Visit Historic Downtown Blue Ridge

By on February 1, 2017

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A visit to Historic Downtown Blue Ridge any time of year is a great way to escape to the mountains.

Just 90 minutes north of Atlanta and a day’s drive from five Southeastern states, Blue Ridge, GA is nestled at the base of the Appalachian Mountains. Historic downtown Blue Ridge is a lively quaint town where you can come in from an outdoor adventure to savor a fine dining experience or micro brewery beer and burgers. Visitors can also enjoy boutique shopping, antiquing and gallery hopping. Historic Downtown Blue Ridge has a sophisticated and cultural feel, with a friendliness that makes everyone feel welcome.

Blue Jeans Pizza & Pasta Factory, The Safehouse Lounge and The Overlook Room

With great hand-made pizza, cold beer and a big screen TV, Blue Jeans Pizza & Pasta Factory serves up quality food and friendly service in a casual atmosphere. Far from fast food- each dish is cooked to order- so expect longer wait times on the weekends. Choose from appetizers, wings, salads, stromboli, calzones, burgers, pasta and pizza! Enjoy draft and bottled beer, local craft beer, wine and sangria. Full bar and menu in the Safehouse Lounge (adults only.) Book a special event in the Safehouse Lounge or the Overlook Room.

Blue Jeans Pizza and Pasta
The Hampton Bldg.
11 Mountain Street, Blue Ridge GA 30513
706.632. 6503/6504
www.bluejeansblueridge.com
Hours: Monday – Saturday 11:00am – 9:00pm

Blue Ridge Adventure Wear

Blue Ridge Adventure Wear is the lifestyle clothing store for the mountains.
Located next to the train depot in the heart of downtown Blue Ridge, GA, we have served your clothing needs for more than a decade.

We invite you to visit us at our friendly store in downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia where you will find a large selection of clothing, including Life is Good, Columbia Sportswear, Woolrich, ExOfficio, Kavu, Royal Robbins and Toad & Co. Whether you are going hiking or just need a pair of casual yet comfortable shoes for strolling our beautiful little town, come check out our footwear lines of Acorn, Keen, Merrell, Teva, and Sanuk shoes. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Blue Ridge Adventure Wear
661 East Main Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706. 632. 3991
www.blueridgeadventurewear.com
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 10am to 5 or 6pm
Fri & Sat: 10am to 7 or 8pm
Sun: 11am to 5 or 6pm

Blue Ridge Barber Shop

Located in the Hampton Square Building below Blue Jeans Pizza, Blue Ridge Barber Shop in Blue Ridge, GA is the newest secret in providing quality haircuts and barber services for gentlemen of all ages. Our trained barbers will do their best to make you feel at home when you come to Blue Ridge Barber Shop. Our goal is to make each visit a stress-free and relaxing experience. With our top notch facility and properly trained staff, we know that gentlemen like you want to be taken care of and that is what we do best! Butch Morton, Master Barber, has been cutting hair for more than 40 years. He has participated in numerous competition events over the years having won The Georgia State Championship one time and The Southeastern Open event two times. He has also placed second several times and once finished with a third place showing. Butch has also trained other Barbers, as well as, judged many competition events in the California Concepts Style Cutting.

Blue Ridge Barber Shop
The Hampton Building
11 Mountain Street Suite #8
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706. 632. 1114
www.blueridgebarbers.com
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday 8:00am – 3:00pm

3rd Annual Blue Ridge Mountains Wine & Jazz Festival

Saturday May 6th 3-9 pm. Kharisma Entertainment and Teatrees Boutique Spa are bringing hot jazz, great wines, fine art, and delicious cuisine, to beautiful Blue Ridge, GA. Come sample a diversity of wines, while enjoying delicious food, browse the many talented vendors and listen to top jazz performers in a beautiful outdoor setting. Purchase wine by the glass or bottle and bring your blanket and lawn chairs to relax in while listening to great music. The focus of the Blue Ridge Mountains Wine & Jazz Festival is to provide financial support and opportunities for students of jazz music.
For tickets and info visit:
http://blueridgewineandjazz.com/

Chester Brunnenmeyer’s Bar & Grill

Chester’s is a rustic American bar and grill located on the corner of East Main and Depot Street in beautiful, historic downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia. The bar and grill has a modern rustic feel and features high quality food, an impressive wine list, signature cocktails, and regionally crafted beer. Both food and drink menus have many offerings from the southeastern region, as well as other departures from the ordinary and seasonal selections.

Chester Brunnenmeyer’s Bar & Grill

733 East Main Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706. 258. 2539
chestersblueridge.com
Hours: Mon–Th 4:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am, Sunday 12:30pm.

Design Refind

Design Re-Find is a home furnishings consignment store located at 146 Depot Street in Blue Ridge. It was started in 2011 and is now in its fifth year of providing high quality furnishings to area residents and is a valuable source for cabin and traditional home décor.

We also sell unique creations by area artists, from custom built furniture, paintings, barnwood frames, craftsman created mirrors and pottery pieces. Come to our store located across the street from Blue Ridge City Hall and discover a treasure trove of fabulous items for your home or weekend cabin, at great prices and with fantastic service by our friendly staff of locals.

Design Re-Find Inc.
146 Depot Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706. 946. 2031
www.designrefind.com

Douglas Inn

Our affordable accommodations offer the comforts of home with our spacious suites featuring a private bedroom with one king bed, fully amennatized kitchen and large living room. For larger parties we can adjoin a Suite to a double queen room. That gives you 2 bathrooms, 3 TV’s, & 3 beds. When combined we can accommodate up 6-8 individuals comfortably. For those travelers who just need a place to rest their head, our single units with 2 queen beds will fit you perfectly. We live on site to ensure all aspects of our business can be properly taken care of in order to meet our guest expectations. We offer 25 units in a quiet location on a ridge overlooking Blue Ridge, just a mile or less from downtown. Dog friendly!

Douglas Inn & Suites
1192 Windy Ridge Road
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706. 258. 3600
www.douglasinnblueridge.com

Gartrell Gallery and Studios

Come see this hidden gem of downtown Blue Ridge. You will find all types, sizes and price ranges of beautiful, hand-created works of art — there is something for everyone here. Our gallery is a beautiful space that features artists from near and far. We offer art classes, wine tastings, artist openings, special events and much, much more. The unique, elegantly lighted and appointed gallery is also available for your special event; anything from a small meeting or luncheon to a grand party of wedding! So come see this special place that has become the talk of the town!

Gartrell Gallery and Studios
733 East Main Street Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706. 258. 2702
gartrellgallery.com

GOODSPEED ARCHITECTS Inc.

GOODSPEED ARCHITECTS, INC. offers personal “hands on” Professional Quality Design Solutions for clients to ensure value and superior construction of their facilities, with maintenance and liability concerns realized, through “Timeless Design” and a “Client First” approach. Having over 40 years of professional architectural design experience, David Goodspeed, AIA opened GOODSPEED ARCHITECTS, INC. for business in January 2013 in Fannin County, Georgia. This design practice began with a goal to provide Professional Architectural and Interior Design Services for clients in North Georgia and surrounding areas. The focus market for this practice is tailored for small to medium sized projects in the Commercial, Retail, Corporate, and Residential markets. Additionally, GAI provides design services to meet the requirements of K-12 + University Education, Liturgical, Healthcare, Hospitality and Building Envelope + Moisture design needs.

GOODSPEED ARCHITECTS, INC.
Po Box 145, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
C: 813.480.5519 O: 706.838.0331
www.goodspeed-architects.com

Mountain Wellness Retreats

People have “retreated” to beautiful natural areas since the inception of our species. We have done this to find solace, peace-of-mind, for healing and re-balancing. The beautiful southern Appalachian Mountains are a magnate for people world-wide, and our visitor list reflects this. Come “run away to the mountains” with us! A Mountain Retreat can change you and your life!

“Thank you so much, Anne – I feel so much more optimistic and motivated now about my career and life!” AP, Texas

“I definitely recommend you to anyone wanting clarity and valuable support tools for life’s path!” PH, Missouri

“Anne, thank you for continuing to support my health and sense of well-being using your many natural and energy medicine tools! I’ve become a believer!” BL, Georgia

“You are my go-to practitioner for autoimmune relief and up-to-date alternative options! Thanks!” FG, Massachusetts

Contact Dr. Anne Merkel to Register Today!
706-374-6460
www.arielagroup.com/retreat
(Gift Certificates are Available)

Qinti – The Peruvian Store

QINTI means hummingbird in Quechua. (… Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration.) We are a Peruvian Shop, and through QINTI, our aim is to provide you with unique items using the finest materials: Baby Alpaca, Sterling Silver, and Pima Cotton – at great value! Baby Alpaca fiber is considered a luxury, rarer than cashmere, as only the first shearing of the animal may be labeled Baby Alpaca. The fiber is light, very fine, but more resistant and much warmer than wool. We offer a beautiful variety of sweaters and accessories in Baby Alpaca, in a rainbow of colors, in a fine knit or hand-woven on a wooden loom… simply gorgeous! Handcrafted Sterling silver jewelry and frames, combining colonial and contemporary elements. We mainly use 950 silver, which dramatically increases brightness and detail sharpness. Our exquisitely crafted handbags in Pima cotton and leather are a fashion statement in design. Throughout our shop you will find a synthesis of European and indigenous influences with a wonderful and distinct Latin American flavor. Come by and be delighted!

Qinti- The Peruvian Store
531 East Main Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706-946-8889
www.ArtisanSilverGifts.com

Rose Van Dyke, Associate Broker, Coldwell Banker High Country Realty

“From the moment I shake the client’s hand, one immediately senses my enthusiasm for our region; sense of community, various lifestyles, and the grandeur of landscape. The vastness of this region be it Fannin Co., 40% National Forest, or neighboring Gilmer and Union Counties are more than a day trip. Prepare yourself for an adventure! Yes, I am an Atlanta convert, but having purchased my Blue Ridge home 13 years ago almost qualifies me as local. My diverse background includes Broker, Luxury Home Builder/Developer liaison, and Buyer/Seller Agent. Happiness is key in every transaction, and one finds true bliss in this environment. I embrace real estate challenges. I take those roads less traveled and have learned one can build on any mountain. The rivers and lakes will rise again and as Blue Ridge evolves, in- town living is now in. There is never a bad day in the Mountains I say.”

Rose Van Dyke
Coldwell Banker High Country Realty
274 W. Main Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
404-583-1035
Rose.cbhighcountry@gmail.com

StudioTrimble

StudioTrimble, Inc., the Southern Appalachian premier commercial and residential interior design firm is celebrating it’s 25 year anniversary! Incorporated in Atlanta by owner, designer Cindy Trimble, ASID the firm has amassed a broadly diverse portfolio of unique commercial and residential projects. A graduate of Emory University (BA Business & History of Art/Architecture) and Rhode Island School of Design, (BFA Interior Architecture) Cindy is a Registered Interior Designer in Georgia, is NCIDQ Certified and by appointment from Governor Nathan Deal, sits on the State Board of Architects & Interior Designers. The studio is full service, providing auto cad drawing, 3-D modeling and rendering drawings, lighting design, interior and exterior detailing, finish and color selections, Kitchen and bath design, complete decoration services (furniture, accessories, artwork, rugs, window treatments, etc.) In 2016, StudioTrimble was recipient of an ASID State Design Award for Hospitality Design for their design of Chester’s in Blue Ridge.

StudioTrimble, Inc.
146 Depot Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706. 946. 2030
www.studiotrimble.com

Tupelo Tea

Tupelo Tea Inc. was formed with a mission to offer over 80 premium tea blends to tea lovers who are always exploring new flavors. Our tea blends offer unique and captivating taste experiences to tea enthusiasts, giving them a truly enjoyable experience.

Tupelo Tea
531 East Main St, Blue Ridge GA 30513
706. 946. 8327
www.TupeloTea.com
10am to 6pm 7 days a week ACLM

For more information on visiting Blue Ridge contact:
The Blue Ridge Business Association
PO Box 2527
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706-258-2432
www.bestofblueridge.biz