The Smith House
How has this inn rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Non-smoking hotel
- Banquet room
Travel Blogs from Dahlonega
... two bedroom cabin had all the amenities, idyllic setting and not another soul to be seen or heard. It even had TWO hottubs! Saturday we had a lazy morning and took off to the villages nearby. A couple of little craft shops and a wander around a homecraft festival was interrupted by a 5 minute rain shower, and we took off to sample the local vineyards 'produce', which was lovely (and free!). lunch ...
... the other side. The hike down was easier in terms of how much energy it took, but it was killer in the knees. It was a couple miles of steep, rocky trail, but at the end of it was Neel Gap and our cabin.
Neel Gap is famous on the trail as the first outfitters you hit, and the workers there will give you a shakedown to help you cut what you don't need and drop weight. I didn't get a shakedown as I am fine with my weight and I think the only extra thing I have is too much ...
... a German-themed town. Too touristy for us but Betty's General Store is a must. Walk to the back for fresh soup and sandwiches.
Two active gold mines are situated in Dahlonega and a tour is a must. Learn to pan and make some of the entrance fee back in real gold. I even bought a gold pan - just in case the opportunity arises again. One never knows...
After 4 days we headed to the town of Blue Ridge but stopped ...
Fred and Mary Beth served up another good breakfast: fresh corn fritters, a veggie sauté, and a fruit bowl. This morning another couple joined us, but the conversation was not as relaxed or lengthy.
I think the four of us think alike at such times. It's over, so let's get back home forthwith.
Which we did, with my negotiating ...
... washed away a bunch of the gravel, so there’s big ruts. I was a little nervous about this. The downhill drive was easy. The uphill gravel, not so much. It was a little hairy. I did, however, manage to get up it without dropping the bike……thank goodness!!! I did stall it though. I was sitting there holding the clutch and the brake and wondering, “Ok, how do I start it without letting go of either the clutch or the ...