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 [email protected]. 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.
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.
We have been hosting guests at our bed and breakfast for over sixteen years. Many come to the area to have a quick escape from city life in Atlanta and the metropolitan area. Dahlonega offers peace and quiet as well as fun things to do. We will list the our guests 5 most popular things to do in Dahlonega in order of popularity.
1. Wine Tastings
Each of the Dahlonega area wineries offers wine tastings that guests enjoy and several offer tours. Many offer live music on weekends as well. The wineries also offer a variety of wine styles to satisfy the tastes of all wine lovers. Some also offer lunch and dinner. Visiting the five Dahlonega wineries is the most popular thing to do in the Dahlonega area. For a complete listing of all the Dahlonega area wineries visit https://www.georgiamountaininn.com/dahlonega-wineries/
2. Visit the Waterfalls
The Dahlonega area has many waterfalls to visit from Dicks Creek Falls which is a popular swimming hole to Amicalola Falls which is the highest waterfall in Georgia. Some waterfalls require an easy to moderate hike to see the falls while others may be seen from your car. For a detailed description with maps visit https://www.georgiamountaininn.com/2019/06/18/dahlonega-waterfalls/
3. Go Hiking
The mountains around Dahlonega offer many hiking opportunities. Several hiking trails lead to breathtaking waterfalls (see above). Other hikes provide magnificent mountain vistas where you can see for miles. Two favorites are the Blood Mountain hike which takes you to one of the highest parts on the Appalachian Trail in Georgia and the other is Preacher’s Rock. A third hike is the Lake Zwerner trail which circles the reservoir near downtown. All three are described with maps at https://www.georgiamountaininn.com/2019/06/26/dahlonega-hiking-trails/
4. Listen to Live Music
The Dahlonega music scene is alive on most weekends with free music provided at many restaurants including Shenanigans, Spirit’s Tavern and Bourbon Street Grill. Live performances by better known bands and artists can be heard at the Crimson Moon with a cover charge. You might be able to hear Amy Ray from the Indigo Girls, Kurt Thomas or the Zack Brown Band since they are from this area. First Friday Free Concerts in Hancock Park are especially popular with locals and visitors alike, so bring a blanket to lay on the grass and enjoy. Also, enjoy the ever popular Appalachian Jams that pop up around the downtown square on Saturday’s April through October – better yet, bring your own instrument and join in the fun. For more information on Dahlonega music opportunities including the free concert schedule visit https://www.georgiamountaininn.com/2019/07/15/dahlonega-theater-music/
5. Learn About the First Gold Rush and Tour a Gold Mine
Dahlonega was the site of the first gold rush in the United States and has a rich history. The Gold Museum in the historic downtown square offers a great deal of information and interesting exhibits about the gold rush era including the discovery of gold and the methods of extraction and processing. The Consolidated Gold Mine is still here and was the largest mine during the time. It provides guided tours into the mining shaft and you get to see how gold was extracted and processed. Crisson Gold Mine offers tours of its stamp mill and has an extensive selection of modern mining equipment. You can also pan for gold at the mines. For more information on gold related attractions in Dahlonega visit https://www.georgiamountaininn.com/2019/07/08/dahlonega-gold-attractions/