7 Budget-friendly Things to do in Sautee Nacoochee That You Shouldn't Miss

May 14, 2022 Janean Rudisill

Sautee Nacoochee (or Sautee-Nacoochee) is an unincorporated community in White County, Georgia, United States, near Sautee Creek in the Appalachian foothills of northeast Georgia, approximately 95 miles (153 km) north of Atlanta. The nearest incorporated town is the tourist destination of Helen.
Restaurants in Sautee Nacoochee

1. Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia

283 Hwy 255 N, Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571 +1 706-878-3300 [email protected] http://folkpotterymuseum.com
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5.0 based on 75 reviews

Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia

Our building and services have won awards for design and service to the community. We trace the art, history, and technology of folk potters in northeast Georgia.

Reviewed By RebeccaL50 - Atlanta, United States

We stopped here and found the exhibits fascinating as they focused on generations of family potters including the Meaders, the Hewell and Ferguson families. A film at the beginning featured Lanier and CJ Meaders explaining how the clay is dug up, turned, glazed and fired without the help of modern machinery. The museum is located in a beautiful, light filled building built in 2006. Some pottery pieces dated back to the 1800s. The museum explains the original purpose of pottery was for food storage. When glass and cans became popular for containers after 1900, pottery became more decorative. It’s a good overview of hard-working families in Mossy Creek, Gillsville and other rural towns in NE Georgia.

2. The Lavender Cottage & Garden

53 Highway 255 N, Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571-2605 +1 706-878-0100 [email protected] http://www.thelavendercottageandgarden.com
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5.0 based on 111 reviews

The Lavender Cottage & Garden

Located in Historic Sautee-Naccoheee, The Lavender Cottage & Garden offers a variety of unique Lavender products, specialty gift items and local artisan goods. We offer an extensive selection of bath and body products made with organic and natural ingredients, Lavender culinary treats and an artisan room featuring the talents of our local community.

Reviewed By stephaniemJ6944VL - Chancellor, United States

Visited with my mother and we enjoyed this shop very much .. friendly staff and we bought several items for family back home

3. Nacoochee Crossing Wellness Center & Day Spa

35 Nacoochee Way, Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571-3039 +1 706-250-2123 [email protected] http://www.nacoocheewellness.com/
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5.0 based on 31 reviews

Nacoochee Crossing Wellness Center & Day Spa

Nacoochee Crossing Wellness Center & Day Spa welcomes you for rest, renewal, relaxation and healing. Our holistic offerings encourage you to develop a healthy body, a balanced mind, an open heart and a joyful spirit. Located in the beautiful North Georgia mountains, between Helen and Cleveland, not far from Atlanta, you'll find a peaceful sanctuary where you can unwind and enjoy a slower pace of life.

Reviewed By 728shawnal

My favorite part was the Anti-stress facial!! So relaxing!! The overall body massage was fantastic as well. This was my 3rd ever massage and the very first for my friend, and by far was the best for me and my friend was amazed at how much she enjoyed it!! I cannot express how relaxing and enjoyable it was. If you have never had a massage or if you are just looking for the best massage you have ever had, you need to visit these ladies, they are wonderful!!! I would definitely give them more stars if I could!

4. Sautee Nacoochee Center

283 Highway 255 North, Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571-4011 +1 706-878-3300 http://www.snca.org/snc/home.php
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4.5 based on 30 reviews

Sautee Nacoochee Center

Mission: We value creativity, along with the historical, cultural, and environmental resources of the Sautee and Nacoochee Valleys and the surrounding Appalachian Mountains. The Cultural Center is a recognized cultural hub in Northeast Georgia documenting and exploring the performing and visual arts, early settlement of Native Americans, Spanish and English Settlers, and Slaves brought in from the coastal towns in Georgia and South Carolina. We provide 35 stage performances a year presented by local and national talent. We also display six art shows a year featuring juried artists living and producing art within a 50-mile radius of Sautee Nacoochee, GA. Our dance groups provide monthly instruction and dance sessions specializing in Contra and Line Dancing.

Reviewed By 646lorit - Dawsonville, United States

The Sautee Nacoochee Center was so much more than I expected. Housed in a large school built in 1927, the center includes a history museum, galleries featuring works from local artists, and community facilities such as an art classroom, a meeting room, and offices. We spent 20 minutes in the history museum, and could have spent much longer. The stories and artifacts in the museum depict life in the area starting 10,000 years ago, up through current times. I particularly liked the display of arrow heads from the various time periods. The signage throughout the museum was very informative. The gift stores double as art galleries, with all products being made by local artists. The adjacent Folk Pottery Museum has a nominal admission charge, but the Sautee Nacoochee Center museum and galleries are free, and well worth a visit, even if you have only a few minutes while passing through the area.

5. Hardman Farm

143 Highway 17, Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571 +1 706-878-1077 http://www.gastateparks.org/HardmanFarm
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4.5 based on 137 reviews

Hardman Farm

Travel through centuries of culture at Hardman Farm State Historic Site along the iconic Unicoi Turnpike, once a Native American trail, passing through a historic farm landscape and linking Georgia’s earliest inhabitants with the enduring legacy of the Nichols and Hardman families’ and their Nineteenth Century Italianate mansion.

Reviewed By lgaillittle

This is a must see Georgia State Park. History of the house and farm was fascinating. Fran was our guide for the house tour, and she was knowledgeable and fun. For those who are home schooling, this would be a great day trip for a history lesson. The outbuildings are amazing. There are a lot of "Modern Inventions" in the house that were way ahead of their time. House is currently only open for tours on Thurs, Fri, and Saturday. Call or check the website for hours. We spent about 4 hours and we would love to go back and explore again. So Happy that our newest State park is such a joy.

6. The Gourd Place

2319 Duncan Bridge Rd, Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571-3615 +1 706-865-4048 http://www.gourdplace.com
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4.5 based on 53 reviews

The Gourd Place

Reviewed By bethmY6510LY

This is a quaint place with lots more than gourds. Beautiful items. We enjoyed walking thru all the rooms of this cottage like store.

7. Old Sautee Store

Hwy 17 & 255, Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571 +1 888-463-9853 http://www.oldsauteestore.com
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4.5 based on 83 reviews

Old Sautee Store

Reviewed By jwmcrazynurse - Augusta, United States

My family and I have stopped at this neat place before while visiting Helen and the Sautee Nacoochee area. We stopped in here again this past fall after visiting the mountain farm festival. There is a neat little deli next door and we had lunch and ice cream in the deli and then enjoyed visiting several places around the old sautee store. Sautee Nacoochee is a neat little area to stop and visit while passing through to Helen or Cleveland or just in the area. Very nice people here. My children enjoying checking out places like this.

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