Dahlonega Valentine’s Day 2020

dahlonega valentines candy at paul thomas

There are a few dates each year that are important to you and your significant other that cannot be forgotten; birthdays, anniversary/marriage dates and Valentine’s Day. Make this year special and experience a Dahlonega Valentine’s Day this year?

Trying to think of something different to do for your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Has the usual candy, flowers and a dinner out become less a surprise and more a routine? Try something different this year by staying in our quaint bed and breakfast in the North Georgia mountains and wine country. We are centrally located to the wineries, and historic downtown Dahlonega is only 10 minutes away for unique shopping, candy shops and romantic dining. Several of the wineries are also featuring special dinners by reservation in honor of Valentine’s Day – see the list below. If your special someone loves the outdoors there are many waterfalls to hike to and many beautiful hiking trails that we also will list below. These all add up to a great Dahlonega Valentine’s Day celebration.

We are the closest inn to Wolf Mountain Winery. They will be offering Valentine Gourmet dinners on Friday 2/14 and Saturday 2/15 at 7:00 pm. Also, they will have a special Valentine Brunch on Sunday 2/16 with seatings at 12:30 and 2:30pm. If interested, call 706-867-9862 to make reservations soon because they sell out early http://wolfmountainvineyards.com.

Frogtown Winery is also having special food events for Valentine’s weekend. They are having Valentine’s Winemaker Dinners on Friday 2/14 and 2/15 at 7:00 pm and Valentine’s Winemaker Brunch on Sunday 2/16 at 12:30pm. Call 706-865-0687 for reservations and more information. http://www.frogtownwine.com

Montaluce Winery is having their Valentines dinner on 2/14 from 4:30-8:00pm. From 2/8- 2/16 they are also featuring their Sweetheart Menu (2/14 is excluded). Call 706-867-4060 for more information and reservations. http://montaluce.com

If you decide a winery dinner isn’t quite right for your Valentine’s celebration, visit the historic Dahlonega square for a variety of restaurants with several featuring live music. Stop by Paul Thomas Chocolates on the square after dinner for a box of delicious candy. (picture above from Paul Thomas Chocolates)

The Historic Holly Theater is featuring a concert, The Wedding Singer on 2/14-2/16. Based on the Adam Sandler movie, it features music of the 1980’s. More information at http://www.hollytheater.com/the-wedding-singer.html

Cavender Creek Winery does not have wine dinners but they do have a great venue for enjoying wine in the winter months. They have several fire pits on weekends that are always lit and you can enjoy wine, beer, cheese and popcorn. Live music is also playing on weekends.

Looking for an outdoor adventure for that special Dahlonega Valentine’s weekend? Many love to visit Amicalola Falls west of town, Desoto Falls and Raven Cliffs Falls to the north. A link to our related blog post on these and other waterfalls is shown below.

Hiking is also a special way to celebrate the weekend as well. Preacher’s Rock is on the Appalachian trail just north of the inn and features a granite mountaintop with great mountain vistas. If you would rather go horseback riding there are a couple of options. Links below gives more information.

Waterfallshttps://www.georgiamountaininn.com/2019/06/18/dahlonega-waterfalls/

Hikinghttps://www.georgiamountaininn.com/2019/06/26/dahlonega-hiking-trails/

Horseback Ridinghttps://www.georgiamountaininn.com/2019/07/27/dahlonega-horseback-riding/

Wine Highway Weekends 2020

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Every March the Winegrowers Association of Georgia organizes the wine highway weekends. Originally held over just one weekend, the event soon became too popular to be limited to just three days. Now wine lovers can enjoy North Georgia’s finest wines over 10 days for just one price. In 2020 The Wine Highway Weekends will start on Friday March 20th at 1:00 pm and run thru Sunday March 29th at 5:00 pm including weekdays.

The cost is $50.00 per person – paid at the first winery visited. That fee will give you a passport and special wine glass to take to all the wineries you wish to visit at no additional charge for tastings. This is a great way to visit all of the member wineries for one price. As mentioned, you can start out on March 20th and visit wineries all week long and/or also visit wineries the following weekend too!

Tasting hours for the wine highway weekends are Friday 12-5 (1-5 for the first Friday), Saturdays 11-5, Sundays 12:30 -5, Monday through Thursday 11-5.

Participating wineries within approximately 20 minutes from the inn include Cavender Creek, Kaya Winery, Etowah Meadery and Cottage Winery. No more than 45 minutes away you can visit Habersham Winery, Cenita Winery, Creekstone Winery, Serenity Cellars and Yonah Mountain Winery. See map below for these locations relative to our inn.

Some of our personal favorites in terms of wine and venue include Cavender Creek with their rustic yet elegant tasting room with numerous fire pits to sit around sipping wine or the large fireplace on the covered deck with live music. We also like the mountain top views at Cottage Winery and the beautiful views of rocky top Yonah Mountain from Yonah Mountain Winery.

Wolf Mountain, Frogtown, Three Sisters and Montaluce Wineries are not part of the wine highway weekends since they are not members of the Georgia Winegrowers Association.

Book a room or yurt with us for one of the wine highway weekends or stay with us during the week and enjoy the Georgia wine.

For more information on the wine highway weekends and to see a list of all participating wineries for this annual popular event visit http://www.georgiawine.com/events/2018-wine-highway-weekend

For more information on the Dahlonega area wineries including those not on the wine highway weekend event visit https://www.georgiamountaininn.com/dahlonega-wineries/

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Dahlonega New Year’s Eve 2020

dahlonega new years eve poster

Come stay with us and enjoy a Dahlonega New Year’s Eve. There are a variety of musical events planned for the end of 2019 to ring in 2020.

Dahlonega New Year’s Eve is always a festive event with the historic square still decorated for the season and thousands of holiday lights. If you were not able to visit the area prior to Christmas day, here is your chance.

The main event on New Year’s Eve is known as First Night Dahlonega and benefits Jeremiah’s Place which is an interfaith ministry that benefits the homeless in the area by providing transitional housing.

First Night Dahlonega features events all around town – on the square, Hancock Park and local downtown churches. Tickets are $10.00 per person and include all of the following events. Sixteen antique cars will also be on display.

The events start at 6 pm with an opening ceremony followed by musical events at Dahlonega Baptist Church, Dahlonega United Methodist Church, St Luke’s Catholic Church, The Marketplace, Hancock Park and the Dahlonega Square. Over 16 performers are scheduled throughout the evening and include Kurt Thomas, Pic and Bow, North Georgia Chamber Symphony, Georgia Musicale Group, James Ditty Band, Bad Habits Band and more. At midnight the Nugget Drop will take place on the square to ring in the New Year. For tickets or more information call 706) 867-5404 or visit https://dahlonegafirstnight.org/

Other local businesses will also have special New Year’s Eve events. The Crimson Moon features a musical concert with the EG Kite Trio. EG Kite is known as one of the blues most respected vocalists. Call 706 864 3982 for tickets.

Montaluce Winery and Restaurant will have a special New Year’s Eve dinner. Call 706-867-4060 for information, reservations required.

Come stay with us and ring in the New Year in one of our charming rooms or a unique yurt in the woods. New Year’s day you will enjoy a full hearty organic breakfast to start off 2020. For information click one of the links at the top of this page or visit https://www.georgiamountaininn.com

Make your reservations now for a Dahlonega New Year’s eve you will not forget.