CHOESTOE SANCTUARY IN A PEACEFUL AND TRANQUIL SETTING-COME RELAX!

Esther or Carl

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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CHOESTOE SANCTUARY IN A PEACEFUL AND TRANQUIL SETTING-COME RELAX!

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2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms providing the most awesome views!

We listened to our guests so we added a Keurig B60 coffee system for 2013, bring your favorite K Cups and enjoy the beautiful view on the decks! In Aug of 2014 we converted to a fiber internet connection with speeds of 20mbps down and 10mbps up This beautiful, recently renovated cabin sits on 1+ acre of wooded land on the side of a hill overlooking the Trackrock Valley. Off in the distance, the tallest point in Georgia (4,784 ft) can be seen - Brasstown Bald Mountain and directly beneath the first and second deck, one can see a winding country road that passes a white-steepled church. You can hear cows calling out to each other and many other peaceful sounds as you drink that first morning cup of coffee on the lower deck or a cup of hot chocolate around the new fire pit. A new Amish glider was placed on the deck off the master bedroom allowing you to sit and enjoy the view.

It's hard to believe that only two hours northeast of the hustling and bustling noise of Atlanta, you can find such a tranquil setting and the opportunity to escape. Town is not that far as the picturesque town of Blairsville is only eight (8) miles away. You will pass over some of the most beautiful country you will ever see as you make your way over the winding road that leads to Blairsville.

Surrounding area: There is much to see and/or do. This is a photographer's dream ... so many beautiful pictures to capture! We have seen the Dogwood season begin to open on the mountain, a red-headed woodpecker hammering out a meal, graceful deer leap across our path and the neighbors tell us that we will see our share of black bears.

You are only minutes from Vogel State Park, Brasstown Bald, Helton Creek Falls, and the Appalachian Trail. Hiking trails are close by, horseback riding at the Trackrock Stables, tubing at Pappy's and in Helen, digging for gold in Dahlonega, boating and fishing at Notelly Lake, shopping at the Premium Outlet Mall (woo hoo!), swimming at Vogel State Park, jogging in Meeks Park, and in the Fall... the changing of the leaves and the local festivals.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djb3YDDmIbA 'Our grandson made this tour for us'

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Esther or Carl (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2011
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About Esther or Carl

Esther and I have been married over 24 years and we love people as each person is unique. Have you ever sat in the Atlanta airport and watch people as they walk by, observe their manners, and gestures.

We have met the nicest people who have become our guests and many have provided insight into how we can better accommodate future guests which is what this is about. Many are just wanting to 'pay the mortgage', this is not an issue with us as we really desire to please our guests.

Esther or Carl purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Esther or Carl chose Blairsville

It was a foreclosure and when we walked through the door on Valentines Day 2011 and pulled back the drapes and saw the view, it was 'love at first sight'.

We then started to mold the cabin to our liking as Esther started to pick out the color of paint and obtained furniture from the local shops.

What makes this cabin unique

Choestoe Sanctuary is close to all the natural points of interest and provides a peaceful haven to rest and reflect. I am sure tthe reviews highlight this fact. Everything was added as though we were going to live here all the time as many places provide cheap items, we have not. Each time we vacation there we add sometime new.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a wonderful time, we enjoyed the cabin it was very clean and gave us a feeling of home. The view from the cabin was beautiful. We would definitely love to visit again sometime in the future.
Jun 2014
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 69 traveler reviews

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Choestoe Sanctuary in a peaceful and tranquil setting-Come Relax!
average rating of 4.8985505 based on 69 reviews
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Choestoe Sanctuary in a peaceful and tranquil setting-Come Relax!
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Blairsville North Georgia Mountains
Villa Rica GA
5

Awesome Experience! We Loved Choestoe Sanctuary!

  • 5 of 5
From start to finish the entire experience renting Choestoe Sanctuary was PERFECT! Our family doesn't vacation very often so we are not used to renting places.... anxiety about renting (and not knowing if we made a good decision about where to stay) was definitely high. But Carl and Esther made the experience so easy and perfect and wonderful. The cabin was exactly as promised and had everything we needed. The view is amazing. I took morning photos, afternoon photos, and evening photos. The surrounding mountain views are just fabulous and since we are from the Atlanta area, we do not get to see such pretty countryside very often. I wrote in the guest book everything we did while in Blairsville... like walking the trail and playing in the waterfall at Vogel State Park, going to the top of Brasstown Bald, tubing and shopping in Helen, tubing and gold/gem mining in Dahlonega, eating at Jim's Smokin' Que, shopping at Alexanders (and Ingles...that is a super nice grocery store!)..the list goes on and on... Choestoe Sanctuary was the perfect place to rest our heads at night after an exciting and fun filled day of breathing fresh mountain air and exploring what Blairsville and the surrounding areas have to offer. One of the best vacations I have ever had. Thanks so much to Carl and Esther for Choestoe Sanctuary. We will definitely be repeat customers. I am already planning my next trip.
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Natasha,
Thank you for your kind words and the depth of your review. Esther and I are glad the cabin provided you and your family with a vacation to remember.

We have been lucky in having great guests such as you and your family and looking forward to your return. We have many repeat guests and just had our first guest who had returned for her third visit and she is planning her fourth.

All our guests rave about Jims and he is rated one of the top ten in the US. I can taste those ribs as I write.

Regards,
Carl and Esther
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Blairsville North Georgia Mountains
5

Great Cabin and Stay in Blairesville

  • 5 of 5
Great stay at Choestoe Sanctuary. The cabin is very comfortable with everything you need to relax and enjoy the great view and peaceful setting. Carl and Esther have created a perfect place to get away from it all while being within a few miles of a nice little town. We really enjoyed our stay and highly recommend it. The other outstanding feature is the technology that has been added to the cabin. The internet speed is outstanding and there is also a ROKU box for those that enjoy watching NetFlix or Hulu.
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you and your family enjoyed our cabin and look forward having you back as our guests. It is interesting reading what aspects stand out and it depends who is writing the review.

I know you are an engineer and it falls in line with you writing about the technology upgrade in the cabin. All these reviews matter to future guests and afford them the information they need to for their stay.

Carl and Esther
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Choestoe Sanctuary in a peaceful and tranquil setting-Come Relax!
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+1 321 953-6140
Blairsville North Georgia Mountains
5

Get in touch with your inner self....

  • 5 of 5
Choestoe was so much more than a "place" for me........It was a much needed, long overdue "experience". The tranquil peace which I found there helped put me back in touch with a much younger, too-long-absent version of ME! My sister and I enjoyed the cozy comfort of the cabin itself, the beauty of the breath-taking view, and the luxury of doing as little as we chose on any given day. We giggled like little girls every night after going to bed. Something we haven't done in decades.Sharing secrets in the dark and telling old stories that need to be re-lived in our hearts and minds.

Carl was amazingly kind and considerate and helped walk me through the new process of "borrowing" someone's prized vacation cabin. He went out of his way for us on more than one occasion. He has earned a place in my heart and mind as one of the most "authentically genuine" kind humans ever to cross the path of my life.

It hasn't even been a month and I've already looked into going back...........Only to find it's booked up. Good for whomever "won the prize"..........I hope you'll enjoy it as much as we did.

I recommend this place and these owners as one of the best experiences of my life. And someday, I hope to return to the welcoming comfort of Choestoe.
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary,
Thank you for taking the time in providing insight during your stay at our cabin. These reviews are looked at by potentials guests and carry weight. I have heard many comments such as “we chose your cabin based on your reviews”.
You have struck at the heart of why we called the cabin “Sanctuary”, and this came in the beginning as others would either comment in reviews or send an email. This lets Esther and I know “we are providing for our guests needs”!
Sorry we were already booked in October as some will book as soon as the website will allow them to book. We look forward having you as our guests again,
Carl and Esther
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Choestoe Sanctuary in a peaceful and tranquil setting-Come Relax!
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Blairsville North Georgia Mountains
5

This place is amazing.

  • 5 of 5
We had an amazing getaway here at the Choestoe Sanctuary. From start to finish we really enjoyed ourselves. The cabin was so accommodating. We have stayed several places and the amenities here went above and beyond. We would without a doubt make the trip and return here again.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you and your husband and parents had a great time. We look forward to your return and enjoying all the area has to offer.
business
Choestoe Sanctuary in a peaceful and tranquil setting-Come Relax!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p911168
+1 321 953-6140
Blairsville North Georgia Mountains
5

Beautiful cabin.. Gorgeous view...

  • 5 of 5
It was everything we were looking for. Nice and very clean cabin. We particularly liked the screened in deck. Very quiet. I will definitely stay there again.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Diane for the review We love sitting out on the screened in deck in the morning, drinking coffee and looking at the fog over the valley toward the mountains. We look forward having you as our guests again.

Carl
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Choestoe Sanctuary in a peaceful and tranquil setting-Come Relax!
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Blairsville North Georgia Mountains
5

The Perfect Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5
Over the past 7 years, I have spent part of every Spring in the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains. This year, the Choestoe Sanctuary stay during the month of May, was the highlight of the entire vacation.
The online description definitely did NOT do it justice. The "cabin" itself, is lovely two-story home which boasts decks on ALL sides of the structure. It's cozy decor and up-to-date technology provides all the comforts of home in a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere. Choestoe Sanctuary is conveniently located to lakes, rivers, parks and historic sites, as well as tourist favorites, shopping and entertainment. Gorgeous views of the countryside are a bonus and are provided 24-7 at no charge!
Carl and Esther own this beautiful vacation home and keep it as if they lived there. They are constantly updating and upgrading the home, so you'll find all the amenities and conveniences you might have added yourself if you owned the place. They are only a phone call away if you have any questions or needs, and are extremely prompt in responding.
To sum it all up, this is one of THE nicest vacation spots I've ever experienced and it's run by two of the nicest folks you could ever meet.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: From this glowing review I believe I need to have you write a new description of our cabin! Esther and I are glad you found the charms of our cabin and all the natural resources this area has to offer.

One works hard to make sure guests have what they need to enjoy themselves and from your review we take pride knowing we have.

Since your stay in May we have also updated the carpet downstairs and also changed internet providers and gone from 3mb DSL to 20mb fiber.

We look forward having you back next year and glad you had chosen our cabin for the entire month of May.

Carl and Esther
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Map

Map

Cook's Country Kitchen
"Great for breakfast, lunch and home style dinners!"
Brasstown Bald
"Many guests have written in our local guests book what a great time they had on this mountai..."
Ingles Market
Vogel State Park
"We have had such a great time at this park and it is only 6 miles from our cabin. There is a..."
Monte Alban Restaurante
Aviator Cafe
"Thinking about this cafe makes my mouth water. We stop there everytime we are at the cabin a..."
Nearest Airport
95 Miles
Atlanta
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Blairsville-Butternut Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Jim's Smokin Que 'Awesome Ribs' and Pappy's
Car: necessary

Our cabin is located in the desirable area known as Choestoe Hills overlooking the Trackrock Valley.

There are approximately ten (10) cabins in this area and only two are available to the public for renting.

Blairsville is 8 miles away with its many thrift stores, consignment and antique shops. For the serious shopper, the Premium Outlet Mall is about an hour away and Atlanta and Asheville, NC are two hours away. Helen, GA is about an hour away with its many Christmas stores for shopping.

Blairsville was recently selected as one of the Applachian Trail towns with the Trail close by.

Pappy's, just down the road, has water tubing ... you can actually see the tubers go by as you sit and have your meal.

You will fall in love with this area and its people ... Southern hospitality is a reality in Blairsville!

Other Activities: White water rafting, many waterfalls, hiking trails, the beautiful Vogel State Park with its many trails, lake and water falls and the Appalachian Trail are not far away.

Golf: There are two golf courses within 10 miles... Butternut Creek Golf Course is a favorite and you will find a brochure inside the cabin.

Ski: Sky Valley, NC

This is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes away.

Fishing- this would be Southern Highroads Outfitters in Blairsville http://southernhighroadsoutfitters.com/ I had a guest who hired a guide for an awesome 4 hours fly fishing lesson and loved it. They are great people and my guest's wife texted me about all the fish he caught.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Blairsville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Rate
Apr 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$70
From
$75
Fri,Sat
$465
$1,650
 
 
Winter Special
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$59
$315
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$65
From
$70
Fri,Sat
$398
$1,460
 

Additional information about rental rates

Clean Fee $70 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes We do offer specials for last minute getaways when the cabin is not booked. Please we do not allows pets.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Blairsville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1115 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Ducted Heating
  • Living Area
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Fireplace ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , sink
  • The half bath downstairs has a toilet and sink and also has a new washer and dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Two twin beds
    Great room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps two-Broyhill
  • Each bedroom is a good size with the master having a computer desk and a wireless printer. A huge walk-in closet provides lots of space. Hangars are provided. The deck off the master has an Amish glider with a beautiful quiet view. From here you can look out over the Trackrock Valley toward the mountains.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Golf ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Child's Swing
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • festivals
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf privileges optional
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
Smoking is permitted outside the cabin only; smoking inside may incur a special cleaning charge of $250.00. We have installed Dish Network HD with a new Vizio 32 inch HD TV in the great room. We also added a 19 inch HD TV in the master bedroom. There also is a ROKU XS. With this unit you will find Angry Birds, besides the other free stations that are supported. This unit also has an USB port, you can either bring your own movies on an external drive, or your audio files on a jump drive and enjoy the music of your choice. For additional details concerning this unit, go to www.roku.com. There also is a compact stereo with an iPod dock. A new fire pit was added in Aug. of 2011 for you to enjoy during cooler evenings. Iron and ironing board are provided. One thing I always hated was renting and not knowing what coffee filters to bring. We have a nice coffee maker and provide the cone filters. We also added a new coffee grinder in Dec. 2011.

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