Lodges and B&Bs in the Dahlonega Area, Just an Hour from Atlanta
These intimate cabins, friendly inns and romantic B&Bs; roll out the red carpet for couples around Valentine’s Day, but they make great couples-only getaways all year.
Drive just an hour north of Atlanta, off Georgia 400, and you’ll reach the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and the historic town of Dahlonega. In and around this town, where the U.S. gold rush began, are some fabulous inns, lodges, cabins and bed-and-breakfasts that are ideal for a romantic escape.
In February, each inn has specials just for couples to mark a Valentine’s Day getaway, with special pricing and little romantic “extras”: boxes of chocolate in your room, complimentary champagne, decadent spa treatments and more. Some deals are available throughout the month; others are just for Valentine’s Day weekend. Call each lodge to learn more about their February promotions.
But remember that the mountains of Northeast Georgia are spectacular in the warm-weather months as well. You can hike, bike, kayak, canoe and tube in the hills and in the rivers surrounding Dahlonega, and then retire to your quaint lodging in the evening for a hot tub with your honey!
Consider these accommodations for your romantic rendezvous:
Cavender Creek Cabins
Cuddle up in a rustic cabin set on the banks of Cavender Creek. Each cabin has a private deck with swings, rocking chairs, gas grill; many have private, outdoor hot tubs. 866-373-6307
Cedar Mountain Cabin
This cabin is high atop Cedar Mountain, just nine miles from historic Dahlonega square. 706-300-6504
Forrest Hills Resort & Spa
A family-owned and -operated resort, Forrest Hills is designed for couples, with private cabins, luxurious bedding, some in-room hot tubs and a couples-only dining room. 706-864-6456
Lily Creek Lodge
A sweet little “European chalet” bed-and-breakfast tucked in the woods just a couple miles from downtown Dahlonega, the Lily Creek Lodge is a quaint place to escape. Owners Sharon and Don Bacek cook up amazing, multi-course breakfasts. 706-864-6848
Long Mountain Lodge B&B
This is a new lodge that opened in 2007, in an Adirondack style with all new furnishings and bedding. Every room has a mountain view and wood-burning fireplace. 706-864-2337
Mountain Laurel Creek Inn & Spa
An intimate B&B, these accommodations come with an on-site spa, where facials, massages, and other body treatments are available. Each room is beautifully decorated with its own signature look. 706-867-8134
Mountain Top Lodge
Rest begins here at this B&B situated on a secluded hilltop. Relax in the country home furnished with antiques and unique treasures. 800-526-9754
If you’re traveling with the kids, check out this article on North Georgia for Families, with information on what to do, where to eat and where to stay!