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The Inside Scoop: Waterside at Blue Ridge is the best staycation in the mountains 

A weekend escape. A Spring Break oasis. A staycation to recharge your soul. Whatever you are looking for, you can find it behind the gates at Waterside At Blue Ridge. 

Nestled in the breathtaking Georgia Mountains, Waterside at Blue Ridge is a unique park combining options for the comfort and convenience of tiny homes or the ease and familiarity of premium sites for your very own RV. 

As a mom for 3 young kids, it’s not always easy packing up everything they need for a long car trip to some faraway destination. We can barely make it to the grocery store without a dozen “are we there yet” and fights over the iPad. So whenever we need to get away — just need a change of scenery to refresh — we pop over to Waterside at Blue Ridge for the day, or weekend or even a long staycation to take it all in. 

Just a short drive over the mountain, Waterside at Blue Ridge is my family’s go-to vacation spot. We love just needing to pack some clothes because we know the Tiny Homes will have all the necessities, and having a space to cook meals, makes a vacation with our wild ones way easier than even thinking about going out for meals.  

While we crash in one of the Tiny Homes, preferably by the pond so we can get in some fishing, my sister and her family pull in their RV and set it up in one of the spaces with full hookups including cable and wifi. Every time we go, we try to stay at a different area of the property to enjoy different amenities… maybe close to the pool for easy early morning swimming and picnics under the pavilion after cooking pizza in the wood-fired oven, or on the backside by the creek so the kids can explore the waters and hunt for salamanders. The RV sites with their own hot tubs always add a little extra fun for the family. 

Although we have had many vacations where we never even leave Waterside—like every Fourth of July for the last couple of years — when staying a little longer we never miss a chance to explore the region. Waterside at Blue Ridge is surrounded by the Chattahoochee National Forces with tons of great hiking, biking, beautiful mountain drives, and so much more! 

And when the kids need a little dose of the real world — we have so much fun just a short drive to town at places like Escape Blue Ridge and their themed escape rooms or shopping at and of the dozens of unique boutiques and one of a kind stores in town. 

And momma LOVES her wine — and a good vineyard is such a nice place to spend the day — less than 10 miles from Waterside sits Serenberry Vineyards the cutest family-owned vineyard with over 100 years of history! The kids (or dogs if you bring them) can run for miles and miles — fly kites — play down by the creek — I can’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon!

When the kids have had enough of roasting hotdogs and s’mores on the fire, having the option to drive into town and eat at any one of the delicious locally-owned and family-friendly restaurants is awesome. 

While I think Waterside is perfect all year long — I would 100% highly recommend you plan a trip for the Fourth of July! My family and I have been part of the Fourth of July celebration since it started and it just keeps getting bigger and bigger! Watermelon and pool games during the day — and arguably one of the largest independent Fourth of July shows to light up the sky in the Southeast. There isn’t a bad view in the whole entire park to watch the show that is easily  more than 30 minutes long. And while Waterside’s show is one for the history books — the little fireworks you can catch zooming into the sky from all around the mountain — all while sitting outside your own RV or Tiny Home is nothing short of magical!

Just writing this makes me miss it so I think I will spend the rest of the day planning a weekend getaway for the family! For more information or to check it out for yourself, visit Waterside’s Website here. 

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