Dahlonega Valentine’s 2016

1 Feb

Come and stay with us to enjoy a memorable and romantic Valentine’s experience in the North Georgia mountains and wine country. We currently have rooms and yurts available.

Surprise your special someone with our Sweetheart package: bottle of wine, truffles from Paul Thomas chocolates and fresh flower arrangement in your room at arrival all for just $65. Mention when making your reservation.

The area wineries are offering special events for the occasion.

Cottage Winery and Vineyard:

Located 12 miles from our inn in neighboring White County. The owner is usually there to pour the wines and is very friendly and informative. The views from the tasting room are outstanding!

This year they have brought in an amazing chocolatier to hand craft some “twisted” treats to pair with a selection of Cottage wines. Come join Nathan “TooTall” in their Agape Barrel Room for a great Valentine’s Day experience!

When: Saturday, February 13th & Sunday, February 14th from 1-5 pm both days. Come and go as you please.

Reservations: They have limited availability for this event so please call the Cottage tasting room to reserve your spot!  706-865-0053

Cost: $40 per person/ $80 per couple will get you a pairing of 7 wines with hand crafted chocolates, 10% off any purchases made (wine club members add this to current discount), and a chance to buy one of the first bottles of their new Syrah 18!

Three Sisters Winery and Vineyards:

Located in Lumpkin County just 9 miles from Cedar House Inn and one of our favorites and a favorite of many of our

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guests. Doug Paul, the owner is usually there to talk about their great wines.

Celebration is Saturdays (11-5) and Sundays (1-5). $20 includes choice of 5 Three Sisters Wines, Dahlonega Artisan Chocolates, and Keepsake Glass.

Yonah Mountain Vineyards:

Located in neighboring White County. Beautiful winery and fun owner. Their Valentine’s special is two glasses of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. Price – $15 per couple (February 12 – February 14.  While Supplies Last).

They are also having a movie night 2/13 with the movie “Dirty Dancing” and includes dinner at Yonah Mountain Vineyards. (Advance Reservations Required) Price – $40 per person (Advance Reservation Required)

On Sunday they are having a reserve tasting. Call 706-878-5522 for more information or reservations.

Wolf Mountain Vineyards:

The closest winery to our inn – just 1.5 miles. They are having Valentine’s Brunch all month on Sundays in February. 12:30 and 2:30 pm seatings, $32.00 per person. Reservations and more information at 706-867-9862.

Frogtown Vineyards:

Located in the Dahlonega area; they are having a Valentine’s Dinner on 2/13 at 7:00 pm, $78.00 per person. Call 706-865-0687 for information and reservations.

Montaluce Winery:

Located just 10.5 miles west of Cedar House Inn; they are having romantic sunset and fireside dinners on 2/12, 2/13/,2/14. Call 706-867-4060 for more information or to make reservations.

Couples Yoga and Massage Workshop in Dahlonega:

February 13, 2016- 12:30 PM3:00 PM Includes 1 hour Partner Yoga class with Mindy, Champagne, Chocolate and 90 minute Massage self-care  workshop with LMT’s Dolores and Matt from NGYC!
Website:http://www.ngyoga.com/events/ or call 706-531-4738 for information or reservations.

WINTER + WINE + WEEKENDS = A Winning Combination in Dahlonega

4 Jan

Winter 2016 is here in Dahlonega and the north Georgia mountains. The holidays are over, the crowds of tourists have left, the area is quiet and tranquil and for the first time in years all of our local wineries will be open on the weekends beginning January 16th – all but two will be open the weekend of the 8th.

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Inn with Snow

Three Sisters opens mid-January for weekends; Montaluce opens 1/14; Cavender Creek weekends; Cottage Winery and Yonah Mountain weekdays and weekends; Wolf Mountain and Frogtown are open weekends. You can check their web sites or call them for details.

Take advantage of the quiet season in our area. You can check the weather and make last-minute reservations for dining and lodging with us – no two night minimum except Valentine’s Day weekend.

Hiking in the winter months is beautiful because the mountain vistas open up with the leaves off the trees. You literally can see for miles in many areas along the Appalachian Trail. The temperatures are colder and at times the wind might be blowing so wear appropriate clothing in layers. You might even see snow.

The waterfalls in the area are also special in the winter. Some may be covered in ice depending on the temperatures. Two of our favorite waterfall hikes are Amicalola and DeSoto Falls.

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Yurt in Snow

Historic downtown Dahlonega’s quaint shops and restaurants are open without the crowds. Live music is typically offered on weekends.

Come stay with us and enjoy the North Georgia mountains and historic Dahlonega in the winter of 2016.

Dahlonega New Year’s Eve 2016

18 Dec

Come stay with us for New Year’s Eve 2016 and enjoy a variety of events.

We currently have rooms and yurts available.

Every year we share champagne and light snacks with guests who wish to join us.

First Night Dahlonega will feature live music on several stages for one price. For more info watch the video below or visit First Night.

 

Shenanigan’s Irish Pub will have Rest in North Dakota playing with no cover charge.

Bourbon Street Grill will have Justin Bridges playing music.

Spirits Tavern will have “Throw back Thursday” Lounge music starring Kristen Englenz. Music starts at 7:30pm.

Montaluce Winery will have from 5pm-12am a New Year’s Eve menu in the restaurant, their finest estate wines, live music and of course, the champagne countdown to midnight. More info at web site.

Dahlonega’s Old Fashioned Christmas 2015

20 Nov

Dahlonega’s Old Fashioned Christmas is a wonderful month-long celebration held from November 27th through December 31st, 2015.

Come stay with us and enjoy the holiday season.

It starts with the Lighting of the Square on November 27th.

dahlonega-christmas-p3A real home-town parade officially bringing Santa to town occurs the first Saturday in December.

Many other festive holiday events continue almost daily throughout December until after New Year’s with caroling, entertainment, wine sampling and live theater Christmas events at the Holly.

For a full listing of events that start November 27th click schedule.

 

Fall In the North Georgia Mountains

7 Nov

Fall in the North Georgia mountains is always a beautiful time of year. It’s no wonder that it is also the busiest time of the year for tourism and guests visiting the inn. Around the inn we are seeing color changes. Weather influences when the colors change and the vividness of the colors.

Guests to the area can enjoy viewing the Fall colors from hiking on the Appalachian trail, visiting one of several waterfalls including Amicalola Falls or just sipping wine on one of the decks of the many wineries in the region. One of our favorite viewing areas is Preacher’s Rock which is located on the Appalachian trail near Woody Gap (see our video at Preacher’s Rock).

Come stay with us and enjoy the Fall colors.

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Photos courtesy of Julie Best

Special Dining Events in November/December 2015 at Wolf Mountain

3 Nov

The Wild Game Brunch at Wolf Mountain Vineyards will happen on Sundays, November 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th, 2015

Join them on Sundays in November as they celebrate cooler temperatures and feature an array of wild game meats from Broken Arrow Ranch paired with their family of estate wines. The cost is $30 per person plus tax and gratuity and wine is additional by the glass or bottle. Seating times are at 12:30 & 2:30pm. Reservations are required, so call 706-867-9862.

The Holiday Gourmet Dinner  is scheduled for Saturday, December 12th, 2015 @ 7pm

Gourmet Winemaker Dinners are a special occasion at Wolf Mountain Vineyards. Their Executive Chef creates a four course culinary masterpiece for your enjoyment. Each course will be paired with one of Wolf Mountain’s Award Winning wines. The winemakers will discuss the different characteristics that each of the wines possess and how they relate to the paired course.

$65 per person, plus service charge & tax, 4 course seated dinner with wine pairings,

Reservations Required, call 706-867-9862
Stay with us at Cedar House Inn and attend one of these events.
 
We are the closest inn (1.5 miles) from Wolf Mountain.
 

HemlockFest 2015 Coming 11/6-8

29 Oct

HemlockFest is an annual festival to increase public awareness of Eastern and Carolina hemlock tree problems to provide financial support for Area Colleges and Universities in their efforts to save the Hemlocks. If you have visited the western North Carolina mountains near Grandfather Mountain you can see that most of the Hemlock trees have been killed by the whooly adlegid.  Hemlockfest proceeds are used to help save these ancient trees.

HemlockFest features 19 bands and entertainers providing almost 30 hours of great music, plus food and beverage, natural crafts vendors, interactive presentations and exhibits, and lots of activities. Terrapin Beer is one of those beverage options which we love. Prior years have had Terrapin’s Wake and Bake Stout- yummy.

This year’s festival will feature over 30 juried booths with all handmade or homegrown work made by the crafts-person who is in the booth to sell it. Buy your holiday gifts with local artists including painting, jewelry, pottery, natural skin care, batik clothing, crochet, plants, baked goods, woodworking, candles, metal working, up-cycling, fiber arts, service booths and more!

Make your plans now to stay with us and enjoy 3 days of fun and music that supports a great cause to save the Hemlock Trees.

Tickets on sale now at www.HemlockFest.org. as well as more information on the event.

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