|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
The cabin was designed to host families and friends seeking a fun, functional, space to enjoy each other’s company, the lake and the surrounding area.
There are 4 bedrooms. On the top floor there is one bedroom with a king bed and satellite TV. The second bedroom has a queen bed with satellite TV. These two bedrooms share a full bath also located on this floor. On the main level there is the kitchen and high top dining table that seats 8; the coffee table and two shaker style benches provide an indoor picnic table for an additional six people. There are also four TV trays. The dining and living room area are not the same room, but open. Service for 16 is provided. Also on this level is the living room with satellite flat screen 60" TV; screened porch with gas grill; third bedroom with a queen bed, TV and a full bath. There is also a sun porch on this level. It can be accessed via the screened porch or via the bedroom. There is a single futon on the sun porch. On the lower level there is one more bedroom which has four twin beds - two single an a set of bunk beds. There is another full bath on this level as well as the laundry room. In addition, there is the movie room and the separate game room on this level. All bed and bath linens are provided. Extra blankets, sheets, towels and pillows can be found in the laundry room.
LAKE – the lake is located in front of the property – down the path through the woods – dock long and narrow with swim ladder at the end. Use of dock and lake is at the risk of user. Please be respectful of other people and their docks.
If you elect to do so, a two person kayak and life jackets can be rented and delivered to the cabin for your use.
On the property there is also a hot tub and a fire ring for outdoor enjoyment. Also, there is a corn whole set and botchy ball. There is a sodded front yard for playing lawn games.
On all sides, the property is surrounded by woods, so there is ample opportunity for walking, hiking, wild life viewing. The property is non smoking and no pets.
The cabin offers a comfortable area for friends and family to gather.
Welcome to Fannin County and the area where we are privileged to call home. Lynn is a native of Fannin County and Harry was fortunate to move to the mountains in 1973 from the Georgia coast. Harry and Lynn live and work in Blue Ridge. Both are attorneys and Harry formerly served as a Superior Court Judge (thus the name of the cabin, The Bench & Bar at Lake Blue Ridge). They have six children and three grandchildren. Family and friends are important to the Doss and they are pleased to have a place where they can call home when they visit. When the cabin is not in use by family and friends, it is rented to prospective new friends. The cabin is managed by Lynn, so if there is an issue she is close at hand.
Lynn Doss purchased this cabin in 1994
The cabin was built by Lynn in the 1994 while Harry was deployed with the United States Army. She laughs and says, he left and I bought the property and when he left again, I built the cabin. It was designed to serve as a guest house for the many military friends that visited throughout the year. It is located 4.6 miles from downtown Blue Ridge, which is where we make our home so it is perfect as a guest house. Family and friends find a comfortable, convenient place to call home while visiting.
The cabin was designed to host families. There is ample space for a family gathering, but the cabin is still cozy and inviting. It is fun and functional. Located adjacent to both Lake Blue Ridge and the National Forest, and only 4.6 miles from downtown Blue Ridge via paved roads, the property is ideally suited in that it is near everything and at the same time can be a world away.
Where is Fannin County? Picture in your mind where the states of Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee meet; Fannin County is the Georgia County that links Georgia to North Carolina and Tennessee. Conveniently located less than two hours from Atlanta, Fannin County and its Cities of Blue Ridge, McCaysville and Morganton offer something for just about everyone. Small town charm and true southern hospitality are always on display. The beauty of the North Georgia mountains is evident in the colors of Fall. Guides available via the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce’s web site provide direction to area hiking trails, waterfalls and driving tours. Excellent trout and fly fishing abounds in area streams. River rafting, tubing and kayaking is readily available, as is an excellent zip line course through the fall leaves. A wide variety of shopping offers something for all taste – trendy to antique – for you, your pet or your home. Recognized for its devotion to the arts – The Blue Ridge Arts Association welcomes artists and provides visitors with many opportunities year round. Live theater and a vintage drive in as well as fine dining and great BBQ are all available. Experience the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway on vintage cars on historic rails. Fall festivals, Halloween, Thanksgiving are special events that provide a treat to all. Light Up Blue Ridge starts a Christmas season that will inspire the child in all of us. Where is Fannin County -- the place you want to make your next travel destination and maybe your next home. Welcome.
I am a student-director for an organization at the University of Georgia, and we used this cabin for our group's retreat. This was the perfect get-away for our organization. The location in the mountains could not be beat, and our group had a blast playing pool, walking down to the lake to relax in the sun, or simply gathering around the living room to enjoy each others' company. The listing description was accurate, and the property was very clean and well-maintained. We had plenty of clean bedding and towels for our entire (large) group, and the kitchen supplies were well-stocked. I also felt that if we did need anything, which we didn't, I could easily contact the manager and find a solution to whatever problem we were having. Communication was great, and our trip went quite smoothly thanks to good directions and customer service. We cooked all of our meals at the cabin, so it was very convenient to have a Food Lion right down the road when we went grocery shopping on the first night. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone wishing to get away in the mountains with friends or family. It was the perfect spot for our student group that weekend!
Bench and Bar was the perfect getaway for my wife, myself, and our three children. It is amazing how much room there is in the cabin. We could have brought another family with us and had room to spare. The kids loved the basement and the room of twin beds. The master bedroom is very roomy. In the evenings, we enjoyed the pool table. The cabins was clean and well appointed. It had everything we needed. We didn't try out the hot tub, but it certainly looked inviting. Blue Ridge is a wonderful town and we explored every inch of it and the surrounding areas. If you love waterfalls like we do, there are some great hikes. We saw Amicalola Falls, Long Creek Falls, Desoto Falls, and went to the top of Brasstown Bald. Of course, no trip to Blue Ridge is complete without a visit to Mercier Orchards. We had a wonderful fall family weekend and made some priceless memories at the Bench and Bar. We will definitely recommend this cabin to our friends.
This was my first trip to Blue Ridge Ga. And this cabin did not disappoint!! The owners directions to the property were spot on and we easily found the cabin, even though it was in a very secluded area. As soon as we pulled into the private road the cabin laid right in front of us. As we entered we found the cabin was very clean and felt like I was walking into a family members home. It was very warm and inviting. There were just the two of us and found the cabin would be great for a large family getaway. there were plenty of beds spread out over the house that if we had been in a large group it would not feel over crowded. The kitchen was well stocked with all we needed to cook. Waking up with our morning coffee on the screened in porch was very relaxing. the temp. dipped down to 25 degrees on the second morning of our trip so we move our coffee into the sun room and still were able to enjoy the beautiful scenery. The lake was just a 2 min walk down the path to the dock. We really enjoyed the hot tub, and the pool table. The fire pit in the yard made a great place to enjoy an outdoor dinner by fire light. We took a ride on the scenic railroad and spent time holiday shopping at so many of the wonderful shops downtown. We even took in a movie at the Drive in movie theater. Everything was just a really short drive from the cabin, which was very nice. We were able to see plenty of wild life that made for some great pictures. At check out everything was a breeze, hauling the trash off wasn't much of a chore because the collection point was just up the road on the way into town. it really was the perfect fall getaway, and we are looking forward to taking another trip back real soon.
I was very disappointed in our stay. The lake can NOT be seen from the cabin, there is absolutely no privacy, (you have a great view of the neighbor's house from the hot tub) and the lowest level area, where all the twin bed are placed, smelled of mold. The laundry room was covered in mold, along with the extra sheets, towels and blankets that are stored there.
The 3 generations of our family very much enjoyed our time on Lake Blue Ridge and at this cabin. There are other cabins the in the area, but we never saw anyone. The cabin was easy to reach and there was plenty of parking. Our grandsons enjoyed watching the deer and turkeys. There was room for everyone, but the cabin is not huge. We especially enjoyed making a fire in the fire circle and watching the lightening bugs. Our host provided directions that were easy to follow. The cabin was clean and well decorated. Not too much, but enough. The cabin did not have internet but our cell phones worked great. Mercier Orchards is a must for any visitor and we enjoyed the burgers at Sue’s. We hope to go back this fall. This cabin is great for people who do not want to be too far out and like being on paved roads. It was great for our family. My husband and I enjoyed morning walks and our coffee on the screened porch.
The Aska Trails Area is a hiking-mountain bicycling trail system 17.0 miles in length developed on Aska Road. Trails range in length from 1.0 mile to 5.5 miles and are open to the public year around. Trails ascend to near 3200 feet, providing vistas of mountain ridges and descend to the shores of Lake Blue Ridge. Historic Blue Ridge and McCaysville offer specialty shops and galleries for fine furnishings, art, antiques and unique crafted items. Artists are especially attracted to live and work in the Georgia mountains because the peace and quiet, misty mountains and clear starry nights provide time, tranquility and inspiration for creating wonderful art, from tradition art and craft to contemporary painting and sculpture. Mercier Orchards, one of the largest apple orchards in the southeast, grows 50 varieties of apples and makes delicious fried pies, apple cider doughnuts and apple bread from scratch. The cabin is located adjacent to Lake Blue Ridge and has a private dock in the cove, with a swim ladder at the end and mooring for two boats on either side of the swim dock. Lake Blue Ridge is 3,300 acres and has 100 miles of shoreline. A Georgia fishing license is required. On the Southern most lake is where walleye can be caught, but in general, the lake is known for its white bass and small mouth bass fishing. Fannin County is the Trout Capitol of Georgia and there are numerous locations for fly fishing also. Blue Ridge’s Swan Drive-In is one of three remaining drive-in theaters In Georgia. Whether it's playing pool or Monopoly in your cabin, hiking to a waterfall, going to a festival or the Swan Drive-in, the best thing about visiting Georgia's Blue Ridge is spending quality time with family and friends. Take the kids on a Geocaching adventure, using your GPS to find hidden treasures, which can be downloaded from the Fannin County Welcome Center’s website. With 106,000 acres of the Chattahoochee National Forest in the county, Georgia's Blue Ridge has countless opportunities for outdoor fun. Go hiking to one of our local waterfalls. Float the beautiful Toccoa River, or go rafting on the exciting Ocoee River. Rent a pontoon or a jet ski on Lake Blue Ridge, or swim off the dock. Go horseback riding on forested trails or on a zipline adventure through the trees. Blue Ridge's mountain top canopy experience. Zipline Canopy Tours of Blue Ridge is located on 165 acres of beautiful countryside, only six miles from downtown Blue Ridge. And if those aren't high enough for you, see the beauty of the mountains from the best view in town with Blue Ridge Helicopter Tours. The Sweet Shoppe, winner of “Cupcake Wars” is a great way to treat yourself. Many excellent restaurants offer traditional southern fare, as well as excellent German and Italian. Winery tours and Hard Cider tours are also available. Self guided tours are an excellent way to see the area and maps can be downloaded via the Fannin County Chamber or picked up locally. Treat the entire family to a step back in time at the Swan Drive In, bring your blanket or chairs and watch the latest release under the stars. While many people make the journey to Blue Ridge, McCaysville and Fannin County for our natural attractions, there are many cool places and experiences to make your visit more fun! You will fall in love with the authentic mountain towns of Blue Ridge and McCaysville. The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway begins its journey at the historic Blue Ridge Depot and winds its way along the Toccoa River to McCaysville, twin city to Copperhill, Tenn. Don’t miss Mercier Orchards, largest apple orchard in the southeast and home of the best fried apple pie anywhere. With 106,000 acres of the Chattahoochee National Forest in the county, Georgia's Blue Ridge has countless opportunities for outdoor fun. Go hiking to one of our local waterfalls. Float the beautiful Toccoa River, or go rafting on the exciting Ocoee River. Rent a pontoon or a jet ski on Lake Blue Ridge, or swim at Morganton Point. Catch a trophy trout; Fannin County is the Trout Capital of Georgia. Go horseback riding on forested trails or on a zipline adventure through the trees. Arts & Culture are alive and growing like kudzu in the mountains of north central Georgia, and just lately there's more live entertainment and music in our mountain towns. The Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, one of the finest in Georgia Mountains, has the goal of making Blue Ridge one of the Top 100 Art Towns in America. The Blue Ridge Community Theater has a new theater and a full calendar of productions for 2015, including a live music schedule. Downtown Blue Ridge has become known for the quality of its art galleries and fine specialty shops, and just recently new restaurants have added a little new nightlife to the area.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Escape to the Mountains
Mar 29 2015 - May 16 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
2 night minimum stay
May 18 2015 - Aug 30 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee Per Stay||$150|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Notes||Our damage deposit is either a credit card authorization or a separate check. We hold check / authorization and return unran/deposited unless there is smoking, damage or pets. Tax is not assessed on the security deposit.|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.