We found this really interesting and wanted to share it. With four of our chefs named as “The Best Chefs in America” we are into number five and number ten, if you want to learn to cook!!Summer Travel Forecast: Vacationers Are Planning Ahead And Seeking Value Over Budget A new consumer survey focused on travel [...]
Tallulah Gorge State Park, here in beautiful Rabun County in the Northeast Georgia Mountains, was ranked in the top 20 State Parks in America at #9. We are so honored to have this natural beauty in our piece of God’s country. Read the attached article for all the state parks and linger just a bit [...]
Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo Brings Visitors From Canada and throughout the U.S. CLAYTON, GA April 18, 2013 The inaugural Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo started and ended in Clayton. Between the start and finish, most of the riders climbed Georgia’s biggest mountains, including those climbs made famous by the Tour de Georgia professional race. [...]
CLAYTON, GA – March 22, 2013 – Northern Georgia will host the second cycling event in the new Gran Fondo National Championship SeriesSM (GFNCS) on Sunday, April 14 in the heart of Rabun County in Clayton. A gran fondo is a cycling challenge that takes bicycle racing to the next level. Gran fondos are a hybrid [...]
You do not see the tourism industry as you do manufacturing. Tourism does not have a parking lot where all the tourism employees park. You will not see 500 employee cars parked in front of a building in Tiger or Rabun Gap. However, they exist. According to the U.S. Travel Association (USTA) and the State [...]
Relax in our North Georgia Mountains – Rabun County is your Mountain Destination for Adventure . . . You’ll find everything you could dream of for the perfect get away to rest, relax and renew. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, a student of history, a prolific shopper or collector, or a gourmet or a [...]
Medina, OH – The Rabun County Convention & Visitors Bureau in cooperation with the Owners of Blue Ridge Camp are pleased to announce the BadAss Dash™ is making a stop in Mountain City, Georgia on May 11th, 2013. So…. whether you are a weekend warrior or a full-on adrenaline junky, get ready for the most [...]
Best Chefs in America Tap Northeast Georgia Talent Fresh and Local just got a face. Or should we say “faces”. Northeast Georgia Chefs David Darugh of Beechwood Inn, Jenny Wilson of Froamge and Jamie Allred of Lake Rabun Hotel learned they were selected by other chefs to be featured in a new book, Best Chefs in [...]
My weekend getaway at Lake Rabun was absolutely perfect. After a beautiful scenic drive, we arrived at Lake Rabun Hotel around One o’clock. The innkeeper greeted us warmly and gave us a tour of the hotel. My cares and life stresses suddenly melted away. The rustic charm and serenity made me feel like I was in [...]
Have you thought how wonderful it would be to travel to the south of France or to Tuscany this summer to enjoy the wines and the beautiful countryside? You can save yourself the airfare by visiting Stonewall Creek Vineyards, Rabun County’s newest vineyards and winery.
The first mention of wine in the Bible is found in Genesis 9:20-25, “And Noah began to be a farmer, and he planted a vineyard”. Lisa Romanello and Mike Brown have done exactly that.
In an era when corn was plentiful and dollars were not, Rabun County men, like their neighbors in all of Georgia and much of Appalachia, turned to the production and selling of moonshine to put food on the table for their families. By definition, moonshine is any distilled spirit made in an unlicensed still. In [...]
We were thrilled to have another major Hollywood Promotion be filmed here in Rabun County, Georgia. Clint Eastwood’s new film Trouble With The Curve, shot here last week. They used a variety of locations for filming; Lake Burton Club, Camp Dixie, Mountain Lakes Medical Center, & The Creative Learning Center. The movie will star Eastwood [...]
Warrior Dash is coming to Rabun County Georgia! Red Frog Events presents Warrior Dash Georgia 2012! Located in Mountain City, GA, this year’s Warrior Dash is open for registration now. On May 19th, 2012, Warriors will descend on the North Georgia Mountains for a race that is beyond the ordinary. The Warrior Dash [...]
“Big Spring”!!! What is it? It is Spring 2012 and it means a huge spring season for Rabun County tourism. I will explain more, but first I need to explain another phrase used by the Rabun County Convention & Visitors Bureau (RCCVB)…”Spring Blitz”. We use this phrase to refer to the heavy advertising we do [...]
Known for luxury lodging, an exceptional wine list, cooking classes and fine dining that features locally sourced foods, Beechwood Inn, located in Clayton, Georgia, has garnered a top travel destination designation by the influential Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
The Lake Rabun Hotel was built in 1922 during Prohibition and the Roaring Twenties. It was a ripe and daring time in our nation’s history filled with stories of outlaws, bootleggers, and new dances like the Lindy Hop and Charleston, danced to the ever growing popular swing/jazz music of the time.
Nowadays you can hear those words echoing throughout the mountains of Rabun County in Northeast Georgia. Last year parts of The Wettest County and most of The Goats (starring Val Kilmer) were filmed in Rabun County and, while the filming for the comedy Wanderlust was in neighboring Habersham County, the star, Jennifer Anniston, and several [...]
Congratulations! You are engaged to the love of your life and about to plan the dream wedding you’ve always imagined and it is time to start planning the wedding. Or, perhaps you’ve waited until this time to decide what style of celebration fits you as a couple. Either way, the details can be overwhelming as [...]
I want to congratulate our community for job well done in hosting the production company for the Movie Killing Season. Our community just had a fun and interesting week as Killing Season used our North Georgia Mountains as a backdrop for a plot about a private war between the characters played by two film giants, [...]
Check out this article from the Heaven’s Landing Newsletter, a fly in community here in Rabun County, written by Jan Nash. A Killing Season & Rabun County Movie Industry
The inaugural Chattooga River Festival will be held on June 22 – 24, 2012 and is being organized by a broad coalition of groups from both Georgia and South Carolina. It will include events and activities in Clayton, GA and Long Creek, SC. The mission of the festival is to encourage environmental stewardship in conjunction [...]
Check out this article about Travolta & DeNiro filming in Rabun County, GA http://www.independentmail.com/news/2012/jan/21/deniro-travolta-begin-filming-new-movie-rabun-coun/
We are always traveling the back roads of our area looking for new adventures. One day in nearby Long Creek, SC we stumbled upon Chattooga Belle Farm. The view from this location is simply put – stunning. Unobstructed layered views of mountains and valleys from Black Rock to Rabun Bald to Whiteside. As we drove down [...]
What a great way to spend a day! Two weeks ago, I was asked to help a group from Hollywood scout for locations for a movie. I met them at Tallulah Gorge along with Park Superintendent Danny Tatum and Georgia Senior Location Specialist, Craig Dominey. The movie being scouted was: “Killing Season” starring Robert De [...]