Long Mountain Lodge

144 Bull Creek Road, Dahlonega, Georgia 30533
Innkeeper(s): Tim & Dianne Quigley
  • Sunset mountain views from every guest room or suite.

    Sunset mountain views from every guest room or suite.

  • Whissenhunt Mountain Suite with private entry & deck, jetted garden tub and wood-burning fireplace.

    Whissenhunt Mountain Suite with private entry & deck, jetted garden tub and wood-burning fireplace.

  • See the sights from the deck.

    See the sights from the deck.

  • Enjoy comfortable accommodations.

    Enjoy comfortable accommodations.

  • Dianne's breakfast get rave reviews.

    Dianne's breakfast get rave reviews.

  • Sunset & star gazing views to the Blue Ridge Mountains to the West.

    Sunset & star gazing views to the Blue Ridge Mountains to the West.

  • Quinn Mountain Suite, view from the private deck.

    Quinn Mountain Suite, view from the private deck.

  • All suites have jetted garden tubs and separate shower.

    All suites have jetted garden tubs and separate shower.

  • Cabin on Long Mountain: large vacation home, 3BR/2BA, wood-burning fplc, full kit., laundry

    Cabin on Long Mountain: large vacation home, 3BR/2BA, wood-burning fplc, full kit., laundry

  • Cabin LR with wood-burning fplc, Direct TV, Wifi & views.

    Cabin LR with wood-burning fplc, Direct TV, Wifi & views.

  • Unwind during your stay.

    Unwind during your stay.

  • Two spring-fed trout ponds. Catch & release fishing. Napping allowed.

    Two spring-fed trout ponds. Catch & release fishing. Napping allowed.

  • Numerous waterfall hikes nearby & we offer guided hikes!

    Numerous waterfall hikes nearby & we offer guided hikes!

  • Relax by the fire.

    Relax by the fire.

  • Take in the mountain views.

    Take in the mountain views.

 

Dahlonega area / North Georgia Wineries – Winter is a Great Time to Visit! 26 Jan 2014, 4:58 pm

Sitting by the fire these cold nights and enjoying some of our great local wines, Dianne and I promised ourselves we would get out to visit all of our friends at the area’s wineries this winter and fill our wine rack! This is a great time of year to go winery hopping – the views are even better than usual, not only at the vineyards but driving around the North Georgia Mountains. There are less crowds, with the exception of Valentines Weekend. The hosts at the tasting rooms will have more time to share the unique stories behind the winery, the owners and of course the wines they make.  Many also have expansion plans and can tell you about last year’s harvest and plans for the wine line up for 2014.

Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery takes some time off in winter as their vines are sleeping. This very busy wedding and event venue will reopen on Valentines Day, but their Valentine Gourmet Dinner on February 14th and Saturday the 15th is already sold out.  But, as of this writing, the Valentine Gourmet Brunch on Sunday, February 16th still has some tables available. The Boegner family then reumes operations: Sunday Brunch, wine tastings Thursdays – Sundays, Vineyard Cafe (lunch with a view) Thursdays through Saturdays with reservations required and Winemaker’s Tours Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.  Visit www.wolfmountainvineyards.com .

From January 28th through March 1sr, 2014, Montaluce Winery & Estates will be open for lunch Friday through Sunday, dinner on Saturday at their Le Vigne Restaurant, with reservations suggested, and tastings Friday through Sundays.  Montaluce is a little bit of Italy right here in North Georgia and only an hour from Atlanta -  a nice getaway from the traffic and bustle of the big city. See www.montaluce.com .

Another favorite with wine, food and views is Frogtown Cellars, www.frogtownwine.com . Their Panini Bar is open all afternoon Friday through Sunday this winter. The tasing room is open daily. February 14th and 15th, Frogtown will have a Valendtines Day Wine Pairing Affair at 7 PM each night with a four course “affair”, each course with a paired wine, plus dessert.

Patrons rave about the fun they have at Three Sisters Vineyards.  They are open Thursday through Sunday all winter.  In addition to the normal wine tastings, they also offer both a Vintners Tasting – a specia list of their wines plus a Three Sisters keepsake wine glass, and a Georgia Wine Country Tasting: a VIP tasting for groups of twelve of more.  Sharon and Doug are always entertaining. Visit www.threesistersvineyards.com .

Cavendar Creek Vineyards, www.cavendarcreekvineyards.com , through the end of February their winter hours are Friday through Sunday afternoons (except February 2nd – Super Bowl Sunday). Live music is provided every Saturday and Sunday from 2 till 5 PM. They also have a gourmet meat, cheese and cracker tray available each day.

Relatively new to the area is The Cottage Vineyard & Winery, www.cottagevineyardwinery.com , with spectacular mountain views as well. The current tasting room, which will be the wedding chapel when their large winery building is complete, is open daily. They are planning a special Valentines Day wine tasting and food event. Jim and Sandra Penner are a delight to talk to.  With a rich family heritage of USA military service, the grounds also features a Military Honors Podium perched on a hill on their 29 acres.

So, never mind the cold – it is warm inside all these great wineries. Come visit this winter – or anytime.

 

 

Old Fashioned Christmas, Dahlonega, GA 5 Dec 2013, 7:24 am

Many guests come to Long Mountain Lodge to enjoy Dahlonega’s Old Fashioned Christmas with thousands of lights on the town square, trolley rides, live entertainment like the classic musical Mame at the Holly Theater, events and great food. Not to mention the Lodge is decked out and you can enjoy the wood burning fireplaces and jetted garden tubs!

Friday, December 20th
Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
Daily (Nov 29th – Dec 21st), Weather Permitting
Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children (minimum of $15 per ride) and can be purchased at the Carriage. Ask about their family rate. Cash only.

Historical Tours of Downtown Dahlonega – Ride the Old Fashioned Trolley!
6pm & 7pm
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under and can be purchased at the Visitors Center

Saturday, December 21st
Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
Daily (Nov 29th – Dec 21st), Weather Permitting
Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children (minimum of $15 per ride) and can be purchased at the Carriage. Ask about their family rate. Cash only.

Visit Santa Downtown
12pm-5pm, On the Visitors Center Plaza

Historical Tours of Downtown Dahlonega – Ride the Old Fashioned Trolley
5pm, 6pm & 7pm
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under and can be purchased at the Visitors Center

Sunday, December 22nd
Visit Santa Downtown
1pm-5pm, On the Visitors Center Plaza

Historical Tours of Downtown Dahlonega – Ride the Old Fashioned Trolley
6pm & 7pm
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under and can be purchased at the Visitors Center

Monday, December 23rd
Harold’s Angels
5pm-6pm, On the Visitors Center Plaza

Historical Tours of Downtown Dahlonega – Ride the Old Fashioned Trolley
6pm & 7pm
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under and can be purchased at the Visitors Center

B & Bs for Vets 13 Nov 2013, 8:23 am

We were happy to host two veterans to free rooms on November 11th this year as part of www.betterwaytostay.com B & Bs for Vets promotion. One was in the National Guard and had just returned from Afganistan, so it was a very special getaway for them. As a vet myself and from a very military family we are glad to do this for the second year. We also always offer a 15% discount to active duty members of our armed forces and a 10% discount to retired military.

The leaves are still beautiful! 6 Nov 2013, 7:04 pm

Even this week the beauty of the autumn leaves is spectacular! Some have fallen but the maples are at their peak

New Tree Top Room 29 Aug 2013, 7:17 am

We have just completed the renovation of our new Tree Top Room located in the Owner’s Lodge at Long Mountain Lodge and are now accepting reservations! It is a very bright and private room and full bath with lots of outdoor deck and screened-in porch space overlooking our trout ponds. Access is via a stairway from a private parking space. A continental breakfast and maid service is provided daily.

Wine Trail Weekend, August 17th & 18th 30 Jul 2013, 11:23 am

The Second Annual Wine Trail Weekend will be held at five wineries in the Dahlonega area. $25 passports per person will gain admission & a tastings at each. And, they will have special events and entertainment both days: Cavender Creek Vineyards – live music and light hors d’oeuvres; Frogtown Cellars – complimentary Frogtown Cheesebox; Monteluce Winery – a taste of their unreleased 2013 Wild Meadow Mead; Three Sisters Vineyards – live jazz on Saturday and old time bluegrass by the Buzzard Mountain Boys on Sunday; and Wolf Mountain Vineyards – will serve lunch 12-3 Saturday and two seatings for brunch on Sunday. Passports are on sale on-line or at the Chamber Welcome Center.

Long Mountain Lodge has rooms on Friday available, but we are full both Saturday and Sunday evening. Do your own “back to school special”! Of course we will have our wine, teas and snacks from 4:30PM to 5:30PM when you check in to start your wine trail off right!

Blueberry Coffee Cake 25 Jul 2013, 11:41 am

Blueberry Coffee Cake

It’s blueberry season, here’s a great recipe for your fresh blueberries:

1/3 cup of butter, softened
3/4 cup of white sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
2 cups of flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup of sour cream
1 cup fresh blueberries

Beat the butter and sugar until crumbly. Then beat in the eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. Add dry ingredients to egg batter alternately with the sour cream. Fold in the blueberries.
Prepare a bunt pan by greasing and coating with flour. Spread half of the batter in the bundt pan and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons white sugar combined with 1 heaping teaspoon of cinnamon. Spread remaining batter and sprinkle again with another 2 tablespoons of sugar combined with 1 heaping teaspoon of cinnamon.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes. Remove and let cool about 10 to 15 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Dust with powdered sugar and serve. Serves 14 to 16

Maple Syrup 12 Jul 2013, 6:24 pm

We visited our maple syrup supplier while in the Adirondack Mountains of NY. South Meadow Farms outside of Lake Placid is also a B&B that we have stayed in. They have quite a maple sugarbush and sugar house. We go through 12 to 16 gallons a year of their grade A syrup! Here is Dianne outside their serve-yourself store where we picked up 4 gallons to hold us till we come back in September.

4th of July 18 Jun 2013, 11:42 am

The 4th of July is a great time to be in Dahlonega and the mountains. Family Fun Day in town with the Firecracker 5k and 10k, parade, classic car show, BBQ and free concert followed by fireworks. Then you can relax on Friday at the Lodge or float down the river or hike to a waterfall. We now offer guided waterfall and trail hike packages. Book on line or give us a call.

Coffee for our bed and breakfast 13 Jun 2013, 6:29 pm

Visited our coffee roaster, Texas Coffee Roasters, this week in Austin. The tour was fabulous and we were able to see the process from the fair trade,organic green coffee beans in jute bags to the roasting process. I didn’t know that all coffee beans are hand-picked. I re-ordered our regular organic beans as well as the flathead cherry that has been so popular with our guests. Also ordered some “Georgia” pecan to start serving next week. Yum!