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The Gingerbread River House: 5 bdrm
The Gingerbread River House: 5 bdrm
15 guests
5 bedrooms
14 beds
2.5 baths
15 guests
5 bedrooms
14 beds
2.5 baths
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Located in the N. GA mtns, on the Cartecay River, is the quiet, roomy, Gingerbread Hm with 4 bedrooms, one bunk room, fin bsmt, 2 porches, one lg sun deck w/hot tub, & a cozy riverside fire pit. Guests & their pets are welcome to come relax & enjoy!

The space

The Gingerbread River House is a tranquil 5 bedroom retreat overlooking the Cartecay River in East Ellijay in the Northwest Georgia mountains.

Surrounded by apple orchards and wineries, this vacation home offers much more than just peaceful relaxation. For adventurers, there are kayaking outfitters, mountains to hike, lakes and rivers nearby to explore, or water holes to fish. For the non-adventurers, there are plenty of antique stores, trading posts and places off the beaten path to discover. Whether you want to pick apples or berries will probably be one of the hardest decisions you will have to make while vacationing here.

Downtown Ellijay is just a 10 minute drive if you want to find typical stores, restaurants, or a night out on the town.

The Gingerbread House is a recently renovated 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath home overlooking the gently rushing Cartecay River.

The double entrance doors welcome you into the large foyer, next to the new kitchen with all new cabinets, stainless appliances, large island, with granite countertops. Hardwood floors run throughout the entire main & upstairs levels.

The kitchen gives onto the family room area with a comfortable seating area, wall mounted flat screen TV with free Netflix & Cable, WIFI, and plenty of games for family fun.

The dining room has a large table that can be extended for large groups, with chandelier and sconce lighting on dimmers throughout all the main living/dining/kitchen areas.

The master on main is tastefully decorated to make you feel at home. 3 sets of French doors run across the back of the main level, opening to the back upper deck. One set opens from the master bedroom, one from the dining area, and one from the family room. Connected to the master is the master bathroom with new slate tile, new granite vanity, new toilet and lighting.

Upstairs you will find a large kid's bedroom with 2 sets of twin bunk beds, TV with cable/Netflix, small sleeper sofa + matching chair/ottoman seating area, and play kitchen set all in this room. This room has a small balcony with French doors overlooking the family room below.

Also upstairs is another guest room with a queen bed with antique dresser & nightstand. Directly across the hall from this room is a large newly renovated full bath.

In the basement, you will find a secondary master bedroom with a king bed, and an attached half bath. There is new slate tile throughout the entire basement, as well as a small laundry room with full size laundry machines.

Continuing down the basement hallway will lead to another small bunkroom with 2 more bunk beds*, & a family room area with a flat screen TV with cable, 2 sofas with 2 large chairs, coffee table, a foosball table and more room to enjoy! (*The small basement bunk bed room remains locked unless the home is rented to a large group, and has rented the home for more than 10 people.)

Outside the basement door is the newly constructed (and waiting to be painted after the wood sets) lower deck with hot tub.

Beyond the deck you will find a large fire pit rimmed with river rocks, surrounded by 6 adirondack chairs.
On the left at the river's edge, there is a small set of stairs, leading down to a sandy beach area of the river, with a swimming hole just beyond the beach.

You will find it easy to unwind, but hard to go home after your stay at The Gingerbread House.

Guest access

Access to home, decks, yard, fire pit, river, kayaks, long driveway with ample parking.

Interaction with guests

Only via email/phone, prior to check in or while staying, if necessary.

Other things to note

Apple orchards, winery, river tubing, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, state park, petting zoo, Blue Ridge town and Railway, all within close proximity.


Extra people $59 NZD / night after 10 guests
Cleaning Fee $199 NZD
Security Deposit $443 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 crib
Bedroom 3
2 bunk beds
Bedroom 4
1 king bed
Bedroom 5
2 bunk beds

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

Smoking permitted on outdoor deck areas only.
Pets welcome with prior approval and $75 + tax, pet fee charged per pet.
Please read our rental agreement for rules.

Please stay off our neighbors' properties to both the left and the right. They will call and complain if people are trespassing.

Thank you!


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

22 Reviews

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Alexis User Profile
October 2017
Had a great time! Kids loved the bunk beds.

Lauren User Profile
September 2017
This house is amazing, and my group had a fantastic time! There is plenty of living space and a huge kitchen where we could all relax. We especially enjoyed our time by the river.

Rachelle User Profile
September 2017
I would definitely recommend this house for future stays if in the Ellijay area! The house is just as large as described, which was perfect for our needs for the weekend! There are 3 bathrooms, but 2 of them have to be accessed through the bedrooms--for our group this was not a problem, but just something to be aware of. Megan is great with communicating, especially in regards to directions! The location of the house does not accurately pick up on GPS mapping, and there is no cellular service once departing from the main road (there is WiFi at the house), therefore the detailed written directions were very key!! Make sure to bring your own shower products, but other than that Megan let us know what else would not be provided.

Drew User Profile
August 2017
The Gingerbread House is perfect for anyone looking for a relaxing getaway, either with friends or family.

Pepper User Profile
July 2017
Excellent communication from the hosts and the directions provided were spot on. It was peaceful, the river was nice and cool. Getting up and down the bank was a bit tricky for our older family members. Tubing down the river from the house was nice, but the water was a bit low and therefore our younger guests could not go. Lots of deer spotted driving in and out of the house. Not too far from the grocery stores and downtown. We've made a few recommendations privately to the owner on the experiences during our visit. All of which I am sure they will take into consideration.
Megan User ProfileMegan is a superhost.
Response from Megan:
Thank you Pepper for your review! I will certainly take your recommendations. Thanks again for choosing our home! Megan
July 2017

Jennifer User Profile
June 2017
If you don't have fun while you're here, there might be something wrong with you. There were 10+ of us who work together and came here for a retreat. Such a great setting and plenty of room for everyone and lots to do right there at the house. And being on the river was just so good for the soul. We talked about making this a yearly visit.
Megan User ProfileMegan is a superhost.
Response from Megan:
Jennifer, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! We would love to have you visit again for your yearly retreat! Until then, best wishes... Thank you, Megan
June 2017

Jeff User Profile
December 2016
This is a great place for a family get-away in the mountains! The house was very cozy and comfortable, and the surrounding area was peaceful and secluded. We took advantage of all the amenities this place had to offer. Would definitely stay again! :)

Alpharetta, Georgia, United StatesJoined in September 2013
Megan User ProfileMegan is a superhost.

Megan is the property manager.

Languages: Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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