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Exterior view of North Georgia Bed and Breakfast Ellijay River House

Feel the safe and calming essence that is the

Ellijay River House


Ellijay River House Bed and Breakfast
in Ellijay, Georgia


Unwind. Relax. Refresh. On the River.

Georgia Mountains Getaway...

We welcome and assure our guests that small is better at the Ellijay River House Bed and Breakfast in north Georgia - a luxury adults only 1915 Craftsman home nestled in a magical riverside setting in downtown Ellijay, Georgia, just 90 minutes north of Atlanta! We welcome business retreats, elopements and small weddings too!

Because we are a small inn, you can feel confident and secure with our 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.  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 business meetings, 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. 

North GA Bed and Breakfast - The 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 90-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.

  • Delight in an after-dinner dessert on the veranda.

  • Rest with a good book 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.

Ellijay River House Bed and Breakfast North Georgia interior bedroom with cozy bed and pillows

Bottle House

As a guest at the Ellijay River House Bed & Breakfast 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.  We have two wonderful daughters who are now married to terrific guys, and we have three delightful grandchildren! We settled in an Atlanta suburb and for more than 20 years 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!

Keith and Karen owners of Ellijay River House Bed and Breakfast in North Georgia
Exterior view of Bottle House at Ellijay River House Bed and Breakfast Ellijay GA

Guest Reviews

Loved the Proximity to Downtown Ellijay

"This is one of the top places we have ever stayed!! From the beautiful rooms and bathrooms to the delicious breakfast, to the amazing innkeepers who greeted everyone by name - it was a fantastic visit to Ellijay. Walking distance to many restaurants and shops and a short drive to wineries, apple houses and Fort Mountain State Park. Ellijay River House will not disappoint! 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."


Girls Getaway Weekend!

"Prepare to be pampered! Karen and Keith are excellent hosts and provide a most welcoming visit. The home is beautiful with exquisite attention to detail. The rooms are beautifully decorated and the outdoor areas for relaxation are comfortable and inviting. We stayed in The Wildflower room for our girls weekend getaway. It is centrally located so you can walk anywhere in town. We will definitely be back. I might even bring my husband some time!" 😀


Do Yourself a Favor and Treat Yourself!

"We stayed here for 2 nights when my husband and I were looking at land. This was our first time at a Bed and Breakfast. Wow! What a great choice! Karen and Keith were so accommodating and kind. The room was very comfortable and the bathroom was so bright and cheerful. I started everyday with a smile on my face. Breakfast was amazing each day. The proprietors were so friendly and personable they made us feel like it was home. If ANYONE needs a place to stay in Ellijay, you could do no better than the Ellijay River House. Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to a special experience at this place."


This Stay was Unforgetable

Look no further! If you are planning a trip to Ellijay, this is the place to stay. Style, comfort and southern hospitality at its best! We were greeted with a tour, cookies, and even a surprise freshly baked orange cake the second night of our stay. The property is beautiful and includes a wrap-around porch, several places to relax outside by the river, and two of the cutest pups. The owners considered every detail to make this a wonderful experience: a coffee station, a reading nook, and a front room where you could watch TV. I forgot my shower cap and they even thought of stocking a hair turban in the bathroom. This beautifully renovated 1920’s home is situated within walking distance of all of the neat shops that give Ellijay its charm. And the breakfast was so delicious and filling! Homemade biscuits, egg casseroles, waffles and fresh fruit. We even asked for the recipes which they made a few extra copies of so we could try them at home. Ellijay was cute, but this stay was unforgettable.


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