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Holiday Shopping Made Easy

November 10, 2018

It’s that time of year again! The turkey’s haven’t even been roasted yet, but the holiday shopping rush has begun. But not to worry! With the addition of the home…

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Light Up Ellijay Holiday Celebration

November 10, 2018

When: November 23rd – Festivities being at 10am to 9pm Where: Downtown Ellijay What: Holiday Event Looking for something to do in Ellijay this holiday season? The perfect small-town holiday…

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Cartecay Vineyards Opens Tasting Room in Downtown Ellijay!

November 9, 2018

An exciting new addition to Downtown Ellijay has arrived! Cartecay Vineyards has opened a tasting room called Cartecay Wine and Craft located right on the square! The tasting room is…

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Featured Businesses

Cartecay River Trading Company

Cartecay River Trading Company is a great place to shop for authentic items from Ellijay.  The store is located in the foothills of Appalachia Mountains near the Cartecay River. Tee shirts, collectibles, and folk art are just a few of the items you will find. It is the only place in Ellijay where you can find “LIJ”…

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Cartecay Bike Shop

Ellijay Cartecay Bike Shop is the place to go for all things cycling. They are a full-service bicycle shop in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains and are bordered by the vast Cohutta Wilderness. They offer you a full spectrum cycling experience from bikes, parts, repairs, and anything else you will need.

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Mountain Treasures

Mountain Treasures is a unique shop with rustic furnishings, ladies apparel, Kavu, Holly Jones’ art, jewelry, and candles. Enjoy your time here while you taste locally made wine right in the store while you shop. Find us on Facebook

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The Loving Bull

The Loving Bull is a must-see store for the ladies. Being of the top 10 vintage stores in Ellijay, Ga it lives up to its name by providing clothing, jewelry, and much more. Find us on Facebook

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Tucked away in the mountains of north Georgia is the little town of Ellijay.

Ellijay – The Diamond in the Rough

Ellijay comes from the Cherokee language and means “new ground”.   That is fitting today because Ellijay may not be well known to folks wanting to explore the mountains of North Georgia.   The downtown area is becoming discovered by more and more people wanting to experience the small town atmosphere.   Downtown Ellijay can take you back to a time when things were slower and at the same time offer exciting experiences for everyone in the family.

The Downtown Experience

Downtown Ellijay is just minutes from everything you want to do.   Shopping, dining, the arts, and nightlife are just a few of the reasons to experience what a small vibrant town can offer.   The purpose of this website is to inform and guide you through all the things that Ellijay has to offer.


Ellijay is located pretty much in the middle of Gilmer County and is the Capital. The Ellijay and Cartecay rivers come together to form the beautiful Coosawattee River. There are many parks that cater to young and old. Of course, the scenic mountains and all the activities that go with them are right at your finger tips.

Visit • Experience • Play • Stay

We invite you to explore all that Ellijay and its downtown area has to offer.   There are many choices when it comes to staying for a long weekend, a vacation, second home,   Who knows you may even decide to live here. Please look around at all Ellijay has to offer and WE WILL SEE YOU SOON

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