The Martyn House is located in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains. The Farm has 18 pristine acres of meadows, rolling hills and ridges, trails through hemlock and laurel forests. We have a spring fed pond, organic vegetable & flower gardens, chickens, 2 cats (Otis and Milo) & 2 pups Stella and Ollie. The 1930’s farmhouse is the home of Rick and JoAnn and has all the charm and warmth one might expect!
In December 2018 we closed the Bed and Breakfast to make room for creating a more sustainable property through permaculture. We are focusing on other ways to create energy and grow more organic foods.
The Martyn House is just 1 hour north of Atlanta.. Our county is home to the beginning of the Appalachian Trail located at Springer Mountain, stretching from Georgia to Maine. The A.T. is approximately 2,180 miles in length, making it one of the longest, footpaths in the world. The county has a deeply rooted relationship with the Cherokee & Crete Indians who were the first inhabitants of this incredibly beautiful area of the United States. We are the Apple Capital of Georgia producing over 600,000 bushels of apples each year in 22 varieties. There are seven main orchards surrounding the city of Ellijay. We are the Mountain Biking Capital of Georgia with over 100 miles of single-track mountain biking trails. Our county has numerous wineries and is known for its agri~tourism and spirit of adventure. We invite our residents to explore the many trails either on foot or bike! Two rivers merge in our historic downtown Ellijay forming a third river, which flows into Carter Lake the deepest lake east of the Mississippi. It is here that the adventurous enjoy kayaking, canoeing, tubing and stand up paddling.
The butterfly is a symbol of change and transformation and has been our logo since our conception.