The Christmas holidays are always a special time of year in Dahlonega, Georgia. The historic downtown square is lit with thousands of lights and the quaint stores are decorated. Santa is there as well and everyone is in a festive mood.
Start your Christmas season Thanksgiving day by watching “Christmas in Homestead” on the Hallmark channel. The movie was filmed in Dahlonega this fall and the town was in full Christmas regalia.
The official tree lighting celebration on the square will be Friday night, November 25th. The lights will be up all month in December through New Years. Come and listen to the special musical events that will be offered or attend the small town Christmas parade.
We will have our yurts available Christmas eve and day but will close the rooms so that we can share the holidays with our family.
For a full schedule of the holiday activities starting in November visit event schedule.
We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
We are open this year for guests wishing to stay in one of our rooms or yurts for the Thanksgiving holidays. Several of our rooms have already been booked but currently we have both yurts available and a room for Wednesday night.
Our full organic lacto-ovo vegetarian breakfast will be provided each morning but guests are responsible for lunch and dinner arrangements.
Forrest Hills Resort will be offering a full Thanksgiving dinner. For more information and for reservations visit Forrest Hills Thanksgiving.
Montaluce Winery will also have a special Thanksgiving dinner at their beautiful winery restaurant. They are taking reservations and they fill up quickly. For more information and to make reservations visit Montaluce Thanksgiving.
The Smith House in downtown Dahlonega is also offering Thanksgiving Dinner. For more information visit Smith House Thanksgiving.
If you are interested in checking our availability or wish to make reservations online click “Availability Calendar” link on the right margin of this blog post.
We have always cared about our personal health and the health of the environment. We encourage guests to do the same.
Recently we learned about vortex structured water and the benefits it has on human health and the environment. After extensive research we decided to purchase a vortex water revitalizer (picture at right) to add to our bar sink at the inn. We now make coffee and hot tea with structured water and serve the water to our guests, drink it ourselves throughout the day, and invite guests to fill their water bottles prior to hiking.
You might be wondering what makes this water special.
First let’s discuss ordinary tap water most people have at their sinks. Municipal water supplies have been pumped out of the ground or taken from lakes and streams. It is fluoridated- chlorinated and then sits in miles of pipes waiting for use by the consumer. Some consider it “dead water” since it has lost the characteristics it once had from the spring. Look at water flowing down a mountain stream. The water is cascading over rocks, creating whirlpools and looking alive. Research has shown that such water is alive compared to municipal water.
So what is vortex structured water? It has a different chemical structure than regular municipal water or many bottled waters. Structured water is not H2O but H3O2*. It is the same type of water found in our cells. It is also found in natural spring water. It provides more effective and better hydration when consumed since it penetrates the cells. Dr Gerald Pollack from the University of Washington is world-renowned in water research and has thoroughly researched structured water and endorses its health benefits.
Structured water has also been shown to help plant growth as well. Farming and vineyard operations have used large water vortexing units for irrigation and have found that plants need less water during drought and have better developed root systems. We have tried using the water on potted plants with good results.
Many Americans do not drink enough water throughout the day and are dehydrated. Water makes up most of our body composition and is important for good health and longevity. Drinking soft drinks, sports drinks and store-bought bottled water has been shown not to be healthy. Bottled water also creates a lot of plastic waste in packaging which is not good for the environment. We have switched to glass water bottles for our personal use to avoid plastic.
For more information visit http://www.waterrevitalizers.com
*Source: Book- “Effortless Healing” by Dr. Joseph Mercola
Just in time for the Fall season we welcome Dahlonega’s first corn maze. It’s located not too far from the inn off Cavender Creek Road which is also close to several great wineries.
Lee Anderson Farm in Dahlonega, Georgia is the location of the seven-acre corn maze that is designed in shape of an old-time gold miner. “We chose that symbol because Dahlonega is known for kicking off a gold rush in Georgia,” said Danny Otter, general manager of the Lee Anderson Farm Corn Maze.
The Georgia Gold Rush started in 1829 near Dahlonega and soon spread throughout the North Georgia mountains. The Anderson’s have lived on the farm since 1920 and is currently raising their fifth generation on the land.
Open Fridays 4 pm – 10 pm; Saturdays 10 am -10 pm and Sundays 1 pm – 6 pm every weekend now through November 6.
Located at 51 Lee Anderson Farm Road, just off Cavender Creek Road. Plenty of free parking.
Admission ranges from $5 – $14, depending on what you want to do.
For more information visit www.leeandersonfarm.com
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Come stay with us and enjoy the 15th Wine Country Festival at Three Sisters Winery every weekend in June 2016. Starts June 4th and continues every Saturday and Sunday in June 2016.
A Wine Garden featuring different special guest Georgia Wineries each weekend from around the state along with the host. Wine Garden tickets are $25 per date and includes wine samples and keepsake wine glass.
Atlanta’s Chef Kent Graham of Field Dog Kitchen Food Truck and North Georgia Chef Nick Alicea of Yahoola Creek Grill will have delicious Southern inspired foods available for purchase during the weekends.
Georgia wines, hard cider, and Georgia beer will also be available to purchase.
Each weekend date will feature live music of Jazz, Soul, Acoustic, and Standards from performers such as Tommy Dean and Mike Ewbank AKA Moose & Squirrel, The Mossy Creek Gypsies, Rick Harris, Ken Gregory, Tommie Macon, and Scott Ulmer.
Festival hours are every Saturday from 11-5 and Sundays from 12-5. Call 706-865-9463 or visit www.ThreeSistersVineyards.com for more information.
Festival Dates June 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 and 25-26, 2016
Come stay with us and attend the Dahlonega Arts and Wine Festival, formally called the Mountain Flower Art Festival, May 21st and 22nd from 10am to 6pm on Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday. High quality arts and crafts, a wine garden featuring local and regional wines and live jazz music will be featured during the weekend.
For more information visit http://www.chestateeartists.org/events-and-exhibits.php
The Bear on the Square Festival is coming to Dahlonega on April 16-17 2016 and celebrates the culture of the Southern Appalachians with mountain music, traditional craft and folkways. It happens around Dahlonega’s Historic Public Square.
Local and visiting pickers will be jamming on the square all weekend. A juried Artists Marketplace on Saturday and Sunday spotlights traditional mountain crafts and artist demonstrations. Other events of the weekend include storytelling, free music workshops/demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday; and an Acoustic Open Mic event and dance team demonstrations on Saturday.
For more details about the festival, including the complete lineup and more information about performers and artists, schedules, and updates between now and the event, visit http://www.bearonthesquare.org.
If you would like to stay with us in one of our rooms or yurts please visit the “availability link” to the right of this post. You can make reservations online by clicking “request reservation” on the top of the calendar page and using our secure online form to make your reservation 24/7.