Massage in a Yurt

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 the Cardinal Suite in the past, but this was the first in a yurt, and we were glad we could accommodate them.

Our son’s wife 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. yurt exteriorCassandra 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.

If you are interested either let us or Cassandra know. exterior of yurt showing deckThey 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 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.

Dahlonega Mountain Biking

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 Dahlonega 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 consistingrider enjoying a dahlonega mountain biking trail of 10 trails that are interconnected. Just 11 miles from Dahlonega it’s a favorite Dahlonega mountain biking trail. It’s  also 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.

Get a trail map at https://www.negasorba.org/uploads/7/0/6/9/70693427/2013_map_jake_and_bull_usfs.pdf

Mountain Biking on Bull Mountain Trails

This area of National Forest land consists of 14.4 miles of trails and is 13 miles mountain biker going down hillfrom Dahlonega.  It is also considered an IMBA Epic trails system. These trails are steeper than Jake Mountain making it a favorite Dahlonega mountain biking trail for riders seeking a challenge. Trails 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.

Get a trail map at https://www.negasorba.org/uploads/7/0/6/9/70693427/2013_map_jake_and_bull_usfs.pdf

Chicopee Woods Trails

Located near Gainesville, Ga this system was build and is maintained by mountain biker going fast down hill 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.

Get a trail map at https://www.negasorba.org/uploads/7/0/6/9/70693427/chicopeetrailmap_with_mileage_ken_hood.pdf

Mountain Biking on the Yonah Preserve Trails

Yonah Preserve is located in neighboring White County near Cleveland, GA.  It female mountain biker on a Dahlonega Mountain Biking trailis 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!

For a trail map visit https://www.yonahpreservetrails.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Yonah-Preserve-Trailhead-Map.pdf

Dahlonega Mountain Biking Shop

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

Come stay with us for a Dahlonega mountain biking getaway. You can book online at the link in the right column.

Six Gap Century/ 3 Gap 50 Bike Ride

Six Gap Century Bike Ride Across the North Georgia Mountains

The last weekend in September Dahlonega hosts the annual Six Gap Century bike ride across 6 mountain passes covering 100 miles.

For those not wanting to ride as far, six gap logothere is the Three Gap ride over three mountain passes for a little over 50 miles.

There is also a Valley Ride for those that do not want to deal with mountain passes.

The rides are not considered “races” but you can have your time noted at the finish. Along the way there are stop points for bathroom breaks, snacks of orange slices/ bananas/ water to help you along your ride.

The ride happens on Sunday,  early in the morning. If you stay with us, the innkeepers will get out of bed extra early to serve you a breakfast of hearty loaded oatmeal, bananas and more to get you started for your day of riding.

Six Gap Century/ Three Gap Fifty Ride Expo

On Saturday you can head down to the historic Dahlonega6 gap expo exhibits vendors Square for the Ride Exposition from 9 am to 6 pm.

Booths from leading industry bike and bike accessory  companies will have interactive displays, merchandise, and product samples.

You do not have to participate in any of the rides to attend this event.

 8th Annual Six Gap Criterium

Also occurring on Saturday for most years is the popular criterium.six gap criterium logo  It was cancelled due to road work downtown a couple of years ago.

Start 2 Finish is partnering with the Chamber of Commerce  to produce this exciting bicycle event.
Hundreds of competitive cyclists are expected to compete in over eight races.
The race is  a one-kilometer, closed circuit for bicycle racers in the heart of downtown Dahlonega. This event is open to spectators as cyclists speed by at top speeds of 40 miles per hour.
The start/finish line will be located directly in front of the Historic Holly Theatre in downtown Dahlonega.
The Criterium starts at 10:30am with the Cat4,5 men with the last event starting at 4:30pm.
For more information on all of these events and the Six Gap Century visit http://www.6gap.com/.
Check our availability calendar if you would like to stay with us (2 night minimum) or visit our web site.