Winter is a great time to get away from the hustle and bustle of Chattanooga. Come to Dahlonega, where we just get better the colder the weather!
Why winter is the right time to visit Dahlonega
We’re famous for our mountain vistas. And in the winter, the air is clearer and the leaves are gone – opening up visibility for miles.
Our in-town hotels and bed & breakfasts offer special deals in the winter, especially mid-week. The accommodations right near the square are close enough to walk over to browse our locally-owned shops, restaurants, art galleries, and live music joints.
But that’s just the start of why winter is the best time to visit Dahlonega for a mountain of a good time!
If the outdoors are your thing, winter is a hidden treasure
When most people think of outdoor activities, summer seems like the obvious choice. But winter offers a whole new way to enjoy your favorite outdoor activities.
Dahlonega offers 22 hiking trails within 32 miles of the square. In addition to winter-expanded views, you’ll find that the forest is even quieter as many animals hibernate and migrate, and there is little foliage to rattle in the wind. All you’ll hear are the crunch of leaves under your feet.
Horseback riding, hiking, and exploring Georgia’s most famous waterfalls in the winter is a truly unique way to experience the wonders of the forest.
Southern Living calls Dahlonega “The Napa of the South”
With the highest concentration of wineries, vineyards, and tasting rooms in the state, Dahlonega is known as the Heart of Georgia Wine Country and the Wine Tasting Room Capital of Georgia. Home to eight wine tasting rooms, six wineries, a distillery owned by GRAMMY-award winning musician Zac Brown, and a local meadery, Dahlonega offers a variety of quality wines and spirits to lift your spirits.
Downtown charm fit for a Hallmark movie – literally
Hallmark’s “Christmas in Homestead” movie was filmed in Dahlonega’s downtown square, and when you visit, it’s easy to see why! Our historic square, built in the early 1800s, has been lovingly cared for and restored. Wrapped in scarves and hats and mittens, locals and visitors alike keep the square bustling in winter, like something out of … well, a Hallmark movie.
On the square, you’ll find local artists and craftspeople, galleries, live music venues, two chocolate-making shops, an old-time toy store, the Dahlonega General Store, several antique shops, and lots of locally owned eateries. Open all year, the square never fails to delight.
Planning a wedding and looking for a location that will charm your guests and wedding party alike? There’s no place more accommodating than Dahlonega. We’re a wedding hotspot for the southeast, and for good reason.
Our natural beauty offers nearly unlimited options for venues and ceremony spots – from wineries to resorts to historic homes and, of course, the great outdoors. Our thriving wedding industry means it’s easy to find top-quality caterers, florists, musicians, salons, and every other service you need to make your special day magical. Plus, your guests will have plenty to do before and after your ceremony to stay happy and entertained.