Small in population but rich in history, Talking Rock is the third smallest town in Georgia. If you're looking for somewhere quiet to stay for a family retreat, one of our charming vacation rentals in Talking Rock is undoubtedly the way to go!
Sitting near the foothills of the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains, Talking Rock is near the slightly larger towns of Ellijay and Jasper. If you're looking for a bit more activity than Talking Rock (which has a population of 64) can provide, either town is a great option for a day trip. Just five miles away, Jasper's award-winning wineries are well worth a visit, and Ellijay's Georgia Apple Festival, 15 miles north, is not one to miss.
In mid-October, the Annual Heritage Days Festival kicks into gear. In addition to great food, visitors love to hear the strains of bluegrass and Southern gospel music from talented artists. Also, if you're wanting to shop for antiques during the festival, there are a lot of treasures to be found.
Take the kids (and perhaps the dog) to the town park to relax on the grass and play on the playground. Train lovers, experience "riding the rails" in restored rail cars that harken back to the town's early days. If you're more outdoor oriented, there are possibilities of whitewater rafting through local companies, which is sure to give you a thrill. You might even take joy in getting wet, knowing you have a cozy bed in your vacation rental to return to.
With stories about the Trail of Tears, the Civil War, and the Great Depression, Talking Rock's past has much to teach us. Visit the 1877 Talking Rock Schoolhouse Teaching Museum, which has recently been restored, and learn about the town's history.
Every year, the charming town of Ellijay hosts the Georgia Apple Festival, bringing vendors from all over the state with handcrafted goods, food, art, and more. From demonstrations on how to make specific crafts to a parade and antique car show, the festival offers many fascinating diversions. Taste some delicious apples and shop for souvenirs to bring the folks back home!
Sitting in the scenic countryside just 10 miles from town, the Chateau Meichtry Vineyard and Winery is the perfect place for romance and good times. Come spend the day relaxing in the backyard-style setting with a view of the sprawling landscape to marvel at. If the weather isn't cooperating, don't worry - the rustic interior will keep you cozy!
Whatever brings you to Talking Rock, you're sure to love the charm and quaintness of the small town. After enjoying the peace, quiet, and truly excellent local cider, you'll be reluctant to leave.