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Enjoy a Mountain Getaway Only Minutes Away from Recreation and Shopping

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Robert Dodd
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Robert Dodd

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.

Robert Dodd purchased this house in 2006

Why Robert Dodd chose North Carolina Mountains

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic stay, thank you. This is such a great spot to explore Highlands & Franklin. The Cabin is very comfortable and well maintained
Apr 2017
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Franklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The house has a septic tank system. Please do not flush tampons or non-biodegradable products down the toilet.
  • Use of the Gas Furnace in the living room is restricted to Fall and Winter months. Please consult with your host before trying to use this utility.
  • The house has narrow spiral staircases. Please be aware that the surface of the steps may be slippery if you wear socks or inappropriate footwear.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
* 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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Enjoy a Mountain Getaway Only Minutes Away from Recreation and Shopping
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews
Panama City, Florida

Great and comfy

  • 5 of 5

The hospitality was great. The cabin was awesome and had everything we needed and could want. Beautiful views and great location. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was perfect. Well stocked kitchen, cute, clean, has Netflix, And wifi. It's perfectly spaced between highlands and franklin, both have great shops and restaurants. Tons of trails and waterfalls nearby. The owner, Robert, was so helpful and kind. We hiked so much and had a blast.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Best Cabin EVER!

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic location with a tremendous view. The owner is very welcoming and provided so many touches that made our experience memorable. We even had snow!!! So beautiful! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 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
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
AVL, Asheville Regional Airport, Fletcher, NC
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
The Lazy Hiker Brewery, Franklin, NC
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Franklin Golf Course, Franklin, NC
Nearest Train
67 Miles
Amtrak, Cornelia, Georgia
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
US 441, US 23, Franklin, NC
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Chris and Charlie's Pizza, Franklin, NC
Nearest Ski
58 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Lodge (North of Waynesville, NC)
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Cliffside Lake Recreation Area, Highlands, NC
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Shopping.

* Restaurants.

* Scottish Tartan Museum.

* Antiquing.

* Gem Stores - Mineral Museums.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Picnic at Cliffside Lake, Near Highlands.

* Bowling Alley in Franklin.

* Picking on the Square (Saturday).

* Hiking.

* View Waterfalls of Cullasaja Gorge.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* The Fun Factory in Franklin.

* Gem Mining.

* Rafting, Tubing, Zipline.

* Explore National Forest Sites.

* Day trip to Smoky Mountains National Park.

* 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $50

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.