Dahlonega TrailFest 2018

Dahlonega TrailFest is coming September 7-9, 2018.

The festival celebrates the outdoors and the Appalachian Trail which is nearby. It also celebrates Dahlonega as an AT Trail town. Come stay with us and attend the festivities.

Authors and speakers who write about the Trail or have hiked the Trail as thru hikers will be part of the program. If you enjoy hiking or outdoor activities you should consider attending. Workshops on hiking and enjoying nature are usually featured as well as vendors of outdoor gear. Major sponsors include REI and Jekyll Brewing.

Music and food are also an integral part of the festival.

For more information visit Trailfest

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Cooling Off in the North Georgia Mountains

Summertime heat is definitely here! Need ideas for cooling off?

We sometimes travel south to Atlanta during the summer months and notice the difference in temperature between the Atlanta metro area and the North Georgia mountains. In Atlanta the heat from all the asphalt and buildings makes the temperatures feel much hotter. The lack of hard surfaces and buildings along with the woods usually make the mountains 8-10 degrees cooler.

Why not enjoy the cooler North Georgia mountain air this summer and visit Cedar House Inn?

We have shared with our summer guests several ways to make their visit even cooler.

One of our favorite ways of cooling off is Dick’s Creek swimming hole that we discovered when we first moved to the Dahlonega area about 18 years ago. A favorite among the locals the creek has numerous waterfalls and swimming holes of mountain cooled water. Bring some old towels from home and enjoy a cool swim in a mountain stream. We can show you how to get there when you check in.

Another great option for staying cool is to take a kayak, canoe or tubing ride down the Chestatee River. The river is located on the way into town. Appalachian outfitters  will rent you the equipment and shuttle you back to your car. Bring some old towels to dry off.

If you come and stay with us for more than one night you may want to take a day trip to Tallulah Gorge State Park which is about an hour east of Dahlonega. If you get there early you can get a permit to wade in the river at the bottom of the gorge. This is a favorite way of cooling off for our guests ho make the trip. Take some old towels to dry off. We really enjoy hiking down the gorge since it reminds us of Colorado in terms of appearance.

Don’t let the summer heat keep you at home sitting in your air-conditioned house. Visit us and experience the many ways cooling off.

For more information about our inn visit our web site.