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Boutique Lodging in Dahlonega? FINALLY!

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Gorgeous! Boutique lodging has finally arrived in Dahlonega. The Limelight Inn is more of an Airbnb / VRBO hotel, versus the traditional set-up with a check-in desk. This modern Inn is located 5 miles from the town square, and Amicalola Falls is just 11 miles away. There are 11 private rooms on site with 3 king suites and 8 double queen rooms. Each have their own private deck overlooking the forest.

 And bonus! A delicious continental breakfast's included; it's served in their brand new hospitality building - with fireside lounging.

Cheers! Capers Restaurant in Dahlonega is the BOMB.

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If we had a dollar for every time we were asked where to eat on the square, in the words of Maren Moriss...we'd be rich. Our most consistent recommendation? Capers Greek Restaurant. While they do have the traditional favorites; Spanakopita, Moussaka, Gyros - they're not afraid to branch out and seasonally add more regional choices to their menu. This rotating choice of dishes adds to the fun ambience that keeps us coming back for more! Here's a few of our recent favorite dishes:

 

Eggplant Napolean

Athena Salad

Coconut Curry Mussels

Dahlonega's Newest Event Space, The 1888 House

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Talk about doing something right! The owners of Dahlonega Square Hotel and Villas have really outdone themselves with the addition of The 1888 House, Dahlonega's newest - and perhaps most historically gorgeous event space. From their Facebook page, 

Have You Heard Little Dive Bar In Dahlonega?

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Dahlonega is magic. From her majestic rolling hills to her breathtaking waterfalls...to the kindness of the people who live here. This place just seems to inspire so many people in so many different ways. The latest casualty of a love affair with this wonderful town? Miss Ashley McBride and her hit single Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega. If you're a believer in the old cliche 'everything happens for a reason', you'll appreciate the story behind this new hit song's lyrics. Give the tune a listen here, and don't be ashamed if you hit repeat a couple of times! 

Dahlonega's Movies Under the Stars 2018 Official Schedule

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School's almost out, Dahlonega! Looking for some free family activities to put on the calendar? How about a round of movies under the stars in Hancock Park, right beside Cranberry Corners. Every summer, Dahlonega invites families and friends to the Movies Under The Stars series.There's a 23-foot screen, activities the kids will love starting at 6 pm, and a variety of concessions featuring summer favorites. Plus, you can come shop at your favorite gift shop Cranberry Corners before the show starts.

Dahlonega First Friday Concert Series...Coming Soon!

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It's hard to believe it, but NEXT FRIDAY is the first Dahlonega First Friday Concert Series! Grab your lawn chair and your loved ones and head on down to Hancock Park each month to hear some excellent music. Pick up a picnic dinner from one of the square's excellent restaurants before the show starts at 6:30. Or grab a drink after the concert wraps up around 8:30 pm. Best part of all, First Friday Concerts are family friendly and free. Here's 2018's line-up:

May 4th
Lumpkin County High School Jazz Band & Chorus Ensemble

June 1st
Southern Accent

The Dahlonega Farmers Market...It's Almost Here!

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Counting down the days until opening day of the Dahlonega Farmer's Market? We are too!! Fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade creations, gorgeous fresh cut flowers...we're comin' for you! Saturday, May 5th is the first day local vendors set up tents in Hancock Park, and the market continues until Saturday, October 13th. Shop every Tuesday from 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm, and on Saturday from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm. 

Items for sale at the market are 100% locally grown and produced in Lumpkin, Hall, Dawson, White, Fannin, Gilmer and Union counties. 

Dahlonega Has the Best Halloween Celebration. Don't Doubt Us!

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For 3 SOLID hours, Dahlonega's not so spooky square was PACKED with trick-or-treaters! Thousands of ghouls, super heroes, princesses, and...dinosaurs roamed the square getting their bags filled with delicious candy from all our merchants. Looking for the most family friendly, endearing and SAFE Halloween activity next year? Come see us!

 

Lights, Camera, Action!! It's Christmas in Homestead

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Last October, the Hallmark Channel and a few actors and actresses descended upon Dahlonega's town square to film "Christmas in Homestead."  It was so interesting watching our little town be transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with snow and decorations everywhere you looked.  Want to see what the Gold City looks like in pictures?  Here's the movie in it's entirety.  See if you can spot any familiar D-town landmarks!

 

 

Your Valentine's Day Gift Guide

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It's February!  You know what that means...you've just recovered from Christmas gift buying - now it's on to Valentine's Day gift buying.  Don't fret, Dahlonega's most eclectic gift shop and Kranberry Kathy will hook you up!  We've got everything you need to make your loved one feel...loved on February 14th.  First, the most important thing - we've got Valentine's Day greeting cards! Want to make a big impression?  Let Kranberry Kathy assemble a custom gift basket for you...

 

Of course we've got candy and fudge...

 

 

Jewelry?  We've got you covered...

 

 

Give the gift of our hottest selling category...hats!  

 

 

One-size-fits-all Soulmate Socks...you can't go wrong with gifting these.

 

 

Need help assembling the perfect gift for your loved one?  Stop by or call Cranberry Corners today.  Kranberry Kathy will be happy to help you!