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.
3 Bedroom 1 Bath On Beautiful Property Best Deal around!
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 12, 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.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Quaint farmhouse stay
My kids and I enjoyed staying at the Cox Farmhouse in Blue Ridge. Unfortunately, the weather was less-than-cooperative; but, the relaxation was great. The younger set got to put kayaks in the Toccoa River while I basked in the warmth of the house. We enjoyed shopping at Mercier Orchards the next morning before reluctantly heading down the mt. back to east central GA. Hope to stay again sometime and be able to get outside and explore more. The farmhouse did make me stroll down memory lane to a couple of other houses I have known in my life. Thanks for all your hospitality, Kathy!
Wonderful house in a beautiful setting.
We thoroughly enjoyed our recent 12 night stay at the Cox Family Farm House. The house had a warm and welcoming feel and reminded me of visiting my Great Aunt’s farm house when I was young. We arrived after dark, and our hosts had opened the house and turned on the lights and the heat for us. The space was very comfortable and the large, eat-in kitchen was nicely equipped and also reminded us of our childhood homes.
We had come to north Georgia to get a sense of what it would be like to move to the area from our home in Florida. We choose the Cox Farm House, in part, because it was more affordable than other options, but mostly because of its extremely convenient location, close to downtown Blue Ridge. A great grocery store (Ingels) was only 5 minutes away, and we got a good sense of what living in the area would be like.
During the days, we easily traveled to the other towns in the area, as well as several Parks, waterfalls and hiking trails. It was great coming back to our temporary home at the end of each day to relax and enjoy the quiet beauty of the property to which we had total access. The large, natural creeks on the property were a special treat for us, and each evening we spent a lot time sitting on the swing in the gazebo, listening to the creek as the sun went down. Several nights we went outside to see the stars as we listened to the ever changing sounds of the creek. Were we live in Florida it is no longer possible to see many stars, and the dark, quiet nights were a special treat.
Our hosts were wonderful. They were very helpful in answering our questions about life in the mountains, and even shared some of the vegetables from their garden. They encourage recycling and composting which we do at home, and there are some goats on the property that we enjoyed feeding our apple and banana peels to. We are dog people, and we really enjoyed interacting with “Missy” the wonder dog. When we went outside, she’d come running to greet us play catch.
We had a great time staying here and plan to go back again in the spring.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this thoughtful and insightful review. We loved sharing our little slice of heaven and look forward to having you back in the spring.
My husband, kids and dogs and I enjoyed our stay. It was roomy, and comfortable. The location was excellent and close to the lake and town. We enjoyed the property and seeing the goats. It was a great value!
Thank you for this great review. We loved having your family and hope you will come back soon.
The location was perfect to Blue Ridge. The scenery was beautiful. The owner Carol was very nice. She came up to check to see if everything was ok.
The house is a old farmhouse that has been in Carol family for a long time. Carol's grandparents built the house many years ago. There is a book in the livingroom that has the heartwarming history of the family and farm house.
The house needs many repairs that really needs to be done. The beds are ok but not good for us. The kitchen was nice with new counter top, new oven with the original cabinets and other farm house things.
I’m not sure what this guest was not pleased about. I tried to reach out after receiving this review, particularly about the “many repairs” she felt needed immediate attention. No owner wants to have guests unhappy or feeling unsafe. I received no response so all I can say is that this house was built from 1960-1962 by my parents so it is slightly younger than I. However, we have tried to preserve its farmhouse charm. The beds however are all relatively new. They vary in firmness. This is first complaint we have ever had about them. My name is Cathy, not that it is relevant for this response.
Conveniently located and beautiful property.
Very accommodating to our needs during our process of moving down here! We have stayed here many times. No complaints!
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!