|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.
Left on Jan 19, 2017 for a stay in Jan 2017
My husband and I just spent a week here and the owners have thought of everything and are very helpful. We did not want to leave, the view and location was perfect the cabin was amazing. We are already planing to stay here again. Thank you Carl and Ester.
The cabin and the view was amazing. The owners were very kind and always making sure we were comfortable and didn't need anything. We will definitely be back.
This was our 4th visit to Choestoe Sanctuary! At first, we booked it because it was only 4 miles from our son's home, but now we plan our visits to see our son and family around the availability of this wonderful cabin. It is perfect for the two of us, yet roomy enough to have their family of 5 over for dinner. The grand kids love it and even their parents tell us how comfortable they feel there. SPECIAL NOTE check in before you shop for groceries! There is always a good supply of salt, pepper, spices and condiments. Sometimes, previous renters will leave unused K cups, sugar and various other non-perishables. It is an easy drive to Blairsville, Helen and Cleveland and there are maps and brochures available in the cabin for information on local attractions. We are looking forward to our return. Thanks Carl and Esther!!
Well kept and clean, owners very accessible and flexible. Will come back.
This was the best stay anywhere, we travel to the smokey mountains about 5 times a year and I will say this was the best stay ever, frank stopped by bringing extra wood for the fire place because it was suppose to snow that night Carl kept in touch making sure we were ok and everything was fine, the cabin was like a home away from home, it was very comfortable and cozy, the view was beautiful looking out the window and seeing the mountains as a morning wake up was breath taking, the area has so much to offer a short drive to Helen, Blue Ridge, Vogel state park many falls and so much more, I love the outdoors but it was always great to come back to the cabin and relax, and relaxing is something you can do there, sitting by the fire at night was so peaceful, we had snow while we were there the Grand kids loved it, I am happy to say it was the perfect vacation, Thank you so much Carl and Ester. your place is the best I have ever seen and I will return, Carl your caring as much as you do shows me so much of what kind of people you are that ment so much to me and Melissa, Thank you again for being apart of such a wonderful memory.
Immaculate, comfortable, tastefully decorated, no detail overlooked and gorgeous views!!!
What a beautiful peaceful property and cozy cabin. The views were so beautiful to wake up to every morning and see every evening as the sun set. Even though it was cold, which we wanted, we did get to enjoy sitting on the swing in the quiet, looking out into the mountains and fields. The cabin was very clean and had so many extra things that you would have in your own home. Loved the comfortable beds and furniture too. We loved having a wood burning fireplace and used it every night, which made the cabin extra cozy, as we sat and read. The firewood is right there for you to use too. How blessed we we're to find this cabin at such a great rate and beautiful location. The owners are such gracious people and so helpful. We will definitely be back again real soon!
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.