Old Horne Farm is located near the Murray County seat of Chatsworth, GA in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The property fronts Old Highway 411 and is adjacent to Carter’s Lake, a 3,200± acre recreational lake with undeveloped shorelines. Old Horne Farm is just 6 miles from Carter’s Lake Marina.

Old Horne is just 25 minutes from Ellijay, GA. This small town has lots of local fare and there is always something happening in this mountain town, whether that is a festival, live music, car show, or antique show. Every October, Ellijay is home to the Georgia Apple Festival!

The farm is only 65 miles from the booming city of Atlanta, GA, making for an easy after-work drive for spending relaxing weekends filled with outdoor fun and a convenient separation from the hustle and bustle of urban life.  


  • Carter’s Lake Marina: 10 minutes (6 miles)

  • Chatsworth, GA: 15 minutes (11 miles)    

  • Ellijay, GA: 25 minutes (20 miles)

  • Jasper, GA: 25 minutes (23 miles)    

  • Chattanooga, TN: 1.0 hour (53 miles)

  • Atlanta, GA: 1.25 hours (65 miles)


Old Horne Farm is in a great location to enjoy a number of nearby outdoor venues. While large in size at 715± acres, the surrounding recreational opportunities make this farm act and feel much larger than it is.  

Carter’s Lake: Formed from the bed of the Coosawattee River, the 3,200± acre Carter’s Lake provides exceptional recreational opportunities for fishing, boating, water skiing, hiking, camping, and mountain biking. The creation of the 445 foot Carter’s Dam has resulted in the deepest reservoir lake in Georgia with a max depth of 547 feet and an average depth of 200 feet. The shoreline is pristine with no private docks or homes providing an unrivaled connection to the great outdoors. Carter’s Lake abuts Old Horne Farm, and trails from the property lead to incredible views overlooking the lake. Also, the farm is only 6 miles from Carter’s Lake Marina making lake activities very available and user-friendly for the owner of Old Horne.

Chattahoochee National Forest: Old Horne’s proximity to the Chattahoochee National Forest expands upon the outdoor recreational opportunities that are close enough to regularly and conveniently enjoy. For an action-packed day, grab your mountain bike and head to Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Getaway and explore the Pinhoti Trail System. Or just 40 miles away is Amicalola Falls State Park, a premier outdoor destination with a wealth of activities including hiking, zip lining, paddle boarding, and fly fishing. The state park also hosts Amicalola Waterfall, the tallest cascading waterfall in the southeast.  

Cartecay or Ellijay Rivers: Carter’s Lake is not the only interesting water around. Near Ellijay and on the Cartecay or Ellijay Rivers, you can spend a family fun day floating in a tube or kayaking. The confluence of these two rivers forms the Coosawattee River, which continues on and flows only a few miles from the front gate of Old Horne.

Walls of Jericho

Ellijay, GA


The weather in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains is almost as great as the scenery and it boasts four distinct seasons. This area neighboring the Chattahoochee National Forest has summers with warm to mild days and often comfortably cool nights. On average, July is the warmest month of the year with the average high temperature being 86 degrees and the low 67 degrees. The summer months tend to receive more precipitation than other times of the year, and the area has an average annual rainfall of 53 inches. Spring and fall are incredibly pleasant with mild days and cooler nights. During the winter, snow occurs sporadically with an average annual accumulation of approximately two inches. There is a distinct change in elevation on Old Horne with the elevation ranging from 712 feet to 1,389 feet.