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Category: Dahlonega Area Attractions
There are many things that attract people to Dahlonega and the North Georgia mountains. Attractions are everywhere and this section contains information on some of the area attractions guests like to visit.
Helen, Georgia is not too far from the inn and is a Bavarian themed village that some love to visit. We provide some places in and near Helen that are enjoyed by many guests and the innkeepers as well. A map is also included in the related article below to guide you from the inn to those places mentioned. For more information visit Helen.
The Dahlonega art scene is very active in the area with working artists, art related festivals and the University of North Georgia art department. Nearby there are also some great galleries to visit. The art article includes more information on all these topics with a map for locations. You can read it here.
Theater and music is also popular in Dahlonega. The historic Holly Theater is home to many live community theater performances as well as music concerts. Music festivals happen throughout the year in the historic downtown and include the Bear on the Square and Art, Wine and Jazz Festival.Hemlockfest also is a popular festival a few miles out of town. The article below describes all of the area attractions mentioned above as well as the live music venues and free concerts. You can read more here.
Dahlonega is the site of the first gold rush and has a rich history in gold mining. The article below gives more information on the gold museum as well as gold mines you can visit. Read the article here.
Other topics featured in this group of articles include the Reece Farm, FAQ’s about the local wineries and information about visiting the planetarium and observatory.
Other area attractions will be added in the future.
After many years of waiting we finally have a craft beer brewery in Dahlonega. Known as Three Rangers Brewery and Dahlonega Brewery it is located in the Etowah Meadery location on Highway 19 North just four minutes away from Cedar House Inn and Yurts. Grand opening was September 11, 2020.
They plan to expand the brewery in November to the grey building across the parking lot from the current meadery tasting room to ramp up more production. The name originally was Dahlonega Brewery but Three Rangers Brewery was added to honor the Army Rangers. Blair Housley who started the meadery is the brewmaster for Dahlonega Brewery and Three Rangers Brewery.
We visited the new Dahlonega Brewery last Sunday because we were out of town for the September 11th grand opening. You can order flights or glasses of their craft beers in the meadery tasting room and sip your beers inside or outside under a covered porch or tables with umbrellas. A large gas fire pit provides a warm and inviting place to sit and sip around on a cool fall afternoon or evening. Corn hole is also available if you want to play.
The Craft Beers at Three Rangers Brewery
They currently brew six craft beers at the newest Dahlonega brewery that include a lager, wheat, pale ale, IPAs and a porter. A tasting sampler is $12.00 for 4 samples or you can order a glass.
Pathfinder Lager- made with warrior and galaxy hops, ABV 5%, IBU 18
Rally Point Wheat- made with warrior and centennial hops, ABV 5.4%, IBU 20.4
Jumpmaster Pale Ale- made with warrior, citra and cascade hops, ABV 5.9%, IBU 36.5
Door Kicker IPA- made with CTZ, simcoe and centennial hops, ABV 7.7%, IBU 51.1
Trigger Puller DIPA- made with amarillo, CTZ and warrior hops, ABV 9.7%, IBU 67.3
Overwatch Porter- made with EK goldings, fuggle and warrior hops, ABV 6.0%, IBU 39
We had a tasting of four beers which included 2,3,5 and 6. They ran out of number 1 lager and 4 which is an IPA. Pictures of our flight are shown above with respective numbers. All were good but we liked the porter the best and will probably order a glass next time we visit.
If craft beer is not your thing you can also order flights of sparkling mead for the same price mentioned above.
Dahlonega is a great place to visit year round. Winter in Dahlonega is very special for many reasons which we will highlight in this blog post.
The Fall season in the north Georgia mountains is known for festivals and great foliage in the thousands of acres of National Forests. The towns, trails, and parks in the area are bustling with tourists and locals alike. As Fall gives way to Winter and the leafless trees open sweeping views of distant mountain vistas, hiking trails are less crowded and so are the restaurants and shops in Dahlonega – once the Christmas season is over, that is. The cooler temperatures invite wine enthusiasts to sip wine at one of the local wineries while sitting around a fire pit (more info below). Winter is a great time to visit Dahlonega.
Concerned about the weather? Winter is the time to be flexible and spontaneous. Plan a last minute getaway. Winter can be fickle in the North Georgia mountains sunny and beautiful one day and cold and windy the next- not to mention the rain we’ve had the last few winters. If you’re hoping to hike or just enjoy the outdoors while you’re here, consider keeping track of the forecast and making a last minute booking with us at Cedar House Inn.
Hiking trails are still here to enjoy without the other tourists and the many waterfalls are still beautiful. See the links below for our favorite trails and waterfalls.
In regards to wineries many are open during the winter months. Wolf Mountain closes after Christmas, but opens in mid January for tastings and lunch by appointment. Frogtown and Montaluce are also open for lunch, dinner and tastings. See related post link below for wineries that serve lunch. Our favorite winery for the colder months is Cavender Creek Winery with their fire pits and porch with large fireplace. Imagine sitting next to the fire on a chilly winter day while enjoying a cheese platter, bowl of popcorn with a glass of wine. Or pick and paint a picture while having a glass of wine at Canvas and Cork in Downtown Dahlonega – available anytime during regular hours. What a great way to enjoy winter in Dahlonega.
Wineries also may feature a special event in the winter. Cavender Creek is having a great concert on January 19, 2020 with wine in their enclosed barn. Check our Facebook page for more information on this event and others we hear about.