Culture, History, Art & More

Live Music

North Georgia’s mountain music pickers and singers flock to the Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site every Saturday from April through October from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Mountain-style musicians participate in the Appalachian Jam – it’s open to all!

The Cork & Canvas Wine Shop & Art Gallery hosts Americana Music Jam on the 1st Saturday of every month from 2:00pm-5:00pm and Irish Music every 2nd Saturday.

The Crimson Moon Cafe is housed in the nationally registered circa 1858 Parker-Nix Storehouse and offers an intimate ‘dinner theatre’ style entertainment experience in a 75 seat venue offering live acoustic performances by artists playing the finest Blue Grass, Celtic, Contemporary/World Folk, Blues, Pop, Folk-Rock, and Country.

The Historic Holly Theater is also home to several concerts a year from the Mountain Music & Medicine Show to Riders In The Sky and Banks & Shane, plus tribute bands like The Return (Beatles) and Satisfaction (Rolling Stones) and Jim Curry (John Denver).

In addition, you can hear live music at many of the local restaurants in Dahlonega.

Historic Dahlonega Square, 10 minutes from the lodge

Holly Theatre in Dahlonega


The Historic Holly Theater is home to one of Georgia’s top-performing theater companies.

Located just off the beautiful Dahlonega town square, The Historic Holly Theater National Historic site is a fully renovated movie theater built in 1946. The Holly Theatre Company presents a year-round season of classic plays and Broadway-style musicals.

The theatre’s outstanding performances, from the main stage to concerts, sell out regularly to audiences who travel from throughout the region to incorporate a live show into their weekend B&B or cabin plans.

Historic Dahlonega Square, 10 minutes from the lodge


After the discovery of gold in 1828, 20 years before the 1849 gold rush to California, thousands of gold seekers flocked into the Cherokee Territory of northeast Georgia, beginning the nation’s first major gold rush.

The earth below Dahlonega contains many tunnels dug out by miners since 1829. You can tour some of these old gold mine tunnels, plus many more attractions in Dahlonega.

5-10 minutes from the lodge

The 1836 courthouse building was built using locally made brick which includes trace amounts of gold. It is the oldest existing courthouse in Georgia of 132 historic courthouses.

The building was restored by the state of Georgia as a State Historic Site and adapted for use as the Gold Museum and is one of the most visited Historic Sites in the state.

Historic Dahlonega Square, 10 minutes from the lodge

Canvas and Cork Building


The Dahlonega downtown and surrounding area has numerous art galleries and most are open daily. You can find a full list on the Dahlonega Chamber of Commerce website.

Historic Dahlonega Square, 10 minutes from the lodge

Dawsonville is home to the Bowen Center for the Arts. Every year the Bowen has new and exciting exhibits such as Museum Quality Displays, Juried Art Shows, Luncheons and Lectures, Classes for Adults and Children, Concerts, Fundraising Events, Seasonal Shows and an Art Gift Shop.

Downtown Dawsonville, 30 minutes from the lodge | Visit Website

Gibbs Manor House with Pansies

Gardens and Nature

Gibbs Gardens

Jim Gibbs traveled for 15 years covering the nation and the world viewing gardens of every style and decided that he wanted to design and build a world-class garden.

It was truly “a dream come true” when he found the most beautiful site in the nation to construct the garden. The house and gardens include 220 acres, making it one of the nation’s largest residential estate gardens.

45 minutes from the lodge | Visit Website

Atlanta Botanical Gardens – Gainesville

With a visitor center, outdoor gardens, model train garden, and amphitheater, it hosts exciting exhibitions, events, and educational programs.

The nationally recognized collections expand the horticultural palette of Atlanta Botanical Garden. The Garden has developed the largest conservation nursery in the Southeast on the property. Endangered plants are propagated for the conservation program.

45 minutes from the lodge | Visit Website

Ghost Tours

Dahlonega is an old city full of tales of very strange happenings! Dahlonega Walking Tours offers several very entertaining tours at a reasonable cost including ghostly wine or pub crawl tours.

10 minutes from the lodge | Visit Website

The Dahlonega Square has a rich history of ghostly haunts. Come “see” for yourself!

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