Ron Clark and his Purple Martin bird house

February 8, 2008 - Bird Hotel in Blairsville, Georgia now accepting reservations

Ron Clark doesn't really accept reservations but rooms are ready for up to 20 Purple Martin families. The large Ukrainian birdhouse is attractive and functional with a unique pulley system to raise and lower it for cleaning.

Ron and Laurie Clark got the idea from friends in Canada where these types of birdhouses are popular. Next time you ride through the Jones Creek area in Union County, keep an eye out for the Blairsville Bird Hotel. The Purple Martins can spot it from a mile away and with spring approaching, "rooms" are quickly filling up.