Get Away Completely …
If you live anywhere in the southeast, you’re within driving distance of Blue Ridge, Georgia’s favorite mountain town, only 90 miles north of Atlanta via I-575, but a million miles away from it all. With 106,000 acres located in the Chattahoochee National Forest, Blue Ridge, GA is definitely the cure for whatever ails you. Rent a cozy cabin or a luxury mountain home, or stay in a bed & breakfast inn or hotel — and simply relax.
There are plenty of reasons to explore Blairsville and Union County, Georgia. Deep in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest and North Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, you’ll enjoy hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding, as well as watersports on two lakes: Winfield Scott and Nottely. South of Blairsville, the county seat, adventurers can explore eight wonderful waterfalls, as well as petroglyphs left by ancient natives in the soapstone at Trackrock Archaeological Area, just east of Blairsville.
Misty Mountain Model Railroad is the largest privately-owned O-gauge train display in America. With 14 trains traveling over a mile of track in a 4,000 square foot layout, this famous model railroad features the Southern Appalachian Mountains and other southern landmarks. Absolutely unbelievable! Visitors are amazed at the large collection of 0-gauge trains on display.
Great New York bagels — in the mountains!
Cabin Coffee Company is committed to our mission: “Creating and sustaining a warm and inviting environment while providing the highest quality products and service”
We are dedicated to creating a warm and inviting environment for both customers and our team members. We value every team members’ individuality and personality, and believe that empowering our team members will ensure the best service for every customer.
Michaelee’sChocolate Caffe is a full service boutique restaurant with a creative menu and generous portions. We specialize in house blended loose leaf tea, espresso coffee drinks, fudge and desserts.
Simply one of the best barbecue restaurant in the country. You have to try it.
Mountain Medical Massage is your one-stop-shop massage facility that specializes in hot stone therapy, foot treatments, bamboo treatments, hydrotherapy treatments, body scrubs and wraps. Massages for stress and pain relief. Our lotions and oils are organic locally made and we offer free essential oil aromatherapy with all our massages. We take the time to speak to you about your experience with massage goals and expectations for your session and let you decide what is going to create your perfect massage.
Butternut Creek Golf Course features rolling valley holes and challenging slopes with mountain views from all 18 holes. Each hole is unique – none remotely similar to another. Golfers ask, “Why haven’t we heard about this gem before?” We invite you to visit us in Union County and enjoy all that the we have to offer!
We offer a vast array of monogrammed apparel, accessories, & home décor. Our specialties include handmade children’s clothing, doll clothing, & mesh/burlap wreaths. We even crochet! You can shop here on our Etsy site or visit us – we’re right off the square in Blairsville!
Welcome to Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel, a brand-new destination with thrilling gaming, five food outlets, cool cocktails and hot entertainment. This North Carolina casino features 60,000 square feet of gaming space with more than 1,000 slots and 70 traditional table games.
Beyond the lively gambling offerings, Valley River guests can enjoy a convenient getaway at the 300 room, seven-story hotel tower and enjoy top-shelf cocktails and refreshments at the casino bar.
The entire Harrah’s experience is enhanced for members of the Total Rewards program, who also have exclusive access to the casino floor’s upscale Diamond Lounge. Total Rewards is free to enroll in, and allows guests to earn credits for hotel, gaming and dining rewards at any Caesars-owned location.
An enterprise of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation, Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel is located near Murphy, North Carolina. Come out and play at this exciting new hotel and casino located just two hours from Chattanooga, Knoxville and Atlanta.
Located in Blairsville Sunrise Grocery is a little country market with something for everyone!
First open for business in this picturesque setting in the early 1920’s, we are one of the oldest businesses in Union County — and we can sure tell some stories about our colorful past!
Located on a 35-acre mountain ridge, Paradise Hills offers rustic & luxury cabin rentals, a resort Spa, and farm winery, all in one location. Truly unique. You won’t find another like us within 100 miles.
At Union General Hospital we are committed to your care and comfort. Our hospitals mission is to provide high-quality, cost-effective healthcare to each of our patients and promote wellness throughout our community. It is our vision to be the first choice provider for comprehensive medical services for our region.
The Union County Community Center is home to Butternut Creek Golf Course’s Tourism & Pro Shop, Chamber of Commerce & Welcome Center, and Union County Development Authority’s offices.
It is always a good time to bless someone in your life to some fun and long lasting memories. So, in your spare time roll by and score a gift certificate for that striking person in your life!
New movies every Friday!
Serving up NEW MOVIES and 3D MOVIES to Blairsville, Young Harris, Hiawassee, Suches, Murphy, Hayesville, Union County, Towns County, Cherokee County, Clay County, Western North Carolina, Eastern Tennessee, and North Georgia!
Great snacks — freshly popped popcorn and lots more! Blairsville Cinema is a High Definition Digital Theater!
The DDA consists of a seven member Board of Directors appointed by the Blairsville City Council. These dedicated individuals meet monthly to discuss issues relating to the revitalization of Downtown Blairsville. The DDA Board works closely with Program Manager Darren E. Harper, committee chairs, and volunteers. Please feel free to contact the DDA Board, Darren E. Harper, or one of the committee members for more information. They are open to input from the community and welcome creative suggestions. Volunteer opportunities are also available. Please read about the various committees – they welcome all newcomers! Several DDA programs are available to help with various projects including grants and loans. See DDA programs for more information.
The mission of our Better Hometown revitalization effort is to help the city of Blairsville fulfill its potential, by using our combined talents and resources to create opportunity and prosperity fitting the special character, heritage and historic preservation of this mountain community.
Our vision for the revitalization of the city of Blairsville is an inviting and thriving downtown full of enthusiastic people in an appealing landscape of well-kept buildings, green space, sidewalks, and streets. We envision that the revitalized downtown will draw residents and visitors alike to the shops, restaurants, businesses, museums, attractions, and special events at the heart of our mountain community.
Exhibition Bigfoot is located just down the road in Cherry Log. This is simply a place you MUST see if you are here in our area. They are working on a website right now – in the meantime here is the FaceBook Page.
Open from the 2nd week in March, until the Sunday before Thanksgiving. We don’t take reservations, but the lines move quickly because everyone knows to eat and then leave so that the next party may come in.
Nestled in the Georgia mountains at 1776 ft. about sea level, Lake Nottely is a Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) reservoir located in the mountains of Union County- Georgia’s highest county- 100 miles North of Atlanta in the town of Blairsville. Nottely is a deep water mountain lake 20 miles long and covers over 4180 acres. The dam is on the North end of the lake and water flows north into the Nottely River from the dam. Under the jurisdiction of the US Forest Service, the Chattahoochee National Forest borders 70% of the lake’s 106 miles of shoreline making Lake Nottely one of Georgia’s best kept secrets.
- Mountain Crossings was named a 2014 Top 100 Outfitter in the US by Outdoor Magazine
Lofty, cool, and breezy the historical stone building housing Mountain Crossings is called the Walasi-Yi Interpretive Center (“Wa La See Yee”). It was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps who started construction in 1934 and finished in 1937, incidentally the same year the Appalachian Trail was completed. The center served as a dining hall and an inn until the mid sixties. After nearly being torn down in the 1970s some locals worked to preserve this historic building. Finally in 1983 it was reborn as Mountain Crossings, the outdoor retailer and Appalachian Trail gift store that it still is today. The A.T. itself passes through the building, marking the only covered portion of the trail’s 2100 plus miles.
Toccoa Valley Campground is nestled in the heart of the North Georgia mountains, located on the bank of the beautiful Toccoa River in Blue Ridge, GA. Come stay with us to rest and relax in a simpler time. We offer campsites for tents and full R.V. hook-ups, tubing, rafting, or just a quiet day lounging by the river.
Animal Medical Center of Rome is a well-established, full-service veterinary facility located in Rome, Ga. We know your pet is an important member of the family. Our professional and knowledgeable staff is committed to providing quality healthcare by advocating preventive medicine and promoting educational opportunities for our clients. We are also devoted to providing the best possible medical, surgical, and dental care for your beloved pet. At Animal Medical Center of Rome, we strive to give your pet the care and attention he or she deserves as a part of your family and ours.