Contact & About
The rustic log home now named “Hemlock Ridge” was the dream home of a local Blairsville resident who passed away in 2011. It was lovingly constructed over a four year period by her family, friends and local craftsmen. The exterior is of chink logs common to the area; however, it is when you enter the home and view the mortise and tenon construction that the real beauty and craftsmanship are revealed. The interior walls are constructed with reclaimed wood from slave cabins from a South Carolina plantation lovingly removed and brought to Blairsville. The huge beams on the ceiling saved from a century old barn. The old bricks in the kitchen from the original Coca Cola plant in downtown Atlanta. Finally the stacked stone in the fireplace, chimney and foundation hand selected along the Richard Russell Parkway.
Purchased in 2013 by Richard Turnbull and Raymond Jimenez-Turnbull as a mountain retreat, they have now opened it as the perfect setting for intimate mountain weddings. They named the house “Hemlock Ridge” because of its setting and the many native hemlock trees on the property and along the banks of the crystal clear Young Cane Creek.
Officiants and Wedding Planning
Raymond is an amazing officiant, licensed in the state of Georgia. As a non-denominational officiant, he can personalize the ceremony to your taste. Or, if you would prefer, you may have your own officiate in attendance. Also, Rick is a fantastic wedding planner and can alleviate the stress of planning the perfect ceremony. Same sex marriage is welcome here (LGBT owners). Please call us for more information.