The Martyn House

912 Flat Branch Rd , Ellijay, GA 30540 USA (Show map)


Here is a rare opportunity to own your own Glamping B&B ~ featured in Southern Living as 1 of 88 best Getaways in the US, we are on the top 10 Bucket list for Garden and Gun Magazine, featured on Georgia Traveler, in Colombia Magazine, Southwest Living to name just a few..... The Martyn House Farm is an ‘adult only’ Country Retreat, a unique Bed and Breakfast Home of Glamping (Glamorous Camping ~ where luxury in the wild means fine linens and gourmet meals) and Destination Wedding Venue. The Farm is located in a small quaint community in the North Georgia Mountains just 2 miles from historic downtown Ellijay. We are located in a tourist-centric area; just one hour from Atlanta & Chattanooga. Our guests can either stay in a room in our circa 1930 farmhouse, in one of our 4 Luxury Sleeping Tents or The Studio. Days here can be filled with adventures like kayaking hiking, mountain biking, white water rafting and zip lining or explore one of the many local vineyards or antique shops.The Farm itself has 18 beautiful acres. We are known for our Farm To Table Dinners, Destination Weddings, Glamping Girl Getaways and a host of other events ...the experience here is unique and the vision for living life simply yet creatively stays with guests long after they leave. We have a live-in Inn keeper on the property with their own studio apartment. The property comes fully furnished.Detailed financials available to serious buyers only after site visit.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Try Glamping for a Relaxing Retreat

4.2 on October 17, 2012

My husband and I have never been glamping and our experience at the Martyn House was wonderful. With indoor plumbing, it is as close to camping as I will get. Rick and JoAnn are entertaining hosts and fabulous cooks. Each meal was a treat and I would highly recommend the farm-to-table dinner. We felt very welcome. Three other couples were also glamping the same weekend. It was fun getting to know each one around a roaring campfire with s'mores. JoAnn even had a night time surprise for someone's anniversary. The weekend was a very relaxing retreat from city life filled with hiking and biking adventures. After touring Rick and JoAnn's indiviual workshops, I left feeling very creative and inspired. And the hisory of the property is interesting too.

Great Get-a-way!

5 on November 14, 2011

My Wife and I took advantage of the romantic package and had a great 3 day get-a-way! We will do it again and highly recommend it. The setting is private and beautiful. It is located between the two state parks of Fort Mountain and Amicalola Falls. We hiked at both and there are many activities. We also spent a day setting on the front porch of our tent (very nice) drinking wine, reading and enjoying the north Georgia Forrest. At night we heard the animals of the night including an owl. The food was well prepared, fresh, and GOOD. Breakfast was my favorite. In addition we enjoyed our time and visits with our host Rick and Joann. Also a special thanks to Mia and Gracie for their company.

Campers Delight

4.8 on November 05, 2011

Warm pleasant Cozy Quiet

Glamping is FANTASTIC

5 on November 03, 2011

We had the best time Glamping. The "tents" are comfortable and homey. We went in late October when it was fairly chilly at night, and the heaters in the tents were more than adequate to keep us toasty warm. JoAnn and Rick are amazing people, talented artists, and remarkable hosts. We went during a Farm to Table dinner and that was awesome as well. The other Glampers were great people and we made new friends. The surrounding area was great for shopping, horseback riding, and just relaxing. We are already planning our next trip!

Very Unique Experience

4.0 on November 01, 2011

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at The Martyn House and had a wonderful time from the moment we got there until the moment we left. JoAnn and Rick are the perfect hosts. Upon arrival we had a tour of the grounds which are so charming and then were shown to our glamour tent. It was the most delightful room we've ever stayed in. We headed to the campfire at sundown and shared a nice evening with the other guests...all of them so interesting. A very nice breakfast was served Sat morning and then we spent the day in Blue Ridge. Saturday evening farm to table dinner was just great with the added enjoyment of it being a costume dinner for Halloween. Another night at the campfire and then another walk through the woods to our tent with its king-size bed and feather quilt and rustic furnishings. This was not "roughing it." This is an adventure we will never forget.

amazing escape in upstate g.a.

4.6 on October 03, 2011

a unique experience. The evening bonfire was so relaxing. The grounds were beautiful and the tents were amazing.

Birthday in the Mountains

4.4 on October 03, 2011

A very cozy out of the way place to lose yourself and share your thoughts with nature. Night time is quiet and private. If you enjoy prowling antique stores then this is very close to Ellijay and BlueRidge where many interesting businesses seem to attract travelers from afar. Local orchards provide in season fruit at very reasonable prices.

My kind of camping!!

5 on October 02, 2011

We had a wonderful weekend at the Maryn House. This was my kind of camping!! The tents were beautiful and stocked with all the amenities you need for the comfort of luxury camping - hot showers (in the tent's full bathroom), very comfortable bedding, heater for those chilly nights, electrical lighting, french press coffee in the mornings. The camp fire camaraderie was awesome!!! The meals were delicious and there were a lot of fun activities to do around Ellijay. We had a great experience and will definitely go back!!

Finally Here

4.0 on August 14, 2011

After reading about "glamping" in Southern Living, I wanted to checkout. Camping has never been my "thing" but "glamping" I could do. Our hostess/host were very informative about activities in the area. The food was delicious. The tents very nice with comfortable bed; shower and convenient "compost" toilet. Recommended to others for a "different" experience. Definitely would do again. Need to make your plans soon.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience of Glamping. We seem to have lots of camping converts:) Please come back and see us soon!

- JoAnn (innkeeper)

My kind of camping

4.4 on June 22, 2011

I booked a stay at the Martyn House as a birthday present for my fiance, and it was better than expected. We were fortunate enough to participate in a farm to table dinner, and if you get a chance to do it yourself, I would DEFINITELY recommend it. Rick and Joann are the nicest people you will ever meet, and they made us feel welcome the entire time. If you want a nice getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city, this is the place to go.

Innkeeper Response
What a treat to be here for one of our wonderful Farm to Table dinners! We are so glad you had such a great time and hope to see you again next year! Thanks for taking the time to write about your experience!

- JoAnn (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates

Bohemian Bungalow

Bohemium Bungalow is a 2 person sleeping tent. Beds can either be a King or 2 Twins. The bathroom has a toilet, shower and sink. The bedroom has a heater & fan. There is also a porch in front to relax and watch the sunrise.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $220 - $220

Ridge Roost

Ridge Roost is a 2 person sleeping tent. Beds can either be a King or 2 Twins. The bathroom has a toilet, shower and sink. The bedroom has a heater & fan. There is also a porch in front to relax and watch the sunrise.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $220 - $220

Hummingbird Haven

Hummingbird Haven is a 2 person sleeping tent. Beds can either be a King or 2 Twins. The bathroom has a toilet, shower and sink. The bedroom has a heater & fan. There is also a porch in front to relax overlooking the meadow.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $220 - $220

Nightingale Nest

Nightingale Nest is a 2 person sleeping tent. Beds can either be a King or 2 Twins. The bathroom has a toilet, shower and sink. The bedroom has a heater & fan. There is also a porch in front to relax.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $220 - $220

The Studio

This lovely studio is filled with light and color. It is spacious with a queen size bed and twin day bed. There is an efficiency kitchen w/ bathroom (compost toilet) and glass shower. There is an attached art room stocked with canvas and paints. Just outside the french doors lead to the meadow, there is an attached outdoor bathroom with claw foot tub, shower and fire pit. adults only

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Rural, Small town, Wine country


Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield Intl.) 75 miles

Directions to property:

The Martyn House is located about 2 miles from the downtown square of Ellijay for easy access. From downtown Ellijay take 52 W towards Ft. Mountain. Proceed on 52W out of town for .4 miles to Boardtown Rd. on the right just past Logan Funeral home on left. Go 1.2 miles on Boardtown Rd. to Flat Branch Rd. on the left. Proceed up Flat Branch Rd. .8 miles and The Martyn House will be on the right. Proceed down the driveway of the house with the wood fence around it.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Wildlife Rescue, Appalachian Trail, Waterfalls, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Wedding Facilities , Outdoor Fire Pits, Pond, Games (croquet and board), Hiking trails, Access to Art Studios, Organic Gardens and Greenhouse

Room amenities

Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Private entrance, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Fly Fishing

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  • Check In:: 3:00-9:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: No We are an adult facility 18 and over.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Minimum two night stay
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We require 1 night stay as a deposit when reservation is made. We do not accept gift certificates.
  • Cancellations: Reservations require a non-refundable deposit if you cancel.
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Rick Lucas and JoAnn Adams

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Rick is a photographer and digital color consultant.. JoAnn is a potter,an avid gardener, a designer, a small business consultant and creative living coach. They both love kayaking,hiking, biking, exploring,music,film,the arts and cooking.

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  • Time Served: 9:o0 AM
  • Serving Location: covered porch

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian gluten free

Signature Dish

Deluxe Omelettes
Our gourmet omelettes vary according to what is in season. They often include veggies, spices and local cheeses. The perfect way to start the day!

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