Big Canoe Entrance

LOCATION & MAPS

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CONSIDER THIS A "TRUE ADVENTURE" AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR MOUNTAINOUS, WINDING ROADS & GETTING LOST A TIME OR TWO!

DIRECTIONS FROM MAP QUEST, GOOGLE MAPS, YAHOO MAPS, AAA, NAVIGATION SYSTEMS, ETC. ARE OFTEN WRONG!!

There are NO addresses inside Big Canoe. Use these coordinates for the Big Canoe Main Entrance gate for your navigation system – N 34 degrees 26’ 11”; W 84 degrees 16’ 43”.

Petit Crest Villas is a neighborhood of 35 timeshare Villas in the large, private residential community of Big Canoe. Our office is located 3.5 miles inside the Main Entrance of Big Canoe. Travel carefully. If you get lost, we have a 24-hour answering service…dial 706-268-3600. Take Steve Tate Hwy off of Hwy 53 approximately 1 mile to the Round-About near Big Canoe. Follow the Big Canoe signs ½ way around the Round-About and continue north on Steve Tate Hwy approximately ½ mile to the Main Entrance on your left.

You may enter the Main Entrance of Big Canoe after 3:30 pm on Friday; check-in time is 4 pm and is strictly enforced.

OFFICE – Villa #636 - Follow the main road (Wilderness Parkway & Wolfscratch Drive) for 3.5 miles, going straight through the three (3) STOP signs until you see Petit Crest on your right. A map of Big Canoe with the route is enclosed!

Traveling north on I-75 and from the Atlanta Airport/Exit 268: take I-75 North thru Atlanta to 575. Go North approximately 31 miles on 575 (575 will become Hwy 515) to the first red light, Waleska Hwy (Hwy 108 and Hwy 53). Turn right on Hwy 108/53; go approximately 2 miles to the 4-way stop in Tate. Go straight across at the 4-way stop. Stay on Hwy 53 for approximately 8.5 miles to Steve Tate Hwy.
See above directions to office.

Traveling south on I-75, exit at Fairmount/Hwy 53/Exit 312: Turn left and follow 53 East into Jasper. In Fairmount, Hwy 53 makes a right turn so watch for signs. There are several turns on Hwy 53. Stay on Hwy 53. When you see a Wendy’s, you will be in Jasper. Go to Hwy 515/53 West (a 4-lane highway). Turn right. Follow 515 South/53 to the 3rd red light (approx. 4 miles) Waleska Hwy. Hwy 108/53. Turn left and go about 2 miles. In Tate at the 4-way stop, go straight across, staying on Hwy 53. Follow Hwy 53 for approx.. 8.5 miles to Steve Tate Hwy.

OR Take Barrett Parkway (East) to 575/Exit 269: Turn North on 575 and travel approximately 29 miles (575 will become Hwy 515) to the first red light, which is Waleska Hwy (Hwy 108/53); turn right on Hwy 108/53; go approximately 2 miles to the 4-way stop in Tate. Go straight thru the 4-way stop. Stay on Hwy 53 for approximately 8.5 miles to Steve Tate Hwy on your left.
See above directions to office.

Traveling south on I-85, exit at Hwy 129 (Ga. Hwy 11)/Exit 137: Take Hwy 129 to Gainesville, left on Jesse Jewell Pkwy & then pick up Hwy 53 West to Dawsonville. Continue on Hwy 53 West past Dawsonville; look for Steve Tate Hwy. on your right. Steve Tate Hwy is approximately 12 miles from the Dawsonville town square. Turn right on Steve Tate Hwy.

See below directions to office.

Traveling north on Hwy 400:, Go to Dawsonville (just past the North Georgia Premium Outlet Mall) and take Hwy 53 West (left) through Dawsonville (we are 12 miles west from the town of Dawsonville) to Steve Tate Hwy.

If this is your first trip to Petit Crest Villas, we would suggest that you arrive before dark if at all possible. Big Canoe is a wildlife sanctuary and as such, is not well lighted, and the roads, although paved, are narrow and twisting. Some cell phones do not work in our area due to the mountainous terrain!

 

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