A “Green” Dahlonega Bed and Breakfast Inn
We are an award-winning Earth Friendly bed and breakfast inn located just 60 minutes north of Atlanta and only 10 minutes north of downtown that creates less impact on the environment compared to other lodging, hotels and other Dahlonega bed and breakfast inns.
With more than 15 years of exceptionally gratifying inn keeping and happy guests at the inn we were recently featured in Southern Living.
Right from the start we have had a green emphasis.
Our inn is popular among guests seeking a quiet weekend or romantic getaway from children or the stresses of everyday life (we’re adults only).
Many guests are amazed by the lack of city lights that make the night-time skies perfect for star-gazing or meteor showers. Our patio is great for star gazing on those clear mountain nights.
We strive to offer more to our guests than just a place to stay. We want to help create a memorable experience.
Charming Bed & Breakfast Rooms
Or snuggle together year round in front of the simulated wood fireplace in the large second floor cardinal suite with rustic cedar walls and larger private bathroom with tiled shower.
Unique Bed & Breakfast Yurts
Or if you are the adventurous type and really enjoy the outdoors choose one of our two yurts (tent-like structures) where queen size beds and simulated wood stoves offer a “glamping” experience. They are heated but not air conditioned (have numerous fans). Each yurt has a composting toilet in the yurt and a private bath house up the hill near the inn.
We are the only Dahlonega bed and breakfast inn offering yurts and one of the first in the country when we opened 16 years ago.
Each yurt has a private deck for enjoying nature during the day or watching the starry skies at night.
You might also enjoy sipping a glass of Georgia wine or your favorite beverage while relaxing on your deck.
Full Breakfast Using Organic Ingredients
In the morning enjoy a full breakfast prepared with wholesome organic ingredients from the flour used in our yummy muffins to the pasture raised organic eggs and milk in our entrees and the delicious veggies and fruits that top off the meal. Unlike other Dahlonega bed and breakfast inns we strive to use organic products as much as possible.
Hot organic coffee is available before breakfast for early risers. Coffee, hot tea and orange juice are served with breakfast.
Full organic breakfast always served. Vegan, gluten-free, and lactose intolerant with advanced notice.
Breakfast is served each morning in our screen porch dining room made of shipping pallets during the warmer months. In cooler months guests are served in our indoor dining area shown below.
Unique Among North Georgia Mountains Bed and Breakfast Inns
Not your typical Dahlonega bed and breakfast inn we’re an inn with personality that makes a statement with its vivid exterior trim colors, beer bottle garden edging, wine bottle trees, peace flags, extensive permaculture gardens and eco-minded innkeepers.
Eco Minded Innkeepers
When we purchased the property there were no trees or shrubbery. We have planted over 300 trees and many varieties of edible plants on the property to encourage wildlife, provide food and reduce our carbon footprint. We also use permaculture methods.
Beginning with a passive solar designed inn structure we have implemented green features ranging from energy and water conservation to recycling for minimizing trash in landfills to composting all food leftovers and scraps to reduce methane greenhouse gas.
We have a passion for living green and are always seeking additional ways to create a more sustainable lifestyle while providing a comfortable environment for ourselves and inn guests.
Enjoy Historic Dahlonega Georgia
Our North Georgia mountains bed and breakfast is located just five and one half miles (10 minutes) from the Dahlonega square and close to all the mountain attractions. There is so much to do in the area.
In the center of the town square is the oldest court-house in Georgia which is a State Historical Site used as the gold museum that highlights the history of the gold discovery.
A couple of gold mines near Dahlonega are also open if you want to learn more about gold mining and pan for gold. One mine takes you deep into the shaft. Visitors get to take home some gold from panning.
Pick Your Season to Visit the North Georgia Mountains
Each season is a great time to visit our North Georgia mountains bed and breakfast.
Winter hiking allows you to see for miles since there are no leaves on the trees.
Spring is the time for new foliage and mountain laurel blooms.
Summer is a great getaway time if living in Atlanta since our temperatures tend to be at least 5 degrees or more cooler than the city. And there are many opportunities to get wet on purpose (swimming, kayaking, tubing).
North Georgia Hiking & Waterfalls
Amicalola Falls, Desoto Falls, Raven Cliff Falls and several other waterfalls are nearby and offer scenic waterfalls and great hiking opportunities. Tallulah Gorge is a nice day trip from our inn if you spend more than one night.
Other Exciting Outdoor Activities
Go zip lining in the area at Unicoi and Amicalola State Parks. The longest dual zip line is next to Habersham Winery near Helen.
Cool off with a swim at Dick’s Creek. It is a favorite swimming hole in a mountain stream north of the inn. The water is cold but refreshing on a hot summer day.
Mountain bike on rugged trails west of Dahlonega or east of the inn near Yonah mountain. Road bike on the road in front of the inn using the same mountainous route used by professional racers in the Tour de Georgia and the Six Gap Century Ride.
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Visit the Dahlonega & North Georgia Wineries
The area is also in the heart of the Georgia Wine Country and has been designated as “The Dahlonega Plateau”. The county has five wineries and a meadery that are not too far from the inn. You can also have lunch, brunch or dinner at some of the wineries.
We are the closest Dahlonega bed and breakfast inn to Wolf Mountain Winery and Vineyards which is only 1.5 miles away. Great place for wine tasting with a view or lunch, special dinners or Sunday brunch.
Downtown Dahlonega has several tasting rooms as well. Some also feature unique art and free music on weekends as well.
Many Places to Eat in Dahlonega
Great Base Camp for Day Trips
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