Posts by Gary Knight
Tuesday, June 21, 2011North Georgia Cabin Rental - Crooked Creek Cabin
Are you searching for that perfect secluded North Georgia Cabin Rental? Crooked Creek is the perfect cabin for you and your family to enjoy exceptional scenery and immerse yourself in the peaceful North Georgia Mountains. Crooked Creek is a luxurious 4 bedroom, 3 bath rental, secluded with gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside. This cabin has claims to its very own large rushing creek which is only 50 feet from the cabin. As you are relaxing on the large covered porches you can hear the rushing waters of Wilscot Creek calling your name to drop your line in and catch some rainbow trout for dinner. The interior of Crooked Creek is complete with elegant and sophisticated furnishings. All the beds have pillowtop mattresses with luxury cotton linens and down comforters. After a day of adventure and shopping in downtown Blue Ridge, enjoy relaxing in the 6 person hot tub on the patio 50 feet from the creek. You can also roast marshmallows in the fire pit at the creek's edge. The large gourmet kitchen comes complete with hand chiseled granite countertops, stainless steel appliances for the cook in the family. Your just minutes from Lake Blue Ridge and the Upper Toccoa River, perfect for exploration and adventure. So no matter what time of year, come make Crooked Creek your home away from home. We look forward to serving you and your family.
Thursday, June 16, 2011North Georgia's 4th of July Celebration
Are you wondering what activities are going to be going on and where you can see some the fireworks over the 4th of July holiday while staying in a Secluded North Georgia Cabin Rental? Here is a list of Independence Day Weekend festivities that you and your family will enjoy.
McCaysville, GA starts their July 4th weekend celebration on Friday July 1st with a pancake breakfast and street parade, with a fireworks show later that night from the top of "Tater Hill" in McCaysville a half an hour past sunset (approximately 9:30pm). The fireworks can be seen from almost all areas of town. Stores & Restaurants will be open late.
Saturday July 2nd you can enjoy an Old Timer's parade in Historic Downtown Blue Ridge starting at 10:00 a.m, Featuring music from The Roxie-Watson Band from Atlanta. They will also be performing a two hour concert in the Blue Ridge City Park after the parade. There will be many floats to see, so bring out the family and enjoy a fun filled Independence Day weekend.
The Blue Ridge Lake Marina will be having Barbeque and live music from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fireworks display at dusk. TVA has also announced that the road over the Lake Blue Ridge Dam will be open for the July 2nd fireworks celebration. The road will open at 7 p.m. and close when traffic has cleared. Parking will be allowed at the Fannin County Recreation Department, and spectators will also be allowed to use the deck that TVA built for its Open House earlier this season.
We also wanted to let you, our guests, know that the level at Lake Blue Ridge Dam is at 1676.68, with full pool estimated at 1686. All boat ramps, except for Green Creek/Blue Ridge Recreation Area, are open, and Morganton Point's beach is also open.
Blairsville, GA will be having their 4th of July fireworks display on Monday evening, July 4th at Meeks Park at approximately 9:30pm weather permitting.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011North Georgia Cabin Rental ~ What Items to Bring
Have you reserved that perfect North Georgia Cabin Rental and now are trying to figure out what you need to bring. Being prepared when coming to a mountain area is a sure must. All of our cabins are fully furnished, including linens, towels, paper products and soaps. Our cabins are also equipped with a Washer/dryer and detergent. Here is a list of a few items you may want to bring:
1. Don't forget your directions. Our directions are easy to follow and will get you to the cabin. Please DO NOT use GPS or MapQuest as they will get you lost here in the North Georgia Mountains. They may get you close but they do not have these rural mountain roads mapped out correctly. This is the most important item to make sure you have on hand.
2. Groceries ~ We have a nice Ingles grocery here in Blue Ridge, but sometime you get in so late that you don't feel like stopping at the store to pick up items. So bring some snacks that can tied you over till the next morning or if you are planning on dining out a lot. We also provide a grocery service to where for a small fee we can do the shopping for you. Just ask when making your reservation.
3. If you have reserved one of our Toccoa River properties or Lake Blue Ridge property, then you might want to bring tubes, rafts, anything that you might want to use in the water. The Toccoa River is very popular for trout fishing and tubing.
We want all of our guests to have a memorable experience with Cabin Rentals of Georiga. If you reserve your getaway by June 19th you can receive 10% off the rate on bookings of 4-5 nights. We look forward to serving as your mountain getaway provider.
Friday, June 10, 2011Aska Adventure Area ~ Aska Adventure Outpost
Aska Adventure Outpost is a luxurious four bedroom, three bath nestled high up in the North Georgia Mountains. From the moment you walk in you will be surrounded by elegance, from all-wood interior to sophisticated furnishing throughout. You have a full gourmet kitchen complete with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and all the luxuries a kitchen deserves. You have breathtaking views of the North Georgia Mountains and the Aska Adventure Area along with the Toccoa River below. This cabin is also within walking distance to Shallowford Bridge, where all the Toccoa River activities take place. You can rent a tube from Toccoa Valley Campground, jump right in for a refreshing recreational float down the river while taking in the breathtaking scenery. If hiking is more your speed, your only a mile from the Benton-McKaye and Appalachian Trail where you will see breathtaking waterfalls and the beautiful scenery the North Georgia Mountains are famous for. For the fisherman in you, Aska Adventure Outpost has a private hiking/walking path that leads down to the Toccoa River. Along the river's edge is a gazebo for your enjoyment and a great place to bring a picnic and watch the kids fish or swim in the river. After a full day of adventure come back and enjoy the relaxing six-person hot tub or the two-person sauna. For the larger groups ~ this cabin is within close proximity to Trapper's Lodge and Above the Pines.
If you reserve your adventure by June 12th for four or more nights your will receive 10% off the rate. We look forward to serving you and your family.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011Special Places with a Blue Ridge Cabin Rental
Are you looking for some fun places to visit while staying in a luxurious Blue Ridge Cabin Rental? Blue Ridge is surrounded by several special places to visit and enjoy with the family. Don't forget if you reserve with us by June 12th for any stay over 3 nights you get 10% off the rate. So book your luxurious getaway today!
1. Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, Downtown Blue Ridge. All aboard the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, a 3 ½ hour ride along the Toccoa River from Blue Ridge to McCaysville. Call 1-800-934-1898 or visit www.brscenic.com.
2. Mercier Orchards, Blue Ridge. Southern Living Magazine’s favorite roadside apple market and more – best fried pies and apple cider anywhere. (706) 632-3411 or www.mercier-orchards.com.
3. Swan Drive-In, Blue Ridge. One of three remaining drive-in theaters in Georgia, the Swan offers first run movies year round. To see what’s playing, visit www.swan-drive-in.com
4. Ducktown Basin Museum, Ducktown, Tenn. Tour the grounds of the historic Burra Burra Copper Mine and see exhibits on the mining heritage of the Copper Basin. (423) 496-5778.
5. Ocoee Whitewater Center, Ducktown, Tenn. Built for the 1996 Olympic Whitewater Slalom Races, the center includes the Olympic race course, native gardens, paved walkways, hiking and biking trails, pools of water for wading or feeding fish and more.
6. Southern Tree Plantation, Blairsville. Blairsville's Southern Tree Plantation has lots more than Christmas trees. Visit during October for Fun on the Farm, with pumpkins, hayrides, a petting farm, marshmallow roasting, kid's train and pony rides and much more. (706) 745-0601, www.southerntreeplantation.com
7. Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site, Dahlonega. Located in the old county courthouse, this museum tells the story of America’s first gold rush. Also in Dahlonega, you can pan for gold at the Consolidated or Crisson Gold Mine, this is fun for the entire family. You can also take a tour of the gold mine while visiting Consolidated.
8. Northeast Georgia Wine Trail. Explore wines from Crane Creek Vineyard, in Young Harris; to Frogtown, Three Sisters & Wolf Mountain Vineyards, in Dahlonega; and let's not forget Habersham Winery, located in Helen.
9. John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C. A national resource for traditional mountain music, dance, art, crafts, nature, gardening and folk lore. John C. Campbell is “A School to Bring Folks Together,” with classes, concerts, contra dances and an annual Fall Festival. (828) 837-2775, www.folkschool.org.
10. Fields of the Woods, Murphy, N.C. A Bible park 18 miles west of Murphy, Fields of the Woods features Prayer Mountain, a gigantic Ten Commandments and more. (704) 494-7855.
11. Nantahala Outdoor Center, Nantahala, N.C. Observe kayaking, rafting and canoeing on the Nantahala River at the Nantahala Outdoor Center.
12. Georgia Mountain Fair, Hiawassee, GA. Home of the Fred Hamilton Rhododendron Garden, annual Bluegrass Festival, Georgia Mountain Fair and many other concerts throughout the year. The fairgrounds are located on beautiful Lake Chatuge in Towns County Georgia in the North Georgia Mountains. (706) 896-4191, www.georgia-mountain-fair.com
13. Crystal River Ranch – Llama Treks, Hiawassee. Enjoy Lunch with Llamas in the Chattahoochee National Forest. (706) 896-5005, www.crystalriver-ranch.com
14. Helen Alpine Village, Helen. Re-creation of an alpine village, nestled in the Northeast Georgia Mountains, Helen features over 200 specialty shops. Visit during Oktoberfest in September-October. (800) 858-8027, www.helenga.org
15. Burt’s Farm, Dawsonville. Pick a pumpkin and take a hayride from September to November each year. (800) 600-BURT, www.burtsfarm.com
16. Kangaroo Conservation Center, Dawsonville. Wildlife conservation and exotic-animals breeding facility with the largest kangaroo collection outside of Australia. Guided tours Tues – Sat. by reservation only. Call (706) 265-6100, www.kangaroocenter.com.
Friday, June 3, 2011Day Trips to Blairsville, Georgia
We often take for granted all the wonderful sights and activities that surround these beautiful North Georgia Mountains. For those of you who have been visiting the area for many years know that the summer months bring all kinds of activities and glorious day trips to the surrounding areas. This June and July seem to bring just that. Here is a list of some of the wonderful Day Trips to Blairsville, Georgia.
8th Annual Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games ~ June 11 & June 12 from 9:00am - 5:00pm at Meeks Park
Here you can discover your family clan and hang out with locals and visitors enjoying traditional games, Highland music, dancing and food with a Scottish flair. Enjoy watching border collies herd sheep and falcons swoop down on prey or check your roots at the Heritage Tent. Children can compete in their own Highland games. For the "wee-ones" there's face painting and train rides. The weekend includes a Kilted Golf Classic, Ceilish dinner, Kilted Mile Run, Clan tug of war, and last but not least Bonniest knees contest. You can visit www.blairsvillescottishfestival.com for more information.
13th Annual Butternut Creek Festival ~ July 23rd & July 24th from 10:00am - 5:00 pm
This festival is one of the finest juried arts and crafts shows in the Southeast. The two day festival showcases the work of 65 artists and craftsmen in categories stemming from basketry, fine art, and fabric art, to decorative painting, glass jewelry, metal working, photography and much more! This festival is held annually at Meeks Park and you won't want to miss it. For more information, visit www.butternutcreekfestival.com
2nd Annual Green Bean Festival ~ July 30th & July 31st
The Green Bean Festival celebrates the nutrient rich heritage between green beans and the people of North Georgia. You can enjoy outdoor square dances, canning plant tours, green bean pizza-eating contest, recipe contests, youth talent competition, canning contest, awards ceremony, Misty Mountain Quilt Guild's exhibit & lessons, along with other wonderful activities and tours. Free Fun for the whole family. For more information, visit www.greenbeanfestival.com