Perfect mountain getaway to beautiful Blue Ridge, Georgia

Located about 90 miles north of Atlanta, Lake Blue Ridge is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chattahoochee National Forest. (Image courtesy of Fannin County Chamber of Commerce)

I had rented cabins near Blue Ridge in the mountains in North Georgia, but never ventured into Blue Ridge. Big mistake. Downtown Blue Ridge is packed with fabulous restaurants, cute shops and art galleries.

In between eating at those amazing restaurants, I hiked to waterfalls, took a scenic train ride along the Toccoa River, got a relaxing massage at a first-class spa, explored Lake Blue Ridge and toured a riverfront golf course community.

Our four-bedroom cabin, rented from Escape to Blue Ridge, had four bedrooms, hot tub, fire pit and best of all, a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Read our story for more things to do in Blue Ridge.

– Jan Schroder, The Travel 100