Escape to the Mountains

Old Bear Lodge

1 Room, 2 Guests
Pet Friendly
About Us

A Breath of Fresh Air in the Heart of Dahlonega, GA

Adorable “cottage”/lodge on 35+ acres just 12 minutes from downtown Dahlonega in the North Georgia Mountains. It is the perfect setting for a weekend or a week to just relax and enjoy nature, write a book or enjoy an anniversary! You might want to just sit on the screen porch or on the deck and enjoy watching the deer and wild turkeys. You can take a leisure walk to the Chestatee River…it takes only about five minutes and once you get there you will find a vintage barn, fire-pit and waterfalls. Bring your fishing pole (no promises). Plus, you might want to say “hello” to Trudy and Lily (the horses). You will LOVE the cabin. It is pet friendly and awaiting your arrival! The key will be waiting for you and you can leave it where you found it when you depart. I am available should you need something, but pretty much let you just enjoy your time at the cabin.

I may come by with a bottle of wine or a treat. I want my guests to enjoy their privacy and chill out!

Anita Wheeler, Your Host

Hi, I’m Anita Wheeler

I will be your host during your stay at the Old Bear Lodge. You’ll love this magical place. I have been renting The Old Bear Lodge for several years. It was SO much fun decorating and adding all the special touches that make it so unique. First, the property IS gorgeous. Views, Pastures and River. Very hard to find that combination. Full of antiques and special touches; you will want to come back as soon as you leave. 

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Explore Dahlonega

Discover more of what Dalonega has to offer. From live music, arts, and theater, to local shopping and dining, heritage museums and tours, and seasonal festivals, we invite you to unwind along our trails, on our rivers, in our vineyards, and in our relaxing lodging accommodations. Explore National Forest land and waterfalls, family wildlife excursions to pettings zoos and preserves, or the challenge of hunting geo-cached treasures.

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Book The Old Bear Lodge

Perfect for a couple, this one bedroom, one bath cabin has a stone fireplace in a cozy living room, kitchen, bedroom, bath and a large screen porch. The “Infared Sauna” is a spa experience itself. Off the screen porch is a deck where you can do some grilling or just take in the fresh mountain air. An outside fire-pit is available at the cabin and another firepit at the river! The cabin is perfect for a weekend or several weeks. The cabin is pet friendly (limited to 2) and a small charge. Call and get all your questions answered!

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Free WiFi

Free wifi access on all your devices.

Free Parking

Free parking, no worries.

One Bedroom

With a queen bed, TV and more.

Full Bathroom

Towels and toilet paper included.


To keep you warm and cozy.


Burn calories while you relax.

Air Conditioning

To keep you cool 🙂 


Small fridge for your essentials.

Coffee Maker

Coffee first, please!

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  • Central Heating
  • DVD Player
  • DVD Movies
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Porch
  • Private Yard
  • Toaster
Checkin & Checkout
  • Check-in at 4:00pm
  • Checkout at 11:00am
Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.

House Rules
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 21
  • Smoking not allowed
  • No parties or events
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Not kids-friendly
  • Pets allowed
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Explore Dahlonega

Come to the North Georgia Mountains to rediscover Georgia’s golden town with no rush. Travel Safely and Have Fun!


Festivals are an integral part of Dahlonega’s rich heritage and are a superb way to take in the outdoor beauty of the area. From the Dahlonega Trail Fest in March to the Old Fashioned Christmas celebration in December, more than a dozen fun-filled festivals are held throughout the year. Learn more >

Wineries & Vineyards

Wine enthusiasts need venture no further than the foothills of the North Georgia mountains to enjoy award-winning wines and breathtaking views. With the highest concentration of wineries, vineyards, and tasting rooms in the state, Dahlonega is known as the Heart of Georgia Wine Country and the Wine Tasting Room Capital of Georgia. Home to 12 wine tasting rooms and five wineries, Dahlonega offers a variety of quality and award-winning local, regional, and international wines to locals and visitors from all over the world.

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Outdoor Adventures

The Chattahoochee National Forest makes up one-third of Lumpkin County, providing ample opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and ATV driving. Tubing, canoeing, and kayaking on the Chestatee or Etowah rivers will thrill and challenge enthusiasts of all skill levels, while the many waterfalls throughout the county offer serene spots for picnics and photography.

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From roaring waterfalls to gurgling cascades, the mountains of North Georgia offer some of the best falls in the United States. While there are over 120 waterfalls in North Georgia, these are some of the most popular falls in the Dahlonega area.

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Tours & Scenic Drives

The town and surrounding area is rich in history and provides the visitor with a relaxing atmosphere in which to browse the local shops, sample the cooking, experience the festivals held throughout the year and return to an era when gold was discovered by the early settlers.

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Eat & Drink

Some of our visitors come to Dahlonega for the dining alone! Enjoy casual fine dining in nationally recognized restaurants to new bistros that have already earned their place among our culinary champions.

Dining in Dahlonega pleases all palates and offers many settings. Family Style, Romantic options, Fine Dining and Rustic Fare. Mountain views, On the River, Historic buildings or Porches. The authentic town, country, picnic, bed & breakfast, or vineyard experience awaits!

Historic Downtown

Dahlonega’s historic public square is the hub of the county’s thriving tourism industry, and residents enjoy the city’s charm as much as visitors do. Connected by shaded brick sidewalks, shops, galleries, restaurants, and entertainment spots fill our 19th century buildings. It’s not unusual to hear musicians jamming on the square and see artists with their sketch pads whiling away breezy afternoons.

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Dahlonega’s destination attractions are memory-making getaways for all seasons, interests, and ages! History and heritage hunters, wine enthusiasts, arts and culture seekers, and outdoor adventure and nature lovers leisurely enjoy the excitement and relaxation of the Dahlonega experience in the heart of the North Georgia Mountains.

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Arts & Live Music

From Visual Arts Galleries to Performing Arts, Dahlonega’s unique scene offers culture seekers both one-of-a-kind collectables and memorable experiences.  Local artist groups produce monthly activities and demonstrations as well as annual Festivals.  There are year round theatrical performances, concerts, and traditional music jams at the Historic Holly Theater, intimate music venues, and outdoor parks.  The Downtown Historic District is alive with turn of the century architecture spotlighting the art of design and preserving the charm of the shops, eateries, and entertainment venues.

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History & Heritage

Lumpkin County was created on Dec. 3, 1832 by an Act of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia. The boom town of Auraria, Dahlonega and all of Lumpkin County’s heritage includes the Cherokee Nation and our Nation’s first gold rush, the gold mining and Civil War eras, the founding of Georgia’s first Agricultural College now the University of North Georgia and Georgia’s Military College, and the wonderfully rich history of Lumpkin’s people and their County Seat of Dahlonega – a National Registered Historic and preserved Main Street City.

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(404) 219-1938
1028 Seabolt Stancil Rd. Dahlonega, GA 30533