Everyone knows the essential ingredients of a successful vacation: Delicious local food, fun outdoor adventures, and quality time spent with loved ones. Here in North Georgia, however, we recommend adding “do something you’ve never done before” to this list! While there are many ways to accomplish this task, one of the quirkiest and most interesting ways is to visit Goats on the Roof in Tiger, GA! Keep reading to learn about this strange little spot. Then, for more local recommendations, be sure to consult our complimentary North Georgia Vacation Guide!
What Is Goats on the Roof in Tiger, GA?
After you’ve explored North Georgia’s many mountain trails and wandered through charming towns like Clarkesville and Clayton, leave a little bit of time to see Goats on the Roof. The first thing you should know about this attraction: It’s a fun and quirky gift shop-meets-cafe in the town of Tiger, just a 20-minute drive from Glen-Ella Springs Inn. The second thing you should know about it: Yes, there are real-life goats on top of the building. Here’s everything you need to keep in mind before visiting!
What You’ll See
You’ll definitely want to bring your camera to capture all of the memories you make at Goats on the Roof. Look up and you’ll see the rooftop herd of goats grazing, playing, climbing, and simply enjoying their aerial abode. Goats are natural climbers, after all, so they feel right at home atop this country store! The young and young at heart will love feeding the goats, shopping for souvenirs, and enjoying a hearty bite to eat in the cafe (boiled peanuts, burgers, and more). There’s also a playground and gem-mining station for the little ones!
It costs nothing to visit this unique local attraction, but you’ll want to bring a few dollars for feeding the goats (this is the fun part!) and to spend on fudge or ice cream in the country store. If you’re traveling with kids, you’ll also want to allot a few bucks to souvenirs!
Goats on the Roof offers different hours during each season. The attraction is typically open between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Expect to spend 30 minutes to an hour here.
After enjoying North Georgia’s unusual attractions and activities, don’t return to a cold and impersonal hotel room. Instead, come back to comfort and rustic luxury at Glen-Ella Springs Inn! Our locally owned bed and breakfast is no ordinary lodging experience—it’s one that exudes Southern hospitality and maximizes the beauty of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. All of our accommodations are individually decorated and equipped with premium amenities found nowhere else in the area. Nothing is finer than enjoying a good night’s sleep in your plush bed (with silky sheets), welcoming the mountain morning from a rocking chair on your wraparound porch, then savoring a complimentary gourmet breakfast at our on-site restaurant. If you’re embarking on a family getaway, we recommend booking our 3-Room Suite. Couples and solo travelers love our Queen Rooms, King Rooms, and Penthouse Suites!