Cartecay River Retreat Home


Cartecay River Retreat
The Francis and McCollum Families, Alpharetta, GA January 2, 2013
Happy New Year 2013!! Kids and adults loved it!! Downstairs were the bunks, pool table and ping pong table are is perfect for the kids. We brought the New Year in with Southern Cooking with good friends and we leave behind my family's southern cornbread recipe.

The Kris Family December 26, 2012
Thanks for letting us stay in your roomy cabin. We had a great Christmas, the beds were comfy and there was lots to do.

The Horton and Robinson Families, Mobile, AL November 25, 2012
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving in this beautiful cabin. It was super fun and very nicely furnished for the whole family. We would love to return in the future, maybe in the summer.

The Patterson Family from Tampa, FL October 10 2012
Thank you for letting us stay in your cabin which is absolutely amazing. My children and I loved the pool and ping pong tables when we were not down by the river fishing. We loved the hot tub which felt sooooo good to get in after a chilly day. The fireplace was also very cozy to warm up to after coming in from the mountain chill. The mountains were amazing and beautiful and we plan on being back.

The Smith Family, San Antonio, TX July 2012
This was one of the best vacations me and my family have had. Thanks for sharing your cabin with us. It was great to get away from the phone calls & interruptions and just enjoy being a family. We want to come back again next summer.

Mary Ann Whitmore June 2012
Thank you very much for a wonderful stay at this freakin awesome cabin. I speak for the rest of my family when I say we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. P.S. I am the reining ping-pong champion!

Craig, Aaron, Jeanie and Pete from Jacksonville, FL June 2012
What a great break from the Florida heat! The cabin is roomy and has everything you need. We are looking to come back soon.

Brenda Corvillo, New York City April 2012
We had a wonderful week on the river! Thanks for the hospitality and the use of your fantastic cabin.

The Robinson and Moore Families, Tuscaloosa, AL January 2012
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012! We had a wonderful New Years here at your cabin. The fireworks from Ellijay were perfectly framed in the windows and the hot tub was perfect in the chilly December air. Beautiful, quiet and spotless, thank you for allowing us to stay.

The Detardo and Ioffredo Familes, Tampa, FL September 2011
This is our 2nd trip to your cabin and again we had a great time from tubing down the river to visiting Burt's Farm and The Corn Maze. The water was chilly but we had a blast so thank you for us stay at your cabin. We love coming here!

The Thompson & Solsbee Families July 2011
We came over from South Carolina for our mountain vacation and your cabin was great! We really enjoyed the space and location and tubing & kayaking down the river to the cabin was so much fun. Ellijay is also great for antiquing. Thanks for opening your home to us.

Brendan and Candace Bell January 3, 2009
We enjoyed ringing the New Year in your lovely cabin home!!

The Monroe Family; Bouvier Family, Lower Family and Whitmore Family Thanksgiving 2008
Thank you very much for a wonderful stay at this freakin awesome cabin. Ping pong shad to be the best part of this Thanksgiving getaway! We might be back next year, but I don’t know.

Brad and Chrissy (Ott) October 26, 2008

We just wanted to say that we had a great weekend at your cabin. It started off rough what with getting our truck stuck in the mud- but it turned into the best weekend of my life. It was so relaxing here and we experienced so many great things. We went and saw Amicolola Falls, and picked pumpkins at the Burt’s Farm. We also ventured over to Dahlonega and went to Frogtown Cellars and had Panini’s and wine….

Last but not least- we got engaged!!! On the last morning we were here, we took a walk to see the stream--- and on the way back. He asked me to marry him…. We could not be happier Thanks for a very memorable stay

The Perez Family
My husband’s brother and sister came up from Atlanta to spend a little time with us. We’re all senior citizens now so this time was special. The children are all grown but two of the four were also able to join us for awhile. We were actually pleased to meet you stored the fishing poles. Thank you again for sharing this peaceful place!

Unknown July 28, 2008
Thank you for allowing us the use of your cabin. It is one of the most spacious and beautiful ones that we have stayed in. The many levels and gathering areas allowed us both privacy and places to enjoy each other.

Daniella, Stacey, Harper, Reid, Linda, Laurie July 14, 2008
Thank you so much for letting us stay in this wonderful cabin! We loved the basement with the 4 bunk beds and the hot tub! We will be back!

Sampson’s from DC & Skogstroms from Ohio July 1, 2008
Thank you so much for letting us stay in this wonderful cabin! We loved the basement with the 4 bunk beds and the hot tub! We will be back!Wow! What an amazing getaway! This was such a pleasantly unexpected retreat for my husband and I, and my mom and her hubby. We won this in a raffle and what a prize! Thanks again and I’m sure we’ll be back.

The Owens Family April 5, 2008
Thank you for letting us stay in this beautiful cabin. My grandchildren and my children loved the hot tub. It was wonderful! They loved the fireplace and everything in the house, especially the bedroom downstairs. We hope you enjoyed the note we gave you and I wish you a great time in the mountains!

KK, Sami, Myranda and Alee December 2, 2007
Great place for 4 girlfriends to laugh, eat and play ping pong! Thanks for letting us make one more year of memories in your beautiful home. We loved it!

The Blalocks, The Starretts, The Rangels November 2, 2007
Hello! We enjoyed the log cabin, the warm fire, the hot Jacuzzi and the cool mountain air. Of course the view is breathtaking with the colored fall leaves and the blue, blue sky. Most of all we enjoyed our family association. We are two families becoming one… Meeting the addition here in Ellijay has been fun. Thank you for sharing your spot with us. We only wish we could have stayed longer.

Tramda Patterslite October 21, 2007
I enjoyed your home very much. We build log homes in Northeast Texas, so it was interesting to see someone else’s workmanship. Hope to return next summer.

The Hesses, Millers, & Huskeys October 14, 2007
Thank you for the use of this beautiful cabin! Our yearly family cabin retreat was wonderful. Our daughters loved the Jacuzzi (ages 8) our sons loved the woods and river (ages 12 & 10) the adults loved the swings and porch and fun was had by everyone with the ping pong table. The “lovely scenic walk” to the river was a wonderful way to walk off these calories consumed from my mom’s homemade apple pie!

Diane and Gibbs Patrick November 12, 2007
Thanks for a great weekend. Diane and I love the Georgia Mountains and you cabin was just what we needed to get away from work and kids!!! Thanks again for sharing your place with us. See you again!

Katherine & Aaron Smith, Kristy Before and Scott Phillips June 15, 2007
Thank you so much for letting us stay at your wonderful cabin. We had a blast! Tubing was an adventure but we got through it! A few scraps and bruises – but we are all still here. You have a wonderful cabin and we have truly had a relaxing, wonderful weekend.