Big Canoe is Like Giant Campground with Beautiful Homes

Real Estate Agent with Harry Norman Realtors 280064

The Campground Comparison


Recently, I have heard a few people coming to visit Big Canoe, Georgia for the first time and remarking that it reminds them of a big campground. A friend of mine felt the same way. Driving through the main entrance to Big Canoe you drive down a road with trees bordering each side of the road. Everything is green and shaded and you feel like you are getting away to vacation in a campground in the woods.


When my friend first first drove into Big Canoe and got out of the car, she could hear the birds chirping, inhaled the fresh scent of pine needles from the surrounding pines, and enjoyed the sunshine filtering down on her face through the trees. It reminded her of a campground she used to take her children to many years ago to relax and get away from the world. She fell in love with it in a matter of minutes, and many of my clients have had similar experiences. 


This experience is similar to what visitors and guests feel as well. Like a campground, Big Canoe is peaceful and allows residents and visitors alike to relax and get back to nature. There are lakes in which to fish, swim in and boat. There are pools, tennis courts and boccie courts. There is a library from which to borrow books. There are planned children's activities year round such as fishing camps, kids camp, and tennis camps in the summer, and Canoe Cubs and Scouting year round. Also, like a campground, there are trails to hike, paved paths to ride bikes on, and musical entertainment brought in throughout the year, especially in the summer months through the Terraces Concerts. And there's a clubhouse for special events.


Like a Campground, But Better

But Big Canoe is better than a campground in many ways. While we all have neighbors like in a campground, instead of tents, we have beautiful homes to live in.

Home in Big Canoe, GA



                                        Home in Big Canoe



And we can choose to live near a lot of people, or choose a "campsite" (home or home site) that is located far away from others where it's even more peaceful and quiet. Instead of sitting on a picnic table near our tent to enjoy the peace and quiet watching the squirrels scamper by, we can sit on our decks in comfortable lounge chairs and get a better view. We have Duffers,  a snack bar like many campgrounds do, but also a full service restaurant and bar, The Black Bear Pub with a delightful view of the mountains to dine by.  And a gorgeous work out center complete with an indoor pool, sauna, hot tub, and massage therapists.  And for those who like to golf, we have three 9 hole golf courses all located within the Big Canoe gates.

Golf Course at Big Canoe

Perhaps a State Park Instead?


Sometimes campgrounds more civilized and aren't exactly "back to nature" in terms of being able to commune with the wildlife. But Big Canoe is more like a state park campground with wildlife all around us. Just today my neighbor was driving down the road and saw a deer happily minding its own business munching on some leaves not ten feet from the road. Yesterday there was a turtle slowly making its way across our road, and a wild turkey crossing the golf course. It is very rare that we don't see some type of wildlife every day here in Big Canoe. And like a state park, the wild life that live here is protected.

Deer in Big Canoe

Come Visit and See For Youself

If you love to go camping to be out in nature and relax, imagine being able to live that way 365 days per year! Intrigued? Why don't you stop by and check us out. Here's a warning though: you may find that you love Big Canoe as much as we do! You may find the perfect home or piece of property on which to build your perfect home. And the residents of Big Canoe will, with open arms, welcome you as a kindred spirit!


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Bob Crane
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Hello Rosemarie, excellent post.  Your pictures and the narative of Big Canoe are so inviting!  Thanks for sharing this with us.  I would really like to come and see if for myself.

Jul 16, 2016 02:48 PM #1
Terry Records
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Hi Rosemarie, what a beautiful write-up of a very special place. If I close my eyes I feel the peace and beauty. 

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