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Friday January 6, 2017
There's nothing quite like Southern comfort food, and here in Blue Ridge, we are lucky to have plenty of restaurants to satisfy any hankering for it. With delicious food served up with some good old Souther hospitality, we have the best of both worlds. Here are five of our favorite local spots that...
Friday December 30, 2016
The holidays always seem to bring out everyone's sweet tooth, and what better way to indulge said sweet tooth than with treats from the champions of the 2011 Cupcake Wars? That's right, Sweet Shoppe founders Nikki Gribble and Susan Catron are the winners of their second appearance on the show ...
Monday December 19, 2016
As hard as it is to believe, 2016 has come to a close. Here in Blue Ridge, we are ready to ring in 2017 with a variety of fun local activities. We highlight 6 upcoming events that we're sure you won't want to miss!   1. Live Music with Travis Bowlin Blue Ridge Brewery—January 7, 2017 Love...
Monday December 12, 2016
Hiking is one of the most common summer activities in Blue Ridge, but cold winter weather doesn't mean you can't still enjoy this popular pastime. In fact, some might argue that waterfall hikes are even more beautiful when the water is frozen! The secret to winter hiking is staying warm, and the...
Monday December 5, 2016
Less than two hours from Blue Ridge, and just over an hour from our Murphy, North Carolina homes, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is world renowned for its beauty and diversity of animal and plant life. In fact, it is the most visited national park in the U.S. If you have the time for a day...
Monday November 28, 2016
The year is coming to an end, and with December coming up fast, there is lots to do for the holidays. With plenty of Christmas-themed activities, as well as other non-holiday events, it might be hard to choose! Check out ten upcoming events we think you'll love below.   1. The Bench: A...
Monday November 21, 2016
The Blue Ridge Turkey Trot is an annual, friendly 5K race, and a favorite activity of locals and visitors alike. A family event enjoyed by all ages, speeds, and abilities, the Turkey Trot is a fun and charitable way to kick off Thanksgiving day. From families with very small children to...
Monday November 14, 2016
What's going on? With all the questions and concern regarding the wildfires in the area, we wanted to update folks on what is happening. To date, over 13,000 acres of wilderness have burned in Fannin County, and the Georgia Forestry Commission is fighting to keep the main fires contained and under...
Monday November 7, 2016
Blue Ridge has a tradition that will have you rethinking how you shop the day after Thanksgiving. Every year, our town full of fun and unique shops celebrates Blue Friday—the perfect day to get your shopping on without all the crowds. But avoiding masses of people isn't the only benefit to this...
Friday October 28, 2016
The largest exposed granite dome in North America, Stone Mountain is simply breathtaking—and a must-see if you are in Atlanta. (Our property Urban Retreat is just 20 miles away, and any of our Blue Ridge Cabins are within day-trip distance.) Reaching a height of 1,683 feet above sea level,...
Friday October 21, 2016
As hard as it is to believe, November is right around the corner. That means lots of fun fall events are right around the corner, as well! Check out these 9 happenings in Blue Ridge in the coming month!   1. Live Music With Jessie Black Blue Ridge Brewery—November 3, 2016 A musician, singer...
Friday October 14, 2016
Nothing says fall quite like a trip to the pumpkin patch. A staple of the fall season, picking pumpkins is a timeless tradition that is fun for all ages. Whether you want to turn them into jack-o-lanterns or delicious pies, cookies, and other goodies, there is no time like October to choose the ...

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