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Hawks Ridge Cabin is nestled on a large private lot near the Toccoa River in Blue Ridge, Georgia, and it’s a great mix of rustic mountain charm and upscale luxury. This cabin from Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals is open, spacious, and great for a quiet weekend escape or home base for an adventure-themed mountain getaway.

It’s no secret: we love the Georgia mountains. Whether our itinerary is filled with hiking, backpacking or relaxing in a cabin, we’re most happy when we’re enjoying the sweet breezes, stunning mountain views or shady river valleys of North Georgia’s mountainous terrain.

Hawks Ridge combines a perfect, near-it-all location, 15 minutes from downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia, with close access to some of North Georgia’s best hiking, biking, and paddling. It offers spacious living spaces, beautiful furnishings, and an oversized, entertainment-worthy outdoor deck. Hawks Ridge is pretty much perfect for a weekend of outdoor adventure or just kicking back and enjoying the nearby charming, historic town.

Blue Ridge, Georgia cabin review: our favorite cabin, Hawks Ridge Cabin from Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals

Hawks Ridge Cabin is nestled on a large private lot near the Toccoa River in Blue Ridge, Georgia, and it’s a great mix of rustic mountain charm and upscale luxury.  This cabin from Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals is open, spacious, and great for a quiet weekend escape or home base for an adventure-themed mountain getaway. #cabins #northgeorgia #atlanta #georgia #travel #outdoors #adventure

Hawks Ridge: Our Blue Ridge Georgia Cabin Review

Hawks Ridge is a step above the average North Georgia cabin: we found it rustic and cozy, but impeccably clean and polished. It’s a great blend of modern and woodsy. And with two bedrooms, two and a half baths, with two master suites split between two floors, it’s roomy enough for a small family or two couples – or a spacious getaway for two.

And while the interior of the Hawks Ridge cabin is luxurious and comfortable, the exterior is equally impressive. A huge, covered, wrap around deck spans two sides of the cabin offering beautiful wooded views and ample space to relax and enjoy the mountain setting. The deck features comfortable rocking chairs and a wood burning fireplace, perfect for unwinding after a day on the trail with a glass or wine or a cold beer. The deck also features a full sized, propane-fueled barbecue grill, perfect for cooking steaks or fish while enjoying the cabin’s outdoor living area. On the cabin’s lower deck, a full sized hot tub is tucked away offering privacy and views of the surrounding forest.

Blue Ridge cabin review: Hawks Ridge from Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals features an oversized covered porch with an outdoor fireplaces and a beautiful view

A short drive from Blue Ridge to the cabin offers beautiful and scenic views of the Toccoa River as it meanders along the roadside. Set just uphill from the river, the Hawks Ridge Cabin is nestled on a private wooded lot surrounded by hardwood and evergreen trees, giving the property the feeling of a true mountain retreat.

The cabin’s first floor is open and spacious with generous amounts of natural light pouring in from the front wall of windows. Guests are greeted by double glassed doors leading from the covered deck into the living room.

The living room centers on a beautiful stacked stone wood burning fireplace that climbs high to the lofty ceiling of the cabin. It’s a cozy space, featuring an oversized, comfy leather sofa and upholstered chair with ottoman, perfect for relaxing, reading a good book or taking in the beautiful forested views from the front windows. The living area is complete with flat screen TV, satellite entertainment, and high-speed internet.

Blue Ridge cabin review: upscale cozy comfort in our favorite cabin, Hawks Ridge from Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals

Just past the living room is the fully equipped, gourmet kitchen. The elegant kitchen features granite counter tops, double sink, stainless steel gas range and stove, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker and double door fridge and freezer. The kitchen also features a custom-made, high-top breakfast bar with seating for four on wine barrel stools. The kitchen is full of everything needed for an enjoyable stay: silverware, plates, bowls, wine glasses, utensils, pots, and pans. A dining area, with seating for six, is just off the kitchen, complete with a pass-through window to the kitchen for easy serving. Just off of the kitchen and living area is a half bath with stacked washer and dryer perfect for after-adventure cleanup. And an inviting, private screened porch with soft seating and wooded views opens through French doors off of the dining room making the space feel open and spacious.

Finishing off the first floor is one of two master bed and bathrooms. The bedroom features a beautiful, queen-sized, rustic log bed, dresser and plenty of closet space to unpack and settle in. The en-suite bathroom is equipped with a jetted jacuzzi tub, a separate walk-in shower and lots of soft towels.

Our favorite cabins near Blue Ridge, Georgia: Hawks Ridge from Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals

The second floor of Hawks Ridge features another master suite complete with rustic, log style queen sized bed, dresser, and large closet. The bath boasts a jacuzzi tub for two and separate walk-in shower.

Finishing off the second floor is a cozy reading nook with an overstuffed club chair and faux bear skin rug. It’s a perfect space for curling up and listening to rain on the cabin’s tin roof.

Our favorite nearby adventure spots

The Hawks Ridge cabin is ideal for enjoying the best of the North Georgia mountains. Its proximity to town makes it quick and easy to head to town and explore the historic mountain town.

Toccoa River Swinging Bridge: our favorite hikes near Blue Ridge, Georgia

There’s an abundance of outdoor adventure to be found around Blue Ridge. Check out our favorite hiking trails near Blue Ridge, which include the not-to-be-missed Toccoa River Swinging Bridge, a short hike on the Benton MacKaye Trail to the largest swinging bridge east of the Mississippi River. Another nearby family-friendly adventure is the hike to Fall Branch Falls, an easy .5 mile hike to a stunning, cascading waterfall.

For a more challenging adventure, hike the legendary Conasauga River Trail along a crystal-clear river in the Cohutta Wilderness. It’s a splashy, wet, hot-weather-worthy 13-mile hike with 38 river crossings. Or hike the Beech Bottom Trail or Jacks River Trail hike to the thundering, towering Jacks River Falls, one of the most ruggedly beautiful (and remote) waterfalls in Georgia.

Hawks Ridge Cabin: Bottom Line

It’s close to Atlanta, and just minutes from Blue Ridge, Georgia: the beautifully furnished Hawks Ridge Cabin is an ideal mountain retreat to get away and relax in the North Georgia mountains. From a weekend of shopping and dining in charming Blue Ridge to an outdoor-filled active getaway, it’s a perfect place to call home for a long weekend or a weeklong vacation. We had a difficult time pulling ourselves away from this amazing cabin, and look forward to returning soon.


While we received a complimentary stay in the cabin, all opinions above are our own, and based on personal experiences during our stay. Thanks to Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals for hosting our stay.

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Eric Champlin is a creative director and photographer who loves to explore southeast. He's the co-owner of Trailful Outdoor Co, a locally-owned hiking outfitter shop in Hiawassee in the Georgia mountains near the Appalachian Trail. He’s also the co-founder of Atlanta Trails and Asheville Trails, digital magazines that highlight the South’s best outdoor adventures. His mission? To inspire others to get fit outdoors and explore the South’s incredible scenic beauty.