Enjoy unique accommodations ranging from a charming mountain or lake cabin, romantic B & B’s or fine lodging at the upscale Brasstown Valley Resort, have exquisite dining experiences at our numerous fine restaurants offering the finest in regional cuisine plus enjoy other resort facilities. At the top of Georgia’s Wine Highway near Young Harris is our own Crane Creek Vineyards. Relax on the vineyard decks while listening to live music (check for the schedule) and take the opportunity to sample locally grown and produced wines.
Young Harris, the hometown of former Georgia Governor Zell Miller, holds the Young Harris College. Founded in 1886, Young Harris College is a private United Methodist-affiliated residential liberal arts school. Offering a nurturing atmosphere with a 15:1 student teacher ratio, the academics program is rigorous. The campus offers a gymnasium, indoor swimming pool, six tennis courts, large athletic fields, includes all the advanced up-to-date technology plus the 3rd largest Planetarium (check for dates open to the public) in the state. Visitors can also enjoy on campus theatrical productions and concerts at Theatre Young Harris, and the famous John C. Campbell Folk School nearby in Brasstown, NC.
Originally named Young Harris College in honor of Judge Young Loftin Gerdine Harris of Athens.it was soon shortened to Young Harris, although Young Harris College, now a four year college is still nestled in the heart of town. Located on the campus is Rollins Planetarium, which offers free Friday night star shows. The observatory for the planetarium sits on a hill overlooking Brasstown Valley Resort, one of the State of Georgia's premier mountain resorts. The resort boasts an equestrian center, a spa, a pub, a restaurant, hiking trails, golfing and conference facilities.. Crane Creek Vineyards is currently the only winery located in immediate area, but offers a delightful wine tasting experience along with breathtaking views of the adjacent mountains and valleys.
If you love interesting and unusual animals, plan to visit Destiny Alpacas where they raise, breed, and shear alpacas. Visitors can interact with the alpacas as well as purchase alpaca products. Young Harris is located along the Southern Highroads Trail.