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Relax in a Blue Ridge Georgia Luxury Mountain Home! There are hundreds of cabins to choose from in Georgia's Blue Ridge for your perfect mtn getaway.

Events and Festivals in the Mountains
Pickin in the Park

Pickin in Horseshoe Bend Park

Every Thursday Night, join us in Horseshoe Bend Park for some good mountain fun...Bring your instrument if you want to jam!

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Highlander Gallery Photos

Select from a large selection of beautiful Gallery Quality Giclee Prints of the Highlander's favorite photos.

Blairsville •  Suches GA
Union County

Spring and summer outdoor lovers will hike endless trails, see breathtaking views atop Brasstown Bald, visit rushing waterfalls, and relax on serene Lake Nottely. Delight in the explosion of autumn leaf color or cuddle up in a cozy winter cabin.

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This Weekend in the Mountains...
Living History Days at Foxfire Museum

Foxfire Hosts Living History Days
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

See the days of pioneer Appalachia brought to life by local families as the Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center hosts a day of living history, with adults and children dressed in 1800s period costumes, showcasing almost every facet of life in these mountains 200 years ago.

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The Murphy Chophouse
Murphy, North Carolina
Murphy Chophouse - Music on the Patio
Troy Underwood - Saturday

Saturday, May 2nd - 6 pm

Join us on the Deck for Music and a Good Time with Friends

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Chimney Rock Waterfall Exploration
Chimney Rock, NC
May 3rd 2015
Naturalist Niche: Waterfall Exploration

Hickory Nut Falls is not only one of the highest falls east of the Mississippi River, it's also full of plants and animals are easy to miss if you aren't watching closely! Join a Park Naturalist to explore the Falls and search for life hiding among the rocks. Advance registration required. Waterfall Exploration is part of our Naturalist Niche series. Join an expert naturalist on park trails once a month January - December to learn about plants, wildlife, survival skills, birding, geology or other fascinating outdoor topics!

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Gretchen Peters
Blue Ridge GA
May 2nd 2015
Blue Ridge Community Theater
Live Music is Better Concert Series
presents Gretchen Peters

Gretchen Peters is a Grammy nominated singer-songwriter from Nashville. Both her poetic language and the spare, evocative sounds she created in the studio to support her organic story-telling is brought to the live stage. Peters' own voice and guitar playing have been at the core of her music since she started performing in the Boulder, Colorado folk circuit as a teenager. Inspired by Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and a new generation of songwriters rising out of Nashville that included Steve Earle, Nanci Griffith and Rodney Crowell, Peters relocated to Music City in the late 1980s.

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John Mac Kah at the Highlander Gallery
John Mac Kah at Highlander Gallery
Black Smith Barn at John C. Campbell Folk School
one of the new paintings coming to the Highlander Gallery
Come Enjoy the New Works for John Mac Kah

10% of all sales on the John C. Campbell Folk School paintings
will be donated to John C. Campbell Folk School.

John Mac Kah, will be displaying his paintings of the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and John C. Campbell Folk School. John is a teacher at the Folk School, and loves the simple and natural environment. That simple beauty has inspired John to create many beautiful paintings throughout the campus. Come to the Highlander Gallery meet John and enjoy his wonderful art.


Rafting in the Mountains
Book a Rafting Trip down the Ocoee or Nantahala Rivers

To book a rating trip or raft and zip and be there on opening day, call today for our specials, 828-835-3275 or email tara@greatmountainretreats.com


More and more events are being added to the Event Calendar, so now is the time to plan your trip to the mountains.  Use our "Request Information Form" to get valuable information to help you plan your trip or relocation to the mountains.

Next newsletter we will be unveiling phase one of our new backpack program, make sure you check it out, it is a great new concept to add value to hour trips to the mountains.

Blairsville Kiwanis Fair
Hiawassee Georgia
Rhododendron Festival
Georgia Mtn Fairgrounds' Hamilton Gardens
April - May  ~  9:00 - 3:00

These gardens along the wooded shoreline in a upper east corner of the fairgrounds contains one of the largest collections of hybrid Rhododendrons in the State of Georgia, blooming from early April to late May.

The gardens are open with a minimal entrance fee during the blooming season and guided walking tours and shuttle tours are also available by appointment for a Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds Campground slightly higher fee.

There is also a donation box available during the non-blooming days accepting donations for maintenance expenses by the local Lions Club that cherishes and preserves the garden for the public. The Garden is open from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

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