• "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

Historic Smith House Inn


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Discover the Tradition
The Food That Made Us Famous!
Come relax with us at The Smith House and enjoy our world-famous family style dining, stay a night or two in one of our comfortable rooms at the inn, or visit one of our unique specialty shops. The Smith House is nestled at the foothills of the picturesque North Georgia Mountains in Dahlonega, Georgia. Let our family share the tradition of old fashioned mountain hospitality.

Platters piled high with Smith House style fried chicken and sweet baked ham, with roast beef; bowls full of dumplings, beef stew, fried okra, candied yams and a dozen or so different fresh, steamed vegetables; homemade yeast rolls and breads that melt in your mouth . . .this is the kind of old fashion home cooking that has made The Smith House a favorite for folks from all over the country. We use only low-cholesterol oil, so you can feel comfortable eating as much as you want of whatever you like.

Just one hour north of Atlanta, we're easy to find by taking Georgia 400 North to Dahlonega. The Smith House is one block off the square on Highway 60 South. After your meal, we can direct you to the many sights and sounds that are unique to Dahlonega . . . explore the historic courthouse square with its shops of handcrafted pottery and jewelry; tour a fully operational gold mine; spend the day rafting, canoeing or hiking; or enjoy the music and festivities of the Gold Rush Days. Then come back to the homey comfort of a country inn with an overnight stay in one of our authentically remodeled rooms.


  • GPS Coordinates: Latitude 34.53147, Longitude 83.9844



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