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Why should I book a retreat at Koosa Mountain Lodge?

A retreat at Koosa Mountain lodge is like no other.  The peaceful setting, the luxury accommodations and the spacious working area set it apart from other retreats.   Koosa Mountain lodge is located in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains.  From the Lodge, you’ll have easy access to restaurants, shopping, wineries, hiking, quilt shops, and more. 

When I saw Koosa Mountain Lodge for the first time, before I even walked into the front door, I fell in love with the view.   As I drove up the hill, the woods opened up, and I saw the lodge sitting on top of the hill in the middle of a clearing.  It was breathtaking.   I’m still a little awed by the fact that I’m running a retreat in this beautiful lodge.  Even more awe-inspiring than the view of the Lodge as you come up the hill is the view of the mountains from the deck.  On a clear day, you can see Blood Mountain, the highest peak in Georgia.  The Lodge faces due west, so it is the perfect place for viewing spectacular sunsets.  

Every time I come to the lodge, I spend a few moments taking in the view, then I’m ready to go inside.  The lodge offers spacious bedrooms on three different levels.   The large bedrooms on the top floor have enough room for 4 beds in each room. The main level has two bedrooms with two beds in each room, and the lower level also has two bedrooms with two beds in each room.   The large closets and dressers allow guests to unpack and to make themselves at home for the weekend.  The main floor has a fully equipped luxury gourmet kitchen. Guests can gather in the large living and dining rooms.

The lower level of the lodge is set up to allow for maximum productivity while working.   The work room has ample room for 16 guests to work. Several cutting tables are available, including a large cutting table in a smaller room adjacent to the work room.  Also located in the cutting room is the inspiration corner.  A variety of books, magazines and patterns are available for you to use.  Feel free to borrow one or two.  An Accuquilter, along with a number of dies, is available to help make cutting your fabric easier.  Ironing stations and generous sized design walls are conveniently spread throughout the work area.   A kitchenette in the work room makes snacking and hydrating easy.  Additional lighting and electrical outlets have been added to the work area. 

While the Lodge is the perfect place to hide away for a weekend to work, some guests enjoy a field trip or two during their stay.  For quilters, the most popular field trips include stops at local quilt shops. Two quit shops are located within a 20-minute drive from the Lodge. The Common Thread , south of the Lodge, in Dahlonega has a wonderful selection of Batik fabrics.   Quilt’n Kaboodle to the northeast, in Cleveland offers my guests a 10% discount when they visit as a group.  They have a wonderful selection of panels and a wide variety of fabrics.  https://www.quiltnkaboodlega.com

One of my favorite things to do when I visit the Lodge is to spend some time exploring downtown Dahlonega.  The square has a variety of shops and restaurants and offers some unique gift ideas.  Brad Walker Pottery is a favorite stop of mine. I have several of his pieces at the Lodge, and his mugs make great gifts.  A favorite stop for my children has always been the Glass Shop.  Always friendly and welcoming, the owner can often be seen making some of the pieces offered in the shop.  Cork and Canvas is another wonderful business just off the square in Dahlonega.  They offer wine tasting and art classes and will give a special group rate to my guests.  http://canvasandcorkdahlonega.com

The Georgia Wine Highway is a rout that takes you to a collection of wineries and vineyards in the North Georgia Mountains.  The Georgia Wine Highway runs right past Koosa Mountain Lodge.  Three popular wineries are within 2 miles of the Lodge.  Frogtown, Kaya and Three Sisters all offer wine tastings and occasional live music.  If guests want to venture further than 2 miles down the road, almost a dozen wineries are available.    

Koosa Mountain Lodge was designed to give quilters and other crafters a creative home for a weekend.  With ample workspace, comfortable common areas, and large bedrooms, you can spend the entire weekend working on your projects.  The location of the Lodge is convenient to entertainment and shopping options if you decide to explore beyond the Lodge.