The Inn was all we hoped for. Arrangements were easy and included the things we wanted - spa treatments, privacy, close to mountains for hiking, friendly hosts. We chose the only standalone cottage rather than the B&B rooms, for extra privacy. We enjoy B&B style also but in this case wanted to try something different. It has its own outdoor jacuzzi in addition to a jacuzzi tub and steam shower inside. It takes a little effort to figure out how to use some of their features, but they worked fine. At one point the outdoor jacuzzi cooled down and once we mentioned it to our hosts it was fixed the same day. The interior of this relatively new cottage is nicely laid out, clean, very cozy and comfortable for a couple. Knowing we would not have access to the B&B breakfast we ordered the grocery package including eggs, english muffins, jam, etc. and it worked out great.
We enjoy vacations on the more active side, so we actually spend most of our days off site hiking the local mountains on the Appalachian Trail, and wine touring. Both were outstanding. Our first surprise was the story of this up and coming wine region. We expected average, small town wines, but found high quality wines of interesting varieties, and great food to go along with it. Winery hosts were very friendly and engaging. We liked Wolf Mountain and Three Sisters the best. We purchased some of the wine to bring home to Massachusetts and plan to taste them blind with friends, against California equivalents, and we'll post our results back to our hosts at the Mt. Laurel Creek Inn & Spa.
For food, we recommend the Corkscrew for good food and good sampling of local wines. The host there was very friendly and spent alot of time with us at our table, explaining the history of the area and the wines. We also ate at the Back Porch which had great food but carried none of the local wines and had no plans to change that. They gave us the impression that they know wines better than we do, so our high assessment of the local wines didn't mean much to them. They're not listening to their customers, i guess. It's a perfect fit in Dahlonega for the local restaurants to highlight the local wines to complete the local experience.
We plan to come back to the Mt. Laurel Creek Inn again sometime in the future, for more hiking and wine tasting. This trip was what the doctor ordered.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Intimate B&B Inn and Spa in the heart and soul of GA wine country, featuring 7 guest rooms and one cabin with gas fireplace, sitting area, balcony, private bath with jetted tub and original artwork through out. We are a quiet and romantic getaway in a mountain setting six miles north of the scenic mountain village of Dahlonega, GA. Includes a small pub featuring local area wines and onsite spa with men's and women's locker rooms with showers & dry saunas, facials and massages available. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mountain Laurel Creek Inn And Spa
- Mountain Laurel Creek Hotel Dahlonega