Thursday, June 8, 2017

Crossing Creeks Luxury RV Resort, Blairsville Georgia…

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We left Cabela's camp area in Chattanooga, TN fairly early since we were trying to avoid some rain heading into the Blue Ridge Mountains. We only had about 100 miles to go but it would be on winding mountain roads so we prefer to drive on them dry. We did encounter a few rain showers but for the most part our trip was uneventful, just the way we like it. We pulled into Crossing Creeks RV Resort just after lunch time and were assigned site 83 for our weeklong stay.

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Site 83 is a fabulous site (even though it faces west affording little or no shade). However, we have a perfect view across a green space right into the Blue Ridge Mountains. Perfect view… well except for the trash dumpster just across the street.  It is a little annoying where it it is situated but we just look past the dumpster and savor the lush green landscape just beyond it…

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Crossing Creeks RV Resort is right smack dab in the middle of the scenic North Georgia Mountains. It sits on 100 acres and gets its name from the babbling Coosa and Anderson creeks. This is an upscale resort which has an onsite spa with a massage therapist available to soothe sore muscles after the long drive to the park.

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The park boasts resort-style five star amenities. The fitness room is fantastic. It is situated in a building alongside a beautiful pool and hot tub area. We were also surprised to discover that along with a fitness room there was a heated sauna and a steam room! It has been wonderful to use these amenities on a couple of rainy days we had while here.  We have also enjoyed their pickleball/tennis courts and were excited the very friendly staff lent us a pickleball set for the whole week we are here! While playing pickleball we were lucky to spot a killdeer nest with four eggs in it. 

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Our site is huge and has a very large concrete landing for our RV.This is not just an RV park but one where you can buy an RV lot. The long range plan is to sell lots here and for the owners to be able to rent out their lots whenever they are away. Each RV site at Crossing Creek is has full utility 20/30/50  hook-ups on a large concrete pad that is definitely big rig accessible and accommodates RV’s up to 45-feet-long. There are also luxury log cabins which accommodate 2-6 people with daily rates around 145. The cabin sites are large enough  to bring an RV to park right right beside the cabin so that there is plenty of room for the grandkids to visit… sweeeeet!

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Just a few miles away from the resort is the historic town of Blairsville, Georgia. Although small, it has grocery stores and plenty of eateries. We plan to visit their weekly farmer's market and perhaps attend a free concert in the square. Not far away are many hiking opportunities and scenic drives. We hope to do as much as we can in one week but we could see that there would be plenty to do all around this area. Yet with all this, the very best thing about the resort for us has been enjoying happy hour on our spacious patio while soaking in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountain views.

imageWe have often thought about buying an RV lot in both the north and the south. The advantages we see in doing so are that we feel sure we could save money in the long run by owning rather than renting. Also buying in sought out locations means a lot could actually become an investment perhaps yielding a future return. But best of all would be not having to make any RV reservations in the places we want to go to the most!!! Will we buy one here?… Probably not yet but we do feel we may be buying an RV lot in the future and this has been a great example of what we are looking for.....

NOTE: We will be in Blairsville, Georgia until Sunday then we will move on into North Carolina…

6 comments:

  1. Sounds like the concept that the Escapees have used for years.

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  2. Think you are enjoying it there and the Blur Ridge mountains are wonderful, keep having fun.

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  3. What a view and a nice place to stay for a while. That nest and eggs were a great find. You may not be ready to leave in a week.

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    1. Agreed...I could really enjoy longer...

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  4. We too are thinking of a piece of land where we could park from time to time and allow friends and family to use when we are not.

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  5. That is exactly what we did. We have an RV lot in both of our favorite places. The one in the Keys has appreciated quite nicely and rents easily. The one in Blairsville is about the same value but is easy to rent. It's nice not having to make reservations.

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