Here are just a few attractions and things to do in the Hiawassee, GA area. Please enjoy reading them. If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. or for a guide with all the phone numbers please click HERE.  We can also put together a REAL nice Picnic Basket together with area waterfalls or overlooks.


The Georgia and North Carolina Mountains have some of the best antique hunting or shopping in the world. Check out the Whistle Stop Mall in Franklin, NC.

North Georgia Action Sports offers the best discounts on action sport activities such as mountain biking, paddle boards, Kayaks, ATV's and more

Lake Chatuge (click for view of the lake). 
A 133 sq. mile lake that spans 2 states; Georgia and North Carolina.
GREAT fishing, boating and a new public beach across from the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds (about 7 Minutes from the Cove). Also Jack Rabbit National Park offers swimming, trails and picnic areas for a great outdoor day, located about 20 minutes from Henson Cove Place. (We also know a local swimming hole that is about 5 minutes from our B&B and cabin).

Brasstown Bald. 
The tallest mountain in Georgia. Visitors can either ride or hike to the observation tower on the peak of the mountain, where it is possible to see 4 states on clear days. View their excellent web site by clicking HERE And North Web-Cams (looking down on Hiawassee) by clicking HERE. Looking south toward Blairsville and Atlanta is the south Web Cam by clicking HERE.

Georgia Mountain Fair
has a list of Super Star Concerts and fair events on their web site.

Hiking the famous Appalachian Trail, (Just 5 miles down the road from
Henson Cove Place), or the 37 mile Bartram Trail. For more information we are proudly linked to http://appalachiantrailservices.com/
Transportation to the Appalachian Trail is provided for FREE for guests. Please inquire about transportation costs to a Bartram Trial starting point.

Lazy River Tubing (starting Memorial Day in Helen, GA)
at Cool River
Tubing Co.

How about a whitewater rafting adventure on the Ocoee River or the Nantahala River to liven up your visit.  Get wet and have a BLAST!


Area Horseback Riding:

Track Rock Stables
that covers over 250 acres bordering the Chattahoochee National Forest offers an adventure you will long remember. Their beautiful valley is home to wild turkey, deer, and many other types of wildlife and lush, colorful foliage.

Brasstown Valley Stables.
Featuring five miles of trails, the new Stables will primarily offer one- and two-hour guided mountain trail rides, accommodating all experience levels, from beginner to advanced. Guests will meander through open fields, hardwood forests and crystal-clear trout streams as they travel throughout the property. Custom excursions, hayrides and catered picnic rides also will be available for both individual and group outings.

Chunky Gal Stables.
You can enjoy guided horseback excursions through clean and scenic forest service trails at these stables that also offers horse training services, riding lessons, and short and long term boarding. Approximately 20 minutes from the Cove.
Located at:
10981 Highway 64 East
Franklin, NC 28904
828-389-4175


Boating at The Ridges or Boundary Waters & Marina

John C. Campbell Folk School. 
Teaches our area's unique history, arts and crafts.

Vogel State Park. 
Set at the base of Blood Mountain, this park offers swimming, fishing, hiking, paddle boats and more.


Area Golf Courses:

Butternut Creek Golf Course.
Blairsville's 6,526-yard, 18-hole public golf course.

Brasstown Valley Golf.
The Brasstown Valley Golf Club has been ranked by both Golf Digest and Leading Golf Courses of America as one of the top courses to play in Georgia. Designed by Dennis Griffiths, the golf course winds through wildlife preserves, ponds and streams framed in by the mountains.

The Ridges Resort Golf.
A stimulating game of golf surrounded by the majestic backdrop of the North Carolina mountains. Our 18-hole par 70 championship course designed by William Byrd in 1992, offers a wide variety of challenges. This 6,561-yard course is located at our Country Club in Hayesville, NC.

Area Spas.

We have excellent spas in the area with one right in Hiawassee.  Body Sense is right in downtown Hiawassee with GREAT massages, natural products and other services. Make a reservation for relaxing today!

Other Great Attractions:

The Biltmore Mansion  (America's Largest Home) is a nice day's trek at about 2 hours away from Henson Cove Place. Its century old gardens will astound you along with their award winning winery. Located next to the Asheville, NC tourist center.

Chimney Rock Park is the natural fulfillment of your trip to the mountains. Take a deep breath of refreshing mountain air, become invigorated by hiking trails, and let your cares fade away in the cool mists of Hickory Nut Falls. This is the perfect place to reconnect with nature and spend time with family and friends.

Great Smoky Mountain Railroad
With the romance and mystique of an era gone by, guests on board the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad will enjoy scenic train journeys across fertile valleys, into tunnels and through river gorges in a spectacular region called The Great Smoky Mountains. The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad is truly spectacular with 53 miles of track, two tunnels and 25 bridges. Choose from a variety of round trip excursions, including a unique dining experience!

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
The regular 4 hour, 26 mile round trip winds along the beautiful Toccoa River in vintage climate controlled or open air railcars. The relaxing ride starts at the historic depot, built in 1905 in downtown Blue Ridge, then stops for a layover in the quaint sister towns of McCaysville, GA and Copperhill, TN where visitors have a two hour layover; plenty of time to eat lunch, shop for unique crafts and antiques, snack on ice cream, visit the Operating Model Railroad display or explore the areas.


Georgia Wine Highway
Not all wineries can be visited in a single day, but the locations of our vineyards along the route makes it possible to dine, and shop for multiple day touring.

Other cities and mileage to them

Blairsville - 19 miles Clayton - 21 miles
Brasstown Bald- 13 miles Rabun Gap - 27 miles
Helen - 23 miles Franklin, NC - 48 miles
Andrews - 15 miles Clarkesville - 42 miles
Sautee - 16 miles Dahlonega - 48 miles
Murphy - 28 miles Blue Ridge - 45 miles