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Gold Rush Days/Octoberfest Trip

Who: Maybe you

What: Three day trip into the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains for two festivals in two picturesque towns of North Georgia–Dahlonega and Helen, maybe even fall colors.

When: Gold Rush days in Dahlonega are Oct. 20-21 and Oktoberfest in Helen is the month of October. The current thinking is to drive to Helen on Friday, Oct. 19 and settle in perhaps at some lovely cabins with scenic views and amenities (hot tubs, Jacuzzis, pool tables, BBQ’s, fireplaces) Blue Ridge Cabins 2 and 3 bedroom cabins currently available. Find a suite mate or two and split the cost. Explore Helen: Lunch, miniature golf, go-carts, get a tattoo, get a start on Christmas shopping, hiking to Ruby Falls. Saturday: Head to Dahlonega for Gold Rush days. Crafts, parade, music, gold museum, shopping, fudge shops, restaurants, antiques. Return to home base. Sunday: Brunch at a fine restaurant before heading home.
Plans are VERY TENTATIVE, but because of rooms filling fast we need to get an immediate start on planning so check out the websites and let us know by July 8 if you are interested.
Can’t go on Friday? Nightly rates at the hotels are high, but the cabins, when divided are reasonable when split, but require a two night stay. Hookup with someone going on Friday and splitting total two night stay is less expensive than a one night hotel room.

Why: Because we like you!

Trip time to Helen: 160 miles, 3 1/2 hrs.
Trip Time Helen to Dahlonega: 29miles, 42min.

Event co-coordinators: John and Jackie Nicholls (phone number 803-278-6724), Miller and Gail Butler (phone number 803-279-4718)

1 comment to Gold Rush Days/Octoberfest Trip

  • Jackie Nicholls

    Dave and Autumn have booked their cabin, Autumn View (go figure). While all cabins are 1/4 to 4 miles from theirs, the closest are Summer Ridge, Sundance, Dream Catcher, Spring Garden, Winterhaven, Singing Pines, Mystic Falls, and Bear’s Den. Seems like all cabins have pool tables, hot tubs, fireplaces etc. and we’re thinking party time AT LEAST one night! Toll free Phone no. for rental office is 888-240-1201 in case none of these suit you and you have proximity or other questions.