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Welcome to the beautiful North Georgia Mountains!! Located just a quick 90 minutes from  Atlanta, you’ll find this is the perfect vacation spot for a romantic couples getaway or a fun filled week of excitement and adventure for the entire family.

The mountain towns of both Ellijay and Blue Ridge have so much to offer, with an abundance of shopping including antiques, boutiques and specialty stores. You’ll find some great restaurant with some delicious local cuisine of BBQ and fresh trout all the way up to fine dining with options that include one of kind farm to table delicacies. Ellijay is a bit more quaint, with  more “mom and pop” options while downtown Blue Ridge boast an air of sophistication and elegance . Both towns are a must see while you’re exploring the Mountains of North Georgia.

Hiking

For the outdoor enthusiast, this is a wonderland of opportunity. We had some of the best hiking in the Southeast with the Benton- MacKaye Trail, the largest feeder into the Appalachian Trail, zig-zaging throughout the area. The Pinohoti Trail is great for both hiking and mountain biking, it feeds directly into Springer Mountain, the starting point of  the Appalachian Trail .

Picnicking

Planning a picnic with your family in Blue Ridge, Georgia, is a way to take you back to the good ol' days. Utilizing the full kitchens our Blue Ridge cabin rentals have to offer, pack up a lunch and find the perfect picnicking spot to spread your blanket and enjoy a meal surrounded by the serenity of the mountains. There is no shortage of great scenery and sunny knolls in the beautiful mountains of Blue Ridge.

Fishing

We also offer world class trout fishing, with stocked rivers and creeks located In both Ellijay and Blue Ridge. At many of our cabins you can fish right out your back door and then grill up your catch of the day for a delicious dinner. Some great options for throwing in a line include the Toccoa, Chattooga, Cohutta, Jacks Creek, Conosauga and Cooper Creek. Spend the day fishing in Blue Ridge for a father-son outing, a peaceful day on your own, or a fun afternoon with friends.

River Rafting 

Do you need a bit more adventure, how about white water rafter down the Ocoee River, you’ll find class 3 to 5 rapids and some heart pumping excitement as you make your way down the 10 miles stretch of the upper and middle Ocoee.​

Ocoee Rafting starts April 16th until October 13th! Join the thrill for this heart pumping experience in Blue Ridge, Georgia! Rafting offers every thrill seeker a great time and has proven to be a wonderful team building experience for groups of all ages! Rafting will be weekend only until Memorial Day weekend. Be sure to book your tours in advance to secure your spot on the river! 

No experience is necessary to enjoy the adventure of Ocoee River rafting on the World Class Ocoee River. Thiercompany has an unparalleled safety record, and our guides have the reputation of being some of the most experienced and best guides on the Ocoee River. Their trained staff takes great pride in its ability to provide our guests with an action-packed, fun-filled adventure. Ocoee River rafting will provide you with an experience you won’t want to miss out on! Come join us at Ocoee Rafting for the finest whitewater rafting trip on the Ocoee River.

If rafting is a bit too daring for your taste but you still enjoy the water, be sure to take a trip to either Carter’s Lake or Lake Blue Ridge, both have gorgeous pristine waters and daily boat rentals.

Horseback Riding

Many people consider hiking, biking, and off-roading to be the best ways to take in the fresh mountain air – but folks who horseback ride in Blue Ridge may have to disagree! Many families and friends choose to try horseback riding in Blue Ridge and return year after year for this unique bonding experience. Horseback riding in the mountains is a great way to complement your stay in one of our beautiful Blue Ridge cabin rentals!

and more!

If we haven’t given you enough ideas yet, the North Georgia Mountains also offers zip-lines and for the more mellow at heart, wineries, waterfalls, golf and day spas, where you can be pampered to your hearts content.

Every season in the mountains has something to offer but we really shine in the Fall. The North Georgia Mountains come alive, not just with vibrant colors but with an abundance of autumn activities , including pumpkin patches, hayrides, corn mazes, scarecrow contests and of course our world famous Apple Orchards!!. People come for all of the county to tour, pick and sample their favorite selection of fresh off the tree Apples.Not to be missed is the AppleFest in Ellijay, tens of thousands of people flock to the Mountains each October to participate in this grand event. With over 300 vendors selling their one of a kind goods, tons of delicious food, folk dance and of course our mouth watering Fried Apple Pies, this is an event you won’t want to miss!! .

So whether you are looking to sneak away for some peace and quiet in a cozy cabin for 2 or planning on packing the whole gang up to gather for a family vacation, the North Georgia Mountains has what you are looking for ….and more.