Winter may be on its way, but that doesn’t mean things cool off here at Glen-Ella Springs! The colder months are the perfect time for a mountain getaway to our Clarkesville bed and breakfast. When you visit us this winter, there are many North Georgia events and activities to take part in.
Early each December, Habersham County heralds the beginning of the Christmas season with a parade through one of its towns. This year, the streets of Downtown Clarkesville will play host to this traditional Christmas parade. This year’s paradee will take place on Saturday, December 6th, 2014 from 10:30 am until noon. If you’re looking for North Georgia events to get you into the holiday spirit, then the Habersham County parade is for you! The festivities at last year’s even included crafts, food, games, and a visit from Santa Claus.
One fun thing to do in between North Georgia events in the winter is visit the Old Sautee Store in Sautee Nacoochee. The amazing atmosphere of the store harkens back to when it was founded in 1872. Today, the store offers high quality merchandise, candy, Farmer’s cheese, and fresh baked goods. Come hungry and get something from the market, or pick up some jam to take back home with you.
The North Georgia Mountains are full of antique shops for those looking to find that special piece of furniture, jewelry, or other vintage treasure. Once Upon a Time, Co. in Clarkesville has a great selection of antique furniture and decor along with “Redeemed Wood” pieces built from antique and re-claimed materials. They also have a subterranean used book shop, so you could find your next good read there as well! the Old Clarksville Mill is home to an art and antique gallery as well as a bowling alley, a flea market, a music room, the Habersham Event Center, restaurants, and shops. Another great place to check out is Homestead House, which specializes in American country and primitive antiques.
One of the oldest discoveries of human artifacts in North America, Georgia pottery is still very much valued in the region today. The trademark red clay, kaolin, and fuller’s earth are used to this day in family-owned folk pottery shops. Each family pass down its techniques through the generations to keep the handcrafted tradition alive. If you’re a lover of pottery or just a fan of history and regional tradition, you should consider a visit to one of these shops to witness it for yourself and purchase a piece to take home with you. We recommend Soque Artworks, Mark of the Potter, and Hickory Flat Pottery. And if you’re interested in learning more about the legacy of Georgia pottery, visit the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia in Sautee Nacoochee.
Clarkesville is a magical place to spend the holidays. Christmas in Downtown Clarkesville promises to be a memorable experience for you and your loved ones as our quaint town is decked out in its holiday finest. The season kicks off with a Christmas tree lighting and accompanying seasonal celebrations.
North Georgia wineries offer the some of the best wine in the state, making a visit to one of the vineyards or tasting rooms a favorite activity. The Winegrowers Association of Georgia is a great resource to find out about upcoming North Georgia events at the wineries.
No matter which of these North Georgia events and activities you participate in this winter, make your getaway memorable by staying at Glen-Ella Springs. Our comfortable yet elegant rooms and suites combine rustic charm with modern amenities so you can enjoy the ambience of the North Georgia Mountains without sacrificing comfort and convenience.