the only small issue with getting Netflix hooked up. Very well represented in pictures, would definitely recommend it!!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Accomodating, Peaceful, Quiet and Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved our stay here, and hope to be able to come back soon. Bob was very accommodating and helpful. The house is very well taken care of, clean, comfortable and quiet. The beds were very comfy and we enjoyed opening the windows and screen door to listen to the creek nearby. There was plenty of room for 4 of us. The kitchen is well stocked. The best part of the cabin is the view that you wake up to each morning. Even with the rainy and cloudy days we had, we still enjoyed looking outside. There is a ton to see and do nearby as well. I highly recommend this rental!!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

Could not have asked for a better getaway . The house and location were amazing. I can't wait to book our next


  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

Ellijay Cottage is a comfortable, modern, newly remodeled and upgraded home. It has a unique charm, great mountain view, and sense of privacy and seclusion. It is a great place for couples or larger families to enjoy solitude, or the beauties of nature only a few miles down the road.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : AVL, Asheville Regional Airport, Fletcher, NC at 70 Miles Nearest Barpub : Mulligan's, Franklin, NC at 7 Miles Nearest Golf : Franklin Golf Course, Franklin, NC at 9 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrak, Cornelia, Georgia at 67 Miles Nearest Motorway : US 441, US 23, Franklin, NC at 7 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Chris and Charlie's Pizza, Franklin, NC at 7 Miles Nearest Ski : Cataloochee Ski Lodge (North of Waynesville, NC) at 58 Miles Nearest Beach : Cliffside Lake Recreation Area, Highlands, NC at 8 Miles Car: necessary

* Access to the Appalachian Trail and Bartram Trail is available in Macon County.

* Camping, hiking and fishing are available in many Nantahala National Forest areas nearby. Cliffside Lake facility is nearby in Highlands, and Standing Indian Campground, on the west side of Franklin.

* Gem Mining is available within 2 miles of the house, and at numerous other locations within the county. Franklin is famous for its natural rubies and sapphires.

* Franklin has two outstanding Mineral and Gemstone Museums.

* Celebrate Scottish Heritage at the Scottish Tartans Museum in Franklin.

* Enjoy World-Class dining and shopping in Franklin and Highlands. To view the selection check Urbanspoon online.

* Attend the Mountain Heritage Museum at Western Carolina University, along with seasonal events, music and theater on campus in Cullowhee.

* Golfing is available in Highlands and Franklin

* Cinema and Theatrical Performances are available both in Franklin and Highlands.

* You are within a short range drive to access Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee - Qualla Reservation, and Harrah's Casino, Gatlinburg on the north side of Smoky Mountains N. P., and Dollywood in Sevierville, TN.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Autumn Leaf Season
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter - Spring Season
Nov 1 2016 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Vacation
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $50
Tax Rate 9.75%

Nightly Rate: $100 - $150

Weekly: $600 - $750

Monthly: $1500 - $2000

* If you are interested in reserving the cottage, please submit $150.00 ($100 deposit + $50.00 cleaning fee). The cleaning fee is refundable or may be applied to payment of the total bill, providing the premises are clean upon departure. Owner pays taxes, so rates are firm.
* Absolutely NO pets allowed.

I will respond to your request for accommodation by email, but the best way by far to assure your reservation is to make voice contact by telephone. This will enable me to quickly quote rates and block you in on the calendar. You may send your deposit by surface mail, but in the case that there is insufficient time, verbal agreement may suffice. Credit Cards may be used in the future.

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From the Owner

As an A-Frame home, Ellijay Cottage has a unique retro feel. Its glass front has the effect of inviting the outdoors into the structure. You may see sunrise and moonrise from the living room, and all the seasonal changes without leaving the armchair. The home is paneled with spruce and oak, giving a woodsy, country feel. From the deck in springtime, you'll enjoy a well tended garden with fruit trees, rhododendrons, dogwood and mountain laurel. You may enjoy eating your meals inside, or on the picnic table on the side deck. Children enjoy the upstairs loft with a commanding view of downstairs and through the windows into the mountains in the distance.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic


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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Rural


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • * Ths home is modern, comfortable and furnished with satellite dish television and Wifi for Internet. * The kitchen includes range, refrigerator, and dual sink. (No dishwasher) * Living area includes ample seating and television entertainment. * We provide local landline telephone service and Wifi for your convenience.

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