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Authentic Farmhouse On Weaver Creek, Near Town And Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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.

Cathy Cox-Brakefield
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

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 Northwest High Country

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.


Lake Blue Ridge Marina
"The only marina on Lake Blue Ridge. Just moments from the Farmhouse. Rental pontoons and j..."
Swan Drive In Theatre
"This drive in has been in continuous operation for over fifty years. In Downtown Blue Ridge..."
Ocoee Whitewater Center
"Site of the 1996 Olympics Whitewater events. Whitewater rafting companies operate all along..."
Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad
"The attraction that brings many tourists to Blue Ridge for the first time. Good for kids bu..."
Christy Lee's Courtyard Grille -- CLOSED
"Good continental food in a sophisticated setting with patio seating in a pleasant courtyard. "
Harvest on Main
"One of the best restaurants in the area. Sophisticated fine dining in a log style lodge fac..."
Serenity In The Mountains
"Gorgeous serene full service spa less than a mile from the Farmhouse. Also full service sal..."
Blue Ridge Community Theater
"Good local performances in a cozy theater setting. Wine beer and snacks available for the p..."
Blue Ridge
"Our town is known for its friendliness, the downtown shops, and the beautiful mountain scene..."
Toccoa Valley Campground
"Our long time friends of the family run this operation from their family property right on t..."
Blue Ridge United Methodist Church
"Our home church. Feel free to come as you are and join us on Sunday in beautiful Downtown B..."
Sue's Cafeteria & Ice Cream Parlor
"A favorite of locals since the 1970s for hamburgers and home made desserts."
The Trailer Drive-In
"Located near the Swan Drive In, this place is famous for its biscuits. Cash only."
Nearest Airport
95 Miles
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Dragon Tail Lounge
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Butternut Creek Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
APD 515
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mesquite Grill
Car: necessary

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!


Blue Ridge Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , original fixtures but updated spa-style showerhead
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , large open closet and ample drawer space
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , no closet but wardrobe with drawers and hanging space
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , large open closet and ample drawer space
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Since we live on the property, we can provide extra services for you such as grocery shopping prior to your arrival (extra charge) or local tourist information. Don't hesitate to ask if we can help you in any way.


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Authentic Farmhouse On Weaver Creek, Near Town And Lake
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 42 reviews
Austin, TX

Peaceful retreat in a well-loved family home- a treasure in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed only 2 nights in this very special place, but it will stay with us forever. Cathy and Gary have opened a slice of their family history for travelers to share.

The farmhouse, Cathy's childhood home, felt like home from the moment we opened the door. It was spacious and comfortable, with nooks where we could be alone and a wonderful family kitchen where we could eat meals together. We woke up to gorgeous views of the farm and surrounding hills. Our kids (ages 11, 9, and 6) explored the fields and gardens, built fairy houses, and got their feet wet in the creeks- there's even a dinner bell to ring when you need to call them in.

Its hard to put into words the effect that this place had on us- peace, restoration, family, love- all these things fill this place. When a family has put their love, energy, time, and talents into a place, you can feel it. This is one of those places, one of those "real" places. You can feel it. We hope to come back again. Thanks to Cathy & Gary for sharing this place with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tears of gratitude and joy for your family. I love it when the right guests come along who "get" this place. You left us with so much. We sincerely hope you can come again.
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Wonderful, comfortable farmhouse!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in your comfortable, homey farmhouse! We had everything we needed, plenty of room, and a nice quiet setting. Thank you for taking our reservation on short notice and going out of your way to make us comfortable. We will definitely be back! We loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and we will look forward to your return under less stressful times.
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Ormond Beach

Great location & great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

The house is darling & so close to the lake. My daughter had fun running around with Missy & checking out the goats. I had time to unwind. Cathy gave us fresh veggies from the garden, too! If we are in the area again, this will be where we stay! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We would love to have you ladies back again. Our farm is the perfect place for children who love animals and the outdoors, we think.
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Once again, we had a terrific stay at the Cox Farmhouse!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the farmhouse. We usually stay for one month mid February into mid March. My favorite room is the kitchen! We sit in it often! This was our second summer visit. The weather was perfect with one storm on the first evening. I got to see my Georgia birds, hike, tour the area and visit friends. We enjoyed the views from the road up into the Cohutta Forest. We were happy to see the queen bed in the green bedroom! We missed our dogs but Missy did an excellent giving us some of her attention! Cathy always checks in with us to make sure our rental needs are being met. We have not had to change a thing! If we did need to change something, I believe she would bend over backwards to make things right.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for being our best repeat guests, who we now call friends. See you in September.
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John and Judy + Stan and Ozzie the boys

  • 4 of 5

We stayed two weeks at the most beautiful and tranquil place. The location is perfect in the middle of all events. The owners were great and a great help. The farmhouse is fun and comfortable but needs a little work. Everything you need you will find in the farmhouse. This was a great experience and I am sure we will be back. Also, the restaurants in the area were so good and the little town was wonderful. People in the area were so friendly!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this kind review. As a 50+ yr old property, we are constantly trying to work on all the little things. However, our price point we hope reflects the charm and authentic nature of the property. We enjoyed having you, your family, and the boys. We look forward to having you back.
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Nice and great location

  • 4 of 5

Owners are great. Property is pretty. Gazebo by the creek is wonderful. House is well equipped. And you're very close to downtown.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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