Dahlonega House Concerts

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Last week while waiting for our bed and breakfast guests to check in an unexpected guest showed up at our door bringing us fliers to help publicize the Dahlonega house concerts he and his wife provide in their large home nearby. His venue is called Over the Moon House Concerts and features professional musicians performing in his home throughout the year.

You might be wondering what are Dahlonega house concerts? On selected Saturday evenings throughout the year they clear the furniture out of their large living room and add seating for guests to hear great music by bands and solo artists. They open their home at 6:00 pm with the concert starting at 7:30 pm. A pot luck dinner is offered starting at 6:00 pm -so bring a dish if you want to participate in sharing dinner together. The event is BYOB with the house supplying water and sodas.

The Dahlonega house concerts at Over the Moon are offered for a suggested $25.00 cash donation per person at the door with all the proceeds going to the artists. The hosts receive no payment and offer their home free of charge because they love music and people. Reservations are required in advance and the events are adults only.

For 2020 their first home concert will be February 29th and features Rancho Del Trio. The trio consists of Grayson Capps, Corky Hughes and Cary Morin. Other house concerts include Cruz Conteras on March 14, Liz Longley on May 23rd and Michelle Malone July 18th.

Reservations are taken on a first come first serve basis so make them soon at the email listed above in the photo. Last minute reservations may be available if they have cancellations. Send them an email if you need more information as well. Over the Moon does not have a web site but you can find more information on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/overthemoonhc

Come stay with us and attend one of Over the Moon’s Dahlonega House Concerts for an enjoyable and entertaining evening.

For more information on other special events and festivals visit https://www.georgiamountaininn.com/dahlonega-festivals/

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.



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

For more information on other special events and festivals visit https://www.georgiamountaininn.com/dahlonega-festivals/

Wine Highway Weekends 2020- UPDATE

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Update: Due to COVID-19 Wine Highway Week has made some date changes. Passports will be valid for the entire month of August.

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 one month for just one price.

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.

Normal wine highway weekend Tasting hours have always been Friday 12-5 (1-5 for the first Friday), Saturdays 11-5, Sundays 12:30 -5, Monday through Thursday 11-5. Due to Covid 19 not all wineries will be open weekdays and hours may vary so call the wineries you wish to visit to verify opening hours.

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/

For more information on other special events and festivals visit https://www.georgiamountaininn.com/dahlonega-festivals/