Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Mountain Land Sale in North Georgia

The mountains are a kaleidescope of color, the air is fresh & crisp, and the fall festivals are in full swing. Now is a perfect time to invest in property. The Coosawattee River Resort is offering mountain lots, spectacular mountain and river views. The time is now to grab your piece of nature!
Lots range in size from .10 of an acre for deeded campground lots exclusively for campers, RVs and travel trailers as well as .5 acres to 1.5 acres for residential lots in various scenic locations around the resort including a limited number of river front lots and several with mountain views.

The Georgia mountain resort is located in Gilmer County just over 75 miles north of Atlanta in the Blue Ridge Mountains and at the foothills of the legendary Appalachian Mountain Range. The resort is a 5,500 + acre development consisting of more than 7,000 individual, privately owned lots divided by seven miles of the beautiful Coosawattee River. The Coosawattee is formed where the Ellijay and Cartecay river meet and then travels for six or seven miles where it becomes Carter's Lake, a gorgeous recreational lake formed by the Corps of Engineers.

The resort is expansive with approximately 160 miles of roads, six river parks, The Water Tower Conference Center, The Recreation Center and The Villas at Coosawattee. Just outside the Eagle Mountain gates, The General Store features a deli style menu as well as tubing and Pickin' on the Porch during the warm seasons.

Included with lot purchases are resort amenities ranging from The Recreation Center with its year-round heated indoor pool, sunning decks, fitness facility, miniature golf, game room, snack bar,  year-round swimming, tennis courts, and more to the six river parks with a fully stocked fishing pond, camp sites, horseshoe pits, basketball courts, playgrounds, and more. A Teen Center is a family favorite with an outdoor swimming pool, snacks & games, picnic tables, and the Indian Fishtrap Suspension Bridge. A dog park is available in the resort as well as Wi-Fi Hot Spots and The Coosawattee Library.

Take some time and come visit for the day to see the amazing features of this resort. You can be on your way to own a piece of land that can be your sanctuary in nature or place to build your dreams into the future. Here are a few of some of the properties for sale:

1.       Eagle Mountain 448 on Joilet Drive.  On high side of the road and will probably have a mountain view. CRRA Lot Designation – EML-448; Tax Parcel ID – 3038B 014; 2011 Appraisal by Gilmer County Tax Assessor – $3,000; Street Address – Joliet Drive (no 911 yet). Acreage as listed by Gilmer County Tax Assessor is 0.54 acres.
2.       Beaver Bend   “E”   Debbie Court.    Across from the River on the high side of the road with homes nearby. CRRA Lot Designation – BB-E; Tax Parcel ID – 3067AB 005; 2011 Appraisal by Gilmer County Tax Assessor – $6,000; Street Address – Bandy Court (no 911 yet) fronts Debbie Court too. Acreage as listed by Gilmer County Tax Assessor – unlisted but the plat indicates 0.46 acres.
3.       Beaver Lakes 712   Riverview. Sloping lot with probable view on paved road with view of neighboring lot. CRRA Lot Designation – BLL-712; Tax Parcel ID – 3067M 027; 2011 Appraisal by Gilmer County Tax Assessor – $6,000; Street Address – Riverview Drive (no 911 yet). Acreage as listed by Gilmer County Tax Assessor – unknown without a survey.
4.       BB 292 is located on Zenith (paved) and Camber.  Gentle slope and probable seasonal view. Excellent building lot with homes nearby. CRRA Lot Designation – BBL-292; Tax Parcel ID – 3067U 032; 2011; appraisal by Gilmer County Tax Assessor – $6,000; Street Address – Zenith Trail (no 911 yet). Acreage as listed by Gilmer County Tax Assessor – unlisted but the plat indicates 0.38 acres.
5.       Beaver Forest Lot 23 on Vista Chalet (low side of road). Has seasonal and probable year round view and close enough to hear the river.  Homes nearby. CRRA Lot Designation – BFL-23; Tax Parcel ID – 3053B 022; 2011 Appraisal by Gilmer County Tax Assessor – $6,000; Street Address –Vista Chalet Drive (no 911 yet). Acreage as listed by Gilmer County Tax Assessor – unknown without survey.
6.       Eagle Mountain Lot 1230 on Fugue (high side of the road).  Possible seasonal view. Nice lot needing some excavation for driveway. CRRA Lot Designation – EML-1230; Tax Parcel ID – 3052B 011; 2011 Appraisal by Gilmer County Tax Assessor – $6,000; Street Address – Fugue Drive (no 911 yet). Acreage as listed by Gilmer County Tax Assessor – unlisted but the plat indicates .53 acres.
For more information about lots available for purchase, please contact Susan Gardner at

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Lodging for The Georgia Apple Festival of Ellijay

Festival villas and cabin rentals offered by The Villas at Coosawattee River Resort

Stay within minutes from the Georgia Apple Festival and in a spectacular mountain resort. If you're looking for a accommodations for the festival, the gated resort offers one, two, and three bedroom rustic rentals. Select from charming cabins, spacious villas, and river A-frame units, some of which feature hot tubs, lofts, river views, and mountain scenery.

The resort features amenities for The Villas' guests of  ages & interests to enjoy! Explore six breath-taking river parks, a state-of-the art fitness facility, an Junior Olympic indoor heated pool, sunning decks, tennis courts, river-side picnicking pavilions & camping with fire pits, fully stocked fishing pond, playgrounds, miniature golf, The Coosawattee Library, a dog park, and so much more! The General Store is also available for breakfast and lunch with its quaint and rustic charm.

The 2014 Apple Festival is held in Ellijay, Georgia on the Lions Club Fairgrounds on the weekend of October 11 - 12 as well as the weekend of October 18 - 19. Each festival day starts at 9am with free parking and $5.00 admission (children under 10 free). The festival features 300 unique and distinct vendors ranging from Arts & Crafts to Food to Apple Growers to a Children’s Section to Community Service. The antique car show is featured on October 11th at the Civic Center, and the Apple Festival Parade is on October 18th at 10am in historic Downtown Ellijay. Want to take a peek? Visit

So, why does Georgia celebrate apples anyway? In the early 1900′s cotton was a large part of Georgia’s economy, but by the 1920’s the boll weevil beetle arrived and practically ruined the cotton industry. Apple orchards saved the day for Georgia, and Gilmer County, by bolstering the economy. In the early 1970’s, Georgia started celebrating the apple for saving the local economy during the hard times created by the loss of the cotton crops.

Ellijay apples are "absolutely the best". When you pick Ellijay for apples you get the juiciest, crunchiest, and yummiest apples of them all. Nestled in the mighty Appalachian Mountains, Ellijay is the center of Georgia's apple country. From late August to December, roadside stands overflow with the most scrumptious mountain apples around. And when purchasing directly from the growers, the apples are better tasting, fresher, less expensive.

Come on out to Ellijay, Georgia this October and stay at The Villas at Coosawattee River Resort. Enjoy the resort with all its amenities as well as its close proximity to the Apple Festival. Make it a weekend autumn getaway filled with sweet adventures for all! For more information or to make reservations:

Reservations and Information (706) 276-1075 between 8am & 5pm EST

See you at the festival y’all!

Note: Terms and conditions include but are not limited to the rentals are based on availability with no pets and no holidays. Rates include cleaning fees. Check-in is at 4:00pm and check-out is by 10:00am. Above prices above subject to 12% Sales and Lodging Tax.