Our sincere desire at the Inn is to inspire a love of nature.

It’s everyone’s responsibility to be good stewards of our home here on earth. And, we believe that if we all work together to protect Georgia’s natural resources, we can also enjoy them together — for many years to come.




People don’t necessarily come here for an education in nature and conservation, but we try to make sure they leave with one.

We believe you can learn at every age and that nature is the greatest teacher. Just look around the woods and you’re sure to find beauty and wonder. But you will also find interconnectedness and resilience. In nature there is no waste. Resources are made, used and then returned to where they came from — to start another cycle. If we followed the ways of nature, there would be neither shortages — or scarcity. Rather, there would always be abundance.


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The hike to the Inn is an awesome opportunity to explore nature on your own. Observing the plants, flowers, animals, and rock formations you encounter along the way will fill your head with questions — that hopefully we can answer during your stay.

Every afternoon before dinner, we give a facility tour. This is where you can see that we practice what we preach; by modeling good conservation habits and behaviors. Everything from using renewable energy sources to rainwater collection to composting. Even simple things like eating everything on your plate, so you don’t waste food or adhering to our “pack-it-in, pack-it-out policy". Join us at 5:00p.m. and learn about our exciting new solar initiative "Above the Grid".

After dinner, we host educational programs. Programs range from nature talks about native plants, birds, butterflies and reptiles to nature photography and outdoor adventures from both far away and familiar places. We also share interesting lessons in backpacking essentials, leave-no-trace principles, Appalachian Trail history and even local history — like the Dahlonega Gold Rush.