5 Great Gifts From The North Georgia Mountains

Despite all good intentions, the holidays are growing closer and you’ve still got gifts to buy. Our solution? Head to the northeast Georgia Mountains for a quick shopping trip. From one-of-a-kind local crafts to a luxurious spa, you’ll find something to delight everyone on your list. For each of the places, call first to confirm holiday hours. FOR THE CHEF Even novice cooks know that a drizzle of oil or splash of vinegar can turn a dish up a notch or two. The Mediterranean Sampler from the Olive Tree in Dahlonega includes a combination of three each quality oils and … Continue reading

Soque Artworks: Art & Crafts of Northeast Georgia Mountains

Northeast Georgia is a little hotbed of creativity with an abundance of talented artists and artisans, and Soque Artworks in Clarkesville, Georgia, is a prime showcase for many of them and their work. Opened in 2008 by Rush, Susan and Walton Smith, the gallery was created specifically to present the art and works of artists who live in Northeast Georgia the adjoining states. Soque Artworks features nearly 80 artists in 25 different mediums. Many are members of prestigious regional art organizations—such as the Southern Highland Craft Guild—teachers at the John C. Campbell Folk School or graduates of Penland School of … Continue reading

Holiday Events in the Northeast Georgia Mountains

It’s hard to believe, but the holidays are fast approaching. That means shopping, baking and a cornucopia of fun events. So pack your bags and head up to the mountains to enjoy all the 2018 season has to offer. (Speaking of offers, check out Lucille’s Mountaintop Inn & Spa special below.) Christmas in Helen. A visit to this charming Bavarian village is sure to put you in the holiday spirit! The merriment begins the day after Thanksgiving and goes through the end of the year. Annual Lighting of the Village November 23, 2018 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Open House … Continue reading

Northeast Georgia’s Burton Gallery & Emporium

It’s quite an eclectic place, and that makes Burton Gallery & Emporium in Clarkesville, Georgia, an even more delightful stop on a visit to the northeast Georgia Mountains! The gallery—which Southern Living magazine tagged “one of the best galleries in the State”— does not take a narrow focus in its space. Instead Burton Gallery & Emporium displays a wide-ranging selection that will appeal to a variety of tastes. While it is known for a large collection of original paintings, these are just the tip of its artistic iceberg. Step inside and you’ll find a wealth of other interesting and intriguing … Continue reading