|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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 full size beds in two and a queen 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.
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
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.
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.
Loved staying at this farmhouse that feels like you're miles away from everyone, but convenient to all the local attractions. It feels like taking a step back in time! So warm and cozy, but plenty of room for at least six guests. Only two of us with small dogs stayed this time, but next time, we will include the rest of the family. Cathy is always hospitable and available when needed. Will be staying again soon!
Our stay at the Cox Farm house was wonderful. Relaxing, quiet, fun, beyond close to town and every attraction you could ever imagine! The charming house was warm and welcoming and had everything you could ever need! I will definitely be returning to enjoy this house again.
This was our fourth stay at the Cox Farmhouse. It is our home away from home! We had family come to visit and we had a great time. It was cool enough to sit around the fire, enjoy a glass of wine and chat! We love the deck also ng Weaver Creek. The BBQ and Blues Festival was terrific. We also went out to the Marina on a beautiful evening for dinner. Thank you Cathy for the fresh okra! Fresh okra fried is wonderful! We did not bring our dogs this time. We missed them but Missy did an excellent job of comforting us. She got a lot of loving from us!
See you next February!
This was the perfect Escape for me and my husband for our 10-year anniversary. The reviews about the air conditioning are pretty accurate and should be taken into consideration when choosing which season to visit. It wasn't unbearable but I can see how some would be uncomfortable in the summer. The property is beautiful and we explored a lot of it and enjoyed our time relaxing on this beautiful farm. I can't wait to plan our next trip back. It was perfect!
Our stay at the Farmhouse was amazing! Cathy and Gary are the most gracious hosts, always communicating quickly, helpful, and answering all our questions during our first stay in Georgia. The house is clean, comfortable, and cozy like home. We had plenty of cookware, appliances, towels, blankets, etc. My 3 kids and I had fun with Missy, their dog, and strolling on the property. The views of plants, creek, garden and gazebo are so peaceful. We felt like we were in the country, but conveniently located near grocery shopping, downtown shops, restaurants, and also lake and river activities. We have such beautiful memories of our stay and are looking forward to another visit.
This was our 2nd time staying at Gary and Cathy"s Farmhouse and don't have a bad thing to say about it ! Both times we were greeted by our little friend Missy with her tail a wagging ! The house has always been clean and ready for our arrival.The hosts have been friendly and always willing to help if needed or answer a question.The grounds are groomed and it makes a nice time to walk around and relax. I would recommend The Farm to anyone who is looking for a place of peace and quiet without spending a fortune !
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!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$150|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.