North Georgia is a breathtaking region that maintains close ties to the surrounding nature by offering an abundance of outdoor places to explore. In addition, you’ll find a carefully curated collection of cultural institutions as well. One of our favorite exhibit halls is the Sautee Nacoochee Center. This association aims to foster a love of the arts among all its visitors while promoting camaraderie and collaboration with others. Whether you’re an artist yourself or just wish to learn more about the creative culture of our region, pay a visit to this remarkable establishment on your romantic getaway.
Once you’ve experienced the Sautee Nacoochee Center, spend the remainder of your trip exploring other cultural, culinary, natural, and historical destinations to explore. If you’re having trouble deciding how to make the most of your time, let us at Sylvan Valley Lodge & Cellars assist you. We created a complimentary Vacation Guide to bring the best of North Georgia right in the palm of your hand. After you’ve filled out the form, unlock the best of our budding wine country, including the places to stay at our charming bed and breakfast!
What to Do at the Sautee Nacoochee Center
The Sautee Nacoochee Center is situated off the Unicoi Turnpike, just a 5-mile drive from Sylvan Valley Lodge. Along the way, you’ll pass many other cultural sites, including the Hardman Farm Historic Site, the Nacoochee Indian Mound, and the Old Sautee Store. Before you go, remember to bring your camera, have your eye on artistic quality, and get ready to experience this place to the fullest. We hope you enjoy this delightful establishment as much as we do!
Galleries to Peruse
Calling all art aficionados! When you visit the Sautee Nacoochee Center, meander through the Central Gallery and the Gallery Too to marvel at the marvelous masterpieces lining the walls. You’ll find a collection of seasonal exhibits, each of which lasts six weeks and rotates throughout the year. Past displays included Where Can Art Take You, Out of the Woods, and More Than Just Mud. Before you visit, consult the schedule of exhibits to find out what is currently on display!
Museums to Tour
Take a step back into the art history of North Georgia when you visit the Sautee Nacoochee Center. On the campus, there are four unique establishments, all of showcasing a distinctive facet of our creative culture and preserves our region’s legacy through strokes of a paintbrush rather than words on a page. These exhibit halls include:
- African American Heritage Site
- Folk Pottery Museum
- Nacoochee History Museum
- Valley Heritage & Museums
Whether you visit one or all four, set aside time to reflect on these powerful and captivating pieces of our intricate past.
Events to Experience
Throughout the year, the Sautee Nacoochee Center is the gorgeous backdrop for several creative celebrations. If you’re in town, we encourage you to attend one of these festivals. Here are our recommendations for the top events!
- Sautee Nacoochee Art Festival | February
- Sparkle and Shine Show | April – June
- Cannon Classical Music Series | September, October, November, December
- Trunk or Treat | October
- Three Ladies and A Gentleman | September – November
- Lilies of the Valley | November
- Remember When – Early Days Show | December
Classes to Attend
The Sautee Nacoochee Center offers an array of spaces for you to unwind, embrace your inner artist, and immerse yourself in cultural practices. Tap into your artistic nature by attending one of the inventive classes! You can enroll in leather art making, yoga, t’ai chi, yoga, water coloring, and martial arts. In addition, grab your dancing shoes and register for a wonderful contra dancing (square dancing) course twice a month on Tuesdays. Whatever you decide to explore your creative side, you’re sure to have an unforgettable afternoon.
Escape the Hustle and Bustle at Sylvan Valley Lodge
After your many experiences at the Sautee Nacoochee Center, head back to surround yourself in the rustic comfort of our intimate bed and breakfast. When you return, spend your evening underneath the stars walking through our gardens with a glass of wine in hand, socializing in The Knot Bar, or gazing up at the undisturbed beauty of the night sky. Once you’ve made the most of your day, relax in your comfortable accommodation. We invite you to browse our selection of retreats and to reserve the ideal one for your getaway with Sylvan Valley Lodge. With so much relaxation awaiting your arrival, why are you waiting to reconnect with nature, your special someone, and most importantly yourself? We can’t wait to host you this year!