This brand new (July 2015), two bedroom, two-and-a-half bath cabin in the Cossawattee River Resort is spacious, decadently comfortable and dog-friendly. The rustic architecture, modern furnishings and proximity to many of our favorite adventure spots make this cabin a great North Georgia getaway near Ellijay.

Set on one of the many quiet dirt roads of the Coosawattee River Resort, the Take A Breath cabin near Ellijay allows you to do just that – take a breath. The cabin is spacious and uber-comfortable, providing everything from a hot tub to a fire pit to make for a relaxing experience in the North Georgia mountains.

Whether a quick weekend escape or a week-long family vacation, it’s amazing how time surrounded by the solitude of nature can ease the worries of the world and center the spirit.

Ellijay Cabin Review: Coosawattee River Resort 'Take a Breath' cabin

Take A Breath Cabin: Overview & Location

Take A Breath is a two story, two bed, two-and-a-half bath, modern cabin. It’s conveniently located just minutes from Ellijay and Carter’s Lake, a short drive to Blue Ridge, and offers quick access to some of our favorite North Georgia hiking trails. Take a Breath is located in the gated, private Coosawattee River Resort. The 5,500-acre resort, set along the banks of the Coosawattee River, features a host of amenities such as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, river tubing, mini golf, basketball and a recreation center.

Take A Breath Cabin: Our North Georgia Cabin Review

After a drive from Atlanta through the town of Ellijay, we entered the private, gated Coosawattee River Resort and made our way through the community to find our mountain retreat, the ‘Take A Breath’ cabin. The cabin is located near one of the community’s gated entrances, and it’s nestled in among several other cabins. The cabins are situated on large lots, overlooking a dense forest filled with hemlock, pine and hardwood trees. Even with other cabins nearby, Take A Breath feels secluded and private, a perfect place to take in the serenity of the beautiful North Georgia mountains.

The cabin’s covered front porch is graced by an artfully carved front door. The intricate wood inlay and contrasting grains and colors make an impressive first impression.

Ellijay Cabin Review: Coosawattee River Resort 'Take a Breath' cabin

The cabin opens into an inviting two story, open concept floor plan with a generous sized living room, furnished with a comfortable sofa and love seat, gas-burning fireplace, flat screen TV, excellent audio equipment and a reading nook surrounded by windows, all on beautiful dark stained hardwood floors.

Ellijay Cabin Review: Coosawattee River Resort 'Take a Breath' cabin

The living room flows into an equally spacious eat-in kitchen with built in seating for six. The kitchen is fully furnished with electric flat top range, stove, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, and toaster. The granite topped island provides seating for two on upholstered stools. The kitchen is fully equipped and the owners have provided tons of utensils and kitchenware including pancake griddle, cookie sheets, potato ricer and loads of cutlery, dishes, cups and glasses.

Ellijay Cabin Review: Coosawattee River Resort 'Take a Breath' cabin

Ellijay Cabin Review: Coosawattee River Resort 'Take a Breath' cabin

Just off the kitchen is a laundry room with a stacked washer and dryer: detergent and dryer sheets are provided. Adjacent to the laundry is the half bath.

The cabin features two very spacious bedrooms, one on each floor, perfect for privacy. The bedroom on the main floor features a king sized bed, ample storage with large closet and dresser, a flat screen TV & DVD player and a stenciled mural. French doors open to a covered porch complete with hot tub and barbecue grill.

Ellijay Cabin Review: Coosawattee River Resort 'Take a Breath' cabin

The bedroom also boasts a generously sized en-suite bathroom with a generously-sized jetted jacuzzi tub, vanity with sink, plenty of fresh towels and a separate water closet.

Ellijay Cabin Review: Coosawattee River Resort 'Take a Breath' cabin

The second-floor bedroom features a queen sized bed, large closet and dresser, a flat screen TV & DVD player and another beautiful, modern-rustic mural. The en-suite bath features a luxurious dual headed shower with stone and tile surround. There are a separate water closet and vanity with sink and lots of soft, fresh towels.

Ellijay Cabin Review: Coosawattee River Resort 'Take a Breath' cabin

Completing the upstairs is a cozy lofted writing nook with a bench, stationary and pens, overlooking the open living room and kitchen below.

Ellijay Cabin Review: Coosawattee River Resort 'Take a Breath' cabin

The Take A Breath cabin is full of beautiful details and thoughtful decor. Cedar shingles side the gas burning fireplace. Oversized wood trim lines the windows, doors and chair rails, and forest-themed sconce lighting give this cozy cabin a warm, rustic modern charm. Every wall is peppered with plenty of outlets to charge phones, tablets, and computers, and reliable high-speed internet is available throughout, even out on the front porch. Dog bowls and beds are also supplied for your four-legged adventure buddy.

The cabin’s outdoor space is equally impressive. The front porch is complete with wooden rockers and ceiling fan to keep the sweet mountain breeze flowing, and a fire pit with seating for four is provided just steps off the front porch.

Ellijay Cabin Review: Coosawattee River Resort 'Take a Breath' cabin

Ellijay Cabin Review: Coosawattee River Resort 'Take a Breath' cabin

Wildlife abounds in the Coosawattee River Resort. Deer, bear, wild turkey, raccoon and birds call this place home – and we were fortunate to be visited several times by a large family of deer. Since hunting is forbidden in the resort, the deer don’t have much fear of human visitors and approached close to our cabin. (As always with wild animals, give them space – they’re wild!)

Ellijay Cabin Review: Coosawattee River Resort 'Take a Breath' cabin

Our favorite nearby outdoor adventures

The Take A Breath cabin is located in the heart of some of North Georgia’s best hiking areas. Be sure to check out Amicalola Falls, Georgia’s highest waterfall. Amicalola Falls is accessible by a moderate 2.1-mile loop hike that climbs to the waterfall’s summit before dropping by stairs along its majestic, towering falls. Looking for more mileage? Hike the Appalachian Approach Trail, a 15.5 mile moderate to difficult hike from Amicalola Falls to Springer Mountain, the beginning of the famed 2,000+ mile Appalachian Trail.

The nearby town of Blue Ridge offers tons of other outdoor adventure options: check out our favorite hiking trails near Blue Ridge. Hike the popular hike on the Benton MacKaye Trail to the Toccoa River swinging bridge, the longest swinging bridge east of the Mississippi.

Hike the Benton MacKaye Trail near Blue Ridge to a swinging suspension bridge over the Toccoa RiverAbove: the Toccoa River swinging bridge spans the wide-flowing river on the Benton MacKaye Trail near Blue Ridge

Nearby, Carters Lake also features a ton of opportunities for outdoor adventure. Fish, swim or boat on the lake’s 62 miles of shoreline or hike the Oak Ridge Nature Trail, a 1.6-mile loop with great Carters Lake views. Chase waterfalls on the easy 1 mile (roundtrip) Tumbling Waters Nature Trail to take in a series of cascading waterfalls, a towering bridge, and lush, beautiful forest.

Take A Breath Cabin Review: Bottom Line

The Take A Breath cabin is comfortably appointed, beautifully decorated and provides modern-rustic charm in a fantastic location at the Coosawattee River Resort. With its proximity to Atlanta & Chattanooga, it’s a great cabin choice as a home base for a weekend of hiking and exploring – or a comfortable, relaxing escape from city life. If you’re geared up for an outdoor adventure, options nearby are endless, including ample hiking, boating, swimming, fishing, tubing. And post-adventure, a soak in the hot tub and some relaxation on the front porch at sunset are the perfect ways to end the day. Take a Breath is, hands-down, one of the nicest two bedroom cabins we’ve stayed at in North Georgia – and we can’t wait to return.


While we did receive a complimentary night stay in the cabin, all opinions above are our own, and based on personal experiences during our stay. Thanks to Wilderness View Cabins for hosting our stay.

Rob Sollie

Rob Sollie fell in love with the outdoors while growing up in Montana near Glacier National Park. Since he moved to Atlanta in 2001, he’s made it a mission to find great outdoor adventures in Georgia and throughout the South. Rob’s favorite trails include the Conasauga River Trail in Georgia and the Deep Gap Trail at Mount Mitchell near Asheville.