Why the Blue Ridge Mountains?
Do you like the beach or the mountains? We know this is a hard question to answer if you've never been bitten by the mountain bug! But let’s say that once you do decide to visit the mountains rather than the ocean and all that stinky salt water and screeching sea gulls, do you know which mountains to visit? Just where is the best mountain experience for your family or group vacation? It’s our attitude to always go with the most popular mountain venue between the Florida Keys and Knoxville. Yes, the simple answer is a vacation cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains. And here’s why.
Blue Ridge is the first real mountain community, with attitude, that is available by interstate all the way from the southernmost tip of Florida. It’s our attitude that if you want mountains, and we’re talking real mountains, valleys, trees and log cabins, Blue Ridge is all there is between us and the tuna fishing off the Keys. And, from Atlanta, we are only 90 minutes North.
Blue Ridge Culture
Yes, Blue Ridge, GA is the gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains as well as the Great Smoky Mountains. But did you know that Blue Ridge is also rich in traditional and cultural amenities? Ours is a quaint downtown Main Street USA experience, a “themed vacation experience” as good as they come. It’s just that our theme is our attitude, and we offer residents and vacationers unique shopping experiences, fine eating establishments with renowned chefs from all over the world. The mountain culture in Blue Ridge is simple, but far from boring. We are a vacation destination of your dreams!
Blue Ridge is also well known for our local community of artists. We are one of the top art communities in the USA, with art media from clay, wood, fabric, music, and writing. We may be slow and laid back, and talk a lot, but we do have culture, Blue Ridge culture. Many authors and writers come to Blue Ridge just to relax, recharge, breath in the freshen mountain air and become more creative.
Trout Capital of Georgia
The Toccoa River is one of the most sought after trout fishing rivers in the southeast US. Fannin County, GA was named the Trout Capital of Georgia by the State House of Representatives. There are miles and miles of trout streams here and we recommend talking to any one of these fly fishing guides to get you started. We have a beautiful mountain lake, rich in minerals, yet cool and clear. Lake Blue Ridge is one of the most scenic lakes in the southeast. You can rent pontoon boats and cruise around and see the unique lakefront homes. And you can catch fish! Lake Blue Ridge is one of the northern most lakes with crappie, yet one of the southernmost lakes with Pike and Walleye. The lake offers three species of bass; largemouth, small mouth and spotted. The Toccoa River actually has a rare stream flow that is from south to north. Join us to fish the Blue Ridge Mountains today!