The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest is located right next to us
There’s so much to do and see, and Barefoot Hills is a great launching point for visiting the area.
Amicalola Falls State Park
Amicalola Falls State Park is located about 40 minutes from Barefoot Hills. It’s where many hikers start their Appalachian Trail adventure. The park is extremely scenic, including an incredible water fall.
Our hotel started out in 2004 hosting Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers. Each year thousands of hikers start the trail, and each year only hundreds finish. It’s a long journey. But you don’t have to do it all at once.
Barefoot Hills can shuttle hikers through the Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail. “Slackpacking” as it were. And we’ve got packages to make the journey through Georgia a little easier.
We host hundreds of cyclists annually and we’re happy to help you plan your routes. The North Georgia mountains offers lots of elevation change without having to adapt to altitude, so it’s the perfect place to train. Dahlonega is home to the Six Gap Century and Three Gap 50. This popular century road ride boasts over 11,000′ of climbing!
We’re available for individual cyclists as well as clubs, organizations and training camps.
The 6 Gap Century
Cyclists come from miles away to ride the 6 Gap Century. And Barefoot Hills is located right on the route of the 6 Gap. If you’re looking to train for the 6 Gap there is no better place to stay then Barefoot Hills.
Historic Dahlonega, GA
Dahlongea is steeped in history. Downtown Dahlonega is picture perfect to be sure.
Small town stores dot Main Street. The Gold Museum sits at the center of the traffic circle through town. Antiques, window shopping, and good dining are all available in Dahlonega!
Enjoy a guided fly fishing experience in a world class environment! Located on a private farm along the Chestatee River, this experience is great for beginner anglers and the most seasoned.
Rediscover Gold Through the Gold Fever Package
Experience Gold Fever in Dahlonega! The Gold Fever Package offers discounted tickets to local gold attractions where you can learn about the history of the Dahlonega Gold Rush, explore an underground gold mine, and try your hand at panning for gold yourself!
Purchase a Gold Fever Package and Enjoy One Admission to Each:
- Dahlonega Gold Museum
– Includes 17 minute high-definition film
- Consolidated Gold Mine
– One 45-minute Underground Adventure tour
- Crisson Gold Mine
– One pan of ore for gold panning
– One 2 gallon bucket of ore for gem stone grubbin’
– One glass vial to hold your gold
– One admission to a tour of Georgia’s only working 126-year old stamp mill
Enjoy a self guided horseback ride throughout the Dahlonega countryside! With well manicured and marked paths and plenty of horses to choose from, this is a great chance to see the outdoors from a new perspective.
Utilize Barefoot Hills as your home base while you hike a section of the Appalachian Trail. Enjoy a good night’s rest, eat breakfast, pack your bag, and then let us shuttle you to the trail. We’ll have a predetermined meet up point for you based on your experience, skills, and condition. We’ll pick you up there at an arranged time and bring you back to Barefoot Hills for another good nights rest before bringing you back in the morning to complete another section. This is a great way to ease your way into backpacking!
The Vineyards and Wineries
Did you know that Georgia had Vineyards? Well, Northern Georgia boast many wineries in the Dahlonega area. And they are all within a short drive of Barefoot Hills.