Money-Saving Offers in the GA Mountains

via Groupon & Living Social

Fanning Brewing Co - GaMountainsGuide.com
Fanning Brewing Co – GaMountainsGuide.com

Beer Flight / Tasting at Fannin Brewing Company in Blue Ridge, GA

Moonshine Distillery Tour & Tasting at Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery in Dawsonville, GA

  • $12 (retail $22) Tour and Tasting for 2, 2 shot glasses, two $5 gift cards (Groupon or Living Social)
  • $24 (retail $43) Tour and Tasting for 4, 4 shot glasses, two $5 gift cards (Groupon or Living Social)
  • $33 (retail $60) Tour and Tasting for 2, 2 shot glasses, 2 coondicks, choice of a 750ml bottle (Groupon or Living Social)
  • $66 (retail $120) Tour and Tasting for 4, 4 shot glasses, 4 coondicks, choice of 2 750ml bottles (Groupon or Living Social)

Massage or Facial at Equani Spa at Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris, GA

Massage at Pain Relief Massage in Blairsville, GA

Horseback Riding with Lunch at Gold City Corral & Carriage Co in Dahlonega, GA

  • $146 (retail $290) Horseback Trail Riding with Picnic Lunch for 2 People (Groupon or Living Social)
  • $270 (retail $540) Horseback Trail Riding with Picnic Lunch for 4 People (Groupon or Living Social)

Lodging at Amicolola Falls State Park and Lodge in Dawsonville, GA

  • $77 / night (retail $139) offer available until Jan 7th or while inventory lasts

Lodging at Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa in Young Harris, GA

  • $109 / night (retail $234) offer available until Dec 31st or while inventory lasts

Lodging for Two with Wine Tastings and Discounts at Henson Cove Place Bed & Breakfast in Hiawassee, GA

  • $99 (retail $185) 1-Night Stay (Groupon or Living Social)
  • $185 (retail $315) 2-Night Stay (Groupon or Living Social)
  • $285 (retail $445) 3-Night Stay (Groupon or Living Social)
  • Gourmet breakfast (may include dishes such as frittata and fruit-topped soufflés)
  • Double-dipped strawberries and two wine tastings at area vineyards
  • Daily afternoon snacks and wine available
  • 10% discounts at Chunky Gal Stables and Hawg Wild BBQ & Catfish House
  • Choice of lodging type:
    • Mountain-view room: The rustic wood-paneled room is across from a private bath with an antique claw-foot tub
    • Rainy’s Hideaway provides extra seclusion with its separate entrance and location on the second floor

Flyboarding Session at Mountain Wake in Hiawassee, GA

  • $58 (retail $110) 30-Minute Session for 1 Person
  • $116 (retail $220) Back-to-back 30-Minute Sessions for 2 People

Kayak Rental from Cartecay River Experience (multiple locations)

PLUS:

  • use promo code SAVE20 at GROUPON to save an extra 20% on Spas / Restaurants / Things to Do / + More
  • use promo code NEW20 at LivingSocial to save an extra 20% sitewide

Blue Ridge, GA: Fannin Brewing Company

Ellijay, GA:

Engelheim Vineyards

Cartecay River Experience

Dahlonega, GA: Gold City Corral & Carriage Co

Hiawassee, GA: Aqua Tiki

GaMountainsGuide Aqua Tiki
GaMountainsGuide Aqua Tiki

Offers are available through Living Social. Vouchers purchased are good for the promotional package for 120 days after purchase. After 120 days, the original purchase price can still be applied as credit towards purchases at the same vendor. See website for more details.

A portion of the Georgia Mountains will be in the totality of the Solar Eclipse happening on August 21, 2017! There are a number of places and events where you can join festivities aimed at maximizing the viewing experience. Please note this page is still a work in progress (I have a few more updates and data points to share).

Ga Mountains Eclipse Path 2017 - GaMountainsGuide.com
Ga Mountains Eclipse Path 2017 – GaMountainsGuide.com

McCaysville in Fannin County

Totality starts 2:34:08 p.m. and will last for 1 min, 34 sec

Morganton in Fannin County

Totality starts 2:34:45 p.m. and will last for 1 min, 10 sec

  • Total Eclipse of the Sun Afternoon on the Farm by The Cooks’ Farm – (1 – 5) $125 per person, August Total Eclipse menu will feature duck, honey, pork, pickles, produce from our farm properties, and assorted beverages and spirits! Chefs volunteer for the day to learn new skills, raise funds for the farm and its animals, and continue to support Lit’l Pond’s mission of sustainability. Seating limited to 40 guests.

Blairsville in Union County

Totality starts 2:34:54 pm and will last for 1 min, 59 sec (Partial phase starts 1:05 pm)

  • Branan Lodge/Wesley Mountain Village Viewing Party
  • Crossing Creeks Eclipse Party 
  • Food Truck Festival & Viewing Party – Spend the day (11-4) at Meeks Park with your friends and family. Food trucks will be onsite for your dining pleasure. FREE admission. Sponsored by Rotary of Union County.
  • Paradise Hills Winery & Spa Eclipse Viewing Party – enjoy the event (12 – 6) featuring live music provided by the local high school Steel Drum Band! General Admission ($15) includes access to venue, viewing glasses & live music. VIP Admission ($40) includes access to venue, viewing glasses, live music, souvenir wine glass, 1 glass of wine, appetizers and VIP private viewing area in the vineyards.
  • Solar Eclipse Block Party & Farm to Table Luncheon @ The Sawmill Place – Enjoy a delicious Farm to Table lunch (bring your lawn chairs to tailgate or limited inside seating) while you prepare to witness this natural phenomenon! $100 includes all of the following: 1 reserved parking place at The Sawmill Place restaurant, 4 meals (fresh salad, Springer Mountain fried chicken tenders, fresh locally grown peas, red skin mashed potatoes, grilled corn cakes, beverage, & dessert), Access to the restaurant for drink refills and restrooms, Event memorabilia goodie bag, Solar eclipse sunglasses. Portion of the proceeds to benefit Union County Schools Science Dept.
  • Viewing Party @ Union County High School Football Stadium

Hiawassee in Towns County

Totality starts 2:35:01 p.m. and will last for 2 min, 27 sec

  • Total Solar Eclipse Retreat – Aug, 18-22, Enota Mountain Retreat Center – reconnect with the four elements, air, water, earth and fire culminating with the once in a lifetime total eclipse of the sun. vspotz.com
  • Eclipse Party – Aug. 21, 1-5 pm, Cane Creek Vineyards. cranecreekvineyards.com

Blue Ridge in Fannin County

Totality starts 2:35:07 p.m. and will last for 35 seconds

Dillard in Rabun County

Totality starts 2:35:38 p.m. and will last for 2 min, 38 sec

  • Outasight – Aug. 20-21 An eclipse viewing party at Rabun Gap-Nacooche School with music, food and astronomers explaining the physics of the eclipse. $5 admission includes eclipse glasses. explorerabun.com/total-eclipse
  • Dillard House – Aug. 21 – outdoor BBQ and Solar eclipse. dillardhouse.com
  • Dillard Experience Extraordinary – Aug. 19-20 – Fun, food and great activities at Dillard City Town Hall
  • Solar Eclipse Family Fun – Aug. 19-21 – A weekend of fishing and kid-friendly activities with a square dance and fish fry on Saturday night. andystroutfarm.com
  • Black Rock Mountain State Park – details coming soon. All campsites are already booked for the eclipse weekend
  • River Vista RV Resort – Aug. 18-23 – Eclipse film, kids crafts including eclipse viewers. rvmountianvillage.com

Sky Valley in Rabun County

Totality starts 2:35:42 p.m. and will last for 2 min, 38 sec

Clayton in Rabun County

Totality starts 2:35:46 p.m. and will last for 2 min, 35 sec

  • Timpson Creek Farm Eclipse Viewing Party and Cook Out – (12:30 – 8) celebrate with a cook out including fresh, Organic farm dishes prepared by area chefs and a whole hog pit roasted on site by Nick Jennings (executive chef of Restaurant Lorene). Event begins with light refreshments to watch the Eclipse occuring just after 2:30 PM. Following the event, proceed to buffet style farm meal with live music and a bonfire. Includes glasses you will need to watch the event safely. ($20 ages 12+ or $50 family 2 adults + 2 kids under 12)

Tiger in Rabun County

Totality starts 2:35:46 p.m. and will last for 2 min, 32 sec

  • Coach, Bus, RV and Campsites for Eclipse Viewing – Aug. 20, opens at 5pm to Aug. 22 noon, Rabun Arena – all sites reserved in advance – rabunarena.com

Tallulah Falls in Rabun County

Totality starts 2:36:06 p.m. and will last for 2 min, 21 sec

  • Tallulah Gorge Solar Eclipse Festival – Aug 21, 1-3pm, Tallulah Gorge State Park – Stations to make or use eclipse viewing instruments as well experts on hand to answer eclipse questions. Schools are encouraged to bring students. gastateparks.org

Toccoa in Stephens County

Totality starts 2:36:36 p.m. and will last for 1 min, 59 sec (Partial phase starts 1:07 p.m.)

  •  Totally Toccoa Street Party is in Historic Downtown Toccoa (12 – 3) in the First Citizens parking lot across from the Ritz Theatre. We will have food, live music, and giveaways, including safety glasses which will be provided to everyone! We will also be live-streaming the NASA presentation inside the Historic Ritz Theatre.

Helen in White County

Totality starts 2:35:47 p.m. and will last for 1 min, 41 sec

Clarkesville in Habersham County

Totality starts 2:36:18 p.m. and will last for 1 min, 44 sec

  • Total Eclipse of the Park (12 – 4) in Pitts Park will feature live entertainment, food, and family-friendly activities. Free water and eclipse viewing glasses will be available at the park. FREE.

Hartwell in Hart County

Totality starts 2:37:48 p.m. and will last for 1 min, 52 sec

Royston in Franklin County

Totality starts 2:38:20 p.m. and will last for 45 sec

Dahlonega

  • Kaya Vineyard and Winery Total Solar Eclipse Watch Party 2017 –  watch party begins at 1:00pm and ends at 5:00pm. Ticket includes a Kaya SWAG bag which includes: a Kaya t-shirt (first come first serve for sizes), stemless wine glass, koozie, a taste of 4 Kaya wines, and glasses to watch the entire solar eclipse! This day will be filled with food, beverages, and science!