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In 2003 while living in Atlanta, we accepted an invitation to visit a friend in beautiful Blue Ridge, Georgia over the Labor Day weekend, and that one event changed the course in the lives of our family. To discover the incredible beauty that Blue Ridge offered, and to realize that this was just an hour and a half away from Atlanta presented a set of circumstances that set some wheels in motion.
What started as a family adventure turned into a family business producing 30+ luxury mountain homes over the course of 16 years. Today, Cabin Rentals of Georgia serves as the premier provider of luxury vacation home rentals and Property Management in Blue Ridge, Georgia.
Our Background and Experience
As a published architectural/interiors/hospitality photographer for over 25 years, traveling extensively, and enjoying a lifestyle of hospitality with my wife, who is an accomplished classical pianist and chamber musician, we both decided to take the proverbial fork in the road and start new careers in Blue Ridge. Our love of hospitality, making people feel warm and welcome, and surrounding them with exceptional views and luxurious amenities were the impetus for the creation of our company - a desire to share with others the very things we love to do and the way we love to live. In addition, Lissa is a member of the Blue Ridge Chamber Music Festival where she performs classical piano concerts, chamber music and solo piano, 2-3 times a year in Blue Ridge at St. Luke's Church. When she is not working in marketing, housekeeping, or reservations, she is spending hours diligently practicing piano for an upcoming concert.
A Family Business
We are truly a family business as our two children are actively and passionately involved. Having grown up in this business since they learned how to walk, Taylor was our star reservation specialist and part of our marketing team during her high school years, and now she is currently pursuing an English major/Marketing minor degree at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan, one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country. While at college, she continues to be actively involved in our marketing endeavors. Travis enjoys being out in the field, splitting wood and delivering to our guests, as well as learning all he can about each cabin along with outfitting each cabin with the appropriate technology. From inspecting cabins, troubleshooting the technology, and working in the Reservations department, Travis is gaining an education and experience for the future. It gives us great joy to be able to give our children a sense of duty, accomplishment, and pride in what they do.
Our family personally built a few of the luxury cabins in our portfolio, from handsome 2-bedroom cabins to luxurious 5-bedroom lodges. Personally designing and tweaking the floor plans, constructing and decorating the interiors of 10 cabins has set the standard for our luxury brand. Applying more than 25 years of experience as an architectural photographer to each property has distinguished each home in our growing portfolio with breathtaking views and luxurious interiors. These personal luxury cabins have set the standard of excellence for our property management program.
Preferred Property Management
Because we have a vested interest in the homes of our growing portfolio, Cabin Rentals of Georgia as a trusted property management company, understands and appreciates every aspect involved in caring and protecting the investment of our valued homeowners. We protect our homeowners' investments by consistently staying on top of the wear and tear, monitoring guest accountability, and truly maximizing revenues by dynamic pricing vs. flat rates all year round. We have fine-tuned our processes and policies to a high level of excellence so that our homeowners' homes are truly treated and considered as if they were our very own. We take great pride in protecting our clients' investments with the honor and integrity that is inherent in our company.
Featured on award-winning TV programs such as PBS’ “Getting Away Together” and other popular TV networks including BRAVO TV and VH+1, our beautifully-appointed vacation homes offer inspiring interiors with modern luxuries and world-class comfort. For these networks to find a special unique location set for their 'stars' in our luxurious homes, we know that you, too, will create memories to last a lifetime when you stay with us.
Only 90 miles north of Atlanta, our world-class vacation destination delivers concierge services for all guests, group travelers, outdoor enthusiasts, and corporate retreats. It is our pleasure to help you plan an exciting itinerary for your group as our staff are all local and very knowledgeble of the Appalachian area. Our hospitality services include: Massage, Personal Chef, Grocery Stocking, Event Planning, and much more.
Former Guests now Proud Homeowners
We love warm hospitality, special friends, fantastic food, and amazing ambiance. These things embody all that we are, and it is our desire to share this with you. Since 2003, many of our past guests return year after year because of the moments they’ve cherished after vacationing with us. In fact, some of our longtime guests have captured this very lifestyle for themselves by purchasing a cabin, and are currently partnering with us in our Property Management Program. After experiencing all the different cabins in our portfolio year after year, they know firsthand that our adherence to integrity and pride in consistently caring for each home in our program is the real deal.
It is our privilege to provide a luxury vacation home where you and your loved ones can relax, laugh, and enjoy the good life. Experience Blue Ridge, the South’s best-kept vacation secret, with the warmth and privacy of your own luxury mountain home at Cabin Rentals of Georgia.
- Gary, Lissa, Taylor, and Travis Knight
Cabin Rentals of Georgia Staff
Marketing Manager, Reservations - Cynthia Nicholson - Cynthia joined the Cabin Rentals of Georgia team March 2019 with five years of hospitality experience. She wears many hats with her experience in Reservations, Marketing, Owner Relations, Operations, and especially Customer Service. Cynthia loves building relationships with our guests and our owners, talking about her beautiful home town of Ellijay and Blue Ridge and guiding guests to the perfect cabin for their mountain getaway. A valuable asset to our team, Cynthia brings joy and humor to our office. When Cynthia is not working, she enjoys spending time with her three kids and two grandchildren, playing with her puppy; she loves to travel, cook along with a good bottle of wine, and loves holding educational classes about Young Living essential oils.
Marketing, Reservations, Graphic Designer - Daniel Visser't Hooft - Daniel joined the Cabin Rentals of Georgia team in June 2019 with several years of hospitality experience under his belt. Daniel is the quintessential gentleman and is eager to share the beauty of Blue Ridge with our guests. He has been known on many an occasion to successfully troubleshoot issues at the cabin much to our guest's delight. With an intimate knowledge of each cabin in our portfolio, Daniel can help direct our guests to the cabin of their dreams so that they will make memories to cherish forever. During Daniel's off time, he enjoys cooking, flying his drone, reading with a special interest in history, and exploring all the beauty of the North GA mountains.
Reservations, Marketing - Taylor Knight - Our daughter, Taylor, began working in Reservations at the age of 16 and discovered a natural aptitude and joy of talking to people and helping them create a memorable Blue Ridge experience. She is currently in the graduating class of 2023 at Hillsdale College in Michigan as an English major and Marketing/Management minor. She continues to work while at school, and when home during school breaks, you can find her in the office. When not working, Taylor enjoys reading literature, journaling, hiking, working out, playing piano, and exploring the North GA mountains.