2 Apr 2018
North Georgia is a great summer destination, boasting fun local events, tons of outdoor activities, gorgeous scenery, and great restaurants, shops, and attractions. There are always fun things to do in the towns of Ellijay and Blue Ridge, but sometimes you just don’t feel like leaving the cabin. When that mood hits you, you’ll find plenty of things to do in the comfort of our beautiful North Georgia cabins. Need some inspiration? Read on to find 10 fun summer activities you can enjoy in the cabin.
1. Cook a homemade meal at the cabin. Our cabins’ full kitchens make it easy to whip up snacks or meals when you don’t feel like going out. Check our blog for recipe ideas throughout the year, or try the Grilled Flank Steak with Mustardy Potato Salad from delish.com below.
30 minutes | 4 servings
- 1 ½ lb small new potatoes, halved
- ¼ cup chopped chives, plus some for garnish
- 1 tbsp grainy mustard
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- kosher salt
- black pepper
- 1 ¼ lb flank steak, cut into 2 pieces
- 1 tsp ground coriander
Fill a large pot with 1 inch of water and fit with steamer basket. Bring to a boil and cook potatoes until tender, 15 to 18 minutes. Drain and move to large bowl. Toss with chives, mustard, vinegar, and 1 tbsp oil. Season with salt and pepper. Meanwhile, cook steak. Heat remaining 2 tbsps oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Season steak with coriander, salt, and pepper. Cook, turning once, until meat reads 130 degrees (medium rare) – about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Move to cutting board and let rest 5 minutes, then slice. Serve with potatoes and garnish with chives.
2. Curl up with a good book. From hammocks on the deck and fire pits by the water to comfortable king-size beds and cozy couches, you’ll find many great spots in the cabin to curl up and read. It’s a great way to unwind and simply enjoy the peace of the North Georgia mountains. Some of our cabins have a selection of books, or you can bring the one you just haven’t had time to crack open at home.
3. Gather for a game night. With board games and cards available in many of our cabins, having a game night with family or friends will be a breeze. If you have a favorite, bring it along and enjoy playing as you snack and hang out around the cabin.
4. Have a scavenger hunt. Perfect for the little ones, a scavenger hunt is a unique way to spice up those days around the cabin. Incorporate the beautiful natural surroundings – searching for funny-shaped rocks, fish, insects, leaves, and more – or keep it seasonal with holiday-themed goodies you’ve brought.
5. Play with your pets. At Morning Breeze Cabin Rentals, we encourage you to bring your four-legged friends along! Almost all of our cabins are pet friendly, and pets (up to two with no size limit) always stay free! We even provide a large pet bed and food and water bowls, so you’ll have less to pack for the drive.
6. Have a movie marathon. Choose a cabin with a great big screen TV and DVD or Blu-ray player, and then kick back and relax. Bring your favorite movies, pop some popcorn, grab a soda, and hunker down for a night full of your favorite flicks.
7. Set up a tournament. Many of our cabins have game tables, including pool, foosball, air hockey, and more. Set up a friendly tournament with friends or family and enjoy some competition at the cabin.
8. Make s’mores. A classic mountain activity, making s’mores is perfect for kids and adults. Grab the chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmallows at the store before heading to the cabin. Then enjoy around an outdoor fire pit or in front of a wood-burning fireplace.
9. Have a “spa day.” Don’t forget to pamper yourself while you’re on vacation – it can be just as fun as movies and games! Spend an afternoon kicking up your feet and relaxing. Sleep in, have a cup of coffee as you enjoy the views from the deck, get an in-cabin massage, read a book, take a relaxing bath, and enjoy a glass of wine in the hot tub before heading to bed.
10. Have a no-tech day. It can be easy to get caught up in technology, so spend a day (or just a few hours) disconnecting from phones, tablets, and computers. Not having these forms of entertainment to rely on will encourage you to chat with friends, reminisce, or head outside for a nice walk.