Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Senior Citizen Travel Tours in the North Georgia Mountains

Vacations designed specifically for the senior citizens and retirees are becoming very popular. So, did you know that countless activities and adventures await senior citizens and retirees in the North Georgia Mountains? Discover the North Georgia Mountains by taking a journey into nature and tapping into vast and varied fun the area has to offer. By using a resort with amenities included in the price, the trip can be cost-effective yet filled with something for everyone.

So where is this North Georgia resort? The Villas at Coosawattee River Resort is located in Ellijay, Georgia and offers one, two, & three bedroom cabins, A-frames, villas, & condo units with spectacular mountain and river views. The Villas at Coosawattee is the perfect central hub for a mountain tri, and staying at The Villas allows guests to take advantage of the almost limitless features of The Coosawattee River Resort:

RECREATION CENTER: The resort features The Recreation Center which has many outstanding features of which to take advantage. The pool is heated, indoors, and has plenty of lounge chairs to enjoy the surroundings. Enjoy water aerobics and lap swimming during your stay. Simply contact the Recreation Center for days and times. The putt putt golf course is a quirky, cute, and entertaining 18-hole mini golf game. Ask the desk for putters and balls, and you will be on your way to an afternoon of putting fun. The fitness facility has equipment for all fitness levels, whether a walk on the treadmill is desired, a ride on the stationary bike, or lifting some weights. Satellite TV is available with a VCR for your exercising entertainment pleasure.

SWIMMING: For your swimming pleasure, the indoor, heated pool is one option that was mentioned above. Maybe a dip outside is more your fancy? Take dip in a pool that is located in a spot which is quiet, peaceful, and surrounded by all the beauty of nature. Pool II is that relaxing spot and is the smallest and quietest of the pools. Pool II has a picnic area and a pavilion, as well as a changing area and restroom.

RESORT PARKS: The resort features picnic six different parks: (1) Canoe Park is a quiet place perfect for reading a book, writing a poem, or soaking-in the surroundings. (2) River Park is the starting point for all the folks going tubing, which can be quite fun to watch (or even participate!). (3) Fish Pond is the park for fishing (no charge, no license required) and watching wildlife. The resort’s walking trail (between River Park and Fish Pond Park) follows a meandering creek to the river. Absorb all the tranquil sights while getting some excellent exercise. (4) Indian Fishtrap Park features a swinging suspension bridge which is an exhilarating experience to cross and explore. (5) East Park has horse-shoe pits, and (6) North Park is a small spot for quiet solitude, camping, fishing and just enjoying nature. Visit The Villas at Coosawattee’s website for more details of each park.

TUBING: Did the tubing mentioned above perk up your ears? Does the sound of taking a peaceful float in a tube down the cool and refreshing water tickle your fancy? Visit The General Store just outside The Eagle Mountain Gate and get ready to take a 2 ½ hour float down the Coosawattee River for only $12.00—a great way to reduce stress and enjoy the peace and serenity of the area. The tube, life vest, and shuttle service are included in one price.

THE COOSAWATTEE LIBRARY: So, how about picking up a book to take along to one of these parks? The Coosawattee Library has books are available for everyone, as well videos and cassette tapes. The library operates on the honor system and is open when the POA office is open. Take a break from your busy excursion-- stop by, pick out a book, read in the library, or take it with you for a few days and return it for the next person.

THE GENERAL STORE: Want to pick-up some food for a picnic or to stock your villa’s fridge? The General Store, just outside the Eagle Mountain Gate, serves breakfast, features superb lunch specials, and even has a full delicatessen with a delicious selection! The General Store also hosts “Pickin’ on the Porch” through the warm season on 2nd and 4th Saturday night of each month. Starting around 7pm, live music such as blue grass and old-time rock-and-roll is performed in front of a bon-fire where you can roast marshmallows. Be sure to bring your own chair.

Make The Villas at Coosawattee your North Georgia adventure hub. Specific units such as villas hold up to eight (8) guests, Jacuzzi hot tub rentals are also an option, and accommodations start at $105.00. Rental location in the large resort is of great importance: The Recreation Center Villas are within walking distance of the Recreation Center. A-frames, River Park Villas, and Fife Villas at Canoe Park are near water activities, fishing, and the river. Water Tower or Recreation Center Villas offer scenic mountain views. And Water Tower, A-frames, and River Park Villas are within close proximity to the gate and major highways. Let the Reservations Specialist help your group find the best accommodations possible in the best location in the resort as possible. The Villas at Coosawattee are more than a cabin with a view—they are your one stop mountain adventure!

The Villas at Coosawattee River Resort
634 Beaver Lake Drive #5147
Ellijay, GA 30540
PHONE: (706) 276-1075
FAX: (706) 276-1076

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