A Perfect Pairing

Nestled in the North Georgia mountains is a bed and breakfast called The Chauncy Inn, a charming place where my husband and I spent the last several days.
We arrived just as the leaves were beginning to burst into their autumn brilliance.  I’m fairly certain they had been waiting for our visit…just saying…


One of our first stops was Vogel State Park, where this lovely scene begged to have its picture taken.  I could have stood there all day, listening to the sound of the water, oohing and aahing over the incredible colors; but alas, there were other sites to see.


After walking around the lake, we took a side trail to visit Trahlyta Falls.  I have no idea how to pronounce its name, but it was a powerful cascade of water tumbling over enormous boulders.

trahlyta falls

While I was busy snapping photos, Rick was exploring to see if we could cross the stream to get a better view.  There was no way to do so without getting soaking wet, so we opted to save that adventure for warmer weather.


Each day we took some time to drive around and explore little shops (I am always in search of a coffee mug to add to my collection) and some time to walk around and explore nature.

The hike to Duke Creek Falls in the Chattahoochee National Forest is one that I would highly recommend.  The picture below is just a small portion of the waterfall.

Dukes Creek Falls

Our Bed and Breakfast was in the town of Hiawassee, which is also home to the lovely Lake Chatuge.

lake chatuge3

lake chatuge

lake chatuge2

I can’t think of a better time to visit the mountains than in October; and I can’t think of a more perfect pairing than the majestic mountains and the autumn leaves.


I’m pretty sure we’ll have to make this trip an annual event!

13 thoughts on “A Perfect Pairing

      1. I know what you mean with feeling small in that way. I’ve had these experiences in the wilderness, particularly when we lived in Africa many years ago.

    1. The scenery was beautiful, as was the weather. The temps were in the mid 70’s by afternoon. And even though the sun warmed up the air, the water was frigid!

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