|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Esther and I wanted to make it affordable and after reading our many reviews, you will understand why are guests were surprised by what we offer. 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.
Update- we just installed a dishwasher on July 7th, 2015 for our guests, of almost 100 reviews only one had mentioned not having this but....
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.
'Our grandson made this tour for us'
Esther and I have been married over 25 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
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 obtain furniture from the local shops.
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.
“Carlyle makes you feel like a long awaited friend or family member. His lovely place is as cozy as it could possibly be. The fire pit drew the citified indoor girls outdoors. I spent more time outside than I have since my forced "camps" in the military. The time just flew. None of us wanted to leave. We absolutely loved watching the cattle and horses. I watched a calf running and playing w/ its mom, a really sweet sight. The neat thing is the decor and implements are not the standard cabin stuff. They aren't thrift store rejects or yard sale specials. It's NOT a mish-mash of half-heartedly compiled stuff from the basement. Its lovely,comfy, and fully usable. The condiments n such in the fridge made it easy to cook w/o buying all the little extras I forgot when packing. We left a few ice creams to join the wide variety of treats already there. We didn't lack a thing to cook every meal there. None of us wanted to leave, and we hope to return very soon.”
We have had the privilege of renting Choestoe Sanctuary on four different occasions. This lovely cabin has everything one needs for a comfortable and peaceful retreat in the Georgia mountains. Carl and Esther have continually updated the furnishings/amenities both inside and out. Their cabin's view of Brasstown Bald is lovely whether early in the morning or as the sun is beginning set. The view can be accessed from the master bedroom balcony, the first floor screened porch or the Amish swing in the yard. An ample supply of firewood is available for the outdoor fire pit and the living room fireplace. The property is conveniently located near many scenic highways, state parks and hiking trails. The towns of Blairsville, Blue Ridge and Hiawassee are no more than 30 minutes away for those who enjoy shopping and dining out. If traveling the back roads and seeing the natural surroundings are to your liking, there are many scenic drives in north Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee. Carl and Esther are wonderful hosts and make every effort to insure your stay is a pleasant one. We are so thankful we found their cabin in the woods.
The house was stocked, ready to go & beautiful.
We just returned from a fabulous week at Choestoe Sanctuary. It is everything and more that other people have said. Carl and Esther are wonderful and very helpful. The cabin was equipped with everything you need just bring food. It is convenient to many attractions, hiking,
sightseeing and just relaxing. We had a wonderful time and will return if back in that area. I will also being tells family and friends about this
The property was as advertised. It was very clean and well - equipped. The view from the swing is incredible.
Overall the experience was a good one.
This was a wonderful week for us. The location was just right for all of our family to come visit during the week. The cabin is absolutely beautiful. It is such a blessing to have the opportunity to get away to a very nice vacation spot at an affordable price. Carl and Esther are fantastic hosts, and were so gracious in responding to any questions we had. We did not need Frank, but it was also very comforting to know that there was someone nearby that we could call on if need be. I loved getting my morning coffee and just sitting on the porch reading my book before anyone else awoke. The day at Vogel State Park and Bear Hair Trail was good (except for hiking up a mountain in a driving rainstorm). We really loved our day in Helen also (lazy tubing and shopping). Pappy's was fun, but missed out on the BBQ (closed the whole month of August). We were there an entire week and could easily have stayed longer. We would highly recommend Choestoe Sanctuary to anyone wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle for a while. Our family will definitely be back. Thank you Carl and Esther for a great vacation.
Our cabin is located in the desirable area known as Choestoe Hills overlooking the Trackrock Valley. We are not a cheap cabin, just affordable!
There are approximately ten (10) cabins in this area and only three 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 Applachian 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 all very close.
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 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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Clean Fee||$70 + Tax|
We do offer specials for last minute getaways when the cabin is not booked. Please we do not allows pets.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.