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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.

 

 

New Corn Maze Opens Near Inn

28 Sep

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 cornmazedahlonegaCreek 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

#dahlonega #cornmaze #fall

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 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

Dahlonega Gold Rush Festival 10/18-10/19, 2014

8 Oct

Dahlonega’s popular Gold Rush Festival is happening this month when thousands come to see fall colors peaking and celebrate Dahlonega’s 1828 discovery of gold. Over 300 art and craft exhibitors gather around the Public Square and Historic District in support of this annual event, and it is estimated that a crowd of over 200,000 visit over the weekend.

The event has been voted one of the Top 20 Events in the southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society

The two-day event includes a parade, children’s activities, a fashion show, gold panning contest, wheelbarrow race, King and Queen Coronation, hog calling, buck dancing contest, gospel singing and other live entertainment, wrist wrestling, and last but not least – some delicious food.

Lodging is difficult to find but this does make for an interesting day trip for local residents and Atlantans’. Our inn is currently full for this event but if you want to explore lodging options visit the chamber web site at  dahlonega.org and click lodging link.

Gold Rush Festival This Weekend in Dahlonega

17 Oct
 
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Gold Rush Days is happening this coming weekend.

We have a yurt available this weekend as well (2 night minimum).

Over 300 art and craft exhibitors gather around the Public Square and Historic District in support of this annual event, and it is estimated that a crowd of over 200,000 visit over the weekend to join in the fun and excitement!

It has been voted one of the Top 20 Events in the southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society.

Included in the two-day event are a parade, children’s activities, a fashion show, gold panning contest, wheelbarrow race, King and Queen Coronation, hog calling, buck dancing contest, gospel singing and other live entertainment, wrist wrestling, and last but not least – some delicious food!

Saturday October 19th
9:00 – Festival Opens
9:00 – K.I.S.S. Club Performance (main stage)
10:15 – Old Timey Fashion Show (main stage)
10:45 – Chattanooga Choo-Choos from Tennessee Clogging Performance (main stage)
11:15 – Clogging Competition (main stage)
11:30 – Jesse Mariah Williams (main stage) [www.jessemariahwilliams.com]
12:00 – T.W. Holeman Gospel Singing Group (main stage)
1:00 – Cross Cut Saw Competition (main stage)
2:00 – King and Queen Coronation (main stage)
3:00-4:30 – Parade (street)
4:45 – Radford Windham & Step Back Cadillac (main stage)
[www.facebook.com/RadfordWindhamStepBackCadillac]
6:30-8:00 – Coal Mountain Band (main stage)
[www.reverbnation.com/CoalMountainBand]
All Day – Free Water Station, Gift Basket Drawing, Baby Comfort Area, Games for Children, Face Painting, Live Music (Country Gospel, Gospel, and Contemporary Christian Music) – sponsored by Dahlonega Baptist Church (Hancock Park)

Sunday October 20th
9:00 – Festival Opens
9:00 – AliCats Dance Studio (main stage)
10:00 – Hog Calling Competition (main stage)
10:30 – The Highbeams (main stage)
[www.highbeamsmusic.com]
11:00- Gold Panning Championships (Gold Museum Lawn, registration opens at 9:00, check with registration table for details on divisions, contests and times)
11:30 – Buck Dancing Competition (main stage)
12:00 – Destitute Way (main stage)
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1:15 – Ryan Boss (main stage)
[www.ryanbossmusic.com]
1:45 – Kayla Armstrong (main stage)
[www.kaylaleigharmstrong.com]
2:30-5:30 – Wrist Wrestling (main stage)
All Day – Free Water Station, Gift Basket Drawing, Baby Comfort Area, Games for Children, Face Painting, Live Music (Country Gospel, Gospel, and Contemporary Christian Music) – sponsored by Dahlonega Baptist Church (Hancock Park)

Sunday October 20th
Gold Panning Championships
9:00 – Registration Opens
11:00- 1st Annual Gold Rush Open
1:00 – 51st Annual World Open Gold Panning Championship
Blind Fold Event to begin immediately after award presentations
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