We purchased this house in 2007 as a get-away retreat for our rest and relaxation. Because we soon learned that we achieved our goal, we named our home Tranquility. The primary problem that we have had is our inability to visit Big Canoe more often. We are excited to make Tranquility available to others so that they may experience the character of our home, the beauty and multiple activities available and the ambiance of Big Canoe.
We're located in the scenic foothills of the North Georgia mountains with elevations exceeding 3,000 feet. Big Canoe consists of 8,000 acres of dramatic mountain peaks and ridges, and natural woodland forests. In addition, Big Canoe is also an Audubon Society Wildlife Sanctuary where you can see deer, wild turkeys, and other wildlife at any given turn in the road.
As you enter the front door of our charming house, you'll start smiling when you are greeted by the lovely decor and beautiful artwork. You will immediately feel so at ease, that you will want to kick-off your shoes, lean back in one of the comfortable sofas, and just enjoy the flavor of this home. You might also decide to take a short drive around Big Canoe to see the fitness center, well manicured golf course, outdoor pools, sandy beach and a lake that is stocked and available for immediate fishing. If you are a fisherman, please don't forget your fishing permit or you may purchase one here!
Upon entering our home, you will experience the Great Room that has a lovely sitting area with a stacked, rock fireplace, a 50' plasma television and home theater setup, and an adjacent computer (monitor, printer, and separate fax). The Great Room extends into the Dining Room and an open kitchen that is fully equipped and stocked with all the staples (from salt to wax paper, hot chocolate to marshmallows) that you might want or need.
Overlooking the great room is a loft which has an office with a computer with high speed internet access, as well as Wi-Fi. There is also an area where children may entertain themselves by playing some of our age appropriate games or viewing one of the dvd's in our extensive video library. If you must work while you are here, and you prefer to bring your own laptop, you can use the high speed wireless internet. There are 3 nice sized bedrooms, with one on each floor, and 3 full baths. A lovely Sun Room sits outside right off the Great Room and provides a very relaxing atmosphere. You will be able to sit on the hanging swing and listen to the sounds of the rambling creek, song of the birds, and deer rustling in the woods. There is also a deck that is just off the Great Room and is also accessible to the Sun room. There is also a gas grill provided and lovely sitting areas for your family entertaining. There is an amazing, well-equipped Exercise Room with a 50' wide screen television and a convertible full-sized futon. There are plasma televisions located in each bedroom.
We provide everything including linens, luxurious bath towels, and paper products (such as tissues, paper towels, toilet paper, garbage bags, and coffee filters), as well as laundry and dishwasher detergent. Guests will only need to provide their own meals. We have almost everything you can want in your vacation home. Tranquility is spacious enough for a big family or 3 couples; and is able to sleep comfortably 6-8 people.
If the family chef needs a well deserved break, Big Canoe has several dining options to meet your needs. Appalachia Grill, just outside the gates of Big Canoe, is a wonderful dinner option with a full bar and great wine list as well as a wide-ranging menu with something for everyone. It is definitely our top recommendation for dining out! Lake Sconti Restaurant at the Golf Club serves dinner several nights a week and a champagne brunch on Sunday. For Italian, Piazza is in the heart of Big Canoe at Wolfscratch Village and Trevi Pizzaria you decide a beautiful mountain home, containing the luxuries you are used toys located a short distance from the gate. A short distance from Big Canoe is Mary's Bread Basket that provides wonderful sandwiches, yummy bread and fabulous desserts.
No matter what activities you choose for your Big Canoe vacation, Tranquility is just what you are looking for. It is the perfect place to relax or 'escape' for a short weekend, family vacation, wedding, or reunion, 'Tranquility' at Big Canoe will be your special 'home away from home'. You will find our home a delightful & cozy getaway that takes you away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Romantic get-aways, weddings, families, and girl's get-away.
Children are welcome. Pets are welcome.
You have the opportunity to enjoy 27 championship golf holes; four hard court, four soft court, and one indoor tennis court; 20 miles of hiking trails; two outdoor & one indoor pools; a fitness center; 2 restaurants; a beach with lake swimming; a natural water slide, waterfalls; paddle boats; canoes; pontoon boats; wildlife; and fishing in a stocked lake. There are qualified lifeguards in attendance during the swimming season.You will have very easy accessibility to Gibbs Gardens, Amicalola Falls, the North Georgia Premium Outlets, antiquing and apple picking.