Lee’s Lanier/North Georgia guidebook

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Lee’s Lanier/North Georgia guidebook

Food scene

This is a great local Mexican restaurant less than 2 miles from the Hygge House. Don't let its location next to a gas station fool you - the food is great for dine-in or take-out!
Senor Fiesta #1
4110 Cleveland Hwy
This is a great local Mexican restaurant less than 2 miles from the Hygge House. Don't let its location next to a gas station fool you - the food is great for dine-in or take-out!
Tony and his wife, Heather, purchased the eatery at the Gainesville Marina in 2011, bringing their years of restaurant experience to Lake Lanier. The restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere that's accessible by car or by boat! They offer an All-You-Can-Eat Brunch Buffet every Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm and on holidays, including Memorial Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, July 4th and Labor Day. Choose from grouper, fried chicken, steak, Canadian bacon or crab cakes Benedicts with home-made Hollandaise sauce or Cathead buscuits smothered in homemade peppered sausage gravy, and so much more! The famous Benedicts and a special breakfast menu are aslo available every Saturday from 9 am to noon.
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Skogies Lakefront Restaurant
2151 Dawsonville Highway
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Tony and his wife, Heather, purchased the eatery at the Gainesville Marina in 2011, bringing their years of restaurant experience to Lake Lanier. The restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere that's accessible by car or by boat! They offer an All-You-Can-Eat Brunch Buffet every Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm and on holidays, including Memorial Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, July 4th and Labor Day. Choose from grouper, fried chicken, steak, Canadian bacon or crab cakes Benedicts with home-made Hollandaise sauce or Cathead buscuits smothered in homemade peppered sausage gravy, and so much more! The famous Benedicts and a special breakfast menu are aslo available every Saturday from 9 am to noon.
Casual Fine Dining in a comfortable atmosphere is the best way to describe Gainesville's premier Downtown eatery. Great food prepared with attention to detail, an unparalleled wine list and the best wait staff North of Atlanta are some of the hallmarks of Scott's Downtown. Award-winning restaurateur Scott Dixon brings his years of experience to historic downtown Gainesville providing a much-needed option for lunch and dinner.
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Scott's Downtown
131 Bradford Street Northeast
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Casual Fine Dining in a comfortable atmosphere is the best way to describe Gainesville's premier Downtown eatery. Great food prepared with attention to detail, an unparalleled wine list and the best wait staff North of Atlanta are some of the hallmarks of Scott's Downtown. Award-winning restaurateur Scott Dixon brings his years of experience to historic downtown Gainesville providing a much-needed option for lunch and dinner.
Johnny’s BBQ first opened in Gainesville GA in 1990. Johnny and Deborah Mallard were the original owners. Tharpe and Judy Ward purchased the business in the spring of 1995 and continued the tradition of served Gainesville and North Georgia for 25 years until their much-deserved retirement in 2019. Johnny’s was then acquired by Tharpe and Judys nephew/employee of 20 years Zack and Nikki Ivey who are devoted to continue the tradition of serving Gainesville and North Georgia delicious BBQ. We offer eat dine in, carry out and deliveries when available. We smoke fresh pork, beef, chicken ribs and wings daily with Hickory. We also serve great sides like Brunswick stew, Coleslaw, Baked beans, chips, and hot crinkle-cut fries.
Johnny's BBQ
1710 Cleveland Highway
Johnny’s BBQ first opened in Gainesville GA in 1990. Johnny and Deborah Mallard were the original owners. Tharpe and Judy Ward purchased the business in the spring of 1995 and continued the tradition of served Gainesville and North Georgia for 25 years until their much-deserved retirement in 2019. Johnny’s was then acquired by Tharpe and Judys nephew/employee of 20 years Zack and Nikki Ivey who are devoted to continue the tradition of serving Gainesville and North Georgia delicious BBQ. We offer eat dine in, carry out and deliveries when available. We smoke fresh pork, beef, chicken ribs and wings daily with Hickory. We also serve great sides like Brunswick stew, Coleslaw, Baked beans, chips, and hot crinkle-cut fries.
Downtown Drafts is bringing the craft beer and wine experience to Gainesville, Georgia! Located on the Downtown square near the corner of Spring St and Bradford St, we specialize in offering the best selection of local, national, and international craft beer. Enjoy a sampler, glass, or a pint in our spacious seating area with TV, games, and free wi-fi, or take home a growler to-go!
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Downtown Drafts
115 Bradford St S
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Downtown Drafts is bringing the craft beer and wine experience to Gainesville, Georgia! Located on the Downtown square near the corner of Spring St and Bradford St, we specialize in offering the best selection of local, national, and international craft beer. Enjoy a sampler, glass, or a pint in our spacious seating area with TV, games, and free wi-fi, or take home a growler to-go!
The Inked Pig in midtown Gainesville, GA brings you classic southern BBQ with a new age twist. Enjoy our family-friendly restaurant with updated decor, tasty specials, and delicious catering options. We look forward to becoming your favorite BBQ spot in Gainesville.
The Inked Pig BBQ
893 Main Street Southwest
The Inked Pig in midtown Gainesville, GA brings you classic southern BBQ with a new age twist. Enjoy our family-friendly restaurant with updated decor, tasty specials, and delicious catering options. We look forward to becoming your favorite BBQ spot in Gainesville.
A Brief History of Poor Richard’s Bonnie and I established Poor Richard’s Restaurant in April 1977. At that time, we had 60 seats and a dream of an American cuisine restaurant that served our Gainesville community. Bonnie was the hostess and I was in the kitchen working every night. We believed that our success can only be attributed to one thing: our loyal customers. Every time that our guests spoke up regarding making a change to enhance the restaurant, we did our best to listen. We are now proudly serving our fourth generation of guests. Even though the menu has changed over the years, it has kept the true American cuisine Poor Richard’s was founded on. After over 4 decades, all sauces and dressings are still prepared from scratch and the beef is still aged for tenderness and flavor. The seafood arrives twice a week from Florida, while the produce is delivered daily for freshness. Thank you, to all guests from Gainesville, Hall, and surrounding counties for your support through the years. We are so grateful for each and every one of you. Sincerely, Richard and Bonnie LeCain
Poor Richard's Restaurant
1702 Park Hill Dr
A Brief History of Poor Richard’s Bonnie and I established Poor Richard’s Restaurant in April 1977. At that time, we had 60 seats and a dream of an American cuisine restaurant that served our Gainesville community. Bonnie was the hostess and I was in the kitchen working every night. We believed that our success can only be attributed to one thing: our loyal customers. Every time that our guests spoke up regarding making a change to enhance the restaurant, we did our best to listen. We are now proudly serving our fourth generation of guests. Even though the menu has changed over the years, it has kept the true American cuisine Poor Richard’s was founded on. After over 4 decades, all sauces and dressings are still prepared from scratch and the beef is still aged for tenderness and flavor. The seafood arrives twice a week from Florida, while the produce is delivered daily for freshness. Thank you, to all guests from Gainesville, Hall, and surrounding counties for your support through the years. We are so grateful for each and every one of you. Sincerely, Richard and Bonnie LeCain
The first known Southern Gastro Pub, Recess features a unique twist on southern American cuisine in a lively social environment. Our name, Recess, was chosen due to our close proximity to the Federal and County Courthouses and our dedication to providing the perfect spot for that much needed break.
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Recess Southern Gastro-pub
118 Bradford St NW
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The first known Southern Gastro Pub, Recess features a unique twist on southern American cuisine in a lively social environment. Our name, Recess, was chosen due to our close proximity to the Federal and County Courthouses and our dedication to providing the perfect spot for that much needed break.
Avocados is a friendly and fun sidewalk cafe and full service restaurant. We are located right in the heart of Historic Downtown Gainesville Square. We offer freshly prepared dishes in a cozy, eclectic atmosphere where we welcome everybody and invite everyone to relax, be themselves and enjoy a great meal. Avocados is a favorite among artists, musicians and locals in the neighborhood. It’s the perfect place to relax whether you want food, a glass of wine, or just a delicious homemade dessert. We offer a full bar, including a varied wine list as well as great local beer and cocktails. Come join us for Happy Hour! Our sidewalk tables are perfect for people watching and enjoying the beautiful Gainesville Square.
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Avocados Restaurant
109 North West Bradford Street
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Avocados is a friendly and fun sidewalk cafe and full service restaurant. We are located right in the heart of Historic Downtown Gainesville Square. We offer freshly prepared dishes in a cozy, eclectic atmosphere where we welcome everybody and invite everyone to relax, be themselves and enjoy a great meal. Avocados is a favorite among artists, musicians and locals in the neighborhood. It’s the perfect place to relax whether you want food, a glass of wine, or just a delicious homemade dessert. We offer a full bar, including a varied wine list as well as great local beer and cocktails. Come join us for Happy Hour! Our sidewalk tables are perfect for people watching and enjoying the beautiful Gainesville Square.
With over 20 years of combined Food Service Industry experience, and 15 of those years in the Pizza Delivery corner of the market, brothers, Mark and Vic Jordan, were determined that they could do a better job than the other competitors in the market. In 2007, the Jordan brothers purchased a local struggling pizza delivery restaurant, Wedgy's Pizza of Gainesville, GA and began their Legacy. With the already established business and Brand Name of Wedgy's Pizza, they were able to immediately turn the business around. By stream-lining business and operations processes, making the menu and the food their own by adding their own personal flare, and by making a Brand Name change, Atlas Pizza was born. In 2009, Atlas Pizza was relocated from the Thompson Bridge location to the center and the Heart of Gainesville, located Downtown on the Square. This new location enabled Atlas Pizza to offer Dine-in Services and an opportunity to share the warm and rich atmosphere of the family-oriented restaurant which is evident in their dining area and the friendliness of the Owners and the Staff. Atlas Pizza offers "A Taste of the World" with their Signature dishes with tastes from all corners of the World, including: Italy, Mexico, Greece, France, Germany and Thailand, and traditional American tastes from California, Philadelphia and New York. Atlas Pizza also sets themself apart from the competition by offering their delicious Signature pizza dough made fresh from scratch and by carrying only the finest, freshest ingredients. This is NOT your typical hole-in-the-wall frozen / Boboli crust Pizzeria. Atlas Pizza offers dine-in, carry-out, and delivery services. Locally owned, Atlas Pizza has been serving Gainesville, GA since 2007.
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Atlas Pizza
104 Washington Street Northwest
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With over 20 years of combined Food Service Industry experience, and 15 of those years in the Pizza Delivery corner of the market, brothers, Mark and Vic Jordan, were determined that they could do a better job than the other competitors in the market. In 2007, the Jordan brothers purchased a local struggling pizza delivery restaurant, Wedgy's Pizza of Gainesville, GA and began their Legacy. With the already established business and Brand Name of Wedgy's Pizza, they were able to immediately turn the business around. By stream-lining business and operations processes, making the menu and the food their own by adding their own personal flare, and by making a Brand Name change, Atlas Pizza was born. In 2009, Atlas Pizza was relocated from the Thompson Bridge location to the center and the Heart of Gainesville, located Downtown on the Square. This new location enabled Atlas Pizza to offer Dine-in Services and an opportunity to share the warm and rich atmosphere of the family-oriented restaurant which is evident in their dining area and the friendliness of the Owners and the Staff. Atlas Pizza offers "A Taste of the World" with their Signature dishes with tastes from all corners of the World, including: Italy, Mexico, Greece, France, Germany and Thailand, and traditional American tastes from California, Philadelphia and New York. Atlas Pizza also sets themself apart from the competition by offering their delicious Signature pizza dough made fresh from scratch and by carrying only the finest, freshest ingredients. This is NOT your typical hole-in-the-wall frozen / Boboli crust Pizzeria. Atlas Pizza offers dine-in, carry-out, and delivery services. Locally owned, Atlas Pizza has been serving Gainesville, GA since 2007.
Amazing hand-dipped ice cream and a fun outing for the whole family, just 8 minutes from Hygge
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Mountain Fresh Creamery
6615 Cleveland Highway
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Amazing hand-dipped ice cream and a fun outing for the whole family, just 8 minutes from Hygge
Amazing Asian-fusion restaurant in downtown Gainesville
Zen Ramen and Sushi Burrito
115 Washington Street Northeast
Amazing Asian-fusion restaurant in downtown Gainesville
This is a wonderful farm and market with many fun reasons to visit throughout the year. Fall is an especially cool time to go. They have a great selection of fruits, vegetables, and other local goods. The corn maze is large and can be challenging for little ones, but is definitely worth it. You can also pick fruits and flowers depending on the season. I highly recommend a visit!
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Jaemor Farms
5340 Cornelia Hwy
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This is a wonderful farm and market with many fun reasons to visit throughout the year. Fall is an especially cool time to go. They have a great selection of fruits, vegetables, and other local goods. The corn maze is large and can be challenging for little ones, but is definitely worth it. You can also pick fruits and flowers depending on the season. I highly recommend a visit!
Amazing tapas and the best weekend brunch in Gainesville
Harvest Kitchen
601 South Enota Drive Northeast
Amazing tapas and the best weekend brunch in Gainesville
Hole-in-the-wall joint that has amazing biscuits and breakfast food
Stan's Biscuits and Deli
1151 Thompson Bridge Road
Hole-in-the-wall joint that has amazing biscuits and breakfast food
Dari spot has great biscuits, burgers, shakes, and other staples
Dari Spot
4841 Cleveland Highway
Dari spot has great biscuits, burgers, shakes, and other staples
Left Nut Brewing Co.
2100 Atlanta Hwy
Chick-fil-A
1917 Jesse Jewell Parkway
Great sushi spot!
Bluefin
1642 Park Hill Dr
Great sushi spot!
Such a homey place that's family owned. They have a wonderful food truck as well great spot to chill. One of our favorites. Games and areas groups can relax on sofas.
Tap It Gainesville Growlers
1850 Thompson Bridge Rd
Such a homey place that's family owned. They have a wonderful food truck as well great spot to chill. One of our favorites. Games and areas groups can relax on sofas.
Great entertainment spot with local and national bands, DJs, and dancing!
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37 Main Gainesville
212 Spring St SE
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Great entertainment spot with local and national bands, DJs, and dancing!
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Avocados Restaurant
109 North West Bradford Street
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Recess Southern Gastro-pub
118 Bradford St NW
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ChopBLOCK Chophouse & Club
110 Main St SW
Gainesville Seafood Market & Eatery
1403 Atlanta Highway
Amazing seafood spot!
Awesome pizza/wings/beer set in an eclectic and historical home on Green Street
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Mellow Mushroom
700 Green St
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Awesome pizza/wings/beer set in an eclectic and historical home on Green Street
Great little dinner restaurant less than 5 min from the Hygge House
Quillians Grill
4930 Cleveland Highway
Great little dinner restaurant less than 5 min from the Hygge House
Great spot downtown!
Standard Service GA
400 Jesse Jewell Parkway
Great spot downtown!

City/town information

There is always something to do in Gainesville, Georgia! https://www.gainesville.org/attractions Our community offers a variety of attractions, exceptional local dining, historic tours, family-friendly destinations, adventurous outdoor activities, and water sports on Lake Sidney Lanier.
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Gainesville
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There is always something to do in Gainesville, Georgia! https://www.gainesville.org/attractions Our community offers a variety of attractions, exceptional local dining, historic tours, family-friendly destinations, adventurous outdoor activities, and water sports on Lake Sidney Lanier.
It's the charm of Bavaria, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains! https://www.helenga.org/
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It's the charm of Bavaria, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains! https://www.helenga.org/
Site of the first major U.S. Gold Rush and the Heart of Georgia Wine Country, Dahlonega offers an authentic, mountain getaway only an hour north of Atlanta. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Dahlonega offers expansive mountain vistas, roaring waterfalls and bubbling streams, postcard-worthy wineries, and an abundance of entertainment. Whether your perfect day involves wading knee-deep in the river panning for gold, strolling through art galleries, shopping in one-of-a-kind boutiques, or sipping perfection expressed in Georgia wine, Dahlonega is guaranteed to please. Experience historic tours and attractions, stroll our delightful Downtown -- listed on the Historic Register -- adventure through the Chattahoochee National Forest, and enjoy live music, theater, and arts entertainment year-round at venues and seasonal festivals. When the sun goes down, rest your head at one of our relaxing lodging accommodations. Plan your visit to award-winning Dahlonega today and discover why “It’s Pure Gold”.
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Site of the first major U.S. Gold Rush and the Heart of Georgia Wine Country, Dahlonega offers an authentic, mountain getaway only an hour north of Atlanta. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Dahlonega offers expansive mountain vistas, roaring waterfalls and bubbling streams, postcard-worthy wineries, and an abundance of entertainment. Whether your perfect day involves wading knee-deep in the river panning for gold, strolling through art galleries, shopping in one-of-a-kind boutiques, or sipping perfection expressed in Georgia wine, Dahlonega is guaranteed to please. Experience historic tours and attractions, stroll our delightful Downtown -- listed on the Historic Register -- adventure through the Chattahoochee National Forest, and enjoy live music, theater, and arts entertainment year-round at venues and seasonal festivals. When the sun goes down, rest your head at one of our relaxing lodging accommodations. Plan your visit to award-winning Dahlonega today and discover why “It’s Pure Gold”.
This Kroger Supercenter is a few miles from the Hygge House and is a great spot to pick up all your food and beverage needs.
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Kroger Marketplace
1931 Jesse Jewell Parkway
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This Kroger Supercenter is a few miles from the Hygge House and is a great spot to pick up all your food and beverage needs.
Greens is a local staple with farm-to-table fruits, veggies, meats, and side sides. (Note - Greens offers extremely high quality foods and they are priced as such)
Green's Grocery
971 Riverside Dr
Greens is a local staple with farm-to-table fruits, veggies, meats, and side sides. (Note - Greens offers extremely high quality foods and they are priced as such)
Sammy's Package Store
2550 Limestone Parkway

Sightseeing

Since the Garden opened its doors in 1976, it has become the emerald jewel in the crown of Atlanta culture. The Garden is an ever-evolving destination where the horticulturally-minded, nature-inspired and fun-seeking families come together to feel human again. Renowned plant collections, beautiful displays and spectacular exhibitions make the Atlanta Botanical Garden the loveliest place in the city to visit. An urban oasis in the heart of Midtown, the Garden includes 30 acres of outdoor gardens, an award-winning Children’s Garden, the serene Storza Woods highlighted by a unique Canopy Walk, and the picturesque Skyline Garden. The Gainesville location, opened in 2015, celebrates years of planning and development of one of North Georgia’s most beautiful landscapes aimed at connecting visitors with both the natural world and cultural amenities. It is home to the largest conservation nursery in the Southeast.
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Atlanta Botanical Garden, GAINESVILLE
1911 Sweetbay Dr
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Since the Garden opened its doors in 1976, it has become the emerald jewel in the crown of Atlanta culture. The Garden is an ever-evolving destination where the horticulturally-minded, nature-inspired and fun-seeking families come together to feel human again. Renowned plant collections, beautiful displays and spectacular exhibitions make the Atlanta Botanical Garden the loveliest place in the city to visit. An urban oasis in the heart of Midtown, the Garden includes 30 acres of outdoor gardens, an award-winning Children’s Garden, the serene Storza Woods highlighted by a unique Canopy Walk, and the picturesque Skyline Garden. The Gainesville location, opened in 2015, celebrates years of planning and development of one of North Georgia’s most beautiful landscapes aimed at connecting visitors with both the natural world and cultural amenities. It is home to the largest conservation nursery in the Southeast.
Explore the over 300 acre estate garden, with over 220 acres of artistically landscaped gardens surrounded by majestic forests, spring-fed ponds, waterfalls, and bridge crossings. Rated as a one of the best botanical gardens in the entire United States.
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Gibbs Gardens
1987 Gibbs Drive
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Explore the over 300 acre estate garden, with over 220 acres of artistically landscaped gardens surrounded by majestic forests, spring-fed ponds, waterfalls, and bridge crossings. Rated as a one of the best botanical gardens in the entire United States.
Fun activity for all in downtown Gainesville
Against The Clock
119 Green Street Northeast
Fun activity for all in downtown Gainesville
Fun mountain roller coaster for the whole family in Helen, GA!
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Georgia Mountain Coaster
8409 South Main Street
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Fun mountain roller coaster for the whole family in Helen, GA!
Amazing go-cart park for kids (and adults) of all ages!
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Atlanta Motorsports Park
20 Duck Thurmond Road
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Amazing go-cart park for kids (and adults) of all ages!

North Georgia Wineries

It doesn’t get more upscale in North Georgia than Yonah Mountain Vineyards. This is the kind of vineyard you’d expect to find in California. I mean, it is high class all the way. They have live music every Saturday, and two different wine tastings – the Wine Cave Tour and Tasting and the Reserve Wine Tasting.
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Yonah Mountain Vineyards
1717 Georgia 255
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It doesn’t get more upscale in North Georgia than Yonah Mountain Vineyards. This is the kind of vineyard you’d expect to find in California. I mean, it is high class all the way. They have live music every Saturday, and two different wine tastings – the Wine Cave Tour and Tasting and the Reserve Wine Tasting.
Founded in the mountains of North Georgia in 2012, The Cottage is a gorgeous vineyard with an inviting atmosphere and vines everywhere. It’s 29 acres of beautiful views and down-home hospitality.
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The Cottage Vineyard & Winery
5050 U.S. 129
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Founded in the mountains of North Georgia in 2012, The Cottage is a gorgeous vineyard with an inviting atmosphere and vines everywhere. It’s 29 acres of beautiful views and down-home hospitality.
Kaya Vineyard and Winery is actually a rebirth and revamping of what was once Blackstock Vineyards, the first and largest vineyard in the Dahlonega area of north Georgia. At present, the vineyard offers an excellent tour of the winery, wine tasting, and dining options.
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Kaya Vineyard & Winery
5400 Town Creek Rd
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Kaya Vineyard and Winery is actually a rebirth and revamping of what was once Blackstock Vineyards, the first and largest vineyard in the Dahlonega area of north Georgia. At present, the vineyard offers an excellent tour of the winery, wine tasting, and dining options.
With gorgeous views, excellent wines, and great food, Serenity Cellars is a must-visit winery in North Georgia. In addition to wine tasting and tours and dining options, Serenity Cellars also features live music every weekend.
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Serenity Cellars
265 Laurel Ridge Road
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With gorgeous views, excellent wines, and great food, Serenity Cellars is a must-visit winery in North Georgia. In addition to wine tasting and tours and dining options, Serenity Cellars also features live music every weekend.
Hardman Farm is one of the most beautiful spots in North Georgia. Located just south of Helen in White County, Hardman Farm is both a historical site and home to a first-class wine and art festival – the Spirit of Appalachia Food, Wine & Arts Festival. While not a winery itself, it does offer wine tasting of the wonderful wines in the area.
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Hardman Farm
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Hardman Farm is one of the most beautiful spots in North Georgia. Located just south of Helen in White County, Hardman Farm is both a historical site and home to a first-class wine and art festival – the Spirit of Appalachia Food, Wine & Arts Festival. While not a winery itself, it does offer wine tasting of the wonderful wines in the area.
Situated at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Sylvan Valley is a wine lover’s utopia. It offers wine tasting and tours, fine dining, and gorgeous views!
Sylvan Valley Lodge and Cellars
747 Duncan Bridge Road
Situated at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Sylvan Valley is a wine lover’s utopia. It offers wine tasting and tours, fine dining, and gorgeous views!
Let me introduce you to one of Gainesville’s hidden gems! Remedy distillery is a fantastic little place that more people need to know about. If you are even reading this, your answer is yes, yes you should go and check this place out. It’s very nicely appointed, incredibly clean, has a very nice bar and lounge area inside, along with a great outdoor area with fire pits, outdoor lighting and a TV to play the game or something while you relax. Some outdoor games too. Ralph and Keith are down to earth guys that will happily take their time to chat with you, share their story and talk about their love, their distillery and the Bourbon making craft. They make several, small batch Bourbons that are all very drinkable, nice sipping Bourbons. They even have a cocktail selection featuring their Bourbons that’s probably 9-12 different cocktails which are all really nice! I recommend Grandmas Secret Cider, Apple Cider and their Remedy Red cinnamon Bourbon. This is an excellent little hang out on a fall evening like we just enjoyed. Grab some food from the BBQ joint next door or BYOF and relax outside by the fire pit, sampling their different drinks and cocktails. They give a free tasting of each of their Bourbons and you won’t regret coming to Remedy. Once you’ve been here, you’ll definitely want to come back. A local hidden gem to be sure.
Remedy Distillery
885 Main Street Southwest
Let me introduce you to one of Gainesville’s hidden gems! Remedy distillery is a fantastic little place that more people need to know about. If you are even reading this, your answer is yes, yes you should go and check this place out. It’s very nicely appointed, incredibly clean, has a very nice bar and lounge area inside, along with a great outdoor area with fire pits, outdoor lighting and a TV to play the game or something while you relax. Some outdoor games too. Ralph and Keith are down to earth guys that will happily take their time to chat with you, share their story and talk about their love, their distillery and the Bourbon making craft. They make several, small batch Bourbons that are all very drinkable, nice sipping Bourbons. They even have a cocktail selection featuring their Bourbons that’s probably 9-12 different cocktails which are all really nice! I recommend Grandmas Secret Cider, Apple Cider and their Remedy Red cinnamon Bourbon. This is an excellent little hang out on a fall evening like we just enjoyed. Grab some food from the BBQ joint next door or BYOF and relax outside by the fire pit, sampling their different drinks and cocktails. They give a free tasting of each of their Bourbons and you won’t regret coming to Remedy. Once you’ve been here, you’ll definitely want to come back. A local hidden gem to be sure.

North Georgia Waterfalls & Hiking

Located on the grounds of Camp Glisson, Cane Creek Falls is open to the public during daylight hours except when camp is in session. You must check into the Visitors Center prior to visiting the falls. To reach the falls from Dahlonega follow highways Business US19 and GA60 north for 2 miles. Turn left at the sign for Camp Glisson (across from Ace Hardware) and go 1 mile to the parking area near the bottom of the falls. Swimming is not permitted and fishing is permitted on a catch and release basis.
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Cane Creek Falls
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Located on the grounds of Camp Glisson, Cane Creek Falls is open to the public during daylight hours except when camp is in session. You must check into the Visitors Center prior to visiting the falls. To reach the falls from Dahlonega follow highways Business US19 and GA60 north for 2 miles. Turn left at the sign for Camp Glisson (across from Ace Hardware) and go 1 mile to the parking area near the bottom of the falls. Swimming is not permitted and fishing is permitted on a catch and release basis.
Amicalola Falls is located in Amicalola State Park on Hwy GA52 near Dawsonville, Elijay, and Dahlonega. This beautiful waterfall cascades 600 feet to a reflecting pool at the bottom. A walkway that goes from the bottom to the top of the falls was completed late in 2001. A paved walkway begins near the reflecting pool at the bottom of the falls. The walkway passes along a series of cascades and about one-third of the way up becomes a combination of viewing platforms and steps to the top affording spectacular views of this outstanding attraction. Parking is available at the bottom, at the top, and near the middle of the falls so it is possible to start the walk from either the middle, top or bottom. To reach the falls from Dahlonega head west on GA52 for 4 miles, then turn right to stay on GA52 for 14 miles. Turn right onto Amicalola Falls State Park Road, then take the first left to stay on Amicalola Falls State Park Road.
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Amicalola Falls
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Amicalola Falls is located in Amicalola State Park on Hwy GA52 near Dawsonville, Elijay, and Dahlonega. This beautiful waterfall cascades 600 feet to a reflecting pool at the bottom. A walkway that goes from the bottom to the top of the falls was completed late in 2001. A paved walkway begins near the reflecting pool at the bottom of the falls. The walkway passes along a series of cascades and about one-third of the way up becomes a combination of viewing platforms and steps to the top affording spectacular views of this outstanding attraction. Parking is available at the bottom, at the top, and near the middle of the falls so it is possible to start the walk from either the middle, top or bottom. To reach the falls from Dahlonega head west on GA52 for 4 miles, then turn right to stay on GA52 for 14 miles. Turn right onto Amicalola Falls State Park Road, then take the first left to stay on Amicalola Falls State Park Road.
The DeSoto Falls are located in Lumpkin County in the Chattahoochee National Forest DeSoto Falls Scenic Area. Trails lead to 2 different falls on Frogtown Creek. The lower falls is .3 miles downstream from the trailhead, the second is .75 miles upstream. According to legend Spanish armor belonging to the Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto or one of his men was found near here which led many to believe that the expedition passed through this region in 1540 in their attempt to find gold. To reach the falls from Dahlonega head north on GA9 / Morrison Moore Parkway for 13 miles, then turn left onto US-129 for 4 miles. The trails will be on the left.
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DeSoto Falls
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The DeSoto Falls are located in Lumpkin County in the Chattahoochee National Forest DeSoto Falls Scenic Area. Trails lead to 2 different falls on Frogtown Creek. The lower falls is .3 miles downstream from the trailhead, the second is .75 miles upstream. According to legend Spanish armor belonging to the Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto or one of his men was found near here which led many to believe that the expedition passed through this region in 1540 in their attempt to find gold. To reach the falls from Dahlonega head north on GA9 / Morrison Moore Parkway for 13 miles, then turn left onto US-129 for 4 miles. The trails will be on the left.
The trail to Raven Cliff Falls is 5 miles round trip along Dodd Creek to the cliffs where the creek plunges through a narrow opening in the cliff. Along the trail to Raven Cliff Falls which follows along Dodd Creek, there are several falls. This a pretty trail and is moderate walking through rhododendron and hemlock forests following the creek by numerous small waterfalls. However, the trail becomes fairly steep near the end. The trail and falls are located within the Mark Trail Wilderness Area. To reach the falls from Dahlonega head north on GA9 / Morrison Moore Parkway for 13 miles, then turn right onto US-129 for 7 miles. Turn left onto GA75-Alt for 6 miles, then turn left onto GA348 / Richard B Russell Scenic Highway. After 2.5 miles, the falls will be on the left.
Raven Cliff Falls
The trail to Raven Cliff Falls is 5 miles round trip along Dodd Creek to the cliffs where the creek plunges through a narrow opening in the cliff. Along the trail to Raven Cliff Falls which follows along Dodd Creek, there are several falls. This a pretty trail and is moderate walking through rhododendron and hemlock forests following the creek by numerous small waterfalls. However, the trail becomes fairly steep near the end. The trail and falls are located within the Mark Trail Wilderness Area. To reach the falls from Dahlonega head north on GA9 / Morrison Moore Parkway for 13 miles, then turn right onto US-129 for 7 miles. Turn left onto GA75-Alt for 6 miles, then turn left onto GA348 / Richard B Russell Scenic Highway. After 2.5 miles, the falls will be on the left.
Two falls, one on Curtis Creek and the other on York Creek together are called Anna Ruby Falls. Curtis Creek and York Creek join at the foot of the falls to become Smith Creek. The Curtis Creek falls plunges 153 and York Creek falls 50 feet. A paved walkway leaves the Visitors Center and follows Smith Creek on a beautiful interpretive walk to the observation platforms at the base of the two falls.
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Anna Ruby Falls
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Two falls, one on Curtis Creek and the other on York Creek together are called Anna Ruby Falls. Curtis Creek and York Creek join at the foot of the falls to become Smith Creek. The Curtis Creek falls plunges 153 and York Creek falls 50 feet. A paved walkway leaves the Visitors Center and follows Smith Creek on a beautiful interpretive walk to the observation platforms at the base of the two falls.
Hike the Yonah Mountain Trail through a rocky, wildflower-filled forest, climbing this iconic mountain to exceptional summit views and great backpacking campsites near Helen, Georgia. https://www.atlantatrails.com/hiking-trails/yonah-mountain-hiking-trail/
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Yonah Mountain
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Hike the Yonah Mountain Trail through a rocky, wildflower-filled forest, climbing this iconic mountain to exceptional summit views and great backpacking campsites near Helen, Georgia. https://www.atlantatrails.com/hiking-trails/yonah-mountain-hiking-trail/
Hike a six mile loop to Georgia’s highest Appalachian Trail summit, climbing the AT and Byron Reece Trails to beautiful views at the Blood Mountain summit before looping back through a fern-filled forest on the Freeman Trail.
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Blood Mountain
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Hike a six mile loop to Georgia’s highest Appalachian Trail summit, climbing the AT and Byron Reece Trails to beautiful views at the Blood Mountain summit before looping back through a fern-filled forest on the Freeman Trail.
Score a gorge floor permit at Tallulah Gorge State Park to hike the spectacular, boulder-filled Sliding Rock Trail, and get an up-close view of the Bridal Veil Falls waterfall deep within the gorge.
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Tallulah Gorge State Park
338 Jane Hurt Yarn Rd
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Score a gorge floor permit at Tallulah Gorge State Park to hike the spectacular, boulder-filled Sliding Rock Trail, and get an up-close view of the Bridal Veil Falls waterfall deep within the gorge.
We have trophy trout fishing less than 30 min from the Hygge House and these guides are the best in the business!
Bowman Fly Fishing
72 Alicia Ln
We have trophy trout fishing less than 30 min from the Hygge House and these guides are the best in the business!

Boating

Great boat rental options for during your stay
Great boat rental company that brings the boat to the Hygge dock!
Captain Watersports
3539 Lake Breeze Lane
Great boat rental company that brings the boat to the Hygge dock!
This is where guests can pick up a rental boat from Ducky’s (http://www.duckysboatrental.com/). Ask for Don and tell him Lee from the Hygge House sent you and you’ll be taken care of!
Laurel Park
3100 Old Cleveland Highway
This is where guests can pick up a rental boat from Ducky’s (http://www.duckysboatrental.com/). Ask for Don and tell him Lee from the Hygge House sent you and you’ll be taken care of!
A great lake-side restaurant that you can drive up to by boat. It’s approx 40 min by boat from Hygge.
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Pelican Pete's Tiki Bar & Grill - Lake Lanier
8800 Port Royale Dr
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A great lake-side restaurant that you can drive up to by boat. It’s approx 40 min by boat from Hygge.