Vacation Here Today, Live Here Tomorrow. The Coosawattee River Resort has Something for Everyone
One is never alone in the north Georgia mountains. When you look across a panoramic view of the blue-grey hazed mountain ranges named Shaconage by the Cherokee and spy green valleys, your thoughts fill with reminders of those early residents: Native Americans and the early European settlers. People long gone, but their names remain everywhere, including the moniker Coosawattee River Resort, located at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
An hour north of Atlanta, the foothills of the Appalachian mountains are studded with places and features bearing heritage names such as Coosawattee, Lick Log and Etowah, and storied rivers and streams spread out like welcoming outstretched arms. In Ellijay, the scenic Cartecay and Ellijay Rivers marry to form the Coosawattee River, the river that inspired James Dickey’s novel, Deliverance and the movie of the same name. A six mile stretch of the Coosawattee River meanders through Coosawattee River Resort rushing over Georgia’s natural marble and granite before spilling into Carter’s Lake abutting the Westernmost end of the resort.
For at least 17,000 years, the beauty and bounty provided by the rivers have attracted human settlers. Reminders and influences of the agrarian Cherokee society that once made this bountiful area home were evident in the homes and businesses of the early European immigrant settlers who laid the foundations for the north Georgia mountain towns we find today.
Out of this, one of the most popular attractions sought today grew along with the apple orchards developed in the early 1900s and later enhanced by locals—the annual Apple Festival in Ellijay. Abundant varieties of apples perfume the autumn air– and people come from near as well as other states to gather the tasty orbs for appetite’s delight. The wooing mountains draw visitors and residents along the way, just as the Coosawattee River Resort offers pleasure and relaxation. Health benefits of the fresh mountain air and the pristine environment brought many people to find rest, healing and tranquility. Today those same draws provide a peaceful repast for many, be they weekenders or residents.
Thirty-seven years ago, in 1977, the Coosawattee River Resort community of 5,500 acres of land division began, with covenants put into place to protect the community’s quality. There are 7,000 lots spanning the valley. A mighty fine plus to this development is the abutting to Georgia’s deepest lake of 567 feet, Carter’s Lake, managed by the United States Army Corp of engineers, with conservation as their ongoing service.
Carter’s Lake is renown beyond Georgia’s borders for its assortment of world-class bass. In fact, a striped bass, weighing in at over 50 pounds was caught in Carter’s Lake!
Because there are no private docks or development, Carter’s Lake remains a pristine mountain gem, with 62 miles of shoreline, beaches, camping, picnic areas, biking, hunting and boating. The hunting is done beyond Coosawattee River Resort because the resort is a wildlife refuge within the mountains. Entrance to the resort is available through four-gated entries.
Though Coosawattee River Resort is a four-season site where people choose to get-away from the pressures of city life, there are also tempting businesses nearby, such as the many antique stores, again with recall of the earlier era of time. Added to those are artist’s havens, wood worker’s shops, and needlework of gifted quilt makers and garment fare. Handmade soaps and candles and much more can be found in many corners of the nearby mountain towns.
And there’s the fairgrounds that side along Coosawattee River Resort offering ball games, rodeos, auctions, horse and gun shows, carnivals and other activities. Medical facilities are close by, including state-of- the-art hospitals. Gilmer County Airport is just outside the resort and of course, the major airports in Atlanta and Chattanooga aren’t that far away.
Coosawattee River Resort is owned and operated by its members. The Homeowners Association is governed by a board of directors made up of elected property owner-volunteers. Each property owned affords its owner one voting membership. The board also oversees the employees who work for the resort.
The resort is made up of a variety of property types. There are recreational vehicle lots, residential home lots, villas, time-shares, and private homes. Because the sub-division is large, the expenses are divided by the many owners; thus reasonable fees of less than $700 per year provide an enticing draw to home ownership at the resort.
If you are looking for a quiet, tranquil, wooded and mountain setting, look no further than the Coosawattee River Resort. Residents pride themselves in being neighborly and will tell you that the best way for a prospective resident to decide if you want to live in a little bit of heaven is to rent a campsite or villa for a weekend or longer. So come visit and spend a lifetime in the Coosawattee River Resort.
For more information contact:
Coosawattee River Resort Real Estate
Property Owners and Sales Office
24 Beaver Lake Drive Ellijay GA 30540
706- 276-1060 x 241
www.coosawattee.net Coosawattee River Resort General Store, Tubing & Villas
25 Eagle Mountain Drive Ellijay GA 30540
706. 635. 1609 www.coosawattee.net