Try Yummy Baked Apple Recipe For Breakfast or Dessert

Autumn’s favorite fruit gets all dressed up for breakfast at the Inn and the guests couldn’t be happier. The aroma is heavenly—and the taste is even better! Maple Syrup Baked Apples Serves 6 6              large Macintosh apples, peeled and cored 4 Tbsps.  finely chopped walnuts 4 Tbsps.  raisins 4 Tbsps.  firmly-packed brown sugar ½ tsp.      cinnamon ¼ tsp.      ground nutmeg 2 tsps.      melted butter 2 Tbsps.   cream 6 Tbsps.   melted butter ¾ cup maple syrup Crème Anglais (see separate recipe below) Preheat oven to 400º. Place … Continue reading

Cherokee Ceramics at NE Georgia Folk Pottery Museum

If you enjoy learning about the history and art of the area as much as we do here at the Inn, you’ll want to make sure to stop by the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia for its newest exhibit featuring Cherokee Ceramics. Asheville Art Museum photo: Queen and Maney Original Dancing Quails   For nearly 3,000 years, the eastern band of the Cherokee Indians, located in Western North Carolina, has been creating pottery. Theirs is one of the oldest, ongoing ceramic traditions in the world. After nearly dying out in the late Nineteenth Century, the artistry is now alive and … Continue reading

Shopping in the North Georgia Village of Sautee

One of the joys about being up here in the mountains is the slowed down pace of things. It’s the kind of place where you can really just poke around shops and stop for a casual lunch—no hassles or long lines. So some day, do just that! After breakfast at the Inn, head into the Village of Sautee and have a fun few hours exploring. First stop, Inside Out Sautee. This sprawling shop is a touristy haven for all kinds of souvenirs. Sort through the items and you can find gems like wood-turned bowls, hand-painted chairs and whimsical clocks. Inside … Continue reading

Visit Historic Cleveland In The North Georgia Mountains

Head south of the Inn for 15 miles, to the intersection of Highways 129 and 115 and you’ll be in Cleveland, a pretty mountain town steeped in history. Founded in 1857, it was then called Mount Yonah and occupied the area that is now Underwood Street, between Main and Church streets. It remained mostly a small farming community through the first half of the Twentieth Century, when more commercial enterprises began moving in. Soon Cleveland, the seat of White County, was the center of activity for the surrounding area, and today boasts more than 2800 inhabitants. Known as the “Gateway … Continue reading

Toast Oktoberfest At North Georgia German Restaurants

The setting of Helen, Georgia is like a mini Bavaria, so it’s only fitting that you can find some fine German foods there. And what better time to enjoy a beer and a brat—or some other German specialty—than during Oktoberfest month! So here’s a little taste tour of German restaurants nearby our Inn. Chef Aurel Prodan and his wife, Doina, lived in Bavaria before moving to Helen to open Bodensee Restaurant—named for a lake on the Rhine, at the foot of the Alps. Here you’ll find hearty platters of Sauerbraten with potato dumplings and red cabbage, Schweinebraten with sauerkraut and spaetzels, … Continue reading