With origins that date back to the first major Gold Rush, as well as being in the heart of Georgia wine country, Dahlonega is a secluded mountain getaway just an hour away from downtown Atlanta. In addition to historic attractions and seasoned festivals to river panning for gold, visitors are spoiled for choice when it comes to activities. From countless entertainment options and stunning wineries to gorgeous nature and mountain views, Dahlonega makes for the perfect vacation both for solo travelers and groups.
Join in the celebration of Southern Appalachian culture by participating in the Bear on the Square Mountain Festival during the month of April, which includes bluegrass music, mountain crafts, workshops, kids’ activities, and more. Visit the Dahlonega Gold Museum to learn more about the city’s exciting gold rush history, and try your chance at striking it rich by going panning for gold in the Consolidated Gold Mines and gold processing mill, which were built in the early 1900s and feature multiple underground tunnels. Sample award-winning wines at one of the town’s 12 tasting rooms and five wineries, which offer tours and tastings paired with Southern hospitality. Some recommended wineries include Cavender Creek Vineyards & Winery, Montaluce Winery & Estates, and Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery. Check out the beautiful historic downtown area, which features a variety of dining and shopping options, arts and live music, and the Holly Theater for performances. Dahlonega is also known for its ghost stories and photographs, and the town offers several historic hauntings tours led by local residents. The Dahlonega Farmers Market is a popular weekly event that takes place from May to October, and visitors come to purchase an assortment of jams, dried flowers, fruits, vegetables, and more.
Atlanta is just an hour away and is home to many attractions, including the Centennial Olympic Park, Coca-Cola Museum, Georgia Aquarium, and CNN Center. The city of Savannah is slightly further at four-and-a-half hours south of Dahlonega, but it has charming plantation estates, museums, parks, and other attractions worth traveling for. Other major cities that are nearby include Birmingham, AL; Chattanooga, TN; and Charlotte, NC—all of which are within a few hours’ drive from Dahlonega.
Dahlonega has been named the Best Value Retirement City by numerous publications, with multiple gated communities built in both Dahlonega and the neighboring city of Gainesville along Lake Lanier. There are beautiful 19th-century buildings that line the streets of downtown Dahlonega and lead up to its historic square, with charming outdoor cafes, brick sidewalks, art galleries and museums. The downtown area is a convenient place to stay because of its close proximity to more than 50 unique boutiques and antique shops.
Getting around Dahlonega is easy and convenient, and while most people opt for rental cars, there are also taxi services, a local airport, Appalachian Transportation, and bike rentals. Appalachian Transportation is a shuttle service that accommodates parties of various sizes, helping transport large groups to their destinations.
Looking for a vacation rental in Dahlonega? Tripping.com has 72 vacation rental homes available in Dahlonega. You'll find 0 studios, 33 1-bedroom, 10 2-bedroom and 29 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from $58 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in Dahlonega is $240 while the average price of a weekly rental is $25. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Dahlonega home is $25.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 19 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Dahlonega. In addition to accommodating pets, Dahlonega rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 58 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 61 have TV and/or cable and 12 have a pool or hot tub.Search properties from 7 vacation rental sites in Dahlonega where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, Expedia, and TripAdvisor. There are 31 HomeAway rentals, 14 Expedia short term rentals and 12 TripAdvisor vacation rentals.