Questions About Dahlonega Bed and Breakfast Inns

At Cedar House Inn and Yurts we receive many calls from potential guests asking about bed sizes/ types, do we take children or pets and many more questions. This blog post addresses many of those questions about Dahlonega bed and breakfast inns.  Information taken from inn web sites. Contact the inn you are interested in for specific details. For a complete listing visit our chamber site https://dahlonega.org. To visit our inn go to https://georgiamountaininn.com

Do any inns take children or pets?

Cedar House Inn & Yurts is adults only, no pets. Yellow Daisy takes children 16 and over; Mountain Laurel Creek takes 14 and older; Mountain Top Lodge and Long Mountain Lodge take 10 and over, none take pets. Barefoot Hills mentions children on some of their OTA listings and they also take pets. Contact those Dahlonega bed and breakfast inns for specifics.

Do some inns have more than one bed per room?

Limelight Inn and Barefoot Hills have some units with two beds. Long Mountain Lodge allows air bed in some units for an extra charge.
 

Are the cancellation policies and check in/check out times the same among the Dahlonega inns?

Cancellation policies range for 72 hours to 7 days for a full refund. Some inns charge a nonrefundable fee that is charged when the reservation is made (fee is around $25.00). Cancellation policies also are different if booking more than one unit. Yellow Daisy has a 2 pm check in with most others having a 3 pm check in. Cedar House Inn & Yurts check in is 4pm. Check in times vary from inn to inn. Some inns including Cedar House Inn permit check-ins as late as 11:00 pm at no charge with advance notice. Limelight Inn uses self check-in. Check out for most inns is by 11 am. Some Dahlonega bed and breakfast inns have additional fees for early check ins and late check outs.

Are the Dahlonega Inns similar in terms of amenities and focus?

Many of the inns reflect the innkeepers that own and operate them. Cedar House Inn & Yurts is known as the eco-friendly bed and breakfast in the area and serves organic breakfasts. They also specialize with vegetarian, vegan and gluten free breakfasts. Mountain Laurel Creek has a full service spa and pool, and a pub also. Long Mountain Lodge is known for their mountain views and also has fireplaces in their rooms. Mountain Top Lodge is one of the largest inns and has seasonal mountain views. Yellow Daisy is an historic home located within walking distance of the Dahlonega Square. Limelight Inn features modern decor and private balconies with views of the woods.
 

Do all inns in Dahlonega serve a full breakfast or a continental breakfast?

Limelight Inn is the only inn that mentions a continental breakfast on their web site. Barefoot Hills only mentions breakfast on their site for hostel guests. The other inns serve a full breakfast.
Cedar House Inn and Yurts serves a full organic breakfast using seasonal ingredients from the property. Other inns serve special diets with advanced notice. Cedar House Inn and Yurts specializes in vegetarian, vegan, gluten free breakfasts and provides for special diets with the afternoon cookies and goodies provided.
 

When is the busiest time of year and the most difficult time to get a reservation?

The Fall season is the busiest time in the north Georgia mountains and most Dahlonega bed and breakfast inns have a two night minimum on weekends for October 1st through mid- November. Certain festivals and special events are also busy.
 

Do all inns take online as well as phone reservations?

Yes they do. Online normally is easier to do and almost guarantees you a reservation since it blocks the room you reserved from others wanting the same room.

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Goodbye to Stu

stu ready to greet guests

Very sad day at Cedar House Inn today with the passing of Stu.

Many of you remember our official greeter and beloved dog Stu. He would greet guests with Fred in the parking lot or Mary Beth when guests came in the inn front door. Many guests loved him since he was so friendly and full of love, enthusiasm and energy.

He loved guests scratching him on the rear and petting him! He was also fond of breakfast leftovers too which we had to restrict later on since he was putting on weight.

Today we had to put him  to sleep. He was 16 years old and having problems with walking. He had moved from the inn to our son’s house about six months ago because he had difficulty climbing the stairs to our second floor owner’s suite where he slept at night. The arthritis had taken its toll over the years with Fred trying to keep him comfortable with glucosamine and other natural treatments.

With our two sons and our son’s girlfriend we said goodbye dear friend and family member. The vet arrived at 5 pm so we got there early to love him, scratch him behind the ears (his favorite) and spend some quality time saying goodbye. We knew it was time for him to go since he wasn’t wagging his tail when we petted him. He seemed to appreciate the attention however from the look in his eyes.

Our son who is a chef cooked him a last supper of steak and salmon. He gobbled it right down. One thing for sure is that Stu always loved food and today he loved it too!

Once the vet arrived we all took turns loving him while he got the first shot (a sedative) and the final shot that would take him from us forever and take away his pain from old age.

We will miss him so much and know guests who have stayed with us will miss his smile, wagging tail and petting him. Putting him to sleep was the hardest thing we have ever done and we have heavy hearts.

So long “bubba Stu”. We will never forget you and the joys you brought us over the last 16 years.

Cedar House Inn Awarded TripAdvisors GreenLeader™ Status

Cedar House Inn has been awarded the Gold level GreenLeader into the new TripAdvisor  GreenLeaders  program, which helps travelers plan greener trips by identifying environmentally-friendly accommodationstripadvisor greenleaders across the U.S.

TripAdvisor GreenLeaders have met a set of environmental standards developed for TripAdvisor by a leading environmental consulting firm, with input from expert partners. The more green practices a hotel has in place, the higher its GreenLeader level, which is shown on the property’s listing on the TripAdvisor site.

Travelers can now search for accommodations that have a Green status on the TripAdvisor site, and view a detailed list of environmentally-friendly practices that they can expect at each location.

“TripAdvisor GreenLeaders are leading the hospitality industry in making efforts to improve their environmental footprint,” said Jenny Rushmore, director of responsible travel at TripAdvisor. “We greatly applaud these accommodations and are pleased to share their eco-friendly practices with our online audience of more than 200 million travelers.”

The TripAdvisor program was developed in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® program, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the United Nations Environment Programme. For more information, please visit www.tripadvisor.com/GreenLeaders.

For more information on the eco-friendly practices we use at the inn visit being green.

We are pleased to also note that we have received this special designation every year.