Get the guys together for the ultimate mountain retreat! Golf, fish, shoot, and enjoy a whiskey dinner for your awesome guys weekend in Blue Ridge! Book your trip and plan your itinerary here:
*Cover Photo Courtesy of @acenator76 at Eagles Landing
Get a Hole in One
Get into the swing of things with a relaxing day on the course! Head to Old Toccoa Farm Golf Course for a full day on this beautiful 18 hole course. You’ll have amazing views of the mountains, the Chattahoochee and Cherokee National Forests, and the surrounding valleys. This Bunker-Hill designed course was one of Golf Digest’s “Best New Courses” in 2020, and one of Links Magazine’s 10 Must-Visited Public Golf Destinations for 2022. Come see for yourself what makes Old Toccoa so special! Be sure to visit the newly opened Tavern on the 9th hole in between games or after a long day on the green. The Tavern offers great views from the outdoor patio or bar area, delicious food, and wonderful cocktails.
Are you up for a challenge? If you’re looking for a hilly terrain and challenging course then Brasstown Valley is the place for you. You’ll have 18 holes of championship golf to try out. And not only is Brasstown Valley an awesome place to golf with your boys but you’ll also love the gorgeous mountain views and the active wildlife visible from the course.
Blue Ridge is home to the best brews around! With 5 great breweries within 20 minutes of each other you could spend all weekend long trying the best craft brews in North Georgia. Be sure to visit Grumpy Old Men Brewing, Angry Hops Brewing, Fannin Brewing Company, Buck Bald Brewing, and Copperhill Brewing. From IPAs, to Lagers and Stouts, to Ales, and more, these breweries have it all plus a great atmosphere! Enjoy live music every weekend and take in the beautiful weather on the outdoor patio. You can even bring along your 4-legged bro for some fun because dogs are welcome at all these great local breweries!
They don’t call Blue Ridge the Trout Capital of Georgia for nothing! Try your hand at fly fishing in the abundant waters of the Toccoa River. Catch your trophy trout and grill it up for dinner back at the cabin! There’s no better way to celebrate your incredible catch. If you’re new to fly fishing, never fear, we have plenty of guides who can assist you! A few of our favorites are Cohutta Fishing Company and the Blue Ridge Fly Fishing School. With their guided help you’ll be a fly fishing expert in no time!
Interested in your own custom rod? At Oyster Bamboo Fly Rods legendary craftsmen, Bill Oyster can craft you your dream rod. If you’re interested in one of these beautiful custom rods, let them know as soon as you can because they work on a “first come, first serve basis”. You can even craft your own rod by taking a week long fly rod making class. Become a master fisherman in the Trout Capital of Georgia!
There’s nothing quite like being out in the great outdoors and shooting your worries away! Noontootla Creek Farms is the spot for outdoor adventures! Go quail hunting, take a guided fly fishing class, or try your hand at sports clay shooting. When you go quail hunting the dogs, your boys, and you will spend the day tracking the quail. Once the dogs lock up on a covey of Bobwhite Quail it’s time to shoot! You can choose a guided half day hunt or a guided full day hunt. How many quail will you shoot down?!
Test your aim on the Sporting Clays Course. The course winds up the ridge, and when you reach the top you can look below and see the Chattahoochee National Forest. Shoot your way through 12 stations on this awesome course. One hundred shots completes the course but you’re welcome to shoot as many as you please! No reservations needed!
Or you can shoot with paint at Blue Ridge Paintball. This 2 acre paintball field is filled with fun interactive gaming. You can choose from 8 different game modes including Capture the Flag, VIP, and Domination. With their one of a kind, unique interactive gaming system and their cutting edge gaming technology you’re sure to have a blast all day long!
Fill your day with adventure and go on a mountain biking excursion with the guys! Fly through the winding mountain trails as fast as you can go, or if you’re new to mountain biking, take it at a leisurely pace. You can find some of the best mountain biking trails in Ellijay, which is known as the Mountain Biking Capital of Georgia, because of its 100+ miles of mountain biking trails. Venture on one of the oldest biking trails in the state, River Loop. This 3.4 mile trek will be a fun & exciting challenge for mountain bike lovers. Explore River Loop and more trails in Ellijay or stay in Blue Ridge for more mountain biking fun. The Long Branch Loop is a great trail for beginners and has limited obstacles that may obstruct your path. You can even take a break and admire the falls if you’d like! And be sure to check out the newly opened Fighting Town Creek Nature Park for 3.6 miles of mountain biking trails to take on; as well as a disc golf course, an apiary, picnic areas, and more trails coming soon.
If an adventure through some of the most beautiful forests on the east coast sounds like fun, then check out the hundreds of miles worth of trails in North Georgia! Many of our trails connect with the famous Appalachian Trail which spans 14 states! If you’re up for a challenge you and your boys could hike all of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia which is 78.1 miles starting at Springer Mountain. All you need is some snacks, your gear, and your boys to take on this awesome adventure. And you’ll have a cozy cabin waiting for you when you finish your section of the trail for the day.
There are plenty of other shorter trails that we love too! On The Benton McKaye Trail you’ll pass by some of the most beautiful landmarks in North Georgia like the Swinging Bridge on the Toccoa, Fall Branch Falls, and Long Creek Falls. For challenging mountain trails with amazing views check out Brasstown Bald and Fort Mountain. These trails are steep, and mostly uphill but once you reach the top you’ll be amazed at the incredible sights that sit before you. And you can’t take a trip to Blue Ridge without visiting Amicalola Falls, the tallest waterfall in Georgia. Choose either the 2.1 mile uphill loop to the falls or the 10 mile trek to the top. The hike to these falls is one of the most popular in the state, and once you reach the top it won’t be hard to see why!
What could be more fun than smashing and tearing things apart? At Tank Town USA in Morganton, GA you can cause as much damage and destruction as you want! Feel on top of the world as you drive giant tanks over cars, crushing them flat! Shoot machine guns and drive construction vehicles. This is a super fun and unique experience that you won’t soon forget! Book your group outing and feel like an action hero all day long!
Every guy loves a little competition right? Well put your skills to the test with Axe Throwing at Axe Throwing Therapy! Feel like a Viking as you chuck axes at the ever changing targets and drink a few brews! All of their targets are projection-based which means that you can easily play a wide variety of interactive games and keep score without all the hassle. And the targets are also end grain targets, which means that no matter how hard you throw that axe, the targets won’t chip.
Or become a pinball wizard for the night at Vertigo Pinball. Go back in time as you play on fun classic machines like Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Marvel, ACDC, and more! All you need is a wristband to play, no coins needed! And while you’re there you can watch the big game on the TV, enjoy a few beers, and feast away on delicious comfort foods like their adult grilled cheese. Can you beat your friends’ high scores!?
Enjoy a nice cigar with the boys at Smokey Bears Cigars & Cafe. The cabin style interior has no TVs and promotes conversation, so you’ll have plenty of time to swap stories and catch up with old friends over a cigar. Not only can you enjoy your favorite cigars here but you can also sip on premium coffees and espressos while you swap fishtales by the fire. You’ll feel relaxed in no time while you smoke, sip on delicious coffee, chat with friends, and lay back in the comfy leather chairs. Smokey Bears Cigars & Cafe is a great place to spend an afternoon!
Whiskey on the Rocks
Nothing says guys weekend like a glass of whiskey on the rocks, prime seafood, and a night out with the boys. Whiskey & Water is one of Blue Ridge’s only spots to get fresh seafood and a nice glass of whiskey. It’s home is a renovated, 1937 historic post office in Blue Ridge, where they serve up the best from America’s coasts. You’ll chat and catch up with your friends over fresh, high-quality seafood like Whole Fried Snapper and their delicious Maine Lobster Rolls. Pair your meal with a whiskey or bourbon from their wide selection of drinks from around the world. They also offer original cocktails and have a great wine selection. When you and the boys want to dress to the nines and enjoy a night of delicious food, great drinks, and good conversation then Whiskey & Water is the place for you!
Get your Nerd On
Calling all superhero fans, it’s time to check out Blue Ridge’s only comic book shop – Mountain Man Comics! They have aisles and aisles of comics from your favorite heroes along with action figures, Pop figurines, and miniatures. They have everything from Marvel, DC, Star Wars, anime, gaming books & figurines and more! Stock up on cool collectibles and gear to bring back to your man cave!
Live it Up at the Cabin
Keep the party going when you come back to the cabin, from a full and busy day! Cook up some hot dogs and burgers on the gas grill on the deck. Find out which one of you is the ultimate grill master! Dine al-fresco and enjoy your dinner on the screened in porch, while you watch the big game on your outdoor TV. Then burn off your dinner with a game of touch football or soccer on your huge lawn. Some cabins even have cornhole, basketball, or horseshoes to play outside too! Or head inside to your cabin’s awesome game room! Challenge your friends to a round of pool, ping pong, air hockey, or play on the classic arcade machine. Fix yourself a drink at the wet bar and then head to the firepit to end your night with a drink in your hand, cozy under the stars. Swap stories, laugh, and catch up with your friends. Make memories to last a lifetime on your guys getaway to Blue Ridge!