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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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Bear on the Square Festival 2016

1 Apr

The Bear on the Square Festival is coming to Dahlonega on April 16-17 2016 and celebrates the culture of the Southern Appalachians withbearonthesquare2016 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.

Dahlonega’s Appalachian Jams 2015

19 May
No, we are not talking about jams on toast. We’re talking about old-fashioned music jams on the public square that will get your toes tapping and your fingers snapping.
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While Dahlonega is known historically for its gold, it also has a long tradition as a haven for Appalachian music. The recent Bear on the Square Festival highlights this tradition with a weekend of mountain music performances and workshops.
If you visit Dahlonega during the warmer months you might notice musicians with banjos, fiddles, guitars and dulcimers playing mountain music around the historic square.
The Appalachian Jam series started this year on Saturday April 25th and ends October 10th.
The jams happen every Saturday from 2 – 5 PM, rain or shine on the Gold Museum lawn. Look for the white tents or just listen for the music.
If weather requires, the jams will be moved across the street to beneath the covered pavilion on the Dahlonega Visitors Center Plaza.
The series is free so just come and listen/enjoy.

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

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’s July 4th, 2014 Celebrations

19 Jun

Dahlonega’s 4th of July Celebration is right around the corner! It is going to be a day full of music, food, and fun!EventPhotoFull_27

Come stay with us and enjoy the weekend.

Schedule of Events

Dahlonega Firecracker 5k/10k Run- Downtown Dahlonega
6:30 AM- Registration
7:30 AM- Start
9:00 AM- Fun Run Start

10 AM – 5PM: Gold City Classic Car Club Show – Courthouse Hill on East Main Street

Noon: Patriotic Ceremony with Mayor Gary McCullough – Dahlonega Gold Museum Lawn

2 PM: The Dahlonega Nugget and Wal-Mart present a watermelon cutting with free slices – Hancock Park

2 PM- 5 PM: Enjoy live music and entertainment with the Appalachian Jam – Dahlonega Gold Museum Lawn

5 PM: Join Grand Marshall, Sheriff Stacy Jarrard, for the Independence Day Parade – Downtown Dahlonega

6 PM: First Friday Night Concert Series features Radford Windham & Step Back Cadillac – Hancock Park
6 PM – 9 PM: Hot dogs, BBQ, Chips & Beverages for sale – University of North Georgia Drill Field

7:30 PM: Desserts at Dusk Fundraiser – University of North Georgia Dining Hall Plaza (Off West Main Street) – Enjoy an assortment of cheesecakes and experience the 4th of July Fireworks from the best seat in town! The event has limited seating so please purchase your ticket in advance for $20/person from the Visitors Center. Call (706) 864-3513 for additional information.

AT DARK the University of North Georgia presents Spectacular Fireworks display!

Moon Over Buffalo Playing at the Holly Theater- 2/21-3/9

20 Feb
Come stay with us and enjoy the Moon Over Buffalo playing at the Historic Holly Theater in Dahlonega.
Directed by Linda Thompson

February 21 – 23rd, 28 – March 2nd, & 7 – 9th  

February and Saturday shows at 8pm
Sunday Matinee at 2pm
Tickets:  Adults $18.00

This 2811comedy is a play within a play about – what else – a theatre company. It takes place – where else – Buffalo, NY.  The rep theatre company with its own “cast of characters” is quite confused about which play they are doing when Frank Capra is coming to see the show to help him cast his next movie star in an upcoming film.  Well, everything does not quite go as planned.

The Holly Theater is located at
69 West Main Street
just off the historic public square in downtown Dahlonega.
706.864.3759
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