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.
- Farmhouse1400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
3 Bedroom 1 Bath On Beautiful Property Best Deal around!
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 20, 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!
Thank you. We loved meeting your family. Our guests are truly visiting in our home. We hope to see you again.
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay. It was everything plus... beautiful inside and out. Owners were great. Hopefully we will return soon.
A Walk down Memory Lane, with al the charm and amenities you need to make your stay enjoyable!!!
Do you remember going to grandmothers house, and wish you could return? Well you can. Go back in time to a simpler time, in this charming old farmhouse that has kept its charm, and been up graded to have everything you need to enjoy your stay. Absolutely loved my stay, brought back so many memories. Beautiful charming home, and beautiful tranquil grounds. The pictures on this site does not do this property justice. If your looking for a four star hotel... go on by.. but if your looking for a comfortable, enjoyable, tranquil, place with all the comforts needed, stop on by. And you will find your host delightful and so enjoyable. Thank you Cathy for keeping your families home both charming, original ( except for the modern things updated) and for sharing it with us. Wonderful walk down memory lane and such s enjoyable stay. Loacated close to Blue ridge, safe area,!..:: feeling of home away from home. God bless and we will be back;)
Lelon and Jolynn Carter
Thank you so much. We look forward to your return.
Like staying at Grandma's
I really liked the Cox farmhouse. It was simple but had everything we needed. The location was super convenient for our stay there and the owner was very responsive and helpful putting the whole thing together. There are a lot of cabins that looked a lot nicer and more luxurious within a 15 or 20 minute drive, but they were considerably more expensive. The roads up there are twisty and turny and not well lit. Not having to drive in the dark on those unfamiliar roads was a huge plus for us and I'm glad we stayed there instead of a fancier, more distant house.
If you intend to stay inside and just look out of your window at the view your whole visit, never going anywhere, this is not the best choice for you. If you want a clean, simple, homey, surprisingly spacious place to crash while you spend your days out doing stuff this is a great choice. The family history really touched me. It was like looking through a window to get a glimpse of a different, far better, time.
My biggest hassle was due to the VRBO system. I had to log in and follow up several times, giving my credit card info each time, in order to book it, and the system kicked me out and I had to start all over again from scratch later. Fortunately, the owner contacted me and assured me that my reservation was secure.
My only complaint about the house is that the driveway is very awkward to back up or down. I would go so far as to say it is even borderline dangerous if your vehicle is not equipped with a back up camera. At some point the driveway was a pull through, but that has been changed. It should be changed back. Three of the other four drivers who stayed with me refused to risk it and parked down the hill and walked the roughly 100 yds to the house from their parking spot.
I was expecting the sofa to be a sleeper, but it wasn't. I'm 5'9 and it was too short for me to be comfortable, but I slept OK. Of course, I am an old infantry soldier, so I could have slept on the floor and got comfortable.
I definitely recommend it and would stay again.
Unfortunately, our trip was cut short by illness so we only spent one night in this home before having to leave so my review is short. Cathy and her husband are such nice people to deal with and very accommodating. The creek running in front of the house was a definite plus! If we decide to stay in a farmhouse again in Blue Ridge, we will be in touch with Cathy.
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.
Thank you for choosing us again. We love to have children play here like my sister and I did growing up. A fire in the backyard makes me feel happy. Please feel free to visit us again. Missy awaits her friends.
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!