Bella Vista Lodge is located near a variety of local attractions and recreational activities
in and around Blue Ridge, Georgia. We have included some recommendations here, but you can find many more online at www.BlueRidgeMountains.com
 
 
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway features a 3 and a half hour, 26 mile trip winds along the beautiful & wonderful Toccoa River. The relaxing ride starts at the historic Blue Ridge train depot, then stops for a layover in the quaint sister towns of McCaysville, GA & Copperhill, TN. Here you'll have 1 1/2 hours to eat lunch, shop for unique crafts and antiques, snack on ice cream or explore.
 
For more info:  Call 1-800-934-1898  |   Web Site
 
 
Blue Ridge Community Theater
Blue Ridge Community Theater (formerly known as the Gateway Mountain Players), a community theater group located in downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia. We are a non-profit organization under 501(C)(3). Our mission is to enrich the cultural life of residents and visitors through performances, productions and education of all aspects of contemporary and classic theater.
 
For more info:  Call 706-632-9223   |  Web Site
 
 
Bowling at Fannin Lanes
Fun for the whole family. Blue Ridge Georgia's only bowling lanes. Enjoy a night of bowling. Fannin Lanes are open seven days a week and have a large game room with a pool table, air hockey and arcades. Cosmin bowling on Saturday nights!
 
For more info:  Call 706-632-2064
 
 
Stuff your own critter at Critter Creations!
Come Join The Fun!! For Children and Adults!!! At Critter Creations you'll get to pick your favorite Critter. After that the wonderful staff at Critter Crations will help you stuff it with stuffing and love. Next insert a special wishing star, then dress your new Critter friend in your choice of outfits and accessories. Finally take a picture in the special picture corner with "Woodsey" the 5' bear. This is a fun activity for the whole family.
 
For more info:  Call 706-632-8944   |  Web Site
 
 
Blue Ridge Day Spa
Serenity in the mountains - a state of the art Day Spa, Salon & Medical Spa newly expanded to 16,000 square feet of the ultimate pampering experience. With cutting edge hair design, private pedicure roms and steam rooms, our facility will exceed your expectations of what a day spa should be. Come visit us and let our staff of over twenty-five skilled technicians give you the individual attention you deserve.
 
For more info:  Call 706-258-2244
 
 
Great places to eat!
Get contact information for local restaurants >
Angelina's   - Italian Gourmet Market & Delicatessen
Blue Jeans - Pizza and Pasta Factory
Blue Ridge Mountain BBQ - Hickory-Smoked BBQ
Circle J Family Steakhouse - Quite Family Dining
Danielle's Great Eats - Delicatessen
Happy Dayz 45 RPM   - Flash Back To The Past
Indigo Hills - Market & Catering Company
Monte Alban - Mexican Restaurant
Serenity Garden Cafe - Downtown Blue Ridge
Southern Highlands Seafood - Fresh Fish Market
Sue's Cafeteria - Diner & Ice Cream Parlor
The Cabin Grille   - A Beautiful Lodge Restaurant
The Cast Iron Cafe - Excellent Southern Cooking
Toccoa Riverside Restaurant - Overlooks the river
Victorian House - Elegant Dining Atmosphere
 
 
Golf in the North Georgia Mountains
Surrounded by the majestic beauty of the North Georgia Mountains and featuring 6,536 yards of dramatic fairways, Butternut Creek Golf Course is one of the areas finest public golf courses. Experience the thrill of playing this mountainside course with 18 of the best holes in the northeast Georgia area. Our experienced staff stands ready to make your golf experience one you will always remember. We just made it a hole lot easier to make weekend tee-times! - 20 Union County Recreation Road Blairsville Georgia 30512
 
For more info:  Call (706) 439-6076  |  Web Site
 
 
Blue Ridge Georgia Fly Fishing
Unicoi Outfitters can provide you with an experienced and friendly fly fishing guide for our own Nacoochee Bend trophy trout section of the Chattahoochee, other trophy trout streams, the public trophy section of Dukes Creek at Smithgall Woods, and more public streams in Georgia and North Carolina. All guides provided by Unicoi Outfitters have a U.S. Forest Service permit and are fully insured.
 
For more info:  Call (706) 878-3083   |  Web Site
 
 
Blue Ridge Mountain Hiking & Water Falls
 
Benton MacKaye Trail - A 50 mile trail that covers the western Appalachians. The trail runs from Springer Mountain to the Cohutta Wilderness
Benton MacKaye, Sec. II - This is a remote hike into the Chattahoochee National Forest
Falls Branch Falls - Follows a section of the Benton MacKaye Trail to a side trail leading to Falls Branch Falls.
Long Creek Falls - Follows the Appalachian Trail to the blue blazed Long Creek Falls side trail.
Stanley Gap Trail - The trail shares the same path for part of the way with the longer Benton MacKaye.
 
 
Blue Ridge Mountain Horseback Riding
Blanche Manor
Phone: (706) 455-7433 |  Web Site
 
Adventure Trail Rides of Cashes Valley
Located in beautiful Blue Ridge, Ga. Visit their website or phone them to make a reservation for horseback riding in the North Georgia Mountains or just finding out general information about their stable.
 
For more info:  Call 706-258-BARN   |  Web Site
 
Double D Trail Rides
Guided Trail Rides in the North Georgia Mountains Throughout Blue Ridge the Double 'D' is known as Dave and Dave. They are recognized by their friendly smiles and genuine personality. David Butler and David Haley combined, have over fifty years of equestrian experience.
 
For more info:  Call (770) 954-1037 or (770) 957-7053
 
 
Lake Blue Ridge
One of the cleanest lakes in America - The crystal clear aquamarine waters of Lake Blue Ridge make it one of Georgia's most picturesque mountain lakes. The 3,290-acre lake and surrounding area boast over 90 national forest campsites, several boat ramps, a full-service marina and public swimming and picnic areas. 80 percent of the shoreline on Lake Blue Ridge is in the Chattahoochee National Forest, managed by the USDA Forest Service. The lake is home to bass, bream, catfish, perch and crappie, which make the area popular with anglers. It is also known for its white bass fishing.
 
 
North Georgia Mercier Orchards
We are a family owned and operated Apple Orchard nestled in the North Georgia Mountains of Blue Ridge, GA doing business for more than 60 years. Mercier Orchards on-line now offers the best selection of Mercier Quality apples and products. Everything from our famous Fried Apple Pies to our Fresh Apple Cider, "U-Pick Apples" and, of course, the best North Georgia Apples you can get! Visit their website for an online store!
 
For more info:  Call 706-632-3411  |  Web Site
 
 
Blue Ridge Mountain Whitewater Rafting
Ocoee Whitewhater Center
One of the legacies of the 1996 Summer Olympics, the Ocoee Whitewater Center was the location of the Canoe, Kayak and Slalom events. In addition to whitewater sports, the center has a one-mile hiking trail which crosses a 330 foot suspension bridge and circles the center. The trail is entirely accessible for those who are physically challenged. There are an additional 20 miles of trails for hikers and mountain bikers, including the Bear Paw Trail and the Chestnut Mountain Trail, both of which are loops. A recent addition, the Thunder Rock Express, has received a lot of positive comments from bikers. The Old Copper Road Historic Trail allows hikers and bikers an easier paced adventure along the restored path that was used to transport copper by wagon from Ducktown to Cleveland before the arrival of the railroad from Blue Ridge.
 
For more info:  Call (423) 496-5197
 
 
The Swan Drive-In Theatre
The Swan Drive-In Theatre is one of four drive-in theatres in the state of Georgia that is still operating. The Swan offers a unique taste of the past with current first run movies. You can enjoy a movie outside under the stars or in the privacy of your car. Don't worry about crying babies or non-smoking areas, you can relax and enjoy yourself. The Swan prides itself on being a family oriented theatre and has a zero tolerance for bad conduct so come on out and enjoy a movie. We have a full concession that includes popcorn, funnel cakes, pizza, hot dogs and much more.
 
For more info:  Call (706) 632-5235   |  Web Site
 
 
 
THE perfect luxury rental cabin for your Georgia Blue Ridge Mountain retreat