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Blue Ridge Escape, High End Family Home, Pet Friendly

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Last updated: 04/13/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This is an unusual family home built in the 70's, well maintained and offered for the first time to rent. Direct paved access in the Chattahoochee Nature Preserve in the Aska Adventure Area, the cottage has a year-round running creek, mountain and valley views, large screened porch and sleeping area with two large private bedrooms (one king, one queen), comfortable upscale living room and dining room furnishings with full kitchen and laundry room. Large spa retreat bathroom with extra powder room. All recently painted and refurnished with original art, antiques and amenities such as three flat screen TV's, DVD, CD, Stereo System(s), Gas Grill, unlimited long distance and wireless internet with laptop and printer.


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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Due to the spiral staircase and the large number of electronic devices and the quality of the furnishings, young children would not be appropriate....moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    Please let us know about your children. If they are old enough to be well behaved and you don't have more than two, we will consider them welcome....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Small dogs with good manners are welcome. Must be caged when left alone in the house. Cats cause allergies for our other guests....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    We have provided ash trays on the screened deck. No smoking in the house....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Sleeping Porch


  • King size bed (1) super comfortable memory foam mattress, Queen size Bed (1) super comfortable memory foam mattress, Twin or Single Beds (1) daybed sleeping porch bed which doubles as a sofa, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) living room sofa is large enough for one adult to sleep, but does not pull out...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • There is a camp ground site along the creek which is private and near the house. Perfect for picnics or older children who might like to camp out near a kitchen and bathrooms with supervision in the house....moreless


  • Books:

    A large selection of novels, cook books, historic accounts of the area, meditative & spiritual books, bird watching, fishing, hiking guides and a complete selection of local activities...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    There are some board games in the living room...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV satellite television in the main living area...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Radio/CD players in the living room and bedrooms....moreless

  • Television:

    Three flat screen TV's. The ones in the Living Room and Bedroom have built in DVD players. The King suite features both DVD and VHS players...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    A large selection of current and classic movies, pilates, yoga, spiritual, historic documentaries and civil war. ...moreless


  • Away From It All


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Beautiful cherry wood dining table seats 4 but there are 2 extension pieces in the bedroom closet to make seating for 6....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Separate AC upstairs and on main level...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Large capacity...moreless

  • Computer Available:

    Laptop and printer on site for your use....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Unlimited long distance calling...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Gas burning stove...moreless

  • Heating:

    Gas burning stove...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Abundant bath towels, beach & lake towels, kitchen linens, dining linens, high thread count sheets, extra blankets and quilts, lots of pillows...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living room lovingly furnished with family heirlooms and includes a 32' flat screen TV with Direct TV network and built-in DVD player...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    There is limited cell phone reception due to the remote area. However, the driveway gets a signal and so do parts of the porch...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    A boat or trailer will fit in the driveway with one car....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Three telephones, one in each bedroom and in the main living area. The King suite features a hard wired phone (in the remote instance of power failure) and the other two phones are cordless....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Large capacity...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    High speed wireless internet....rare for this part of the mountain. We are one of a few houses to have access....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    The kitchen is stocked full of every kind of cooking utensil you can imagine....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Complete set of dishes and cutlery set for 12....moreless

  • Dishwasher:


  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Complete with a convection oven, microwave, coffee pot, toaster, blender, cuisinart, caserole dishes, pots & pans, cookie sheets and all the kitchen gadgets you can imagine including wine openers, choppers, knives of all kinds, granite island, full size refrigerator, crock pot and more...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    Full size refrigerator with freezer, ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Jenn-Aire convection stove...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Large screened deck with adjacent walkway and deck for grilling off the kitchen...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Screened porch runs the length of the side of the house with access off the Queen suite and kitchen walkway and grill area...moreless



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from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 - Jul 3, 2015
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fees $75
  • Pet Fee $20
  • Tax Rate 12%


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Holiday bookings are non-refundable.

Non-refundable pet fee of $20 per dog, max 2 dogs with prior approval.

$75 cleaning fee per visit.

Credit Card on file for damages, missing items, heaving cleaning.

Cancellation fee of 25% within 15-30 days of stay. 50% cancellation fee within 15 days of stay.

Rates do not include 12% GA States Tax

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Last updated: 04/13/2015
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20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Blue Ridge & Blairsville (about same distance)
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Blue Ridge and Blairsville
19.8 Miles
Nearest Train
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 76 (Hwy 515) Appalachian Hwy
19.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Blue Ridge, Blairsville (Ellijay slightly further)
19 Miles
Nearest Beach
Blue Ridge Lake, Lake Nottely (Blairsville)

Car: Recommended

Nestled in the middle of the Chattahoochee National Forest, a short walk to the Toccoa River, ten minutes away from rafting & canoe launches, 20 minutes from Historic Blue Ridge, Blairsville, Ellijay, Cartecay Winery, antique shops, restaurants, ziplining, horseback riding, helicopter rides and more. Excellent restaurants and farm to table shopping (farm fresh produce, eggs, dairy & goat cheese, organically grown meats available at farms & shops near Ellijay and Blue Ridge. The road is paved to the door, so no worries for access.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1972

About the owner: We are Bruce & Terri, Floridians whose hearts live in the Blue Ridge mountains. Bruce is a retired combat firefighter still working for the Fire Department in logistics. Terri owns a small business selling Gourmet Foods. Our dream of owning a home in the Blue Ridge mountains recently came true when we purchased this quaint cottage in the woods. It was recently renovated and updated by the former owners who treasured it over many decades. It has a new tin roof, new paint inside and out and has been furnished with family antiques and original art collected over a life time of several generations. It is our gift to you.

Why the Owner Chose Blue Ridge:
We have been coming to Blue Ridge for over 20 years to visit friends, explore the area and shop. It has always been our desire to have a retirement home here. We owned a property 3 miles away but last year it was struck by lightning and burned to the ground. Heartbroken, we sold the land and took some time to decide how to proceed. Exactly one year later, we found this lovely cottage for sale and knew it was the place for us. We have spent many peaceful hours on the screened porch listening to the creek running just outside the back door. Our philosophy is, 'If you can't find peace on this porch, you can't find peace anywhere.' We've hired professionals with impeccable standards to oversee the cleaning and maintenance so that you have a worry-free stay in our home.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Unlike many mountain retreats, Blue Ridge Escape has fully paved access, high speed wireless and satellite dish television with three phones featuring unlimited long distance and local calls. No other houses are within view and the heavily wooded property gives the feeling that you are in a tree house, with the sound of running water from the the creek nearby. The cottage is ideal for romantic weekends (for one or two couples), ladies & friends weekends away, working vacations and entertaining. Amenities, such as the load ramp for the Toccoa River, are within ten minutes from your door. Its a great place to hike, bike and stroll with excellent views of nearby farms and fields. The mist from the mountains in the morning air give the place a mystical feel.

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    King suite complete with laptop, printer & desk. Wireless, it can be moved..

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    Medicine cabinet includes basic first aid supplies..

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  • Nothing is more beautiful than Fall in the mountains. Great scenic drives..

    Nothing is more beautiful than Fall in the mountains. Great scenic drives..

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