Recently, Pilot and I took a day trip to the town of Blue Ridge. If you’re looking for a dog friendly place to be, Blue Ridge is it. Many of the stores allow well behaved dogs inside their doors and Pilot had fun meeting all of the new people that were coming and going.
The first stop on the trip was the Trailer Drive-in. It was our first time visiting there, but my parents had been wanting to try it for awhile now. The food was extremely good (I recommend the chicken club) and I think we will definitely back again. Note before you go: the only payment methods they accept are cash and check (not debit or credit cards).
An essential stop for us on a trip to Blue Ridge is a little store in town called the Owl’s Nest. It’s a unique store that holds items that you’ll never be able to find anywhere else. A lot of places in Blue Ridge are dog friendly and will allow well behaved dogs on leashes to accompany there owners inside. Pilot even got to get down and walk around a little and he had a lot of fun meeting and greeting the other customers that walked in (and I think they had some fun meeting him too). It certainly made for a unique socialization experience for both me and Pilot. Other unique locals in Blue Ridge include The Sweet Shoppe (a winner of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars) and The Swan Drive-in movie theater which has been in operation since 1955! Well behaved pups on leashes can kick back and relax while enjoying the latest movies with their families.
All in all, Blue Ridge, GA is a great spot to go if you’re looking for a weekend getaway in the mountains but don’t want to leave your furry friend at home, or if you’re like my family (it’s about an hour’s drive for us) and you’re looking for somewhere to go for a staycation and want to take your pup with you, Blue Ridge is definitely a place to go! Check out http://www.bringfido.com if you’re looking for dog friendly places to stay and eat, just make sure you put the right location in the search bar.
The Owl’s Nest in Blue Ridge, Ga: https://www.facebook.com/Owls-Nest-of-Blue-Ridge-115971348534733/
The Sweet Shoppe: http://www.thesweetsouth.com
The Swan Drive-in: http://www.swan-drive-in.com
Until next time! Always keep your tail waggin’!
Gail (and Pilot too!)