Lily Creek Lodge Bed & Breakfast

2608 Auraria Road, Dahlonega, Georgia 30533
Innkeeper(s): Sharon Bacek
 
  • Introduction

    Welcome to Lily Creek Lodge, located on nine acres in Dahlonega and nestled in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia, near the Appalachian Trail. Surrounded by forests, this mountain retreat combines cozy, European antique furnishings and art with modern comforts and amenities in each of 12 uniquely decorated rooms. Lily Creek is the perfect setting for your romantic getaway, a friendly gathering place or just a getaway to nature to relax. Located on what was once the site of a 19th Century hydraulically mined gold field, it is welcoming visitors to the Dahlonega area from all around the world.

    Take a stroll around the grounds and observe the hummingbirds, finches, hawks, and woodpeckers, as well as a myriad of butterflies. You may even see rabbits, squirrels and deer early in the morning. Discover our quiet and shady gazebo, perfect for observing nature or just winding down. Meet at the bocci court for a friendly game with your newfound friends, and later gather at the firepit to roast marshmallows and enjoy the evening. The cozy 

    Gathering Room and Library offer guests a quiet escape to read a book by the fireplace or listen to music and watch TV. 

    Whether reminiscing on old memories or making new ones, Lily Creek Lodge has an attraction of interest to suit your every mood. From an intimate sitting area complete with a blazing stone fireplace to a shady deck that captures the spirit of slow Southern days, our grounds are the very essence of nature living harmoniously with contemporary times. Take a look at the simple delights Lily Creek Lodge has to offer.

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast each morning features Lily Creek 's Signature Full Gourmet Breakfast and can be enjoyed in the gazebo, on the deck, or in the formal French dining room, where we serve  We also offer the opportunity to "Dine in the Trees," in our treehouse overlooking the breath-taking view of the forests and Blue Ridge Mountains.

    We start your day with fresh coffee, juice and a large assortment of teas made with our delicious pure spring water.  Combinations of fresh fruits are served daily, along with what we believe is the best homemade granola (“Lily Creek Gold”). Here is a sample menu of what you may savor at the inn:

    • Southwestern Ham and Cheese Strata
    • Tomato, Bacon and Leek Tart
    • Zucchini Squares
    • Mixed Fruit Salad
    • Cheese Bisquits
    • Cherry Almond Muffins
    • "Lily Creek Gold" Granola
    • Quiche Lorraine
    • Charleston Style Grits
    • Kielbasa
    • Mixed Fruit Salad
    • Cheese Bisquits
    • Mango Pear Bread
    • "Lily Creek Gold" Granola

    As one more way to make your breakfast special, we offer three seating times: 8:30am, 9:30am, or 10:30am.

  • Tour the Lodge

    The Gathering Room

    With its grand arched-stone fireplace and antique furnishings, Lily Creek's Gathering Room provides a warm and welcoming seating area, great for reading, talking, or just relaxing. Decorated in the Art Nouveau style, one of the Gathering room's attractions is the 16th century entryway, hardware and an antique door crafted of wood from a sunken ship. The Gathering room also houses an antique upright piano for your musical enjoyment.

    The Library

    Just a few steps away from the gathering room, this room is designed in the style of a comfortable den with a large screen TV and multiple bookshelves full of great reading material. Settle into a day of indoor relaxation in the quiet library, with a broad picture window overlooking the garden. On rainy afternoons, curl up on the comfy couch and choose a good book from our many reading selections.

    Swimming Pool

    The Pool and Hot tub

    With its cool waterfall and sun-washed stone patio, Lily Creek's pool gives you a taste of the tropics, hidden away in the forest. Around the corner, relax your troubles away in our soothing hot tub. Spend the day quietly enjoying the sounds of the surrounding forest as you lounge by the pool, swing in the hammock, or rock in the rockers. Nearby is a shady pavilion, great for relaxing after a mid-day swim or sharpening your board game skills.

    The Decks

    The forest canopy allows just enough of the morning sun to peek through, allowing you to enjoy your meal in the cool weather typical of beautiful North Georgia. With café style tables, weathered wooden deck chairs, and welcoming rockers, the deck has all-day appeal. Sit for long afternoon talks with your loved ones, or take the time to make some new friends.

    The Tree House

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    use when you were a kid, but now, you don't have to climb that pesky ladder. Lily Creek's charming treehouse, complete with a staircase, is the perfect getaway for an intimate "Breakfast in the Trees" or a day of wildlife watching. The tree house's enchanting forest atmosphere sets the ideal mood for exchanging your special vows.

    The Gazebo

    Slip away into the forest and discover the lovely simplicity of Lily Creek's gazebo. Just one of the charming locations where you can eat our gourmet breakfast, the gazebo is a cool, private hideaway nestled in nature. Tucked in the pines and oaks of the mountain valley, the Lodge's gazebo is a naturally romantic site for a cozy, forest wedding.

  • Property Amenities

    At Lily Creek Lodge, we know that a bed and breakfast isn't just a room for rest and a meal in the morning; it's an entire lodging experience. We make sure that you're provided with everything you need for fun and relaxation.

    • Pavilion with seating and games
    • Large decks with rocking chairs
    • Wireless Internet
    • complimentary wine, hot chocolate, hot apple cider and homemade cookies upon arrival
    The lodge provides a year round retreat with each change of the seasons providing it's own special magic. When spring begins to bloom, the delicate pinks of wild honeysuckle and the brilliant orange blossoms of the flame azalea accentuate the white flowering dogwood. Our peaches, cherries, figs, pears, apples, blackberries, and blueberries provide a sweet treat. As summer approaches, delightfully cool evenings provide our guests with an opportunity to enjoy the cool cascading waterfall at the pool. Fall brings Nature's palette to life when the leaves change and the mountains are painted in spectacular reds, yellows, and oranges. As winter arrives and the hardwoods shed their leaves it provides an ideal time to observe the native wildlife and enjoy the beautiful views. Lily Creek is a soothing shelter from the cold with a grand fireplace inside.
  • Activities & Adventures

    Explore the town square and enjoy some of the town's music, art festivities and great shopping for antiques, crafts and collectibles. Dahlonega has it all! For more information about attractions available nearby, please visit our website.

    • Bicycle Adventures
    • Spas & Retreats
    • Wildlife Preserves
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Camping
    • Golfing
    • Fishing
    • Vineyards
    • Theater & Arts

    Area Attractions

    • Funky Chicken Art Project
    • The Holly Theater
    • Kangaroo Conservation Center
    • Three Sisters Vineyards
    • Frogtown Cellars
    • Wolf Mountain Vineyards
    • Montaluce
    • Consolidated Gold Mines
    • Crisson Gold Mine
    • Gold Museum
  • Weddings & Events

    Lily Creek Lodge has 14 years of experience hosting many different special celebrations, occassions and events . Intimate weddings, receptions, family reunions and business retreats and workshops are managed with casual grace and efficiency. We offer 12 unique guestrooms with accomodations to suit your needs and our rustic 9 acre natural landscape has multiple locations to host your events and activities.

    Weddings

    Lily Creek Lodge is an ideal location for an intimate wedding in the North georgia mountains. Nestled on 9 acres on a lovely mountain ridge, the Lodge has several locations on its grounds that provide the romantic and serene atmosphere for an intimate ceremony. The grounds are gently landscaped to compliment the forest's natural beauty, and will undoubtedly compliment the bride on her special day.

     

    Receptions

    There are several areas in which to hold your reception. Please schedule a time to come see the property and pick out the venue that works best for you. For more information about the different venue options, please see the Group and Business Events section.

     

  • Group and Business Events

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    We welcome all group events at Lily Creek Lodge. You can reserve the entire Lodge for your event and organize all of the activities and catering on site for convenience.

    Venue Options

    The Pool: Situated alongside the pool under a tent or in the open, your quests can enjoy your special occassion. This is our largest gathering area for a larger party. The pavilion is the perfect place to hold your reception and catering as it sits right next to the pool. (2-75 people)

    The Gazebo: The perfect place for a small get-together to make the most of your special day. We suggest for a small reception to complement the Gazebo in the Tree House(for a party of two), the dining room, gathering room, or the deck.
    (2-20 people)

    The Gathering Room: We have a quaint indoor setting that provides a warm environment beside the fireplace in the gathering room. A very intimate setting among a collection of antiques, a small event can be held in front of the beautiful hearth. A small reception could then be easily held in the dining room or out on the deck. (2-40 people). This area is also very comfortable for holding small informal meetings (2-12 people).

    The Pavilion: Located along side the pool with a cascading waterfall, you have a large covered pavilion to accomodate your event and provide for your guests as they dance and eat with views of the forest all around. Spacious and airy this provides one of the largest areas for your event as your quests can spill out onto the pool area. This is a very relaxing and soothing area to work in groups on projects and have catering services.

    The Treehouse: A unique romantic secluded space for a very intimate reception for two to four people. High up in the trees you can enjoy the view during your celebration

    The Deck: A spacious area to hold an open air event for several people. Additionally, the use of the adjacent parking area or dining room can be used for extended use when needed

    The Dining Room: A large space to hold your reception and catering. Your guests can spill out onto the adjoining deck or into the Gathering Room. The perfect mix for everyone

    Whether you are planning a business conference, family reunion, or employee retreat, our location is a wonderfully secluded facility that can host your event with lodging to accomodate your guests.

    For more details, call us directly at 706-864-6848 and ask for our event coordinator Sharon.

  • How to Find Us

    Lily Creek Lodge is nestled in a forested valley in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, only an hour's drive from downtown Atlanta at:

    2608 Auraria Road
    Dahlonega, GA 30533

    Quick Directions

    From Atlanta, take GA 400 North to GA 136 and turn left, then take an immediate right onto Auraria Rd. The Lodge is 8.8 miles on the left.

    From Dahlonega, take 52 West about 2 miles; as you cross Cane Creek make a left turn on Auraria Rd. The Lodge is 2.5 miles on the right

 
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