This past weekend we had guests staying in a yurt to celebrate their anniversary and enjoy a much needed break from children and everyday stress. While staying in a yurt is relaxing adding a massage in a yurt makes it even better.
They asked if we could arrange for a massage in their yurt. Other guests have requested massages in their rooms in the past, but this was the first in a yurt, and we were glad we could accommodate them with a massage in a yurt.
Our son’s fiancee Cassandra happens to be a holistic massage therapist and offers a great massage. Innkeeper Mary Beth can attest to that – Aaahhh!
In the morning guests were served breakfast at 8:30 in the screen porch patio. Cassandra arrived with her portable massage table and innkeeper Fred carried it down to the yurt during breakfast to help Cassandra get ready with warm towels, massage oils and relaxation music.
Our yurt guests each enjoyed a 60 minute massage. The husband finished his breakfast and read on the patio during his wife’s massage. She took a shower at the bathhouse during his. And Cassandra performed her magic – relaxing muscles and easing tensions.
The yurt turned out to be a great place for a massage after breakfast. The round shape and location in the woods make a great environment for peacefulness and relaxation. Doesn’t a massage in a yurt sound great!
If you are interested in a yurt massage either let us or Cassandra know. Massages are of course, subject to the availability of the therapist. The more notice we have and the longer your stay, the better the chances that Cassandra can schedule a massage for you.
For more information about Cassandra, her services, experience and contact information visit Dahlonega Wellness. Payment for massage services is between guest and Cassandra. Gratuity appreciated.
In-room massages have been arranged for guests staying in the inn in the Cardinal Suite if a yurt is not for you.
If you want to stay in a yurt and have a massage in a yurt, you can, subject to availability. How many of your friends or family can say they have had a massage in a yurt?
The North Georgia Mountains beckon to many of our guests who answer the call with a challenging mountain bike ride in the woods. We will share information on those trails that guests enjoy and talk about around the breakfast table. Experience mountain biking in the North Georgia mountains.
Jake Mountain Mountain Biking Trails
This area is on National Forest land and consists of 15 miles of trails consisting of 10 trails that are interconnected. Just 11 miles from Dahlonega, it’s considered an IMBA Epic trail system. The trails are multi-use trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. These trails are made up of old logging roads and a machine built single track trail. Jones Creek crosses the trails in several areas. SORBA helps maintain the trails. The trails are located west of town on highway 52 west towards Amicalola Falls. Turn right off 52 onto Nimblewill Church Road at the old Grizzles Store. In 1.7 miles turn right on Jake Mountain Trailhead- NF 299 and park at the sign. At the end of the drivable road the trail starts.
This area of National Forest land consists of 14.4 miles of trails and is 13 miles from Dahlonega. It is also considered an IMBA Epic trails system. These trails are steeper than Jake Mountain and are also multi-use. Lance Creek crosses the trails that are also made from old logging roads and a machine built single track trail. SORBA helps maintain the trails. Located near Jake Mountain take Highway 52 west of town towards Amicalola Falls. Turn right onto Nimblewill Church road (Old Grizzles Store), go 2.3 miles to Nimblewill Church. Turn right onto FS-28-1 Winding Stair Road and go 0.4 miles. Turn left onto FS-83 . which ends at the parking lot (0.8 miles). The parking lot is a large field.
Located near Gainesville, Ga this system was build and is maintained by Northeast Georgia SORBA. It consists of a 21 mile trail system with loops for beginners to advanced. Located on Elachee Drive it is 30 miles from the inn.
Yonah Preserve is located in neighboring White County near Cleveland, GA. It is the newest trail system and is also multi use with biking and hiking. Starting with a 7.5 mile trail they plan to build many more on the 1,000 acre property owned by the county with trails developed by SORBA. We just had frequent guests who are serious mountain bikers try the new trail a couple of weeks ago and they loved it! They told us that it “combines the best of Jackrabbit and Payne Creek” which was a great compliment according to them. For more information visit their web site.
Located on 1054 Albert Reid Road in Cleveland the Preserve is less than 18 miles (20 minutes) from the inn. Great place to enjoy mountain biking!
Dahlonega has a new bike shop, Nimblewheels Bicycles that sells bikes, parts, does repairs and sometimes provides private guided trips to Bull and Jake Mountain for riders. They also have a PMBI certified skills coach on staff to help improve your mountain bike skills. Located at 582 North Grove Street in Dahlonega. Phone 770-540-4524. web site
If you would like to stay with us for a mountain biking getaway visit our web site.