Ellijay, GA2019-09-03T12:08:47-05:00

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia, the city of Ellijay began as a lumber center. Logging led to the arrival of the railroad in 1834, and farmers adopted apple farming in the early 1900s. Today, Ellijay is known as the “Apple Capital of Georgia,” boasting many well-known apple orchards that provide over 600,000 bushels of delicious apples each year.

Today, nature enthusiasts can enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding mountains, kayak the rapids of the Cartecay Rivers, fish and boat on Carter’s Lake and mountain bike on over a hundred miles of single-track mountain biking trails.

Ellijay is a true “Main Street” community where you’ll find the town square beautifully accented with brick-lined sidewalks and a roundabout traffic circle by the courthouse. Quaint shops fill the downtown with antiques, outfitter stores, art galleries and unique restaurants. Whether you enjoy wine tasting at Cartecay or Engelheim Vineyards, visit animal farms and rescue centers, or walk through the Civil War Museum, Ellijay will provide a unique and fun mountain experience.

Hotels & Cabins

Mountain Oasis

Stunning scenery amid North Georgia’s gentle peaks and rushing waters makes this region a natural paradise for visitors. Our cabins are located in the picturesque towns of Blue Ridge and Ellijay. Many of our properties have beautiful mountain views, are water front or both! We have made it our business to provide a level of service to our guests that exceeds their expectations. Not only do we offer beautiful properties but excellent customer service combined with integrity and strong work ethics that are the principals we stand on. Accommodations you can count on, from the cleanliness to the quality, Mountain Oasis Cabin Rentals strives to “Wow” our guests each and every time! From our Management Team to our dedicated, energetic staff, you can rest assured that we have gone the extra mile to make your stay with Mountain Oasis an experience you will never forget! We aren’t looking for a one time stay, we want Mountain Oasis Cabin Rentals to be your “Go To” every time you visit the beautiful North Georgia Mountains. Don’t forget to check out our discounts and specials at the top of the page! (more…)


Shane’s Rib Shack

We’re the place to go for the best BBQ, ribs, chicken and more. See our ad for coupons!

Famous for our BBQ sauce, fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs, “Big Dad” heaping pork sandwich, chopped barbecue chicken, and homemade Southern sides.



Things To Do

Dancing Goats FolkFest

September 25 & 26 – Like an Old Mountain Shindig on a Go-to-Town Saturday. A chance to celebrate and preserve the cultural traditions of North Georgia. Self-taught artists new and known will showcase true folk art – the first-born art of Appalachia. Juried Folk Art, Storytelling, Mountain Music, Traditional Foods, & More. (more…)

Gilmer Arts Gallery & Playhouse

Bringing the arts to Gilmer County. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the arts to our community. Live Music, Art & Music Classes, Art Gallery. (more…)

Ellijay Events

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