Frequently Asked Questions

When can I check into my room?


We offer check-in from 4:00 - 7:00 pm. If checking in after 7:00 pm, please call ahead at (770) 883-3797 so we can provide you with an access code to enter the house. Please check out no later than 11:00 am.




Can I bring my children to the Ellijay River House?


We love children but due to the historic nature of the house we are an adult-only B&B. You must be at least 18 years old to book a reservation and stay here.




How many people can stay in each room?


Each room can accommodate two adults with the exception of the Wild Flower room, which has an extra bed. A $50 fee is added to this rental for use of the additional bed.




Can I smoke on the property?


The Ellijay River House is a smoke-free property, including vaping and the use of candles.




Can I stay for one night?


Yes. However, there is a 2-day minimum stay during peak seasons, holidays and special events. Click on the "Check Availability" button for latest dates. You can stay a maximum of 6 days per the City of Ellijay regulations.




Can I bring my animal to the Ellijay River House?


We love pets and have two dogs, but do not have the facilities to accommodate animals, other than service dogs as defined by the ADA. Emotional support animals are not allowed and not covered by the ADA. Our dogs, Bella and Jackson, will not have access to the guest portions of the house, including the veranda, magnolia deck and riverside deck closest to the house. Although, they may greet you in the backyard.




When is breakfast served? Can I eat earlier if I want to head out on a hike?


It is our pleasure to offer you a hot and hearty breakfast each morning between 8:30 and 9:30 am. We also can provide you with a take-out bag for that hike, if requested.




Can I use the kitchen refrigerator to store leftovers from a restaurant?


For your convenience, we offer a guest refrigerator on the second floor Nook to store these items on an honor system. We also offer coffee, hot tea and filtered water in the Nook all day. We ask that you not enter the kitchen.




I have dietary restrictions, can you accommodate?


When you register, please tell us if you have any dietary restrictions. We will try to accommodate you to the best of our ability. As a small B&B we may not be able to meet every dietary need.




Do you sell wine or beer?


We do not have a liquor license. However, you are welcome to bring your own alcoholic beverages and mixers. We will gladly provide drinking glasses, utensils, ice, a corkscrew, and bottle opener.




Where can I park? Do I have to pay for parking?


Parking is free. There is street-side parking in front of the house. During events and holidays, parking can be an issue and we work to accommodate your needs to the best of our ability.




What are your Policies?


Please click here to view our Policies




Can I purchase a gift certificate?


Yes. Please click here to purchase a gift certificate.





First time at a Bed & Breakfast?

No worries!  We will work to make your stay as comfortable as possible and are excited to share our home with you. Here are details you may not know:

  • We live in the house so be sure to give us a call ahead of time if you know you’ll be arriving after 7pm.  This helps us with planning so we can make each guest feel as welcome as possible.

  • Before you arrive, let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or are celebrating a special event.

  • We’ll welcome you to our home and take you on a tour of the house/property and your room.  You’ll receive a private code to gain access to the house through the front door during your stay.  Also, for your security and privacy, you will receive one key for use with both your bedroom and bathroom.  Be sure to return this key when you check out.

  • We are happy to help you plan your stay while in Ellijay so don’t hesitate to ask!

  • Each morning we’ll serve breakfast in the dining room. We can provide you with a to-go breakfast if you’d like to leave early in the morning.  Just let us know ahead of time.  If not, a B&B is a great place to meet other travelers over a meal, and can be a good time to get sight-seeing tips from others who have been here before!  

  • During your stay, you will have access to all areas of the house except our private quarters which includes the kitchen, our bedroom and the back porch.  We’ll share this with you on your tour.

  • Accidents happen.  If you spill something in your room let us know right away so we can clean it for you.

  • Other than answering your questions or assisting with any needs you may have while in the house, we’ll stay out of your way and let you enjoy the Ellijay River House experience!

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