Bear Rock Ridge Bed & Breakfast

881 Fox Mountain Rd , Cherry Log, GA 30522 USA (Show map)

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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, Hiking trail, Trout fishing, Kayaking, Tubing right here. Stay where you play! 4600 sq ft lodge between Blue Ridge and Ellijay. Watch nature as you dine! Like having a huge mountaintop cabin

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Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

hiker heaven

5 on March 29, 2016

My friend and I spent two different nights here with Joe and Sandy. They were wonderful hosts and went above and beyond to help us out. We were backpacking the first 50 miles of the Benton MacKaye Trail. Joe picked us up ahead of a storm and took us back to the trail the next day. We spent another night before heading home. Looking forward to coming back with family in the future. We can highly recommend it for anyone who likes spectacular views and waffles!


Spectacular stay at the tip top of a mountain

5 on March 22, 2016

This resort on top of Rich Mountain is an architectural and scenic marvel. The scale of the “cabin” is massive, as are the accommodations. When our host realized we were a family traveling with adult children, he placed the children upstairs in the Deer Room and the parents upstairs in the Fox Room. The wrap around porch encouraged peaceful reflection and inspiring views of sunsets and stars. The host is extremely helpful, escorting us up the mountain, providing minute directions, and recommending places of interest in Ellijay, Blue Ridge, and the Chattahoochee National Forest. The hosts’ little dog Harley will show you his toys while you eat a delicious breakfast before hiking to the waterfalls and swinging bridges set among lush rhododendron. Evenings we watched the basketball tournament in the downstairs playroom, which is also equipped with a pool table. We only wish we had stayed long enough to microwave some popcorn and enjoy the accommodations while listening to our host’s stories. Several times during our brief stay, I thought the setting would make a perfect writer’s retreat.


Beautiful Views; Average rooms & Service

3.4 on October 18, 2015

The special part of this B&B is absolutely the view and the location! The views of the mountains are spectacular and there is tons of peace and quiet to be enjoyed here. I'm not sure how the service compares to other B&Bs in Blue Ridge, but I'm confident the view cannot be beat. The service was fine, nothing outstanding in particular. The hosts (Joe and Sandy) were kind and offered up much information about what to do in the area. This B&B feels very much like a residential home with rooms that are rented out. Often times, we felt like we were intruding somehow though we were reassured to make ourselves at home. There are many little details that other B&B's have that seem to be missing here (Afternoon teas, wine offered in evenings, bottled water in rooms, bathroom toiletries that you would see in hotels, etc.) The towels are old/mis-matched and could stand to be upgraded. The rooms themselves met my expectations, but did not by any means exceed them. The bed was not particularly comfortable (one old pillow provided per person) and the linens were worn out. If rating on the "Bed & Breakfast portion of this stay" we were left with much to be desired. The breakfast was fine but could have been better (Presentation, options, etc.). I have had much better in similarly priced B&Bs where attention to detail make all the difference. I don't think this B&B is 5-stars as I think the amenities services offered aren't quite up to that level. A 3-star rating of "Meets my expectations" is exactly how I felt about our stay (Perfectly fine, but did not exceed my expectations of what we would get here). The view, location and host are absolutely 5-star, which seems to make the most difference to the guests who have stayed here with rave reviews.


Great north Georgia getaway spot!

5 on July 30, 2015

What a perfect getaway spot! Great central location in north Georgia between Blue Ridge and Ellijay. We have stayed in this area many times before but discovered Bear Rock Ridge online and took a chance for a one night stay. We just booked our next stay on the way out and can't wait to return! Joe was very patient and helpful giving us great directions on getting there and then onto area attractions. He and Sandy have an obvious passion for what they do and made us feel right at home. Yes, you have to drive up the mountain to get there but once on top you are rewarded with a gorgeous panorama which is captivating. The home is so unique with spacious rooms and all the comforts you'd expect. Breakfast was great too. The only problem was we had to leave! Oh well, looking forward to the next visit.


Perfect Retreat!

5 on November 06, 2014

This is a truly amazing bed and breakfast. The location of the home and the view of the vistas from the rooms are spectacular. Joe and Sandy have made it not only like a bed and breakfast but like your home away from home. The hand drawn maps that Joe makes shows his utmost care to not only ensure you have a good stay but a trip that you would see the marvels that the surrounding area and nature has to show. It was such a blessing to have this experience. I have to say that the night I arrived at 0200 hrs 'twas a snowy and stormy night. Yet Joe with his good cheer, had driven down the mountain onto the closest Hwy to make sure that I wasn't stuck in snow and that I wouldn't get lost. In short, I would have to say that it's just a matter of when I go back to stay at Bear Rock Ridge. God bless. Barryton


A Place in Heaven!

5 on November 04, 2014

From the moment we arrived, we were wowed by the beautiful view. The cabin is beautiful and the rooms are big and spacious. The hosts make the place so welcoming. Joe knows everything to do in the area. He provides maps and lots of great places to visit. Sandy is a sweet soft spoken person. They make you feel like you are visiting old friends or family and you want to come back to just say hi. I cannot say enough good things about our stay. Sandy baked us a cake for our anniversary and the breakfast was delicious. If you are coming to relax or just explore, this is the place to stay!


Floridians visit Bear Rock Ridge Bed & Breakfast

5 on November 03, 2014

Top-rated! Joe & Sandy are the gracious hosts of their mountaintop home and Bed & Breakfast in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Their home is so charming & picturesque that in the future you will want to plan another visit to the Georgia mountains just to revisit the home & your hosts -- so apart from bustling city-life. From walking on the Swinging Bridge over the Toccoa River & climbing the 600 steps of the Amicolola Falls to the front-row attendance of the annual wooden Chain-saw Competition in neighboring Elijay & Blue Ridge & touring the Dawsonville Antique Car Show, Arts & Crafts & Moonshine Festival, our time at Bear Rock Ridge Bed & Breakfast was memorable. Took the most beautiful photos of Autumn landscapes & scenes ever in my life. And if you go, be sure and ask Sandy & Joe why they gave their place the enchanting name ofBear Rock Ridge Bed & Breakfast!


Amazing!

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!!!


Amazing!

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.


Wonderful spot -- even for small family

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.


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Rooms & Rates

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Huge bedrooms. 28x13 to 24x13

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 3 Queen , 1 Double , 4 Twin

Nightly Rate: $139 - $149

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Location

Location Type

Rich Mountain Wildlife area, Countryside, Mountains, Small town

Airport

Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield Intl.) 90 miles

Directions to property:

From Blue Ridge- Take Aska Rd south to right onto Big Creek Rd,go 4.5 miles to Big Creek Trail on left From Ellijay- Take Hwy 52 east to left onto Big Creek Rd,go 8.2 miles and turn left to stay on Big Creek Rd and go 5.7 miles to Big Creek Trail on right..Go up mountain on Fox Mountain Rd. to B&B

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Billiards, Computer, Copier, Fireplace, Movie library, Parking, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , air hockey, tread mill exercize equipment, pool table,50 inch TVs

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

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

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Policies

  • Check In:: open
  • Check Out:: 1PM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required small dogs, under 25 lbs
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 25% upon reservation
  • Cancellations: 2 week notice

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Joe and Sandy Germain

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

Hiking, Camping, Sports, Sewing, Fishing, kayaking, Motorcycles

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 7:30 to 9:00 AM
  • Serving Location: 75 ft outdoor deck, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Vegetarian


Signature Dish

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