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Popular amenities for Blue Ridge vacation rentals

Stay near Blue Ridge's top sights

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway381 locals recommend
Mercier Orchards420 locals recommend
Southern Charm Restaurant95 locals recommend
Fightingtown Tavern95 locals recommend
Black Sheep Restaurant241 locals recommend
Ingles Markets110 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Blue Ridge

  • Total rentals

    110 properties

  • Nightly prices starting at

    G$16,685 GYD before taxes and fees

  • Total number of reviews

    6.6K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    90 properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    40 properties allow pets

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    50 properties have a dedicated workspace

Your guide to Blue Ridge


In northern Georgia’s Blue Ridge region, Lake Blue Ridge gleams with the clearest of blues and Chattahoochee National Forest with the lushest of greens. The changing seasons imprint additional colors on the southern Appalachian gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains. The striking area, located near the Georgia, Tennessee, and North Carolina borders, used to have mineral springs, which lured travelers with their therapeutic powers. These days, it’s simply the draw of the mountains that call — whether for a relaxing cabin retreat or an adrenaline-filled adventure, for hiking along 300 miles of trails or fishing in Blue Ridge’s 100 miles of trout streams.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Blue Ridge

With an elevation of 1,762 feet, Blue Ridge was once Georgia’s highest railroad point — and that fresh mountain air can pack a chill. Spring and fall temperatures vary, with spring averaging from the low 50s to mid-70s Fahrenheit, and fall between the low 40s and low 70s. Summers tend to settle between the low 60s to mid-80s, and winters range from lows of the mid-20s to highs in the 50s. No matter what time of year you stay in one of the cabins here, layering is key in Blue Ridge, since mornings and evenings can be cool.

Top things to do in Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

With its depot right in downtown Blue Ridge, the four-hour round-trip rail experience — running March through December — travels along 26 miles. Hop aboard and you’ll be immersed in the north Georgia forest and countryside, with soothing river and mountain views, including a two-hour stop at the adjacent towns of McCaysville, Georgia, and Copperhill, Tennessee.

Aska Adventure Area

Whether you’re in the mood for hiking or mountain biking, this 17-mile trail system has paths ranging from 1 to 5.5 miles, chasing streams and climbing to vista points 3,200 feet high. Also here: the Toccoa River, where lazy summer days melt away on the tubing adventures, and the family-friendly Lilly Pad Village, with gem mining and mini golf.

Mercier Orchards

The southeast’s largest apple orchard — with more than 50 varieties of delicious apples — has been family-run since 1943. It houses a market store and farm winery that also produces hard ciders.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Blue Ridge?

    Blue Ridge experiences a humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons. Summers are warm, with temperatures averaging around 85°F (29°C), while winters can be chilly, with temperatures often falling to 30°F (-1°C). Winter activities include snowshoeing and cozy fireside evenings.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Blue Ridge?

    Visitors can explore the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, take a walk through the Mercier Orchards, or immerse themselves in local history at the Blue Ridge Mountain Heritage Museum. Outdoor enthusiasts often enjoy fishing in the Toccoa River or hiking the numerous trails around town.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Blue Ridge?

    Blue Ridge is most popular in the fall, when the foliage is at its peak. During this time, the annual Blue Ridge Fall Foliage Arts and Crafts Show takes place. Spring is also a great time to visit, aligning with the Blue Ridge Trout Fest & Outdoor Adventures event.

  • What are the best places to stay in Blue Ridge?

    Travelers frequently choose Downtown Blue Ridge for its proximity to shopping and dining options. Aska Adventure Area is often recommended for nature lovers, while those seeking a lakeside experience might prefer the area around Lake Blue Ridge.

  • What are the best places to visit in Blue Ridge?

    Frequently suggested places to visit in Blue Ridge include the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, the Toccoa River Swinging Bridge, and Mercier Orchards. The Blue Ridge Mountain Heritage Museum provides an insightful look into the region's history and culture.

  • What are some hiking trails in Blue Ridge?

    Blue Ridge has several well-loved hiking trails such as the Benton MacKaye Trail, the Long Creek Falls trail, and the Aska Trails. The Appalachian Trail also passes nearby, making it a popular choice for experienced hikers.

  • What are some family activities to do in Blue Ridge?

    Families can engage in a variety of activities in Blue Ridge such as picking apples at Mercier Orchards, exploring the Blue Ridge Adventure Park, or enjoying a scenic train ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. The Swan Drive-in Theatre provides a nostalgic movie experience for all ages.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Blue Ridge?

    Day trips from Blue Ridge often include a visit to the historic towns of Ellijay and Dahlonega, exploring the Chattahoochee National Forest, or taking a scenic drive through the Ocoee Scenic Byway.

  • Are there vacation rentals near Blue Ridge's top attractions?

    You're in luck! Stay at the heart of it all with our vacation rentals near Blue Ridge's top attractions. We offer over 2,590 vacation rentals near The Vine Wine Bar and Bistro, over 2,530 vacation rentals near Mercier Orchards, and over 2,610 vacation rentals near Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, and so much more! Experience the best of Blue Ridge right on your doorstep.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Blue Ridge?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 50 vacation rentals in Blue Ridge featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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