Big Canoe Mountain Cabin

This “just listed” cabin is one of the best deals in Big Canoe. Used only as a seasonal  home by the owners for the past 17 years, this home has been meticulously maintained and updated.  Located in the center of the Big Canoe Village within walking distance of the lake, marina, swim club and fitness center, this is the ideal weekend or seasonal home.  With 4 bedrooms and a loft, there is room for family and guests. The home is being sold furnished.

Kurt Thomas at Terraces Amphitheater at Big Canoe

Kurt Thomas, Dahlonega native and winner of Kenny Chesney’s “Next Big Country Star” contest, will be playing at the Terraces Amphitheater on Steve Tate Highway just past the main gate of Big Canoe. The program starts at 7:30 but you may come early to tail gate or enjoy dinner catered by the Sconti Clubhouse of Big Canoe. Advance tickets can be bought for $15 at the Big Canoe Chapel “standaround” Sunday mornings or via a check in the Terraces box at the Big Canoe post office. Tickets are also available at the gate. Come see Kurt Thomas while he is still playing the local venues!!!

Terraces Amphitheater at Big Canoe-7 BRIDGES EAGLES TRIBUTE BAND

The 7 Bridges ~ Eagles tribute band is scheduled to play Saturday April 21 at the Terraces amphitheater at Big Canoe. The show starts at 7:30 but concert goers are encouraged to come early to tailgate, picnic or buy a barbeque plate [$10.00] provided by the Sconti Clubhouse of Big Canoe.

Bring folding chairs or stadium seats but please leave large coolers and tables at home. Food and non alcoholic beverages are permitted in the seated area but alcohol,which is fine for tailgating, is not allowed in the performnce area.

Holmes Family at the Big Canoe Terraces Tonight

HOLMES FAMILY TRIO comes to Twilight at the Big Canoe Chapel Terraces Saturday July 16, at 7:30

 This popular local, family trio will perform at the Big Canoe Terraces tonight.  The talented siblings, well-known entertainers in North Georgia, will feature selections from Broadway to gospel.

Many Big Canoe homeowners know Alison Holmes Adams gorgeous voice from Big Canoe Chapel events as well as Reinhardt University, the Atlantic Music Club and Cherokee Community Chorale.

Big Canoe Terraces 4th of July Celebration

The Big Canoe  Independence Day weekend blasts off Saturday July 2  at the Twilight at the Terraces summer concert series  featuring the Atlanta Concert Band.

The Band ,directed by Paul Scanling, son of Big Canoe resident Fred Scanling,  will bring 60-70 musicians to the Terraces to kick off the July 4th celbration with rousing patriotic music. Wear your red, white,and blue for what should be a fun filled evening.  Tailgating will start about 5:30pm with the option of purchasing food catered by the Big Canoe  Sconti clubhouse or bringing your own picnic dinner. Lawn chairs or stadium cushions are recommended to insure a comfortable evening.  The concert will start in the Terraces amphitheater at 7:30pm.

Housing Shortage Forecast!!!

Harvard Report Says Housing Shortage Is Coming

Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies in its latest annual “State of the Nation’s Housing” report says that within the next decade, 16 million new housing units will be needed to meet population growth and shifting demands

Household growth, which has dropped drastically in recent years, will be the key component in a housing shortage.  From 2007-2010, household growth decreased to about 500,000 per year which was less than half the 1.2 million annual increase averaged prior from 2000-2007.

Trout in Big Canoe’s Lake Petit

 

Although many streams in this North Georgia mountain area are designated trout streams, the Big Canoe property owners association gives Lake Petit and local fishermen a little help by stocking it with rainbow trout.

On June 13, 2011 at 11:30 a.m., 500 pounds of rainbow trout will be released into Lake Petit.  Fishing  experts will be there to talk about how to catch them and Terry Bramlett of Bramlett Trout Farms will also demonstrate how to fillet and cook trout.  Terry will then serve the trout with potato and macaroni salads.  Come to the Big Canoe marina and join the fun.

Big Canoe Tour of Homes is a Success

Beautiful weather, fabulous mountain homes, crafts, art, antiques, the book nook and good food were a winning combination for a fun weekend for the many visitors to Big Canoe this weekend. 

The evening was capped off with a great concert at the Big Canoe Terraces Amphitheater by the ever popular Banks and Shane. 

Come spend a day in the mountains on  your own personal home tour. Big Canoe features everything from  weekend cabins to executive mountain lodges.  Shelby Collins 404-863-2676

Big Canoe Swimming Lesson

The gosling that appeared in an ealier photograph by Big Canoe resident Jim Tanner has ventured into Lake Petit for a swim with his siblings.Big Canoe resident, Jim Tanner, continues to capture the progress of the goslings at Lake Petit with this new picture. The three siblings have ventured into the water for a swim and will soon be taking flight over the mountains. Wonder if they know how lucky they are to call Big Canoe home,

The Big Canoe fitness center is also offering swimming lessons in the indoor pool this summer for your “goslings” ranging from six months to 14 years. Contact the fitness center for more info.  706-268-3441

Big Canoe Employee Lost Home in Storm

 

Sarah Burnett, a Big Canoe food and beverage employee,  and her family lost their home and all of their belongings in the Pickens County  storms this week.  Sarah, her husband and their three children need household goods ,clothing and toys but monetary donations are welcome as well.

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Clothing sizes are as follows:

Son-Jake, age four ….. Boys size 5-6, shoe size 12 ½

Daughter-Summer, age nine…….Girls size 10-12, shoe size 7 ½ women’s

Daughter Morgan, age eleven…..Women size 4 to 5, shoe size 7 ½ women’s

Sarah……Junior size 11 Pants, Med-Large women Shirts, shoe size 8