A couple weekends ago myself and 12 of my closest friends from college rented a beautiful cabin in the town of Blue Ridge, Georgia.
The cabin was located on a street named “Dreamcatcher” and it was honestly a dream from the moment we walked in.
I arrived just as the sun was setting with my boyfriend Myles and our friend Mike who picked us up at the Nashville airport. The boys must have been tired from the 3.5 hour drive because somehow I was the only one screaming with excitement when we got there.
We all knew the cabin was going to be incredible but I’m pretty sure it surpassed all expectations. It had three balconies with mountain views, a hot tub, pool table, and a fire pit. It was stunning and best of all, super inexpensive! We each paid $70 total for three nights. Cabins in this area are very inexpensive on Air Bnb, especially if you have a large group. If you live within driving distance, this definitely counts as a budget trip!
Myles and I left for the airport as soon as I took my Opthalmic Optics final on Friday, April 7th. Our flight was delayed but not by much. We took JetBlue and it solidified its place as my favorite airline ever. You can’t beat free wifi, snacks, and lots of leg room.
Night one was a blur of beer pong, catching up, enjoying the hot tub, and singing around the fire and we all ended up staying up until 4 am.
The next morning I woke up early enough to see the sunrise. I was the first one up so I just watched the sun rise over the mountains while I got ready, listened to music, and ate breakfast on the balcony attached to our room. Someday this will be my everyday life 😉
Hana, Jenna, and I decided to do a wine tasting at the Blue Ridge Winery which has a nice outdoor seating area. The tasting was $20 and you got to keep the glass. They also serve a lot of local beers. Our favorite wine was a sweet wine that was made from Georgia peaches.
After exploring downtown Blue Ridge, we headed back to the cabin for the rest of the day. We played games, forced the guys to take a group picture with us, played pool, cuddled under blankets, and enjoyed the hot tub as the sun set!
Hana and I also got matching shirts from the kids section at Walmart to add to our collection which has become a tradition whenever we travel together. Hopefully when we are old we’ll have 800 matching shirts from all the places we’ve been together 😉
To add to our weekend of relaxation, some of us did yoga in the basement and it was the best idea ever. Russell drank a beer while he critiqued and video taped us but I strangely enjoyed his presence.
At night we sat around the fire and sang songs while Mike played guitar.
Sunday was another beautiful day and some of the group relaxed at home while the rest of us started it off with a hike up Blood Mountain! Blood Mountain is part of the Appalachian Trail and it’s a great little hike. Myles and I had actually done this hike two years ago but it was so foggy we couldn’t see anything. We remembered it was a super fun one though and it wasn’t too far from our cabin so some of us decided to do it. I’ll do a separate post on the specifics of the Blood Mountain hike since I’ve done it twice now!
It was a beautiful clear day and the weather, views, and hiking with my best friends made me so happy! It was cool to see the views we missed out on two years ago.
After the hike we headed back to the cabin for more relaxation. Erica and I spent a lot of time in her hammock and it made me reconsider my whole life because I really don’t spend enough time in hammocks. I feel like there’s a special form of happiness you can only obtain from laying in a hammock. Oh and it also helped that we had mimosas.
Monday came and the weekend was over just like that. Every single one of us was struggling hard on Monday but we all had such an amazing weekend together! I feel so lucky to have forever friends like these 🙂