Why you should book your next Summer Mountain Vacation Today!

If you haven’t planned for your next summer vacation in the mountains, now is the perfect time to do so. June and July are typically our busiest time of year (and we book up fast) as there are always tons of fun things to participate in. Last year we were booked full from June through the start of the school year.

Here is a short list of just a few of the awesome things you can do with your family and friends!

  1. If you are the adventuresome type, take a white-water rafting trip down the Ocoee River which also just happens to be the spot of the 1996 Summer Olympics.

    [media-credit id=6 align=”alignnone” width=”720″]people on the Ocoee Whitewater Rafting[/media-credit]

  2. Go fishing for rainbow trout. We are located in the trout fishing capital of Georgia, after all.

    [media-credit id=6 align=”alignnone” width=”720″]prize trout lying next to fishing pole on the bank[/media-credit]

  3. Try some good Georgia made wines, grown right here in the mountains. One of my favorites is the oak aged chardonnay from the Bear Claw Vineyards. (just around the country corner from Dreamview Cabin)

    [media-credit id=6 align=”alignnone” width=”720″]oak aged chardonnay on a hot summer afternoon[/media-credit]

  4. Take a hike and enjoy the smell of the fresh mountain air! There is a trailhead to the Benton MacKaye Trail (BMT) just one mile from Dreamview Cabin. How convenient is that?! The BMT is an awesome system of back country trails that cover approximately 300 miles traversing 3 states and is considered the sister trail of the Appalachian Trail.

    [media-credit id=6 align=”alignnone” width=”720″]woman hiking across a bridge in the woods[/media-credit]

  5. And if you’re feeling a little more laid back you can always check out the cool boutiques and eateries in downtown Blue Ridge. There is something for everyone there!

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  6. Of course, one of my personal favorites is to picnic right down in the yard on our recently added park grill next to the picnic table. The kids can play on the playground, you can play a competitive game cornhole toss or horseshoes. And when it gets dark, you can enjoy roasting some smores over the firepit while viewing the milky way overhead. It really is the perfect way to end any day of your vacation!

    So, we hope to see you come out this summer! And, as a reminder, the big listing sites always charge you a service fee, which is why you should always book directly with us to save! That leaves more money for you to spend how you like!

    Thank you for keeping us in mind!

Meet Jim Carruthers of Fightingtown Tavern in Blue Ridge – Voyage ATL

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jim Carruthers. Jim, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far. I grew up watching Julia Child, Graham Kerr and Jacque Pippon on PBS. It was either that or soap operas. I’d cook what I […]

Source: Meet Jim Carruthers of Fightingtown Tavern in Blue Ridge – Voyage ATL

Harvest on Main in Downtown Blue Ridge

Harvest on Main

This is a restaurant I would highly recommend to anyone. We visited Harvest on Main in the heart of downtown Blue Ridge for the lunch hour. The staff was friendly, the service was fast, and the atmosphere was cozy and rustic (the perfect mountain feel). Oh, and the food….was fantastic! Doug and I ordered their “lodge kettle” for our appetizer, but is really a hearty soup with beans and rice. It was plenty for the 2 of us. For our meal, we ordered the Blackened Salmon BLT with a side of couscous flavored with kalamata olives and lemon juice. The salmon was cooked to perfection and the couscous was the perfect accompaniment. Both our meals and appetizer came to under $35. Since we went for lunch we didn’t order any drinks, but they do offer a full bar in the back. We plan to eat here again!


Harvest on Main