Tolemac is located only eight miles west of Jasper, GA, which is nicknamed “The First Mountain City”. The property is located in Pickens County and the main entrance is off Hill City Road with additional access off Jerusalem Church Road.
Only 10 minutes from the property, Pickens County offers a general aviation airport with a 5,000 ft. runway suitable for private jets.
An easy drive up I-575, Tolemac is only fifty-seven miles and less than one hour from the West Paces Ferry exit in Atlanta offering immediate serenity from such a harried pace and providing outdoor opportunities rarely experienced this close to the city. This ease of access allows family and friends to gather often.
1 hour = Atlanta, GA
25 minutes = Ellijay, GA
10 minutes = Jasper, GA
Tolemac Farm is located on the southernmost range of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are part of the larger Appalachian Mountains. Trees put the “blue” in Blue Ridge from the release of an organic compound, thereby contributing to the distinctive color when viewing the mountains from a distance.
Contributing to this landscape in the immediate area is the Chattahoochee National Forest, which is a staggering 750,000 acres covering most of northeast Georgia. This national forest provides some of the best outdoor recreation that Georgia has to offer with thousands of miles of clear-running streams, recreational trails, and plenty of places to explore the great outdoors.
Several quaint mountain towns dot this scenery with one of the more notable ones being Ellijay, which is only 25 minutes from Tolemac. This small town has lots of local fare and there is always something happening in Ellijay, whether that may be a festival, live music, car show or antique sale. Every October, it is home to the Georgia Apple Festival! The community of Big Canoe is only 20 minutes from Tolemac and Carter’s Lake is only 15 minutes from the farm, which is a 3,200-acre lake offering outdoor recreation such as fishing, boating, water skiing, hiking, camping, and mountain biking.
Walls of Jericho
The weather in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains is almost as great as the scenery and it boasts four distinct seasons. This area of 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 only 86 degrees and a low of 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.