Jasper brings together Southern charm and history in a scenic setting. Known for its culinary offerings and fantastic vineyards, this Georgia town is the ideal destination for a relaxing retreat. You'll adore our rentals here because they take your experience of this city to the next level.
Situated near the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains in Northern Georgia, Jasper is often referred to as the First Mountain City. It boasts amazing mountain scenery thanks to its location near the Appalachian Trail. With a population of fewer than 4,000 residents, this Pickens County town offers seclusion and solitude - perfect for an escape from a busy life!
As a southern town with a lot of history, Jasper has several points of interest here that you'll want to visit. The Tate House is an infamous example of Jasper's recognition as the Marble Capital. Built in 1923, the Tate House, sometimes referred to as the Pink Palace, is characterized by its pink and white marble exterior. It is registered on the National Register of Historic Places.
Every year, the town hosts the Georgia Marble Festival the first weekend in October. During this time, participants take part in the Marble Festival Road Race and interact with local vendors selling handmade arts and crafts. The festival also includes an art show that features exhibits of carved marble and other pieces of art such as photography.
The foothills of Jasper make the area a perfect wine country. The Fainting Goat Vineyard and Winery is one place where you can experience wine from this region. Just a short drive from your cozy vacation rental, this family-owned boutique vineyard is located near Burnt Mountain (where, on a clear day, you can see all the way to Atlanta) and produces wines from certified French vines, offering a full range of flavors. Sharp Mountain Vineyards is another family-owned vineyard that offers award-winning wines and various events and wine tours.
Just 20 miles away is the small town of Ellijay, which hosts an annual Georgia Apple Festival in October. With 300 local and regional vendors that offer arts, crafts, and food. Also, about 60 miles away, is the lovely town of Helen, GA, which is most known for hosting one of the best Oktoberfests in the country. Be sure to bring your appetite as well as your lederhosen!
A 60-mile drive south will bring you to the mecca of Atlanta, GA, where you can spend all day shopping at designer stores or catching a Braves game at Turner Field. The fast pace of this city really elicits an appreciation for the laid-back atmosphere of a town like Jasper.
There's nothing like a good Southern meal paired with a tall glass of sweet tea, and Jasper provides just that, as well as the perfect ambiance to go along with it. A true Southern experience will leave you rejuvenated and motivated, so be sure to check out our local rentals for a remarkable vacation like none you've had before.
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