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Retreat at Fall Branch Falls, Photographer: Ethan Abitz

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Discover Blue Ridge

Enjoy a weekend escape in the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia!

Article by Sarah Cole

Photography by Ethan Abitz, Randy Gray, Caleb Jones, Justin Rush, Blue Ridge Drones

Originally published in Smyrna Vinings Lifestyle

About two hours north of Smyrna Vinings lies the start of a beautiful mountain range, one of the oldest in the world, known as the Blue Ridge Mountains. This idyllic escape offers mountain cabins, stunning views, hiking trails, waterfalls, wineries and craft breweries, and much more. Explore this stunning area of our beautiful state within driving distance of Smyrna Vinings. Find yourself in a cozy mountain cabin, surrounding by stunning mountains resting in the characteristic blue haze that gives these mountains their name. Feeling adventurous? This region is perfect for hiking, biking and exploring the stunning Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest. Want to relax? Spend your time in the fresh mountain air, sipping coffee with extraordinary views, and unplug to spend time in nature. We've gathered a list of spectacular cabins to make it easy for you to explore this beautiful area!

Keturah's Creek
Instagram: @keturahscreek
Keturah's Creek is a breathtaking tiny home perched above a small stream that accommodates 2 guests & is 10-15 minutes to charming Downtown Blue Ridge. Whether you're stargazing in the hot tub or cozying up next to the indoor fireplace or outdoor fire pit, the surrounding forest and sounds of the trickling stream offer the perfect backdrop for your relaxing getaway!

Hemptown Hollow
Instagram: @hemptown_hollow
Hemptown Hollow sits high above a ridge and features a private nature trail to Hemptown Creek. The A-frame cabin can accommodate 6 guests and is just 10 minutes from downtown Blue Ridge. With a private hot tub, a creek-front gazebo, and a fire pit overlooking the scenic mountain view, you’ll never want to leave!

The Weswood
Instagram: @weswood_aframe 
Enjoy scenic long range mountain views and privacy in this brand-new modern mountain retreat, complete with a private hot tub. Only 19 minutes to downtown Blue Ridge, this adorable 3-bedroom 2-bath A-frame is perfect for your next retreat! 

The Ellewood
Instagram: @the_ellewood
Need more space than the Weswood has to offer? Book the Ellewood too! This brand new, mountain modern home which sleeps 16 is only 100 yards away, and is perfect for your next family getaway or girls trip. Perfect for groups, this home is a breath of fresh mountain air!

Retreat at Fall Branch Falls
Instagram: @retreatatfallbranchfalls
Nature abounds in this whimsical tiny cottage, perfect for 1-2 guests seeking quiet time in the mountains. Surrounded by rhododendron, ferns, and endless forest views, the wilderness is right at your back door. Enjoy a short hike to the Fall Branch Falls waterfall or soak up the sounds of the bubbling creek while you relax. This is truly a place to unplug!

Firefly Mountain
Instagram: @firefly.mountain
Located in the illustrious Aska Adventure Area of Blue Ridge, Georgia, this custom home sleeps 12 and showcases panoramic views from every room. It's the ultimate family getaway, with game room, exercise room, multi-level porches and an 8-person hot tub. It’s also private, surrounded by 80 acres of Chatahoochee National Forest!

Cherry Log Lodge
Instagram: @cherryloglodge
Experience all the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains have to offer in this cozy pet-friendly cabin, conveniently located between the Blue Ridge and Ellijay. With a fenced side yard for your pet on a spacious 2 acres, this home provides everything needed for a memorable getaway, including unobstructed mountain views from two spacious decks!

The Acorn Cabin
Instagram: @theacorncabinc
Experience mountain life at the Acorn Cabin. Take a break from the bustle of everyday life by soaking in the hot tub, reading a book in the hammock, and enjoying a meal on the screened porch. Enjoy breathtaking views from every room of this 2-bedroom 2-bath cabin!

Sarah Cole is the editor of Smyrna Vinings Lifestyle and owns her own business as a social media manager, content creator, and coach. She and her husband, Brett, recently moved to the Smyrna Vinings area!

  • The Acorn Cabin, Photographer: Randy Gray
  • Retreat at Fall Branch Falls, Photographer: Ethan Abitz
  • Cherry Log Lodge, Photographer: Blue Ridge Drones
  • Keturah's Creek, Photographer: Justin Rush
  • The Weswood, Photographer: Caleb Jones
  • The Ellewood, Photographer: Ethan Abitz
  • Firefly Mountain, Photographer: Ethan Abitz
  • Hemptown Hollow, Photographer: Caleb Jones