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.
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.
Single Family Home with 3 levels
4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3168 square feet
Queen, Queen, Full, and 2x Twin
10 guests maximum
Blue Ridge Skyport or Atlanta International Airport
15 minutes by car or Atlanta 2 hours
Blue Ridge Lake
Activities of Interest
- Blue Ridge Mountain Kayaking you will choose from a gorgeous trip down the Toccoa River or a picturesque paddle on Lake Blue Ridge.
- Chattahoochee National Forest in Northeast Georgia
- Thrill-seekers look no further than Georgia’s adventure attractions – skydiving, hang gliding, spelunking, rock climbing, zip lining, tree climbing, motorcycling, ATV and motocross. We’ve got plenty of outfitters and guides, too
Places of Interest
- Serenberry Vineyards
- Old Governor's Mansion was home to Georgia's governors from 1839 to 1868.
- Historic Trolley Tours through Georgia's antebellum capital includes a drive through Milledgeville's historic district and rotating interior visits
The trip was wonderful. The house offers stunning lake views from every floor and the setting is truly picturesque. It was a great relaxing week.”
Beautiful spot on the lake!
We had the best time staying at this beautiful and inviting home! Nestled right on the water, this was the perfect spot to relax and unwind. The home has a great layout that maximizes the beautiful view. It is hard to pick a favorite spot, as everything about the home is perfectly appointed and charming, but I think our favorite was enjoying coffee on the spacious screen porch overlooking the water. The location is amazing; just a short drive to downtown Blue Ridge and some of the best trails in North Georgia. Sam was so wonderful, helping us with all the details down to great recommendations of places to eat. Thank you for a wonderful getaway!”
We had a wonderful time at the Blue Ridge lake House. The house is well appointed with everything you will need for a perfect stay. The beds were very comfortable as every commented on how well they slept. Can't say enough good things about this house so you just need to go and experience it for yourself.”
Great house on quiet lake
My family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Blue Ridge Lake House. The location right on the lake with a dock was fantastic and boat rentals are easy at the nearby marina. The house is warm and comfortable with all the amenities you could want. I highly recommend it. Stan”
Home away from home!
Our family greatly enjoyed our stay at the Blue Ridge Lake House!! This home is beautifully decorated. We spent countless hours rocking in the handmade rocking chairs in front of the great fireplace. The lake house is situated right on the lake in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains. As you can imagine, the views were stunning. We loved the warm atmosphere and attention to detail Sam and Mary took when preparing for our stay there. Great hosts! We will definitely be back!”
Luxury on the Lake!
We loved our stay in this great house! The house is very well equipped. The large screened ”
- Air Conditioning
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Washer & Dryer