Named after the still that was on the island in the middle of the river many years ago, Moonshine Rapids offers you a peaceful, relaxing, luxurious retreat right on the Cartecay River in Ellijay.
As you walk in you are immediately greeted with an amazing mix of old charm and modern convenience. Antique tin roof highlights the kitchen ceiling, milking stool bar chairs and a refrigerator with barn doors set the ambience. The kitchen is equipped with stainless appliances, separate food prep and washing sinks, everything you need for your gourmet meal.
The large great room features a floor to ceiling stone fireplace, flat screen TV on the mantle, extra large comfy couches and of course a Baby Grand Piano. Finishing off the main floor is a queen bedroom, a bath with a stone shower and deck with a gas grill overlooking the river below. A spiral staircase takes you up to the king suite. Here you will find a small private balcony, TV and another bath with a stone shower. Heading down stairs you pass the game room with an Air Hockey table and another large deck overlooking the island in the river. Passing through the French doors you enter another large queen bedroom with a TV. A wall of windows faces the river, a private bath with yet another huge stone shower and the laundry facilities are located there as well. On this level there is also a large hot tub looking down onto the river below.
At the bottom of the steps to the river is a dock sitting directly on the Cartecay. Kick back, relax, listen to the river go by or drop a line and try your luck. Looking for a little adventure? Take your inner tube and jump on in. This is the perfect place to enter the river. Just above the fun "S" turn rapid and then the mighty "Blackberry Falls" kids of all ages will enjoy the short float to the take out at the covered bridge. The best part??? it is just a short walk back home to do it again.
New to the Ellijay area? So much to see and do from outdoor adventures to private waterfalls and fine dining. Ask for a copy of our activity sheet. You are sure to make the best Mountain Memories at Moonshine Rapids.
Minimum age of 25
Amenities and Special Features
•Fireplace •Full Kitchen
•Coffee Maker •Blender
•Dryer •Wet Bar
•Game Room •Gas Grill
•Air Conditioning •Phone
•Cable/Satellite TV •Large Screen TV
•High-Speed Internet •Wireless Internet Connectivity
•Stereo •CD Player
•DVD Player •Linens Supplied
•Cooking Utensils Supplied
Located in beautiful gated Canoe House! Sorry no motorcycles
Located on the Cartecay River and bordering the Rich Mountain wildlife preserve there is an abundance of outdoor activity for you. The famous Cartecay Tract mountain bike trail is less than a mile away, ride right to. Kayak, canoe, tube, take your pick and jump right on in.
More About This Location
Lake nearby, Mountain nearby, Rural retreats, Waterfront
Car is essential
Last updated on February 24, 2015
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Left on 10/15/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | Go dawgs!
We loved Moonshine Rapids! This was a great cabin to stay in. Cabin was very clean and had everything we needed! Awesome kitchen to cook in and the location on the Cartecay River was perfect! You could hear the rapids and it was very peaceful. Located about 4 miles from Ellijay and 15 minutes from amicalola Falls.
Left on 08/06/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
My family and I recently stayed at the Moonshine Rapids cabin. It's is a great spot and easy to access. It is right on the Cartacay River and it is great to enjoy your morning coffee on the balcony. The house's kitchen is beautiful. They could use a few more tools - i.e. bowls, serving pieces etc. The bathrooms are really a great feature - they are all stone and the one in the master suite area - has dual shower heads. The only other feedback - is the cabin has no closets or dressers for storing clothes. The game room is also very small and not really a true game room like you see in other cabins. It really only sleeps 6 no fold out sofa's etc. Our one child slept on the floor because no fold out couches. The piano is beautiful and the area is great - we love Elljay - a lot of neat places to visit. We never miss the Panorama apple Orchard. A great little town. Enjoy. Read more
Left on 07/25/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We all commented that we would live in this cabin in a heart beat. Very nice place, perfect for the 5 of us who went as a family. The Cartecay River was running wild & was a delight to listen to. Riding it in a tube was a different story... But the cabin was awesome!
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