9 Things you shouldn’t leave Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge without trying – Roamilicious9 Things you shouldn’t leave Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge without trying – Roamilicious

 

Source: 9 Things you shouldn’t leave Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge without trying – Roamilicious9 Things you shouldn’t leave Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge without trying – Roamilicious

The Ride the Rails Festival is this weekend!

miniature train modelDonna Boyer | Dreamview Cabin
The Historic Mineral Bluff Depot now houses a miniature train set accurately portraying the location of the buildings and land in 1952.

Come experience a fun excursion by railroad motor car this weekend, June 23-25 (10am-3pm). The Ride the Rails Festival is a unique event that takes you on a 5-mile round-trip ride from the Historic Mineral Bluff Depot over the mighty Toccoa to the Murphy Junction on Hogback Rd. You can also experience a ride on an authentic hand car. Remember those? Me, neither, as it’s a slightly before my time, but it sure does sound fun!  After your ride you can explore the detailed scaled model train layout of the 1952 line from Marietta, Ga to Etowah, TN which is housed inside the historic 1887 L& N Depot.

Blue Ridge Wine and Jazz Festival – Fannin County Chamber of Commerce – Blue Ridge, Georgia

Source: Blue Ridge Wine and Jazz Festival – Fannin County Chamber of Commerce – Blue Ridge, Georgia

wine jazz festivalDonna Boyer | Dreamview Cabin

Bringing hot jazz, great wines, fine art, and delicious cuisine, to beautiful downtown Blue Ridge, GA. Gates open at 1 p.m. Enjoy delicious food prepared locally and listen to top jazz performers from the region. Purchase wine by the glass or bottle and bring it to your blanket and lawn chairs to relax while listening to great music.  Another great lineup this year! Be sure to visit the festival website for a complete description of the wonderful music styles of these artists.”

Come Catch a Fairy at Dreamview Cabin!

Who ever wanted to catch fairies when you were little? (I know I did!) Well now is the time to do just that at Dreamview cabin! This is the time of year when we are absolutely inundated with fairies. They love to come out at dusk and can be seen lighting up the woods! If you are very careful and just a little bit stealthy you can capture a few to put them in mason jars and they will happily put on a display! (I think they like the attention) Okay, okay, I know, they’re not really fairies, but lightening bugs, or so my husband tells me.  So, come on out and catch your fairies, uh, I mean lightening bugs at Dreamview cabin!

Lightening Bugs

43rd Annual Spring Arts in the Park – Fannin County Chamber of Commerce – Blue Ridge, Georgia

Source: 43rd Annual Spring Arts in the Park – Fannin County Chamber of Commerce – Blue Ridge, Georgia

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  “43rd Annual Arts in the Park Festival. Admission is $5.00. Sat & Sun – 10 am -5 pm. A southern tradition, features over 200 arts, crafts and food booths. The best in mountain crafts and fine arts, artist’s demonstrations, music and dance. Arts in the Park has been recognized as one of the Top 20 Events by the Southeastern Tourism Society. Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association. “

 

Visit Mercier Orchards on you next visit to Blue Ridge!

Be sure to put Mercier Orchards on your bucket list of things to do next time you stay at the cabin! It is Georgia’s largest orchard with over 300 acres and was founded in 1943 by Bill & Adele Mercier. A large variety of apples is not all you’ll find there. They also grow peaches, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries. They offer several types of tours throughout the year one of which is their popular ‘U Pick Tour’ where you can pick your own fresh fruit. They even have a hard cider tour where you’ll get a presentation of how they grow, ferment and bottle their famous cider. They produce about 150,000 gallons a year! Now that’s a lot of cider!

Donna Boyer | Dreamview Cabin

 

This Off Road Trail in Cashes Valley is for the Adventurous

If you are looking for an adventure, this Cashes Valley excursion is for you! Located only 4.5 miles from the cabin this completely off the grid trial  goes deep into the mountains. Be forewarned though, this is only for those who are well prepared with a high clearance all-terrain, all-wheel drive vehicle. You will need this to cross numerous fjords and rocky terrain. If you follow the trail out about 3 miles or so you will be rewarded with cascading waterfalls, beautiful mountain laurel, and an old cemetery (Cashes Valley Church of Christ Cemetery) that dates back to the late 1800s.

 

Vacation rental managers and homeowners join together to reach over 18 million consumers with #BookDirect education – VRM Intel

On February 7—for the first time in the history of the vacation rental industry—property managers and homeowners came together in a grass roots effort to promote the advantages of booking vacation rentals direct. The idea for the campaign originated through a discussion between several large vacation rental management companies located across the US exploring ways […]

Source: Vacation rental managers and homeowners join together to reach over 18 million consumers with #BookDirect education – VRM Intel

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

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