Try Forrest Hills Resort near Dahlonega, GA!
Published: October 31, 2017
By: Carol Muse Evans
While Forrest Hills Mountain Resort & Conference Center may be best known for romantic mountain cabin rentals in north Georgia, it’s great for families looking for a Thanksgiving destination to get away to, or even early Christmas celebration with family or friends.
Forrest Hills Mountain Resort is just a few miles away from festive Dahlonega and also near the lovely Amicalola Falls State Park. (Amicalola Falls is a 729-foot waterfall, the highest in Georgia and something you shouldn’t miss seeing).
The resort itself features 100 rooms, a restaurant, pool, sports courts, day spa, horseback riding, two miles of walking trails, group lodges, a gift shop and even a place for an outdoor wedding. For those looking for a destination at which to “do Thanksgiving,” this one is extremely appealing. Be sure to reserve your cabins and dinner spots, though, as they usually fill up for Thanksgiving. You can stay and enjoy the heart of the North Georgia Mountains, and you are minutes from the shops and restaurants of charming Dahlonega, should you want to do some after Thanksgiving shopping. In addition, you are a mere hour away from Atlanta.
Many of the spacious cabins feature a “mini” kitchen with microwave and fridge and wet bar/sink. Beautiful fireplaces, balconies with views, indoor hot tubs, king size beds and so much more make this a great place to be as the weather turns cooler and leaves turn to fall colors. It’s a great place to walk, hike, or sit on the balcony and enjoy the views.
Make a reservation for their Thanksgiving Day Feast in the Rose Garden Dining Room that is usually a sellout. Cost for the feast is $26.95 for adults ages 12 and up, $19.95 for children 4-11 and free for 3 and under and it includes all the Thanksgiving favorites. And don’t forget their famous Sunday brunch a few days later. The Sunday brunch features all the country favorites, including fried chicken, green beans, real mashed potatoes, sweet potato soufflé, fried okra, salad and dessert bars and more for a mere $15.95 for adults and $11.95 for kids. Each day during your stay you can enjoy a continental breakfast or full breakfast here at very reasonable rates. Ask about the all-American takeout menu available Monday-Saturday, too.
There are great restaurants abound in Dahlonega, as well, so you will not go hungry here. Let someone else do the cooking, and enjoy time with family. Forrest Hills Mountain Resort really has something for everyone. Families love it for family reunions, and it’s a great place for church retreats.
Things are lovely in Dahlonega around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Don’t miss a trip around the square after dark to enjoy the holiday lights. You’ll feel like you are in a Christmas card! Dahlonega’s Old Fashioned Christmas runs November 24 through December 23. For more information on it, visit www.dahlonegachristmas.com.
Carol Muse Evans is publisher and editor of Birmingham Parent.
For more information:
Forrest Hills Mountain Resort
135 Forrest Hills Road Dahlonega, GA