Lazy River Lodge

From $205.20 Per Night

View: Riverside Location: Ellijay
4 Bedrooms 3 Baths Sleeps 10 No
Just an hour's drive from Atlanta, this North Georgia cabin rental was made for water lovers. Situated on one of the best spots on the Cartecay River in Ellijay, you'll see whitewater views and evergreen pine trees from every river-facing window in this spacious home. The water is always flowing below you, and the sounds of the rushing river will sooth your heart and soul.

Here at Lazy River Lodge, you'll be surrounded by nature inside and out. This lodge brings the wildlife indoors, professionally decorated with fish, deer and bear-themed decor throughout the house, reminding you that you're on vacation in the mountains. You may even see one of the many graceful deer that live nearby. And if you're bringing another family, you've got the perfect setting for entertaining, with four charming bedrooms, a huge gourmet kitchen, and plenty of activities for the kids.

You and your guests will have all the entertainment you need here by the river. The backyard has a beach-like feeling, with huge river rocks near the river to sun bathe on. Go kayaking, or drop off the kids a few minutes upstream so they can float down the river on their tubes back to the cabin. You can spend your days fishing, tubing, making sandcastles, collecting river rocks, and simply enjoying a lazy afternoon lounging on the river deck. 

There's plenty more to do away from the water as well. Go apple picking at one of the orchards just a few minutes' drive away, and it's only a few minutes further to Amicalola Falls State Park. Or head to Cartecay Vineyards to sample some local wines.

When you're ready to unwind at night, turn on the music and lights in the backyard and dip into the hot tub to relax. If you're still feeling energized from the day, shoot some pool, or put the ping pong cover on the billiards table and show off your topspin. Kids will enjoy playing games or watching TV in the basement game room, snuggled up on the long sofa. You can also bring out the board games or Wii for hours of family fun. 

Each of the four bedrooms has its own completely unique nature theme, from the king master bedroom on the main floor with its own Jacuzzi tub, to the main floor guest bedroom with its two double beds, or the two queen bedrooms in the basement, one of which faces the river.

Lazy River Lodge offers a calm, rustic setting in the countryside to relax your mind and body. Here, the river will wash away your cares and create a stream of fun-filled memories for family and friends to cherish for years to come.


  • Unlimited WiFi

  • Sleeps 10 (king, 2 queens, 2 double beds)

  • Game Room - billiards table, ping pong cover, 50" flat screen TV with Wii, stereo system that connects with outside deck, sofa, chair, coffee table, end tables, lamps, rug, gas stove, board games

  • Outdoor - screened-in porch, dining table seats 4, 4 extra chairs, end table, rug, ceiling fan; hot tub seats 5 on lower deck with holiday lights above, dining table seats 4, Adirondack chairs with foot rests, charcoal grill (bring charcoal); beach chairs and seating near river deck

  • Interior - wood tongue and groove, warm drywall finishes, ceiling fans

  • Kitchen - fully equipped kitchen, custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, kitchen island seats 3, kitchen utensils, microwave, coffee maker, waffle maker, crockpot, toaster, blender

  • Dining Room - dining table seats 6, extra bench in family room to seat 2 more

  • Media - satellite TV, local phone service

  • Family Room - leather sofa, 2 leather chairs, ottoman, rocking chair, stone wood burning fireplace, iPod docking station, coffee table, end tables, lamps, rug

  • Bedrooms - main level master with leather king bed, 50" flat screen TV with WiFi for Netflix and YouTube, river view, dresser, end table, lamp; main level guest room with 2 heavy log double beds, chair, dresser, end table, lamp; downstairs bedroom facing river with sleigh queen bed, 32' flat screen TV, dresser, night stands, lamps; second downstairs bedroom with white framed queen bed, 32" flat screen TV, dresser, night stands, lamps

  • Bathrooms - main level master bath with tiled walk-in tile shower, Jacuzzi tub, granite tops, bidet, double vanity; main level bath with tub/shower combo, granite tops; downstairs bath with tub/shower combo, double vanity, granite tips

  • Laundry - washer and dryer on main level next to kitchen

  • Central HVAC

  • Driveway - paved road to cabin, paved driveway

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We loved the location of this home, very convenient and being on the river was so nice.
- Karen , Posted: 05/22/2020
Lovely home. Plenty of room.
- Tiffany , Posted: 08/18/2019
The access to the river is great. Everyone enjoyed being able to tube right to the back door (practically). Lots of space to spread out, and a huge, very well equipped kitchen. Love this company. They are always so nice and helpful. We only rent with them when staying in the mountains.
- Jory , Posted: 07/04/2019
The cabin was wonderful. We loved the two levels - ideal for sharing the cabin with another family. The hot tub was great!
- Jane , Posted: 07/02/2019

11/18 - The Lazy River was Amazing, waking up and falling asleep to the sound of the water moving was just breathtaking with the view. Everyone I spoke with was so nice.

- Lutisha

12/18 - The deck to view the river...Really nice. You all provided very good details on everything and left plenty of linen for us.

- Erica Saron

01/19 - The cabin was beautiful and the surrounding views were spectacular. Between sitting by the fireplace, having lunch by the water, and evenings in the hot tub, expectations were exceeded at every turn. The staff at Escape to Blue Ridge were pleasant and professional in all of my interactions. Information was prompt and thorough. The guest information binder was especially helpful.

- Colin

04/19 - The cabin was amazing, we had an awesome time. Very professional company.

- James
- Amy
03/15- The house's best features were: the walkway to the river, the hot tub, the amount of space, the screened in patio, the large master bedroom, and the huge family room down stairs.Very clean too.
- Javier
02/15- The layout of the home was perfect for us! There is no way to feature all of its conveniences perfectly on the website. The large room downstairs was wonderful for gathering altogether, but there were plenty of places to go both inside and outside for a little private time as well.
- Bethanie
09/14- Pool table and access to the river are so much fun and were our favorite! Fantastic getaway! My family had a great time. Lots of beautiful memories!
- Christopher
06/15- Location and size is great and company very easy to work with.
- Charles
08/15- The furnishings were very nice and many were unique. Each room had plenty of room to stretch out and relax. The cabin in real life was much nicer than the pictures. The company was always responsive to any questions or calls.
- Charles
We absolutely fell in love with the Lazy River Lodge! The location is perfect! The access to the river is second to none, that we saw. The home is just as it's described, but pictures do not do this place justice. And, there is plenty to do in and around the area, so boredom is not likely for anyone. We hope to return, to THIS home, for another vacation next summer! We just want to stay longer next time! Escape to Blue Ridge has a new loyal clientele with our family! We WILL use this company again.
- R. R.
07/16- This home has the perfect spot on the Cartecay River. We spent hours playing in the river! There are 101 stairs to climb to go back up the hill to the house, but the rewards of that wonderful river are worth the effort! The pool/ping pong table was also a huge hit and was used every day. The kitchen is beautiful and well-appointed. This is the second time we've rented from this company and we WILL do so again. Our group has already decided they want to stay at this very house again next year, because the whole experience was so pleasant.
- R. R.
08/15- Great rec room, beautiful river in the backyard, awesome kitchen. Quality people follow through on commitments clean house awesome rental. We will use again.
- Warren
03/16- The lovely house, river view and the hot tub with the speaker outside.
- Charmaine
07/16- Beautiful home, nice big kitchen.
- Duane
07/16- The house is nestled in the woods, giving you a true nature experience! We loved seeing the deer come across the yard and hearing the river while playing cards on the deck! It was a real escape from our incredibly busy lives and the change of pace was just what the doctor ordered!
- Sharon
10/16- The creek was nice and private enough and there were deer walking through the yard.
- Greg
11/15- The Cartecay River and the rocky outcrop allowing for fishing and wading. It was a riot to see three grandchildren (girls between 4-7) decide, on their own, to strip to panties and jump in and splash around. They came out with blue feet and hands but proud of their courage. Kitchen had everything you could imagine for home cooking. Thanks.
- Herbert
12/15- Spacious with lots of room for different activities
- Idena
03/15- The hot tub was amazing, also the facilities in the kitchen were in great condition and brand new quality. The amount of space was great, and it allowed for comfortable seating. The pool table and ping pong table were also very fun and useful. t was an amazing experience for an affordable price. It was also near a great kayaking place nearby, so that was convenient.
- Jay
12/15- The view and the river were gorgeous. We loved the updated kitchen with top notch appliances. We also liked it that the fireplaces and grill worked. I loved the steps down to the water. They made it so much easier to get down to the river. I was very impressed with your company. I called with a couple of questions and the phone was answered promptly and my questions answered immediately. I was told that a load of firewood would show up within 24 hours and it did indeed! I also liked that we could go directly to the cabin upon arrival rather than having to hunt down a rental office and THEN find the cabin. A great experience!!
- Judith L.
11/14- Very roomy! Spacious, clean, beautiful view. We loved every thing about it.
- Kim
08/15- Loved we had plenty of room. The river was prefect.
- Nancy
03/16- The river is fantastic. The size of the home allows for the ability to be soaked out and private. Updating some of the decor since last year was a nice touch.
- Logan
08/16- The location was wonderful on a quite paved road on the river close to down town Elijah. We have used your vacation company and your services for many cabins now and have had a wonderful experience each and every time. Thank you for your time and energy and effort.
- Nickie
07/16- Very spacious. I loved the pool table, and loved the river. You all are very friendly and helpful.
- Pamela R. (Pam)
12/16- Beautiful home. Nicely decorated, stunning view from the living room windows. Very well equipped kitchen. The game room was an added plus. Great company- always spoke to a friendly person.
- Regina
Lazy River Lodge is a beautiful cabin with excellent Cartecay River access. It was perfect for my husband and I with our two teenagers and each of their friends. The location is ideal in Ellijay as well as easy access to all surrounding areas. We had a great week!\r\n\r\nHowever... the grounds and home do need tending to in regards to cleanup, weeding, and general apprearance due to the following: significant amount of garbage on property, broken and unattended flower pots, water damage to downstairs ceiling tiles (may be cause of bad smell downstairs when we arrived), torn pool table pocket causing pool balls to drop to floor, games in disarray in home cabinets.\r\n\r\nKitchen amenities are very basic and it was difficult finding appropriate serving bowls/platters as they were sparse.\r\n\r\nProvision of a little TLC is all it needs.
- Mary S.
Lazy River Lodge was fantastic for our getaway with 3 adults and 5 children! Very nicely furnished, comfy beds, plenty of room and lots to do. We loved the river and spent many hours down on the rocks. Do know that there are over 100 steps to the river... some people might have trouble with that. Also so nice having room for both cars inside a garage. Washer and dryer very nice to have on vacation.
- Sue
07/15- Large amount of space, amazing river play area, great kitchen. Very good service.
- Sue
10/15- It was large and the kitchen was great except the oven was small.
- Sandra
04/15- This place is amazing,I will be back again.
- Jutarat
03/17- Loved the location, view and make of the home. Great Company. Great service & staff!
- Dr. Queen
08/17- The rooms were a good size and felt very homey. The view was breathtaking. The hot tub was great also. Overall it was a great experience and will love to visit another cabin soon.
- Esmeralda
07/17- Close to the river was terrific. Great kitchen. Good game room. Well run company with polite and knowledgeable people. You do a first rate job overall.
- Craig
05/17- Loved the location on the river. Quality furniture. Nice house.
- Doug
07/17- Plenty of room for the family to hang out and enjoy each other's company. Loved the river. I think everything was handled very nicely and organized. 
- Wayne
03/17- Location - very close to downtown and the river access is amazing. The layout of the cabin was great for eight people.
- Karen J
- Anonymous
08/14- The house was unbelievable, but the river was so much fun! I have already sent links to several friends....wondering if this is a good idea as the cabin won't be available for me if I tell too many people. Plus after having posted photos on Facebook....well I can't be selfish. This was my second year staying at the lazy river lodge. I can't think of anything to improve the amenities.
- Anonymous

06/18 - Great place for a family retreat. The bridge to the river was amazing. The staff were kind and professional. I recommend it. Great communication, always on time.


08/18 - River access. Lots of steps but nice to be on the river.

- Brenda

08/18 - The house was beautiful and lots to do nearby!

- Anonymous

10/18 - Loved the lodge, the river behind the lodge and the total area. The lodge is beautiful and welcoming, would definitely stay there again. Great company and will certainly use again

- Steve
08/17- We love this cabin, it has everything we need. The lazy river is fantastic. Very good company, 100% recommended.
- Bruno
02/17- This home is perfect for cozy family gatherings. There is plenty of room to spread out but also large enough rooms for everyone to be together comfortably. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly.
- Bethanie
3/18 - Enjoyed the view of the river and the stairs down was an added addition to our getaway workout!
- Anonymous

06/18 - Plenty of room, great kitchen, enjoyed the screened porch, lovely to hear the river when the windows were open and to be able to walk down the stairs to play there. Appreciated the instructions, towels, gift bag, soap and emails about local events that awaited us, as well as good communication and efficient billing!

- Anne

06/18 - The kitchen was wonderful in the Lazy River Lodge, great for a big group like we had (10 people). I have already recommended this company to others, very reasonable rates!

- Carrie

07/18 - Open and spacious, close to the river and town.

- Anonymous

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