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Georgia 24 Hour Wine Country Tour

10am-12pm: Start in Downtown Dahlonega and browse the many gift shops on the town square.

12pm-1pm: Eat a lite lunch at the Crimson Moon Cafe.  Don't eat too much, the wine tasting will not be as pleasurable.

1pm-5pm: Drive to the wineries just outside Dahlonega and do wine tasting:

  • Frogtown Cellars
  • Montaluce Vineyards
  • Three Sisters Winery
  • Wolf Mountain Vineyards
  • Blackstock Vineyards

6pm: Check-in at the Top of the Square Bed & Breakfast and Inn on the Dahlonega Square for a night's stay.

6:45pm: Have dinner at The Smith House, the legendary southern food establishment. They close at 7:30pm and 7pm on Sundays, so make sure you get there on time.

After dinner take a walk around the square and have a nightcap at Shenanigan's, which is a cozy Irish pub a block off the square.  Then walk back to the Inn for a good night's rest with an awesome breakfast awaiting in the morning.


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  The North Georgia Mountains
Getaway to tranquility above Georgia


Our North Georgia Mountains region offers visitors relaxation and adventure.  Just over an hour and a half north of Atlanta, the area is an oasis away from the hustle-and-bustle of city life.  Many have chosen to retire here as Rand McNally recognized Clarkesville, GA as # 2 for retirement living.  The natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, much of which is preserved by mass land holdings of the US government and never to be developed, is the biggest draw.

Dahlonega, GA was voted by Men's Journal as one of the Best Hideaways for its delightful downtown and close-by adventures with biking, hiking and river rafting. 

North Georgia is noted for its hiking trails, lakes, rivers, mountain views, historic small towns, antique markets, southern restaurants and primitive art and pottery.  The people are down-to-earth, so no more "keeping up with the Jones".

Enjoy all four seasons, community festivals, muscadine wine, canned preserves, a close by casino in Cherokee, TN, the nearby Smoky Mountains National Park and most of all, the true serenity of the coolness of the mountain air.

Fall is one of the best times to visit the north Georgia Mountains.  The colors of the foliage are magnificent.  The Oktoberfest in Helen, GA is happening , which is a great way to spend the day hanging out in the beer gardens with a nice cold beer and a warm pretzel with the sound of the river flowing by.

With many lakes dotted throughout the region, Summer time offers visitors a way to cool off and have fun.   The rivers give kayakers a great white-water  adventure, as well as provide a relaxing day for those who just want to just float down on a tube.

Spring is perfect for hiking trips.  The region boast some of the best trails with stunning views of valleys, flowing streams and flowering laurel.  Watch out for bears though.

Winter in the north Georgia Mountains is all about the sweet, hickory smell of burning wood in fireplaces.  Good food, great coffee, a fire in the fireplace in a log cabin with a good book and company makes for memorable times in the mountains.  The area has many log cabin rentals available all year long.

We invite you to enjoy our region above Georgia.


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