Destination guide

Dahlonega - Small town ambience with a big Georgia heart

The site of the first major U.S. fold Rush, and only an hour from Atlanta, nestled in the foothills of the famous Blue Ridge Mountains, Dahlonega offers an authentic mountain getaway for those all-important family-friendly vacations. With an abundance of affordable Dahlonega vacation rentals, the town makes the perfect base for relaxing and exploring the expansive mountain scenery, with roaring waterfalls and tranquil streams. At the center of the Georgia wine-growing district and with a wealth of cultural activities and festivals, Dahlonega has lots to offer year-round.

Things to do

A golden experience on the doorstep of Dahlonega

Associated with the first Gold Rush, Dahlonega is a golden vacation experience with bags of bygone world charm. From romantic getaways to family-friendly vacations, Dahlonega vacation rentals provide accommodation to suit all needs. The beautiful 19th-century Downtown offers many attractions, from shops, music venues, and restaurants, to galleries, and not least the famous Gold Museum. You can also hightail it out of town for a quiet picnic by a spectacular waterfall in the Chattahoochee National Forest or take the younger ones to the North Georgia Zoo and Petting Farm.


Summer or winter, Dahlonega delivers the goods

Dahlonega vacation rentals offer extremely reasonable prices and make a great base for stepping out on a perfect family-friendly getaway. Whether your day involves mucking in with the kids and panning for gold, or testing the perfection of Georgia wines, Dahlonega has something for you. The Chattahoochee National Forest provides ample opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding, while canoeing or kayaking on the Chestatee or Etowah Rivers will provide thrills for enthusiasts of all skill levels. There’s even world-class trout fishing for keen anglers in many Lumpkin County creeks.


Dahlonega—a great year-round vacation destination

Dahlonega has a humid, mild, subtropical climate with no dry season. There is always a chance of rain and summers are hot and humid with thunderstorms, and with temperatures averaging 84°F. Luckily, there’s plenty to keep the whole family occupied both indoors and out, in all seasons. This all-year vacation destination is just as fascinating and spectacular in winter as it is in summer. Winters tend to be mild and temperatures rarely fall much below freezing, so there are still plenty of opportunities to get into the great outdoors, especially in the fall when the woods are ablaze with color.

Natural features

The gateway to the Appalachians in Dahlonega

Dahlonega is perfectly situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are spectacular walks and drives through the Appalachians in all seasons. There are impressive waterfalls and rivers, with an abundance of fish and other wildlife, including deer, wild turkey, and the usually friendly black bear—although there are rules and visitors are encouraged not to get too friendly! However, if you prefer your wildlife in tamer surroundings, you can always take a trip to the zoo or the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve, where children can come into close contact with many exciting and friendly animals.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Dahlonega

The nearest airport is in Atlanta, GA (PDK-DeKalb-Peachtree), located 48.1 mi (77.4 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Dahlonega?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 569 vacation rentals near Dahlonega. From 265 Cabins to 226 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Dahlonega for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Dahlonega?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Dahlonega:

  • Cashes Valley: 36 vacation rentals
  • Walnut Mountain: 84 vacation rentals
  • Foxfire Estates: 74 vacation rentals
  • Ridges Over the Lake: 24 vacation rentals
  • Raccoon Ridge: 32 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Dahlonega?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Dahlonega. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Wolf Mountain Vineyards: 877 vacation rentals
  • Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site: 623 vacation rentals
  • Frogtown Cellars: 775 vacation rentals
  • The Historic Holly Theater: 621 vacation rentals
  • Chestatee Wildlife Preserve & Zoo: 620 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Dahlonega listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Dahlonega?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 265 Cabins in Dahlonega. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Dahlonega include:

  • Houses: 226 rentals available
  • Cottages: 265 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 265 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Dahlonega?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 166 vacation rentals with pool available in Dahlonega. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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