Lightning Bug Lodge at Coosawattee River Resort!

Property ID: 428861EllijayGAUS
Sleeps 83 BR3 BA


Designed with comfort in mind, 'Lightning Bug Lodge' is the perfect mountain getaway. Located in the Coosawattee River Resort, this 3-bedroom, 3-bath vacation rental cabin offers access to wonderful community amenities like indoor and outdoor pools, on top of private amenities like a full kitchen and hot tub. When you’re not out exploring downtown Ellijay or Blue Ridge, unwind on one of 2 covered porches, watching for lightning bugs and whitetail deer. Your ultimate nature escape awaits!


  • Kitchen
  • Essentials
  • Community Pool
  • Washer
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Free Parking
  • Central Air Conditioning


Location Details

EXPLORE OUTDOORS: Coosawatee River (on-site), Rich Mountain WMA - Cartecay Tract Archery Range (8 miles), R & A Orchards (9 miles), B.J. Reece Orchards (12 miles), Fall Branch Falls (18 miles), Carters Lake (19 miles)

AREA FAVORITES: Georgia Apple Festival: South Main Street (2 miles), Ellijay Square (4 miles), River Street Tavern (4 miles), Georgia Apple Blossom Festival: Gilmer Chamber & Welcome Center (4 miles), Whitepath Golf Club (12 miles), Blue Ridge Scenic Railway (20 miles)

VINEYARDS: Engelheim Vineyards (9 miles), Ott Farms & Vineyards (9 miles), Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery (10 miles), Cartecay Vineyards (13 miles)

AIRPORTS: Chattanooga Airport (66 miles), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (85 miles)


32 reviews
  • Absolutely gorgeous!


    I wish I had booked more days so we had time to take advantage of all the amenities. The owners thought of everything! The kitchen was equipped to actually cook for a family, and there were nice little details they thought of as well, such as small laterns around the house in case the power went out. Would definitely book again.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published June 14, 2024
  • Fantastic Spring Break Vacation


    We had an amazing time on our spring break vacation. We are only a family of 3, but we have a 16 year old teen who enjoyed having her own space in the lower level gameroom. My husband and I enjoyed the hot tub and firepit to relax. It was a short ride to downtown Ellijay, and we also took a few trips to Blue Ridge to the downtown area and Mercier's. Amicalola Falls is not too far and also an amazing experience. We had some friends who visited the area recently, and recommended visiting Helen, and though it was a little bit of a drive, it was so much fun. Lots of shopping and the mountain coaster was so cool. There was a lot of space in the cabin for a much larger family, and so much in the community for families to enjoy. Highly recommend Lightning Bug Lodge.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published March 29, 2024
  • Great for families


    This cabin was great for our family. Great size for four adults and two kids. The game room kept us occupied for hours! It was great for our elementary aged kids. Overall, the home is very nice. It had a comfortable feel. Great amenities. I love the location. It’s very close to downtown and Walmart/Ingles.

    Published February 26, 2024
  • Great weekend getaway!


    Lightning Bug Lodge is truly a little gem! Pictures are exact and represent cabin perfectly. The unit was clean and stocked with everything needed including extras like laundry detergent, towels by the hot tub, and toiletries.

    We were celebrating 2 birthdays and had 6 kids in tow- ages 13 & 16. There was so much to do - all kids were occupied and enjoyed themselves. We visited the Rec Center twice for swimming, working out, basketball & the arcade.

    David was super accommodating and easy to work with.

    I highly recommend and would definitely visit again!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published January 30, 2024
  • Wonderful and relaxing


    Just what we expected. Loved the game room. Loved the cabin feel. Very clean. Definitely on our list to come back.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published November 24, 2023
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