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

When you arrive settle into one of our two first floor cozy rooms with knotty white pine walls, queen sized beds,  amenities for a comfortable stay, private baths with showers and private entrances opening onto quiet patios.

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.

cardinal suite

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.

yurt interior with queen canopy bed at Dahlonega Bed and Breakfast Inn

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.

full organic breakfast

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.

stone front porch with rocking chairs

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.

Many guests who stay with us appreciate our green focus and take away ideas that they can implement in their own household.

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.

Historic Dahlonega is a quaint little town with a charming square and many unique shops and restaurants. There is also a community theater if you would like to take in a play or musical. Music festivals happen through the year, free concerts in the park, Appalachian jams and restaurants offering live music performances.
The art community is active with art festivals and several galleries.

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.

Depending on the time of year you may enjoy attending one of the many seasonal festivals featuring art, music and more. Visit our festivals page for more information.

Pick Your Season to Visit the North Georgia Mountains

Each season is a great time to visit our North Georgia mountains bed and breakfast.

In the Fall season many come and enjoy the fall colors.
In the Winter you can enjoy the area attractions and wineries without the crowds. 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

The Appalachian Trail starts at Amicalola Falls State Park but can also be accessed at Woody Gap which provides beautiful mountain vistas at Preacher’s Rock. If you want a more rigorous AT hike you can hike the trail at Blood Mountain. Other hiking trails are just minutes away. We can provide you with suggestions and a map when you check in.

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.

Enjoy nature with horseback riding at one of two stables. Go tubing or kayaking down the Etowah or Chestatee Rivers using one of the local outfitters.

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.

For current things to do read our blog or follow us on social media.

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 restaurants are 10 minutes away in historic Dahlonega to satisfy
any palate. Some may cater to specific dietary needs (vegan, gluten free, lactose intolerant) if requested.

Great Base Camp for Day Trips

Dahlonega’s central location in the North Georgia mountains make it a great base camp for guests staying more than one night that wish to venture out farther. 
Popular trips are Clayton area with wineries, a distillery and Tallulah Gorge.
Southwest of the inn is Gibbs Gardens and west is Blue Ridge with the scenic train, unique shops and craft beer breweries.
Only about 30 minutes northeast of the inn is Alpine Helen.
  End your search and Book your getaway today at 

The Green Bed and Breakfast Dahlonega GA.

Please Note: Adults Only (18 & Older).
No smoking on property .
No pets. We have a cat.
(See Policies Page for more information) 
inn living room with rustic cedar walls and ceilings
yurt exterior showing front door and private deck
Cedar House Inn & Yurts,
6463 Highway 19 N, Dahlonega, Ga 30533


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