Dahlonega, Georgia

Dahlonega was the site of the second discovery of gold in Georgia in 1828 (Villa Rica was first in 1826) and only the second major gold rush in the United States. The Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site stands in the middle of the town square, housed in the 1836 Lumpkin County Courthouse. 

Dahlonega is home to the main campus of the University of North Georgia.

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Restaurants and Wine Tastings

Anytime of year is a great time to visit Dahlonega Georgia! Dahlonega has become the 'capital of Georgia's wine country' and there are tasting rooms all around the square. Many restaurants call the Dahlonega Square home as well. Check out our reviews:  Spirits Tavern | 19 degrees North Seafood and Grill | Bourbon Street Grill | Habersham Winery Tasting Room

Dahlonega, Ga

In recent years, Dahlonega and Lumpkin County have been recognized as "the heart of the North Georgia Wine Country". The county features multiple vineyards and five licensed wineries that attract many tourists.

The historic Dahlonega Square is a popular destination, with gift shops, restaurants, art galleries and studios, and wine-tasting rooms. In 2015, Senator Steve Gooch introduced Georgia Senate Resolution 125 officially recognizing Lumpkin County as the Wine Tasting Room Capital of Georgia.

Dining in Dahlonega, Ga.

Here are the top 5 dining options in Dahlonega, Georgia!

Please read our review of Spirits Tavern [Go Here]. We were very impressed and actually ate their before we built this web page. It is no surprise they are in the top 5!!!

Please call ahead to any of these restaurants as hours may vary!!

Top Dining in Dahlonega, Ga.

Dahlonega GA Restaurants
Breakfast
Lunch
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Bratzeit
77 Memorial Dr, Dahlonega, GA 30533-0830
706-867-7741
Thur-Fri-Sat-Sun

 
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Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery Restaurant
180 Wolf Mountain Trl, Dahlonega, GA 30533-1909
706-867-9862
11-5 except Sun - 12:30-5PM

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Spirits Tavern
19 E Main St Suite D, Dahlonega, GA 30533-1223
706-482-0580
11AM-10PM Daily
 
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Foothill Grill
995 Morrison Moore Pkwy W, Dahlonega, GA 30533-1402
706-864-0863
7AM -3PM Closed Monday
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Shenanigans Restaurant & Irish Pub
87 N Chestatee St, Dahlonega, GA 30533-1101
706-482-0114

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Discover the Heart of Dahlonega, Georgia

Here in Dahlonega, we invite you to discover our golden history and get to know our beautiful mountains, waterfalls, and wineries. The mountains are open... Learn more at www.Dahlonega.org.

Gold Mining in and around Dahlonega Georgia

The gold rush, illegal mining and the poor treatment of the Cherokee Indians: Numerous gold mines were illegally developed in the area. White miners, entering illegally into the Cherokee Nation lands, came into conflict with the Cherokee, whose territory they had trespassed. The Cherokee Nation had their own gold mines which the United States Government tried to buy, but Principal Chief John Ross rejected their offer.

More.. Gold Mining in and around Dahlonega Georgia

 Gold was mined by Cherokees and other Native Americans in the area before and after the Cherokee Removal of 1838-39. The Cherokee lands were defined by the treaty between the federal government and the Cherokee Nation in the Treaty of Washington (1819). The miners raised political pressure against the Cherokee because they wanted to get the gold. The federal government forced the Native Americans west of the Mississippi River to Oklahoma on the Trail of Tears during Indian removal.

Dahlonega Ga Weather

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Bear on the Square

The city's local festivals draw many visitors. "Bear on the Square", an annual three-day festival held the third weekend in April, marks the day that a black bear wandered onto the square. It features bluegrass and old-time music. "Gold Rush Days", an annual two-day event the third weekend in October, attracts over 200,000 people. Content wikipedia

Dahlonega Ga Vacation Rentals

Near Town Dahlonega Cabin and  Home Rentals

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Steps from Historic Downtown Dahlonega. 1bedroom / 1 bath apartment.

About this rental
Apartment
600 sq. ft
1 bedroom
1 bed Sleeps 2
1 bathroom
1 full bath
 
1 bedroom / 1 bathroom walking distance from downtown
1930's pink marble house has been converted into 4 units. Unit "C" has a full kitchen, living room with a large and comfy sectional sofa, separate reading room, bedroom with a plush king bed, and full bathroom. Beautifully decorated and ready for you to enjoy.
From $139

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Quintessential Farmhouse Experience In The Heart Of Downtown Dahlonega

About this rental
Farmhouse
5000 sq. ft
7 bedrooms
9 bedsS leeps 14
4 bathrooms
3 full baths 1 half bath

7 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Built in 1880 and refinished 137 years later for weekend retreats, this beautifully restored farmhouse offers a historic getaway in the heart of downtown Dahlonega. Whether you come to wed, wine, jam or dine, Tumlin House extends a warm nineteenth century welcome for your epic group or family getaway into the north Georgia mountains.
From $788

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Stylish Cabin within a mile of Town Square

About this rental
Cabin
4 bedrooms
5 beds Sleeps 8
3 bathrooms
2 full baths1 half bath.

Warm and inviting, this cozy cabin in the Georgia mountains is just the sanctuary you've been searching for. Conveniently located just about a mile from the historic Dahlonega Square, this stylishly-appointed cabin accommodates 8 people comfortably. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the wooded lot from the front or back porch, or sip wine and gaze at the stars by the fire pit on cool nights.
From $243

Dahlonega Ga Vacation Rentals

Dahlonega Cabin and Home Rentals

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Charming Farmhouse Located on Horse Farm

About this rental
Cottage
2 bedrooms
Sleeps 5
1 bathroom
1 full bath
Spaces
Kitchen Living Room Deck/Patio

The Flying Duck Farmhouse is a restored vintage farmhouse located at the foot of Three Sisters Mountains less than 4 miles from downtown Dahlonega. Surrounded by horse pastures, wineries, hiking trails, waterfalls, breathtaking views and one of the most delightful small towns in the USA. Spend a weekend in our clean mountain air enjoying the unique shops and restaurants in Dahlonega and local wineries (Cavender Creek, Wolf Mountain, Frogtown and Kaya Vineyards are all less than 5 miles away). Or, you can enjoy hiking, rafting, kayaking, mountain climbing, zip lining, trout fishing, or just relaxing. Our Farmhouse is the perfect get away in a great location.
From $160

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Authentic Italian Villa Overlooking Vineyard at Montaluce

About this rental
Villa
3 bedrooms
4 beds Sleeps 6
4 bathrooms
3 full baths1 half bath
Spaces
Kitchen Living Room Deck/Patio

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6), overlooking vineyard
North Georgia wine country Italian villa sits over looking the vineyard, watch the sun set from your own back porch. Fully decorated with 3 bedrooms (2 King and 2 twins) each has private baths. Fully equipped kitchen with wine refrigerator, Wolf gas range, SubZero refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, granite countertops, wood floors, fireplace. Have a romantic evening for 2 or enjoy good times and wine with friends. Restaurant and winey in development. Several winerys all with-in 30 minute drive. Close to downtown Dahlonega. Enjoy our east coast wine country just an hour and half from Atlanta.
From $300

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NEW! Dreamy Dahlonega Cabin on Pond with Jacuzzi!

Cabin
576 sq. ft
1 bedroom
2 beds Sleeps 4
1 bathroom
1 full bath
Spaces
Kitchen Deck/Patio Balcony

Discover a North Georgia mountain escape waiting at 'Mountain Tree House,' a 1-bed, 1-bath vacation rental cabin in Dahlonega! Comfortably sleeping 4 guests, this cozy abode features a gas fireplace, well-equipped kitchen, and a furnished deck complete with a gas grill and private hot tub. You'll love waking up to peaceful pond and forest views before setting out for a day of hiking and mountain biking in the Chattahoochee National forest and wine tastings along the 'Georgia Wine Highway!'

Dahlonega Ga Vacation Rentals

Dahlonega Ga Vacation Cabin Rentals

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New Listing! 2 Bed House Near Downtown Dahlonega w/ Hot Tub

About this rental
House
1991 sq. ft
2 bedrooms
4 beds Sleeps 6
2 bathrooms
2 full baths
Spaces
Kitchen Dining Area Balcony

Welcome to Dahlonega, famous for wine, waterfalls, and gold! This pet friendly*, spacious two-bedroom home is just two miles from the Dahlonega Square and half a mile from Accent Cellars, a five-star micro-winery.

This is no tiny two bedroom cabin! With an open floor plan and a modern design, the large dining and living areas make it perfect for entertaining.

The master bedroom features a king bed and vaulted ceiling, as well as a spacious bathroom with a custom shower. The guest bedroom has a queen bed and its own bathroom.

Enjoy the six-person hot tub in a covered porch, perfect for enjoying no matter the weather.

The fenced-in backyard is a beautiful garden area with patio and outdoor fireplace, perfect for a family barbeque.
From $208

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Chestatee River Home

About this rental
House
1025 sq. ft
2 bedrooms
2 beds Sleeps 4
2 bathrooms
2 full baths
Spaces
Kitchen Living Room Deck/Patio

 master bedrooms with private baths on Chestatee River.
This adorable riverside home on the Chestatee is just minutes from historic downtown Dahlonega, wineries and wedding venues. Only 7 miles from GA 400, the location is central to everything you would want to do and see. Enjoy the scenery and wildlife from the large covered deck, rain or shine. You can hear the peaceful sound of nearby rapids from the deck. Songbirds, as well as duck, blue herons, deer and the elusive river otter make an appearance from time to time. No Smoking Indoors, NO Pets & NO Parties or Events.
From $185

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THE WINE COUNTRY ESCAPE 1 @Dahlonega

About this rental
Cabin
1200 sq. ft
2 bedrooms
2 beds Sleeps 4
1 bathroom
1 full bath
Spaces
Kitchen Deck/Patio Balcony

Welcome to the Wine Country Escape, your ultimate GA retreat. This newly updated cabin, is styled with rustic d├ęcor and offers amazing amenities. This home is equipped with a full kitchen, large King beds, Granite countertops, a full bath with an updated tile shower and jacuzzi tub with the most amazing views. Located only a few minutes from downtown Dahlonega, enjoy a variety of activities such as access to several gorgeous wineries with tours, tubing, kayaks, and canoes. This is a quad plex so there are other guests that will be in other units.
From $154

Dahlonega - Top Things to Do!

Outdoors

Hiking: There are many trails offering both day hikes and overnight adventure around Dahlonega. Trails include the 3.1 mile Lake Zwerner Trail around the Dahlonega Reservoir which is very close to downtown, Yahoola Creek at 1.5 miles and even portions of the Appalachian Trail!  View this PDF  compiled and prepared by the Yahoola Trails Conservancy for the Dahlonega Visitors for details on area hiking trails! [Dahlonega Hiking]

Fishing: Dahlonega Georgia and Lumpkin County are part of the Blue Ridge Mountains with many streams and lakes offering great fishing opportunities.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has created an Interactive Fishing Map. This is a great resource and is useable on a mobile device too! Check it out: [https://georgiawildlife.com/locations/fishing]   Note! Georgia law requires anglers age 16 and older to have a current Georgia fishing license in their possession while fishing in fresh or salt water in Georgia. Licenses may be purchased online, in person at participating locations, or by phone. Your purchase supports the conservation of Georgia's aquatic resources. You can obtain a license online here: [https://georgiawildlife.com/licenses-permits-passes]

Floating - Tubing, Canoe and Kayak Info: The watershed areas around Dahlonega offer a variety of options.  Rivers include the 

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