3 Bedroom 1 Bath On Beautiful Property Best Deal around!
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - Some limitations. Leashes required Some limitations. Leashes required
No smoking - No smoking on property No smoking on property
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Our Christmas stay in the country
We stayed here during Christmas week. We chose this property because it was in the country but still close to town. (Other places we have rented have been further out taking us on curvy, narrow roads.) The owner, who lives on the property, came over almost as soon as we arrived and she and her son brought most of our things inside. This assistance was most helpful after our long drive up from Florida. We enjoyed the creek right out front of the house. Also, walking the grounds and visiting the goats. The two main negatives were uncomfortable beds and poor pots and pans. However, our week-long stay was very affordable. Owner kept in touch and was very open to any questions or needs we had. Enjoyed our stay, just wish it had been a little colder.
Thank you for this great review. Also appreciate the constructive comments. Beds are always difficult because everyone likes something different. But I would appreciate a private text on specifics so that we can evaluate. New pots are on the list for upgrade.
Thank you for choosing us once again for your Blue Ridge home away from home.
Perfect for farmhouse living. Very traditional surroundings. I would loved to have explored the farm more. Raining most days of my trip and unable to explore the farm. It would be perfect for families with children who love to explore.
Thank you so much! Hope you will come back to see us when you come home to Blue Ridge.
Great fall getaway
Perfect for our family and our furbabies! Location in Blue Ridge was country, but in the city allowed me to keep the Grand's happy with dinner selection.
definitely will go back, the Hosts are great people!
Cool old farmhouse....
Thank you so much! Your family were awesome guests. Come back anytime.
Definitely an old and charming farmhouse. Totally as advertised, no frills, but charming and quaint. Cathy and Gary couldn’t have been more pleasant ... and their dog Missy wore herself and my kids out chasing the ball over and over ... not to mention the kids getting obsessed with feeding the goats! Surprised my kids don’t make me get goats now. 😄 Anyway, easy location, easy check in and out, easy going owners that couldn’t have been nicer.
Thank you so much for this great review. We hope your charming family will visit us 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!