We recently rented this very cool cabin on the Toccoa River in Blue Ridge GA for our anniversary.
While a cabin that sleeps 14 would be considered a bit excessive for a party of 2, the cool factor was just too much to resist for my architect husband and me. There were walls of window facing the river… a two story windowed garage door that opened up the dining area to an outside deck… an indoor / outdoor fireplace… a hot tub… and a beautiful kitchen with concrete countertops.
We spent the first afternoon lounging down by the river soaking up some rays, relaxing and reading. It was some much needed down time for us both and the comfort communing with nature brings doesn’t come often enough.
We spent the next day taking a scenic train ride into the Copperhill/McCaysville TN/GA area and explored the old mining towns. While there we enjoyed a burger and onion rings at one of the local establishments, “Roger & Carol’s,” picked up a souvenir train themed necklace for my granddaughter and rummaged through the numerous antique shops, where my amazing hubby threw down some cold hard cash for this beautiful set of vintage enameled cast iron cookware from the 60’s. It was a perfect turquoise color that I just so happen to be using as an accent color throughout the house and it cooks like a dream! (He conveniently had not already bought me an anniversary present, so this just worked out perfect for everyone!)
The day was finished off with an evening around the fire-pit, eating a delicious homemade pizza from “town,” smoking a cigar (well hubby did, not me) and enjoying a nice bottle of wine. We completed our long weekend adventure with a two hour rafting trip down the river in a funyak… (basically a kayak shaped blow up inner-tube with room for two). We started upstream in the Toccoa River and finished 6 miles down, just across the Tennessee state border in the Ocoee River.
The weekend definitely made it an anniversary to remember.
Next up… white rafting down the Colorado River!