North Georgia’s Yonah Mountain Vineyards Crush Fest 2017

If you ever wanted to be like Lucy and stomp grapes with your feet, here’s your chance! The Yonah Mountain Vineyards Crush Fest, September 2, 2017, is a fun-filled day celebrating the wine harvest with live music, wine tasting—and, yes, grape crushing. Crush Fest began in 2010 and is now an anticipated yearly event attracting upwards of 5,000 visitors from all over the Southeast. Throughout the day you can enjoy sampling wines, including a few of the winery’s new releases. More than 10 regional and national artists will be providing live music. For the wine stomping—a signature event of the … Continue reading

Discover The Waterfalls of Northeast Georgia Mountains

A trek to one of the waterfalls here in the mountains of northeast Georgia is as refreshing as a dip in a cool pool—and far more beautiful. You can visit several of them in one day or plan to stay at Lucille’s Mountaintop Inn & Spa for a week and do them all. Hemlock Falls, located in Chattahoochee National Forest, is one of our favorites. The easy, two-mile round-trip trail up to the falls follows Moccasin Creek, offering soothing sounds and pretty views as it leads to the 15-foot cascading falls. Pack a lunch and you can enjoy it here … Continue reading

Catch 22 Brings Craft Beers, Great Food To Helen, GA

For all you beer fans who enjoy sampling the latest and greatest craft beers (that’s us!), there’s a new restaurant in Helen to try. Catch 22, a popular gastropub in Athens, Georgia, has now opened a spot in downtown Helen, and we couldn’t be happier. The casual restaurant is all about great brews and comfort foods, and it does both extremely well. Let’s start with the beers. Catch 22 offers you more than 35 beers on draft, including pilsners and wheat brews; blonde, red, and brown ales; porters, stouts, sour beers, and specialty brews. And if these aren’t enough for … Continue reading

Saddle Up! Trail Rides in North Georgia Mountains

The mountains near our Sautee Nacoochee Inn are some of the prettiest in Georgia. If you’d like to experience them in a whole new way, sign up for a horseback riding trip. There are several great outfitters within easy driving distance. The closest is Chatahoochee Stables in Sautee, just outside of Helen, Georgia. The family-owned business offers one-hour guided rides that last 3.5 hours and meander through the lush valley along the Chattahoochee River. During summer hours, the trip takes you through the river as well, adding even more fun to the ride. Chatahoochee Stables 2180 Highway 17, Sautee, GA … Continue reading