A quaint town of 650 people nestled in the Chattahoochee National Forest, Blairsville is an idyllic spot with historic brick buildings and tumbling waterfalls. The town is perhaps best known for its proximity to Brasstown Bald, Georgia's tallest mountain, as well as the southernmost tip of the Appalachian Trail. But there's plenty more in this charming Southern town to recommend it, as a stay in one of our Blairsville vacation rentals will quickly reveal.
Blairsville is located about 225 miles from both Charlotte, NC, and Nashville, TN, and only 100 miles north of the central hub of Atlanta, making it easily accessible for a weekend escape from the fast pace of the city. Plus, it's close to a number of other lovely Georgia towns, including Blue Ridge, the Trout Capital of Georgia, and Ellijay, the state's famous Apple Capital.
With the Chattahoochee National Forest pressing in on all sides, Blairsville is a mecca for anyone who loves the great outdoors. The town is directly adjacent to the southernmost 80 miles of the Appalachian Trail, and our vacation rentals provide a terrific jumping-off point for a series of day trips or backpacking excursions through the densely forested wilderness.
On a clear day, hike or take the shuttle to the top of Brasstown Bald, located just 30 miles east of town. At 4,784 feet, this mountain is Georgia's tallest peak, offering sweeping 360-degree views of four different states, the rippling green hills of the Chattahoochee Forest, and even the Atlanta skyline - 100 miles to the south!
There's plenty to enjoy even if you're not ruggedly outdoorsy. Blairsville is home to a year-round rotation of incredible festivals, from 4th of July boat parades to Appalachian craft fairs and the Scottish Highland Games. There's even a Friday Night Concert series held from May to October, and an annual Wine & Jazz Festival hosted in nearby Blue Ridge.
From the breathtaking scenery to the thriving cultural scene, Blairsville is undoubtedly one of Georgia's most spectacular hidden gems - and there's no better way to experience it than a stay in one of our delightful Blairsville vacation homes.
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