Blue Ridge Lake House
Blue Ridge Lake House
The crystal clear aquamarine waters of Lake Blue Ridge make it one of Georgia's most picturesque mountain lakes. The 3,290-acre lake and surrounding area offer campsites, several boat ramps, a full-service marina and public swimming and picnic areas. 80 percent of the shoreline on Lake Blue Ridge is in the Chattahoochee National Forest, managed by the USDA Forest Service. You'll love this serene getaway home, boasting four bedrooms and 3170 square feet.
Blue Ridge Reservoir is 11 miles long and has 65 miles of shoreline, 25 percent of which is developed. The lake was formed when Blue Ridge Dam was constructed on the Toccoa River in 1930 by the Toccoa Electric Power Company. At the time it was built, the dam was the largest earthen dam in the Southeast. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) purchased the facility in 1939 for hydroelectric power production.
There’s a scenic overlook above the dam and a shaded picnic area near the powerhouse. The canoe and kayak launch site below the dam gives non-motorized boaters access to the Toccoa River.
The river is noted among anglers for its sunfish, trout, and bass. When water is released from Blue Ridge Dam to generate electricity, the river becomes a Class I-II float through the Georgia hills. Besides providing power and recreational opportunities, Blue Ridge also helps reduce flood damage.
The lake is home to bass, bream, catfish, perch, and crappie, which make the area popular with anglers. It is the only lake south of the Great Lakes where Walleye are caught and is also known for small-mouth bass fishing.
Recreation on Lake Blue Ridge
Pontoons and jet skis are available for rent at the Lake Blue Ridge Marina, on old U.S. 76. The marina has a boat ramp, fishing, boating supplies and boat storage.
Swimming, camping, fishing and boat ramps are available at Morganton Point Recreation Area in Morganton. Other boat ramps are located at Lakewood Landing on Old Highway 76, Morganton, and Lake Blue Ridge Recreation Area, Aska Road.
Private Residence with 3 levels
4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3170 square feet, 295 square meters
Queen, Queen, Full, and 2x Twin
10 guests maximum
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport - ATL
3 hours by car
Blue Ridge Lake views!
No Pets Allowed
Not Handicap Accessible
Activities of Interest
- Blue Ridge Mountain Kayaking (15 minutes) - You will choose from a gorgeous trip down the Toccoa River or a picturesque paddle on Lake Blue Ridge.
- Outdoor Adventures – Enjoy the likes of skydiving, hang gliding, spelunking, rock climbing, zip lining, tree climbing, motorcycling, ATV and motocross. We’ve got plenty of outfitters and guides!
- Historic Trolley Tours - Take a tour through Georgia's antebellum historic district.
Places of Interest
- Serenberry Vineyards (10 minutes) - This incredible tasting room offers plenty of delicious wines to try.
- Old Governor's Mansion (4 hours) - Enjoy gazing upon one of the most perfect examples of Greek architecture, housing Georgia governors from 1839 to 1868.
- Chattahoochee National Forest (20 minutes) - Explore through miles of gorgeous hiking trails.
Cynthia, Kalyn and TomAugust 2022
Family and friends from FL, NY, and TN gathered here in late August for a relaxing week together. Our sun-worshipers enjoyed hours on top of the boathouse while others read quietly on the many porches. Helen, GA is only a few hours away (over the mountains and through the woods on curvy roads) but worth the trip to the German-style town. We rented a pontoon boat for half a day so we could see the lake from a different perspective. LOTS of fun! The beds were comfortable and plentiful for our diverse group. The house is a bit hard to find on narrow dirt roads but well worth it! Plan to arrive during daylight. I suggest you also plan on cooking since most of the local restaurants close by 4:00. But there are several good places to eat lunch. Sam and Mary were wonderful hosts! We highly recommend this hidden gem. ”
We enjoyed our stay in this home. It is well laid out and functional. The kitchen that opens up to screened porch was fantastic and was well equipped. The location is very convenient. Highly recommend. ”
We really enjoyed our stay at the Blue Ridge Lake house. The house is very well equipped for all your cooking needs and is extremely comfortable with wonderful porches and a fantastic dock. Very close to Blue Ridge, Ga which is a great town for shopping and wonderful restaurants. The house is perfect and the owners could not have been more helpful, ”