Folk Arts at the John Campbell Folk School – Brasstown, NC

Folk Arts at the John Campbell Folk School – Brasstown, NC

The John Campbell Folk School* located in Brasstown, NC is well-known for the many folk arts and sciences that are taught there. People from all over the nation have visited the School to learn the dying crafts of basketweaving, blacksmithing, spinning and dyeing thread, millinery, and woodcarving (to name a few things!). The School offers opportunities to learn under the instruction of skilled crafts-people who are experts in their work and are eager to pass it on to others, young and old alike. You can visit the John C. Campbell Folk School website to read about what classes are available from the professionals themselves. There is sure to be something for everyone! If you are interested in visiting the beautiful mountains and turning your stay into an educational adventure learning about timeless folk arts, request a catalog of offered classes and products here.

The wonderful thing about studying at the School is that it is located a comfortable 15 minutes drive** from Peachtree Cove RV Park, and booking your stay with us is easy! Contact us for more information and to reserve your site, and don’t forget to check out other nearby attractions.

*PCRV does not necessarily endorse any or all activities at any given event or location.

** All times given based on information found on maps.google.com. PCRV does not take responsibility for any or all changes in the information supplied.

Lake Chatuge near PCRV

Lake Chatuge near PCRV

If you are considering a stay at Peachtree Cove, then you probably already know that all of our sites are either creekfront or riverfront. But what about supplementing your stay with a visit to Lake Chatuge,* located in Hiawassee, Georgia – only 37 minutes from PCRV.** Pack a picnic lunch and head out to enjoy a day on the lake!

Lake Chatuge is a TVA lake that features many public boat ramps for easy-access to all water sports. But there’s far more than that! In addition to the access to water sports such as boating, fishing, swimming, and skiing, there are lakeside (yet on-ground!) options for the whole family. The Towns County Recreational Beach is not only a public swimming beach, but also boasts picnic tables and playgrounds for the ultimate family evening by the lake.

The area is also pet friendly, and offers practical amenities such as free parking, public restrooms, and self-guided tours. Additionally, it is open year ’round and is free admission.

Contact us to reserve your site at PCRV – and then anticipate a day at the lovely Lake Chatuge!

Looking for other nearby attractions? Visit our Attractions page to check out some of your options, including the Biltmore Estate, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and more!

 

*PCRV does not necessarily endorse any or all activities at any given event or location.

** All times given based on information found on maps.google.com. PCRV does not take responsibility for any or all changes in the information supplied.

Events in Georgia – Autumn 2018

Events in Georgia – Autumn 2018

What could be more perfect to bring on the feeling of fall than a visit to the mountains and fun, family-friendly events in Georgia?

Are you looking for the perfect getaway for fall break? Maybe you are a full-time RVer who would like to try something new in the southeast. Maybe you are researching the right opportunity to spend quality time with the grandchildren. Whatever your story, wherever, or whatever you call home, consider visiting Peachtree Cove this fall. There are many interesting events* taking place in nearby north Georgia to enhance your stay with a day-jaunt. And of course, there are always the beautiful Smoky Mountains that should be reaching their zenith of multi-colored beauty sometime in October.

This is a season you don’t want to miss! Below is a list of events in Georgia to consider for your Fall 2018 vacation, including festivals and special occasions in Blairsville** (35 minutes from PCRV), Hiawassee** (38 minutes from PCRV), Ellijay** (57 minutes from PCRV), Jasper** (1 hour, 20 minutes from PCRV), and Alpharetta** (2 hours, 5 minutes from PCRV). And most of all, don’t forget to contact us to reserve your site before we are booked up for the most popular season of the year!

 

Alpharetta Scarecrow Harvest | Alpharetta, GA – September 29

Georgia Marble Festival | Jasper, GA – October 6-7

Georgia Mountain Fall Festival | Hiawassee, GA – October 12-20 

Georgia Apple Festival | Ellijay, GA – October 13-14, 20-21

Blairsville Sorghum Festival | Blairsville, GA – October 13-14, 20-21

 

Contact us today to book your stay at Peachtree Cove for a wonderful autumn getaway. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Looking for other nearby attractions? Visit our Attractions page to check out some of your options, including the Biltmore Estate, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and more!

 

 

*PCRV does not necessarily endorse any or all activities at any given event or location.

** All times given based on information found on maps.google.com. PCRV does not take responsibility for any or all changes in the information supplied.

 

 

 

 

 

Visit the North Georgia Mountains

Visit the North Georgia Mountains

Many people don’t realize that Peachtree Cove is located a comfortable and lovely hour’s drive away from Blue Ridge, Georgia. This mountain city is nestled in the heart of the lovely North Georgia mountains. Each year, hundreds of people flock to the North Georgia mountains to enjoy the beautiful scenery, tour the quaint historic downtown Blue Ridge, and soak up hours of relaxation up in the heights.

Perhaps one of the greatest advantages of touring in the North Georgia mountains is that, while many thousands flock for a visit each season, the area rarely, if ever, takes on the feeling of a major tourist attraction with all of the entailed chaos and traffic. There are also many activities to help make the most of your vacation and family time, including the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, floating down the Toccoa River, horseback riding through the mountains, scenic driving for motorists, hiking, and more! And the best news of all? You can visit during any season: all year ’round!

There are numerous restaurants scattered throughout Blue Ridge offering wonderful dining experiences to enhance your visit. Also, don’t forget about the many charming shops at which you can purchase scores of quality items to add that special touch to your home and life, or as gifts for the ones you love. From home furnishings and décor to old fashioned candy and everything in between, you can build up your vacation to the highest notch possible when you take advantage of all Blue Ridge has to offer.

If you think you need to stay in Blue Ridge to benefit from all it offers, don’t be mistaken. Peachtree Cove RV Park is ready and waiting to welcome you to the mountains. And besides, what could be better than basking in the beautiful Smokies of Western North Carolina at night, while still making the most of a North Georgia experience?

Still hesitating about the right destination for you? Check out our Attractions page for more information, and read about other attractions in the area here. Contact us today to make your reservation at Peachtree Cove!

New Picnic Tables for Peachtree Cove

New Picnic Tables for Peachtree Cove

It’s time to build some new tables for Peachtree Cove RV Park. Some of the old ones are still in use, but after years of enduring weather, we decided it was time to retire the old and replace with new. After all, could the camping experience be complete without a picnic table? 🙂 We found a pattern for the tables that uses synthetic decking, which would prove to be more weather resistant. It’s been a great project for the guys at our house, and they’ve been enjoying the process!

4th of July Cookout at Peachtree Cove RV Park

4th of July Cookout at Peachtree Cove RV Park

One of the traditional ways to celebrate 4th of July is to have a cookout. What fun it was to spend time with our guests here at Peachtree Cove who were in Murphy this year on Independence Day! We thoroughly enjoyed the hotdogs, the conversations, the laughter, the songs, the corn toss competition, the ice cream… it was a delightful July 4th gathering. We hope you will make plans to visit Peachtree Cove for July 4th, 2019!

Rafting in Western North Carolina

Rafting in Western North Carolina

What better way to spend a vacation in Western North Carolina than to raft our nationally known Nantahala River? Winding through what is commonly known as the Nantahala Gorge, the River is hemmed in by towering mountains and beautiful view of the sky. Rafting here is a wonderful way to make family memories, enjoy another aspect of God’s wonderful creation, and experience the delights of cold water and rapids.

Every summer, hundreds of tourists flock to the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina to visit the Nantahala. Flowing beside the two-lane US Highway 19/74, this lovely river is a striking combination of adventure and calm. The highway is dotted with numerous areas for picnicking and enjoying the river while staying dry. For the majority, however, paddling the river is the greatest attraction.

There are many local rafters who are ready to help make your trip down the river a success. There’s the Nantahala Outdoor Center, the Paddle Inn Rafting Company, WILDWATER, and Carolina Outfitters, to name a few. Book your journey down the Nantahala now!

If you are looking for a home-base from which to launch your adventures at the river, consider your search ended. Peachtree Cove RV Park is the perfect place to set up camp so you can enjoy days on the river to the fullest. Contact us for more information and to make your reservation.