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Dahlonega Wine Tastings During the Winter Holidays

24 Dec

Several of Dahlonega’s wineries have closed for the winter season and will not open until February, but don’t despair!wine You can visit us at the inn for a getaway and enjoy Georgia wine at the following venues during the holidays:

Montaluce will be open (10 1/2 miles away), Frogtown will be open (8 1/2 miles away), and so will Cavendar Creek (6 miles away). We also have four tasting rooms within 4 blocks of each other downtown. Bleu Gallery features Tiger Wines (Tiger, GA), Folkways Gallery features Cottage Vineyard wines (Cleveland, GA), Dahlonega Tasting Room features Habersham wines (Helen, GA), and a tasting room in the Carriage House features Georgia wines.

Dahlonega Old Fashioned Christmas Events

5 Dec

Stay with us and enjoy Dahlonega decorated for the holidays.

Dahlonega’s Old Fashioned Christmas is a celebration held through December 23, 2012, set into motion with the Lighting of the Square. A real home-town parade officially brought Santa to town the first Saturday in December. Plenty of other festive holiday events continue almost daily throughout December until after New Year’s with caroling, entertainment, wine sampling, live theater Christmas events. For more information visit www.dahlonega.org.
Friday, December 7th
Luminaries At dusk, In Downtown Dahlonega
Father Christmas Downtown 4:30pm-8pm
Saturday, December 8th
LCHS & LCMS Chorus 3pm-5pm, On the Visitors Center Plaza
Gallery Walk Saturday, 5:30pm-8pm, In Downtown Dahlonega
ALSO BE SURE TO CHECK OUT…
December Santa Schedule- Visit Santa Downtown Every Weekend through December 23rd Saturdays, 1pm-6pm Sundays, 1pm-5pm
Historical Tours of Downtown Dahlonega- Ride the Old Fashioned Trolley through December 22nd Fridays at 7pm & 8pm Saturdays at 6pm, 7pm, & 8pm Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under and can be purchased at the Visitors Center
Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides through December 22nd Daily, Weather Permitting Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children (minimum of $15 per ride) and can be purchased at the Carriage. Ask about their family rate. Cash only.
Entertainment at the Holly “It’s a Wonderful Life” at the Historic Holly Theater December 7-9th, 14-16th, & 21-23rd Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Holly Box Office or at www.hollytheater.com

NEIL SIMON’S ‘RUMORS’ – The Play, at the Holly Theater

6 Jan

NEIL SIMON’S ‘RUMORS’ – The Play, 1/13-15,20-22,27-29. Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2pm.

Imagine, that there is a party where several couples have gathered at a posh suburban home celebrating their hosts’ 10th anniversary and several things are wrong, very wrong, including the hostess is missing and the host (the deputy mayor of New York) has been shot in the earlobe.

That’s where this classic farce starts and where it leads is a hysterical story of people trying to conceal details from local police and the media as stories crisscross and rumors build.

Playwright Neil Simon is most well-known for plays such as Odd Couple, Biloxi Blues, The Out of Towners, Good-bye Girl and The Last of the Red Hot Lovers and has been a Kennedy Center Honoree, has won four Tony Awards, six writer’s Guild of America Awards, and a Pulitzer Prize.

Opening on January 13th, Rumors will run three weeks with an exciting cast of players, many of which you have not seen on the Holly’s stage before. Directed by Daniel Martin, the play pulls from many of our local residents including Andy Ward, Melanie Pruitt, Josh Cagle, Charity Cagle, Stephanie Neuman, Richard Pace, Gordon Solumbk and coming to our stage for the first time, John Minnich.

Tickets: $15.00, Contact the Holly Theater at 706-864-3759 for more info or to order tickets.

Winter Wine Highway This Weekend 12/2-12/4

28 Nov

Stay with us this weekend and attend the 2011 Winter Wine Highway Event which will be held this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday December 2, 3 & 4th of 2011.

This year will feature a “Barrel Tasting” at each of the 10 participating wineries, which include Blackstock Vineyards, Cartecay Vineyards, Cavender Creek Vineyards, Crane Creek Vineyards, Frogtown Cellars, Habersham Winery, Sautee Nacoochee Vineyards, Tiger Mountain Vineyards, Wolf Mountain Vineyards and Yonah Mountain Vineyards.

The cost is $25.00 per person which includes a Barrel tastings at each winery and a souvenir wine glass.
Purchase your “Passport Port to Barrel Tasting” at any of the participating wineries any day you begin your tour.

Friday December 2nd, 2:00PM- 5:00PM
Saturday December 3rd, 11:00AM- 5:00 PM
Sunday December 4th, 12:30PM- 5:00PM

Fireside Fare at Blackstock Vineyards Thru March 20th

18 Jan

Wintertime is alive and well in the North Georgia mountains and many adventurous visitors to the area may think that there may be little for them to do and see. A favorite among our guests are winery dinners and tours. Some wineries close down during the winter but Blackstock Vineyards is featuring Winter Wonderland Fireside Fare each weekend through March 20th.

Wine, Gourmet Food and Great Music – “Fireside Fare” – a delicious hot menu by Dahlonega’s Corkscrew Cafe and live blues music by Rod Hamdallah in the lodge. All to accompany their award-winning wines! Sit by the large stone fireplace overlooking the vineyards and snowy mountains – enjoy the “winter winery” experience! Wine tastings available all day (8 selections for $12, including take home Blackstock glass). Saturday Hours 12-5 pm, Sunday Hours: 12:30 – 5 pm, Music 1- 4 pm. Visit website for more information.

Montaluce Winery Winter Schedule

30 Dec

Some of the wineries close for the winter months but Montaluce will be open based on their winter schedule shown below.

January 1, 2010 Closed for the day

January 2, 2010 ~ February 13, 2010
Tasting Room & Wine Sales
Open from Noon to 5PM daily
Dining Room
Lunch Thursday ~ Sunday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Dinner Friday & Saturday 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

February 14, 2010 forward
Tasting Room & Wine Sales
Open from Noon to 5:00 PM daily

Dining Room
Lunch Tuesday ~ Sunday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Dinner Friday ~ Sunday 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Check their web site for more information.

Winter Has Arrived At Cedar House Inn

2 Dec

Yesterday evening Mary Beth looked outside and yelled “it’s snowing”. Flurries were blowing around with larger flakes sticking to the ground and trees. The leyland cypress trees were especially pretty with their green foliage sprinkled with the white flocking of snow like beautiful Christmas trees. The snow ceretainly can get you in the holiday spirit.

This time of year we receive guests at the inn looking for the winter experience and snow. We are hoping that this first snow is just the beginning of many more.

The mountain hiking trails are something to experience this time of year. The crowds have left and the leaves are off the trees. You can see for miles in total solitude.

Dahlonega’s Christmas lights are adorning the historic square to add to the festive season. The shops are decorated in a Christmas theme.

Book a room or yurt and enjoy this special time of year at Cedar House Inn and Yurts. Yes the yurts are heated and the beds have flannel sheets to help keep you comfy.

January Happenings Near Cedar House Inn & Yurts Near Dahlonega

4 Jan

January is officially here and a new year has begun. The Fall tourists have long left the area. January in Dahlonega can still offer a great weekend getaway.

The winter skies are spectacular this time of year in the evening. The stars are numerous and vivid. You can enjoy seeing the milky way in the dark evening sky. This month’s issue of Plenty Magazine addresses light pollution and mentions that two thirds of Americans cannot see the milky way from their homes. This is not the case at Cedar House Inn and Yurts.

Daytime hiking is also pleasant depending on the temperature. It is always a good idea to layer your clothing for outdoor activities.

Stay with us and attend Wolf Mountain Winery’s Winter Gourmet Dinner Saturday January 19th at 7pm. Call 706-867-9862 for information/reservations.

Blackstock Vineyards is open from 12-5 pm for tastings.

Come visit and try one of our eco friendly rooms or yurts.

New Years Eve Events in Dahlonega

20 Dec

Come stay at Cedar House inn and Yurts for New Years eve and ring in the New Years at one of the following special events.

Crimson Moon


‘Gold Rush Band With Neel Pender New Year’s Eve Show!’
Ring in the New Year with Dahlonega’s very own bluegrass band, joined by honky tonk singin’ Neel Pender – all the way from gator-land! Southern heritage menu offerings from $15 to $25 per person will include appetizer, entree, & desert – AND a champagne toast at midnight – or sooner if you must head on home ‘fore the clock turns 12! SDinner seating starts a 7 pm.$ 20 Reserved in Advance for the Show Only$ 25 After 5 pm at the Door – IF ANY SEATS ARE LEFT! Call 706-864-3982 for reservations and information.

Corkscrew Cafe

51 West Main StreetDahlonega, GA 30533. Call 706-867-8551 Reservations Strongly Recommended

NEW YEAR’S EVE 6pm-12am 2007

Appetizers*Oysters Bienville*Citrus Vodka Marinated Shrimp Cocktail*Chipotle HummusSoups and Salads*Curry Squash Bisque*Mussels Casino Soup*Mixed Green Salad*Caesar Salad Entrees*Beef Wellington topped with Bernaise served with Gorgonzola Mashed Potatoes and Sautéed Asparagus*Applewood Smoked Salmon Filet served over Spinach Ricotta Ravioli and Pesto Gorgonzola Alfredo*Osso Bucco garnished with Gremolata served with Risotto Primavera*Whole Maine Lobster served with Herb Basmati Rice Pilaf and Sauteed Asparagus*Chili Glazed Sea Bass served with a Dark Rum Beurre Blanc and Risotto Primavera*Pan Seared Duck Breast Au Poivre with a Sweet and Dark Cherry Sauce served with Herb Basmati Rice Pilaf and Sauteed AsparagusDesserts*Raspberry Crème Brulee*Amaretto Chocolate Mousse *Bailey’s and Caramel CheesecakeOpen New Year’s Day for Brunch/Lunch from 12-4pm

Back Porch Oyster Bar

SURF & TURF BUFFET$65.00 PER PERSONIncludes a split of Champagne per person**Gratuity is not included**BY RESERVATION ONLYMENU**CRAB BISQUE****AHI TUNA W/ WASABI & PICKLED GINGER****SLOW ROASTED PRIME RIB OF BEEF w/ HORSERADISH SAUCE****AGED CHEDDAR TWICE BAKED POTATOES****FRIED SHRIMP****OLD BAY STEAMED SHRIMP****OYSTERS ON THE HALF SHELL****FRIED GROUPER****CORN PUDDING****BLACK-EYED PEAS AND COLLARD GREENS****HUSHPUPPIES****DESSERT STATION****KEY LIME PIE****PECAN PIE** CALL 678-898-8773 OR 706-864-8623 FOR RESERVATIONS

March Happenings

17 Mar

There are many things happening in the Dahlonega area for guests staying at Cedar House Inn & Yurts.

See Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes” at the Holly Theater,Shows: March 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30th and 31st at 8 pm–March 18, 25th and April 1st at 2 pm.Call 706-864-3759 for tickets & receive 10% off ticket price if you mention you are staying with us. I went last night and loved it. One of the inn’s hosts is playing in the show.

Frogtown Winery is having their winery dinners 3/17 and 3/24. Call 706-865-0687 for info/reservations. Guests at the inn have all had very favorable experiences in the past with these dinners. Great food, wonderful desserts and great wine. Book early, seats are limited. See http://www.frogtownwine.com/calendar.htm for menu and information.

On March 4,11,18,25th at Wolf Mountain Vineyards enjoy live jazz with an elaborate Vineyard Luncheon Buffet.Call 706-867-9862 for info/reservations. Wolf Mountain has a beautiful facility.

St. Patricks Day Brunch at Blackstock Vineyards on 3/17 at 2pm. Call 706-219-2789 ext. 222 for reservations/info.

WINE HIGHWAY WEEKEND- The Winegrowers Association of Georgia is sponsoring its second annual Wine Highway Weekend on Saturday, March 31st, and Sunday, April 1st, 2007.There will be a $10.00 fee for each participant which will be collected at the first winery visited.Travelers will receive a “Wine Highway Weekend” glass which will give them admission to ALL participating wineries at no additional charge. Normal tasting fees will not be charged to anyone participating in traveling the Wine Highway. Cedar House Inn & Yurts are offering 10% off the regular lodging rate to guests who attend the weekend and show their wine glass. This is a great way to see all the wineries and it’s affordable.

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