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Ellijay River House

Welcome to

Ellijay River House Bed and Breakfast 

in Ellijay, Georgia

Be Safe with Us!

Unwind. Relax. Refresh. On the River.

​Be our guest… with a secure and more personal experience!


We welcome and assure our weary, post shelter-in-place travelers that small is better at the Ellijay River House Bed & Breakfast - a charming adults-only 1915 Craftsman home nestled in a magical riverside setting in downtown llijay, Georgia, just 90 minutes north of Atlanta!   We welcome elopements and small weddings too!

Because we are a small inn, you can feel confident and secure with our new Covid-19 cleaning protocols and separate areas to relax and eat - indoors and out - all in a serene and beautiful setting. You can take a short walk to quaint shops, bars, restaurants, yoga studios, spas, the local theater (check with us for openings) – and take a short drive to the best wineries in Georgia.  Let us delight you with one of four beautifully decorated rooms, a private bath, and scrumptious southern breakfast where you can dine on the expansive veranda, magnolia deck, or one of two riverside decks.  Oh, and did we mention the Bottle House? Well, you’ll have to book a room to experience this local treasure…

Let us host your elopement or intimate wedding!  Whether you are celebrating a special occasion, traveling on business, or exploring nature in the north Georgia mountains you won’t want to miss this special, one-of-a-kind riverside paradise. 

The Ellijay River House Bed and Breakfast Experience

  • ​​Walking distance to antique shops, boutiques, gift and furniture stores, restaurants, bars, spas, yoga, local theater, the Gilmer County welcome center, and churches. Only 250 paces to downtown!

  • Unwind on one of two river decks - where birds love to show off.  You may see a kayak or two strolling down the river.

  • Rock or swing the day away on the front porch. Play cards/games on the veranda or deck covered by a 70-year old majestic magnolia tree.

  • Enjoy natural gas fireplaces in the parlor, library and dining room on cooler days.

  • Grab a soft throw and hot chocolate and cozy-up around the fire pit when it’s cold outside.

  • Enjoy an after-dinner dessert on the veranda.

  • Enjoy a good book while relaxing in the library or watch a ballgame or movie on the 65" TV.

  • Relax in the upstairs Nook, an intimate setting overlooking the Ellijay River.  Rest, read and enjoy a comfy rocking chair.

Bottle House

As a guest at the Ellijay River House you can experience our unique Bottle House where you might want to propose marriage (!), nurture a friendship, enjoy a quiet conversation over a glass of wine – or just spend time in a really cool place!  The Bottle House is not open to the public and is not a wine cellar… you’ll have to see it to believe it!

Meet The Owners

Hello! We are Keith and Karen Kreager, owners and innkeepers of the Ellijay River House Bed & Breakfast.  We met at the University of Central Florida in Orlando and married three years later.  Along came two wonderful daughters who are now married to terrific guys.  We settled in an Atlanta suburb and for more than 20 years have cherished our adventures in the north Georgia mountains.  In 2018, we sat in the River Street Tavern in downtown Ellijay talking about this house for sale.  That same week we toured the home - with jaws gaping - and knew it would make a fabulous bed and breakfast.  We said goodbye to the corporate world and headed to Ellijay!

Guest Reviews

"We loved the proximity of the Ellijay River House to downtown. We parked the car, left it the whole weekend and explored the shops and restaurants."

- Perry P.

An Ellijay Bed and

Breakfast Retreat to Remember

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