Whether you are coming on a short weekend trip or a full month escape, Atlanta to North Georgia to Highlands to Asheville, has plenty of attractions and adventures for everyone to enjoy. Between the stunning mountains, charming towns, and abundance of outdoor activities, there is fun for each and every group.
As you travel to your next adventure, let Big Mountain Shuttles be your choice of transportation, as we guarantee top of the line service, comfort, safety, and reliability.
We frequently cater to many attractions around North Georgia and North Carolina including Bear Gap Outfitters, Tallulah Gorge State Park, Moonrise Distillery, Mountain Waterfalls, Julep Farms, and more!
Old Edwards Inn and Spa
On the fun and scenic southwestern plateau of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Old Edwards Inn and Spa is woven into the community, culture, and setting of the vibrant town of Highlands.
Situated in the heart of downtown is a European-style Relais & Chateaux property and mountain resort with luxury guestrooms, suites, cottages, vacation homes, premium leisure amenities, farm-fed restaurants, and a world-class spa.
445 Main St, Highlands, NC 28741https://www.oldedwardshospitality.com/old-edwards-inn-spa 866-526-8008
A twisty 835-acre quaint mountain lake with twenty-five miles of shoreline. The Lake Rabun Association sponsors an annual Fourth of July Celebration with an antique wood boat parade and spectacular fireworks display. Every other year the LRA sponsors a tour of homes around the
lake. Lake Rabun Beach Recreation Area offers public access and campsites
Lake Rabun Georgia 30552https://lakerabun.org/
Chota Falls Estate
The year was 1978. For three years, the Chota Falls founding couple had traversed North Georgia in search of mountain property just right for their family. When at last they found the perfect spot, tucked up in the northeast corner of Georgia. Today, people often remark about the peaceful feeling they have when they visit. This tranquility applies as much to wedding parties as it does to guests of corporate and social events hosted here at Chota Falls Estate.
Bear Gap Outfitters
Bear Gap Outfitters is a sister company of Big Mountain TransportationShuttles and Event Management. We are a boat rental business servicing Lake Rabun, Lake Seed and Lake Burton located in the beautiful NE Georgia mountains.
We offer a variety of rentals which include Pontoons, Canoes, Kayaks and Paddleboards. Planning a trip to the mountains and lake? Let us be a part of your story. We also service Air BNB and VRBO homes on and around the lakes and offer delivery right to the dock!
Tallulah Gorge State Park
Tallulah Gorge State Park is one of the most spectacular canyons in the eastern U.S., Tallulah Gorge is two miles long and nearly 1,000 feet deep. Visitors can hike rim trails to several overlooks, or they can obtain a permit to hike to the gorge floor (100 per day, not available during water releases).
A suspension bridge sways 80 feet above the rocky bottom, providing spectacular views of the river and waterfalls. Tightrope walkers have twice crossed the gorge, and visitors can still see towers used by Karl Wallenda. A paved path follows an on old railroad bed, perfect for strollers and bicycles, while mountain bikers can test their skills on a challenging 10 mile trail.
338 Jane Hurt Yarn Drive, Tallulah Falls, GA 30573gastateparks.org/TallulahGorge
Magnificent Mountain Waterfalls
Magnificent Mountain Waterfalls are one of the many attractions in and around North Georgia. The Rabun County and surrounding areas have many wonderful waterfalls to explore. Many are an easy hike along marked trails and some take a little effort, but are well worth the energy.
Minnehaha Falls Trail is a short, easy & kid-friendly ramble right by Lake Rabun to a stunning, cascading waterfall, especially after recent rainfall in the area.
Others notably in easy reach are the Angel Falls, Panther Falls, Moccasin Creek Falls & Hemlock Falls, just to name a few.
Moonrise Distillery is like old school, distilling spirits like it is still the early 1850s. While at times it seems like an old-fashioned, inefficient process, our use of tried and true methods and time consuming double-distillation removes impurities for a more refined and complex craft spirit.
And unlike most distillers, we let our spirits tell us when they are ready, aging by taste and not by time.
Tours, tastings, special events and more, visit our website for all you can do when you visit us.
Julep Farms is a modern farm resort located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia. The resort offers a varity of activities and amenities for guests of all ages, including farm tours, wine tasting, hiking, biking, and fishing.
The farm was founded by Lauren and Rick Weaver who wanted to create a place where people could experience the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the joys of farm life.
Apple Mountain Golf Club
Apple Mountain Golf Club is committed to making golf fun for all levels of players. We offer lessons from qualified teaching professionals and assistants for beginners as well as accomplished golfers. So come and experience the golfing adventure that everyone is talking about. We are committed to helping you enjoy the game of golf anyway that we can.
Kingwood golf course
Known for its dramatic doglegs and drop-offs, as well as narrow fairways and tight greens, our 18-hole, par-71 course requires precision and accuracy at every swing. But it’s well worth the work, as the sights and sounds of North Georgia beauty immerse you in an unforgettable experience.
Highlands Country Club
Highlands Country Club is the premier, family-oriented private club in the North Carolina mountains. The Club exists solely for the social and recreational enjoyment of its members, chosen for their congeniality and social compatibility. Highlands Country Club is characterized by warm southern hospitality. It is a place to build upon family traditions, and to create memories and lifelong relationships.
The High Dive
Think of the High Dive as the locals’ living room, where visitors come for libations and stay for fun. Featuring Live Music, Billiards, and Trivia in a relaxed atmosphere come visit Highland, NC’s very own dive bar – The High Dive!
Experience America’s Largest Home®, as magnificent today as it was more than a century ago. Your self-guided house visit spans three floors and the basement of the luxurious family home of George and Edith Vanderbilt. Explore the stories of the Vanderbilt family, their guests, and employees through displays of vintage clothing, accessories, art, furniture, and more.
The Farm at Old Edwards
Discover a Napa-style setting, and inn surrounded by bucolic landscapes and mountain vistas on the outskirts of downtown Highlands, NC. For guests 18 and older, an expanse of green lawn and views of glistening Apple Lake welcome you, and luxurious amenities invite you to stay and indulge.
336 Arnold Rd, Highlands, NC 28741https://www.oldedwardshospitality.com/half-mile-farm 828-787-2610
With 2,800 acres and sixty-two miles of shoreline, Lake Burton is an excellent destination for water sports like boating, wakeboarding, tubing, water skiing and fishing. You can rent a boat or enjoy yourself from the shore. Canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards are available at some locations.
Currahee Brewing Co
Currahee Brewing Company has been in operation since early 2016, with 2 locations—one in Franklin NC and the other in Alpharetta GA—and a third upcoming location in Clayton, GA. Our main production facility is in Franklin NC, which is located right off Main Street sitting on the Little Tennessee River. Our brewery in Franklin includes a taproom, a bier garden overlooking the river, a kayak put-in and take out, outdoor music stage and a food truck. Our Alpharetta location is located right across from the city center on Main Street. We generally make all our test batches, and one offs at this location, with the brewery being located right behind the bar. We have a patio seating out back and outdoor seating up front. If you are hungry, we have counter service with our BBQ restaurant—Smokejack—next door, so you never have to leave the taproom to enjoy some delicious BBQ.
The Dillard House
Nestled on a plateau in the picturesque Little Tennessee River Valley of North Georgia, The Dillard House boasts a breathtaking view of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. Beauty abounds at The Dillard House. Our newly renovated guestrooms, charming suites and cottages, and secluded mountainside chalets are surrounded with nature’s splendor and fragrance throughout the year. No matter what time of year you choose to visit us, you will experience the same natural beauty cherished so closely by The Dillard House.
Glen-Ella Springs Inn & Restaurant
Glen-Ella Springs is a charming Bed and Breakfast, Restaurant, and Wedding Venue in the Northern Georgia Mountains. Our accommodations offer elegance, while our property exudes a tranquil allure perfect for a revitalizing retreat. Our on-site restaurant serves gourmet cuisine, and our natural surroundings make for an ideal wedding venue. Celebrate love amidst nature’s beauty and escape from everyday life at Glen-Ella Springs Inn & Restaurant.
Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant
We’re a nature inspired boutique hotel rooted in a love for our environment. Across the street from the hotel is Lake Rabun, a most beautiful lake that offers boating, fishing, and swimming opportunities. There’s a lot to do around this part of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether it’s mountain adventures, vineyard or distillery tours, or a quiet peaceful time with wonderful Farm to Table food and relaxing Spa services, you’ve come to the right place.