Incredible location at 3,000 ft elevation. 50 mile view! Huge 28x13 rooms, 1600 sq ft Rec Room with pool table, air hockey, 52" Direct TV, Hot tub. Hiking trail, Trout fishing, Kayaking, Tubing right here. Stay where you play! Brand New! 4600 sq ft lodge between Blue Ridge and Ellijay. Watch nature as you dine!
5 on September 06, 2014
My husband and I stayed at Bear Rock Ridge Bed & Breakfast this weekend. It was the first time either of us have ever stayed in a bed and breakfast. I cannot imagine a more perfect experience. Joe treated us like his own family. He provided a hand drawn map of some "off the beaten path" places to go and his directions were perfect! The places he suggested were absolutely amazing. The food was delicious and the accommodations were better than we expected! The view was breathtaking and we both highly recommend this bed & breakfast!!!
5 on May 27, 2014
My husband and I have both raved about our weekend stay at Bear Rock Ridge to everyone we've talked to since returning home. We were both overjoyed with every aspect of our stay. This place is truly a one of a kind bed & breakfast. We felt like we were on top of the world going up 3000 feet and had amazing views to prove it. The beautiful house is owned by Joe and Sandy who made us feel completely at home. They not only made wonderful breakfasts for us to start our day, but they made sure we had a hand drawn map with careful directions and land marks so we found our way to the waterfalls, swinging bridge, hiking trails and best places to eat. Joe even has the road marked with lots of reflectors so guests can find their way home safely in the dark. We felt like we were staying with friends and plan on going back in the fall for another visit.
5 on February 09, 2014
We stayed at the Bear Rock Ridge B&B back in October (2013), and had a truly wonderful time. We had our 18-month-old son with us, and the first floor room was a perfect spot for our small family. It's a full 2 floors away from the other guests, so inevitable child noises (i.e., crying) did not carry across the house or bother other guests. The bedroom is well furnished, and there's a very large living room, game room, and even a sink/refrigerator/microwave which were very helpful with our child's meals and bottles. Joe and Sandy were extremely hospitable and made us feel right at home. Joe gave great directions and suggestions to local sites, and the morning meals were delicious and plentiful. We had a wonderful visit and hope to return next year.
5 on November 03, 2013
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Joe and Sandy immediately made us feel very welcome in their beautiful home. Breakfasts were wonderful each morning ranging from waffles to bacon and eggs to omelets. My personal favorite, the delicious fluffy waffles. Joe has perfected this recipe and serves them with fresh strawberry sauce. Joe was very helpful in giving us directions and telling us about all the areas to explore. Sandy made wonderful desserts for us to enjoy in the evenings and brought hot drinks and blankets as the temperatures cooled down while we relaxed on the deck in their very comfortable swing chairs. The view of the stars is a must-see, especially if you live in areas full of city lights, etc. We fell in love with their precious dog, Harley, and enjoyed sitting in front of the fire place and going downstairs to play a few rounds of pool. The Blue Ridge/Elijay area was fantastic! We enjoyed the antique shops, apple orchards, hiking trails, waterfalls, art shows, and the Elijay Apple Festival. There is an alpaca farm close by, and a train depot in Blue Ridge where you can ride the train which is another special treat. Driving the last stretch to the house is very exciting as it is steep and curvy in spots, so keep your speed going uphill. A car can get up with no problem, and we even saw a UPS truck make a delivery! You cannot be a timid driver. You'll get used to it after a day or two. But, this is what gives you the gorgeous views and the wonderful sounds of nature. Thank you, Joe and Sandy! It was truly a delight meeting you and Harley.
4.2 on October 19, 2013
It was our first time to use B & B & we were kind of surprised when we drove that far & high but when we got to the house we felt so welcome & we loved the place. We were on top of the world, very heavenly! Joe cooked simple breakfast but were superb. Joe & Sandy were good in navigating us to places. They are really nice & friendly folks.
4.8 on September 12, 2013
This stay was beyond our expectations. The views from the deck were so beautiful. The stars at night were like a hand's reach away. I can't wait to return. Joe's directions and guidance to the close by sights, fishing places, and afternoon delights were spot on and so easy to find with his maps! Food was great. Sandy even surprised us with a yummy chocolate cake on Saturday afternoon! The hospitality was superb. All of the bedrooms were so inviting, large and they were welcoming to children as well. I wish we could have found this years ago. We have talked about our time there each day since we left. The recommended restaurant by the river was terrific, best fresh trout ever! I feel like we could trust Sandy and Joe for information and it was just plain fun. They were Great hosts and friendly, yet respected our privacy. Sitting in the hot tub and looking at the stars was so very relaxing. Thanks for the memories. Have already told our friends. D&B L
5 on September 09, 2013
Me And My Girlfriend Stayed With Sandy and Joe 2 Nights, Amazing We had a great time breath taking views , Wonderful Breakfast truly a great getaway::)) The Hummingbirds are my favorite and sandy's apple loaf cake this was my 1st time at a bed n breakfast I really enjoyed:))
4.2 on August 21, 2013
Never expected we would be driving that high but when we got to the house we were really happy to see the amazing view. Joe & Sandy are beautiful couples, very warm & accommodating. Joe was always helpful in giving directions and very patient in giving details. We truly enjoyed the places we visited. Breakfast were yummy & with Joe's entertaining conversation there is no dull moment spent around the table. We had the Deer Room & we loved waking up every morning looking at the trees & mountains. Will surely recommend it my family & friends.
4.4 on August 02, 2013
The amazing ride "up" only heightened our expectations. Once there, we thought we were on top of the world. Gorgeous views. Joe and Sandy we warm and welcoming hosts eager to make sure we had an enjoyable time. Without the maps that Joe drew, we would have missed some great hiking and sights. We do look forward to another visit.
5 on July 08, 2013
What a wonderfully warm place to stay! It didn't matter that we had enough rain to float the ark on the 4 nights we stayed. It was a great get away and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We felt very much at home- Joe and Sandy made sure of that. The home is beautiful, inside and out. Our room was comfortable, as was our bed. The breakfast was very good and filling. Sandy did the prep and Joe did the cooking. We fell in love with the area and visited some great restaurants and hiked some even better trails thanks to Joe's recommendations. Can't wait to go back! Patty and Jim
Rich Mountain Wildlife area, Countryside, Mountains, Small town
Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield Intl.) 90 miles
Interstate 75 north to Interstate 575 north, this becomes Hwy 515 and take approx 60 miles to Ellijay or Blue Ridge
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, white water rafting,, Kayaking, Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, waterfalls, Trout fishing, hunting, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill, Computer, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , air hockey, tread mill exercize equipment, pool table, 6 person Hot Tub
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting
Joe and Sandy Germain
Hiking, Camping, Sports, Sewing, Fishing, kayaking, Motorcycles
Egg casserole, Fresh fruits, Cobblers, Fresh cakes
Incredible delicious cassaroles , multiple cheeses, peppers, sausage and super French Toast with fresh crushed fruits . Always homemade chocolate chip cookies, cakes and cobblers for guests