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Wine Highway Weekends in March 2015

26 Feb
Come stay with us and attend the Wine Highway Weekend.

The Winegrowers Association of Georgia is holding their Annual Spring Wine Highway Weekends March 21 & 22, and March 28th & 29th 2015.

georgiawinehighwayweekendThis year will be their biggest event with 18 members participating. In Dahlonega Montaluce and Cavender Creek Wineries will participate. There are also any more wineries in neighboring White County that will also be a part of the event.

If you have not participated before, you pay your admission fee ($40.00/person) at any of the participating wineries. You will receive a souvenir glass and Passport that you will take to each winery you visit.  Your admission allows you access to all participating wineries over both weekends so you can take your time and enjoy the experience.

Visit http://www.georgiawine.com for more information.

Admission Fee: $40.00

Saturdays 11:00AM to 5:00PM

Sundays: 12:30 PM to 5:00PM

 

Dahlonega Trail Fest 3/27-29

16 Feb

Come stay with us and attend the fifth annual Dahlonega Trail Fest on March 27-29, 2015 in Hancock Park and historic Downtown Dahlonega.

The event is a 3-day festival celebrating Dahlonega’s designation as an ATC Trail Community, Dahlonega’s proximity to the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, and general non-motorized recreation, including hiking, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, trail biking, horseback trail riding, trail maintenance, and other topics.

The Trail Fest will feature nationally recognized speakers, authors, thru hikers, AT record holders, workshops, music, hiking films, AT related craft vendors, manufacturer vendors and reps, and informational booths. A food court and Beer and Wine Garden will be open.

The event begins on Friday, March 27 at 3:00 pm, continue on Saturday, March 28 starting at 9:00 am, and Sunday, March 29 beginning at 9:00 am. A complete schedule will be posted on the Trail Fest website.

Hiking films will be shown on Friday and Saturday evenings.

There will be a 5k street run and a 10k road/trail run with 5k on the Reservoir Trail at Lake Zwerner. Details of the run can be seen on the Trail Fest website.

For more info, visit http://www.dahlonegatrailfest.org. Information will be constantly updated between now and the festival date.

Ultra-marathon Race thru the Mountains 3/14/2015

12 Feb

This years event is already sold out but we thought we would share this with our past and potential guests that may want to particpate next year (registration begins in September).

The Georgia Death Race which will 68 miles from Vogel State Park to Amicalola Falls. Race begins at 5am March 14, 2015.

The Georgia Death Race is a point-to-point ultramarathon trail race in North Georgia. The race is 68ish miles with close to 40,000 feet of elevation change, starting at Vogel State Park and finishing at Amicalola Falls State Park. Starting the race at 5:00 a.m. allows runners of all speeds to be on top of Duncan Ridge on the Duncan Ridge Trail for the sunrise. From here you will see the sun rise over the back of Brasstown Bald, the highest point in Georgia. With the leaves off the trees the sunrise will light up the surrounding mountains and valleys that make up Northern Georgia. This, in it self, makes it worth it to run the race. The first 8 miles has close to 3,500 feet of elevation change. Including the 2,300 ft climb over 3.8 miles up to the summit of Coosa Bald.

Other course highlights include views from random points along the trail of mountains as far as you can see, the Toccoa Swinging Bridge, Amicalola Falls, the remote Benton Mackaye and Duncan Ridge Trails, and a beautiful wide open field with close to unobstructed views of the mountains some 37 miles in. Not to mention this race is hard as nails.
While the point of the race is for it to be hard, the real reason for this race is to showcase the North Georgia Mountain trails as well as create an experience that you will never forget. The sheer beauty of this race masks the difficulty of the terrain.

Included in the entry fee are 10 fully stocked aid stations in the middle of no where, a 68 mile point to point course, a unique t-shirt, some photos (if our photographers take photos of you), a Death Race Spike (only if you finish), hot meal (catered) and warm place to hang out/crash at the finish (at group shelter #3), and everything else that comes with doing a 68 mile course in the mountains.

Source: http://www.runbumtours.com/#!georgia-death-race/cr80

Dahlonega, Georgia New Years 2014

15 Dec

Dahlonega, Georgia has several options for celebrating New Years eve 2014.

You can stay with us and attend one of the events below or stay at the inn and share a glass of complimentary champagne and light hors d’oeuvres with the innkeepers.

Holly Theater Celebration

From the company that brought you the acclaimed Embraceable You, proudly presents La Femme at The Holly Theatre’s hollynewyearseveNew Year’s Celebration on December 31st. This performance of La Femme features singing, dancing, and aerial stunts. Enjoy favorite songs from Cabaret, Chicago and more performed by some of Atlanta and New York City’s top talent. From the Broadway stage to touring across the US and Europe C’s cast members have an impressive list of credits including Beauty and the Beast, Chicago, Hairspray and Music Man.

After the performance, stick around for the Holly’s celebration of the New Year! Listen to the DJ from the Lingo Lounge, and dance the night away. Receive two adult beverage tickets and sample delicious hors d’oeuvres all evening. Then, watch the Peach Drop on the big screen in the Main Stage and savor a glass (or two) of bubbly at midnight. This performance and celebration allows you to indulge in a complete evening of lively entertainment.

More info and tickets at http://www.hollytheater.com.

Shenanigan’s Irish Pub New Year’s Eve Celebration

Music by Battlefield Collective combines the musical talents of Stephanie Caron and Evan Hart. A unique blend of bluegrass, Americana, roots, and rockabilly give the group an unmistakable and unique sound that is as full of energy as it is passion.

Touring the southeast, Battlefield Collective performs original material as well as their own arrangements of cover songs selected from top hits from the past sixty years. Energy and creativity set Battlefield Collective apart from the other bands, as well as their ability to be flexible and versatile.

Stephanie and Evan perform as a duo, but also frequently hire local musicians to create a fuller sound to match the needs for any venue or private event.

For more information visit http://www.theshenaniganspub.com.

Montaluce Winery New Year’s Eve

December 31st the winery will be open all day from 11am to midnight for wine tastings, lunch and dinner. The dinner service will feature 2 menus. 1 menu for a-la-carte service and a special 8 Course Chef’s Tasting Menu with Wine Pairings.

Enjoy a live performance from the Fly Cats, a jazz quartet from Atlanta, from 9pm to midnight and they will be toasting in the New Year when the clock strikes 12.

For more information and to make reservations visit http://www.montaluce.com

Crimson Moon New Year’s Eve
Bluebilly Grit will be providing the musical entertainment.
From the side porch of an old gristmill to the main stage of The Telluride Bluegrass Festival, BlueBilly Grit has quickly become a force to be reckoned with. Their modern style which blends Bluegrass and Americana music has a magical way of appealing to the newer generation of the grassroots movement, while simultaneously being equally accepted by those that have a love for the more traditional sound. Their unrivaled three-part harmony, traditional instrumentation, and the lead vocals of their soulful female singer are what make this magical blend work. Welcome 2015 with some sharp bluegrass music.
For more information and tickets visit www.thecrimsonmoon.com

Winery Trail Run 12/13/2014

24 Nov

Come stay with us and attend “It’s a RUNderful Life” 3/6k trail run (walkers welcome!) on 12/13/2014,runderful life at beautiful Montaluce Winery & Estates in the scenic north Georgia Mountains!

The race will begin at 9:00 AM, rain or shine. Montaluce Winery & Estates is a beautiful vineyard, tasting room and restaurant specializing in organic, fresh, seasonal food, most of which comes from their own property.

Choose your distance and run (or walk) either the 3k or 6k trail through the rolling hills on Montaluce’s property alongside the Etowah River, just east of Dahlonega, Georgia.

This race also has a brunch buffet option with registration ($12 for race participants, $15 for guests).

Come and experience great running, food and wine!

Packet pickup is Friday, December 12 from 11am to 6pm. Shirts are guaranteed until 12/1/2014 so register early!

Register online for the run at https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Dahlonega/ItsARUNderfulLife5k

You can book and room or yurt with us online from our web site’s availability calendar link shown in the margin of this blog.

 

Dahlonega’s Old Fashioned Christmas 2014

15 Nov

dahlonega-christmas-p3Come stay with us and attend Dahlonega’s Old Fashioned Christmas festivities.

The month-long celebration is held from November 28 through December 21, 2014.

The first Saturday in December experience the Lighting of the Square and a real home-town parade officially bringing Santa to town.

Plenty of other festive holiday events continue almost daily throughout December until after New Year’s that features caroling, entertainment, wine sampling and live theater Christmas events.

Old Fashioned Christmas Schedule of Events

Friday, November 28th
Downtown Merchants Open House, 5pm – 8pm
Lighting of Downtown, 6pm

Saturday & Sunday, November 29th & 30th
​Visit Santa Downtown
Saturday, 12pm – 6pm & Sunday, 1pm – 5pm

Friday, December 5th
Luminaries, At Dusk
Live Nativity Scene with Animals, 7:30pm
Extended Downtown Merchant Shopping Hours, Until 8pm

Saturday, December 6th
Visit Santa Downtown, 12pm – 2:30pm
Old Fashioned Christmas Parade, 3pm
Kurt Thomas Concert, Directly Following the Parade
Visit Santa Downtown, 4pm – 6pm
Lighting of the Tree, 5:15pm
Christmas Movie in Hancock Park – “Elf”, 5:30pm

Ride the Old Fashioned Trolley
November 28th through December 21st
Fridays at 6pm & 7pm, Saturdays at 5pm, 6pm & 7pm
Tickets are $5 for Adults and can be purchased at the visitors center

December Santa Schedule
Visit Santa in Downtown Dahlonega every weekend through December 21st.
Saturdays, 12pm – 6pm, Sundays, 1pm – 5pm

Entertainment at the Holly Theater
“White Christmas” at the Historic Holly Theater
December 5th-7th, 12th-14th, & 19th-21st
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

For tickets or more information visit http://www.hollytheater.com/

HemlockFest is Coming in November 2014

8 Oct

HemlockFest, hosted by the Lumpkin Coalition, is an annual festival held the first full weekend in November. The Festival andHemlockFest2014_poster-672x1024 the proceeds from the festival are used to increase public awareness of Eastern and Carolina hemlock tree problems and to provide financial support for Area Colleges and Universities in their efforts to save the Hemlocks.

This is a worthwhile and entertaining event!

Hemlockfest happens November 7th,8th and 9th east of Dahlonega, Georgia at Starbridge and features many great live music events.

Shenanigans’ and Bourbon Street Grill provide great food while you listen to the live music (our son always helps with the cooking). Terrapin provides the beer (we loved the Wake and Bake they had last year).

Educational exhibits and cool art to purchase (we purchase something every year). Visit the silent auction tent with some great products (we offer a BOGO night for the inn every year).

Multi day and single day tickets are available on the website shown below.

On site festival camping is available if you purchase a 3 day pass or you can stay with us at the inn if we have something available. As of the day of this post (October 8th) we have both yurts and a room available (2 night minimum).

If you care about the environment and like live music this event should be on your list to attend. We try to make it Sunday when our guests check out.

For more information on tickets and other information about the festival and music events visit http://www.hemlockfest.org

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