Experience Blue Ridge

Fall in love with Georgia's Blue Ridge, where city sophistication meets small town charm. Blue Ridge is filled with upscale restaurants, stylish shops and galleries, orchards, farm wineries, riding stables, beautiful mountains and friendly people.

Horseback Riding

Whether you choose an adventure that is set on the trails that are an unspoiled peek into the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, or a saddle gripping, barrel turning competition in our arena, Blanche Manor will exceed your expectations. 

Visit Blanche Manor in Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall for year round horseback riding adventures in Blue Ridge, Georgia! Envision the rolling Blue Ridge Mountains where you can saddle up to canter through a shady forest trail or embark into a snowy winter wonderland.



Blue Ridge Scenic Railway


How about a great family adventure on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway starting at the historic depot in downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia? The train winds alongside the beautiful Toccoa River with one stop in the twin border towns of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee. Visit their website at brscenic.com

Hiking & Biking

Georgia’s Blue Ridge has countless opportunities for outdoor fun and hiking or biking are great ways to get up close and personal with our beautiful area. Use the links below to find your next hiking or biking adventure.

AllTrails.com Trail Finder – Search 50,000 trails and get personal recommendations.

Self guided tours from the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce include both a map and detailed directions in PDF downloads.

Big Peach Running Co. is a locally owned and operated retailer serving the needs of metropolitan Atlanta’s ever-growing community of runners and walkers. It is for everyone interested in a pedestrian-active lifestyle.

Blue Mountain Bikes is Blue Ridge’s newest bike shop.  We are a small shop focusing on promoting the sport of mountain biking in North Georgia.

Cartecay Bike Shop – Ellijay, GA. A full service bicycle shop at the foothills of the Southern Appalachian mountains. Ellijay is the Mountain Bike Capital of Georgia with over 50 trails and growing. We are not just a shop, but are part of a community of cyclists and stewards of the trails and roads in North Georgia.

Blairsville Bikes & Hikes – A full service bicycle and outdoor gear shop. We also conduct road and mountain bike group rides.

Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association – The Southern Appalachian Bicycle League welcomes riders of all ages and abilities, with skill levels ranging from novice to elite. Individual interests vary from those who just like touring at a casual pace, to those who love competition and racing.

Trout Fishing


Blue Ridge Chapter Trout Unlimited – The mission of Blue Ridge Trout Unlimited is to further TU National goals of protecting, restoring, and conserving coldwater fisheries by involving its members and supporters in conservation, education, fund raising, and communication directed to coldwater fisheries in the North Georgia mountains and the people who may use and depend upon those fisheries.



Oyster Fine Bamboo Fly Rods – William “Bill” Oyster is a full-time career bamboo fly rod maker with a workshop in one of the south’s most authentic mountain towns, Blue Ridge, GA. Offering custom bamboo fly rods, bamboo rod making classes, and a complete assortment of traditionally styled reels, lines, and accessories, Oyster Fine Bamboo Fly Rods is a family business in the most classic sense.

Trout Fishing Guide Services


North Georgia Canopy Tours – Since opening in April 2010, North Georgia Canopy Tours has served over 40,000 visitors, become the first Canopy Tour in the world to achieve over 25,000 Facebook fans, added heated and air conditioned teepees, and installed a championship quality 18-hole disc golf course.

ZipLine Canopy Tours of Blue Ridge – Zipline Canopy Tours of Blue Ridge is designed on a 165 acre tract of land in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains, in the back yard of Blue Ridge. Located only 6 miles from downtown Blue Ridge, the property is some of the most beautiful you’ll ever see. The course has over 6000 feet of cable, you’ll zip through the property for over 1 mile, you’ll experience the mountains from the treetops, you’ll zip into the valley, soar over pastures, cross over Fighting Town Creek and much more. We’re proud to offer one of the best zipline courses anywhere in North Georgia.

White Water Rafting & Float Trips


Rolling Thunder – Since 1977,  we’ve entertained almost half a million guests on the most popular and scenic rivers in the country: the Ocoee River, the Nantahala River and the Toccoa River. Join us for a whitewater rafting trip down a rushing mountain river or a gentle float trip and you’ll see why Rolling Thunder has become THE preferred rafting company for over 35 years. These river trips become magical moments in your vacation and you’ll find yourself rejuvenated and eagerly anticipating your next trip.

Stand Up Paddling


Surf Blue Ridge – Our goal is to introduce and perpetuate SUP as a lifestyle through lessons, trips or tours. With years of experience and knowledge of the industry, Chris will help you choose the right board and paddle for your intended use and eliminate the overwhelming choices available out there. The hardest part about SUP is showing up!



Three beautiful and pristine North Georgia Mountain lakes and the marinas to provide all your boating needs:


Boundary Waters Resort & Marina at Lake Chatuge in Hiawassee, GA.

Lake Blue Ridge Marina in Blue Ridge, GA

Lake Nottely Marina in Blairsville, GA



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!


White Path Golf Course – Located in Ellijay, Georgia. Eighteen holes of golf on a beautiful, challenging, mountain golf course. This golf course is open to the public. Memberships are also available to Gilmer County residents, as well as out of towners. White Path Golf Course has a driving range and practice green.

Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa – The Brasstown Valley Golf Course has been ranked by both Golf Digest and Leading Golf Courses of America as one of the top Georgia golf courses to play. Designed by Denis Griffiths, the golf course winds through wildlife preserves, ponds and streams framed in by the mountains. With five sets of tees, all skill levels will be able to enjoy a layout that is maintained to standards you’d expect. It’s great for the corporate outing, couple’s getaway or the guy’s weekend.



Fannin County Dining Guide & Map for Blue Ridge, GA

Gilmer County Chamber Dining Information

Blairsville – Union County Chamber Dining Guide

Some of our Favorites

Alpine Deli– An Authentic touch of Germany in Fannin County offering a deli, cafe and pastry shop.

Angelina’s Italian Market – Your source for delicious food items in Blue Ridge. Our Italian market and deli features imported Italian gourmet foods, including deli sandwiches and salads. All sandwiches and salads are made daily with the freshest ingredients around.

Black Bear Bier Garden – German and American Cuisine.

Black Sheep Restaurant, Bar & Patio – With delicious inspiration from around the world, this is the new Southern Comfort.

Blue Ridge Brewery – Craft beers, fine wines and top shelf alcohol with great food and live music. Your neighborhood pub in downtown Blue Ridge, GA.

Blue Ridge Mountain Bar-B-Q – Hickory-Smoked pork, chicken, and ribs with all the “Fixins”.

Boro Inn Irish Pub – A warm, inviting pub that serves the needs of all its patrons, morning, noon and night!

Chester Brunnenmeyer’s Bar & Grill – Chester’s is a rustic American bar and grill located on the corner of East Main and Depot Street in beautiful, historic downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia. The bar and grill has a modern rustic feel and features high quality food, an impressive wine list, signature cocktails, and regionally crafted beer.

Christy Lee’s Courtyard Grille – Offering a unique fine dining experience in a casual atmosphere. Seafood is the specialty.

Cucina Rustica – An authentic Taste of Italy in the north Georgia Mountains. It’s not just dinner out, it’s a culmination of food and drink in the way it was intended, experiential and satiating.

Danielle’s Great Eats Deli – Features a unique selection of foods with a french flair! We offer sandwiches, salads, soups and fresh baked desserts.

Fannin Brewing Company – Makes craft beer. Fresh Air. Fresh Water. Fresh Beer. Visit our Tasting Room and Beer Garden. Open every Friday and Saturday.

Fightingtown Tavern – Our tavern is a fun hangout for locals and visitors both.  It’s a laid-back, casual and welcoming place to have delicious, fresh, regionally-sourced comfort food with a pretty big twist. We source all of our ingredients from farms as close to the tavern, as possible. No Freezers, No Microwaves, No Kidding.

Grumpy Old Men Brewing – A nano brewery in Blue Ridge, GA. Our corporate mission is simple: If we don’t like it, we don’t drink it. If we don’t drink it, we don’t sell it.

Harvest On Main – With a nationally recognized chef at the helm, our mission is to serve the best quality ingredients we can find. Our menu is globally influenced with a southern twang. We are proud of our local farmers and suppliers. We use seasonal products whenever possible supporting our local economy, farmer and artisan.

Joe’s BBQ Blue Ridge – Conveniently located in beautiful downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia. We specialize in select pork, chicken and ribs using a slow cook method with hickory wood for flavor. A flavorful dry rub is used, and customers may choose from a variety of BBQ sauces.

Masseria Kitchen + Bar –  Handmade Pasta & Pizza, Mediterranean and Italian Food. Full Bar, Craft Cocktails.

Mesquite Grill – Authentic Mexican grill featuring local craft, domestic and imported beers, along with a full bar.

Pete’s Place – Family Style Dining.

Pink Pig – Pit-cooked BBQ with Bud’s special sauce, homemade Brunswick stew and more! All food is prepared to order including Fresh Cut Bud’s Spuds.

Southern Charm – The menu is created to give you a taste of the Deep South where everything is finger lickin’ good and our service should offer you the best southern hospitality around.

Toccoa Riverside Restaurant – Enjoy a fine dining experience in the gorgeous natural surroundings along the Toccoa River.

contact us

Just ASKA Bear Lodge

Barbara und Volker Eckhoff

Tel. D 05032 9332790

Tel. USA 1 239 298 0004



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