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I arose early and stepped out to the covered porch into a rocking chair... with our iPad. What a contrast.
Roy and Deborah joined Patty and me on the patio for a great breakfast prepared and served by Fred and Mary Beth. A wonderful fruit bowl, coarsely scrambled eggs, and... French toast? We had a very relaxed time, with interesting, …
This blog, too, is written post facto, so I've already begun to forget some of the details.
We took our car, picking Roy and Deborah up at 9 this morning. I had told them facetiously that we'd pick them up at the entrance to their subdivision... and that's exactly where they were waiting for us, with Deborah holding up a cardboard sign, " …
... the next morning and spent the day paddling around the lake admiring the sights and getting house envy. All the college kids were out in their fancy wakeboard boats and riding jet skis tearing up the lake.
On Sunday we drove out to the Anna Ruby falls which were pretty amazing but crazy busy being a longweekend. On the way back to Hiawassee we started another hike to the High Shoals Water ...
Had a great tourist-y day yesterday. Went into Chattanooga and walked around the riverfront. Saw start of Trail of Tears, new Aquarium, rental bikes, lyrics and rails in sidewalk, etc downtown. Stopped by the Choo Choo Hotel - saw trains and fascinating hotel layout. Then wound our way up to the top ...
... trail runners at this point and backpackers climbing back up with all their gear. If they can do this running or carrying a backpack, surely we can do it hiking, I thought to myself. Finally, we reached a clearing at the base of the waterfall. Panther Creek Falls is nearly a 100 feet tall and almost as wide, with significant water flow. It was really an impressive waterfall, but given the weather, we didn't ...
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We just got home from a relaxing and wonderful two-night stay in Dahlonega with Fred and Mary Beth Tanner at the Cedar House Inn and Yurts. We stayed with Fred and Mary Beth two years ago and came back again because of their hospitality. We stayed in the "Chickadee Room," one of two guest rooms in the main house. The room was very cozy and was decorated to mesh nicely with the laid-back mountain theme of the home. While not a large room, the bed is very comfortable, and, very important to us, it is very dark at night. The bathroom is also well-stocked, and there were plenty of towels for the two of us. We really appreciate and support Fred and Mary Beth's commitment to "green living," and that is a big part of the attraction of Cedar House. Not only do they talk the talk, but they also walk the walk. It is refreshing to stay in such an eco-friendly inn, especially in this age of Hummer H2s. The breakfasts were very tasty, and lacto-ovo vegetarian friendly. The coffee is great! One of our favorite aspects of our stay is our morning and evening visits with the innkeepers. Fred and Mary Beth are wonderful folks and wonderful conversationalists. They are both very knowledgeable about Dahlonega and the surrounding area and can give many recommendations for fun things to do and good places to eat. Even though we've only stayed with them twice, we certainly consider them to be friends. If you are looking for an inn in which you can just keep to yourself, you would be able to do so at Cedar House, but you'd be missing out on great conversation. At Cedar House, you definitely are made to feel welcome as soon as you step through the door. We will certainly be making plans to be repeat visitors.
Our stay at the Cedar House Inn and Yurts was absolutely incredible. From the moment we arrived, until the time of departure, our hosts treated us like royalty, accommodating our every need and desire. We stayed in the Hillside Yurt, which was just beautiful. The scenery was breathtaking. We were on the side of a hill, completely surrounded by trees. Although we were in a rustic setting, we still had the conveniences to make our stay very comfortable. The hosts had provided us with an air conditioner, a small refrigerator, microwave, and a composting toilet that was very eco-friendly and a very needed facility. We thoroughly enjoyed the delectable breakfasts that were specially prepared for the guests. It honestly was better than any restaurant we have ever been in. And no one wanted to leave after we had eaten. The hospitality we were shown was far beyond what we expected. When we stayed at other B&B's, we saw the hosts only at breakfast. What we experienced here was that all of the guests found themselves sitting for hours with the hosts and the other guests, learning about each others' lives, talking about their day's experience, becoming friends with each one, and feeling sad that we all might never meet again. We personally cannot wait to go back to Dahlonega. We enjoyed the town's activities, people, charm and beauty. We enthusiastically recommend the Cedar House Inn and Yurts to everyone.
A great getaway
I wholeheartedly agree with all of the previous positive reviews. This is a wonderful little B&B. The yurt was extremely comfortable and beautifully situated (currently surrounded by blooming mountain laurels), and Fred and Mary Beth are great hosts. Plus, Mary Beth makes a breakfast to die for! The location is also excellent--close to the Dahlonega town square ( a lovely little town), several wineries, and some great hiking trails. I hope to stay at the Cedar House Inn and Yurts again soon. Highly recommended!
Great place to celebrate our anniversary!
We stayed at the Cedar House Inn to celebrate our anniversary. It was a great escape and oh so relaxing! We stayed in one of the yurts and loved it! You have two chairs on your little deck out front to read, have a glass of wine, and relax. All the amenities that you would need are available to you: a tiny fridge, CD player, even a cute little electric wood burning fireplace. Fred and Mary Beth were wonderful hosts and gave us great tips for places to eat and things to do. We went to Crimson Moon for dinner and stayed for the live music. It was the perfect ending to our day. We woke up to a FABULOUS breakfast and great conversations with the other guests. This is the perfect weekend getaway. We will definitely be back.
This was my second time staying at this really great B&B. Fred and Mary Beth strike a wonderful balance of eco-friendly and comfort/charm.
Great base for our hiking vacation
We chose this B&B based on other write ups. It was a great place to stay - eco-friendly, good recommendations for day hiking and for restaurants, excellent conversation with Fred and Mary Beth over a glass of wine at night. Best of all were the breakfasts. Mary Beth prides herself on creating good tasting vegan meals and breakfasts for people with food allergies. We can eat everything but all the vegan and wheat-free breakfasts that she served were excellent - no sacrifices in taste here. I went home with 4 new breakfast recipes. Enjoy!
We like staying in B & Bs and each one is different and all reflect the owners interests. Cedar House Inn does that and is a very special place because the owners are interested in providing accomodations that are comfortable, good value and ecologically sound.