Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Blast Off into Summer in the North Georgia Mountains

Splash into summer 2012 at the Coosawattee River Resort! Everything wet and wildly fun comes alive during the month of May! Tubing and kayaking, swimming pools, live music concerts, and more are starting back in full swing just in time for Memorial Day Weekend celebrations and get-aways. And as always, the Coosawattee River Resort offers six river parks is equipped with picnic tables, charcoal grills, fire-rings / pits, fishing, playgrounds, pavilions, and more

TUBING and KAYAKING: Located just outside Coosawattee River Resorts’ Eagle Mountain Gate, the Coosawattee River Tubing Company offers tubing and kayaking. With just a short drive to the North Georgia Mountains , a fun-filled 2-1/2 hour tube float down the Coosawattee River is all yours. Tubing down the river is simply delightful, and The Coosawattee River Tubing Company furnishes the tube, life vest, and shuttle service to-and-from the river for admission price. Also, if kayaking is more your speed, kayaks are available for rent. Tubing and kayaking are available on weekends until Memorial weekend when tubing starts running 7 days a week for the summer season. Tubing and kayaking reservations are strongly recommended.

PICKIN’ ON THE PORCH: Want to catch a concert by stepping back in time to slower days of where friends gather at the old general mountain store? Well, we have just the place. The General Store at Eagle Mountain features "Pickin' on the Porch" on the 2nd and 4th Saturday night of each month starting May 19th. With a variety of local entertainment and music from Gospel to Bluegrass to Old-Time Rock 'n' Roll, you’ll be toe-tapping while enjoying the mountain scenery surrounding you. 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! Concerts are held weather permitting.

SWIMMING, RESORT RECREATION, and RIVER PARKS : Splashing in the pool under the sunshine and tucked in the Blue Ridge Mountains is quite the summertime treat. How about cooking up some burgers and dogs next to the tranquil and peaceful river? Perhaps fishing at the pond while enjoying a picnic in the sweet sunshine. With six river parks is equipped with picnic tables, charcoal grills, fire-rings / pits, fishing, playgrounds, and pavilions, the Coosawattee River has all of that and more. The resort not only has cabin and villa accommodations in majestic locations around the resort but also some amazing resort amenities.

Whether you need to entertain the kids, relax and rejuvenate yourself, or reconnect with nature, the resort has something for everyone. The kids will have a blast at The Riverside Pool , complete with arcade games, snack bar, Suspension Bridge leading to an expansive park with play areas. If you want to relax and rejuvenate, visit the Recreation Center for a heated indoor pool, a fitness center, tennis, and miniature golf. And reconnecting with nature has never been easier with fishing ponds, walking trails, picnic & cook-out facilities, and peaceful parks throughout the property. The Riverside Pool opens May 19th and Pool II opens Memorial Weekend.

CABINS IN THE MOUNTAINS: Now, a little more about the accommodations in majestic locations- the Villas at Coosawattee River Resort offers cabins, villas, and A-frames throughout the Appalachian Mountains and in some of the most breath-taking spots around the Coosawattee River Resort. The units vary from one to three bedroom but one aspect that every unit shares is comfort. Check out the different options such as fireplaces, hot tubs, and lofts for an accommodation that is perfect for your entourage. This resort overflows with amenities, river parks, and activity with large rentals … and get this… ALL AT HOTEL PRICES! Yes, for the cost of a reasonably priced hotel room, you can stay at a resort and take advantage of the extensive facilities

With so many vast and varied activities in such a beautiful location, the North Georgia Mountains is THE place to head for Memorial Day and all summer long. To find The Coosawattee River Resort and The Villas at Cooswattee, travel approximately 75 miles north of Atlanta or 70 miles south of Chattanooga off of Highway 515 in Ellijay. Turn onto Old State Route 5 and then take a right towards Historic Downtown Ellijay. Travel for approximately 4 miles and take a left onto GA Hwy 382 / Green’s Country Store. Travel up the hill for .6 miles and take a right into the main entrance of The Coosawattee River Resort. Check in for The Villas is located at The POA office, which is approximately a half mile from the gate on the right. For more information about The Villas, call (706) 276-1075 or visit

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