Need some fun and inexpensive ideas of what to do with your dad this Father’s Day? How about some toe-tapping on this Forth of July weekend? Or maybe you just need to add some excitement to those long summer days. Well, don’t look any further as we have some excellent ideas that are not only inexpensive but also filled with excitement and fun! Take a trip to the North Georgia Mountains and have a summer to remember with cabin rentals, some tubing or kayaking, live music, and a visit to a rustic general store!
- The first tip is renting a quaint cabin from The Villas at Coosawattee (706-276-1075) inside the Coosawattee River Resort. The resort is another fun-tastic way to add excitement to your summer in an economical way. Cabin rentals start as low as $105.00 per night with one FREE night if you book for seven! Along with the rental, all of the resort amenities are at your finger-tips. Renters enjoy three pools, sunning decks, miniature golf, walking trails, fishing, enjoying the six river parks, fitness facility privileges, and so much more. All of the features of a resort are yours for a rate cheaper than a local hotel or motel. What more could Dad ask for on Father’s Day than a trip to the Fish Pond for an afternoon of fishing and picnicking? Or perhaps a round of miniature golf, a dip in the pool, or a hike through the woods?
- The second idea is taking a tubing or kayaking trip down the Coosawattee River at from the Coosawattee Tubing Company (706-635-1609). If you are staying at The Villas at Coosawattee, the tubing is conveniently located outside of the Eagle Mountain gate. The tubing float is a fun-filled 2-1/2 hour inner tube, and while walk-ins are accepted upon trip availability, reservations are strongly suggested as trips are limited and book fast. Tubing fee is $15.00 per person and includes everything necessary: shuttle service, tube, and life vest. Kayak trips are $25.00 per person / per kayak with reservations preferred. Tubing and kayaking run all summer long.
- Our next idea is Pickin' on the Porch, which is free, live music featured at in front of The General Store at Eagle Mountain. The entertainment is scheduled the 2nd and 4th Saturday night of each month (weather permitting), with a variety of local entertainment and music from gospel to blue grass to Old Time Rock 'n' Roll. Bring your own lawn chair, pull up your seat next to the bon-fire, and roast some marshmallows while enjoying the entertainment and mountain ambiance! Add some toe-tapping to your Forth of July weekend with a little Pickin’ on the Porch! What a perfect little vacation: a rental at The Villas at Coosawattee, resort amenities privileges, an afternoon of tubing, and now an evening of free live music added to the itinerary!
- And our last tip is making sure to drop by The General Store at Eagle Mountain (706-635-1609) where you can step back in time to slower days of the old general mountain store where friends gather for special activities, every day needs, good food, good times, and arts & crafts. Boasting a full deli, breakfasts, lunches, and snacks, this quaint little gathering spot is a perfect retreat from all of your summer activities. Whether after a tubing float or a hike through the woods, The General Store has something to quench that thirst or take a bite out of that hunger pang. While you’re restin’ and relaxin’, take a stroll around the arts and crafts of the store— it is rustic mountain charm at its finest. And if you need supplies or munchies for your rental with The Villas at Coosawattee, this convenient general store has a nice little selection.
Make it a weekend, a week, or even more—the North Georgia Mountains is your southeast destination for summer fun at inexpensive prices. The Villas at Coosawattee has accommodations for up to 8 people, and the tubing / kayaking at Coosawattee Tubing Company offers group discounts. And how many people can you fit around a campfire while listening to Pickin’ on the Porch? Bring your group, and that fire surely will be a cozy and accommodating spot for all. And surely, everyone will enjoy the old general mountain store with all of the treats in the little retreat. Hope this helps you have the happiest of father’s days, an explosive happy forth of July, and chillin’ summer!