When you hear Blue Ridge, GA some of the things you think about are mountains, waterfalls, hiking, relaxation, cabins, and a slower and happier way of life. But now Blue Ridge is entering the wine scene. One of the newest places to check out is Serrenberry Vineyards, located in Morganton, GA. Mark and Janice Jernigan have poured a little heart and soul into something for you to pour with your family. “The North Georgia weather and soils are perfect for growing some wonderful grapes”, says Mark, and “frankly this is where we want to spend our time too”. The Jernigan’s live and work in Atlanta a few days a week, and then they come to do the work they like in Blue Ridge on the other days. A couple of other places to check out the wine scene in Blue Ridge, GA is Willow Creek Falls and Vineyard and The Vine Wine Bar and Bistro in down town Blue Ridge. As the talented writer, Mary Ann Anderson, wrote just a few months ago about Blue Ridge, the restaurants in Blue Ridge are also phenomenal. 2013 was a great year for Blue Ridge, with the continued growth and prosperity of Harvest on Main and Christy Lee’s Courtyard Grille, there several other places that are new to the food scene, like Southern Charm and The Black Sheep. These restaurants have taken the time to create a custom wine list, with the most extensive at The Black Sheep that has over 200 wines to choose from, all the way up to Opus 1. So come on up and check out a Blue Ridge cabin rental, and get a recommendation for a fine dining and “wineing” experience, to go along with all of the other natural beauty that Blue Ridge, GA has to offer.
In the North Georgia Mountains there is a little something for everyone to see or do. Whether your idea of fun is “shopping till you drop” in Down Town Blue Ridge, or soaking up the scenery from your cabin’s Hot Tub, you are sure to be pleased. And with all the activities and events going on in the Blue Ridge Mountains this summer there’s no excuse not to make a trip to see us at GEORGIA MOUNTAIN CABIN RENTALS!
Butternut Creek Festival ~ July 20 – 21
Meeks Park Blairsville, GA
15th annual festival! Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on both days. The Butternut Creek Festival is one of the finest juried arts and crafts shows in the Southeast. The two-day festival showcases the work of 65 artists and craftsmen in categories from basketry, fine art, fabric art, and decorative painting, to glass, jewelry, metal working, photography, pottery, scrimshaw, and woodturning.
For more information contact: 706-781-1221
Escape to Blue Ridge Tri The Mountains Sprint Triathlon ~ July 21
Lake Blue Ridge Marina in Blue Ridge ~ 335 Marina Dr., Blue Ridge, GA 30513
The 600 yard swim course in the beautiful, clear waters of Lake Blue Ridge is a one loop affair around a triangular course, which is laid out nicely for a fast first leg of the day. Once out of the water, the athletes run up the boat ramp to the transition area where they will grab their bikes for the 18 mile out and back bike course. Racers will cycle up a slight climb out of the marina to a right on Old Hwy 76, and then enjoy the first of many long downhills. They will cross over Lake Blue Ridge Dam and will be treated to amazing views of the Lake and Mountains to the right, and the Toccoa River to the left. The ride over the dam is flat and then the next 8 miles will be rolling and fun, with a few longer climbs and incredibly fast downhills. Athletes will turn around at mile 9 and head back to the transition area. They will be greeted by a nice downhill to the Marina. Transitioning again at the Marina runners will start their run with a slight climb out of the Marina then enjoy a mile of nice downhill followed by rolling hills and a flat, slightly downhill run into the Historic town of Blue Ridge ending in front of the Gazebo on the corner of Depot and Main St.
Green Bean Festival ~ July 27
Union County Farmers Market ~ 148 Old Smokey Rd. Blairsville
Third Annual Green Bean Festival! Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm. Blairsville celebrates the 2012 Harvest of Green Beans and more… Over 100 vendors including regions top produce, exceptional crafters and artisans, the best in Festival Food, including a Low Country Boil from 4:30 – 7pm, benefiting Alzheimer’s. Farmer’s Market * 5K Race * Bike Ride * Green Bean Pizza-eating Contest * Live Entertainment * Canning and Recipe Contests * Exhibit and Demonstration Area* Petting Zoo* Climbing Wall and Bungee Jumping* Pony Rides* Bushels of Fun for the whole family! Free Parking and Shuttle. There is also a Square Dance on Friday night beginning at 8 p.m. on the Blairsville Square.
The Downtown Development Authority
Cabin rentals in Blue Ridge offer great family memories that everyone will remember for a lifetime. No matter what season you decide to vacation in the North Georgia Mountains the climate is perfect for a multitude of activities. Our cabin rentals range from luxury style accommodations with hot tubs and extra amenities to the more rustic and secluded cabin that provide the peace and serenity of living in the Blue Ridge Mountains.