Those who know me, know I love the outside. I’ve always been drawn to the outdoors but it wasn’t until I reached my 25th year that I realized how much. To feed my love for nature, my lovely sister planned a weekend up in North Georgia just outside a little town called Hiawassee. It was my birthday as well as my brother-in-law’s birthday, so a weekend at a cabin seemed like a great way to celebrate.
We drove the over two hours to get there (Atlanta traffic sucks!) on a Friday night. I love looking out the window and watching the scenery change mile after mile. The hills starts to appear and the world seems to get greener and greener. When the flea markets seems to appear on every corner, you know you’ve made it. We finally found our turn, drove past the barn and horses and found our little cabin amongst the trees.
Our residence for the weekend? An adorable place called Henson Cove Place.
We didn’t stay in the main house but in a little cabin just behind it. I don’t have a picture of it but it doesn’t take much imagination to picture a typical wooden cabin. I really loved our cabin but I wouldn’t have minded staying in the main house so I could enjoy the beautiful front porch more.
These trips always remind me of how much I love North Georgia. It’s so much more peaceful, beautiful and green up here.
Besides the hills/mountains, there are also tons of lakes with fantastic views.
On Saturday, we rented a boat and spent the morning out on the water. We drove around, went tubing, read and enjoyed the views. It was fantastic. I only wish we could have stayed longer.
After dropping the boat back off, we had lunch and took a long nap (and I finally got to finish The Fifth Element aka best movie ever). When we felt a little more refreshed, we got ourselves together and made our way over to Young Harris, GA to a beautiful winery called Crane Creek Vineyards.
Can it get any more beautiful than that?
We tried a number of delicious wines and chose a couple to take home. There was a white wine that we all liked, so we brought it and some cheese and crackers outside to enjoy in the sunshine. It was magical.
The evening ended after a delicious dinner at a local restaurant and some drinks on the front porch.
The next day we went hiking at Vogel State Park and then went home. A great weekend all around.