• "Great American Main Street Award® Winner"
    - National Main Street Center, Inc. 2016
  • "The South's Best Small Towns 2017"
    - Southern Living Magazine 2017
  • "4th Best Summer Weekend Escape"
    - USA Today Travel 2014

  • "4th Best Underground Attraction"
    - USA Today 2016 - Consolidated Gold Mine
  • "Best Wine Town Runner Up, Southern Dream Towns"
    - Garden & Gun Magazine 2012
  • "10th Best Historic Small Town"
    - USA Today 2016
  • "10th Best Course You Can Play in Georgia - Achasta"
    - Golfweek Magazine
  • "Dahlonega: Small-town Escape"
    - Southern Living Magazine 2012
  • "Wine Tasting Room Capital of Georgia"
    - Georgia's State Senate Resolution 2015

  • "National Main Street City"
    - National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • "Official Appalachian Trail Community"
    - Appalachian Trail Conservancy 2010
  • "Georgia's Premier Sports Cycling Community"
    - Georgia General Assembly Resolution 2005
  • "Site of First Major U.S. Gold Rush"
    - Thousands of Miners, 1829-1849

Dahlonega Carriage & Horse Rides


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Come experience a taste of the Old West - horseback riding, romantic carriage rides, wedding carriage service and dinner wagon cookouts with live entertainment. Four miles east of Amicalola Falls State Park. For Reservations and information, call 706-867-9395.

Take a trip back to the Old West! We will drive your group in horse drawn wagons for a 20 minute ride to the ''Riverhouse''. This rustic 1800's style Riverhouse has 2 stories with 2,500 square feet in the forest alongside a stream. Here you will enjoy good old home cooking with steaks and BBQ chicken cooked on the grill. In the Riverhouse the lower level is Saloon style with a cedar shaving floor, buffet service area and pool table (BYOB). Just outside is the bonfire camp, sand volleyball court, badminton, panning for gold and horseshoe pitching on the island.

Guided Trail Rides: One Hour, Two Hour & Half Day rides are a great way to satisfy your sense of adventure. Beginners are advised to start off on a gentle One Hour Ride. It's our most tame trip which travels through scenic mountain trails. For the more confident riders, but not necessarily the more experienced, we have the Two Hour Ride & Half Day Trips. These rides will give the guide more freedom to trot and canter down forest trails and back roads. For the ultimate adventure our Half Day Trips ride through open fields or to an area in which you can hike up waterfalls and have a picnic lunch.

Located next to Forrest Hills Mountain Resort & Conference Center. Cabins, rooms, luxury suites & group lodges available. Restaurant, pool, spa & more.


  • Scenic Wagon Rides to the River House For a Cookout
  • Guided Trail Rides ~ 1 hour, 2 hour & half day trips
  • Romantic Carriage Rides & Wedding Carriage Service
  • Hay Rides by Group Reservation at Forrest Hills
  • Grand Entrance by Carriage included with Forrest Hills Weddings



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Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber & Visitors Bureau  |  13 South Park Street  |  Dahlonega, GA 30533  |  (706) 864-3711 or (800) 231-5543.