Hopefully you had a wonderful holiday weekend and you’ve enjoyed the first part of your summer. Last week we took a last minute trip to the north Georgia mountains. It’s thrown off my schedule a bit but it was so well worth it.
If you are anywhere close to the area I highly recommend it for a quick family getaway. We’ve stayed at the Brasstown Valley Resort twice and had a wonderful time both visits.
There is a main lodge as well as cabins (we haven’t stayed in the cabins.) The rooms are priced quite reasonably and the breakfast is pretty good. I do suggest looking into other places to eat in the area to fit with your daily plans. There are lots of activities on the resort itself. You can swim, golf, play tennis, ride horses, enjoy the spa, etc. all on the property. We like to trail ride when we go. They have wonderful guides (ask for Tom!) and the views from the trails are really lovely.
While you’re there you don’t want to miss a chance to visit Brasstown Bald, which is the highest point in the state of Georgia (we went up last year and the view is well worth the hike!)
And, if you’re looking for a little adventure, I highly recommend hiking in to see any of the areas beautiful waterfalls!
If you’re more into the kind of hiking that involves shopping you might head down to Helen, which is about 30 minutes south. If you’re not familiar, Helen is a cute little town that is designed to look like an alpine village. Unfortunately, most of the shops are less than desirable. However, there are a few little gems like the clock shop (Lindenhaus Imports) and the Dutch shop (Windmill Dutch Imports). Other than that, I suggest heading about 2-3 miles south of Helen to a little spot in the road to visit the Nora Mill Granary, the Nacoochee Village Antique Mall, and (if you’re a coffee lover) Jumpin’ Goat Coffee Roasters. -Our chocolate covered espresso beans barely made it home intact! You won’t believe all the goodies they offer!
If you’re a mountain person at all, these are not to be missed! What sort of vacation adventures have you had this summer? Feel free to stop my Facebook page and share!