Family Vacations

Forrest Hills Resort…Built by the Kraft Family, still owned and managed by them today.


Get back to nature…Actually see stars, hear birds sing, watch for deer, enjoy peace and tranquility!  Located between Dahlonega and Amicalola Falls, just one hour North of Atlanta.

Family Reunions Too – 8, 12 & 16 Room Private Lodges Available

Relax & enjoy...
  • Our Delicious Restaurant
  • Horseback Riding, Carriage Rides & Pony Rides
  • Outdoor Pool
  • General Store with Gem Mining
  • Nature Trails
  • Fire Pits
  • Horseshoes
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Free WIFI
  • HBO & Showtime In All Accommodations
Family Vacation Packages


  • 1 Hour Horseback Ride For Ages 11 & Up* or 1/2 Hour Family Carriage Ride
  • Dinner One Night
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Hot Breakfast Daily

*Horse rides for ages 8 to 10 can be added but not included.


  • Bottle of local wine for Mom & Dad on arrival with cheese and crackers to share.
  • Passes to Consolidated Gold Mine – Underground gold mine tour & pan for gold
  • North Georgia Waterfall Guide Book
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Dinner One Night
  • Hot Breakfast Daily


  • Breakfast Daily
  • Dinner & Breakfast Daily
  • Build Your Own Package!


Cabins, Rooms & Suites

Free WIFI resort wide and all private cabins have a hot tub!

  • 2 Bedroom – 2 Bath Cabins with full kitchen. PET FRIENDLY
  • 1 Bedroom – 1 Bath Cabins, some are pet friendly and have 2 queen beds + sleeper sofa.
  • BI-Level Suites – 2 Bedroom – 1 Bath w/TV on each level – 2 king beds + sleeper sofa
  • Lodge Rooms – 2 Queen beds + private bath with access to outdoor hot tub. No Pets


Nearby Family Favorites

Dahlonega, site of the first gold rush in the USA!  Our neighbors in Dawsonville are home to racing greats Bill & Chase Elliott, the beginning of the Appalachian Trail and features the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi.




Create Your Own Package

Horse Adventures With Gold City Corral

Within walking distance to Forrest Hills and independently owned and operated.  Forrest Hills acts only as an agent for these services.  Minimum age 8 to ride.  Reservations strongly suggested for Sat/Sun.

  • 1 Hour Ride – $40 per person – No experience necessary!
  • 2 Hour Ride – $80 per person – Some experience required.
  • Befriend Your Steed! ~ Brush your horse down & give them treats.  –  $25
  • Family Carriage Ride (1/2 hour) – $50 – All ages – Seats up to 6
  • Hand Led Pony Rides – Contact barn directly. 706-867-9395


  • Gourmet Snack Basket – $35
  • Consolidated Gold Mine Tickets – Underground Mine Tour & Pan For Gold – Adults $18 / Children $12
  • Gold Fever Tickets – Adults $28/Children $23 – Entrance to Gold Museum + Consolidated Gold Mine + Gem Mining at Crisson’s
  • Picnic Lunch  – $15 per person –  (includes Ciabatta club sandwiches, potato or pasta salad, granola bar, trail mix, chips, drinks, and fresh baked cookies)
  • Gem Mining at Resort Gift Shop – Varies pending bag size – $4.95, $6.95 or $8.95
  • S’Mores Kit, Firewood & Fire Starter (For use at fire pit, not fireplace please!) – $25


  • Local Wine, pair of souvenir wine glasses and cork screw – $42
  • Bottle of Champagne plus pair of souvenir champagne flutes – $39
  • Cheese, Summer Sausage & Crackers – $28
  • Spa Basket – Jacuzzi crystals, candles, fruit, gourmet tea, and sparkling water – $39
  • Terry Bath Robes Embroidered With Resort Logo – $89. Each
  • 1 Hour Massage – $85 per person – Avail. Fri/Sat/Mon/Wed by appointment only.

Tax and gratuity/convenience fee to be added.  All baskets & treats are delivered prior to arrival.

Family Dining

Buffets are available Friday & Saturday nights.  Menu service available nightly except Sunday.  Dine in or take out available.  We offer everything from pizza to Chilean Sea Bass!




Basket of Fries|

Roasted Brussels Sprouts |Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic, Imported Romano cheese

Personal Flatbread Pizza | Your choice of up to 4 toppings

Asian Pork Belly Bites |With Jalapeno slaw

Potato Nachos | Crispy Fries topped with Ranch, Mozzarella cheese, Tomatoes, Bacon, Green Onion, Fresh Jalapeno

10 Wings|Mild, Mango Habanero, Hot or BBQ – Ranch or Blue Cheese

5 Chicken Tenders| Served with crispy fries



Superfood Quinoa Bowl|

Spinach, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Quinoa, Brown Rice, Red Onion, & Fire Roasted Red Peppers

Granny’s Fried Chicken | 

Geraldine’s Southern Styled Fried Chicken, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Green Beans & Bacon Jalapeno Gravy

Peach Bourbon Glazed Salmon |

Fresh Atlantic salmon with GA Peaches, Wild rice, and Haricot verts

Coffee Rubbed Pork Chop |

Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes and Micro Green Beans

Chilean Sea Bass |

Pistachio Crusted Seabass with wild rice, Lemon Asparagus, & Sundried Tomatoes

12 OZ Prime NY Strip Steak|

Loaded Mashed Potatoes, Micro green beans, served with Au Jus

Homemade Pizza   12X16



Garden Salad |

Mixed Greens, Shaved Carrots, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Onions, Cheddar cheese, sprouts and homemade croutons

Fried or Grilled Chicken Salad |

Mixed Greens, Shaved Carrots, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, sprouts, Cheddar cheese, Onions and croutons

*Dressings: Ranch, blue cheese, Honey Mustard, Balsamic vinaigrette, Raspberry poppy seed vinaigrette


Black Bean Veggie Burger|

Fried or Grilled Chicken Sandwich|

All American Burger |

*All sandwiches are served with fries

Shareable Desserts

Cream Cheese Triple Chocolate Brownie Ala Mode

Southern Warm Bread Pudding Ala Mode

Bourbon Glazed GA Peaches w/ Crème Fraiche

Family Reunions

Don’t just bring your kids…bring your siblings, parents, aunts, uncles and cousins too!  Rent your own private hotel!  8, 12, & 16 rooms in size, all w/hospitality suite.

The Eagles Nest Lodge is a family favorite.

  • 12 Bedrooms – 8 Baths
  • 22 Beds!
  • Full Kitchen
  • Large Living Room w/Fireplace
  • Free WIFI, HBO & Showtime in All Rooms
  • Next To Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Easy Walking Distance To Everything

Midweek Special – Save $200 per night – Only $699 per night with 2 nights or more (Mon-Thur)!   Excludes holiday and summer seasons.  Meals and more can be added – Meals required on weekends but who wants to cook anyway?  BOOK ONLINE TODAY or Call Terri, Mary or Michele.  706-864-6456

Now that you are a group, you can book a Dinner Wagon Ride

  • Scenic Wagon Ride To The River House
  • Steak & Chicken – Cooked on the grill with all the traditional fixin’s
  • Live Music
  • Bonfire
  • Horseshoe Island
  • Up To 20 People – $980++ – Additional adults $49++/Children $39/2 & Under Free