Hi Everyone,

“Over the river and through the woods…” I’m so ready for Thanksgiving, I can just taste it! Have no fears if you are a late planner because here is some very good news!

This is just a quick blog to let you know there are a few vacation rentals in the Big Canoe Community available for Thanksgiving! One of these homes is 5216 Columbine Drive which is also for sale. It has 4 big bedrooms, 3 fireplaces (one on each level) and room for a feast! The terrace level is all about fun and relaxation with a wet bar, pool table, and large flat screen TV.

The next home is a 1 bedroom, 1 bath Treetopper which is perfect for a couple that is visiting family but prefers privacy. There’s not enough kitchen space for a feast but the privacy and lake view is the perfect escape after a great meal.

Two more are smaller 3 bedroom getaways that are perfect for overflow guests.

Thanksgiving is always so much better in the mountains! The Clubhouse will be having a Thanksgiving feast but you will need to make reservations in advance. Please give me a call if you are interested and I will get you all the info you need!

Very Sincerely,


November 10th, 2008

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Big Canoe residents do make a difference through various community projects. There are a number of ways that many Big Canoers are making a difference outside the gates. I plan to mention a few but understand that there ate many, many more ways to get involved.  The social aspect of Big Canoe and the tremendous spirit of community is a big part of what makes Big Canoe such a wonderful place to live.

One of the most popular community projects is dear to my heart, the Big Canoe Animal Rescue. Dozens of pups and wayward dogs have been successfully treated and rehabilitated through the kind hearted volunteers of BCAR. Many of these animals are fostered through Big Canoe residents who teach and train these dogs how to co-exist with their human families. Joyce Chura runs the whole operation and makes sure that all pups and dogs are treated with shots, dewormers, and spay/neutering. Community volunteers then go out to local adoption round-ups. Big Canoe also holds monthly adoptions and follows up through articles in the Smoke Signals. Thank You BCAR!!! www.petfinder.com/shelters/bcdogs.html

Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center is a facility that provides uninsured Pickens County residents with medical care. For more information please click on their website:  http://www.goodsamhwc.org/volunteers.asp

Tate Elementary School volunteers help run the PTO and provide profitable fundraisers for this historical elementary school. Many of the Big Canoe Mom’s are often seen in tutoring programs, school beautification, mentor programs, or just helping to make the day a little brighter by volunteering to do an activity in their child’s classroom.

Amicalola Falls State Park- Several Big Canoe Residents are frequently seen vounteering in this beautiful state park located only 20 minutes from Big Canoe. Whether it is planting a garden, working in the Nature Center, or simply providing information to a visitor, Big Canoe is a huge part of this park’s hospitality. http://www.gastateparks.org/info/amicalola/

 Once again there are so many organizations that I have not mentioned but if you need a volunteer, Big Canoe has them!!!



January 26th, 2008

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Another question we are asked frequently by clients looking at Big Canoe real estate is what type of restaurants are available nearby. This is usually followed up with questions regarding the quality of the food as well as the overall dining experience. I’ll leave the reviews up to you and just summarize it by saying that I have excellent dining experiences at every restaurant listed here. Here is a brief run-down on dining and restaurants nearby to Big Canoe:

Restaurants Inside of Big Canoe

Lake Sconti Bar and Grill
(706) 268-3326

Serving as our main restaurant temporarily until construction of the new clubhouse is completed in 2008. This is casual dining and close to Lake Disharoon and the pool. Offers bar, wine and beer selections, and enjoys a very convenient location right in the middle of Big Canoe.

Piazza Restaurant
(706) 268-1686

Casual dining located in Wolfscratch Village (center of Big Canoe). Piazza offers bar, wine, and beer selections as well as Italian fare.

Restaurants Within a 5 Minute Drive of the Gates

Trevi Pizzeria
(770) 893-6030

Located in the Foothills Shopping Center just outside of Big Canoe, this is a popular family destination for pizza and other Italian fare. Beer and wine available.

(770) 893-3389

Located just outside the North Gate of Big Canoe. While still casual, Appalachia is a more upscale dining experience. Bar, wine, and beer services available. Nice selection on the menu.

(770) 894-5282

Located in the Foothills Shopping Center. Casual dining with bar, wine, and beer services available. Plenty to choose from on the menu.

Huddle House
(770) 894-4681

Located next to the Foothills Shopping Center. In the unlikely event someone is not sure what the Huddle House is…huge selection of short order foods. Not pricey, and no wine or beer. Popular place to grab a quick breakfast.

December 16th, 2007

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