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 20 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 she recently graduated Cum Laude from Hillsdale College with a Bachelor of Arts in English. While at college, she continued to be actively involved in our marketing endeavors. Travis, a high school senior, works full time in Reservations, enjoys inspecting cabins, troubleshooting the technology in our cabins, all while 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 Family
Owner, Operations, Marketing, Property Acquistion, All Things CRG - Gary Knight - With a gift of taking a spark of an idea and turning it into a successful business, Gary has done this twice in his lifetime with his architectural photography business, Gary Knight & Associates, Inc. of 25 years, and now with Cabin Rentals of Georgia for 20 years. Everyday Gary is out in the field working with our staff in Operations and making sure that each of our properties are in tip top condition for our guests. Consistently visting all of our homeowners' properties to ensure that they look good on the inside and outside, as well as making sure each home is operating properly with all its mechanical and technological components, Gary upholds a standard of excellence that we try to instill throughout our company.
Owner, Guest Communications, Copywriter, Website Management - Lissa Knight - Building our company literally from the ground up with the construction of our first cabin to building several luxury lodges, we provided the means for us to share our love of hospitality as well as raise our children in beautiful Blue Ridge. In addition to homeschooling Travis's high school class in a co-op, Lissa enjoys communicating with our guests and helping them plan their mountain getaway and adding content to our website as well as other website duties. As a classical pianist and performer, she occasionally gives concerts in Blue Ridge at St. Luke's Church as part of their Classical Music Program.
Reservations, Marketing, Photography - Taylor Knight - Our daughter, Taylor, began working in Reservations at the age of 16 and discovered a natural aptitude and joy for talking to people and helping them create a memorable Blue Ridge experience. She graduated Cum Laude from Hillsdale College (Class of 2023) in Michigan with a B.A. in English and Marketing. She was an active member with her sorority, Pi Beta Phi, where she applied her leadership skills and work ethic in several positions on campus during her undergraduate years. She continues to work with the family business by directing our marketing efforts and social media outreach as well as stepping into a new role as cabin photographer. During her leisure time, Taylor enjoys reading, painting, hiking, working out, playing piano, jet skiing, and exploring the North GA mountains.
Reservations, Property Acquisition - Travis Knight - Our son, Travis works in Reservations and is eager to help you plan your Blue Ridge Mountain getaway! He loves talking to people and helping you find the perfect Blue Ridge cabin rental for a memorable experience. Whether you are a cabin owner searching for the perfect property management company or a potential guest looking for a memorable vacation, Travis has you covered. As a senior in high school this fall (we have been a homeschooling family for 20 years), Travis enjoys all things technology which is a great asset in this company. He is very active in the community with the Blue Ridge Community Theatre, is an incredible guitarist, loves public speaking and debates, enjoys writing, jet skiing, and exploring the North GA mountains. When not working in the office and completing school assignments, you will find Travis playing his guitar around town in coffee shops and restaurants.
Operations - David, and team - We have a great team and their hard work consistently provides beautiful accommodations for our guests while maintaining our homeowners' properties. Always willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done, they are great team players and we appreciate them greatly!