Mountain music musicians congregate around the Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site every Saturday afternoon for Appalachian Jam sessions. The Appalachian Jam gives traditional mountain music players the chance to get together and celebrate the kind of music that has been performed in the Appalachian Mountains for generations. Musicians bring their instruments and gather on the historic Public Square to jam. Everyone else should come on down and listen or dance. Everyone is invited to attend. Bring an instrument to participate or just bring yourself to listen and enjoy.
The festival is known for live bluegrass mountain music, jam sessions, storytelling, live and silent auctions, and a dinner to kick things off on Friday, the 20th.
Bear on the Square has been featured in Explore Georgia’s “10 Signature Georgia Music Festivals to Experience this Spring.”
For more information about this amazing event – one of the most popular music festivals in the Southeast – visit http://www.bearonthesquare.org
Come and visit us in the North Georgia mountains and experience the Wine Highway Week. The annual event starts Friday, March 16, 2018 at 12:00 pm and ends Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 5:00pm.
Experience the views and wonderful wines of Northeast Georgia at Cavender Creek and Kaya Wineries in Lumpkin County and many more in the adjoining counties. The wines are produced here in Georgia with many having won local, regional, national and international awards.
There is a $50.00 fee for each participant which will be collected at the first winery visited. With that fee each participant receives a “Wine Highway Week” collector’s glass and Passport which will allow admission to ALL participating wineries throughout the week at no additional charge.
Hours during the weeklong event are Fridays: 12-5, Saturdays: 11-5, Sundays: 12:30-5, Monday-Thursday: 1-5.
Additional information including list of all wineries on the tour is available at www.georgiawine.com.
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 Frogtown; Cavender 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 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.
The Christmas holidays are always a special time of year in Dahlonega, Georgia. The historic downtown square is lit with thousands of lights and the quaint stores are decorated. Santa is there as well and everyone is in a festive mood.
Start your Christmas season Thanksgiving day by watching “Christmas in Homestead” on the Hallmark channel. The movie was filmed in Dahlonega this fall and the town was in full Christmas regalia.
The official tree lighting celebration on the square will be Friday night, November 25th. The lights will be up all month in December through New Years. Come and listen to the special musical events that will be offered or attend the small town Christmas parade.
We will have our yurts available Christmas eve and day but will close the rooms so that we can share the holidays with our family.
For a full schedule of the holiday activities starting in November visit event schedule.
We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
We are open this year for guests wishing to stay in one of our rooms or yurts for the Thanksgiving holidays. Several of our rooms have already been booked but currently we have both yurts available and a room for Wednesday night.
Our full organic lacto-ovo vegetarian breakfast will be provided each morning but guests are responsible for lunch and dinner arrangements.
Forrest Hills Resort will be offering a full Thanksgiving dinner. For more information and for reservations visit Forrest Hills Thanksgiving.
Montaluce Winery will also have a special Thanksgiving dinner at their beautiful winery restaurant. They are taking reservations and they fill up quickly. For more information and to make reservations visit Montaluce Thanksgiving.
The Smith House in downtown Dahlonega is also offering Thanksgiving Dinner. For more information visit Smith House Thanksgiving.
If you are interested in checking our availability or wish to make reservations online click “Availability Calendar” link on the right margin of this blog post.
Lee Anderson Farm in Dahlonega, Georgia is the location of the seven-acre corn maze that is designed in shape of an old-time gold miner. “We chose that symbol because Dahlonega is known for kicking off a gold rush in Georgia,” said Danny Otter, general manager of the Lee Anderson Farm Corn Maze.
The Georgia Gold Rush started in 1829 near Dahlonega and soon spread throughout the North Georgia mountains. The Anderson’s have lived on the farm since 1920 and is currently raising their fifth generation on the land.
Open Fridays 4 pm – 10 pm; Saturdays 10 am -10 pm and Sundays 1 pm – 6 pm every weekend now through November 6.
Located at 51 Lee Anderson Farm Road, just off Cavender Creek Road. Plenty of free parking.
Admission ranges from $5 – $14, depending on what you want to do.
For more information visit www.leeandersonfarm.com
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A Wine Garden featuring different special guest Georgia Wineries each weekend from around the state along with the host. Wine Garden tickets are $25 per date and includes wine samples and keepsake wine glass.
Atlanta’s Chef Kent Graham of Field Dog Kitchen Food Truck and North Georgia Chef Nick Alicea of Yahoola Creek Grill will have delicious Southern inspired foods available for purchase during the weekends.
Georgia wines, hard cider, and Georgia beer will also be available to purchase.
Each weekend date will feature live music of Jazz, Soul, Acoustic, and Standards from performers such as Tommy Dean and Mike Ewbank AKA Moose & Squirrel, The Mossy Creek Gypsies, Rick Harris, Ken Gregory, Tommie Macon, and Scott Ulmer.
Festival hours are every Saturday from 11-5 and Sundays from 12-5. Call 706-865-9463 or visit www.ThreeSistersVineyards.com for more information.
Festival Dates June 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 and 25-26, 2016
Come stay with us and attend the Dahlonega Arts and Wine Festival, formally called the Mountain Flower Art Festival, May 21st and 22nd from 10am to 6pm on Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday. High quality arts and crafts, a wine garden featuring local and regional wines and live jazz music will be featured during the weekend.
For more information visit http://www.chestateeartists.org/events-and-exhibits.php
The Bear on the Square Festival is coming to Dahlonega on April 16-17 2016 and celebrates the culture of the Southern Appalachians with 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 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.