Close River frontage with dock and private 3 acres on the Toccoa River
About Ann Merry
I was born in Atlanta as was most of my family and enjoyed the 'big city' for many years but North Georgia and its rivers and mountains were always an important part of my childhood and youth as my family loved rivers, canoeing and kayaking. We spent much time in the mountains and the rivers. I guess that's why I have finally moved here to North Georgia to live and have enjoyed this area for many years. That's me and Eva in the picture at the River! I think she's going to be a natural paddler and she already loves the water!
Ann Merry purchased this Cottage in 1998
Why Ann Merry chose Mineral Bluff
On a beautiful Sunday afternoon in 1980 my husband and I decided to take a drive to the North Georgia mountains and ended up having a lovely picnic on the banks of the Toccoa River. We fell in love with the area and the next week went back and bought the land where we had our lovely picnic that afternoon. We camped on the property for many years and my family has had, and continue to have, many wonderful memories in this amazing place. In 1997 Merry Rose Cottage was built. I named her Merry Rose after my dear mother Mary Rose.
What makes this Cottage unique
Merry Rose Cottage is a magical place that will always be part of me and my family and we are pleased that others are enjoying it now as well. There are so many things to do all around the cottage; of course the River is the best part to me but there are so many activities close by even though you feel totally away from everything when you're at the cottage. We are also located within an easy drive to many wonderful wineries and wine tasting venues that you will love. There's hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, zip lining, lake activities on Lake Blue Ridge, golf, tennis; just about everything! Of course the cottage is just wonderful to enjoy staying in and experiencing the the peace and quiet! ( Along cooking some delicious and cozy dinners on the river!
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We had a wonderful time at this lovely cottage. It was very charming and had a beautiful scenic view of the river. The accommodations were wonderful, very clean and comfortable. Ann went out of her way with special touches to make us feel at home. We enjoyed tubing down the river, even passing by the cottage. Enjoyed the shopping and restaurants in Blue Ridge. This was a perfect getaway for us!
Wonderful Toccoa River location
We spent three weeks here and loved sitting by the water, watching the tubers float by, having the geese sit on the boulders grooming themselves. Also loved hearing the train come by, blowing the whistle. The house is comfortable with a nice new bathroom. The master needs to have a dresser for clothing and additional space to hang clothes. The second bedroom has both of those, so we were required to walk back and forth. Small inconvenience, but when staying for three weeks it was a nuisance. The kitchen has most everything needed, although a crockpot would be nice. We loved exploring the mountains, but were happy to come back to the river for the peace that it offered. The major issue was the road leading to the house, as it is gravel and full of potholes. Ann told us that the homeowners along the road would not come to agreement as to having it repaired, which is most unfortunate for those who have to traverse it. All in all it was a very nice vacation.
Taccoa River retreat
Merry Rose cottage is an idyllic, well-decorated retreat that offers beautiful scenery and peace and quiet! We enjoyed watching and listening to the river, seeing wildlife, and fishing. We recommend this for people who enjoy luxury and modern amenities combined with the solitude of nature.
The home was welcoming and everything indicated was above and beyond. Seven days of rest, fun, hiking, reading, visiting the many Waterfalls and towns - we could have easily stayed a month. Thank you Ann!
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We will be back
Relaxing and secluded stay
Great getaway..close enough to enjoy the sites but secluded and quiet too!
It was nice having you visit and I'm glad you enjoyed your time with Merry Rose . It would be a pleasure to have you visit again!
The cottage is located on the banks of The Toccoa River, which, for you fishermen, the trout fishing is the greatest! Lots of beautiful Rainbows and Browns have been caught right there in our backyard!
And, for you paddlers, we have whitewater for everyone! Class II to Class IV Rivers all abound! Of course the Toccoa is gentle enough (Class II) for a tranquil paddle or float down to Horseshoe Bend Park or if you want something a tad more challenging you can put in at Curtis Switch a few miles upstream and paddle or tube down to the Cottage and have lunch or dinner before you go into town or just settle down for a lovely evening cooking and enjoying a pleasant relaxing evening together on the River. However, if you are in the mood to go out, we have fantastic new and established restaurants a short 20 minutes away in Blue Ridge. Also, new to Blue Ridge, there is the new Blue Ridge Mountain Food Tours that will give you a taste of some of the best places to eat found in Blue Ridge. If you love eating, exploring & having fun, these culinary tours offer you the flavorful experience you may be looking for! Guests staying at Merry Rose Cottage may use promo code: "merryrose" for a healthy discount!