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Authentic Farmhouse On Weaver Creek, Near Town And Lake

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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For the traveler who wants to experience the Blue Ridge known to locals, this three bedroom one bath mid-twentieth century farmhouse is located less than a mile from Lake Blue Ridge, minutes from the action of downtown Blue Ridge, and is situated on a fourteen acre farm with lots of room to roam. The bedrooms are furnished with period furniture and feature queen beds in two and a full bed in the third. The kitchen is lovingly renovated to preserve its farmhouse appeal, but has new granite countertops and stainless appliances and sink. The large farmhouse table easily seats six for meals and board games. The bath has been renovated gently to preserve the cast iron tub and sink and its character. The large living area features comfortable sofa, loveseat, and recliner along with a gas burning heater and TV with cable and wireless internet access. Adjacent to the living room a three season porch with glass windows has a porch swing for relaxing and reading. Off the kitchen and third bedroom is a sunroom with two walls of windows looking out over the creek and farm. We provide all the comforts of home, including microwave, local telephone service, and all necessary kitchen utensils and tableware. If you are so inclined, you may build a fire in the original wood-burning furnace in the basement. Washer is available for your use in the basement as well. The owners invite their guests to stroll the banks of weaver creek and mineral springs creek, view the spring that provided water for the farmhouse until recently, and climb the mountain behind on wooded trails. We are only minutes from the Aska wilderness area along the Toccoa river. Come meet Fannin County natives and learn about the Appalachian way of life on small family farms. On site owners can provide additional services and information.


Owner
Cathy Cox-Brakefield
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2018

About Cathy Cox-Brakefield

I am a native of Blue Ridge and grew up on this farm. I love Blue Ridge and all it has to offer in the modern era, but want people to remember the days when it was a small farming community, largely isolated from the cities and home to mountain natives like my family, who grew their own food and made many of the necessities of life.

Cathy Cox-Brakefield purchased this farmhouse in 1950

Why Cathy Cox-Brakefield chose Blue Ridge

My parents fell in love with this property and bought it in 1950. They alternated living in town in the home my mother owned and in the existing small house on the property until the early sixties when they began building the current house, one board at a time, while my dad worked as a carpenter and painter with a construction crew. We moved in late 1963 and my parents lived and worked here until my dad's death in 2001. My mother continued to share the property with my own family until her death in 2011. I wanted to preserve the beautiful features of my childhood home and the memories I hold of my parents and my childhood. We began to restore the property, refinishing the beautiful hand-laid hardwoods and cleaning the knotty pine paneling, as well as tiling the bathtub surround and installing new ceiling fan fixtures throughout. I have placed some of my parents artifacts and belongings throughout the home. The farm property has been restored to its former glory by my hardworking husband, who grows vegetables in the garden just as my parents did. The barn was built by my mother and her father shortly after the purchase of the property in order to accommodate the cattle that my parents raised and milked by hand. We have replaced the barn roof, making it an inviting place to play and explore. Our profile picture is from the gazebo at the intersection of our two creeks, where you can relax in the swing with a book and a glass of wine, or snooze while the creek tumbles over the rocks in the background. We hope to share our family's mountain story with you and your family.

What makes this farmhouse unique

We never gave a thought to tearing down this beautiful product of my parent's love for this property and did not want to turn it into a shabby long term rental. Cox Farm is an alternative to the cookie cutter log cabins that proliferate the area but do not express the true character of Fannin County.

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation farmhouse rental in Blue Ridge, Georgia

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , original fixtures but updated spa-style showerhead
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , large open closet and ample drawer space
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , no closet but wardrobe with drawers and hanging space
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , large open closet and ample drawer space
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Since we live on the property, we can provide extra services for you such as grocery shopping prior to your arrival (extra charge) or local tourist information. Don't hesitate to ask if we can help you in any way.

Reviews

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Authentic Farmhouse On Weaver Creek, Near Town And Lake
average rating of 4.703704 based on 54 reviews
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5

Peaceful time in Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

This property is a mid-twentieth century farmhouse. It was exactly what our family needed in a rural setting just outside the small N. Georgia town of Blue Ridge. Cathy, the property owner, is attentive but not smothering, quick to answer, and friendly. The house is furnished throughout with furnishings common to that era and area. A sun room on one end of the house and enclosed porch on the other end make this home relaxing. The creek in view of the front porch was soothing. Everything in the description was spot on and our family recommends it!

  • Submitted: 6-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We loved meeting your family. Our guests are truly visiting in our home. We hope to see you again.
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4

Like staying at Grandma's

  • 4 of 5

I really liked the Cox farmhouse. It was simple but had everything we needed. The location was super convenient for our stay there and the owner was very responsive and helpful putting the whole thing together. There are a lot of cabins that looked a lot nicer and more luxurious within a 15 or 20 minute drive, but they were considerably more expensive. The roads up there are twisty and turny and not well lit. Not having to drive in the dark on those unfamiliar roads was a huge plus for us and I'm glad we stayed there instead of a fancier, more distant house.

If you intend to stay inside and just look out of your window at the view your whole visit, never going anywhere, this is not the best choice for you. If you want a clean, simple, homey, surprisingly spacious place to crash while you spend your days out doing stuff this is a great choice. The family history really touched me. It was like looking through a window to get a glimpse of a different, far better, time.

My biggest hassle was due to the VRBO system. I had to log in and follow up several times, giving my credit card info each time, in order to book it, and the system kicked me out and I had to start all over again from scratch later. Fortunately, the owner contacted me and assured me that my reservation was secure.

My only complaint about the house is that the driveway is very awkward to back up or down. I would go so far as to say it is even borderline dangerous if your vehicle is not equipped with a back up camera. At some point the driveway was a pull through, but that has been changed. It should be changed back. Three of the other four drivers who stayed with me refused to risk it and parked down the hill and walked the roughly 100 yds to the house from their parking spot.

I was expecting the sofa to be a sleeper, but it wasn't. I'm 5'9 and it was too short for me to be comfortable, but I slept OK. Of course, I am an old infantry soldier, so I could have slept on the floor and got comfortable.

I definitely recommend it and would stay again.

  • Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canton, GA
4

Quaint Farmhouse

  • 4 of 5

Unfortunately, our trip was cut short by illness so we only spent one night in this home before having to leave so my review is short. Cathy and her husband are such nice people to deal with and very accommodating. The creek running in front of the house was a definite plus! If we decide to stay in a farmhouse again in Blue Ridge, we will be in touch with Cathy.

  • Submitted: 3-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thomasville, GA
5

Fun place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We brought our son and his family with us for our second stay at the Cox farmhouse. The kids, ages 3 and 6, had a blast! They had lots of fun playing in the creek and visiting with Missy, the property owner's friendly dog. We even had a chance to use the s'mores basket that Cathy provided. Another lovely stay.

  • Submitted: 6-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing us again. We love to have children play here like my sister and I did growing up. A fire in the backyard makes me feel happy. Please feel free to visit us again. Missy awaits her friends.
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5

Quaint farmhouse. Comfortable accommodations. Easy to find. Great location in Blue Ridge.

  • 5 of 5

The owners were great. Checking in and out was easy. Nice country mountain view. Convient to all of the Blue Ridge attractions. Thanks Cathy

  • Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. It shouldn’t be hard to get away. We believe our location is superb due to our 13 acre property located only minutes from town, lake, and river. And when you get here, it will be warm (or cool) and the lights will be on for you. And doors open!
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5

A nice get away!

  • 5 of 5

We usually stay a month but due to us moving to the area in May, we stayed a week. The weather was predicted to be rainy the entire week. Mother Nature fooled the meteorologists! We had record breaking temperatures just about every day. We spent the week relaxing along Weaver Creek and getting county type errands done for our new place. Kathy and Gary are terrific! And Missy is too!

  • Submitted: 1-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our guests with most repeat visits, now our good friends and neighbors! Cox Farmhouse is a blessing to our family that we are fortunate to share with others. Thank you Rich and Lauren for being our biggest supporters!
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Location

Nearest Airport
95 Miles
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Dragon Tail Lounge
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Butternut Creek Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
APD 515
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mesquite Grill
Car: necessary

Just 5 minutes from thriving downtown Blue Ridge. 2 minutes from the marina on beautiful Lake Blue Ridge. The Toccoa River, with tubing or kayaking, and the Ocoee River, famous for the 1996 Olympic whitewater sporting events, are just a short drive away. Hiking trails and outdoor activities abound. Our own property provides fourteen acres of creeks, woods, and fields to explore. Come see why we love to call this place home!

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation farmhouse rental in Blue Ridge, Georgia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$97
From
C$128
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
C$649
C$1,946
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$97.3
Pet Fee C$64.86
Damage Deposit C$194.59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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