Life takes us all over the world, but when you need to be reminded what it feels like to be home, stop by and stay a while. Here you'll find tours of the north Georgia mountains, tastes of our tempting local fare, visits to Appalachian artists, writers, and craftsman. You'll discover hidden hiking trails and waterfalls as well as walk through wineries, shop our local merchants, and spend a day at the spa with us. Whether you are a life-time resident or a city dweller looking for a day-trip to the country, we know you will love learning about our haven in the mountains where it always Feels Like Home.Results Found: 9Monday, December 28, 2020
Blairsville-Union County is absolutely packed with scenic hiking options. Within a daytrip of Atlanta, Greenville, Chattanooga, Asheville, and even Birmingham, a distanced hiking trip is the perfect option not just for locals, but for those looking to get out of the city and into some fresh, open air. The facts that our trails feature waterfalls, the highest peak in Georgia, scenic vistas, swinging bridges, creeks, rivers, historic novelties, petroglyphs, rock-outcroppings, and exquisite flora and fauna
Sarah OlverMonday, December 21, 2020
We all know this feeling. Bulging garbage bags filled with discarded wrapping and ribbons from a bustling holiday season litter the floor of our garages while toy bins and closets strain under the weight of new gifts squeezed in with the old. Post-Christmas, we all know it is time to purge, but how in the world do we get started? For some, the task can be daunting, and for others it is so overwhelming, they simply do not get to it at all. Included in this blog are expert tips from mountain
Sarah Olver with Guest Author: Scarlett TylerTuesday, November 24, 2020
Wondering what to cook for Christmas? This year, we decided to bring you a menu offering the best of Blairsville’s chefs. From appetizer to entrée, our local chefs have come together to bring you a holiday menu fit for kings but simple and straight forward enough for any household cook to deliver to the table. From a mountain moonshine cocktail, to pecan crusted shrimp starters, to a buttermilk, deep fried chicken with butternut squash gravy, to buttery corn-cakes, to a creamy cabbage casserole, you will
Sarah OlverFriday, November 20, 2020
When your heart has a hankering to be home for the holidays and you find yourself wishing for a Hallmark Christmas, this is your guide to a small-town getaway that doesn't break the bank but promises to fill you with comfort and joy and all the holiday cheer you could ever want.
Sarah OlverSunday, November 1, 2020
With Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner, there’s no better place to satisfy your decorative senses than Blairsville-Union County. Treat yourself and your family to a tablescape homegrown in this mountain community. Indoors or out, you’ll find nothing more appetizing.
Mandie SpivakFriday, October 30, 2020
From Appalachian wine to Appalachian theater, take this tour and sip your way through a Saturday in the mountains, a delicious dinner of fine local fare, and a live show to cap off your daytrip.
Sarah OlverWednesday, September 30, 2020
We’re famous, here in the North Georgia mountains, for our leaf season. When the hayfields are given their final shave, the bales are rolled, roped, and racked up in barn lofts for winter, and the gardens have been stripped down, their soil left to sleep for winter, our mountains light up with blazing red and orange leaves.That’s what we’re famous for, but that’s not all we do here in the fall. As the air turns cool, our back-field pumpkins finish plumping up in preparation for pies, jack-o-lanterns, and
Sarah OlverTuesday, September 1, 2020
This fall finds many of us yet again choosing the socially distant option of educating our children from home. For a nation accustomed to 8 hours a day outside of the home; this predicament leaves many of us with a touch of cabin fever. Enter Road Schooling. Different from homeschooling, road schooling offers the opportunity to leave the comfort of couch and kitchen in search of new adventures. Road schooling means growing memories and an education, leaving the city and hitting the highway. If the open
Mandie Spivak, Sarah OlverTuesday, July 28, 2020
My early memories take me to the dusty patch of dirt and field off Smyrna Road where my mom taught me to pull wayward weeds from rows of green beans and potatoes. When we were old enough to pick what was ripe, my sisters and I would work alongside mom filling Hefty garbage bags and buckets full of bush beans. We hardly had to come in for lunch since we could just snack our way through the garden. Our vegetables were fresh and full of flavor. An afternoon in the garden was always an adventure. I remember