Tallulah Gorge: Northeast Georgia’s Majestic Little Town

Defined by a 1,000-foot chasm and five waterfalls that cascade through it, Tallulah Gorge is one of the prettiest little towns in all of the Northeast Georgia Mountains. Do yourself a favor, and after breakfast some morning, take the 30-minute drive over to see it. In the beginning of the 20th Century, Tallulah Falls was a bustling resort town, the South’s version of Niagara Falls. At one point there were 17 boarding houses and hotels, each vying for the throngs of tourists who were coming to see the stunning natural beauty. In 1886 history was made when a thrill-seeker crossed … Continue reading

Find Artsy Gifts At NO Georgia Mountains’ Gourd Shop

While many people look at gourds and see a funny looking fruit, Priscilla Wilson sees a work of art. Since 1976, she has been turning all shapes and sizes of gourds into decorative containers painted with flowers, rolling toys for toddlers, holiday ornaments, masks, and a mind-boggling assortment of other artistic creations. You’ll find all these and more at The Gourd Place in Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia, just minutes from Lucille’s Mountaintop Inn & Spa.  The business, which is the oldest gourd-crafting business in the United States, grew over the years as Priscilla experimented with artistic styles and creating more works … Continue reading

A Super Delicious Vegan Cookie Everyone Loves!

Special requests don’t ruffle our feathers. We love to make things just for you—and your special diets. Case in point, these easy-to-make, yummy cookies. We’ve discovered that everyone loves them. Sorry vegans, you’ll have to share! Makes about 2 dozen cookies ½ cup granulated sugar ½ cup brown sugar, packed (1 cup Splenda may be substituted for both of the other sugars) ½ cup coconut oil ¼ cup coconut milk 4 Tbsps. cocoa 1 pinch kosher salt ½ cup creamy peanut butter* 2 tsps. vanilla extract** 2 cups quick-cooking oats Place first seven ingredients (sugar through salt) into a 4-quart … Continue reading

Alexander’s Department Store in Blairsville, Georgia

For more than 60 years, folks have been visiting Alexander’s Department Store for—as the store logo claims—”everything under the sun.” If you’re looking for a particular item, or just love to poke around a cool store, this is the place to visit. A lot has changed since Hoyt and Ruby Alexander purchased a small trading post and began selling seed, groceries and gas to the locals six decades ago. As the community’s needs grew, so did the merchandise they carried. Clothing was added, then household necessities, and on and on. Today, you can find pretty much everything here, minus the … Continue reading