While North Georgia is often touted as the perfect family escape (and for good reason), it’s also a unique and exciting place for a bachelor weekend! With its blend of awesome outdoor activities, locally brewed beers, hearty Southern foods, and adrenaline-pumping attractions, it fits the bill for guys looking to get away. Of course, it would be a great destination for a father-son weekend as well!
So whether you want some quality time with your kids or you want to spend your bachelor weekend doing something a little different, you’ll find plenty to do in and around Ellijay and Blue Ridge, Georgia. Check out some of our ideas for local fun, food, and festivities as you plan your bachelor weekend in the North Georgia mountains!
What to Eat & Drink
Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Blue Ridge Brewery features live music, food specials, craft beer, and a large selection of cocktails. It’s a great spot to relax, have a drink, and hang out with friends. Appetizers and meals range from crab dip and shrimp mac & cheese to Kobe beef burgers, hot Cajun sausages, and bacon wrapped steak – all fit to satisfy a man-sized appetite. The beer list changes throughout the year, but some of their selections include IPAs, ales, and pilsners. Don’t forget to check the live music schedule!
What to Do
Tank Town USA is a “heavy equipment playground” for guys who want to get their adrenaline pumping. The 5-acre course features hills, valleys, mud, and even cars to crush! Adventures at Tank Town USA are perfect for letting out some aggression or testing out skills you never knew you had. They offer car crushing, tank driving, excavator operating, and even combination packages! They even offer special pricing for groups and parties, and paintball is coming soon!
Get personalized, professional instruction before embarking on a ½ mile (or 10-minute, whichever comes first) drive through mud and over hills and bumps along the course. Special group rates are available for parties of five or more, making it perfect for a bachelor party weekend.
This extreme tank driving experience will keep your heart pumping during a 20-minute drive. Watch glass shatter and metal crunch as you crush a car with the 17-ton tank! It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that the groom-to-be will never forget!
Trained instructors will show you how to operate heavy excavation machinery on a 15-minute trip. Dig up dirt and feel the power of huge machinery!
The group and party pricing is ideal for a bachelor weekend. With more than five guests, pay just $100 per person for 20 minutes of tank driving (10 minutes as a driver and 10 minutes as a passenger) and 10 to 15 minutes of excavator operation. You can also add car crushing for just $400! What a memorable way for the groomsmen and groom to spend the last few days before the big day! It will be a memory you’ll all treasure forever.
Hiking, biking, and the great outdoors
Spending time in the great outdoors is quickly becoming a trend in bachelor weekends. Instead of bar hopping, many are choosing to get out for some fresh air. Luckily, Blue Ridge offers tons of opportunities for fresh air. Go hiking, biking, horseback riding, and fishing with the backdrop of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. Morganton Point, sections of the Appalachian Trail, and the fishing lake at Blue Ridge are nearby. Fannin County is the Trout Capital of Georgia, and the Chattahoochee National Fish Hatchery is located between Morganton and Dahlonega. And of course, there are many trails just a quick drive from our cabins!
Where to Stay
At Morning Breeze Cabin Rentals, we have a great variety of cabins to choose from. If you’re on a father-son getaway or a bachelor weekend, choose a cabin with a great TV, a fire pit, or game tables. It’ll give you plenty to do while you’re around the cabin! We also have cabins with great mountain or water views, so browse our selection to choose the perfect fit!