Family Fun and Blue Ridge Mountains Exploration Meets in North Georgia

Set about a 90-minute drive from Atlanta, the Blue Ridge Mountains provide an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Between the area’s quaint towns, scenic outdoors and warm atmosphere, it’s a favorite among visitors. Holiday Inn Club Vacations® Apple Mountain Resort, located in Clarkesville, Georgia, is a perfect spot for families to reconnect while enjoying everything the Blue Ridge Mountains has to offer. (

Apple Mountain Resort features spacious villas, along with an assortment of fun-filled amenities, to make it your home-away-from-home while on vacation. The lodge-inspired design of the beautifully decorated villas fit the area’s rustic feel perfectly. Comfortable two-bedroom layouts, complete with living rooms, fully equipped kitchens and private patios/balconies, can easily accommodate a family of six. (

There’s never a shortage of outdoor activities for kids of all ages to enjoy. An 18-hole mini golf course, 18-hole disc golf course, a sparkling pool, playground, life-size checkers board, shuffleboard, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, horseshoes and horseback rides are all available on site. For rainy days, the resort’s activity center, arcade and movie theater will ensure the fun never stops. 

Guests do not even need to leave the resort to grab a bite to eat. The Grille, located in the activity center, is perfect for a quick snack or light meal throughout the day. The Marketplace also has a variety of grab-and-go selections, as well as drinks, groceries and convenience items. (

For visitors wanting to keep their exercise routine on track while on vacation, the resort features a fitness center with a sauna, free weights and a variety of workout equipment. The resort also offers a championship 18-hole golf course with pro shop. Wonderful views, wide-open fairways and challenging elements make the course great for many different skill levels.

Families will love heading into town and getting to know Clarkesville, a lively and hospitable small town nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Named “The Friendliest Town” by Blue Ridge Country Magazine, Clarkesville prides itself on its welcoming spirit and rich history. An afternoon could easily be spent walking along Washington Street in downtown Clarkesville, where numerous shops, art galleries, cafés and restaurants can be found.(

For a more adventurous outdoor activity, head to nearby Sunburst Stables for zip-lining, ATV tours and flyboarding, or hike the Hemlock Falls Trail in Moccasin Creek State Park. (

Experience the Blue Ridge Mountains and all that the area has to offer with a getaway at Holiday Inn Club Vacations Apple Mountain Resort. Stay, play and save 25% on your next vacation by calling (833) 263-3563 or visiting

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