About the property
- Farmhouse1400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
3 Bedroom 1 Bath On Beautiful Property Best Deal around!
For the traveler who wants to experience the Blue Ridge known to locals, this three bedroom one bath mid-twentieth century farmhouse is located less than a mile from Lake Blue Ridge, minutes from the action of downtown Blue Ridge, and is situated on a fourteen acre farm with lots of room to roam. The bedrooms are furnished with period furniture and feature queen beds in two and a full bed in the third. The kitchen is lovingly renovated to preserve its farmhouse appeal, but has new granite countertops and stainless appliances and sink. The large farmhouse table easily seats six for meals and board games. The bath has been renovated gently to preserve the cast iron tub and sink and its character. The large living area features comfortable sofa, loveseat, and recliner along with a gas burning heater and TV with cable and wireless internet access. Adjacent to the living room a three season porch with glass windows has a porch swing for relaxing and reading. Off the kitchen and third bedroom is a sunroom with two walls of windows looking out over the creek and farm. We provide all the comforts of home, including microwave, local telephone service, and all necessary kitchen utensils and tableware. If you are so inclined, you may build a fire in the original wood-burning furnace in the basement. Washer is available for your use in the basement as well. The owners invite their guests to stroll the banks of weaver creek and mineral springs creek, view the spring that provided water for the farmhouse until recently, and climb the mountain behind on wooded trails. We are only minutes from the Aska wilderness area along the Toccoa river. Come meet Fannin County natives and learn about the Appalachian way of life on small family farms. On site owners can provide additional services and information.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 21, 2018
About Cathy Cox-Brakefield
I am a native of Blue Ridge and grew up on this farm. I love Blue Ridge and all it has to offer in the modern era, but want people to remember the days when it was a small farming community, largely isolated from the cities and home to mountain natives like my family, who grew their own food and made many of the necessities of life.
Cathy Cox-Brakefield purchased this Farmhouse in 1950
Why Cathy Cox-Brakefield chose Blue Ridge
My parents fell in love with this property and bought it in 1950. They alternated living in town in the home my mother owned and in the existing small house on the property until the early sixties when they began building the current house, one board at a time, while my dad worked as a carpenter and painter with a construction crew. We moved in late 1963 and my parents lived and worked here until my dad's death in 2001. My mother continued to share the property with my own family until her death in 2011. I wanted to preserve the beautiful features of my childhood home and the memories I hold of my parents and my childhood. We began to restore the property, refinishing the beautiful hand-laid hardwoods and cleaning the knotty pine paneling, as well as tiling the bathtub surround and installing new ceiling fan fixtures throughout. I have placed some of my parents artifacts and belongings throughout the home. The farm property has been restored to its former glory by my hardworking husband, who grows vegetables in the garden just as my parents did. The barn was built by my mother and her father shortly after the purchase of the property in order to accommodate the cattle that my parents raised and milked by hand. We have replaced the barn roof, making it an inviting place to play and explore. Our profile picture is from the gazebo at the intersection of our two creeks, where you can relax in the swing with a book and a glass of wine, or snooze while the creek tumbles over the rocks in the background. We hope to share our family's mountain story with you and your family.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
We never gave a thought to tearing down this beautiful product of my parent's love for this property and did not want to turn it into a shabby long term rental. Cox Farm is an alternative to the cookie cutter log cabins that proliferate the area but do not express the true character of Fannin County.
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Peaceful time in Beautiful Setting
This property is a mid-twentieth century farmhouse. It was exactly what our family needed in a rural setting just outside the small N. Georgia town of Blue Ridge. Cathy, the property owner, is attentive but not smothering, quick to answer, and friendly. The house is furnished throughout with furnishings common to that era and area. A sun room on one end of the house and enclosed porch on the other end make this home relaxing. The creek in view of the front porch was soothing. Everything in the description was spot on and our family recommends it!
Fun place to stay!
We brought our son and his family with us for our second stay at the Cox farmhouse. The kids, ages 3 and 6, had a blast! They had lots of fun playing in the creek and visiting with Missy, the property owner's friendly dog. We even had a chance to use the s'mores basket that Cathy provided. Another lovely stay.
Quaint farmhouse. Comfortable accommodations. Easy to find. Great location in Blue Ridge.
The owners were great. Checking in and out was easy. Nice country mountain view. Convient to all of the Blue Ridge attractions. Thanks Cathy
Thank you so much. It shouldn’t be hard to get away. We believe our location is superb due to our 13 acre property located only minutes from town, lake, and river. And when you get here, it will be warm (or cool) and the lights will be on for you. And doors open!
A nice get away!
We usually stay a month but due to us moving to the area in May, we stayed a week. The weather was predicted to be rainy the entire week. Mother Nature fooled the meteorologists! We had record breaking temperatures just about every day. We spent the week relaxing along Weaver Creek and getting county type errands done for our new place. Kathy and Gary are terrific! And Missy is too!
Our guests with most repeat visits, now our good friends and neighbors! Cox Farmhouse is a blessing to our family that we are fortunate to share with others. Thank you Rich and Lauren for being our biggest supporters!
Farmhouse was nice and Cathy was absolutely fantastic!!! Definitely would recommend if you are looking for quiet, rustic and peaceful time away!!!
Cathy’s farmhouse was comfortable and very inviting. We felt like we were visiting our grandmothers.
The property was was very comfortable and clean. The kitchen was well stocked for preparing meals. The rooms were all very large and comfortable. The property was pretty and convenient to all the activities we had planned. We would definitely visit again.
Just 5 minutes from thriving downtown Blue Ridge. 2 minutes from the marina on beautiful Lake Blue Ridge. The Toccoa River, with tubing or kayaking, and the Ocoee River, famous for the 1996 Olympic whitewater sporting events, are just a short drive away. Hiking trails and outdoor activities abound. Our own property provides fourteen acres of creeks, woods, and fields to explore. Come see why we love to call this place home!