City Lifestyle

Want to start a publication?

Learn More

Featured Article

Sunshine and Meadows

Escape to Blue Ridge

I love North Georgia. 

Its winding country roads lead to waterfalls, creeks, hiking trails and wide meadows.

I go to Blue Ridge for all this, but mostly for the light. 

Exposure to sunlight increases the brain's release of a hormone called serotonin. Serotonin is associated with boosting mood and helping a person feel calm and focused. 

So, this Vacasa rental property caught my attention. And held it for a gorgeous weekend of walks, fly fishing, fireside chats and long afternoons reading and watching the shadows shift. My sister-in-law headed into town to shop and grab groceries (an easy 10-minute drive from the house), I posted up in the hot tub and started dinner. Others kept the fire stoked on the porch and joined me to watch the sunset over the farm field and meadow across the street. 

Now, I love a log cabin, but to experience North Georgia in all its glory is to bask in the light and this modern home offers an elevated stay. The two en suite king bedrooms (one with a soaking tub) have floor-to-ceiling windows and enough light to read or knit on the bed during the day. Or, close the blinds and just nap. The colorful but calming living room looks out over the front porch and views beyond. A beautifully stocked kitchen impressed the cooks among us.