Oregonian Greg Spencer initially discovered the Blue Ridge area on a backpacking trip to the Cohutta Wilderness in the 1980’s. A short time later, enamored of the area, Greg embarked on a land purchasing mission that led him to 16 acres of undeveloped acreage. Amazed by the beauty of the Toccoa River and the inspiring views of the surrounding mountains, Greg wasted no time in securing what is now known as the Toccoa House Properties.
Dana Nazerian Spencer was born and raised near Blue Ridge. Dana and Greg have camped/lived in all of the cabins both during construction and when vacant, as a method of perfecting the guest experience. Dana brings her friendly and outgoing personality along with a successful career as a paralegal, licensed Realtor, property manager, and bookkeeper to our operations.
During the 1990’s we built a small cabin, The Love Shack on the River, on the Toccoa River, and envisioned a larger house that we later built on the ridge above, The Toccoa House, completed in 2000. Next came The Carriage House in 2002, and the in-ground, seasonally heated swimming pool in 2007. The Grey Heron House was completed in 2008, and The Townhouses (four furnished apartments in downtown Blue Ridge) also in 2008. After taking a break for a few years we built The Toccoa Riverfront in 2015, and developed The Toccoa Overlook Camp in 2016. We ventured out of the state in 2015 where we purchased and renovated property on The Withlacoochee River in Hernando, FL (The Fish Camp). We also are regularly adding improvements and upgrades to the cabins and property.
After splitting time between Blue Ridge and Atlanta for the past 25 years, we recently moved full time to our new house near Lake Blue Ridge. We also spend time at the property in Florida, especially in the colder months.
As a family owned and operated business, we at Toccoa House Properties take pride in offering some of the best vacation rentals in Blue Ridge, Georgia. We own the land, designed and built each of the cabins, and personally manage the day-to-day operations.
Because of our hands-on involvement, we believe we offer a professional and friendly rental service far better than that of the typical rental management agency. Our goal is to exceed the expectations of each and every guest.
Thank You So Much For Visiting,
Dana and Greg