Cooling Off Near Dahlonega

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

Our travels south to Atlanta during the summer months remind us of 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. Here in the mountains, the lack of hard surfaces and buildings along with the woods usually make the temps 8-10 degrees cooler.

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

We love to share the  many great ways of cooling off near Dahlonega with our summer guests.

We discovered our favorite way of cooling off near Dahlonega when we first dicks creek falls staying cool near dahlonegamoved to the area 18 years ago. Dick’s Creek is a favorite among the locals with 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 cooling off near Dahlonega 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 who make the trip. Take some old towels to dry off. We really enjoy hiking down the gorge since it reminds us of Colorado with it’s rugged faces and scrubby trees.

Don’t let the summer heat keep you at home sitting in your air-conditioned house.

Visit us and experience the many ways of cooling off near Dahlonega.

For more information about our inn visit our web site.

Questions About Dahlonega Bed and Breakfast Inns

At Cedar House Inn and Yurts we receive many calls from potential guests asking about bed sizes/ types, do we take children or pets and many more questions. This blog post addresses many of those questions about Dahlonega bed and breakfast inns.  Information taken from inn web sites. Contact the inn you are interested in for specific details.

Do any inns take children or pets?

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.

Do some inns have more than one bed per room?

Limelight Inn and Barefoot Hills have some units with two beds. Long Mountain Lodge allows air bed in some units for an extra charge.
 

Are the cancellation policies and check in/check out times the same among the Dahlonega inns?

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 Inn 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.

Are the Dahlonega Inns similar in terms of amenities and focus?

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. 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.
 

Do all inns in Dahlonega serve a full breakfast or a continental breakfast?

Limelight Inn is the only inn that mentions a continental breakfast on their web site. Barefoot Hills only mentions breakfast on their site for hostel guests. 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.
 

When is the busiest time of year and the most difficult time to get a reservation?

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.
 

Do all inns take online as well as phone reservations?

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.