camel hat

dress, also love this one and this one, how cute is this? | similar cardigan here and here | similar boots | hat

We spent a long weekend in the mountains of Blue Ridge, Georgia in a cabin that Christian found online.  Originally we were going to squeeze in one last beach trip for the year, but decided to opt for cooler temperatures instead.  Our little cabin was on a river, we were able to bring Bailey, and as always – it was an adventure!

We are still getting to know the areas outside of Athens, and the combination of having a baby + Covid has made our traveling minimal.  Christian didn’t feel comfortable staying in a hotel just yet, so this was our first little getaway since May when we went to his family’s beach house.

While I don’t know that I would stay in this exact cabin again (I ended up sleeping in a bunk bed next to Hudson’s pack & play and we left when the electricity and water cut out for a few hours… still not sure when the came back on), I definitely hope we will go back up to the mountains.  The air feels fresh, the temperatures are cooler, and the sounds of the quiet river was really peaceful.  It’s always good to be back home, but it made me excited to plan some road trips ahead.

chunky cotton sweaterblue ridge georgia

sweater – Mango, similar style here and here | denim | sandals here and here | sunglasses | hoop earrings

yellow labblack midi dresschunky cardiganmarc fisher bootiesserenity banglesgeorgia mountains

denim | similar booties | sweater | hat | bracelets

striped set

top + bottoms – Coolchange, love this top and skirt combo | similar cardigan here and here | bracelets

13 year old labshort sleeved cashmeretheory cashmere sweatermountains outfit

similar turtleneck here and heredenim | similar booties | hat | bracelets

tommy john striped teefrilly frog baby clothes

If you have favorite places to say in the Georgia or North Carolina mountains, I’d be thrilled to hear!  As we continue to explore and try new places, I hope we’ll eventually find “our spots.”

Thank you so much for reading – XO –

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22 thoughts on “Blue Ridge, Georgia

  1. You should try Highlands or Cashiers, NC. Highlands downtown area is very chic but it would also have all the nature and fishing your husband likes. We went there every summer when our kids were younger as their grandparents lived there in the summer months. Such great memories and so much to do.

    1. We weren’t able to do as much exploring with Hudson’s nap schedule + Covid safety concerns, so it’s more about photos and fall inspiration. But I’m sure there are more articles out there about Blue Ridge if you want more information on the town!

  2. Have you been to Highlands, NC yet? We just went for the first time to celebrate our anniversary in June and it is the perfect mountain escape!!! Small enough that 2-3 days would be plenty to see the sights and have enough relaxing time. And the spa at Old Edwards Inn is divine!

  3. Check out the Highlands/Cashiers NC area.
    Cashiers is especially family friendly.
    Lots of great rentals, some near water.

  4. We have a family home in hayesville, North Carolina on lake chatuge! It’s
    Right on the border of Georgia/NC. It’s so insanely beautiful. Lake and mountains views wrapped into one!

  5. The town of Clayton in North Georgia is very quaint. Lots of great houses to rent nearby on Lake Rabun or Lake Burton. Our family also loves Highlands and Cashiers, NC. Asheville is also a great city in the mountains to explore.

    1. We have a trip to Highlands planned later on this year – I want to check out Cashiers too! Thanks so much for these suggestions!

  6. Girl! New blog follower. My husband, dogs and I have been hunting for the perfect cabin rental in North GA for YEARS. Blue Sky Cabin Rentals has amazing service but limited cabins with fenced areas for pups which we are always looking for.. There are some really cool dog friendly options through another company called CabiNation but we haven’t stayed with them yet ( had to cancel a spring trip because of Covid). We really like staying in the Coosawattee River Resort too. Lots of rentals, controlled access, amenities that would be good for bebe.

  7. You can’t go wrong with Highlands, NC (or Cashiers)! Old Edwards is beautiful, but it’s also nice to rent a cottage just outside of town, too. Lunch at Mountain Fresh Grocery is a must – and make sure to take home some of their house made olive oils and balsamic vinegars. So many good restaurants in Highlands! I also love the Blue Ridge area – but I’d say it’s better when you’re not in the middle of a pandemic. They have some great shopping and restaurants downtown! Harvest on Main is incredible. Asheville, NC is fun – quirky, fun breweries and shopping, etc. If you’re wanting a mountain lake – Lake Burton is my favorite. Happy travels!

  8. hey i love your style and im glad you enjoyed blue ridge. i actually just finished the sex and the city series and movies recently. i enjoyed all of it.

  9. Brevard N.C. is a beautiful town. It has great shopping and restaurants and is in the county known as “the land of the waterfalls.” Check out the white squirrels while you are there!

  10. You should try staying in the town of blue ridge ga a good company to stay with is. a blue ridge vacation

  11. Please don’t give up on Blue Ridge. We’re from MS (Hotty Toddy) and have a cabin in the next little town South of BR. We love Merciers Orchards and all the delish BBQ. Look around for a nice place, think you will enjoy it.

  12. This place has great reviews with cabins on the water in nearby Hiawassee GA and Bryson City NC:

  13. My husband and I used to LOVE these cabins – we only stopped going because we moved up to Boston last year!

    I literally found them by googling “luxury cabin rental” one day, and they are awesome – we’ve been at least 5-6 times, I think? Basically log cabins, but with very luxurious amenities (outdoor fireplaces, hot tubs, nice kitchens, etc). Dog friendly, too! And if you’re into outdoor activities, the Nantahala Outdoor Center (and Appalachian Trail) are really close by!

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