A “Green” Bed and Breakfast Inn in Dahlonega
We are an award-winning Earth Friendly North Georgia mountain lodge just 60 minutes north of Atlanta and only 10 minutes north of Dahlonega that creates less impact on the environment compared to other inns, lodging and hotels.
We started with our green emphasis when we opened the inn 15 years ago.
Our inn is popular among guests seeking a quiet weekend or romantic getaway from children or the stresses of everyday life.
Many guests are amazed by the lack of city lights that make the night-time skies perfect for star-gazing or meteor showers.
We strive to offer more to our guests than just a place to stay. We want to help create a memorable experience.
Charming Rooms & Unique Yurts
When you arrive settle into one of our two first floor cozy rooms with knotty white pine walls, queen size beds, private baths with showers and private entrances opening onto quiet patios.
Or snuggle together year round in front of the simulated wood fireplace in the large second floor suite with rustic cedar walls and larger private bathroom with tiled shower.
Or if you are the adventurous type and really enjoy the outdoors choose one of our two yurts (tent-like structures) where queen size beds and simulated wood stoves offer a “glamping” experience.
Each yurt has a private deck for enjoying nature during the day or watching the starry skies at night.
You might also enjoy sipping a glass of Georgia wine or your favorite beverage while relaxing on your deck.
Wholesome Breakfast Using Organic Ingredients
In the morning enjoy a full breakfast prepared with wholesome organic ingredients from the flour used in our yummy muffins to the pasture raised eggs and milk in our entrees and the delicious veggies and fruits that top off the meal.
Hot organic coffee is available before breakfast for early risers. Coffee, hot tea and orange juice are served with breakfast.
Lacto-ovo vegetarian always served. Vegan, gluten-free, and lactose intolerant with advanced notice.
Breakfast is served each morning in our screen porch dining room made of shipping pallets during the warmer months. In cooler months guests are served in our indoor dining area shown below.
Unique Among North Georgia Mountain Inns
Not your typical bed and breakfast or hotel we’re an inn with personality that makes a statement with its vivid exterior trim colors, beer bottle garden edging, wine bottle trees, peace flags, extensive permaculture gardens and eco-minded innkeepers. We are not your typical Dahlonega bed and breakfast inn.
Eco Minded Earth Loving Innkeepers
We have planted over 300 trees and many varieties of edible plants on the property to encourage wildlife, provide food and reduce our carbon footprint.
Beginning with a passive solar designed inn structure we have implemented green features ranging from energy and water conservation to recycling for minimizing trash in landfills to composting all food leftovers and scraps to reduce methane greenhouse gas.
We have a passion for living green and are always seeking additional ways to create a more sustainable lifestyle while providing a comfortable environment for ourselves and guests.
Many guests who stay with us appreciate our green focus and take away ideas that they can implement in their own household.
Enjoy Historic and Quaint Dahlonega
We are located just five and one half miles (10 minutes) from the historic Dahlonega square and close to all the mountain attractions.
Historic Dahlonega is a quaint little town with a charming square and many unique shops and restaurants.
In the center of town is the historic court-house which is a State Historical Site used as the gold museum that highlights the history of the gold discovery in Dahlonega.
A couple of gold mines near Dahlonega are also open if you want to learn more about gold mining and pan for gold. One mine takes you deep into the shaft.
Pick Your Season to Visit
Each season is a great time to visit.
Winter hiking allows you to see for miles since there are no leaves on the trees.
Spring is the time for new foliage and mountain laurel blooms.
Summer is a great getaway time if living in Atlanta since our temperatures tend to be at least 5 degrees or more cooler than the city. And there are many opportunities to get wet on purpose.
Hiking and Waterfalls
The Appalachian Trail starts at Amicalola Falls State Park but can also be accessed at Woody Gap which provides beautiful mountain vistas at Preacher’s Rock. If you want a more rigorous AT hike you can hike the trail at Blood Mountain. Other hiking areas are just minutes away.
Amicalola Falls, Desoto Falls, Raven Cliff Falls and several other waterfalls are nearby and offer scenic waterfalls and great hiking opportunities. Tallulah Gorge is a nice day trip from the inn if you spend more than one night.
Other Outdoor Activities
Go zip lining in the area at the State Parks. The longest dual zip line is next to Habersham Winery near Helen.
Enjoy nature with horseback riding at one of two stable. Go kayaking, canoeing or tubing down the Etowah or Chestatee Rivers using one of the local outfitters.
Cool off with a swim at Dick’s Creek. It is a favorite swimming hole in a mountain stream north of the inn. The water is cold but refreshing on a hot summer day.
Mountain bike on rugged trails west of Dahlonega or east of the inn near Yonah mountain. Road bike on the road in front of the inn using the same mountainous route used by professional racers in the Tour de Georgia.
Visit the Wineries
The area is also in the heart of the Georgia Wine Country and has been designated as “The Dahlonega Plateau”. The county has five wineries, a meadery and Zack Browns distillery that are not too far from the inn. You can also have lunch, brunch or dinner at some of the wineries.
We are the closest inn to Wolf Mountain Winery and Vineyards which is only 1.5 miles away. Great place for wine tasting with a view or lunch, special dinners or Sunday brunch.
Downtown Dahlonega has several tasting rooms as well. Some also feature unique art and free music on weekends as well.
Eat Great Food While Enjoying Live Music
the Green B and B in Dahlonega.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) About Dahlonega Bed & Breakfast Inns
Source: Inn web sites as of 7/8/2018
Cedar House Inn & Yurts is adults only, no pets. Yellow Daisy takes children 16 and over; Mountain Laurel Creek takes 14 and older; Mountain Top Lodge and Long Mountain Lodge take 10 and over, none take pets. Barefoot Hills mentions children on some of their OTA listings and they also take pets. Contact those inns for specifics.
Limelight Inn and Barefoot Hills have some units with two beds. Long Mountain Lodge allows air bed in some units for an extra charge.
Cancellation policies range for 72 hours to 7 days for a full refund. Some inns charge a nonrefundable fee that is charged when the reservation is made (fee is around $25.00). Cancellation policies also are different if booking more than one unit. Yellow Daisy has a 2 pm check in with most others having a 3 pm check in. Cedar House Inn & Yurts check in is 4pm. Check in times vary from inn to inn. Some inns including Cedar House Inn permit check-ins as late as 11:00 pm at no charge with advance notice. Limelight in uses self check-in. Check out for most inns is by 11 am. Some inns have additional fees for early check ins and late check outs.
Many of the inns reflect the innkeepers that own and operate them. Cedar House Inn & Yurts is known as the eco-friendly bed and breakfast in the area and serves organic breakfasts. They also specialize with vegetarian, vegan and gluten free breakfasts. Mountain Laurel Creek has a full service spa and pool, and a pub also. Long Mountain Lodge is known for their mountain views and also has fireplaces in their rooms. Lily Creek lodge has a pool and is decorated with furnishings reflecting the owner’s travels to Europe. Mountain Top Lodge is one of the largest inns and has seasonal mountain views. Yellow Daisy is an historic home located within walking distance of the Dahlonega Square. Limelight Inn features modern decor and private balconies with views of the woods.
Limelight Inn is the only inn that mentions a continental breakfast on their web site. The other inns serve a full breakfast.
Cedar House Inn and Yurts serves a full organic breakfast using seasonal ingredients from the property. Other inns serve special diets with advanced notice. Cedar House Inn and Yurts specializes in vegetarian, vegan, gluten free breakfasts and provides for special diets with the afternoon cookies and goodies provided.
The Fall season is the busiest time in the north Georgia mountains and most inns have a two night minimum on weekends for October 1st through mid- November. Certain festivals and special events are also busy.
Yes they do. Online normally is easier to do and almost guarantees you a reservation since it blocks the room you reserved from others wanting the same room.