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Dahlonega - Located only a 10-minute drive from The Copper Mines Lodge

Site of the first major U.S. Gold Rush and the Heart of Georgia Wine Country, Dahlonega offers an authentic, mountain getaway only an hour north of Atlanta. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Dahlonega offers expansive mountain vistas, roaring waterfalls and bubbling streams, postcard-worthy wineries, and an abundance of entertainment.

Whether your perfect day involves wading knee-deep in the river panning for gold, strolling through art galleries, shopping in one-of-a-kind boutiques, or sipping perfection expressed in Georgia wine, Dahlonega is guaranteed to please.

Experience historic tours and attractions, stroll our delightful Downtown — listed on the Historic Register — adventure through the Chattahoochee National Forest, and enjoy live music, theater, and arts entertainment year-round at venues and seasonal festivals. When the sun goes down, rest your head at one of our relaxing lodging accommodations.

Plan your visit to award-winning Dahlonega today and discover why “It’s Pure Gold”.

Helen- A 25-minute scenic drive from The Copper Mines Lodge

 A bustling alpine village set against a scenic backdrop of mountains, forests, and river banks, you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported to the cobblestone streets of Germany’s famed Bamberg or Lindau as colorful shops dot the landscape and the heavenly aroma of authentic German fare takes to the breeze.

From the excitement of flying high above the treetops via zipline to the leisure of floating peacefully downstream via a tube in the cool waters of the Chattahoochee River, Helen offers a little bit of everything to appeal to the outdoor adventurer in you – making it easy to unplug, unwind and get outside and PLAY!