Why You Need to Visit The Gourd Place

The Gourd Place is a one-of-a-kind boutique store in Sautee, Georgia. They specialize in making and selling art crafted from – you guessed it – gourds! Their unique pieces and decor make eye-catching additions to any home. When you’re looking for something other than the standard refrigerator magnet or t-shirt to take home with you, this amazing store will not disappoint!

The Gourd Place is just one of the many unique attractions in the North Georgia mountains. See them all and experience some of the other great things to do here when you download a copy of our complimentary North Georgia Wine Country Vacation Guide. It’s one of the best local resources for planning your trip. Regardless of how many times you’ve visited, the Vacation Guide will help you find something new to love about the area. It contains comprehensive information about all the best activities and attractions, as well as wineries, vineyards, and tasting rooms. Find great places to shop, eat, arts and cultural opportunities, events, and more when you have the Vacation Guide by your side. Take the stress out of planning your trip to wine country and download your guide today.

What You’ll See At The Gourd Place

Gourd Impressions Pottery

One of the most interesting things you’ll see at The Gourd Place is called gourd impressions pottery. Priscilla Wilson, artist and co-owner of the shop, invented the method, which uses gourds for molds for slip casting pottery. These handmade items are beautiful and extremely unique – no one piece is exactly like the next.

In addition to being interesting conversation starters and aesthetically pleasing, the pottery is also dishwasher safe. All the glazes are food safe, meaning this artwork is more than just pretty centerpiece material. It’s useful as well.

The Gourd Museum

When you stop by The Gourd place, make sure to take a look at their Gourd Museum! Their permanent exhibit features over 200 different gourds from 23 countries. See reproductions of early American gourds, pieces by contemporary artists, and examples of gourds from many different regions and cultures.  

Getting to The Gourd Place

The Gourd Place is located at 2319 Duncan Bridge Road in Sautee, Georgia. It’s easy to access from Sylvan Valley Lodge and Cellars. Head east on GA-384 S toward Sonny’s Circle, and the Gourd Place will be on your left in about 1.6 miles. The drive should take less than 5 minutes.

Come Relax at Sylvan Valley Lodge and Cellars

A day exploring the unique creations at The Gourd Place meets its perfect ending at Sylvan Valley Lodge and Cellars. Our rustic lodge is a wonderful place to enjoy the area’s natural beauty; there is no better place to come and relax. Our accommodations nestled in the gorgeous mountains have everything you need for a smooth, fun, and memorable trip. Recline with a craft beer or glass of wine and enjoy Mother Nature’s Playground. Return home feeling relaxed and recharged! Come sip, stay and play at Sylvan Valley Lodge and Cellars, and get a taste of the wine country lifestyle!


Check out our specials and packages to get the most out your trip to North Georgia Wine Country!


Photo Credit: Getty Images | SilvaPinto1985