Rustic lodge features hand-hewn beams, stone fireplaces, antique furniture, mountain views. 95-acre parcel includes river frontage, plus ½ mile on trout-stocked creek, pond and waterfall. Wildlife encounters, hiking trails, tubing, swimming, on-property shuttle. Gated for privacy and serenity.
King or twin beds, deluxe bedding, hand-made quilts; wood-burning fireplace, couch in sitting area, antique refrigerator and desk, spacious Old World bath with claw-foot tub and separate tiled shower. Private entry to 90ft deck. Mountain views, wildlife observation.
5 on May 04, 2014
My wife and I celebrated the week of our 45th wedding anniversary travelling south from PA. Little did we know the jewel (a diamond in the woods) we would find with Bart and Nina. The penultimate hosts could not do enough for us - pampered yet left to ourselves every day. Their property is beautiful and the dogwoods in bloom were a special gift, as were the flock of wild turkeys and two herd of deer; one gentle enough to feed. Do yourself a favor and visit this place and meet the fine hosts.
Thank you so much for sharing your comments and thank you for sharing your anniversary with us. We're glad you made happy memories.
5 on March 27, 2014
Firefly Lodge is a unique and perfect place to enjoy nature and that's exactly what we did. We loved the tour Nina gave us through the gardens and property to the creek filled with trout, and marveled at the close-up interaction of the deer that came up to the lodge. Our breakfast was always a special meal, and Nina surprised us every evening with her delicious home made desserts. And the ambience of warm and comfy lodge along with our time around the wood burning fireplace completed our evenings. Nina and Bart pour their heart and soul into everything and we will be back. John and Camille.
Thank you for reviewing your stay at Firefly Lodge. It was our pleasure to serve you and to share our property and wildlife with you.
5 on January 14, 2014
We had a wonderful weekend celebrating our 23rd wedding anniversary at this beautiful lodge. We enjoyed getting to know Nina and Bart who pampered us throughout our stay and made us feel like family. We were so excited to meet Bambi (deer) and her gang as well as the turkeys. The breakfasts and snacks were outstanding. I highly recommend the apple cobbler with ice cream. The property offers so much to do from walking trails, creeks, rivers, wildlife, etc. We enjoyed magnificent sunsets and star gazing right off the back deck of our room. We especially like the home theater system, it was like being at the drive-in! We plan to return soon. The lodge is rich with history and beautiful antiques. We could go on an on- go and see for yourself. You won't be disappointed!
Thank you for your kind comments. We are so glad you were happy with your choice of a place to stay on your 23rd anniversary. It was our pleasure to share in your celebration of such an important milestone.
5 on October 19, 2013
There is just sooo much to say about this unique and serene property. The breakfast can't be beat- pecan pancakes with berries, bananas, and whipped cream with sausage on the side. Oh my! Enjoy the deer and turkey you can see from the front porch. One deer you can actually feed, her name is Bambi of course! Sit next to the fire inside with coffee, hot tea or hot chocolate! A specially made dessert and snacks in the evening. Enjoy a hot bath in the bear claw tub with some Chardonnay! Just simply perfect! Enjoy the large cozy living room with a projection screen. Take a short hike then visit downtown Blue Ridge, come home and watch a movie on the big screen and have some snacks by the fire. Or build a fire outside and make s'mores. So many choices to meet your needs. Simply heaven on earth, it can't be beat! Not to mention the handmade house with so much character! You won't regret it!
5 on October 03, 2013
I live on another continent ( island really) and our billing system is totally not compatible with the US. I ended up having to send a cheque and while I waited the best Hostess, Nina kept me updated via email. Nina and Bart were up for our late arrival and had been in communication since my plane landed to ensure we didn't get lost. Each night Nina made a special dessert. We'd gone apple picking a few days later and she made an apple crumble with them! The night sounds were so soothing that we slept with the doors open. In the mornings, the deer would skitter across the expansive property. I'm describing heaven, pretty much. Nina and Bart were unintrusive and as available as we wanted them to be! Bart was full of details and charming stories of the Lodge's history. They have a waterfall on their property! And if you like to fish??? There's no other place to be really. I'm in love. With the Firefly Fishinf Lodge, it's quaint little town, it's amenities and with Nina and Bart. I'm a singer and it turns out that Nina is a poet. We stayed up late sharing with each other the night before I left. They have the most gorgeous library with a hidden surprise! A drop down screen with LCD projected television and movies!! This little rustic getaway is a techie's dream as well. It's gonna see my face every year...and I'll know that I'm home when I sink into the MOST comfortable bed EVER! ( I've travelled the world and stayed at swanky hotels only to call down for more blankets and set up camp on the floor.) This place is a no brainier and I'd love to keep it to myself...BUT I'll share it with you as long as there's always a place for me:) Now, GO! I bet it's beautiful in winter!! Love, Joy T Barnum
River frontage, Fishing creek frontage, Countryside, Mountains
Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield Intl.) 114 miles
Take 285W/GA407W toward Birmingham/Chattanooga. Go 21.7mi. Exit 20 for I-75N. Follow I-75N toward Marietta/Chattanooga 9.6mi. Exit 268 for GA5N toward Canton, continue 75.7mi. (GA5N becomes US76/GA515). Turn Left on 60 N, go 4.5 mi to Curtis Switch, turn Left. Go 1 mi to Mercury, go right .5mi, turn right on Robert Miller Lane, a dirt road. Continue .7 mi bearing right into Firefly gate.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Drive-In Movie theater, Whitewater rafting, Horseback riding, Helecopter tours, Zip lining, Historic scenic railroad, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast, Other
BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, DVD Player, Internet Service, Piano, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Private exit to 90' deck, Shuttle transport to waterfront, trails, 120" home movie theatre, surround sound
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Turndown Service
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Kayaking, World Class Fly Fishing Packages, Wildlife Observation/Interaction, Kayaking/Tubing/Canoeing, Firefly Treasure Hunt, Firefly Safari, Campfire Storytelling/Native American History, Swimming, Water sports
Nina and Bart Gilbert
wild deer,turkeys,fish, birds Others
Fly fishing; creative arts; writer, workshop leader
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , By request
cobblers,signature pancakes w/ fresh fruit compote
home made fruit cobblers with local fresh fruit; banana-nut pancakes smothered in fruit compote and fresh-whipped cream; coffee/tea bar with gourmet evening snacks