The owner of this Georgia mountain cabin rental named it for her mother, an ovarian cancer survivor who spent time there, recovering from treatments. We don't know for sure whether the beautiful, serene mountain setting helped her heal, but it's easy to see why Forever Joy has a profound effect on everyone that visits.
This large and stunning tri-level showplace with wraparound decks and soaring ceilings has magnificent unobstructed mountain views and Lake Blue Ridge right across the street. Elegantly decorated with all the amenities of an exclusive resort, it's a private retreat for you to share with family or friends on vacation you won't soon forget.
Located five miles from downtown Blue Ridge, Forever Joy is as impressive inside and out, with no less than four stone fireplaces, two wood-burning ones on each outdoor deck, and gas fireplaces in the family room and the basement. The rooms are bright and airy, letting in light from huge picture and floor to ceiling windows, and the screened-in porch beckons you to settle into a couch or rocker to relax, fire up the gas grill, or soak your cares away in the hot tub, which has room for eight.
Meal preparation is a pleasure in the state of the art kitchen that's appointed with black appliances, black wood cabinets, granite countertops, electric stove/oven, refrigerator with icemaker and a Keurig coffee maker. The dining area seats six, with space for two more at the breakfast bar.
Each of the three comfortable bedrooms feature hand-carved custom furniture, including the upstairs master with a king bed, deck access, private bath with Jacuzzi tub, and flat screen TV with cable and Blu-Ray player. The main floor bedroom has a queen bed, deck access, and adjacent bath with walk-in tiled shower and washer/dryer, and the basement bedroom has a full over twin bunk bed, perfect for kids or teens. There's also a queen-size sleeper sofa in the basement, bringing the total accommodations to nine. Master and main level bathrooms have double vanities and custom sinks.
For entertainment, Forever Joy has a fully equipped game room with a pool table, ping-pong top, board games, an Xbox 360 system and games, mobile bar and wireless Internet throughout the house. There are flat screen TVs with cable and Blu-Ray in the game room and family room, where there's a surround sound system for your listening pleasure.
Of course, you'll want to take advantage of all the Aska Adventure Area has to offer, whether it's canoeing and kayaking on the Toccoa River, boating on Lake Blue Ridge (there's a boat ramp within minutes if you've got your own), hiking the trails or swimming at Morganton Point for lots of outdoor fun. The shops and restaurants of Blue Ridge are just minutes away, and it's less than an hour's drive to Georgia's wonderful wineries, like Crane Creek Winery & Vineyards in Young Harris near Blairsville.
The cabin's paved driveway is a nice bonus and you're welcome to bring small, well-behaved dogs along to share your getaway with you. If you're looking for a relaxing, joyful, one-of-a-kind vacation destination, Forever Joy is the perfect choice.
02/19 - The house was updated and well kept, it was just as it was presented online. Pictures did it justice!
11/18 - Liked the hot tub, main level room size, wifi, pool table. Master bedroom with private screened in balcony. Location a short distance from town. Good friendly service. Called a couple times with questions and they were extremely knowledgeable and patient.
10/18 - The location to downtown and the outdoor fireplace area were wonderful.
09/18 - Loved that the fire wood was already there. Loved the hot tub and location of the cabin in relation to downtown and the lake. Excellent customer service. Easy check in and check out. Easy communication.
08/18 - Large home, lots of areas to relax and enjoy time off. Very good customer service over email, telephone and in person!
08/18 - We loved the location and the home. The home, like every time we stay with Escape to Blue Ridge, was beautiful! We love your company. This is our third year in a row and we always receive the best service.
07/18 - Close to town and private.
4/18 - Kids loved the games in the basement and they loved being able to sleep in the same room in the bunk beds. Great place, very relaxing and plenty of things to do for the kiddos. Loved the board games as well as the puzzles. The proximity to hiking trails (15 min drive) and downtown Blue Ridge (2-3 min drive) made for a very easy trip.
4/18 - We enjoyed the view. I think the company does a good job completing the reservation process and handling communications.
3/18 - We loved the place. It was very clean. Very nice. Kids loved downstairs. Great company. Made it a very easy process. Will be booking again in the future.
2/18 - Excellent location; outdoor fireplace. Have used your company about 5 or 6 times so far. Very satisfied - especially with the layout of the web site which allows easy access to the cabin description and availability. Will be back.
10/17- The home was beautiful. Loved the yard and loved that the dog could come. Everything was beautiful inside and worked well.
04/17- We loved the location in the mountains. We had plenty of clean towels, the cabin was clean with multiple tvs, 3 separate bedrooms, hot tub & fireplaces. Escape to Blue Ridge is well organized & detailed. Contact with personnel was timely when needed.
03/17- The location was perfect. We go to Ellijay, the drive in theater, downtown Blue Ridge, and we ride the Blue Ridge Railway; so it was the ideal location to access everything. Having a paved road the entire way and no real steep inclines was a real blessing. The cabin was extremely clean. The game room was great, ample TV's and fireplaces. We have enjoyed doing business with you, the cabins have all had their personal charm. We have been able to do a little better each time through the helpful guidance of your staff responding to our questions. Thank you!
02/17- Our favorite features of the home are the outdoor fireplace and the hot tub. I like the company and the people that I spoke with.
01/17- We loved to sit by the fireplace. Nice view. Also the game room was great, and we enjoyed playing ping pong. You guys were very accommodating and professional. Thanks for everything.
01/17- Great layout, everything you need, perfect location. Professional, helpful and friendly staff.
10/16- The cabin was very nice. The finished basement was wonderful. Easy access to Blue Ridge. The outdoor fireplaces were so nice to have! Easy to find cabins, the staff was very helpful.
10/16- This cabin offered the perfect combination of space with coziness that we could ask for. It was absolutely superb. This is the second time I have booked with this company and they are excellent. We are getting ready to book again for next year. Each cabin I stayed in was amazing.
04/16- The cabin was very close to blue ridge. The screened in upstairs porch was lovely with fireplace.
04/16- We spent a lot of time on the screened in porch. We loved that there was wood and starters available. The hot tub was crystal clear and absolutely wonderful! The pool table and ping-pong table were a huge hit. The master bed was extremely comfortable and the jetted tub was a wonderful bonus feature! The Henlle knives and set of pots and pans were awesome cooking tools.
04/16- Fire place with plenty of wood, hot tub
03/16- The whirlpool, fireplace upstairs and ping pong table
02/16- The outdoor fireplace off the bedroom on the third level was great. We also enjoyed the wireless bluetooth sound system (nice touch).
02/16- escape to blue ridge properties are always a cut above the other property management properties in Blue Ridge area. They are very clean and every detail is attended to.