Nestled in the heart of the North Georgia mountains, Dahlonega, GA is a hidden gem teeming with natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture. At the heart of it all is the Mountain Laurel Creek Inn & Spa, a serene Dahlonega bed and breakfast, which serves as the perfect base to explore the wonders of the area. From top events, attractions, restaurants, wineries and more, we offer the perfect romantic escape in Georgia.
#1: Dahlonega Square
Dahlonega Square is the cultural heartbeat of our town. It’s a vibrant hub filled with unique shops, mouthwatering restaurants, a wonderful ice cream parlor, and rich historical landmarks. Visitors love the outdoor dining options, live music, bars and incredible farm to table foods. Be sure to take a leisurely stroll around the square, soaking in the Southern charm that makes Dahlonega so special.
#2: Wine Tasting at Local Vineyards
Did you know that Dahlonega is located in the heart of the Dahlonega Plateau AVA, Georgia’s first wine-growing region? Within minutes of the Inn, you can explore nine different wineries including Wolf Mountain Vineyards and Winery, Three Sisters Winery, Frogtown Cellars Winery and Vineyards, Cavendar Creek Vineyards, Etowa Meadery, Accent Cellars, The Cottage Vineyard Winery, Kaya Vineyards & Winery, and Montaluce Winery. You can also find several tasting rooms located on the Dahlonega Square.
#3: Pamper Yourself at the Oasis Spa at Mountain Laurel Creek
Take a break from your adventures and indulge in some well-deserved pampering at the Dahlonega Oasis Spa. Open to the public and inn guests, our spa offers a variety of treatments designed to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. After your treatment, extend your relaxation on our outdoor deck or take a refreshing dip in our pool.
#4: Explore the Appalachian Trail
Just 24 miles from the Springer Mountain trailhead, the start of the Appalachian Trail, making our area a hiker’s paradise. Whether you’re an experienced hiker or a casual nature lover, the nearby segment of the Appalachian Trail offers stunning vistas and a chance to reconnect with nature.
#5: Visit the Gold Museum
Dahlonega’s history is golden – literally! Our city was the site of America’s first major gold rush. Learn about this rich history at the Gold Museum, and then continue your golden journey at the Oasis Spa with our unique half-day Gold Element Experience package.
#6: Attend a Live Performance at the Holly Theatre
A night at the Holly Theatre is a night to remember. The theatre, a cornerstone of Dahlonega’s vibrant arts scene, regularly hosts live performances that range from musicals to dramas to comedy shows and live music. Check their schedule during your visit; you won’t want to miss out!
#7: Explore the Waterfalls in the Area
North Georgia is known for its hiking trails, many of which are just a short drive from the Inn. Hikers can enjoy stunning summits, jaw-dropping waterfalls, and the world-famous Appalachian mountains. Whether a leisurely hike is in order or an athletic and challenging climb, there is something for everyone to enjoy on the trails in Georgia.
#8: Dine at Local Restaurants
Dahlonega’s culinary scene is as diverse and rich as its landscape, offering over 50 dining options in the immediate area. From Southern comfort food to international delicacies, the local restaurants are sure to satisfy your palate. Don’t forget to pair your meal with a local wine for the full Dahlonega dining experience.
#9: Attend Dahlonega’s Festivals
Dahlonega’s festivals are a celebration of our heritage, community, and culture. From the Gold Rush Days Festival in October to the Dahlonega Arts & Wine Festival in May, there’s always something to look forward to. These events are a great way to immerse yourself in the local culture and meet some of the friendly locals.
#10: Stay at the Mountain Laurel Creek Inn
Your Dahlonega adventure won’t be complete without a stay at the Mountain Laurel Creek Inn & Spa. Our beautiful rooms, luxurious amenities, and warm hospitality provide the perfect end to a day of exploration. We invite you to make our Inn your home base as you delve into the wonders of Dahlonega.
From the vibrant Dahlonega Square to the serene Appalachian Trail, from the lush vineyards to the soothing Oasis Spa, there’s no end to the adventures that await you in Dahlonega. We at the Mountain Laurel Creek Inn & Spa look forward to being a part of your journey. Discover Dahlonega with us, and create memories that will last a lifetime.