Monday, September 29, 2014

Georgia Apple Festival Lodging | Ellijay, Georgia

THE choice for festival accommodations is The Villas at Coosawattee!

Stay within minutes from the Georgia Apple Festival and in a spectacular mountain resort. 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.

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.

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