Blue Ridge’s Only Golf and River Community
As you pull into the beautifully landscaped entrance at Old Toccoa Farm and slowly make your way to the understated cedar shake and stone gate house, you know immediately that this is not the typical north Georgia mountain community. You are greeted by a smiling attendant and soon you are on your way to a round of golf, a property tour or to your rental cottage for the weekend. As you pull through the gates and drive along some of the golf holes down by the Toccoa River, you quickly realize you have arrived at a very special place – a community rooted in simplicity, quality and beauty… and outstanding golf!
It has been a cold winter in the north Georgia mountains, but as the calendar moves into February and march of 2018, things are really heating up at Old Toccoa Farm. With six homes currently under construction and seven new construction starts this year, 2018 looks to become another exciting year for blue ridge’s only golf and river community.
The developer at Old Toccoa Farm, with strong support from the local blue ridge community, has delivered an exceptional golf experience that everyone in the area can be proud of. Visiting golfers from around the country, along with local golfers who live full time here in north Georgia, have applauded the quality of the golf experience at Old Toccoa Farm. When you couple this with the steady real estate and membership sales over the past two years, the future of this community is looking bright. Located less than five miles from the charming downtown of blue ridge, Old Toccoa Farm is steadily adding long-term value to this popular tourism destination.
Old Toccoa Farm, A True Sense of Place
Old Toccoa Farm is comprised of 405+ acres of gently sloped forested ridgelines, and over 4,360 feet of Toccoa River frontage, one of the best trout fisheries in the Southeastern United States. This growing community offers property owners the security of a guard-gated entry, along with Blue Ridge city water, private sewer, underground power, cable television and high speed internet. Custom Home, Cottage and Cabin Sites offer golf, mountain, river and wooded views, each with a specific building envelope, ensures every home is sited properly throughout the residential areas of the community. Home building guidelines, in the hands of Preferred Builders, provide for a higher level of predictability with home construction. Old Toccoa Farm has also published forward-thinking architectural design guidelines that call for lower maintenance building materials, smaller-footprints and carports along with garages. This approach ensures the community will reflect an authentic mountain look and feel while also providing smaller square foot home plans that offer gathering spaces and storage for each homeowners needs. For those seeking a closer connection with nature and a simpler way of life with friends and family, you will find it right here at Old Toccoa Farm.
Embrace the Active Lifestyle
Fly Fishing – The ancient Cherokee fish weir at the southern end of the property stands testimony to the Toccoa’s sustenance. Old Toccoa Farm’s sustainably managed trout fishery includes a 100-foot-wide stretch of riffles, rapids and shady pools treasured for its abundance of native brown and rainbow trout. Lessons, classes and guided fishing can be arranged, or enjoy the therapy of being alone on the water.
Paddling – Kayak or Canoe. Slip out in the morning mist for a gentle paddle to a downstream takeout, passing under trestles, bridges and stands of hardwood. Or put in below the dam and ride an afternoon release back to the property by kayak, canoe or paddleboard. With a variety of routes and releases, the experience is unique every time one takes to the water.
Trails – Two and a half miles of trails have been programmed at Old Toccoa Farm, including the Riverside Trail, the invigorating trail through the Valley of Ferns, and the Overlook Trail to Panter’s Perch. Bald eagles, heron and hawks are your guide along the riverside trail — a grassy, zero-grade path that hugs the banks of the Toccoa. The Valley of Ferns starts at the Riverside Trail and heads “up-property” alongside a babbling brook. The Overlook Trail starts at the trailhead and ends at Panter’s Perch where two fire pits await overlooking the golf course below. Or, venture into the heart of the community on mulched trails that pass over streams and through hardwood forests shared with deer, turkey and other abundant wildlife. Those who wish to ramble further afield can join curated adventures along the legendary Appalachian or Benton MacKaye Trail.
Old Toccoa Farm is your base camp for exceptional outdoor adventure — whether you’re shooting world-class rapids on the Ocoee River or hiking past thundering waterfalls along the Trout Adventure Trail, Appalachian Trail or Benton Mackaye Trail. You can also saddle up at one of several local stables for a ridge-top trail ride, or hit the Aska Adventure Area for miles of challenging single-track mountain biking. And there’s more, nearby Noontootla Creek Farms offers Winged Shooting and Sporting Clays – or learn world-class crafts at the renowned John C. Campbell Folk School. Wherever you venture, you’ll find knowledgeable outfitters, experienced guides and friendly locals happy to help with gear selection and route planning.
Enjoy Exceptional Golf
The developer is working to complete the remaining 9-holes of the golf course in 2018. The current 9-holes are nothing short of extraordinary. Lush zoysia fairways and bentgrass greens create an incredible surface for play as the course winds along the Toccoa River and into the landscape’s secluded hills and draws. Native grasses and wicked bunkers complete the experience of this unique Bunker Hill-designed course. Golfers at Old Toccoa Farm enjoy the game in its purest state — and an experience unlike any other in North Georgia, and if you read the reviews on Facebook, some consider it one of the best golf experiences in the Southeast.
Unique to the Old Toccoa Farm golf experience will be the one-of-a-kind 9-hole family par-3 course, also planned to be completed in 2018. If you are just learning the game of golf and feel intimidated to head out on the golf course, you will enjoy the par-3 course. If your grandkids are up visiting and you want to introduce them to the game without the stress associated with being on the golf course, the par-3 course will be the perfect place for kids to learn the game. And of course, the par-3 course will be the ideal place for Members to hone their short game skills. The flexible design of this short game area sets the stage for special times with family and friends.
As word spread that the first 9-holes of golf were ready for play, and folks started to hear stories about fly fishing and kayaking at Old Toccoa Farm, the phone started to ring. “How do I get to play golf at Old Toccoa Farm? Will Memberships be offered to those who don’t own property in Old Toccoa Farm?
And the answer to these questions is simple, yes. When you purchase property in Old Toccoa Farm, you automatically become a Member, but you can also apply for Non-Resident Membership if you don’t own property in Old Toccoa Farm. Corporate Memberships are also available.
Member activities and programs are for all ages. Golfing, yoga, mountain biking, fly fishing, hiking, cycling, walking, social activities and culturally-rich programs – this is what the Old Toccoa Farm lifestyle is about. Membership is designed to bring family and friends together around activities and experiences both on and off the Farm. As the remaining 9-holes are completed and additional amenities are constructed and programmed, membership will continue to grow. With over 200 current members, you might want to become a member now as the Initiation Fee and dues will certainly increase as the membership grows.
Cottages, Cabins & Architecture
The Old Toccoa Farm building program celebrates thoughtful design of smaller homes and outbuildings that blend with their natural settings. Materials such as cedar shake, Poplar bark siding, rough-hewn wood and stone are woven into a collection of pre-designed smaller footprint cottages and cabins that range in size from 1,500 SF to 3,100 SF. These attractive designs minimize long-term maintenance, while providing open floor plans for gathering with friends and family. This common sense approach to home building, provides all you need for living an authentic mountain lifestyle.
Whether you’re interested in primary, dual-primary, secondary or investment home ownership, there are plenty of options available at Old Toccoa Farm. Cottage, Cabin and Custom Home sites are affordably priced from $70,000 and construction costs are coming in at $150 to $200 a square foot.
Old Toccoa Farm & Downtown Blue Ridge
The charming and historic downtown of Blue Ridge is really coming of age. In fact, the town’s irresistible energy has earned it the distinction as “Georgia’s Top Renaissance City.” Bar and grill style food, fine dining and local breweries set the stage for a laid back mountain vibe that is highly contagious. The town is full of day-trippers and families up for long weekends, and that’s what gives Blue Ridge such a unique pulse. You just have to visit to experience it for yourself. It’s a great town and there are many new businesses and ventures underway for 2018.
Here are some of the more popular restaurants and shops in downtown Blue Ridge.
Restaurants & Breweries – Chester Brunnenmeyer’s Bar and Grill, the Blue Ridge Brewery, Cucina Rustica, Blue Jeans Pizza, Black Sheep, Harvest on Main, The Sweet Shoppe of the South, Boro Inn, and Grumpy Old Men Brewery.
Clothing & Accessories – Canoe, Blue Ridge Cotton Company, Gather, Presents of Mine, Ballard’s Shoes, and River Gypsy.
Adventure Gear – The Blue Ridge Fly Shop, Oyster Fine Bamboo Fly Rods and, Blue Ridge Mountain Outfitters.
Arts – Gartrell Gallery, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, Blue Ridge Community Theater, High Country Art, Pezrock, and many other galleries, specialty, and antique establishments.
Also not to be missed – The Ocoee Whitewater Center, Noontootla Creek Farms and Lake Blue Ridge Marina…which has a new lakefront bar & grill that is a favorite during the lake season!
For more information on Old Toccoa Farm please contact us:
Sales: (706) 946-4663
Golf: (706) 946-4653
Old Toccoa Farm
596 Curtis Switch Road
Mineral Bluff, GA 30559