Posts by Gary Knight
Wednesday, June 1, 2011Blue Ridge Cabin Rental - Special Events for the entire family
Are you tired of shopping around, looking at website after website finding the best deal possible for that Blue Ridge Cabin Rental to stay in over your summer vacation and trying in the process of making sure there is something for everyone. We are here to help ~ We are offering a 10% discount on the nightly rate if you book with us prior to June 12th. If you are also trying to figure out what to do while staying in Blue Ridge, June has a lot of exciting activities for the entire family to enjoy. Here are some of the activities going on this month:
The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway has their wonderful rail excursions that depart the train depot at 11 a.m. for an hour train ride along the Toccoa River to McCaysville, GA/Copperhill, TN. This is where two cities join with a blue line down the middle of the sidewalk/street. People from all over enjoy having their pictures taken while having one foot in Georgia and the other in Tennessee. Sorry the train is closed on Wednesdays. You can visit www.brscenic.com to book your train excursion.
Another great activity to do while visiting the Blue Ridge Mountains is going to Mercier Orchards. They have fresh fruity in season, a fabulous bakery and much more. They have U-pick cherries and blueberries and when in season, U-pick apples. Mercier's is open daily from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
If water activities are more your thing, then enjoy Whitewater rafting down the Ocoee River with Ocoee Rafting. They have experienced guides that take you down miles of challenging and exciting Class III and IV rapids. You will be thrilled from launch to takeout. You'll experience excitement as you enter a non-stop journey with over 20 continuous Class II and IV rapids that drops and exhilarating 260 feet from the start to finish. If you are looking for a more laid back water activity, Tubing down the Toccoa River is perfect. We recommend Toccoa Valley Campground with the nice, clean, pink tubes. This trip lasts around 2-3 hours depending on the water level.
Enjoy Pickin' in the Park. Listen to Bluegrass jam sessions on the Toccoa River in McCaysville's Horseshoe Bend park beginning at 6 p.m. Bring a picnic, blanket or lawn chairs and relax, listening to some great music.
Enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables grown here in the North Georgia Mountains by local farmers at the Blue Ridge Farmer's Market - Saturday mornings in front of The Art Center, downtown Blue Ridge.
Other wonderful special events going on in June include:
Bringin' the Blues to Blue Ridge - Blue Orleans Bistro, Downtown Blue Ridge
Community Quilt Exhibit - Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
Starlight Music in the Mountains Festival - Jonica Gap Campground, Mineral Bluff; www.jonicagapcampground.com
The Lilly Pad - Live music by Steel String Session, 8 p.m., reservations suggested at $15 for advance tickets; they also have Gem-Mining, Putt-Putt Golf and Fishing daily.
Corvettes for the Arts - Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, Downtown Blue Ridge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. www.blueridgearts.net
Classic Car Cruise-In - Dairy Queen parking lot, Blue Ridge Highway (GA 5) from 5 p.m. to dark.
Friday, May 27, 2011GA Cabin Rental - Outlaw Ridge
It's that time of year again, where you are starting to figure out and plan which GA Cabin Rental you are going to pick to enjoy your summer getaway with your family and friends. We also know that you want something for everyone to enjoy, even the kids. So why not pick a luxury cabin like Outlaw Ridge. This luxurious 4 bedroom 4.5 bath has that something for everyone. The kids can play a game of pool, air hockey, ping pong or foosball while you relax in the hot tub overlooking the Toccoa River while the men enjoy the 650 feet of river frontage where you can fish, tube or swim right from the property. You also have two fire pits, screened gazebo and picnic tables. In the evening you can sit back and enjoy quality family time watching your favorite movie on a 32-inch Plasma TV with surround sound and large leather movie seating. Outlaw Ridge is also within walking distance to four other wonderful Toccoa River cabins. Outlaw Ridge is sure to please even the most discerning vacationer but we know that once you arrive, you will not want to leave. So what are you waiting for - book your GA Cabin Rental today and let the stresses of where your going just slip away.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011Arts in the Park Festival and a Blue Ridge Mountain Cabin, What can be more perfect?
Do you love art? The Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association is celebrating it's 35th Annual Arts in the Park Festival, and it's quickly becoming one of the most favorite of festivals in the North Georgia Mountains - a southern tradition providing a unique art experience in downtown Blue Ridge. There will be over 200 arts and crafts featured along with artist's demonstrations, music and dance. There will also be several food booths to enjoy. This festival is fun for the whole family with activities for kids, along with special events for the big kids. Arts in the Park has been recognized as one of the Top 20 Events by the Southeastern Tourism Society, and Blue Ridge is one of America's Top Art Communities. Admission is $5.00. Make your plans to stay in a luxurious Blue Ridge Mountain cabin with panoramic mountain views or enjoy water activities in a Toccoa River cabin rental. Enjoy art and nature in the North Georgia Mountains.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011Georgia Cabin Rentals ~ A Rolling River Cabin
Are you looking for that perfect river property this summer? Our Georgia Cabin Rentals property, A Rolling River is a beautiful, luxurious cabin located slightly above the Toccoa River. You can marvel in the sights and sounds of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Toccoa River all in one quiet location. A Rolling River is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath cabin and will accommodate up to 10 guests comfortably. There are 3 exterior stacked-stone wood-burning fireplaces located on each deck level, Firepit and bistro table located close to the Toccoa River, Billiards table for adult entertainment and a quaint 6-8 person hot tub located on the lower deck. You can enjoy taking a nice stroll down to the Toccoa River on the private walking path for outdoor exploration, fishing, tubing, kayaking or just relaxing soaking up the sun. A Rolling River has so many luxurious amenities along the Toccoa River. This is the the perfect place to discover where you can unwind and let the stresses of the city just melt away. We are only 1 1/2 hours away from Atlanta, so book your North Georgia Mountain Getaway today!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011Summer Activities in the North Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains
Looking for fun things to do this summer? Take a scenic horseback ride through the Blue Ridge Mountains with Adventure Trail Rides. They offer two trail levels for the experienced and unexperienced rider. You'll experience pristine and wild mountain terrain and beautiful vistas of the surrounding Appalachian mountains. If horseback riding is not your cup of tea, then you might want to have a blast of a good time Whitewater Rafting down the Ocoee River. Ocoee Rafting is a great rafting company with experienced rafting guides to ensure that your rafting experience is a pleasurable and exciting one. You can choose to do the Middle or Upper Ocoee Rafting Trip, depending on ability. For a real fun-filled action-packed day, you can choose to do the full river trip that consists of both the Middle & Upper Ocoee trip. For the more laid-back water adventure, tubing down the Toccoa River is one of our favorite ways to enjoy the water activities with our kids in this area. Our favorite is The Toccoa Valley Campground. It's on Aska Rd. - be sure to look for the clean pink tubes! They also have rafts and the popular funyaks!! The tubing trip is 6 miles long and last around 2-3 hours depending on the water level. The tubes are custom designed with a bottom and handles to make your trip more relaxing and pleasant, especially for children. So why not reserve a luxurious cabin today and enjoy all the fun things to do this summer in the North Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains? It's hard to believe that all these mountain activities are so close to Atlanta. You will feel like you have escaped to a world beyond imagination, and only 100 miles north of Atlanta!
Wednesday, May 11, 2011Cabin Rentals and the "Cherokee Indian Fish Trap"
One of the many charms with cabin rentals in the North Georgia Mountains is the deep connection you can have with the history in this area. One of the amazing connections to this past is the "Cherokee Indian Fish Trap" located on the Toccoa River. The Cherokee Indians used an ingenious method of catching fish by pilling rock and boulders across the river in a distinctive "V" shape. In this way, the Cherokees were able to trap and catch fish as they swam into the "V". Today you can see, and even fish, the "Cherokee Indian Fish Trap" at five of our luxury Toccoa River cabin rentals. Even with the major draw down that Lake Blue Ridge experienced over the last several months, which we are happy to report is now refilling quite rapidly, the Toccoa River has remained full and the trout fishing is prime. Reserve one of our Toccoa River cabin rentals today, and experience a part of history that the North Georgia mountains has to offer.