Welcome to Frog Call Retreat
Contact Jimmie Walters JSUNP2008@aol.com
Family memories at Frog Call
Recently we went to Dahlonega, GA for a wedding. We stayed three days at Frog Call and came away with memories of a lifetime. Our family of 6 adults and 4 children turned a wedding trip into a mini vacation. We had beautiful North GA weather to explore the 50 + acres which included a pond with a waterfall, a meadow where we probably would have seen wildlife if we had been a little quieter and hiking trails through the woods. The leaves were just starting to change and there was just enough nip in the air to make you enjoy a good cup of coffee on the porch swing as the fog lifted in the early morning.
The kids enjoyed fishing and riding in the canoe while the adults slept in a hammock while letting the waterfalls put them to sleep. My words could never describe the Tree House or Bunk House where some of our family spent the night. It was like fancy camping in the middle of the woods. The Tree House has two streams that run under it and had its own little falls for your sleeping enjoyment. The main cabin had its own unique features. Our favorite was the Master bathroom. The shower and bathtub had a view that will make you want to return again. Another family favorite was the screened in porch where the early risers drank coffee and enjoyed nature,
Thank you, Jimmie, for sharing your vacation home with us and being so friendly and easy to communicate with during our planning and actual trip.
The Purcell Family
Warner Robbins, GA
Special Events at Frog Call:
Connecting and Healing Through Nature
Besides gold in the Dahlonega hills, there are Dahlonega Jewels, as well. Here are some unique options we recommend, from our very own Dahlonega Jewels to enhance your visit to Frog Call. Below is information on how to book directly. You will need to make reservations in advance.
Sayuri Adams and her husband Joe are Frog Call's caretakers. They are responsible for the organic gardens at Frog Call. They also own Revival Gardens, which produces community share agriculture boxes for the community. Sayuri is Japanese, and is famous for what she calls her Jappalachian cooking. For Frog Call guests only, with advance notice, Sayuri will prepare wonderful organic meals and deliver them to your door. She does modifications for gluten free, diabetic, etc. She is also available for cooking classes. Sayuri and Joe have 3 very talented award winning teenagers (The Three Arrows), who are delicious icing on the cake, and can entertain you with authentic Appalachian Music. http://www.reverbnation.com/threearrows Mark Warren is a naturalist. He is also a composer, novelist, and director of Medicine Bow, "a primitive school of earthlore". Mark will actually come to Frog Call and take you on your own private nature hike. The depth of his knowledge never ceases to amaze those fortunate enough to spend time with him. To reach him: 706-864-5928 http://medicinebow.net/
Amy Lovelady Strickland is another Dahlonega Jewel, a local potter whose passion is "playing in the mud", with a special love for Raku pottery. She is delighted to share her passion with you, with a behind the scenes tour, and even private lessons. Amy’s studio is at her home, off the square in Dahlonega. Her work can be found in collections throughout the United States, Japan, Ireland, England, France, Canada, and South America. She was the designated artist for the 2008 Tour de Georgia 5th Stage, where her platters were given to the top five winners. To quote Amy ""Art is food for the soul, and everyone should eat".
If you want to treat yourself to a massage and not leave Frog Call, there is a special treat waiting for you in the seasoned, intuitive hands of Leigh Broschat. An hour in her capable hands is a life changer. http://www.broschat.com/
The Dahlonega Gold Museum is a must see, housed on the Square in the old courthouse building.
The gold mining tour and panning for gold is tons of fun for all ages. Bring a jacket. It can be cold underground on the hottest day! The below is our favorite, located at the entrance to Walmart.
From movies, to plays, to concerts, no matter what's on the calendar, everyone enjosy a visit to the old Holly Theatre, just off the Dahlonega downtown square.
If you are into wines, or just enjoy beautiful scenery and great food, Frog Call is less than 10 minutes from Wolf Mountain Winery, and approximately 30 minutes from a half a dozen other wineries. Dahlonega is becoming a mini Napa Valley! Three Sisters is our personal favorite on wine, Wolf Mountain for food and ambience.
Frog Call borders Chattahoochee National Forest on two sides, and is also less than a 10 minute drive from the Appalachian Trail crossing.
Other outdoor adventures:
"Teaching with Enthusiasm, Painting with Passion and Loving Life” are words that Joan Darflinger lives by daily. Passing the baton of her knowledge to other aspiring artists has always been one of her goals in life.
Fortunately for us, this energetic, dedicated artist now resides in Gainesville, GA. Joan sold her art business after thirty plus years of teaching thousands of students at the Joan Darflinger School of Fine Art in St. Charles Illinois. She is now enjoying the next chapter in life, focusing on painting for pleasure, part time teaching and conducting painting retreats at Frog Call Retreat. She also conducts World Wide Artists’ Adventures, which are en plein air painting retreats all over the world, for artists and non artists. Last year was an amazing experience for 12 lucky attendees in Ireland! Joan's wealth of experience also includes being one of the few TV artists on PBS and Cable stations throughout the United States. She was one of the first TV artists who presented the easy “How-to” painting shows, aired weekly and viewed by millions. Her paintings hang in numerous private and public collections throughout the United States and Europe, receiving many top awards, Best of Shows, Peoples Choice and Purchase Awards too numerous to list. For workshop retreat scheduling at Frog Call or upcoming international trips, view Joan's website: http://www.joandarflinger.com/ Vision Quests, Individual or Couples Retreat, Dream Interpretation, Listening to your dreams might be the most radical and healing move you can make in life. Depth Psychologist Tayria Ward has been listening to her own and other people’s dreams for nearly 40 years. In private sessions, phone sessions, retreats and classrooms, she has set her ear and her heart toward understanding the power and healing wisdom coming to us in our nightly visions and in waking access to the dreaming dimension of the psyche. There are many names and concepts for that which communicates with us through the symbols and images of dreams — universe, higher self, objective psyche, God, the unconscious both personal and collective. Stories about the wisdom delivered in dreams are legendary; they are recorded and revered in every culture, tradition, scripture and mythology. Whether you presently remember your dreams of the night or not, the dreaming psyche is always speaking and can be accessed. Its language is symbolic and has timely, personal, profound and healing information for you without fail. We maintain our cars and houses, but care for the inner landscape is too often neglected. Everything in our world proceeds from here. Attention to this terrain is essential, and inquiry into it assures a fascinating and rewarding adventure. http://www.tayriaward.com/
I want to say Thank you! Thank you! for all you have done to make this special occasion very special. (May 2015's North Georgia Military College Gradution) The cabin and property were very beautiful. My family and friends really enjoyed staying there. The kids stayed busy on the trails and the fish pond. The adults enjoyed watching the turkeys and birds and the kids.
We stayed so busy during our stay that we wished we could have stayed longer to enjoy the weather and the scenery. My sister in law was so impressed with this property that she will be coming back with her family in the future.
We will be coming back to stay here in the future. Also, the gradution cupcakes were delicious!
T. Hutto & Family
Catering (twelve minimum):
Dahlonega's Frog Call description:
Follow the long private drive to your Frog Call Hideaway, retreat to Nature and get unplugged! Located minutes from the lovely town of Dahlonega, Frog Call is a 52 acre private nature preserve bordering National Forest. Embraced by this beautiful land are overnight accommodations available to rent for 1 to 8 guests in a lovingly furnished 2 bdrm/2bath cabin (accommodates 6 guests in 3 beds), overlooking a tranquil, large pond with monster trout, waterfalls, fire pit and rock dock, an amazing architecturally designed handicap access treehouse with queen bed on rushing creek rapids, and hand crafted 4 bed bunkhouse, and hiking trails along streams.
From your romantic clawfoot tub, watch the trout jumping in the pond and the organic gardens grow. You will find a minimum of distractions here. There is no TV. Cell phones have poor reception. There is an internet connection and a land line for calls, if you are forced to have contact with the outside world. The tree house and bunkhouse are sleeper houses and do not have running water or electricity. Lanterns and candles are provided. The bunkhouse is a 5 minute walk across the meadow. The treehouse is a 10 minute stroll from the cabin.
What you will find at Frog Call is an abundance of nature, with cozy accommodations, and a serenity that can only be experienced. Whether it's a party of 1 or 50, you have exclusive use of the facilities for your stay. There is a 3 night minimum fee for the months of April through October and on holidays.
Frog Call can be customized to your needs, making it perfect for an individual retreat, a romantic couples retreat or honeymoon, family gatherings, executives' retreat, team building, yoga, artists, wellness, or spiritual retreats; Special day event hostings, destination weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, family reunions for up to 50 guests. Please contact us for group rates or discounts for solos and specials.
Relax, reconnect, recharge, restore balance. Custom packages are available from a carefully selected local team, which includes your own Frog Call Fairy Godmother to help you create your unique experience. Wonderful organic meals delivered to your door, therapeutic massage, golf, yoga, drumming, pottery classes, nature hikes, winery tours, fishing expeditions, detox programs, healthy gourmet cooking classes, or learn the language of dreams and the amazing guidance they offer. Escape to Frog Call and feel the magic. Renters must be 25 years of age or older.
$250 per night
$1500 per week
$4000 per month
Additional Fees per rental event:
• Cleaning Fee $180
• Tax Rate 7%
There is a two (2) night minimum stay for November 1 through March 31.
A three (3) night minimum fee stay is required on holidays and for April 1 through October 31.
Maximum occupancy for overnight guests is six (6). Deposits refundable 30 days prior to arrival. $100 rebooking fee for cancellations. Within 30 days of arrival, there are no refunds. Bunkhouse is a five (5) minute walk from cabin and a treehouse is a ten (10) minute walk.
Payment & Due dates:
50% deposit upon booking, balance due two (2) weeks prior to arrival. Check or money order only.
About the owner: Andrew and Jimmie divide their time between Duluth, GA, Augusta, and their hideaway in Dahlonega. They are blessed with two beautiful daughters and their families, including four grandchildren. Originally purchased as a family getaway, Frog Call has been evolving for over 15 years, with the dream of sharing this peaceful, nurturing place come true, like pieces of a puzzle fitting together.
Why the Owner Chose Dahlonega: The search for a mountain getaway spanned two years. Starting off on a personal tour with the Chapman family owners, by the time they forded West Cane Creek in the old jeep, Jimmie had tears in her eyes, and the search was over. The 50+ acres of lush forest, meadows, streams, the trails, the end of road privacy and bordered by national forest, all creating peaceful seclusion from the outside world. And located just over one hour from Atlanta, and six miles from the Dahlonega Square.
Frog Call's Unique Benefits:
The Cherokee Indians chose the Dahlonega area to settle for good reason. Starting with that wonderful slice of land, and an old caretakers' cottage given new life (cabin), the cozy living quarters have cautiously been expanded, allowing nature in, with a minimum of disturbance to the beautiful, natural surroundings, adding the breathtaking treehouse with queen size bed and 30 ft. bridge, and bunkhouse with hand crafted bunk beds. In every instance the right people have shown up, bringing their gifts to take it to the next level of development. Whether it was funds needed, ideas for sharing, treehouse visions, an amazingly talented architect and team, an organic farming family, a nature loving landscape company, an out of work builder, flower garden gifts, or a husband who knew how to build a pond and waterfall, what has been created is a totally unique, soul reviving escape. Add to that local individuals who can create a personalized experience for you with their talents and knowledge of the area. 'There are a 1000 ways to kneel and kiss the ground.' Rumi~