Plan on Blue Ridge this Holiday Season… Where to go & what to eat when you get here.
For most families and groups the holiday season is the best opportunity to reconnect. A common logistical challenge for most is where and when? Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals has compiled helpful Thanksgiving information and some ideas that can help you find some relaxation between the holidays.
Family dynamics and logistics can oftentimes present a wonderful opportunity to escape to a cabin in the mountains. Our family celebrates up to 4 times around each holiday! Every year we manage to take the week or extended weekend before or after the actual holiday to rent a cabin and celebrate. We consider this as our gift to each other. If you are not planning to be here for Thanksgiving you should consider the weekend before or after and take advantage of one of our Blue Ridge cabin rental specials like the “3 for 2” or the “Fill in the Gap”. On the other hand if you have made plans to be in Blue Ridge over Thanksgiving we have put together some helpful dining and meal planning information…
Thanksgiving Dining Options in Blue Ridge
All of the great restaurants in Blue Ridge will be open before and after Thanksgiving Day. There are also a few restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving day or selling prepared meals including the turkey! If you are planning to order ahead be sure to order at least one week prior to your pick up day (11/14/2012).
Angelina’s Deli – Open Wed. 11/21 until 7 p.m. closed Thanksgiving Day
Offers a fantastic fully prepared meal! Taking orders week before Thanksgiving. Must pick up orders Wed. 11/21.
Tin Loong Chinese and country cooking – Open Thanksgiving Day 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.
The Village Restaurant Country Cooking – Open Thanksgiving Day 7 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Yellow Jacket Country Cooking – Open Thanksgiving Day 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Holiday Things to Do in Blue Ridge, GA
Cozy up at the cabin… Cooking a large meal or specific holiday meal can be a wonderful experience in a vacation home. All of the kitchens at rental cabins managed by Southern Comfort come fully equipped will all the basics and in some cases can be even more equipped than most full time residences. To play it safe we always recommend if you’re planning to cook that super special holiday treat, you should always consider the specialty item needed to complete your dish. Some suggestions to bring to the cabin could be a large or over sized roasting pan, food processor, pie pans, casserole dishes, turkey baster, Tupperware for leftovers and a cooler to take those prized extras home!
- Light up Blue Ridge
- Santa Train
- Hiking and Biking
- Zipline Canopy Tours
- Holiday Shopping
- Relax in a Hot tub on cool fall night
- Camp Fire Stories
- ***NEW*** Ice Skating Rink in the Downtown City Park
- Snuggle and sleep in!
Create new family traditions and memories this holiday season in Blue Ridge. We can help! Call Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals and plan your family getaway.
Spring is near and you deserve a break! We have put together a list of things to do in Blue Ridge, GA this Spring. March and early April is when the mountains begin to come alive. The sweet smell of apple blossoms and mountain laurel will soon fill the air. Pack up the family and invite your friends for a getaway and enjoy staying in one of our cozy cabins or luxurious lodges. With SO MANY great activities, it’s never too late to escape for long relaxing weekend and it’s never too expensive to stay a week! Learn more about our cabin rental specials here: Blue Ridge Cabin Rental Specials
Events and Activities in Blue Ridge, GA March 2012
Swan Drive In, Now Playing | Friday, Saturday and Sunday | Location: 651 Summit Street, downtown Blue Ridge
Double Feature – 2 movies for the price of 1, $6.00 CASH ONLY! (For traffic flow) Coming March 9th, “John Carter”, Rated PG13 Showing Friday and Saturday, March 2nd and 3rd, Double Feature – 2 movies for the price of 1, 7:15PM “Ghost Rider 2″, Rated PG13 8:45PM “The Vow”, Rated PG13 Showing Sunday, March 4th, One Show Only 7:15PM “Ghost Rider 2″, Rated PG13, Call 706-632-5235 or visit http://www.swan-drive-in.com/
Tom, Dick, and Harry | Mar 1-4, 8-11, 15-18 | Location: Blue Ridge Community Theater
Play by Ray & Michael Cooney. A goof-ball new play from the play-wright of “Run For Your Wife” and “Caught in the Net,” a side-splitting story of three brothers, Tom and his wife are about to adopt a baby. His brothers are anxious to help make a good impression on the woman from the adoption agency. Somehow Dick, Harry, two illegal aliens and a Russian mobster manage to thwart their plans in this rapid fire farce. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30PM, Sunday’s at 2:00PM. Call 706-632-9223 or visit http://www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com/
White Water Rafting | Mar 17 | Location: Ocoee River
Whitewater rafting begins it’s 2012 season on March 17th! Weekends only until May 30th and then they will run daily with the exception of Tuesdays and Wednesdays through August. The Ocoee River has become the most popular whitewater rafting adventure in America with continuous rapids and many play spots for miles of endless fun and adventure. Learn more about Ocoee Whitewater Rafting or start your adventure today by contacting Raft One to book your Ocoee River Rafting Trip
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway opens for the season | Mar 17 | Location: Downtown Blue Ridge
The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway begins it’s 15th season. The regular 4 hour, 26 mile round trip winds along the beautiful Toccoa River in vintage climate controlled or open air railcars. The relaxing ride starts at the historic depot, built in 1905 in downtown Blue Ridge, then stops for a layover in the quaint sister towns of McCaysville, GA and Copperhill, TN where visitors have a 2 hour layover; plenty of time to eat lunch, shop for unique crafts and antiques, snack on ice cream or explore.
Tickets may be purchased on-line or call the ticket office. The ticket depot is located across the street from the Blue Ridge Adventure Center. 877-413-8724 or visit http://brscenic.com/
Youth Art Show | Mar 6 | Location: Art Center, downtown Blue Ridge
“Art Shapes the Earth” opening reception from 4:30PM to 6:30PM in the Richard Low Evans gallery. Each year The Art Center devotes gallery space to showcase the creativity of our youth. Schools across the county coordinate with The Art Center to exhibit art created by their students. The exhibit will remain on display until March 23rd. For more information call 706-632-2144 or visit http://blueridgearts.net/default.aspx
2012 Blue Ridge Writers Conference | Mar 30-31 | Location: Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
Join us March 30th and 31st at the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association in downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia. Acclaimed novelist Amy Greene will kick off the conference with a keynote address about her work and her novel, Bloodroot. Many other speakers will also be attending. Writers will learn to hone their skills and expand their markets at the 2012 Blue Ridge Writers’ Conference the weekend of March 30th and 31st in Blue Ridge, Georgia at the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association location. A reception on Friday, March 30th, will be open to the public.
Live Music is Better | Mar 31 | Location: Blue Ridge Community Theater
You don’t want to miss this! A well-known actor and singer/songwriter, Ronny’s career ascended to acclaim with his role in the movie Deliverance. Most will recall his guitar playing in the “Dueling Banjo’s” scene. He has since seen continual career achievements in numerous Movie and TV roles. 2012 will be the 40th year anniversary for the release of Deliverance. As part of this event, Ronny has written a book recounting his experiences in the filming of the movie. Pre-release copies of the book will be available. This will be a very special event for the theater and community! http://ronnycox.com Show starts at 7:30PM. Visit theater website and click on “Live Music is Better” tab to purchase tickets. For more information call 706-632-9223 or visit http://www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com
Upcoming Events and Activities in Blue Ridge, GA April 2012
Blue Ridge Adventure Race | Apr 14 | Location: Blue Ridge
the 2012 Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure Race returns to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia! This year’s race offers 2 races. The Sport Race will be 4-6 hours and a longer Elite Race which is 6-10 hours. There will be festivities and a celebration during and after the race in Downtown Blue Ridge. Spectators can arrive early to enjoy music and and an exciting finish as racers complete the race. Note to racers, Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals has cabin rentals in the Aska Adventure Area. More details are available on our blog about The Blue Ridge Adventure Race
Season’s Offering From The Blue Ridge Mountains…
As the holiday season takes hold and we move into a time of year that gives us an opportunity to gather with friends and family Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals would like to add some food for thought to your table with some AMAZING OFFERS! Share Blue Ridge with your friends and family and take advantage of these exclusive holiday offers from your trusted source for vacation homes!
Facebook Promotion… During the month of December “like” Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals on facebook and comment or share a picture from Blue Ridge and you will be entered to win a 2 night stay at Choctaw Mountain Lodge. Comment and “Share” our Facebook page with your friends and your name will be entered twice! So, a new “like” that comments and then “shares” our page will be entered 3 times!!! We will add all the names to a drawing which will be filmed in Blue Ridge and posted to the winner’s wall in January. What a great way to start 2012. This promotion ends 12/31/2011 at the stroke of midnight.
LIMITED TOME OFFER December Only Treat your extended family to an early gathering in the Blue Ridge Mountains and Receive 15% off 4 days or more when you stay with Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals during the month of December. This is available on all cabins and nights excluding holidays. ALL DECEMBER RESERVATIONS made before the end of November will be entered to win an Apple TV just in time for the gift giving season! Apple TV winner will be posted on facebook and announced in our January newsletter. Contest ends 11/30/2011 at 5:30PM.
I Need To Recharge… Like Now! Would you like a getaway to the North Georgia Mountains sooner rather than later, but you only have a few days to do it? Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals is expanding the available dates on the Three for 2 winter special! Book any 2 nights November 28th 2011 through May 31st 2011 and receive 1 free night! Learn more about year round cabin rental specials in Blue Ridge, GA
Looking For an Outstanding Gift Idea? Give the gift of a vacation time! Southern Comfort is offering discounts on gift certificates for the holidays. Purchase a $100.00 certificate or more (applicable to all cabins and dates) and receive 10% off if purchased by December 23rd. You will instantly receive a confirmation email that can be used in a card. An actual certificate will be mailed on the same day as purchase.
Winter is at Our Door Step The leaves have fallen, nights are crsip and the mountain views are inspiring! This fall has been a wonderful time of year in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The smells of harvest in the air, excitement filled festivals and the natural beauty of the changing season. We were blessed with an unexpectedly long leaf season! See Fall photos from Rush Photography here. Be sure to book your 2012 fall escape early next year!
Thank you for trusting Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals for all your vacation accommodation needs in the north Georgia Mountains.
We hope to see you in the Blue Ridge Mountains soon!
November is a beautiful time of year to celebrate with friends and family in the mountains of north Georgia.
Events and Activities in Blue Ridge, GA for November, 2011:
|From||November 04, 2011||HemlockFest|
|To||November 06, 2011||Starbridge Farm|
|November 24, 2011||Blue Ridge Turkey Trot|
|Downtown Blue Ridge City Park|
|From||November 25, 2011||It’s A Wonderful Life|
|To||November 27, 2011||Blue Ridge Community Theater|
|November 25, 2011||Blue Friday|
|Downtown Blue Ridge|
|From||November 25, 2011||Santa Train|
|To||November 27, 2011||Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad|
|November 26, 2011||Light up Blue Ridge|
|Downtown Blue Ridge|
The Easter Bunny is coming to Blue Ridge, Georgia! Our happy to hop holiday bunny is delivering surprise Easter baskets for your family…
Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals in Blue Ridge, Ga is proud to offer an Easter Basket Surprise Package! Book any 2 nights between Thursday April 21st through Monday April 25th and receive a special gift from the SoCo Cabins Bunny…
Complimentary 3 PM check out (normally 11AM)
2 Easter Bunny baskets (prepared w/ children’s names & placed in the cabin before arrival)
Each cellophane wrapped basket will include:
- 1 ticket on the Easter Eggz-Press on the Blue Ridge Scenic Rail Road (Train ride and egg hunt)
- 1 Coloring book and box crayons
- 1 Caramel and chocolate covered apple (made in Blue Ridge)
- Several plastic eggs (stuffed with candy)
- 1 Chocolate bunny
- 1 Plush stuffed animal (Beanie Baby)
Departure Location: Blue Ridge, Georgia
Date: Saturday April 23rd (ONLY)
Time: from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Bring along your Easter Basket and we’ll travel a few miles out of town to farmer Brown’s field where the children hunt for the Easter Eggs and greet the Easter Bunny.
Smile, you’ll be in the mountains soon!
New for 2011, SoCo Bucks! Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals would like to reward and thank you for your loyalty. Beginning February 2011 we will include SoCo Bucks with all of our reservations. What is a SoCo Buck? Well to keep it simple, it’s the same as cash! SoCo Bucks are reserve notes that can be used just like cash on all cabins managed by SCCR. SoCo bucks can be saved, given as gifts, or used as soon as your next visit. Every time you book with SCCR you will receive a select denomination of SoCo Bucks valued from $25 to $100 dollars. Also included within each note is a saving coupon. These coupons can be redeemed at local merchants during the visit when the SoCo Buck is received or saved for the next visit, giving you the power to decide. Coupons will range from free food or drinks to discount tickets and free admission!
Looking for a great winter event? Check out “Fire and Ice”! This dynamic event featuring ice sculpting, chili cookoff and live music is a great family friendly festival in Down Town Blue Ridge. Ice Sculpting will be an interactive event featuring professional ice carvers. Experience live ice carving demonstrations in the park. Kids will enjoy having carvers write their names in ice or help them make their own abstract sculptures. Tantalize your taste buds or test your skills at the chili cookoff! The cookoff is open to individuals, civic organizations and restaurants. Guests or “tasters” can sample dozens of chili recipes… Live music will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. alongside the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Tap your toes to a lineup of family entertainment featuring local talent and surprise entertainers.
Pack up your family or gather your friends and come on up to the mountains!
Date for this event: February 19, 2011
Where: Downtown Blue Ridge City Park
Time: Ice Sculpting 11AM – 3PM Chili Cookoff and Live Music 1PM – 4PM
Admission is only $5.00
Hosted by the Blue Ridge Business Association
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about participation.
Looking for a great north Georgia webcam? Check out the Blue Ridge Webcam provided by ETC. ETC (Ellijay Telephone Company) is a local, Broadband, Cable TV, Telephone, Wireless Phones and Security company. ETC has been serving North Georgia and the Copper Basin area since 1904!
Here is a great cam to keep an eye on how things look in Blue Ridge, GA. ETC Web cam of Blue Ridge, GA intersection GA HWY 515 and SR HWY 5 Looking South.
Weenie-N-Veggie Soup… AKA Hot Dog Soup.
This twisted Soup idea was conjured by my wife on one fall afternoon. She wanted a hearty all veggie soup and I was craving something that had a bit more to it! She made a fantastic vegetable broth veggie filled pot of goodness. And then I took the recipe one step forward and diced up some hot dogs and there you have it… Weenie-N-Veggie Soup
Here’s the recipe:
Mix in 1 LARGE POT
1 Liter of vegetable broth
1 Small bag of fresh baby carrots sliced
1 Stalk of fresh green onion chopped
3 cups of fresh slice okra
1.5 Cups of kennel corn
8 Diced peeled potatoes
1 Can diced seasoned tomatoes
2.5 Cups of cut green beans
2 cups of precooked lima beans
1 cup of precooked black eyed peas
Simmer covered for 45 minutes to an hour
Add All-season or spices to taste.
That’s the veggie part. Now you have two options:
1. Add 1 pack of diced nitrate free all beef franks (weenies) before simmering or
2. Add 1 Frank per bowl as desired.
Either way you have a fantastic soup that can be enjoyed anywhere!
We recently discovered a great cabin in the Aska Adventure Area near all of the great trails. When we say near, imagine a path leading directly from the hot tub deck past two rocking chairs down a slight incline and you’re there! This short path takes you right from the back door to the Green Mountain Trails. Just across Aska Rd. guests can access all of the other great Aska trails like Stanley gap or Deep Gap. A world of great mountain adventure opportunities without even having to think about packing a car. Needless to say, you pass the hot tub on your way out, so chances are good it will still be there when you get back.
Relax… You and some friends have just finished an awesome bike ride through the country side on your road bikes or a vigorous mountain bike ride down to lake blue ridge on the Green Mountain trail. Arriving back to your cabin you find the other half of your group cooking burgers on the grill and enjoying some cool beverages. Let the recovery began and relax the night away… Read a book on the screened in back porch, melt in the hot tub, get competitive in the game room, or just kick your feet up and watch a movie. Its all here.And finally when its time to recharge your batteries for tomorrow, sink in to the ultra comfortable cushion top mattress surrounded by a full aspen log bed.
Bring your bikes, boats, polls, boots, buddies and babes… Just Aska Bear is just right!
This recently renovated and well thought out vacation rental cabin in the Aska Adventure area is now available for rent with Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals.
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