This is an unusual family home built in the 70's, impeccably maintained by my family, offered for the first time to rent. Direct paved access in the Chattahoochee Nature Preserve in the Aska Adventure Area, the cottage has two running creeks, mountain and valley views, large screened porch and sleeping area with two large private bedrooms(one king, one queen), comfortable upscale living room and dining room furnishings with full kitchen and laundry room. Large spa retreat bathroom with extra powder room. All recently painted and refurnished with original art, antiques and amenities such as three flat screen TV's, DVD, CD, Stereo System(s), Gas Grill, unlimited long distance and wireless internet with laptop and printer.
I'm a native Atlantan and live and work in the city. I recently inherited this cottage after my mother passed away last March. Renovating and updating this special place that my parents held dear to their hearts has been a labor of love. It has a new tin roof, new paint inside and out and has been furnished with family antiques and original art collected over a life time of several generations. It is my gift to you.
My mother was a city girl, a perfectionist and loved to entertain. My father was from Cleveland, Georgia and this cottage was the compromise between Atlanta city life and the simple peace of the Smoky Mountains that my father craved. They spent most Summers and Fall in the mountains every year, with my mother quietly nesting and planting flowers throughout the property and my father fishing, reading and cooking. They developed friends all over the mountain and regularly hosted parties at the cottage. I've hired a local housekeeper who is within walking distance to maintain and care for the property.
Unlike many mountain retreats, Blue Ridge Escape has fully paved access, high speed wireless and satellite dish television with three phones featuring unlimited long distance and local calls. No other houses are within view and the heavily wooded property gives the feeling that you are in a tree house, with the sound of running water from the two creeks nearby. The cottage is ideal for romantic weekends(for one or two couples), ladies & friends weekends away, working vacations and entertaining. Amenities such as the load ramp for the Toccoa river are within ten minutes from your door. Its a great place to hike, bike and stroll with excellent views of nearby farms and fields. The mist from the mountains in the morning air give the place a mystical feel.