Dahlonega Appalachian Jams, Saturdays 2018

20 May

Come stay with us and visit Dahlonega for the Saturday afternoon Appalachian Jams happening from April through October 2018.

Mountain music musicians congregate around the Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site every Saturday afternoon for Appalachian Jam sessions. The Appalachian Jam gives traditional mountain music players the chance to get together and celebrate the kind of music that has been performed in the Appalachian Mountains for generations. Musicians bring their instruments and gather on the historic Public Square to jam. Everyone else should come on down and listen or dance. Everyone is invited to attend. Bring an instrument to participate or just bring yourself to listen and enjoy.

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Bear on the Square Festival 4/21-22, 2018

1 Apr

Come stay with us and attend the 22nd annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival in Dahlonega, Ga., on Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, 2018.

The festival is known for live bluegrass mountain music,  jam sessions, storytelling, live and silent auctions, and a dinner to kick things off on Friday, the 20th.

Bear on the Square has been featured in Explore Georgia’s “10 Signature Georgia Music Festivals to Experience this Spring.”

For more information about this amazing event – one of the most popular music festivals in the Southeast – visit http://www.bearonthesquare.org

2018 Wine Highway Week in March

20 Jan

Come and visit us in the North Georgia mountains and experience the Wine Highway Week. The annual event starts Friday, March 16, 2018  at 12:00 pm and ends Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 5:00pm.

Experience the views and wonderful wines of Northeast Georgia at Cavender Creek and Kaya Wineries in Lumpkin County and many more in the adjoining counties. The wines are produced here in Georgia with many having won local, regional, national and international awards.

There is a $50.00 fee for each participant which will be collected at the first winery visited. With that fee each participant receives a “Wine Highway Week” collector’s glass and Passport which will allow admission to ALL participating wineries throughout the week at no additional charge.

Hours during the weeklong event are Fridays: 12-5, Saturdays: 11-5, Sundays: 12:30-5, Monday-Thursday: 1-5.

Additional information including list of all wineries on the tour is available at http://www.georgiawine.com.

Dahlonega Thanksgiving 2017

16 Nov

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. If you haven’t made plans for your Thanksgiving celebration and are considering a mountain getaway, why not make plans to enjoy Thanksgiving in the north Georgia mountains. Here at Cedar House Inn we have yurts and rooms available Thanksgiving night and two local restaurants are offering Thanksgiving dinner.

Here at Cedar House Inn a 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.

The Smith House in downtown Dahlonega is also offering Thanksgiving Dinner. For more information visit Smith House Thanksgiving. No reservation is required.

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.

Dahlonega Winter 2017

29 Dec

Winter 2017 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 all of our local wineries will be open on the weekends beginning January 16th – all but one will be open the weekend of the 8th.

Three Sisters Winery opens mid-January for weekends; Montaluce is open for tastings everyday all winter long as is FrogtownCavender Creek is open Thursday – Sunday through the winter months; Wolf Mountain’s winter schedule begins January 7th with Friday and Saturday tastings (restaurant reopens 2/11/17); Kaya is serving Wednesday thru Sunday. In White County, but not far away, Yonah Mountain is open seven days a week as is Cottage Winery.  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 in town and lodging with us.

The Historic Holly Theater has two special musical performances planned for January 2017:

AIA, winner of the 1992 Margaritaville Records sponsored Jimmy Buffet Sound Alike Contest and the official Jimmy Buffet Tribute band, performs at the Holly on January 14th! The show is composed of Jimmy Buffett’s best songs and promises to be a great evening for all you “parrot heads”.  Check out the pre-concert “tail gate” party on the patio at the Corkscrew Cafe.

Next is the Statler Brothers Tribute on January 28th. Join The River City Boys as they present The Songs of the Statler Brothers – A Tribute to the Statler Brothers 2002 Farewell Concert.

For tickets to the Jimmy Buffet or Statler Brothers tribute shows visit http://www.hollytheater.com or call (706) 864-3759

In the mountains the hiking is beautiful because the mountain vistas open up with the leaves off the trees. You can literally see for miles in many areas along the Appalachian Trail. The temperatures are colder and at times the wind might be brisk so wear appropriate clothing in layers. You might even see snow if you are lucky.

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

Historic Downtown Dahlonega has many unique shops, wine tasting rooms, restaurants and art galleries that are open. Some restaurants have live music on weekends and even weekdays.

Also Valentines Day will fall midweek so you have two weekends to choose to celebrate with that special person.

Come stay with us and enjoy the North Georgia mountains in the winter of 2017. Visit our “availability calendar” link on the right to check availability and to make reservations online securely.

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Christmas in Dahlonega 2016

22 Nov

The Christmas holidays are always a special time of year in Dahlonega, Georgia. The historic downtown square is lit withdahlonega-christmas-p3 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.

Thanksgiving 2016 in Dahlonega

30 Oct

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.

 

 

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