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Stunning 5 Bedroom Lodge on 100 Acres - It's Not Just An Estate , It's An Escape

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms and additional room with pull out couch, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14

The Blanche family welcomes you to the jewel of Blanche Manor, the Blanche Manor Lodge. Located in the heart of our private 100 acre estate you are now able to escape to our once private retreat. The Manor is not just a typical vacation, it is an experience, one your family will never forget. Where else can you be surrounded by mountain views, ponds , green pastures adorned with grazing horses? Blanche Manor Lodge is a unique secluded retreat, that is minutes from everything we go to the mountains for. The possibilities are endless at our estate. Whether you would like to rent the entire estate for corporate retreat, or spend an unforgettable weekend at the Lodge with family and friends, your visit will exceed all expectations. There is horseback riding onsite, wagon rides through a local apple orchard 5 minutes away , white water rafting on the Ocoee River ten minutes away, Tubing ten minutes away, the Ocoee Whitewater Center for hiking, kayaking, and mountain biking fifteen minutes away, fantastic dining 20 minutes away , the Swan Drive In 20 minutes, and grocery shopping 10 minutes from the private estate.

Our beautiful mountain lodge has all of the amenities you expect with a luxury lodge. A few of them are: the gourmet kitchen with commercial grade appliances, granite counter tops, six burner stoves, convection ovens, hot tub, pool table, master suites with whirlpool baths, WIFI*, and satellite TV (56 inches)

(*= High speed cable internet is not available in our specific location. We have provided a WIFI Jet pack that allows for 2 GB of data per stay. This is enough for email, surfing web, Facebook, Instagram, etc. It is NOT meant for streaming movies, YouTube videos, or online gaming. This type of internet source is not unlimited, we incur the same charges as data usage on your phone. The WIFI reception is fine for the allowed activities, but not strong enough for streaming movies or videos. Remember you are in the mountains, reception will not be as good as in the city. There is also a safety that shuts off the WIFI from 12:00 AM - 6:00 AM to prevent unwanted use by children at night)

But our lodge also offers far more than that! Experience the privacy and serenity of our secluded 4500 sq ft log home that boasts mountain views of three states. From the lodge another cabin cannot be seen! You are bordered by pastures in the front of the property and creeks and mountains behind.

Inside the lodge you will be greeted by floor to ceiling windows that reveal the true beauty of our mountains. The kitchen, dining area, and great room all share magnificent views that change with the time of say and season - magnificent! We also have indoor living space in the outdoors. The dining area has French doors that open to the large screened in porch that will give a beautiful view of the ponds .If you are looking for some soothing relaxations head to the rear deck for a dip in the hot tub and a view of the stars, mountains, and ponds. Ready for some family time? The front door of the porch will lead you to the giant front porch amply supplied with rocking chairs, gliders, and swings to enjoy the view of the pastures, horses, and sunsets.

Staying at the Manor is not just a vacation it is an experience. There are so many intangible qualities that combine to make this the retreat of a lifetime. When you enter the property that is lined by an orchard of apple trees that leads you to the huge front decks that are bathed in beautiful mountain sunsets, you will begin to understand what you have stumbled upon. Our well thought out location atop the crest of the highest hill of the manor welcomes the gentle cross breezes that cool the afternoons and carry the scent of blooming mountain flora. In the evenings you are treated to a combined symphony of tree frogs, crickets, and owls on the screened in porch facing the pond. After a day of this you will realize that our lodge has some intangible quality that sets it apart form all other vacations. Being at the Blanche Manor Lodge is a vacation in itself. It is the escape.

We understand that you came to the mountains for some of the activities you can only find here. Our location is perfect for enjoying all of them! Nature watching happens everywhere, including right form your front porch! The mornings are a wonderful time to see deer scampering across the pastures, the horses frolicking in the early morning mist, and the sun rising up over the mountains as you enjoy your tea or coffee. The afternoons are perfect time to explore the mountain treasures of horseback riding, hiking, rafting, antiquing, or napping in a rocking chair or swing and reading that book you have been to dying to finish. The evening is a perfect time to enjoy some peaceful time in the outdoor screened living area next to the pond. The gentle chirp of the frogs lulls away all the concerns you checked at the lodge's front door. As the evening winds down you can enjoy a crackling fire by the floor to ceiling stack stoned fireplace.

In the days that you spend on the ranch, you will have anything you want to enjoy in the mountains is at your doorstep...literally. The ranch has a guided horseback riding and cowboy arena adventures located onsite. The Ocoee River and its rapids await only 10 minutes away. The Ocoee Whitewater Center is with 15 minutes and offers fantastic hiking, mountain biking, and walking trails for the entire family. Being at the Blanche Manor Lodge is not a vacation, it is an experience. An experience that will live in your family's memories for years to come.

Once you stay with us at the Blanche Manor Lodge other vacations will fail to compare. It is an experience to be remembered, and one impossible to duplicate anywhere else. We look forward to your arrival, the mountains are waiting.

*Free horse back ride 1 free rider per stay at lodge . must have a minimum of two people in the group, with others paying regular price for third person to ride free. No other discounts can be used with this offer. Only good for groups staying at Blanche Manor Lodge and can only be used during that stay. Call barn to schedule 706-455-7433

*Rafting discounts 15% off rafting with Ocoee Adventure Center 1-888-723-8622 please contact them to make your reservation

More Details

Property Manager
Carrie Sowa
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Carrie Sowa

We began to create Blanche Manor in 2000. My husband and I left the corporate world to live our dreams. We carved Blanche Manor out of the wilderness. In 2006, when we wer rapidly blessed with 4 children, we built Blanche Manor Lodge on the highest point of our estate. The spot was chosen not only for the views, but the magnificent cross breezes that flow through during the spring, summer, and fall seasons.

The 5 bedroom, 5 bath estate was built with two purposes, to enjoy the beauty of the mountains from INSIDE the home, and to have enough room for our family and friends to share it with us. We love our home. It has been, and continues to be a place where many family, meals, memories, and quiet times have been shared.

Our family is now happy to share our treasure with you. It is an ideal location for family reunions, corporate retreats, an entire summer hiatus, or even a quick weekend get away form the city. We know you will love the Lodge and grounds as much as we do, and we hope you return for years to come.

Carrie Sowa purchased this estate in 2006

Why Carrie Sowa chose Copperhill

This was the perfect location to be close to all the outdoor activities we love about the mountains, offered us the privacy of our own estate, and was convenient to town for everyday needs, and close enough to Blue Ridge for fine dining and upscale shopping.

What makes this estate unique

We are located on a private estate that boasts mountain views, ponds , with horseback riding onsite. There is no other place like this available to the public. The views, setting, and amenities are unparalleled. The entire estate can be rented for family retreats , corporate retreats. Additional lodging available for 5 more guests. #456373 for The Bunkhouse.


Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Atlanta Airport
Nearest Barpub
16 Miles
Downtown Blue Ridge
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
Nearest Restaurant
16 Miles
Downtown Blue Ridge
Car: necessary

Blanche Manor Lodge is located on the Blanche Manor Ranch. Horseback riding tours are available onsite, and the manor is surrounded by mountain views, orchards, and pastures filled with beautiful horses.


Blanche Manor Ranch Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master Suite Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Jack and Jill Style - Connecting Bedroom 2 and Bedroom 3
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Second Master Suite Bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Private Bathroom off of Bedroom 5
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Private Bathroom off of Bedroom 6
  • Initial supply of toilet paper and paper towels will be provided, but please be prepared to restock during your stay.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Suite - 1 queen , With Walk-In Shower with Jacuzzi Tub
    Master Suite #2 - 1 queen , With a Jacuzzi Tub
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , In Basement - Private Bath
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Serta Mattress - Private Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Bed: Full - Shared Bathroom with Bedroom2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , - Shared Bathroom with Bedroom3
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Private mountain estate, now open for rental. This package is unparalleled anywhere! Unique does not begin to describe. This is a fantastic property for family retreats, reunions, and corporate outings. Plenty of room for everyone inside and out. Additional lodging available for 4 more guests. VRBO listing #456373 for The Bunkhouse. Main floor t.v. is 56 inched. Absolutely NO ATV, SIDE BY SIDE, DIRT BIKES etc. allowed on the property. Please no more people than what you have reserved for, if additional people are staying more than what you have reserved for there will be an additional charge of $25 per person, or asked to leave the property.


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Stunning 5 Bedroom Lodge on 100 Acres - It's Not Just An Estate , It's An Escape
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A truly magical Christmas!

  • 5 of 5

All of our family was able to come together to enjoy truly a dream Christmas in this beautiful cabin! With break taking views and privacy all around there was nothing we would have changed! We also greatly enjoyed the horseback riding provided on the property! I highly recommend this cabin as the perfect mountain getaway!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. Please come back and stay with again , we are elated that your Christmas at the lodge was truly magical !!!
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Big space, Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

The house was a terrific location for our 10 adults and 3 kids. Everything was very clean, plenty of kitchen gadgets, cookware and bakeware. Tons of space for group hangouts and for private time. Also lots of extra pillows and enough blankets and towels.

The sofa bed is in a private room with a dresser and closet, which is great. The sofa is comfortable for sitting and average for sleeping - it's just your standard, not very comfy sofa bed.

Tons of seating all around on the porches and decks and wonderful views from every window. The little duck in the pond was a treat to watch.

Don't miss taking a trail ride on the resident horses. The guides were perfect for everyone from the 6 year old with some riding experience to the 68 year old with none!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting. Lovely home. Friendly management

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Our youth group had an amazing time! The lodge was the perfect size for our large group. It was a heavenly retreat. The girls are experienced riders and our trail ride was fun and exciting!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet peaceful relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Five married couples seeking rest & relaxation. Pool table got lots of use, with much talk & laughter. Enjoyed the screened in porch overlooking the pond for quiet time. Feeding the horses apples and carrots at the end of the day was fun. Personally, I appreciated the front porch rocking chairs and swing for reading. Kitchen is well stocked for cooking, serving and storing food. Beds were comfortable. Plenty of seating throughout the house. While tucked away in the foothills of the mountains, was still convenient to drive to store for forgotten items.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning views

  • 4 of 5

Excellent opportunity for family to share new experiences. We have traditionally vacationed at beaches on the East Coast, so this was a wonderful change. The lodge is comfortable and has all the amenities needed, even with the connectivity challenges. (Cell phone service was iffy.) Our choice of experiencing a new activity each day (horseback riding, tubing, hiking) allowed for plenty of time to reconnect with each other.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $240
Damage Insurance $79
Damage Deposit $200

If guest does not accept $69 renter's insurance, $3,000 damage deposit will be required. $100 rebooking fee for reservations cancelled prior to 30 days. No refunds within 30 days. Please pay special attention to the rules and property boundaries that go along with renting this very unique property.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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