Best Places to Stay in Dahlonega, GA

Whether you prefer staying at a unique boutique hotel or earning points with stays at national chains, there is a perfect place for your stay in Dahlonega, Georgia.

Places to Stay in Dahlonega, GA

Places to Stay in Dahlonega, GA

Great Places to Stay in Dahlonega, Georgia

Dahlonega offers a wide variety of lodging options to accommodate all types of travelers. While business travelers may prefer standardized options available at national chain hotels, leisure tourists may want to stay in a unique boutique hotel or a pet-friendly hotel in Dahlonega. These options will help you find the best place for your next stay in Dahlonega!


Boutique Hotels in Dahlonega

These local boutique hotels offer a guests chance to experience southern hospitality and truly unique accommodations.


Hall House Hotel

For a truly unforgettable stay in Dahlonega, reserve a room at the Hall House Hotel — the only lodging located directly on the Dahlonega Square! The Hall House was originally built in 1881 and is the 2nd oldest building on Dahlonega’s historic square. Be sure to reserve early, as this exclusive hotel only has 5 rooms available!

All rooms are pet-free and smoke-free. Must be 18 years old to book rooms.


The Dahlonega Square Hotel & Villas

The Dahlonega Square Hotel is located about a block from the Dahlonega Square, while the Dahlonega Square Villas are just a short walk away. The boutique hotel features 6 double queen rooms, 6 king rooms, and one king suite with a fireplace. Plus, this non-smoking hotel includes an electric vehicle charging station for guests!

Wine lovers will appreciate the convenience of having The Dahlonega Square Hotel Tasting Room located in the hotel lobby. The tasting room features wines from the local Kaya Vineyard and Winery. All hotel rooms and villas are pet-free and non-smoking. Must be 21 years old to book rooms.


The Smith House

Located just a block from the Dahlonega Square, the historic Smith House includes lodging, dining, and an old mine shaft from 1898! Make a reservation for either the historic inn, the Villas at Chestatee Village, or one of the available cottages.

All hotel rooms and villas are pet-free and non-smoking. Must be 18 years old to book rooms.


Old Storehouse Inn

Enjoy a stay near the Dahlonega Square at The Old Storehouse Inn. The Stanton Storehouse, originally built in 1884, was consolidated with the Littlefield Cottage next door (circa 1907) to create The Old Storehouse Inn. Reserve one of the 5 unique rooms that each offer different amenities like a fireplace, jetted tub, or a wrap-around porch!


Twenty Seven on Park

Previously known as the Park Place Hotel, this boutique inn is located a few steps from Dahlonega Square for easy access to dining, shopping, and entertainment.


Barefoot Hills Hotel

Barefoot Hills is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains and is about 7 miles from downtown Dahlonega. The property was renovated in 2017 to offer modern guest rooms and luxury private cabins that feature eco-friendly designs. This smoke-free hotel also features a bar, coffee shop cafe, snack bar, plus a picnic area and BBQ grills. Dogs are welcome at this pet-friendly hotel with payment of an additional pet fee.


The Limelight Inn

This modern boutique inn is located 5 miles from Dahlonega and offers 11 private rooms and decks that overlook the forest. While The Limelight Inn does not have a check-in desk or onsite staff, they do provide a buffet-style breakfast on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings. Breakfast treats are placed in guest rooms during Monday – Thursday stays. Groups can inquire about renting the entire facility for private rentals.


Bed and Breakfasts near Dahlonega

Start your day off right with a homemade breakfast from a Dahlonega B&B.


Long Mountain Lodge Bed & Breakfast

Book your next stay at the highly-rated Long Mountain Lodge Bed & Breakfast near Dahlonega. Enjoy a 3-course breakfast each morning and mountain sunset views each night. For more room to spread out and relax, opt for the Waterfall Cottage and stay within sight of Cane Creek Falls (note that the cottage rental does not include breakfast).


Mountain Laurel Creek Inn & Spa

Treat yourself to cozy comforts at the Mountain Laurel Creek Inn & Spa, located just 6 miles from downtown Dahlonega. Start your day with a freshly made breakfast that will include sweet or savory dishes (request vegan and/or other special dietary preferences when making your reservation). Relax in the seasonal pool, book a treatment at the Oasis Spa, and enjoy a refreshing drink from the Copper Penny Pub located on-site!

No guests under age 16 allowed. No pets allowed. Smoking and vaping allowed only in designated outdoor areas.


Mountain Top Lodge Bed and Breakfast

The Mountain Top Lodge had an ownership change in 2021 and reinvented the space as an upscale lodge and retreat. Enjoy the mountaintop location that is only 5.5 miles from the downtown Dahlonega Square.



Yellow Daisy Bed and Breakfast

Yellow Daisy Bed and Breakfast is located in a renovated farmhouse (circa 1915) that is only 2 short blocks from Dahlonega Square! Book a stay in one of the 5 rooms and enjoy a hot breakfast each morning before taking the short walk to explore downtown Dahlonega.


Note: Cedar House Inn & Yurts Bed and Breakfast Inn was previously featured in this list but has since been closed and removed from the list.


Lodges and Resorts near Dahlonega

Enjoy lots of on-site amenities with a stay at a Dahlonega resort or lodge.


Dahlonega Resort & Vineyard

The Dahlonega Resort and Vineyard is located on 72 acres in Dahlonega’s scenic wine country, about 9 miles from downtown Dahlonega. Accommodation options include cozy guest rooms, private cabins, and a cottage suite. Unique amenities include a meditation labyrinth, yoga retreats, a boutique spa, a restaurant with locally sourced ingredients, and a wine garden for wine tastings!


Forrest Hills Resort

The Forrest Hills Resort is located 14 miles from downtown Dahlonega on 140 wooded acres. Enjoy a variety of lodging options and on-site amenities including a restaurant, massage therapy, and gem mining inside the general store! Recreation options include carriage and horse rides, an outdoor pool, sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, nature trails, fire pits, and more!


Lily Creek Lodge

The Lily Creek Lodge is located in a rural area just 4 miles from downtown Dahlonega. Relax on-site at the seasonal outdoor pool, picnic area, garden, or by the fireplace in the lobby. The minimum age to book a stay is 21 years old at this smoke-free property. No pets allowed.


Rentals By Owner near Dahlonega

These unique rentals by owner offer enough space for a family or small group to spend more time together during vacation. Visit VRBO for even more vacation rental options.


Tumlin House in Downtown Dahlonega

Gather the whole family and enjoy your stay at this large, 7-bedroom restored farmhouse located only 2 blocks from the Dahlonega square! This spacious vacation rental was originally built in 1880 but recently refinished to provide modern comforts for today’s guests. Minimum stay of 2 nights. No pets, smoking, or parties are allowed.


355 Degree View in Dahlonega Wine Country

355 Degree View Rental House in Dahlonega GA

355 Degree View Rental House in Dahlonega GA [photo VRBO]

Enjoy a stay in this large home with stunning panoramic mountain views! Located in the heart of Dahlonega’s wine country and only 8 miles from downtown Dahlonega, this rental home offers the perfect location for your next Georgia mountain adventures. This pet-friendly home also allows guests to bring one dog (up to 50 pounds).

Minimum stay of 2 nights. Primary renter must be at least 25 years old. No smoking and no events are allowed.


Hotels in Dahlonega

For the comfort and consistency of a known brand, choose to stay at one of Dahlonega’s chain hotels.


Comfort Inn & Suites Dahlonega

This Comfort Inn & Suites in Dahlonega include a seasonal outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a free continental breakfast. No pets allowed. Note that this Comfort Inn & Suites in Dahlonega “changed flags” from another hotel brand in 2021.


Days Inn by Wyndham Dahlonega

Your stay at the Days Inn Dahlonega includes complimentary continental breakfast and complimentary coffee and tea in the lobby. Cool off on hot days with a dip in the outdoor pool. Note that this non-smoking hotel does not allow pets (except service animals).


Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dahlonega

Stay within walking distance of the Dahlonega Square in this new hotel from Holiday Inn Express & Suites. Stay includes a full breakfast buffet and complimentary coffee in the lobby. Relax any time of year in the indoor heated pool. No pets allowed (except service animals). Note that guests must be 21 years old to book rooms at this non-smoking hotel.


Quality Inn Dahlonega Near University

Enjoy cooling off in the seasonal outdoor pool and a free continental breakfast with your stay. Include your pets in your vacation plans with a stay at this pet-friendly hotel (up to 2 dogs allowed with a $25 daily pet fee)! Smoking rooms are available at the Quality Inn Dahlonega.


Motels in Dahlonega

For budget-friendly lodging, consider a stay in a Dahlonega motel.


Dahlonega Mountain Inn

This pet-friendly motel is located a mile from Dahlonega Square and includes a microwave and refrigerator in each room. Enjoy the seasonal outdoor pool and complimentary breakfast during your stay.


Map of Lodging in Dahlonega

To find the perfect lodging in Dahlonega for your trip, enter your travel dates into the interactive map below to see current rates and availability.


Click here to explore other lodging options in additional areas of scenic North Georgia. Enjoy your stay!

22 Responses

  1. garylbr says:

    Really great topic about places to stay in Dahlonega Ga. There is a lot if different place to stay at, the information you show can make it easier to find the best one. I have not taken a vacation in many many years. but when i do i will be looking into going there. Great site and helpful information about visiting Dahlonega.

    • Alyce says:

      Hello! Dahlonega is a charming town with lots of fun things to do on your vacation. I hope you have a wonderful time during your stay!

  2. Matiss says:

    I loved the article. And I loved how visually dense it was. It kind of made me want to stay in most of those places that you listed. The rating for them also seems to be very good.

    Personally, I found the Hall House Hotel to be an extremely exclusive place to stay at. I immediately wondered whether the prices are sky-high for that place. But it turns out they aren’t. I mean I would easily drop those 100 EUR for a night. Definitely worth it. On that note, another one that really caught my eye was the Tumlin House. I mean, a 7-bedroom restored farmhouse sounds like my kind of place to stay. As for that 2-night stay minimum, I wouldn’t want it any less. 🙂

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Matiss, Dahlonega is a lovely town, and if you stay near the town square, you’ll have an excellent selection of walkable dining, shopping, and entertainment options too! Enjoy!

  3. Johnny says:

    This was quite the comprehensive guide to lodging in Dahlonega. I’ll definitely check out this resource when we return to northern GA.

    Any waterfall suggestions that would make sense if we based ourselves here and then go exploring for them for the day before coming back?

    Are the best self catering options the 2 rentals by owner you’ve identified? Any self catering options for a family of three that wouldn’t require splurging on an entire house?


    • Alyce says:

      Hi Johnny, Amicalola Falls is a beautiful choice for waterfalls. There are other homes available to rent in the area – I recommend browsing VRBO to narrow down your choices to find the perfect place for your family.

  4. Christopher Edwards says:

    My wife and I have been wanting to go on a trip soon and Georgia was not on the list. After reading this great article it is now one of our top picks! There are a lot of quaint, amazing places you have reviewed that we have to choose from. I like you also added some regular hotels at the bottom too. Thanks for the list we can refer to when we finally decide where to go!

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Christopher, I’m so happy to hear that North Georgia is on your mind! Each place to stay is unique and the chain hotels are always a great choice for those who prefer a standardized stay experience!

  5. António Mateus says:

    Hello again, Alyce!

    On your post about where to stay when vising Helen, I chose the Breathless Waterfront Condo on the Chattahoochee River but now, having to choose one in Dahlonega, I’d go for the Lily Creek Lodge! What do you think? Is it a good choice? I believe my girlfriend would appreciate staying at Mountain Laurel Creek Inn & Spa being a Spa lover … but which would be the best season of the year to travel there?

    Thanks a lot for sharing and keep up the good work!

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Antonio, I think spending time in the towns of Helen and Dahlonega will make for a great North Georgia vacation! The fall is the most popular season as the changing colors of the leaves put on a beautiful show, but every season has its unique benefits so you can enjoy your trip no matter what time of year!

  6. Michael says:

    A wide selection of choices. Looks pretty much adults only type accommodation with lots of age restrictions in most of them. Including being at least 25 to be the primary person making the booking in one of them. 

    I am sure they are all good but think I would opt for a chain hotel.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Michael, It is true that a lot of the house rentals require an older adult to rent a home, but most are kid-friendly and teenager-friendly as long as an older adult is the primary renter. Of course, a chain hotel should provide a more consistent stay experience so those always make a solid choice. Enjoy!

  7. Kelly says:

    I am planning a 5 night stay in Dahlonega next month. I would like to spend 2 nights somewhere downtown and the other 3 somewhere rural where I could step out onto a trail etc. and go exploring. I will not have a vehicle so will be using Mamas taxi service to get from downtown to my rural accommodation. I would also like to check out a winery or two. What places would you recommend? I have been researching for awhile now and your guide has been by far the most helpful!

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Kelly, Thanks so much for reading Ga Mountains Guide!

      For a great stay in downtown Dahlonega, the boutique hotels either on or near the square are a great option (Hall House Hotel, The Dahlonega Square Hotel & Villas, The Smith House, Old Storehouse Inn, Twenty Seven on Park) as is the Yellow Daisy Bed and Breakfast. You won’t need a car or taxi at those locations to walk to the heart of downtown Dahlonega.

      I really love the red wines at Frogtown Cellars and the sparkling wines at Wolf Mountain Vineyards. Wolf Mountain Vineyards also has one of the best views of the vineyards and mountains.

      For a rural stay near places to hike, there are a lot of great cabin and house rentals in beautiful locations with close access to trails. This cabin in Suches, GA (near Dahlonega) has room for 8 people and is “steps” from the famous Appalachian Trail.

      For a unique hiking stay, click to read more about the Len Foote Hike Inn near Amicalola Falls. This backcountry lodge requires a 5-mile hike to get to the inn!

      I hope this helps!

  8. Nina says:

    This is a great website for Dahlonega, GA. It is very inclusive and the menu is easy to follow. You have soooo much information regarding lodging, activities, and sites to visit. I’d like to visit this town one day and the reason being is because you describe it so well. I never heard of it before, but you have intrigued me. The only thing I found hard to find was the location of the town in Georgia. I’d like to see just a small map indicating where in GA the town is located maybe on the home page. I realize there are other maps within the site, but I think it’s important to have it on the home page just for geeks like me. Otherwise, I’ll keep it in mind the next time I am traveling to Georgia. This is an excellent site!


  9. Connie says:

    Cedar House Inn and Yurts would be my choice.  So Cool.  I have always wanted to build one and maybe someday I will.  Adults only and no smoking or pets allowed works for me.  Sounds like a great getaway.  I would want to stay for a couple weeks.  I wonder if they have any yurts that are bigger than the one you show?  Maybe if they did not I would rather vacation at the Long Mountain Lodge Bed and Breakfast.  Who knows.  I will for sure be checking out places near Dahloneega Georgia when I go to visit my son.  

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Connie, An extended vacation in the Cedar House Inn and Yurts sounds fantastic. Plus, a vacation stay in a yurt is a great way to figure out exactly what you want to include when you build your own yurt! Enjoy!!

  10. LineCowley says:

    I have never been to Dahlonega, so it was great to find this selection of places to stay. The town looks like a little gem to visit. Although it is a treat to stay in a hotel for a night or two, I prefer self catering accommodation if I go on holiday. So it is good to see that there are houses to rent for the holiday as well.,

    My first choice would be Tumlin House, where you are only 2 blocks away from Dahlonega Square. Perfect for a holiday with my sisters and their families.

    • Alyce says:

      The Tumlin House would be an excellent choice to give you and your group enough room to stay together under one roof while still being close enough to walk to Dahlonega’s entertainment options. Enjoy!

  11. Fatoumata says:

    This was perfect to help find some nice places to spend time with family. I liked the second option the Dahlonega Square hotel and villa because it reminds me of my home country.

    If you live in the city flats can be booring so villas are more exciting to live in. I have read many of your articles on Dahlonega and know it will be really amazing to visit.

    The nature, culture, and rental houses look amazing and will offer a nice place to spend some quality time with my family in Dahlonega. Thanks for sharing. 

    • Alyce says:

      Thanks Fatoumata! Dahlonega is a wonderful small town and a great place for family vacations. I hope you find the perfect place to stay!!

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