For the traveler who wants to experience the Blue Ridge known to locals, this three bedroom one bath mid-twentieth century farmhouse is located less than a mile from Lake Blue Ridge, minutes from the action of downtown Blue Ridge, and is situated on a fourteen acre farm with lots of room to roam. The bedrooms are furnished with period furniture and feature queen beds in two and a full bed in the third. The kitchen is lovingly renovated to preserve its farmhouse appeal, but has new granite countertops and stainless appliances and sink. The large farmhouse table easily seats six for meals and board games. The bath has been renovated gently to preserve the cast iron tub and sink and its character. The large living area features comfortable sofa, loveseat, and recliner along with a gas burning heater and TV with cable and wireless internet access. Adjacent to the living room a three season porch with glass windows has a porch swing for relaxing and reading. Off the kitchen and third bedroom is a sunroom with two walls of windows looking out over the creek and farm. We provide all the comforts of home, including microwave, local telephone service, and all necessary kitchen utensils and tableware. If you are so inclined, you may build a fire in the original wood-burning furnace in the basement. Washer is available for your use in the basement as well. The owners invite their guests to stroll the banks of weaver creek and mineral springs creek, view the spring that provided water for the farmhouse until recently, and climb the mountain behind on wooded trails. We are only minutes from the Aska wilderness area along the Toccoa river. Come meet Fannin County natives and learn about the Appalachian way of life on small family farms. On site owners can provide additional services and information.
- Farmhouse130 m²
- Half Baths0
- Min. Stay2 nights
3 Bedroom 1 Bath On Beautiful Property Best Deal around!
- Calendar last updated:
- 17 Sep. 2018
About Cathy Cox-Brakefield
I am a native of Blue Ridge and grew up on this farm. I love Blue Ridge and all it has to offer in the modern era, but want people to remember the days when it was a small farming community, largely isolated from the cities and home to mountain natives like my family, who grew their own food and made many of the necessities of life.
Cathy Cox-Brakefield purchased this Farmhouse in 1950
Why Cathy Cox-Brakefield chose Blue Ridge
My parents fell in love with this property and bought it in 1950. They alternated living in town in the home my mother owned and in the existing small house on the property until the early sixties when they began building the current house, one board at a time, while my dad worked as a carpenter and painter with a construction crew. We moved in late 1963 and my parents lived and worked here until my dad's death in 2001. My mother continued to share the property with my own family until her death in 2011. I wanted to preserve the beautiful features of my childhood home and the memories I hold of my parents and my childhood. We began to restore the property, refinishing the beautiful hand-laid hardwoods and cleaning the knotty pine paneling, as well as tiling the bathtub surround and installing new ceiling fan fixtures throughout. I have placed some of my parents artifacts and belongings throughout the home. The farm property has been restored to its former glory by my hardworking husband, who grows vegetables in the garden just as my parents did. The barn was built by my mother and her father shortly after the purchase of the property in order to accommodate the cattle that my parents raised and milked by hand. We have replaced the barn roof, making it an inviting place to play and explore. Our profile picture is from the gazebo at the intersection of our two creeks, where you can relax in the swing with a book and a glass of wine, or snooze while the creek tumbles over the rocks in the background. We hope to share our family's mountain story with you and your family.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
We never gave a thought to tearing down this beautiful product of my parent's love for this property and did not want to turn it into a shabby long term rental. Cox Farm is an alternative to the cookie cutter log cabins that proliferate the area but do not express the true character of Fannin County.
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Peaceful time in Beautiful Setting
This property is a mid-twentieth century farmhouse. It was exactly what our family needed in a rural setting just outside the small N. Georgia town of Blue Ridge. Cathy, the property owner, is attentive but not smothering, quick to answer, and friendly. The house is furnished throughout with furnishings common to that era and area. A sun room on one end of the house and enclosed porch on the other end make this home relaxing. The creek in view of the front porch was soothing. Everything in the description was spot on and our family recommends it!
Thank you. We loved meeting your family. Our guests are truly visiting in our home. We hope to see you again.
The location was perfect to Blue Ridge. The scenery was beautiful. The owner Carol was very nice. She came up to check to see if everything was ok.
The house is a old farmhouse that has been in Carol family for a long time. Carol's grandparents built the house many years ago. There is a book in the livingroom that has the heartwarming history of the family and farm house.
The house needs many repairs that really needs to be done. The beds are ok but not good for us. The kitchen was nice with new counter top, new oven with the original cabinets and other farm house things.
Conveniently located and beautiful property.
Very accommodating to our needs during our process of moving down here! We have stayed here many times. No complaints!
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay. It was everything plus... beautiful inside and out. Owners were great. Hopefully we will return soon.
A Walk down Memory Lane, with al the charm and amenities you need to make your stay enjoyable!!!
Do you remember going to grandmothers house, and wish you could return? Well you can. Go back in time to a simpler time, in this charming old farmhouse that has kept its charm, and been up graded to have everything you need to enjoy your stay. Absolutely loved my stay, brought back so many memories. Beautiful charming home, and beautiful tranquil grounds. The pictures on this site does not do this property justice. If your looking for a four star hotel... go on by.. but if your looking for a comfortable, enjoyable, tranquil, place with all the comforts needed, stop on by. And you will find your host delightful and so enjoyable. Thank you Cathy for keeping your families home both charming, original ( except for the modern things updated) and for sharing it with us. Wonderful walk down memory lane and such s enjoyable stay. Loacated close to Blue ridge, safe area,!..:: feeling of home away from home. God bless and we will be back;)
Lelon and Jolynn Carter
Thank you so much. We look forward to your return.
Just 5 minutes from thriving downtown Blue Ridge. 2 minutes from the marina on beautiful Lake Blue Ridge. The Toccoa River, with tubing or kayaking, and the Ocoee River, famous for the 1996 Olympic whitewater sporting events, are just a short drive away. Hiking trails and outdoor activities abound. Our own property provides fourteen acres of creeks, woods, and fields to explore. Come see why we love to call this place home!