River Joy Lodge - Cherry Log, GA

Luxury Custom built mountain river paradise with 550 feet of the Ellijay River just mins from downtown Blue Ridge

Beds 5 Bedrooms Baths 4.5 Baths Sleeps 16 Guests Cherry Log, GA No Pets No Pets Allowed
  • River Joy Lodge- Entry Level Deck Covered Fireplace Seating Area at Dusk
  • River Joy Lodge- Fire Pit
  • River Joy Lodge- Entry Level Deck Fireplace Rockers
  • River Joy Lodge- Upper Level Landing View
  • River Joy Lodge- Front View of Cabin
  • River Joy Lodge- Front Entrance
  • River Joy Lodge- Formal Dining Room
  • River Joy Lodge- Formal Dining Room
  • River Joy Lodge- Formal Dining Room
  • River Joy Lodge- Dining Room Chandelier
  • River Joy Lodge- Entry Level Seating Nook
  • River Joy Lodge- Entry Level Living Room
  • River Joy Lodge- Entry Level Living Room
  • River Joy Lodge- Entry Level Informal Dining Area
  • River Joy Lodge- Entry Level View from Living Room
  • River Joy Lodge- Entry Level View from Living Room
  • River Joy Lodge- Entry Level Kitchen Island
  • River Joy Lodge- Entry Level Kitchen
  • River Joy Lodge- Entry Level Kitchen
  • River Joy Lodge- Entry Level Kitchen Island
  • River Joy Lodge- Entry Level Kitchen Coffee Bar
  • River Joy Lodge- Entry Level Kitchen Coffee Bar
  • River Joy Lodge- Entry Level Laundry Room
  • River Joy Lodge- Entry Level Shared Half Bathroom
  • River Joy Lodge- Entry Level Primary King Bedroom
  • River Joy Lodge- Entry Level Primary King Bedroom
  • River Joy Lodge- Entry Level Primary King Bedroom
  • River Joy Lodge- Entry Level Primary King Bathroom
  • River Joy Lodge- Entry Level Primary King Bathroom
  • River Joy Lodge- Entry Level Primary King Bedroom Closet
  • River Joy Lodge- Entry Level Primary King Bedroom Closet
  • River Joy Lodge- Upper Level Queen Guest Bedroom
  • River Joy Lodge- Upper Level Queen Guest Bedroom
  • River Joy Lodge- Upper Level Shared Full Bathroom
  • River Joy Lodge- Upper Level Guest 3 Queen Bedroom
  • River Joy Lodge- Upper Level Guest 3 Queen Bedroom
  • River Joy Lodge- Upper Level Guest 3 Queen Bedroom
  • River Joy Lodge- Upper Level Landing
  • River Joy Lodge- Lower Level Wet Bar Area
  • River Joy Lodge- Lower Level Wet Bar Area
  • River Joy Lodge- Lower Level Wet Bar Wine Cooler
  • River Joy Lodge- Lower Level Entertainment Room
  • River Joy Lodge- Lower Level Entertainment Room
  • River Joy Lodge- Lower Level Entertainment Room
  • River Joy Lodge- Lower Level Entertainment Room
  • River Joy Lodge- Lower Level Entertainment Room
  • River Joy Lodge- Lower Level Entertainment Room
  • River Joy Lodge- Lower Level Entertainment Room
  • River Joy Lodge- Upper Level King Bedroom
  • River Joy Lodge- Upper Level King Bedroom
  • River Joy Lodge- Upper Level King Bathroom
  • River Joy Lodge- Upper Level King Bathroom
  • River Joy Lodge- Lower Level King Bedroom with Bunkbeds
  • River Joy Lodge- Lower Level King Bedroom with Bunkbeds
  • River Joy Lodge- Lower Level King Bathroom
  • River Joy Lodge- Lower Level King Bathroom
  • River Joy Lodge- Lower Level King Bathroom
  • River Joy Lodge- Lower Level King Bedroom Closet
  • River Joy Lodge- Lower Level King Bedroom Closet-Laundry Room
  • River Joy Lodge- Entry Level Deck Seating Area
  • River Joy Lodge- Entry Level Deck Covered Lounge Area
  • River Joy Lodge- Entry Level Deck Fireplace Seating Area
  • River Joy Lodge- Entry Level Deck Fireplace and Grill
  • River Joy Lodge- Entry Level Deck Fireplace Seating Area
  • River Joy Lodge- Entry Level Deck Fireplace Seating Area
  • River Joy Lodge- Entry Level Deck Covered Fireplace Seating Area
  • River Joy Lodge- Entry Level Deck Covered Fireplace Seating Area at Dusk
  • River Joy Lodge- Entry Level Deck Breakfast Nook
  • River Joy Lodge- Lower Level Porch Swing View
  • River Joy Lodge- Lower Level Dining Area
  • River Joy Lodge- Lower Level Hot Tub
  • River Joy Lodge- Lower Level Covered Seating Area
  • River Joy Lodge- Lower Level Covered Seating Hot Tub Area
  • River Joy Lodge- Lower Level Covered Seating Area
  • River Joy Lodge- Front View of Cabin at Dusk
  • River Joy Lodge- Front View of Cabin
  • River Joy Lodge- Extra Parking
  • River Joy Lodge- Beginning Journey to Backyard
  • River Joy Lodge- Side View of Cabin
  • River Joy Lodge- Continue Your Journey to Backyard
  • River Joy Lodge- View from Below
  • River Joy Lodge- Continue Your Journey to Backyard
  • River Joy Lodge- Looking Back
  • River Joy Lodge- Morning
  • River Joy Lodge- Frisbee Golf Anyone
  • River Joy Lodge- Cedar Swing
  • River Joy Lodge- Frisbee Golf Anyone
  • River Joy Lodge- Frisbee Golf Anyone
  • River Joy Lodge- Frisbee Golf Anyone
  • River Joy Lodge- View from Ellijay River
  • River Joy Lodge- View from the Golf Course
  • River Joy Lodge- View from the Cabin
  • River Joy Lodge- Pathway to Fire Pit-River
  • River Joy Lodge- Pathway to Fire Pit-River
  • River Joy Lodge- Fire Pit
  • River Joy Lodge- Fire Pit
  • River Joy Lodge- Fire Pit
  • River Joy Lodge- Fire Pit
  • River Joy Lodge- Ellijay River View
  • River Joy Lodge- Ellijay River View
  • River Joy Lodge- Ellijay River View
  • River Joy Lodge- Aerial View

Description

Luxury Custom built mountain river paradise with 550 feet of the Ellijay River just mins from downtown Blue Ridge

Welcome to a mountain river paradise at River Joy Lodge, nestled in the

prestigious and gated community of Goose Island Hideaway in Cherry Log, GA

located 15 mins between the charming mountain towns of Blue Ridge and Ellijay, an area well-known for its’ unique shopping and growing restaurant scene, craft breweries and local wineries, heritage apple orchards, artistic mountain towns, and unlimited recreation and gorgeous landscape provided by the Chattahoochee National Forest.


This unique and distinguished Keith Sumner custom-built stone and timber home was featured in the 2020 Blue Ridge Parade of Homes and sits on its’ own private 550 feet front of the Ellijay River with 6 acres of private forest. The exterior is unmistakably modern mountain meets rustic chic with its rusted tin roof accents and a signature stacked stone entrance. The home's interior showcases professionally designed details throughout, as the sophisticated mountain style effortlessly penetrates the reaches of the property. Each room was curated, and an overall sense of calm invites you to relax and enjoy the property's beautiful surroundings with family and friends.

Centrally located between Blue Ridge and Ellijay, GA, River Joy Lodge sits on 6 acres of private forest and features 5,700 sq ft of luxurious living space including 5 total bedrooms and 4.5 baths, including 3 master suites, chef’s kitchens, hot tub, entertaining decks, and your own slice of mountain paradise. This estate is fully equipped and ready for 16 guests.

Upon entry, hand hewn vaulted ceilings greet you and a formal dining room welcomes you, with its custom ten-foot hand cut dining table, vintage high-back cane chairs, and antler chandelier. A second Restoration Hardware dining table sits in the adjacent open-plan great room under a rasped iron candelabra. The extraordinary gourmet kitchen includes butler's kitchen and a second sink, dishwasher, and additional prep counter space. The living room boasts elegance with a grand 16-foot stone fireplace with touch-light starter and timer, 75" mounted flat panel TV, handmade leather sectional sofa and armchair, and dramatic floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to the top floor outdoor party deck complete with an outdoor kitchen, wood burning fireplace and sounds of the Ellijay River. The chef's kitchen includes a twelve-foot marble island, Viking appliances, a large picture window with views of the Ellijay River and is perfect for entertaining every family member.

The main level master King suite features a premium king bed, dramatic open beam ceilings and stone wall, 47" flat panel TV, huge walk-in closet with private full-size washer and dryer, and master bath where you’ll find steam spa shower with a rainforest showerhead. Dual sinks, a six-foot lavish copper tub with view of the river to invite you to unwind in a soak. A private Toto Japanese bidet toilet with warmed light up seat round out the main level suite. Back in the main living space, a stylish 1/2 bath powder room and secondary entrance can be found along with a top-of-the line full size washer and dryer.

The main outdoor deck seamlessly transitions from the handsome interior to the majesty of the property with direct view to the Ellijay River, acres of private forest, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. With its timber beams, soaring A-frame ceiling, and unobstructed panoramic view, there is a distinct treehouse feel. Oversized rocking chairs allow you to take in the sounds of nature. An outdoor kitchen with a built-in 5 burner premium gas grill is perfect for outdoor get togethers while you watch your favorite sporting events on the outdoor 60" TV. This outdoor living room also includes an additional seating group and al fresco dining table. Stone steps connect from this wrap around deck to the 10-person hot tub on the lower level.

Ascend the open timber stair under the cathedral ceiling to the top floor where 3 additional guest bedrooms can be found, each with their own designer furnished persona. The top floor King master suite, charming deer art-filled Queen guest room with giant picture window and desk for remote work, and playful junior suite with camp-style 3-bed layout are not to be missed. Each bedroom in the house includes dedicated closet space and flat screen TV. High end cow-hide benches, designer light fixtures, and tailored art pieces set the tone of this top floor.

Entertain your guests in the terrace-level bar and game room. Whether you like music, games, or simply relaxing, there are a multitude of options for socializing and having fun with friends and family. Descend to the bar and find floor to ceiling glass-door wine storage and a one of a kind live-edge pub table. Chiseled stone counters, a second dishwasher, 37” flat panel TV and full-sized fridge complete the room. Continue on to the game room where you’ll be pleased to find a full-sized Brunswick Billiards table and Shuffleboard table with pro level pool cues and balls. Get ready for good times and gather around the fully-restrung antique 1908 Chickering & Sons honkey tonk piano and Deering Goodtime 5-string banjo, provided for the musicians in your group. Or, just sit back in one of the leather wing-back chairs or at the modern high boy table and enjoy the stone fireplace with touch light tech and timer while watching your favorite movies on the Sony 60" TV.

Make your way to the King master suite on the terrace level with an XL twin bunkbed that comfortably sleeps a family of 4. A work space is also available for the remote worker in the group. If you enjoy working out on vacation, a Peloton bike with weights and a yoga mat are available. Find another huge walk-in closet with private, full-size washer and dryer. The master bath includes another steam spa shower with a rainforest shower head and dual sinks.

Wall to wall, floor to ceiling glass leads you from the game room out to the lower party deck where you’ll find panoramic views of the property and river. There’s additional entertaining space including an extra-large 10-person hot tub, outdoor kitchen with two gas stove burners and extra-large Green Egg smoker with all the accessories you’ll need to grill for the crew. The Green Egg includes a remote thermometer, pizza stone and pizza spatula. The gas fire pit with lava rocks is an easy way to wrap up any day with plenty of seating for everyone including a porch swing, tall boy table with 6 chairs, 4 Adirondack chairs and additional seating.

Be prepared for the main attraction, the Ellijay River, as you make your way down the steps to 550 feet of private, soothing cool waters of the river. The wood steps are lit from both decks and a stone pathway meanders through various pines, cedar, and hemlock with huge Blue Ridge boulders interspersed in a truly breathtaking setting. An enormous 48" firepit with 8 Adirondack chairs and 2 luxury campground themed picnic tables with seating for 16 campers is nestled among the sights and sounds of the river rapids. A fun outdoor campsite was created for the little campers to fully experience the pleasure of the great outdoors. 3 cedar swings are placed along the path and river to enjoy the view as you explore this amazing retreat. Indulge in the one of the fastest growing sports in America, disc golf. A 9-hole regulation disc golf course with tournament grade Disc-catcher Pro Baskets and 8-10-foot tee pads awaits. The 9-hole, par 29 course takes you from the stairs off the lower deck, down and around the 6-acre property, to the fire pit and back to the base of the stairs. Discs, bags, course maps, and score cards provided. There are cedar benches placed throughout the course for spectators to cheer on their favorite player any time.

We invite you to recharge, unwind, reconnect and add some joy to your life in our truly resort-like retreat. Book your next memorable escape at River Joy Lodge in North Georgia on the magical Ellijay River in Goose Island for an exceptional experience.

Sauna shower is currently inopperable.

Entry level kitchen refrigerator is currently inopperable. There is a refrigerator in the lower level.

Owners just added an EV / Tesla car charger too, so bring your electric vehicle with confidence.


**ALLERGEN ALERT - This property is not pet friendly however, the owners do bring their dogs**

LOCATION:

INSIDE:

Entry Level:

  • Living room
  • Formal dining area with custom made 10 foot dining table and seating for 12
  • Restoration hardware dining table with seating for 6
  • Extraordinary gourmet kitchen
  • Kitchen island seats 4
  • An additional butler's kitchen with a second sink
  • Luxurious stone fireplace
  • 75" mounted flat panel TV
  • Handmade leather sectional sofa and armchair
  • Mudroom with washer and dryer
  • Master suite with large closet and attached full bath
  • WiFi throughout

Upper Level:

  • Theater room with 3 queen beds
  • King en-suite
  • Queen bedroom
  • Full bathroom

Lower Level:

  • Twin bunk beds
  • King size bed with attached full bathroom with sauna shower(Sauna shower is currently inopperable), double vanity, stone shower
  • Washer and dryer
  • Wet bar
  • Gas fireplace
  • 75" TV

OUTSIDE:


Entry level deck:

  • Rocking chairs and end tables
  • Outdoor kitchen with a built in 5 burner premium gas grill
  • Outdoor 60" TV
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Chef's kitchen with 12 foot marble island

Lower deck:

  • Table with seating for 6
  • Oversized hot tub seats 10-12
  • Lighted path leads to fire pit by river and disk golf
  • Ponds are private property

 

 

Sleeping Arrangements

Entry Level Bedroom - King

1 King

Upper Level Bedroom 1 - King

1 King

Upper Level Bedroom 2 - Queen

1 Queen

Upper Level Bedroom 3 - Queen

1 Queen

Lower Level Bedroom 1 King, 1 Bunk Bed

1 King 1 Bunk

Amenities

Location:
  • Cherry Log
Features & Amenities:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bed Linens
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Living Room
  • Towels
  • Heating
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Patio or Balcony
  • Shampoo
  • Television
  • Washer
  • Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Family Friendly
  • Wifi
  • Parking Including
  • Bathtub
  • Pool Table
  • Telephone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
  • Outdoor Fireplace
  • Wetbar
  • Wine Fridge
  • Luxury Home
  • Shuffle Board
  • Fire Pit
  • Fishing At Cabin
  • Accommodates Large Groups
  • The 100 Collection
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Basics
  • Dishes & Silverware
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Dining table
  • Kitchen Island
  • Blender
Leisure & Outdoor:
  • Health Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Winery Tours
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Kayak Canoe
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Cycling
  • Fishing - Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Zip Lining
  • Mountain Biking
  • Waterfalls
  • Horseback Riding
  • Stand Up Paddle Board - SUP
Home Safety:
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fireplace Guards
  • First Aid Kit
  • Smoke Detector
Car / Vehicle Recommendation:
  • No 4 Wheel Drive Needed
Builders Showcase Home:
  • Builders Showcase Home
  • Kevin Teague Custom Homes

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January 16, 2024

Beautiful Place!

by Melodee Briggs

Everyone should experience this beautiful place!!!

December 21, 2023

Enjoyed Grilling, Frisbee Golf, & a Cold Plunge in the Stream!

by Kelleigh Klein

The cabin we stayed in was beautiful, comfortable, clean and spacious. In addition to inside the cabin, we enjoyed grilling on the patio, a 9 hole frisbee golf, beautiful scenery and a cold water plunge in the stream.

August 20, 2023

Fantastic Cabin - Very Luxurious!

by Jose Serres

A great selection of cabins that meet anyone's expectations. A very smooth and straightforward booking process. - It's a fantastic cabin overall. Very luxurious, and I love having washer/dry machines everywhere.

July 29, 2023

Cabin Was Beautiful & Plenty of Space

by William Lloyd

SCCR has always been friendly, responsive, and easy to work with. Cabin was beautiful and plenty of space for our extended family of 14 (7 adults, 7 kids). We loved that everyone had space to retreat, and the outdoor space was fantastic! We enjoyed watching the deer, play in the creek, and fireplaces.

July 2, 2023

Lovely Property

by Paul Johnson

Beautiful home. Very clean. Loved the property. Very peaceful.

September 12, 2022

5 Star Review

by Calvin
August 19, 2022

Beautiful & Amazing

by Joseph

The property was beautiful and amazing.

July 3, 2022

Nicest Cabin I've Ever Stayed In

by Matthew

Probably the nicest cabin that Ive ever stayed in.

February 22, 2022

We Will Definitely Return!

by Jermeliah

We will definitely return to River Joy. As a family, we created some great memories this weekend!

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