Serene Mountain Lodge! HotTub, FirePit, Game Room

Ellijay, GA, United States


Welcome to Bear Necessity, your cozy mountain retreat in a private, gated community. Relax in the hot tub, by the fireplace, BBQ, natural stream or at the fire-pit. Three decks with stunning views, plus yard games & multiple game rooms for kids' entertainment. Just 10 mins from downtown Ellijay, enjoy both the serenity of nature and local conveniences. This cabin combines comfort with the beauty of the Georgia mountains, making it an ideal spot for memorable experiences.

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KEY FEATURES: ☀ 3 spacious bedrooms & den; 3 queens and 1 twin ☀ 3 full bathrooms, one on each floor ☀ 3 wrap-around outdoor decks ☀ Fully-equipped, open kitchen with bar and dining area ☀ Living room with comfy seating and large smart TV ☀ Game rooms with billiard, foosball, arcade & smart TVs ☀ Fire pit & outdoor dining table ☀ Trickling Natural Stream ☀ Private and safe gated community Here are a few reviews from our past guests: “You can't go wrong renting this cabin! It has everything you need to make great memories & have a care free time. It has space for everyone, fun things to do, all the essentials, comfort, communication with owners should you need something, and a good location..” -Anessa “We had such a great visit. The cabin was amazing and the rental onwers were amazing to speak with. The property was roomy, our dogs loved running around the porches were so comfortable sit with morning coffee. Definitely recommend” - Jennifer “This cabin will not disappoint! Everything from the comfy beds, pristine hot tub, pool table, arcade, outdoor games and fire pit... fantastic!” - Jeanette ☆☆ BEDROOMS ☆☆ These 3 cabin-themed bedrooms will immerse you in nature! All fully equipped with comfy mattresses and smart TVs. ☆☆ BATHROOMS ☆☆ There are 3 full bathrooms in this home, one on each floor. The private ensuite master bathroom has a shower, dual sinks and jacuzzi tub. The other bathrooms have showers and tubs. ☆☆ KITCHEN & DINING ☆☆ The kitchen is bright & open. With lots of counter space, it's a great kitchen for entertaining! The dining room sits adjacent to the kitchen and is bright and welcoming. The dining table seats 6 (plus 6 bar top seats in the kitchen), and there is also an outdoor dining table for 8 on the outdoor deck. ☆☆ LIVING ROOM ☆☆ As you walk into the home, you're greeted with the big, open living room, which has comfy seating and a fun, mountain design! It's a great place for your movie or game nights, where the whole family can sit together in this cozy space! ☆☆ GAME ROOMS ☆☆ There are two game rooms, one in the den with foosball and arcade and one in the basement with billiards and TV. ☆☆ OUTDOOR SPACE ☆☆ The outdoor space is everything you could ask for. ☀ Hot Tub ☀ Fire Pit ☀ BBQ grill ☀ Covered outdoor dining ☀ Lounge Chairs ☀ Outdoor games But don't spend ALL your time at home, check out these local attractions: ☀Downtown Ellijay: 10 min - charming shops, restaurants, and local events ☀Gilmer Arts and Heritage Association: 12 min - Local art and history ☀Ellijay River Vineyards: 15 min - Local wines amidst beautiful scenery ☀Tabor House & Civil War Museum: 15 min - Learn about local history. ☀Red Apple Barn: 18 min - Pick your own apples and enjoy farm activities ☀Blue Ridge Scenic Railway: 20 min - Scenic mountain train ride ☀Bear Creek Trail: 20 min - Hike serene forests alongside streams. ☀Gilmer County Golf Club: 20 min - Enjoy a round of golf ☀Carter's Lake: 25 min - Enjoy boating, fishing, and hiking ☀Amicalola Falls State Park: 30 min - Stunning waterfall and hiking trails ☀Fort Mountain State Park: 35 min - Trails, lakes, and ancient ruins ☀Chattahoochee National Forest: 40 min - Hike, camp and wildlife We look forward to hosting you on your relaxing, mountain adventure!


What this place offers



  • Air conditioning
  • Cooking basics Pots and pans, oil, salt and pepper
  • Dedicated workspace
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dryer In the building, free or for a fee
  • Washing Machine In the building, free or for a fee
  • Heating Central heating or a heater in the listing
  • Hot tub
  • Kitchen Space where guests can cook their own meals
  • TV
  • Wifi


Bedroom and laundry


  • Air conditioning
  • Cooking basics Pots and pans, oil, salt and pepper
  • Dedicated workspace
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dryer In the building, free or for a fee
  • Washing Machine In the building, free or for a fee
  • Heating Central heating or a heater in the listing
  • Hot tub
  • Kitchen Space where guests can cook their own meals
  • TV
  • Wifi


Bedroom and laundry


  • Pool table


  • Board games
  • Children's tableware

Heating and cooling

  • Indoor fireplace

Home safety

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Smoke detector
  • First aid kit

Internet and office

Kitchen and dining

  • Baking sheet
  • Barbecue utensils
  • Coffee
  • Coffee maker
  • Dining table
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Hot water kettle
  • Microwave
  • Mini Fridge
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wine glasses

Location features

  • Private entrance Separate street or building entrance


  • Garden or backyard
  • BBQ grill
  • Fire pit
  • Outdoor seating
  • Patio or balcony

Parking and facilities

  • Free parking on premises


Accessibility Getting Home

  • Disabled parking spot There is city-approved disabled parking spot or a parking space at least 8 feet wide

Accessibility Bedroom

Accessibility Bathroom

Accessbility in Other Room Types

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House rules

House Rules 1. Check-In/Out: Check-in at 4 PM, check-out at 10 AM. Early check-in/late check-out rarely possible due to cleaning schedules. 2. Trash: All trash must be bagged and placed in outdoor trash cans. 3. Parties: No parties or large gatherings allowed. 4. Neighbors: Respect neighbors' properties, no trespassing (especially on Black Bear Trail). 5. Pets: Allowed with reservation and paid pet fee. Pets must be crated if left alone and kept off furniture. 6. Smoking Policy: NO SMOKING inside, on decks, or patios. Smoking allowed only in parking area; dispose of butts properly. 7. Child Supervision: Never leave children unsupervised on the property. 8. Firearms: No shooting on the property or in the neighborhood. 9. Occupancy: Maximum of 8 guests. 10. Plumbing: Only toilet paper in toilets; cabin on a septic system. 11. Prohibited Items: No glitter, candles, or direct cooking on stove without a pan. 12. Vehicle Security: Lock car doors. 13. Hot Tub: Direct adult supervision for children; recommended under 100°F for children over 5 for less than 10 minutes. 14. Decks and Balconies: Monitor children on decks and near the creek. 15. Restricted Areas: No access to locked closets on top floor and downstairs bedroom. 16. Power Outages: Contact me before handling electrical panel. 17. Security: Ensure all windows and doors are locked when leaving. 18. Damage Reporting: Inform us of any breakages. Major damages or extra cleaning costs will be billed. 19. Check-Out Procedure: Strip dirty sheets/pillowcases, leave by washer. Start laundry with towels, and leave extra towels next to sheets. 20. Noise: Minimize noise between 10 PM and 8 AM. 21. Breach of Rules: Violation of house rules is a breach of rental agreement terms. Eviction without refund possible. 22. Common Sense: Use common sense; contact for clarifications.



Nestled in a quiet, gated subdivision in the Blue Ridge Mountains

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