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Welcome to Long Mountain Lodge Bed and Breakfast and Cabin!
Long Mountain Lodge is located on the southwest slope of Long Mountain. Elevation of the Lodge is approximately 2,000 feet. Each of our six rooms offers a view of the mountains. The decor is upscale rustic lodge style. The Great Room features a full two story stone wood-burning fireplace. Also the lodge has a library/game room. Breakfast is served in the dining room by former restaurant owner and chef, Dianne Quigley. Weather permitting breakfast can be served on our screened porch. The front of the Lodge is wrapped by a large sitting porch which affords views of the sun setting over the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are walking trails on the property to two ponds, our waterfall, and perennial gardens.
Fantastic Mountain Views from all the rooms at the Lodge and from the Cabin
Enjoy the western view in the morning as the mist rises over the mountains, during the day with the ever-changing color of the mountains depending on the season, in the early evening as the sun sets down over the mountains, or in the evening with the beautiful starlight skies.
"Spectacular is the best description of my experience at the Long Mountain Lodge. I was looking for a restful place, something remote but not too far from Dahlonega, and I was luck in this find. The lodge itself is extremely warm and welcoming with its large great room flowing into the kitchen and dining room. All of the rooms have an exquisite view of the mountains. My room on the lower level was very cozy and romantic with it's fireplace, large bathroom with jaccuzi tub and shower and private porch overlooking the mountains.
Walking paths directed you to 2 ponds where you could sit and rest, read a book or just listen to the wind bristling through the trees or the water cascading over the small waterfall. Dianne, the owner, was a pleasure to meet and speak with, and oh, what a chef.
Breakfast was unbelievable with homemade muffins,
french toast, eggs and sausage, and much more. Small touches were everywhere --- wine and cheese in the late afternoon, plush, plush towels, robes and bedding. And did I mention excellent mattresses? I have back problems and finding great beds are difficult to the say the least on the road. My plan? Return more often and stay much longer!"
FULL BREAKFAST by former restaurant/bakery owner and now innkeeper, Dianne QuigleyHere are a few of our sample menus (menu selections change daily):
For your Comfort and Convenience
- Assorted juices, such as wild blueberry, cranberry, orange, apple, mango
- Baked carmelized fresh pear with vanilla/almond sauce
- Cranberry Walnut Coffee Cake
- Long Mountain Lodge Egg Souffle and "tipsy" orange french toast
- Bacon strips
- Coffee/tea/hot chocolate
- Fresh fruit yogurt parfait with homemade granola
- Blueberry Nectarine breakfast bread
- Yeast raised "light as air" Belgian Waffle with strawberries and real maple syrup
- Sausage Links
- Coffee/tea/hot chocolate
- Fluffy Bathrobes
- Whirlpool garden tubs with separate showers
- Private entrances with decks and patios overlooking the mountains
- Mountain views from every room
- Afternoon snacks (cheese, crackers, sherry, light appetizers, tea or lemonade)
- Homemade cookies, sodas, popcorn, hot tea station
- Free Wi-Fi throughout the Lodge
- Catch and release fishing in either of our two stocked ponds (bring your own pole)
- Woodburning stone fireplaces in the rooms (except for Little Sal). We build your fire and supply extra firewood.
- Large two story fireplace in the great room. During summer months, fireplaces have candles for burning and ambience.
- Library with dvds, vcr tapes, games, and books.
- Satellite TV (155 stations) with dvd/vcr player in each guest room.
- Large sunset wraparound porch (western view of sunset, or great for star-gazing)
- Large comfortable screened porch, great for curling up with a good book. We also serve breakfast on the porch in the spring, fall and summer.
- Personalized concierge service. Specializing in winery tours, outdoor packages, dinner recommendations/reservations, hiking trails, waterfall hikes, maps.
Things To Do
While our lodge is private and cozy, there are quite a number of festive and fun activities for those that like to get out and about! In Dahlonega, you will find wonderful places to dine and shop, enjoy outdoor activities, pan for gold, tour the Gold Museum or just stroll around the square. Visitors can also enjoy local festivals, fine art galleries, and even take in a play at the historic Holly Theatre. Long Mountain Lodge Bed & Breakfast is also conveniently located near five great wineries!
The Dahlonega Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce at
www.dahlonega.org provides additional information on local events.
Dahlonega's 4th of July Parade and Celebration
takes place all day on the historic square. Events include:
- Annual Pet show in Hancock Park 8:30 AM
- Historic Old Jail and Gold Museum open all day
- Patriotic Ceremony west lawn of the Gold Museum 10:00AM
- Local Non-Profit Organizations will be set up in Hancock Park
- Parade at 12:30 PM
- Appalachian Jam from 2:00PM til 6:00PM East lawn of the Gold Museum
- Cub Scout Watermelon Cutting 2:00PM
- First Friday Concert Series at 6:30 PM with Curtis and Holly Jones
- Fireworks at 9:15on the NGCSU Parade Field may be viewed from downtown and other areas surrounding the campus.
- Abundant off campus parking available.
- 4th of July Schedule of Events
Montaluce Winery & Estates
From Lodge: 4.49 miles
Blackstock Vineyards & Winery
From Lodge: 19 miles
Frogtown Cellars Winery & Vineyard
From Lodge: 17 miles
Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery
From Lodge: 18 miles
Wolf Mountain Vineyards
From Lodge: 10 miles
Festivals & Special Area Events
Dahlonega hosts some of the best festivals in the southeast!
Bear on The Square Mountain Festival
An incredible weekend of music and art held in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains. During that weekend, old time and bluegrass music will fill the Historic Public Square in Dahlonega. There will be on-stage performances by local, regional, and national musicians on Saturday and Sunday, and a juried artist's marketplace features traditional mountain art and crafts.
Mountain Flower Festival
http://www.dahlonegaarts.org/mountainflower06.htmlThe Mountain Flower Art Festival (MFAF) is a juried fine arts festival located on the historic square of the scenic mountain village of Dahlonega, Georgia. A fine arts festival has been on the square for over 20 years
Gold Rush Days Festival
Voted one of the top twenty events in the southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society, Gold Rush Days is held the third weekend in October (the 18th and 19th in 2008) every year. The event draws thousands of visitors (an estimated 200,000!) annually to see the autumn colors at their peak and to celebrate Dahlonega's 1828 discovery of gold. There are arts and craft vendors around the Public Square and Historic District.
Events that take place over the weekend include a parade, children's activities, a fashion show, gold panning contest, wheelbarrow race, King and Queen Coronation, hog calling, buck dancing contest, gospel singing and other live entertainment, wrist wrestling, and last but not least – some delicious food
Celtic Music Festival
2nd Annual | March 27, 28, and 29, 2009
Once again, Festival goers will also be entertained with Celtic-themed workshops, bagpipers, and storytellers. In addition, Celtic arts and craft vendors will set up throughout downtown Dahlonega and around the historic town square.
Six Gap Century and Three Gap Fifty Bike Ride
100 miles. 10,700 vertical feet. 2,500 friends
This year marks the 20th anniversary celebration of the Six Gap Century and Three Gap Fifty Bike Ride. Taking place on September 28, 2008 in Georgia's Premier Cycling Venue, the race boasts many of the same roads and mountain climbs of the Tour de Georgia.
The Six Gap Century’s ultra challenging route takes you up and down six of the steepest climbs in the North Georgia Mountains. Test your stamina with more than 10,700 feet of vertical climbing over the 100 mile course. Elevations for the six gaps in this ride range from 2,949 feet to 3,490 feet. The toughest climb, Hogpen Gap, will test even the strongest riders, averaging a 7% grade for seven miles, with sections as steep as 15%. The Three Gap Fifty’s alternative route offers half the gaps and half the distance, but is nevertheless a demanding and challenging course. Elevations range from 3,109 feet to 3,280 feet.
Old Fashioned Christmas
Dahlonega's Old Fashioned Christmas takes place over a period of one month. This year, the festivities will begin with the lighting of the Square and a parade bringing Santa to town on December 6, 2008. Other holiday events will continue to be held daily throughout December until after New Year's. Activities will include caroling, entertainment, wine sampling, and live theater Christmas events. Visit www.dahlonega.org for more information.
Mountain Top Rodeo
The 19th Annual Mountain Top Rodeo will be a highlight on the Rodeo circuit not only for all the world-class competitive action, but also for the breathtaking beauty of it’s North Georgia Mountain location. This year promises to be one of the best years to date with non-stop action, hilarious antics, and more fun than you can handle! This year’s rodeo is June 20th & 21st. Midway, which houses the vendors and exhibitors, opens at 6 p.m. while the events begin at 8 p.m. each night.
So shine up your spurs, get out your timers, and let’s get ready to RODEO!