Cedar House Inn & Yurts

6463 Highway 19 N , Dahlonega, 30533 USA (Show map)


Cedar House Inn and Yurts, Dahlonega, Georgia, is an eco friendly award winning bed & breakfast & permaculture demonstration site located in the heart of North Georgia wine country & mountains. Featured in Natural Homes Magazine. Closest inn to Wolf Mountain Winery. Popular among outdoor enthusiasts, environmentalists, artists & the young at heart. Innkeepers have planted over 300 trees and shrubs since purchasing the property & are bonified "tree huggers". Property is a certified wildlife habitat. Eco-friendly methods used throughout the inn reducing your impact on the Earth. Full vegetarian breakfast served each morning, vegan with advance notice. Seasonal vegetables & herbs grown in our permaculture gardens are used for breakfast ingredients.




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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Hidden Gem in Dahlonega

5 on August 18, 2015

My husband and I stumbled upon this hidden gem while looking for a place to stay in Dahlonega. Fred and Mary Beth are such welcoming hosts. They go out of their way to make you feel at home!! Our room was beautifully decorated, spotless clean, and the bed was comfortable (rare in lodging, especially at this price). If you love food, this is the place to stay. We found ourselves fighting to find lunch and dinner that would somewhat compare to Mary Beth's breakfast. No such luck! Her breakfast was the topic of conversation throughout the day. In fact, I have tried to recreate her breakfast at home. Definitely not as good as hers. Please don't let the vegetarian menu scare you away. We are not entirely vegetarian and we were beyond impressed! You won't regret your decision to stay at the Cedar House Inn & Yurts! We will be back in fall or winter for a stay in one of the yurts!!!

Wonderful visit - Both Place and People

4.0 on August 17, 2015

Owners are very present, engaged, personable and fun. The room was very comfortable, pleasant, and up-to-date. The art and artifacts were interesting and fun to discuss.The breakfasts were phenomenal - and healthy!

Best get away in Georgia

4.8 on September 16, 2014

Thank you Mary Beth and Fred for the most wonderful and friendly B&B experience. For a homesick Coloradan this was like a little taste of home with the mountains, eco friendly values, Amazing food and such friendly inn keepers! We were met with fresh baked chocolate chip cookies and a very friendly puppy dog. We got great tips on dinning and music options in town and which chocolate shop to visit, which were both wonderful. The room as spic and span with beautiful simple mountain decor with a private seating area outside and a little floral stained glass. We sat on the covered patio which had board games and the inn thoughtfully has wine glasses and a wine opener just in case. And then came breakfast, magical, just magical. We ate on the patio and had stratta which was so light and fluffy topped with cherry tomatoes, fried sweet potatoes with rosemary (fresh from the garden), toasted banana bread with crunchy sugar, and fresh fruit with mint and to top it all off the flower garnish was a very yummy edible flower (nasturtium maybe? I forgot). All together a wonderful place to sleep, eat and meet two very wonderful inn keepers.

Cedar House Review

5 on March 30, 2014

My husband and I had a fantastic visit to Dahlonega, GA. We were very fortunate to have enjoyed our stay at Cedar House Inn. The hosts were welcoming and helpful. When we came inside the Inn we were greeted with the delicious aroma of fresh baked cookies and hot tea. It was easy to relax and to feel at home there. Our room accomodations were excellent. The bed was cozy and the private entry to the room allowed for the sound of spring songbirds when we chose to open the door. The breakfast provided was phenomenal! Fresh fruit, good coffee and awesome blueberry French toast casserole! We also met some other people staying at the Inn that felt like old friends.

Great Breakfast

5 on December 19, 2013

We chose this B&B for the Vegan breakfast. They do offer vegetarian. Very nice couple run the B&B. The room was cozy & nice. Very near to the town of Dahlonega. The breakfast was hearty & delicious.

Cedar House Inn & Yurts

4.6 on December 13, 2013

Wonderful experience. Great hosts & food. Only negative was the hard, uncomfortable bed. All else- Outstanding!

Thanksgiving in Dahlonega

5 on December 01, 2013

We spent 3 nights at the inn for Thanksgiving 2013. We really enjoyed the company of our hosts. Mary Beth's breaksfasts were so good. I am not a fond of Georgia grits but the one's prepared by Mary Beth were different and I cleaned my whole plate!!! We will definitly come back in the future and maybe try the yurt this time. We enjoyed sharing conversations with Fred and his wife.The house and garden are very welcoming. Marcel and Chantal.. Atlanta GA

Dahlonega's Best kept secret

5 on June 06, 2013

This is a great Bed & Breakfast to stay at, the innkeepers are extremely friendly and treat you like family. The rooms are very clean and cozy, and the beds are extremely comfortable. The food is devine, and is above average. They are a very green establishment, and grow most of their herbs and vegetables on site. They can also accomodate any type of dieatry restrictions you may have, from meat and potato lovers to vegeterians/vegans and all of the food is delicious. We stay at this B&B everytime we are in Dahlonega (about 3 to 4 times per year). I would recommend the inn to all of my family and friends, and we enjoy their company with every stay. The inn-keepers are very down to earth, and it is a pleasure to spend time with them and talk about the many different topics at breakfast. You guys, are the "BEST".

Best place in Dahlonega!

4.4 on April 22, 2013

My partner & I chose Cedar House Inn & Yurts because we were looking for a peaceful, open-minded place to stay while visiting Dahlonega. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a quiet place, an excellent breakfast, & the opportunity of meeting new people. Although we did not stay in a yurt, the lodge was very clean & our bed was surprisingly very comfortable. The hospitality & helpfulness of Fred & Mary Beth make this place my favorite B&B thus far!

Finally a breakfast for vegans!

4.8 on March 12, 2013

My husband and I have been following a plant-based diet for almost 2 years now. We also like to travel and have gotten used to the fact that our breakfasts will likely be, whether a B&B or hotel, dry bread and syrupy fruit cocktail. I was so excited when I stumbled across Cedar House Inn and saw mention of vegan food available upon advanced request. The food was amazing! All prepared from scratch by Mary Beth. We were greeted upon checking in with hot chai tea with soy milk and mexican chocolate cookies, which was nice because it was a very chilly winter weekend. Both of our breakfasts were outstanding and far exceeded our expectations. Our custom vegan meals included fresh fruit, homestyle potatoes and vegetables, lemon waffles with blueberry compote one morning and a tofu scramble with vegan muffins the next. I'm tempted to ask if I can make the trek from Atlanta to Dahlonega just for brunch! Also worth mentioning are the yurts. Due to the frigid weather I nearly changed our reservation to a room in the house, but Fred assured me that the yurts hold their heat pretty well, which they did. We quite enjoyed our yurt! The private bathrooms, which are a short walk up to the main house, were heated and pleasant. We are looking forward to another weekend in the mountains at Cedar House Inn later this spring, when the weather is warmer and flowers are blossoming. I highly recommend this Inn for the fantastic food, great service and company and conversation, and the unique experience of being able to stay in a yurt! Thank you Cedar House Inn!

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Rooms & Rates

Chickadee Room

This room is located on the first floor and has a southern and western exposure so it is sunnier in the morning. French doors lead to the private patio with adirondack chairs. Room has a queen bed, private bath with shower, individually controlled heat, mini fridge.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Mountain Bluebird Room

Located on first floor this room faces west and north. Has a patio with seating. Room has a queen bed, private bath with shower, individually controlled heat, mini fridge.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Cardinal Suite

Our largest room is located on the second floor. Has a separate seating area with simulated fireplace. Room has a queen bed, private bath with shower, individually controlled heat, mini fridge.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $145


Yurts are tent like structures located in the woods behind the inn. Private bathhouse located up the hill. Yurts have a queen canopy bed, electric simulated wood stove, individually controlled heat, mini fridge, composting toilet, microwave, coffee maker. Private deck is included. No water in yurt. Yurt guests receive full breakfast each morning like room guests. No cooking in yurts or campfires.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $145

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Location Type

North Georgia Mountains, Countryside, Mountains, Rural, Small town, Wine country


Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield Intl.) 75 miles

Directions to property:

Directions will be provided to guests with reservations. In order to assure privacy and a restful atmosphere for our overnight guests, permaculture students and ourselves, we regret that we are unable to accommodate drop-in visitors.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Appalachian Trail, 5 Vineyards/Wineries Nearby, Highest waterfall east of Mississippi, Wolf Mountain Winery 1 1/2 miles from inn, Holly Theater, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Farm, Teepees/Yurt

On-site amenities

Parking, Telephone , minifridge, microwave, coffee maker in yurts, Free Wi-Fi Internet Access in Rooms, minifridge in rooms/suite, permaculture gardens, AC only in inn rooms/not yurts, Afternoon cookies/tea

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Private entrance, Radio, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bird watching

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  • Check In:: 4:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 Night weekends in Fall
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Cancellations: 5 DAY cancellation notice required. If reserving more than 1 room a 2 week notice required



Fred & Mary Beth Tanner

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About the innkeepers

Fred is a retired corporate executive & college professor & Mary Beth is a retired school teacher. Mary Beth works at the library part time. They live Green & have a permaculture lifestyle. Both are certified permaculture designers(provide consulting & workshops). Hobbies include outdoor activities, cooking, gardening, hiking & camping in their 1984 Volkswagen Westy.

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  • Time Served: 8:30-9:00
  • Serving Location: Screened in dining porch, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free, Vegan, Advance Notice

Signature Dish

Full (lacto ovo) vegetarian breakfast may include such main dishes as stuffed french toast with peaches/cream cheese and home made black berry syrup,quiches ,stratas and more. Vegetables and herbs from our permaculture garden or berries from the property are used in season. Local pasture raised eggs, honey, organic milk/coffee is also used for breakfast. Only inn in the area that produces ingredients for breakfast in onsite permaculture/sustainable seasonal garden(localvore). We know where our food comes from.