Copper Mines Cabin

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Copper Mines Cabin

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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”.
105 locals recommend
Dahlonega
105 locals recommend
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”.
Immerse yourself in the Bavarian village of Northeast Georgia! It's more than a bustling, artistic shopping district; the smells and sights will delight your senses. Feast on delicious German delicacies and float the beautiful Chattahoochee River, which flows gently through Helen, a re-creation of a Bavarian Alpine village, complete with cobblestone streets. Local history is linked to the Cherokee Indians and early settlers who came to mine for gold and work in the lumber industry. Helen now has more than 200 specialty and import shops offering everything from candle making and glass blowing to cuckoo clocks and quilts. Dining options range from traditional German fare to traditional Southern. A favorite getaway is Unicoi State Park with trails for hiking and biking as well as swimming and boating on Unicoi Lake. Stop for a wine tasting at Habersham Winery or for some "Georgia Ice-Cream," otherwise known as grits, at Nora Mill Granary. Recreation is in abundance with fly-fishing, golfing, horseback riding, tubing and paddling. Attractions include Charlemagne's Kingdom, the Russell-Brasstown Scenic Byway and waterfalls. Celebrate Oktoberfest in Helen every fall with a parade, live music, dancing, German-style food and drink, and a festive atmosphere that will make you think you've traveled all the way to Germany!
257 locals recommend
Helen
257 locals recommend
Immerse yourself in the Bavarian village of Northeast Georgia! It's more than a bustling, artistic shopping district; the smells and sights will delight your senses. Feast on delicious German delicacies and float the beautiful Chattahoochee River, which flows gently through Helen, a re-creation of a Bavarian Alpine village, complete with cobblestone streets. Local history is linked to the Cherokee Indians and early settlers who came to mine for gold and work in the lumber industry. Helen now has more than 200 specialty and import shops offering everything from candle making and glass blowing to cuckoo clocks and quilts. Dining options range from traditional German fare to traditional Southern. A favorite getaway is Unicoi State Park with trails for hiking and biking as well as swimming and boating on Unicoi Lake. Stop for a wine tasting at Habersham Winery or for some "Georgia Ice-Cream," otherwise known as grits, at Nora Mill Granary. Recreation is in abundance with fly-fishing, golfing, horseback riding, tubing and paddling. Attractions include Charlemagne's Kingdom, the Russell-Brasstown Scenic Byway and waterfalls. Celebrate Oktoberfest in Helen every fall with a parade, live music, dancing, German-style food and drink, and a festive atmosphere that will make you think you've traveled all the way to Germany!

Winery

Cavender Creek Vineyards is a small farm winery just outside Dahlonega, Georgia. An hour due north of Atlanta, this beautiful property sits at the foothills of the ancient Appalachian Mountains. Come discover your new favorite getaway, with our unique style of Southern hospitality and where your comfort is our #1 priority.
25 locals recommend
Cavender Creek Vineyards
3610 Cavender Creek Road
25 locals recommend
Cavender Creek Vineyards is a small farm winery just outside Dahlonega, Georgia. An hour due north of Atlanta, this beautiful property sits at the foothills of the ancient Appalachian Mountains. Come discover your new favorite getaway, with our unique style of Southern hospitality and where your comfort is our #1 priority.
Kaya Vineyards and Winery was one of the first and largest of the current vineyards in the Dahlonega area. The winery, built upon the apex of a ridge topping a 1,600-foot elevation, offers exquisite mountain views and incomparable vineyard views from its tasting room. Enjoy sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the panorama of lush vineyards, while experiencing some of the best wines in the Southeast.
25 locals recommend
Kaya Vineyard & Winery
5400 Town Creek Rd
25 locals recommend
Kaya Vineyards and Winery was one of the first and largest of the current vineyards in the Dahlonega area. The winery, built upon the apex of a ridge topping a 1,600-foot elevation, offers exquisite mountain views and incomparable vineyard views from its tasting room. Enjoy sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the panorama of lush vineyards, while experiencing some of the best wines in the Southeast.
We're more than just a vineyard... "When you visit Montaluce, we greet you as guests visiting our home; we welcome & invite you to enjoy the simplicity of experiencing our first-class Tuscan winery, world-class food, and exquisite views." ​ At our core, we are an agricultural business, creating estate-grown wines that tell a story. At Montaluce, we operate as a family; we consider ourselves to be passionate artisans, joined together by the desire to slow down and appreciate the process of crafting delicious wines. We believe that winemaking doesn’t need extravagance; it needs hard-working people, who dedicate themselves to understanding the care & complexity that is required to grow the perfect grape.
19 locals recommend
Montaluce Winery and Restaurant
946 Via Montaluce
19 locals recommend
We're more than just a vineyard... "When you visit Montaluce, we greet you as guests visiting our home; we welcome & invite you to enjoy the simplicity of experiencing our first-class Tuscan winery, world-class food, and exquisite views." ​ At our core, we are an agricultural business, creating estate-grown wines that tell a story. At Montaluce, we operate as a family; we consider ourselves to be passionate artisans, joined together by the desire to slow down and appreciate the process of crafting delicious wines. We believe that winemaking doesn’t need extravagance; it needs hard-working people, who dedicate themselves to understanding the care & complexity that is required to grow the perfect grape.
Wolf Mountain Vineyards and Winery is the first Georgia winery EVER to win Best-in-Class and double Gold Medals at the prestigious San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles International Wine competitions. Located just five miles from Dahlonega in the North Georgia Mountains, picturesque Wolf Mountain has won over 200 medals in major U.S. wine tasting competitions and is considered a leader in fine wine production on the East Coast.
45 locals recommend
Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery
180 Wolf Mountain Trail
45 locals recommend
Wolf Mountain Vineyards and Winery is the first Georgia winery EVER to win Best-in-Class and double Gold Medals at the prestigious San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles International Wine competitions. Located just five miles from Dahlonega in the North Georgia Mountains, picturesque Wolf Mountain has won over 200 medals in major U.S. wine tasting competitions and is considered a leader in fine wine production on the East Coast.
Relax on our porches overlooking our Vineyards and the North Georgia Mountains. Dine and enjoy our Paninis & Hand Crafted Pizzas and Sunday Brunch. And, there's nothing like our cheese & charcuterie trays. Tastings are held inside our unique Architectural building. Frogtown is the place to taste Georgia's finest 100% Grown, Produced and Bottled wines. Come Visit!
27 locals recommend
Frogtown Cellars
700 Ridge Point Drive
27 locals recommend
Relax on our porches overlooking our Vineyards and the North Georgia Mountains. Dine and enjoy our Paninis & Hand Crafted Pizzas and Sunday Brunch. And, there's nothing like our cheese & charcuterie trays. Tastings are held inside our unique Architectural building. Frogtown is the place to taste Georgia's finest 100% Grown, Produced and Bottled wines. Come Visit!

Parks

Yahoola Creek Park, at 1166 Captain McDonald Road, features a 1.5-mile walking trail with two outdoor pavilions as well as tennis courts, baseball fields, softball fields, soccer fields, an outdoor classroom, and concessions and restroom facilities. There are two areas of playgrounds, and a popular 18-whole Disc Golf Course. Picnic areas with picnic tables are located along beautiful Yahoola Creek.
Yahoola Creek Park
1166 Captain McDonald Road
Yahoola Creek Park, at 1166 Captain McDonald Road, features a 1.5-mile walking trail with two outdoor pavilions as well as tennis courts, baseball fields, softball fields, soccer fields, an outdoor classroom, and concessions and restroom facilities. There are two areas of playgrounds, and a popular 18-whole Disc Golf Course. Picnic areas with picnic tables are located along beautiful Yahoola Creek.
Hancock Park, located in Historic Downtown Dahlonega at North Meaders Street and Warwick Street, features a wood and timber pavilion perfect for concerts and special events. Hancock Park holds concerts, outdoor movies, the farmers market, activities during Dahlonega’s many festivals, and the 1875 Chestatee River Diving Bell Exhibit Plaza gold mining attraction. Hancock Park is located just of the square at the corner of North Park Street and Warwick Street. Hancock Park offers a place for residents and visitors to gather. It is used not only as a relaxing green space but also has a newly built pavilion that is used for downtown events and festivals. The park has large pecan trees, adult swings, and is home to the City of Dahlonega's Maibaum Tree, a visual depiction of the city's history.
6 locals recommend
Hancock Park
6 locals recommend
Hancock Park, located in Historic Downtown Dahlonega at North Meaders Street and Warwick Street, features a wood and timber pavilion perfect for concerts and special events. Hancock Park holds concerts, outdoor movies, the farmers market, activities during Dahlonega’s many festivals, and the 1875 Chestatee River Diving Bell Exhibit Plaza gold mining attraction. Hancock Park is located just of the square at the corner of North Park Street and Warwick Street. Hancock Park offers a place for residents and visitors to gather. It is used not only as a relaxing green space but also has a newly built pavilion that is used for downtown events and festivals. The park has large pecan trees, adult swings, and is home to the City of Dahlonega's Maibaum Tree, a visual depiction of the city's history.
Adjacent to the City Park on Riley Road is the 26-acre Lumpkin County Park, at 1325 Mechanicsville Road, that includes athletic fields and picnic pavilions as well as a 24,000 square-foot community center. The 60-acre sports complex includes baseball fields, softball fields, batting cage, and a recreation center with basketball court and several multi-purpose/banquet rooms available for rental.
Lumpkin County Park
Adjacent to the City Park on Riley Road is the 26-acre Lumpkin County Park, at 1325 Mechanicsville Road, that includes athletic fields and picnic pavilions as well as a 24,000 square-foot community center. The 60-acre sports complex includes baseball fields, softball fields, batting cage, and a recreation center with basketball court and several multi-purpose/banquet rooms available for rental.

Sightseeing

Feast your eyes on a kaleidoscope of colors at Gibbs Gardens. From season to season, you can experience a new dimension of color and contrast, like a natural artist at work with flora and fauna. Gibbs Gardens, less than an hour from Atlanta, is nestled in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains. This 300-acre estate, now open to the public, has a 25-year-old manor house that overlooks the mountains and gardens. Enjoy the serenity of nature and stroll along the streams with many waterfalls or around the water gardens with 22 reflecting ponds. Refresh yourself with the beauty and fragrance of thousands of plants, flowers, and millions of bulbs that provide a wide array of color, shape and texture for the 16 garden venues. The grounds include Japanese Gardens, the largest in the nation; Water Lily Gardens, the nation's largest display of 140 varieties in a natural environment; 20 million daffodils; and Manor House Gardens with seven flowering terraces covering 150 feet change of elevation from the Manor House to the Valley Gardens.
47 locals recommend
Gibbs Gardens
1987 Gibbs Drive
47 locals recommend
Feast your eyes on a kaleidoscope of colors at Gibbs Gardens. From season to season, you can experience a new dimension of color and contrast, like a natural artist at work with flora and fauna. Gibbs Gardens, less than an hour from Atlanta, is nestled in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains. This 300-acre estate, now open to the public, has a 25-year-old manor house that overlooks the mountains and gardens. Enjoy the serenity of nature and stroll along the streams with many waterfalls or around the water gardens with 22 reflecting ponds. Refresh yourself with the beauty and fragrance of thousands of plants, flowers, and millions of bulbs that provide a wide array of color, shape and texture for the 16 garden venues. The grounds include Japanese Gardens, the largest in the nation; Water Lily Gardens, the nation's largest display of 140 varieties in a natural environment; 20 million daffodils; and Manor House Gardens with seven flowering terraces covering 150 feet change of elevation from the Manor House to the Valley Gardens.
Red Oak Lavender Farm grows and harvest approximately 3,000 lavender plants, open to the public from mid March - mid December, with lavender & flower gardens, chickens, honey bees, and events (lavender plant sale April - July and u-pick in June).There is an on site French Cottage Shop filled with all things lavender and florals, including our signature skin care line, culinary products, artisan-made gifts, and our fresh and dried bouquets. Experience the benefits of Lavender and the beauty of our gardens today.
Red Oak Lavender
2882 Red Oak Flats Rd
Red Oak Lavender Farm grows and harvest approximately 3,000 lavender plants, open to the public from mid March - mid December, with lavender & flower gardens, chickens, honey bees, and events (lavender plant sale April - July and u-pick in June).There is an on site French Cottage Shop filled with all things lavender and florals, including our signature skin care line, culinary products, artisan-made gifts, and our fresh and dried bouquets. Experience the benefits of Lavender and the beauty of our gardens today.
Learn about the life-cycle of butterflies and get up-close to 100+ butterflies in our tropical greenhouse! The outdoor garden features a "caterpillar habitat" with a variety of perennials and butterfly host plants. It's fun and educational for all ages! This season, we're opening a Sunflower & Zinnia garden in July. Pick your own flowers this summer! Open seasonally, from mid April - Oct. 31st; with events and classes in the off season. Check our website and Facebook page for details on events and tickets. www.dahlonegabutterfly.com
Dahlonega Butterfly Farm
427 Castleberry Bridge Rd
Learn about the life-cycle of butterflies and get up-close to 100+ butterflies in our tropical greenhouse! The outdoor garden features a "caterpillar habitat" with a variety of perennials and butterfly host plants. It's fun and educational for all ages! This season, we're opening a Sunflower & Zinnia garden in July. Pick your own flowers this summer! Open seasonally, from mid April - Oct. 31st; with events and classes in the off season. Check our website and Facebook page for details on events and tickets. www.dahlonegabutterfly.com

Annual Festivals

The Bear on the Square Mountain Festival is an incredible weekend of music and art held each spring in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains. Old-time and bluegrass music will fill the Historic Public Square in Dahlonega, Georgia. Jamming goes on day and night around the square while other local, regional, and national musicians take the stage all day Saturday and Sunday. A juried artist's marketplace features traditional mountain art and crafts. Extensive music workshops, a Sunday morning Gospel Jam, a street dance, a live auction, children's activities, a heritage center demonstrating mountain traditions, and of course, food, complete the offerings, making Bear on the Square the perfect outing for the whole family.
Bear On The Square
1 Public Square
The Bear on the Square Mountain Festival is an incredible weekend of music and art held each spring in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains. Old-time and bluegrass music will fill the Historic Public Square in Dahlonega, Georgia. Jamming goes on day and night around the square while other local, regional, and national musicians take the stage all day Saturday and Sunday. A juried artist's marketplace features traditional mountain art and crafts. Extensive music workshops, a Sunday morning Gospel Jam, a street dance, a live auction, children's activities, a heritage center demonstrating mountain traditions, and of course, food, complete the offerings, making Bear on the Square the perfect outing for the whole family.
Gold Rush Days are always held the third full weekend in October. It is a time for thousands to come and see fall colors peaking and celebrate Dahlonega’s 1828 discovery of gold. Over 300 art and craft exhibitors and food vendors gather around the Public Square and Historic District in support of this annual event. It is estimated that a crowd of over 200,000 visits over the weekend to join in the fun and excitement!
Gold Rush Run
Gold Rush Days are always held the third full weekend in October. It is a time for thousands to come and see fall colors peaking and celebrate Dahlonega’s 1828 discovery of gold. Over 300 art and craft exhibitors and food vendors gather around the Public Square and Historic District in support of this annual event. It is estimated that a crowd of over 200,000 visits over the weekend to join in the fun and excitement!

Food scene

Whether you're a local foodie or an out-of-town visitor taking in everything Dahlonega has to offer, Yahoola Creek Grill is a dining experience you don't want to miss! Boasting seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients and made-from-scratch dishes, our menu strikes the perfect balance between classic and contemporary Southern cuisine. Visit us for lunch, dinner, or Sunday brunch, and talk to us about your next large event – our flavors, versatile dining spaces, and scenic mountain views will have you returning again and again!
7 locals recommend
Yahoola Creek Grill
1810 South Chestatee
7 locals recommend
Whether you're a local foodie or an out-of-town visitor taking in everything Dahlonega has to offer, Yahoola Creek Grill is a dining experience you don't want to miss! Boasting seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients and made-from-scratch dishes, our menu strikes the perfect balance between classic and contemporary Southern cuisine. Visit us for lunch, dinner, or Sunday brunch, and talk to us about your next large event – our flavors, versatile dining spaces, and scenic mountain views will have you returning again and again!
Spirits Tavern is not your usual Bar & Grill. Our menu options feature elevated American classics with a unique approach. Our passionately cultivated atmosphere ensures that you will always find great people, live music and delicious food and drinks when you walk through our doors! What Sets Spirits Tavern Apart? We are passionate about our food and where it comes from. That’s why we use the best possible ingredients, including humanely raised, antibiotic-free and hormone-free meats. FARM-TO-TABLE: Quality is our number one priority, but we source as many of our ingredients locally as possible, such as our Springer Mountain Farms Chicken and Hickory Nut Gap Grass-Fed Beef. All of our dressings, specialty sauces, breading and specialty drinks syrups are made in house! No Better Place for Burgers Our highly skilled chefs work hard to use quality ingredients to create delicious, satisfying flavors and perfectly cooked burgers. We could go on, but our burgers speak for themselves. As an alternative to beef burgers, we also offer Springer Mountain Farms chicken as well as Michigan Farms Turkey and Dr. Praeger’s veggie burgers. We have a burger for everyone!
26 locals recommend
Spirits Tavern
19 E Main St
26 locals recommend
Spirits Tavern is not your usual Bar & Grill. Our menu options feature elevated American classics with a unique approach. Our passionately cultivated atmosphere ensures that you will always find great people, live music and delicious food and drinks when you walk through our doors! What Sets Spirits Tavern Apart? We are passionate about our food and where it comes from. That’s why we use the best possible ingredients, including humanely raised, antibiotic-free and hormone-free meats. FARM-TO-TABLE: Quality is our number one priority, but we source as many of our ingredients locally as possible, such as our Springer Mountain Farms Chicken and Hickory Nut Gap Grass-Fed Beef. All of our dressings, specialty sauces, breading and specialty drinks syrups are made in house! No Better Place for Burgers Our highly skilled chefs work hard to use quality ingredients to create delicious, satisfying flavors and perfectly cooked burgers. We could go on, but our burgers speak for themselves. As an alternative to beef burgers, we also offer Springer Mountain Farms chicken as well as Michigan Farms Turkey and Dr. Praeger’s veggie burgers. We have a burger for everyone!
The history of The Smith House goes back to 1884 when a gentleman by the name of Captain Frank Hall purchased an acre of land east of the Dahlonega town square to build a home. Captain Hall moved from Vermont to Dahlonega in 1868 after the civil war. He was a representative of The Boston Massachusetts Company to oversee local gold mills and machinery of the Dahlonega mines. His fortune came from many tracts of land he acquired and from general merchandise store named the Frank W. Hall Merchandise Company. The Hall Block where the store was located is still visible on the town square – with the Hall name shown on top. The house next to the Hall Block is known as the Hall House. There Frank and his first wife lived and hosted many out of town guests. After her passing, Frank remarried – to Ester C Hall and planned construction of a home on the plot of land he’d acquired east of the square. During construction, workers discovered a gold and quartz vein under the building. Mr. Hall contacted the city fathers requesting mining rights. They refused to issue rights due to concerns that the loud machinery would disrupt businesses on the square. Shortly after construction on the home was complete, Frank Hall died of typhoid fever. In 1922, Henry and Bessie Smith purchased the Hall property and opened a boarding house for hungry quests and travelers. They converted the seven rooms to accommodate guests and Bessie began cooking delicious meals served on the long communal tables that are still famous today. Her buttermilk fried chicken, country ham and garden fresh vegetables became the signature recipes of “The Smith House”. Fame of her cooking quickly spread and people traveled to Dahlonega to experience the Smith’s hospitality. At that time the price of a room and meal was $1.50 a day. In 1946, the Fry family purchased the property from the Smith’s. They engaged Fred and Thelma Welch to run the restaurant operations. Shortly afterwards they moved the dining operations to the basement of the original structure. They had heard of the many stories of the mystery of the mine shaft being under the building. But not knowing the exact location they served many meals on top the hidden mine shaft that was under the floor. The shaft had been previously boarded up by past owners and concrete poured over it. Thelma Welch began introducing new dishes to the menu along with the recipes handed down from previous owners. People traveled from all over country and the world to sample her food. Many would say they waited up to 3 hours on any given Sunday for a feast at her table. The Welch’s and son Freddy purchased The Smith House in 1970. The mine shaft was discovered when Freddy and wife Shirley, the current owners were doing a major renovation project. During construction of the old dining room and a new addition workers found a large size round hole and shaft under a concrete slab they were removing. After removing debris from the shaft, they discovered discarded contents of the house from days past. Cleaning out the shaft down many feet – to their surprise they found the famous vein of gold was right there – in the side wall of the shaft. Today, the history of the shaft and many of its contents are on display for our visitors to see. Smith House restaurant and hotel guests still travel from great distances to sit at the famous communal tables and sample dishes that were handed down through the generations.
13 locals recommend
The Smith House
84 S Chestatee St
13 locals recommend
The history of The Smith House goes back to 1884 when a gentleman by the name of Captain Frank Hall purchased an acre of land east of the Dahlonega town square to build a home. Captain Hall moved from Vermont to Dahlonega in 1868 after the civil war. He was a representative of The Boston Massachusetts Company to oversee local gold mills and machinery of the Dahlonega mines. His fortune came from many tracts of land he acquired and from general merchandise store named the Frank W. Hall Merchandise Company. The Hall Block where the store was located is still visible on the town square – with the Hall name shown on top. The house next to the Hall Block is known as the Hall House. There Frank and his first wife lived and hosted many out of town guests. After her passing, Frank remarried – to Ester C Hall and planned construction of a home on the plot of land he’d acquired east of the square. During construction, workers discovered a gold and quartz vein under the building. Mr. Hall contacted the city fathers requesting mining rights. They refused to issue rights due to concerns that the loud machinery would disrupt businesses on the square. Shortly after construction on the home was complete, Frank Hall died of typhoid fever. In 1922, Henry and Bessie Smith purchased the Hall property and opened a boarding house for hungry quests and travelers. They converted the seven rooms to accommodate guests and Bessie began cooking delicious meals served on the long communal tables that are still famous today. Her buttermilk fried chicken, country ham and garden fresh vegetables became the signature recipes of “The Smith House”. Fame of her cooking quickly spread and people traveled to Dahlonega to experience the Smith’s hospitality. At that time the price of a room and meal was $1.50 a day. In 1946, the Fry family purchased the property from the Smith’s. They engaged Fred and Thelma Welch to run the restaurant operations. Shortly afterwards they moved the dining operations to the basement of the original structure. They had heard of the many stories of the mystery of the mine shaft being under the building. But not knowing the exact location they served many meals on top the hidden mine shaft that was under the floor. The shaft had been previously boarded up by past owners and concrete poured over it. Thelma Welch began introducing new dishes to the menu along with the recipes handed down from previous owners. People traveled from all over country and the world to sample her food. Many would say they waited up to 3 hours on any given Sunday for a feast at her table. The Welch’s and son Freddy purchased The Smith House in 1970. The mine shaft was discovered when Freddy and wife Shirley, the current owners were doing a major renovation project. During construction of the old dining room and a new addition workers found a large size round hole and shaft under a concrete slab they were removing. After removing debris from the shaft, they discovered discarded contents of the house from days past. Cleaning out the shaft down many feet – to their surprise they found the famous vein of gold was right there – in the side wall of the shaft. Today, the history of the shaft and many of its contents are on display for our visitors to see. Smith House restaurant and hotel guests still travel from great distances to sit at the famous communal tables and sample dishes that were handed down through the generations.
This little Irish pub just a block off the historic Dahlonega Square strives to be all that a true local Irish pub should be. Shenanigans offers traditional Irish dishes, pub fare, seafood, vegetarian and kids' options—from the black angus burger to the grilled salmon with wild mushrooms, and the star attraction—Guinness tempura battered cod with homemade slaw and tartar sauce. Leave room for dessert because everything is made from scratch!
33 locals recommend
Shenanigans
87 North Chestatee Street
33 locals recommend
This little Irish pub just a block off the historic Dahlonega Square strives to be all that a true local Irish pub should be. Shenanigans offers traditional Irish dishes, pub fare, seafood, vegetarian and kids' options—from the black angus burger to the grilled salmon with wild mushrooms, and the star attraction—Guinness tempura battered cod with homemade slaw and tartar sauce. Leave room for dessert because everything is made from scratch!
Looking for a restaurant that serves good old-fashioned American barbecue? North Georgia BBQ, LLC in Cleveland, Georgia is the place to be! We smoke prime cuts of meat daily so our customers can enjoy a mouthwatering feast. Our barbecue is juicy and flavorful—just the way it should be! We also provide catering services for any celebration. Whether you’re having a wedding or a birthday party, count on us to keep your guests happy and well-fed. Contact us today.
North Georgia BBQ Dahlonega
59 East Main Street
Looking for a restaurant that serves good old-fashioned American barbecue? North Georgia BBQ, LLC in Cleveland, Georgia is the place to be! We smoke prime cuts of meat daily so our customers can enjoy a mouthwatering feast. Our barbecue is juicy and flavorful—just the way it should be! We also provide catering services for any celebration. Whether you’re having a wedding or a birthday party, count on us to keep your guests happy and well-fed. Contact us today.