If it seems all your friends are spending their weekends going apple picking, then now’s your chance to get in on the fun. This Georgia vacation rental is close to Mercier Orchards, a family-owned business in the Blue Ridge Mountains that has been feeding locals and tourists its cider and fried apple pies for 60 years.
It would be hard to blame anyone, though, for not wanting to leave this cozy cabin. Doesn’t it just scream perfect Georgia vacation home?
The Bella Vista Lodge pleases the eye with all its wood, soaring, angular ceilings, fireplaces and handsome leather furniture. The rustic chic home feels very much like a luxury lodge – except here, you and your seven family members have room to spread out.
Anyone up for pool? There’s a billiards table in the lower level living room. Find it too chilly to go on a hike? Enjoy the views from the porch or warm up in the hot tub on the rear screened porch (which has to be the coolest part of the house).
If you do make it to the Mercier Orchards, bring back those bushels of apples you purchased to make a pie from in the gourmet kitchen. Or even better: Lounge by the fireplace with a cup of tart apple cider.
Now that’s a fall getaway worth taking pronto.