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Joined in 2019
Sid & Cyndi

SleepyCreekCabin Online Guide

PLAY - STATE PARKS, HIKING, & WATERFALLS
We've vetted the area for the best that mother nature has to offer! State parks, waterfalls, swimming areas, & family friendly hiking abound around Lake Hartwell! To really experience the beauty of Northern Georgia, visit some of our favorite parks!
BEST FOR: Majestic waterfalls & great hiking THE VIBE: One of the areas most popular waterfalls. Anna Ruby consists of twin waterfalls accessible via a half mile paved trail, surrounded by 1600 acres, part of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Location: 51 mile drive thru panoramic back country Georgia roads. Stop along the way in Helen's scenic Bavarian village for breakfast or lunch! 3455 Anna Ruby Road, Helen GA 30545 (706) 878-1448 http://www.unicoistatepark.org/anna-ruby-falls.html Price: $6:00 entry fee
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Anna Ruby Falls
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BEST FOR: Majestic waterfalls & great hiking THE VIBE: One of the areas most popular waterfalls. Anna Ruby consists of twin waterfalls accessible via a half mile paved trail, surrounded by 1600 acres, part of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Location: 51 mile drive thru panoramic back country Georgia roads. Stop along the way in Helen's scenic Bavarian village for breakfast or lunch! 3455 Anna Ruby Road, Helen GA 30545 (706) 878-1448 http://www.unicoistatepark.org/anna-ruby-falls.html Price: $6:00 entry fee
BEST FOR: One of the most spectacular canyons in the eastern US, suspension bridges across the gorge, huge waterfalls, and easy to intermediate hiking trails! Tallulah George is two miles long and nearly 1000 feet deep. Visitors can hike rim trails to scenic outlooks, or traverse an 80 foot suspension bridge. LOCATION: 36 miles from SleepyCreekCabin 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Road, Tallulah Falls, GA 706-754-7981 https://gastateparks.org/TallulahGorge PRICE: $5.00 entry
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Tallulah Gorge
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BEST FOR: One of the most spectacular canyons in the eastern US, suspension bridges across the gorge, huge waterfalls, and easy to intermediate hiking trails! Tallulah George is two miles long and nearly 1000 feet deep. Visitors can hike rim trails to scenic outlooks, or traverse an 80 foot suspension bridge. LOCATION: 36 miles from SleepyCreekCabin 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Road, Tallulah Falls, GA 706-754-7981 https://gastateparks.org/TallulahGorge PRICE: $5.00 entry
BEST FOR: Views of a beautiful 186-foot-high waterfall, one of the tallest free falling waterfalls east of the Mississippi River. The falls are accessible via a short 100 foot path, an easy walk for children, parents, & seniors alike! LOCATION: 19 miles from SleepyCreekCabin! 325 Chapel Dr,Toccoa, GA 30598 Note: Located on the Toccoa Falls College campus! https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g35316-d676893-Reviews-Toccoa_Falls-Toccoa_Georgia.html PRICE: Free!
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Toccoa Falls
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BEST FOR: Views of a beautiful 186-foot-high waterfall, one of the tallest free falling waterfalls east of the Mississippi River. The falls are accessible via a short 100 foot path, an easy walk for children, parents, & seniors alike! LOCATION: 19 miles from SleepyCreekCabin! 325 Chapel Dr,Toccoa, GA 30598 Note: Located on the Toccoa Falls College campus! https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g35316-d676893-Reviews-Toccoa_Falls-Toccoa_Georgia.html PRICE: Free!
BEST FOR: Arguably, some of the best Lake Hartwell views & hiking to be found! Hartwell Dam's - Big Oaks Recreation Area, is known for spectacular vistas as you walk the glorious paved 2.75 mile hiking trail around he lake & Dam! Enjoy 12 acres of sandy beaches, 26 picnic areas, 8 campgrounds, a 2 lane boat launch, playground, & a fishing pie! A must do! LOCATION:23 mile drive to Hartwell, GA 5623 Dam Road, Hartwell GA 30643 (888) 893-0678 https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232527
Big Oaks Recreation Area
5823 Dam Road
BEST FOR: Arguably, some of the best Lake Hartwell views & hiking to be found! Hartwell Dam's - Big Oaks Recreation Area, is known for spectacular vistas as you walk the glorious paved 2.75 mile hiking trail around he lake & Dam! Enjoy 12 acres of sandy beaches, 26 picnic areas, 8 campgrounds, a 2 lane boat launch, playground, & a fishing pie! A must do! LOCATION:23 mile drive to Hartwell, GA 5623 Dam Road, Hartwell GA 30643 (888) 893-0678 https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232527
BEST FOR: Come for the water! Tugaloo has fishing, swimming on a white beach, recreation areas, tennis & volley ball courts, & camping! Situated on a wooded Lake Hartwell peninsula, it has the mac-daddy of boat ramps (6 lanes), used for large fishing tournaments like the 2019 BASSMASTER's ELITE! LOCATION: 5 minutes away from SleepyCreek Literally just over the bridge! 1763 Tugaloo State Park Road, Lavonia, GA 30553 https://gastateparks.org/Tugaloo PRICE: $5.00 Parking!
Tugaloo State Park Road
BEST FOR: Come for the water! Tugaloo has fishing, swimming on a white beach, recreation areas, tennis & volley ball courts, & camping! Situated on a wooded Lake Hartwell peninsula, it has the mac-daddy of boat ramps (6 lanes), used for large fishing tournaments like the 2019 BASSMASTER's ELITE! LOCATION: 5 minutes away from SleepyCreek Literally just over the bridge! 1763 Tugaloo State Park Road, Lavonia, GA 30553 https://gastateparks.org/Tugaloo PRICE: $5.00 Parking!
PLAY - BOATING, JETSKIS, BOAT RAMPS, MARINAS, BOAT RENTALS!
Looking to rent a jetski, enjoy a day on the water with jet ski's, or launch your boat? We've detailed the best local marina's, boat ramps, & spots to rent boats on Lake Hartwell! All within a 15 minute drive!
BEST FOR: Pontoon & jet ski rental with a great boat launch! Pristine marina and popular boat launch point with all the water sports equipment you could wish for. We love to rent a pontoon boat then stop at Tilly's Tiki Bar for dinner & music on the lake, after a long day on the water! LOCATION: 10 minutes from SleepyCreekCabin 1476 Harbor Light Marina Road, Lavonia, GA 30553 (705) 356-4119 http://harborlightmarina.net/ PRICE: $139.00 will bet you a 1/2 day on the lake in a great pontoon boat, that seats four! A drivers license and credit card is all that is required! $269.00 will get you a ski boat for a half day!
Harbor Light Marina
1476 Harbor Light Marina Rd
BEST FOR: Pontoon & jet ski rental with a great boat launch! Pristine marina and popular boat launch point with all the water sports equipment you could wish for. We love to rent a pontoon boat then stop at Tilly's Tiki Bar for dinner & music on the lake, after a long day on the water! LOCATION: 10 minutes from SleepyCreekCabin 1476 Harbor Light Marina Road, Lavonia, GA 30553 (705) 356-4119 http://harborlightmarina.net/ PRICE: $139.00 will bet you a 1/2 day on the lake in a great pontoon boat, that seats four! A drivers license and credit card is all that is required! $269.00 will get you a ski boat for a half day!
BEST FOR: This is the closest boat ramp to Sleepy Creek!, just 6 minutes away from the cabin! Simple, no frills! Want something more? Lake Hartwell has over 31 boat ramps to choose from. Check this out for a list of nearby boat ramps-->http://www.mylakehartwell.com/POI/Boat-Ramps/ LOCATION: Take a right on Gumlog Road, proceed over the bridge, then take a right on Tugaloo State Park Road! Lavonia, GA 30553
Gumlog boat ramp
BEST FOR: This is the closest boat ramp to Sleepy Creek!, just 6 minutes away from the cabin! Simple, no frills! Want something more? Lake Hartwell has over 31 boat ramps to choose from. Check this out for a list of nearby boat ramps-->http://www.mylakehartwell.com/POI/Boat-Ramps/ LOCATION: Take a right on Gumlog Road, proceed over the bridge, then take a right on Tugaloo State Park Road! Lavonia, GA 30553
BEST FOR: : Great deep water marina, with pontoon boats for rental, boat repair, and a cute little restaurant called the Boathouse Grill! 24 foot Harris Pontoon boats, fully equipped to provide hours of fun on the lake! LOCATION:18 miles from SleepyCreekCabin 149 Hartwell Marina Road, Harwell, GA 30643 706-376-5441 Hartwellmarina.com
Hartwell Marina
149 Hartwell Marina Drive
BEST FOR: : Great deep water marina, with pontoon boats for rental, boat repair, and a cute little restaurant called the Boathouse Grill! 24 foot Harris Pontoon boats, fully equipped to provide hours of fun on the lake! LOCATION:18 miles from SleepyCreekCabin 149 Hartwell Marina Road, Harwell, GA 30643 706-376-5441 Hartwellmarina.com
BEST FOR: A quiet friendly place with reasonable prices, where you can put your boat in the water. Friendly staff and an easy place to put your boat in the water! LOCATION: 2 minutes from SleepyCreekCabin 195 Poplar Springs Road, Lavonia, GA 30553 706-356-4743 http://rockysmarinega.com
Rocky's Marine
195 Poplar Springs Rd
BEST FOR: A quiet friendly place with reasonable prices, where you can put your boat in the water. Friendly staff and an easy place to put your boat in the water! LOCATION: 2 minutes from SleepyCreekCabin 195 Poplar Springs Road, Lavonia, GA 30553 706-356-4743 http://rockysmarinega.com
BEST FOR: Spend a great day tooling the lake on your jet ski! Pontoon & Jet-ski Rentals will deliver jet-skis right to you, or you can tow them out! RATES: Rent a jet-ski for 265.00 a day! LOCATION: 14 miles from SleepyCreekCabin! 208 Ledford Farm Road, Fair Play, SC 29643 770-842-4135 Pontoonjetskirental.com
Pontoon & Jet Ski Rental
208 Ledford Farm Rd
BEST FOR: Spend a great day tooling the lake on your jet ski! Pontoon & Jet-ski Rentals will deliver jet-skis right to you, or you can tow them out! RATES: Rent a jet-ski for 265.00 a day! LOCATION: 14 miles from SleepyCreekCabin! 208 Ledford Farm Road, Fair Play, SC 29643 770-842-4135 Pontoonjetskirental.com
PLAY - WINERIES!
Georgia wineries are now earning double gold medals at the prestigious San Francisco International Wine Competition! Georgia has been making wines in the European style for hundreds of years. Who knew that Georgia had so many great wine experiences ... Come indulge!
BEST FOR: Top Georgia wines, the vineyard has won over 180 national & international awards. Tiger Mountain is a small, 5 family generations old, vineyard nestled on a hillside. Though the vineyard is small, with grapes handpicked for quality TO TRY: Red blends & their award winning Rose, 2016 Petit Manseng, 2016 Cabernet Franc, White Tiger (White blend) TASTINGS: Enjoy barrel-room tastings Daily 1:00 -5:00 Call to reserve tours Red Barn Restaurant hours 11:30 - 2:30 LOCATION: 45 miles northwest on route 23 252 old Hwy 441 South, Tiger, GA 30576 (706) 782-4777 www.tigerwine.com
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Tiger Mountain Vineyards
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BEST FOR: Top Georgia wines, the vineyard has won over 180 national & international awards. Tiger Mountain is a small, 5 family generations old, vineyard nestled on a hillside. Though the vineyard is small, with grapes handpicked for quality TO TRY: Red blends & their award winning Rose, 2016 Petit Manseng, 2016 Cabernet Franc, White Tiger (White blend) TASTINGS: Enjoy barrel-room tastings Daily 1:00 -5:00 Call to reserve tours Red Barn Restaurant hours 11:30 - 2:30 LOCATION: 45 miles northwest on route 23 252 old Hwy 441 South, Tiger, GA 30576 (706) 782-4777 www.tigerwine.com
BEST FOR: Casual wine tasting with music! TO TRY: Winner of the coveted gold medal for Peach Chardonnay at the Indy International Wine Competition. TASTING: Boutier is open the second & fourth Sunday of the month, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm, providing live music and wine tastings. LOCATION: 26 miles south west 4506 Hudson River Church Road, Danielsville, GA 30633 706-789-0059 https://boutierwinery.com/
Boutier Winery & Inn
4506 Hudson River Church Rd
BEST FOR: Casual wine tasting with music! TO TRY: Winner of the coveted gold medal for Peach Chardonnay at the Indy International Wine Competition. TASTING: Boutier is open the second & fourth Sunday of the month, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm, providing live music and wine tastings. LOCATION: 26 miles south west 4506 Hudson River Church Road, Danielsville, GA 30633 706-789-0059 https://boutierwinery.com/
BEST FOR: Wolf Mountain has one best in class and double gold meddles at the San Francisco International Wine Competition, and they focus on developing European style wines. The antique wine cellar displays an array of 19th century French wine artifacts TO TRY: Boegner Family Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, the Instinct brand, & the estate wine series TASTINGS: Thursday - Sunday Thu - Sat 11:00 - 5:00 Sun 12:30 - 5:00 Lunch served Thu - Sat 12:00 - 3:00 Guided winery tours on Sat/Sun ($40.00) LOCATION:62 miles northwest of Sleepy Creek 180 Wolf Mountain Trail Dahlinega, GA 30533 (706) 867-9862 www.wolfmountainvineyards.com
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Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery
180 Wolf Mountain Trail
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BEST FOR: Wolf Mountain has one best in class and double gold meddles at the San Francisco International Wine Competition, and they focus on developing European style wines. The antique wine cellar displays an array of 19th century French wine artifacts TO TRY: Boegner Family Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, the Instinct brand, & the estate wine series TASTINGS: Thursday - Sunday Thu - Sat 11:00 - 5:00 Sun 12:30 - 5:00 Lunch served Thu - Sat 12:00 - 3:00 Guided winery tours on Sat/Sun ($40.00) LOCATION:62 miles northwest of Sleepy Creek 180 Wolf Mountain Trail Dahlinega, GA 30533 (706) 867-9862 www.wolfmountainvineyards.com
BEST FOR: Frogtown has taken home more awards than any other winery, and they have recently expanded into California to a sister winery in Paso Robles. This winery has over 20 wines to taste, plan to stay for lunch overlooking the vineyards! TASTINGS Sat 8:00 -5:00 Sun - Fri 12:00 -5:00 Restaurant serves lunch and Sunday Brunch LOCATION: 50 minute drive north of Sleepy Creek 700 Ridgepoint Drive Dahlinega, GA 30533 (706) 865-0687 www.FrogTown.com
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Frogtown Cellars
700 Ridge Point Drive
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BEST FOR: Frogtown has taken home more awards than any other winery, and they have recently expanded into California to a sister winery in Paso Robles. This winery has over 20 wines to taste, plan to stay for lunch overlooking the vineyards! TASTINGS Sat 8:00 -5:00 Sun - Fri 12:00 -5:00 Restaurant serves lunch and Sunday Brunch LOCATION: 50 minute drive north of Sleepy Creek 700 Ridgepoint Drive Dahlinega, GA 30533 (706) 865-0687 www.FrogTown.com
BEST FOR: Head to Habersham for a great day trip to the quaint alpine town of Helen, GA. Spend the morning tasting wine & the afternoon exploring arts & crafts, eateries,fudge factories, microbreweries & the nearby state parks! TO TRY: One of Georgia’s oldest vineyards, Habersham has won awards for both their Habersham & Creekstone labels, with wines made from varietal vinifera wines & French-American grapes. LOCATION: 44 miles northwest to Helen, GA 7025 S Main Street, Helen, GA 30545 706-878-9463 http://habershamwinery.com/
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Habersham Winery
7025 South Main Street
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BEST FOR: Head to Habersham for a great day trip to the quaint alpine town of Helen, GA. Spend the morning tasting wine & the afternoon exploring arts & crafts, eateries,fudge factories, microbreweries & the nearby state parks! TO TRY: One of Georgia’s oldest vineyards, Habersham has won awards for both their Habersham & Creekstone labels, with wines made from varietal vinifera wines & French-American grapes. LOCATION: 44 miles northwest to Helen, GA 7025 S Main Street, Helen, GA 30545 706-878-9463 http://habershamwinery.com/
PLAY - GOLF!
Spend a crisp morning on the links, & end the day at a great steakhouse? Its all here!
BEST FOR: A great day on the links, surrounded by nature with 430 acres of forest and meadow land, the fairways and greens are framed by nature not houses! Cateechee Golf Club is a fabulous golf resort set on 420 acres of virgin forest, centrally located between Clemson & University of Georgia. The Cateechee Golf Club also has a great steakhouse for post golf drinks or date night with drinks and dinner overlooking the golf course! TEEING OFF: The public may book tee times 7 days in advance, $42.00 for 9 holes, $70.00 for 18 holes. Warm up before your game on the double-ended practice facility with putting & pitching greens. LOCATION: 19 miles from SleepyCreekCabin! 140 Cateechee Trail, Hartwell, GA 30643 706-856-4653 https://www.cateechee.com/
Cateechee - Lake Hartwell
140 Cateechee Trail
BEST FOR: A great day on the links, surrounded by nature with 430 acres of forest and meadow land, the fairways and greens are framed by nature not houses! Cateechee Golf Club is a fabulous golf resort set on 420 acres of virgin forest, centrally located between Clemson & University of Georgia. The Cateechee Golf Club also has a great steakhouse for post golf drinks or date night with drinks and dinner overlooking the golf course! TEEING OFF: The public may book tee times 7 days in advance, $42.00 for 9 holes, $70.00 for 18 holes. Warm up before your game on the double-ended practice facility with putting & pitching greens. LOCATION: 19 miles from SleepyCreekCabin! 140 Cateechee Trail, Hartwell, GA 30643 706-856-4653 https://www.cateechee.com/
PLAY - GO FISH! CHARTERS, FISHING, & BAIT!
Lake Hartwell is home to the 2019 Bass Masters Championship! Bass of up to 60 lbs have been caught right in your backyard! Lake Hartwell is known for Bass, walleye, catfish, & bream, with great fly & real fishing! Whether your a master angler or just dropping a lazy line, you can fish like the masters do right from your own private deep water Sleepy Creek cove! So GO FISH!!!
BEST FOR: Guided fishing tours on Lake Hartwell. Lake Hartwell has great year round fishing. To fish like the locals we recommend Captain Steve! RATES: 1-4 anglers, boat, tackle, fishing equipment $450.00 LOCATION: 40 minutes from Sleepy Creek Fishski Business, 407 Hartwell Drive, Seneca SC 29672 864-353-3438 www.fishski.info ~~~~ BUCKTAIL FISHING GUIDES BEST FOR: Preston Harden a local, has been guiding anglers since 2001, whether its learning how to fly or finding the right fishing spot! Preston Hardon specialized in guided Striper & Bass fishing on Lake Hartwell. Preston specializes in fly, spin, and/or bait fishing. LOCATION: 35 minutes from Sleepy Creek Bucktail Fishing Guide Service Commerce, GA 30529 706-255-5622
Fishski Business LLC
407 Hartwell Dr
BEST FOR: Guided fishing tours on Lake Hartwell. Lake Hartwell has great year round fishing. To fish like the locals we recommend Captain Steve! RATES: 1-4 anglers, boat, tackle, fishing equipment $450.00 LOCATION: 40 minutes from Sleepy Creek Fishski Business, 407 Hartwell Drive, Seneca SC 29672 864-353-3438 www.fishski.info ~~~~ BUCKTAIL FISHING GUIDES BEST FOR: Preston Harden a local, has been guiding anglers since 2001, whether its learning how to fly or finding the right fishing spot! Preston Hardon specialized in guided Striper & Bass fishing on Lake Hartwell. Preston specializes in fly, spin, and/or bait fishing. LOCATION: 35 minutes from Sleepy Creek Bucktail Fishing Guide Service Commerce, GA 30529 706-255-5622
BEST FOR: Go to The Bait House for fresh live bait, tackle, or to just swap tall tales & fishing stories around the counter. Need advise on where & what to fish? This is your place! Friendly knowledgeable owner! LOCATION: 15 miles southeast on 77 641 Mt Olivet Road, Hartwell, GA 30643 706-961-1339 https://www.facebook.com/TheBaitHouse641/
The Bait House
641 Mt Olivet Rd
BEST FOR: Go to The Bait House for fresh live bait, tackle, or to just swap tall tales & fishing stories around the counter. Need advise on where & what to fish? This is your place! Friendly knowledgeable owner! LOCATION: 15 miles southeast on 77 641 Mt Olivet Road, Hartwell, GA 30643 706-961-1339 https://www.facebook.com/TheBaitHouse641/
PLAY - FESTIVALS & EVENTS!
Festivals! Boy do we have em! Our favorites below!
BEST FOR: Helen's Oktoberfest have been going on for more than 40 years, providing dancing, parades, food, and of course a German biergarten!. One of the best Oktoberfest's in the country! FOOD: Enjoy roast pork, roast chicken, sweet apples, bratwurst, dumplings, and jumbo pretzels! 2019 DATES: - September 5-8 - September 12-15 - September 19-22 - September 26 thru October 27 RATES: $10.00 pp LOCATION: 35 miles away in Helen GA 109 Carrie Cox Drive, Helen, GA 30545 https://helenchamber.com/oktoberfest.html
Helen Oktoberfest
1074 Edelweiss Strasse
BEST FOR: Helen's Oktoberfest have been going on for more than 40 years, providing dancing, parades, food, and of course a German biergarten!. One of the best Oktoberfest's in the country! FOOD: Enjoy roast pork, roast chicken, sweet apples, bratwurst, dumplings, and jumbo pretzels! 2019 DATES: - September 5-8 - September 12-15 - September 19-22 - September 26 thru October 27 RATES: $10.00 pp LOCATION: 35 miles away in Helen GA 109 Carrie Cox Drive, Helen, GA 30545 https://helenchamber.com/oktoberfest.html
BEST FOR: APPLES! Enjoy music, food, crafts, & fall color at Georgia's 48th Apple Festival! Over 300 vendors convene to offer handmade crafts, live music, food, and APPLES! An annual parade and antique car show are also held in conjunction with the festival. Shuttle parking available. DATES: October 12,13,18,19 TIME: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm LOCATION: Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds 1729 South Main Street Ellijay, GA 30540 Phone: 706-636-4500 https://www.georgiaapplefestival.org/ PRICE: $5.00 pp
Georgia Apple Festival
1729 S Main St
BEST FOR: APPLES! Enjoy music, food, crafts, & fall color at Georgia's 48th Apple Festival! Over 300 vendors convene to offer handmade crafts, live music, food, and APPLES! An annual parade and antique car show are also held in conjunction with the festival. Shuttle parking available. DATES: October 12,13,18,19 TIME: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm LOCATION: Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds 1729 South Main Street Ellijay, GA 30540 Phone: 706-636-4500 https://www.georgiaapplefestival.org/ PRICE: $5.00 pp
————JULY———— JUL 03: CLEMSONFEST Location: Clemson, SC 5:00 -10:00 (23 miles away) —> http://d.clemsonareachamber.org/events/details/clemsonfest-2019 -6436 JUL 04: 4th JULY CELEBRATION Food, music, Face painting, fireworks Location: Lavonia, GA (2 miles away) —> https://www.lavoniachamber.org/event/fourth-of-july-fireworks/ JUL 06: CLARKESVILLE BBQ FESTIVAL 3:00 pm, Great music and good Location: Clarkesville, GA JUL 11 -13: LAKE HARTWELL POWER RUN 200 boats participate in a day if fun in the sun, benefiting meals on wheels Location: Big Water Marina, Anderson SC (30 miles away) —> http://hartwelllakepokerrun.com/ JUL 27 -28: PRO WATERCROSS ROUND 5 Location: Tugaloo State Park, Lavonia, GA (5 minutes away) —>https://prowatercross.com/hartwell/ ————AUGUST———— AUG 24: CRUSHFEST Wine tasting, food trucks, live music, and a traditional barefoot grape stomping at Yonoh Mountain Vineyards Location: 11:00 am, Cleveland, GA (40 miles away) —> https://www.yonahmountainvineyards.com/crush-fest/ AUG 30th: SUNFLOWERS & SELFIES Spend the day enjoying the sun and the flowers at Smithgall Woods State Park Location: Helen, GA (45 miles away) —> https://gastateparks.org/SmithgallWoods?_ga=2.52409897.1254317917.1560803531-1697062005.1553775442 AUG 31 - SEP 1: MOUNTAIN HERITAGE FESTIVAL Mountain handcrafts, food, and other northern GA traditions Location: Blairesville, GA —> https://www.google.com/search?q=ountain+heritage+frstival+ga&rlz=1CDGOYI_enUS758US758&oq=ountain+heritage+frstival+ga&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l3.10185j0j4&hl=en-US&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#fpstate=tldetail&htidocid=MWmimWJIlrQKA4ODJpA8-A%3D%3D&htiq=mountain%20heritage%20festival%20ga&htivrt=events ————SEPTEMBER———— SEP 05 - 30: OKTOBERFEST One of the top Oktoberfest's in the country Location: Helen, GA (45 miles away) —> https://www.google.com/search?q=hartwell+festivals&rlz=1CDGOYI_enUS758US758&oq=hartwell+festivals&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60.15452j0j4&hl=en-US&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#fpstate=tldetail&htidocid=cI_T8yo5IxJwF0W3JpA8-A%3D%3D&htiq=helen%20festivals&htivrt=events SEP 14: SAUTEE NAHOOCHEE BLUES FESTIVAL Location: 11:00 - 10:00 pm, Sautee NahooChee, Ga (35 miles away) —> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sautee-nahoochee-coochee-blues-fest-tickets-62227957496 SEP 14: MOUNTAIN MUSIC DAY FESTIVAL Appalachian, bluegrass and gospel music festival Location: Blairsville, GA —> https://www.google.com/search?q=blairsville+mountain+music+frstival&rlz=1CDGOYI_enUS758US758&oq=blairsville+mountain+music+frstival&aqs=chrome..69i57j0.15698j0j4&hl=en-US&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#fpstate=tldetail&htidocid=eCHMfk7hNk6kS8lyJpA8-A%3D%3D&htiq=blairsville%20mountain%20music%20festival&htivrt=events SEP 28-29: ALPINE VILLAGE ARTS & CRAFTS Wonderful creations in basketry, painting, & crafts in a charming alpine village Location: Helen, GA (45 miles away) —> https://www.google.com/search?q=hartwell+festivals&rlz=1CDGOYI_enUS758US758&oq=hartwell+festivals&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60.15452j0j4&hl=en-US&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#fpstate=tldetail&htidocid=jjdzSz0ufhemksHWJpA8-A%3D%3D&htiq=helen%20festivals&htivrt=events ————OCTOBER———— OCT 01-27: OKTOBERFEST One of the top Oktoberfess in the country Location: Helen, GA (45 miles away) —> https://www.google.com/search?q=hartwell+festivals&rlz=1CDGOYI_enUS758US758&oq=hartwell+festivals&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60.15452j0j4&hl=en-US&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#fpstate=tldetail&htidocid=cI_T8yo5IxJwF0W3JpA8-A%3D%3D&htiq=helen%20festivals&htivrt=events OCT 12-13 / 19-20: GEORGIA APPLE FESTIVAL Apples, food, arts, crafts ... a must do for fall! Location: Eljay, GA (45 miles away) —> https://www.georgiaapplefestival.org/ ————NOVEMBER———— NOV 06 - 08: 2019 ATT B. A.S.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FISHING SERIES Location: Tugaloo State Park, GA (5 minutes away) —> https://m.bassmaster.com/tournaments/tnt-fireworks-bass-nation-championship ————DECEMBER———— DEC 11-14: 2019 BASSMASTER CHAMPIONSHIP! Location: Lake Hartwell, Anderson SC (25 minutes away) —> https://m.bassmaster.com/tournaments/2019-bassmaster-team-championship
Georgia Festivals & Events
4859 Chapelle Ct
————JULY———— JUL 03: CLEMSONFEST Location: Clemson, SC 5:00 -10:00 (23 miles away) —> http://d.clemsonareachamber.org/events/details/clemsonfest-2019 -6436 JUL 04: 4th JULY CELEBRATION Food, music, Face painting, fireworks Location: Lavonia, GA (2 miles away) —> https://www.lavoniachamber.org/event/fourth-of-july-fireworks/ JUL 06: CLARKESVILLE BBQ FESTIVAL 3:00 pm, Great music and good Location: Clarkesville, GA JUL 11 -13: LAKE HARTWELL POWER RUN 200 boats participate in a day if fun in the sun, benefiting meals on wheels Location: Big Water Marina, Anderson SC (30 miles away) —> http://hartwelllakepokerrun.com/ JUL 27 -28: PRO WATERCROSS ROUND 5 Location: Tugaloo State Park, Lavonia, GA (5 minutes away) —>https://prowatercross.com/hartwell/ ————AUGUST———— AUG 24: CRUSHFEST Wine tasting, food trucks, live music, and a traditional barefoot grape stomping at Yonoh Mountain Vineyards Location: 11:00 am, Cleveland, GA (40 miles away) —> https://www.yonahmountainvineyards.com/crush-fest/ AUG 30th: SUNFLOWERS & SELFIES Spend the day enjoying the sun and the flowers at Smithgall Woods State Park Location: Helen, GA (45 miles away) —> https://gastateparks.org/SmithgallWoods?_ga=2.52409897.1254317917.1560803531-1697062005.1553775442 AUG 31 - SEP 1: MOUNTAIN HERITAGE FESTIVAL Mountain handcrafts, food, and other northern GA traditions Location: Blairesville, GA —> https://www.google.com/search?q=ountain+heritage+frstival+ga&rlz=1CDGOYI_enUS758US758&oq=ountain+heritage+frstival+ga&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l3.10185j0j4&hl=en-US&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#fpstate=tldetail&htidocid=MWmimWJIlrQKA4ODJpA8-A%3D%3D&htiq=mountain%20heritage%20festival%20ga&htivrt=events ————SEPTEMBER———— SEP 05 - 30: OKTOBERFEST One of the top Oktoberfest's in the country Location: Helen, GA (45 miles away) —> https://www.google.com/search?q=hartwell+festivals&rlz=1CDGOYI_enUS758US758&oq=hartwell+festivals&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60.15452j0j4&hl=en-US&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#fpstate=tldetail&htidocid=cI_T8yo5IxJwF0W3JpA8-A%3D%3D&htiq=helen%20festivals&htivrt=events SEP 14: SAUTEE NAHOOCHEE BLUES FESTIVAL Location: 11:00 - 10:00 pm, Sautee NahooChee, Ga (35 miles away) —> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sautee-nahoochee-coochee-blues-fest-tickets-62227957496 SEP 14: MOUNTAIN MUSIC DAY FESTIVAL Appalachian, bluegrass and gospel music festival Location: Blairsville, GA —> https://www.google.com/search?q=blairsville+mountain+music+frstival&rlz=1CDGOYI_enUS758US758&oq=blairsville+mountain+music+frstival&aqs=chrome..69i57j0.15698j0j4&hl=en-US&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#fpstate=tldetail&htidocid=eCHMfk7hNk6kS8lyJpA8-A%3D%3D&htiq=blairsville%20mountain%20music%20festival&htivrt=events SEP 28-29: ALPINE VILLAGE ARTS & CRAFTS Wonderful creations in basketry, painting, & crafts in a charming alpine village Location: Helen, GA (45 miles away) —> https://www.google.com/search?q=hartwell+festivals&rlz=1CDGOYI_enUS758US758&oq=hartwell+festivals&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60.15452j0j4&hl=en-US&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#fpstate=tldetail&htidocid=jjdzSz0ufhemksHWJpA8-A%3D%3D&htiq=helen%20festivals&htivrt=events ————OCTOBER———— OCT 01-27: OKTOBERFEST One of the top Oktoberfess in the country Location: Helen, GA (45 miles away) —> https://www.google.com/search?q=hartwell+festivals&rlz=1CDGOYI_enUS758US758&oq=hartwell+festivals&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60.15452j0j4&hl=en-US&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#fpstate=tldetail&htidocid=cI_T8yo5IxJwF0W3JpA8-A%3D%3D&htiq=helen%20festivals&htivrt=events OCT 12-13 / 19-20: GEORGIA APPLE FESTIVAL Apples, food, arts, crafts ... a must do for fall! Location: Eljay, GA (45 miles away) —> https://www.georgiaapplefestival.org/ ————NOVEMBER———— NOV 06 - 08: 2019 ATT B. A.S.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FISHING SERIES Location: Tugaloo State Park, GA (5 minutes away) —> https://m.bassmaster.com/tournaments/tnt-fireworks-bass-nation-championship ————DECEMBER———— DEC 11-14: 2019 BASSMASTER CHAMPIONSHIP! Location: Lake Hartwell, Anderson SC (25 minutes away) —> https://m.bassmaster.com/tournaments/2019-bassmaster-team-championship
EAT- LOCAL TREASURES
With so many cute towns nearby, where should you eat? We've gathered our favorites in one easy place! Let us know if you run into any new restaurants that are Sleepy-Creek worthy!
BEST FOR: Date night, special occasions, or just drinks on the golf course! Cateechee Golf Club's Waterfall grill has great steaks, freshwater seafood, camaraderie around the bar, drinks after golf (make reservations on Saturday night). Sit outside and enjoy the view! THE VIBE: We go for the burgers and steak, and eat at the bar! LOCATION: 35 minutes, but worth it! A bit off the beaten path but worth it! 140 Cateechee Trail, Hartwell GA 30643 707-856-4653 PRICE: $$$
140 Cateechee Trail
140 Cateechee Trail
BEST FOR: Date night, special occasions, or just drinks on the golf course! Cateechee Golf Club's Waterfall grill has great steaks, freshwater seafood, camaraderie around the bar, drinks after golf (make reservations on Saturday night). Sit outside and enjoy the view! THE VIBE: We go for the burgers and steak, and eat at the bar! LOCATION: 35 minutes, but worth it! A bit off the beaten path but worth it! 140 Cateechee Trail, Hartwell GA 30643 707-856-4653 PRICE: $$$
BEST FOR: Adult dinners, communing with the locals. We like to just roll in and grab burgers & steak at the bar, and hang out with the locals! TO TRY: Steaks, honey croissants, house salad, & martinis LOCATION: 5 minute drive to Lavonia 95 Owens Drive, Lavonia, GA 30553 706-356-1178 PRICE: $$+
J Peters Grill & Bar
95 Owens Dr
BEST FOR: Adult dinners, communing with the locals. We like to just roll in and grab burgers & steak at the bar, and hang out with the locals! TO TRY: Steaks, honey croissants, house salad, & martinis LOCATION: 5 minute drive to Lavonia 95 Owens Drive, Lavonia, GA 30553 706-356-1178 PRICE: $$+
BEST FOR: BBQ, fried fish, & casual dining with friends & family! TO TRY: Fried catfish, BBQ, mac-&-cheese, greens! OPEN: 11:00 am Thursday thru Saturday LOCATION: 2 minutes north on Gumlog Road, walk if you ilke! 106 Whitworthschool Farmer Ct, Lavonia, GA 30553 706-356-4061 PRICE: $$
Gumlog Bar B Que & Fish Lodge
106 Whitworthschool Farmer Rd
BEST FOR: BBQ, fried fish, & casual dining with friends & family! TO TRY: Fried catfish, BBQ, mac-&-cheese, greens! OPEN: 11:00 am Thursday thru Saturday LOCATION: 2 minutes north on Gumlog Road, walk if you ilke! 106 Whitworthschool Farmer Ct, Lavonia, GA 30553 706-356-4061 PRICE: $$
BEST FOR: Cheap but great Mexican food TO TRY: Fajita’s & Enchilada’s THE VIBE: Local treasure! This place doesn’t look like much, but the food delivers solid Mexican food, supersized margarita's too! LOCATION: 934 Ross Place, Lavonia, GA 30553 706-356-0747 https://www.yelp.com/biz/la-cabana-mexican-restaurant-lavonia PRICE: $
La Cabaña Mexican Restaurant
934 Ross Pl
BEST FOR: Cheap but great Mexican food TO TRY: Fajita’s & Enchilada’s THE VIBE: Local treasure! This place doesn’t look like much, but the food delivers solid Mexican food, supersized margarita's too! LOCATION: 934 Ross Place, Lavonia, GA 30553 706-356-0747 https://www.yelp.com/biz/la-cabana-mexican-restaurant-lavonia PRICE: $
BEST FOR: Take out & dinner for a crowd! TO TRY: Stick to the spaghetti & meatballs, lasagna, calzones, & pizza! LOCATION: 5 minute drive into historic Lavonia 207 W Main Street, Lavonia, GA 30553 706-356-2535 PRICE: $$
Downtown Cafe & Pizzeria
203 W Main St
BEST FOR: Take out & dinner for a crowd! TO TRY: Stick to the spaghetti & meatballs, lasagna, calzones, & pizza! LOCATION: 5 minute drive into historic Lavonia 207 W Main Street, Lavonia, GA 30553 706-356-2535 PRICE: $$