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Big Canoe, GA – An Ideal Mountain Escape

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Discover Big Canoe

Big Canoe. GA is a private, gated, resort community located in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains, about an hour north of Atlanta. Known for its scenic beauty and recreational opportunities, Big Canoe spans over 8,000 acres, with a mix of residential properties, natural forests, and several lakes, including Lake Petit, Lake Sconti, and Lake Disharoon. Enjoy a peaceful escape from the everyday hustle and bustle, while having easy access to all the attractions and scenery of the Blue Ridge mountains. Big Canoe rentals are some of the most luxurious throughout all of the Georgia mountains making a visit to Big Canoe, GA a serious must!

Why Choose Big Canoe?

Big Canoe, Georgia, is a hidden gem, overlooked by many guests traveling to the North Georgia mountains. It offers resort-style amenities like golf, tennis, pickleball, pools, beach club, clubhouses, trails, boating and so much more. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful retreat or an adventure-filled getaway, Big Canoe has something for everyone. Relish in the lush forests, sparkling lakes, and pristine property care throughout. This mountain community is the perfect destination for your next vacation.

Hiking Path in Big Canoe
Big Canoe Golf Course
Big Canoe Boating on Lake
Pickleball, Two Paddles, and net on Pickleball Court

Things To Do In Big Canoe

Big Canoe Golf CourseTake Your Golf Game to New Heights

Experience golfing like never before on Big Canoe’s 27-hole championship Mountain Course, designed by Joe Lee. The course features three 9-hole courses: Choctaw, Cherokee, and Creek, each offering a variety of challenges amidst stunning mountain views, rushing streams, and lush valleys. Enjoy the fully stocked pro shop, practice greens, and driving range. After your game, relax at the Sconti Clubhouse, which offers fine dining at the Mountains Grill and casual bites at the Black Bear Pub and Sunset Veranda, all overlooking Lake Sconti and the Creek Course’s ninth fairway.

For more details, visit Big Canoe Golf.

Big Canoe Tennis CourtsA Premier Racquet Sports Experience

Big Canoe is home to one of the finest Racquet Clubs in the Atlanta area, perfect for tennis and pickleball enthusiasts. The club boasts 10 courts, including 4 Har-Tru clay courts, 2 all-weather ClayTech courts, 2 hard courts, and 2 indoor courts. Six of the outdoor courts are lighted, and four are designated for pickleball. The club offers clinics, leagues, and events for all ages and skill levels. Enjoy the on-site pro shop for gear and professional stringing services, and relax on the stone patio with outdoor grills. Beginners can take advantage of private and group lessons from USPTA certified professionals. Pickleball, a popular and easy-to-learn sport, is also well-supported with beginner clinics held every Thursday.

For more information, visit Big Canoe Tennis & Pickleball.

Big Canoe Indoor PoolDive Into Fun and Relaxation

Big Canoe offers a variety of swimming options for all ages. Enjoy Lake Disharoon, featuring a sandy beach, paddleboats, paddleboards, canoes, kayaks, beach volleyball, picnic areas with grills, and a popular rockslide. The Swim Club boasts a 110,000-gallon free-form pool perfect for lounging and laps. Additionally, the Wildcat Recreation Center provides another pool with a 104,000-gallon capacity, a kiddie pool with zero-entry, and exciting play features, ensuring fun for the whole family.

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Big Canoe Carlson WaterfallHiking Trails:

Explore over 20 miles of award-winning trails in Big Canoe, a designated Wildlife Sanctuary registered with the Atlanta Audubon Society. Whether you prefer a leisurely walk, a challenging hike, or a casual bike ride, you’ll find a trail that suits your adventure level. Trails such as Nature Valley, Indian Rocks, Wildcat Park, and Meditation Park offer diverse experiences with breathtaking views, lush forests, and serene landscapes. Each trail is well-marked and maintained, providing an immersive nature experience.

Jeep Trails:

For those seeking a unique off-road adventure, the 1.6-mile Upper Jeep Trail is a must-try. This one-of-a-kind trail allows you to drive through the beautiful mountainous terrain, offering a thrilling experience amidst stunning scenery. It’s perfect for those who want to explore Big Canoe’s natural beauty from the comfort of their vehicle.

For more details, visit Big Canoe Hiking & Trails.

Big Canoe MarinaFishing:

Big Canoe’s three pristine lakes—Lake Petit, Lake Sconti, and Lake Disharoon—offer excellent fishing opportunities. Lake Petit, the largest, is stocked with rainbow trout, bass, bluegill, and crappie. The serene Lake Sconti is ideal for a relaxing fishing experience, while Lake Disharoon offers a mix of fishing and recreational activities. Fishing permits are required for anyone over 12 and can be purchased at the Marina.


Enjoy boating on Big Canoe’s beautiful lakes with electric-powered vessels only, ensuring a peaceful environment. Lake Petit, covering 111 acres, offers boat rentals from the Marina, while Lake Disharoon is perfect for paddleboarding, canoeing, and kayaking. Explore the stunning scenery and serene waters for a memorable boating experience.

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Big Canoe Gym and Fitness CenterFitness:

Stay fit and active at Big Canoe’s 17,000 sq. ft. Fitness Center. The facility features state-of-the-art cardio machines, free weights, Technogym strength training equipment, indoor tennis courts, racquetball, squash, and a five-lane indoor lap pool with saline water treatment. The center offers a variety of group fitness classes, including yoga, Pilates, Zumba, and more, led by professional instructors.


After a workout, indulge in relaxation at the full-service spa located within the Fitness Center. Enjoy a range of treatments, including massages, hot stone therapy, and reflexology, to unwind and rejuvenate. The spa provides a perfect way to relax after a day of activities in Big Canoe.

For more details, visit Big Canoe Fitness & Spa.

Fine Dining with Food and WineDining:

Big Canoe offers a range of dining experiences to suit every taste. The Mountains Grill at the Clubhouse on Lake Sconti features a cabin-inspired decor and a menu full of seasonal delights. For more of a quick bite or a more relaxed lunch, Duffers, located near the golf course, is perfect for delicious sandwiches, burgers, and so much more. They also do takeout. Check out Big Canoe’s Beach Bites for a relaxing lunch on a deck while overlooking Lake Disharoon beach and summer activities!

Local favorites beyond the gates include:

61 Main: Fresh, wholesome cuisine.
Fuego Mexican Grill: Authentic fare.
Carriage House Coffee Shop: Breakfast and lunch.
Woodbridge Tavern: Casual fine dining in a historic location.
Mary’s Bread Basket: Fresh baked goods.
Home Restaurant: Farm-to-table favorites.
Huddle House: Classic American diner-style meals.


Indulge in a shopping spree within Big Canoe or at nearby destinations. The Golf and Tennis Pro Shops, as well as the Fitness Center, offer exclusive equipment and Big Canoe apparel. For a broader shopping experience, visit the North Georgia Premium Outlets for a wide range of stores and great deals.

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Big Canoe Paddle Boats on Lake at DockYear-Round Fun for Kids of All Ages

Big Canoe is a paradise for children, offering a variety of activities and events throughout the year. Kids can enjoy youth tennis and golf lessons, participate in clinics, and attend summer camps. Annual events such as Easter egg hunts, Fourth of July fireworks, and Trick or Trunk ensure there’s always something exciting happening. The Kids Corner Big Canoe program provides ongoing social activities for school-age children, while Canoe Cubs offers resources for children’s activities both inside and outside of Big Canoe. At Big Canoe, every day feels like a play day!

For more details, visit Big Canoe Just for Kids.

Discover the Best Big Canoe Vacation Rentals

Our Nest Big Canoe Georgia Southern Comfort Cabin Rental

Comfort, convenience, and natural beauty make for the perfect Big Canoe vacation, and our Big Canoe vacation rentals provide easy access to all the community’s amenities, including golf courses, tennis courts, hiking trails, and serene lakes. Each Big Canoe rental is thoughtfully designed to offer exceptional mountain retreats, ensuring a memorable and relaxing vacation for everyone. Whether you’re seeking adventure or tranquility, our rentals offer the ideal home base for your getaway.

Front of Big Canoe Vacation Rental Robin's Nest
Front of Big Canoe Rental
Big Canoe Vacation Rental Living Room

Plan at Trip to Big Canoe

As the leading local experts in the North Georgia mountains, Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals is happy to help guests with their trip planning needs, and we offer a wide variety of insights and information to ensure that a vacation to Big Canoe, GA is fun, easy, and enjoyable. Whether you’re looking for adventure, relaxation, or a mix of both, our Big Canoe cabin rentals are the perfect home. Start planning your dream vacation today and experience the best that Big Canoe has to offer.

Need help booking the best North Georgia vacation to Big Canoe? Call 866.4CABINS today for help or personalized assistance!