What to do and see in Jasper, United States: The Best Places and Tips

February 14, 2018 Florencio Paulino

Jasper is a city in Pickens County, Georgia, United States. The population was 3,684 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Pickens County.
Restaurants in Jasper

1. Fainting Goat Vineyards and Winery

201 Vineyard Way, Georgia 136, Jasper, GA 30143-7408 +1 706-692-9463
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 66 reviews

Fainting Goat Vineyards and Winery

Fainting Goat is a family owned boutique Vineyard and Winery created by a passion for fine wine and a love for the earth. Defined by distinction, devoted to quality, Fainting Goat’s elite wines are handcrafted from superior grapes grown in this great nation. We are honored to be Americans and stewards of our beloved land. We are dog and kid friendly, so bring the whole family when you come to visit. We have two real fainting goats on the property that always welcome visitors. Our live music every weekend from 1:30-5:30 pm. We offer over 15 wines that range from dry to sweet. Guests are always welcome to bring picnics to enjoy along with their wine. Come for the wine, stay for the view! From weddings, to birthday parties to everything in between, Fainting Goat Vineyards is a dedicated to making your special day spectacular.

Reviewed By Mbsoderlund

Fainting Goat is set up high on a hill with breathtaking views!! Their wines are very good. My husband, son and I went up this past Saturday. I brought a meat/cheese plate that we enjoyed while we did a tasting. We sat outside, enjoyed the...MoreHi! Thanks so much for the kind words! We are so excited that you came and visited us! We cannot wait to see you again Mother's Day!

2. Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery

1862 Orchard Ln, Talking Rock, GA 30175-1874 +1 706-502-1608
Excellent
88%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 114 reviews

Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery

We are OPEN! - We are a family owned and operated vineyard located just 7 miles from East Ellijay, and in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The rolling hills provide a perfect location for growing quality wine grapes. We invite you to come out for a tasting or a glass, while enjoying the beautiful scenery, and on weekends, enjoy live music entertainment from a great array of Georgia musicians.

Reviewed By mrsjones17 - Fairhope, Alabama

My group visited the winery today and had the best time! This place is a real hidden gem. Wesley made our tasting very special taking time to get group photos of us both inside and outside the vineyard and even made sure we liked the pictures before we finished.

He went absolutely above and beyond to serve our group of ladies and made Chateau Meichtry our hands down favorite winery of the day that we visited.

The wine was divine as well! The Susse Root red wine was one of our favorites along with the Old Vine Zinfandel.

What a beautiful place and wonderful staff! Don't miss it!

3. Gibbs Gardens

1987 Gibbs Dr, Ball Ground, GA 30107-5439 +1 770-894-8303
Excellent
79%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 619 reviews

Gibbs Gardens

Gibbs Gardens is open yearly from March until mid-December. 220 acres of artistically landscaped gardens surrounded by majestic forest, spring-fed ponds, streams, waterfalls and bridge crossings. Sixteen garden venues include four feature gardens including the Daffodil Gardens, 50 acres of daffodils with more than 20 million blooms, blooming from March to mid-April; the Manor House Gardens, designed to offer color in spring, summer and fall, with lush terraces, waterfalls, sweeping lawns and woodland; the Monet Waterlily Gardens, featuring 140 varieties of waterlilies blooming from late spring through fall; the Japanese Gardens spanning more than 40 acres with spring-fed ponds, islands, bridges, boulders, rocks and 40 handcrafted Japanese lanterns. A large collection of Japanese maples provide brilliant colors in autumn. We welcome you to visit the Gardens at least once every three weeks, from March through mid-December, to see its ever changing beauty. While you're here enjoy a bite to eat from our Arbor Cafe, ride our tram through the perimeter of the Gardens and don't leave us without stopping in The Seasons gift store to pick up a gift for a loved one or that special friend.

Reviewed By CSchaner57 - Caledonia, Michigan

Went this last weekend, March 17 and the daffodils were in bloom making my wife in heaven. In the next week they will be more vibrant. This place is beautifully landscaped with all sorts of flowers and shrubs. Great place to walk and get exercise as well because it does have some hills. The Japanese Garden is gorgeous and is on the level down the center so no hills to conquer there. Tram does go around the garden for those who cannot do all the walking. We had a chance to visit with Mr. Jim Gibbs the owner, who is a very successful landscaper in Atlanta area. What a nice man. $20 admission per adult, but worth the trip.

4. Amicalola fall

Lodge Rd Dawsonville, Dawsonville, GA +1 706-344-1500
Excellent
82%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 118 reviews

Amicalola fall

Reviewed By NVanPelt45 - Jacksonville, Florida

An absolute must see if you are in this area! Absolutely beautiful foliage, clean air, away from the hectic city nearby and full of a range of healthy activities to plan. Visit nearby Dahlonega to learn about the history of the gold mining that was once the hub of this region of the southeast! Wonderful restaurants and museums! Go!

5. Cherokee Valley Ranch

909 Upper Salem Church Rd, Just behind Pickens Cnty. Airport, Jasper, GA 30143-4901
Excellent
79%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 28 reviews

Cherokee Valley Ranch

Fun for the entire family - We offer Zip line Tours, Hay Rides with Cowboy Cook-outs, Year-round "dry snow" Tobogganing and Tubing, Game room, Parties, and more!

Reviewed By KD1210 - Tampa FL

We loved the whole experience. The owners are a delight! Safe. Anyone can do it. Great view and we loved "The Beast"We are delighted you had a great time here at Cherokee Valley Ranch. Our customers' satisfaction means a lot to us. Please come back and see us soon!!

6. Mountain Valley Farm

2021 Homer Wright Road, Ellijay, GA 30536 +1 706-889-0999
Excellent
83%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 181 reviews

Mountain Valley Farm

Reviewed By pdemar1054 - Seminole, Florida

On our mountain cabin retreat for Christmas week we visited Mountain valley farm to purchase something for Christmas dinner. We loved the farm seeing rabbits running free from one place to another. The property was beautiful with barns and a real farm feel. We also saw a baby calf in a shelter keeping warm. They had pigs and chickens not many out mostly in barns because it was so cold. I purchased 2 filet mignons and a cheddar cheese block. Those filets were the best we have ever eaten. They were tender and so flavorful. I wanted to buy milk & hamburger meat but as it was Christmas Eve they were sold out. I would definitely go back there again and they ship out of state. Yeah!

7. Talking Rock General

5119 Highway 136 W, Talking Rock, GA 30175-2943 +1 706-253-4367
Excellent
100%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

Talking Rock General

We are located in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains. We invite you to treasure hunt in our Gemstone Mining or Gold Panning sluiceways. Both areas are outdoor and are covered while offering a fresh breeze from fans to to keep you cool and comfortable! Inside our gift shop you will find soft serve ice cream, a coffee bar, and unique gifts with plenty of seating for large parties.

Reviewed By MaryAnnBG86 - West Palm Beach, Florida

This was on the boys list of things to do on our trip.
Very interesting store. What I thought would be a 10-2 min stop ended up being a 1.5-2 hour stop.
The kids did gold panning, geode cracking, and then gem mining. Lol.
The staff was more than welcoming and involved with all the questions the kids had.
Great stop...

8. Amicalola Falls State Park

240 Amicalola Falls State Park Rd, Dawsonville, GA 30534-1003 +1 706-265-4703
Excellent
76%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Amicalola Falls State Park

Home to more than 1,500 acres of mountainous terrain and the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi River.

Reviewed By JJdub505 - Atlanta, Georgia

The view from the lodge is breathtaking, especially if you walk up to it. The lodge is a little dated but woodsy, with some interesting art on the walls all making you feel like you are outside while being inside. All the staff were very helpful and friendly all of the food offerings were a buffet but you can order parts or all of that. They now have full bar offerings but that is a work in progress, they don't really have the space for it as yet. We were on the 1st floor which is below the ground level where you enter the lodge. These rooms have a small patio in back with sliding doors. The 2 queen rooms were adequate but a bit small.

9. Eagles Rest Park

end of Monument Road, Mt. Oglethorpe, Jasper, GA 30143
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

Eagles Rest Park

Reviewed By peterkilpo - Jasper, Georgia

Nice place to visit with fantastic view from point of three looking towers. There is a short hike around the points between these looking towers. Volunteer working group called them as the Mountain Stewards build this observation points . Free of fees to anybody to come. At a occasionally there is a string instrument concert, free to the all attend..

10. Panorama Orchards & Farm Market

63 Talona Rd, Hwy 515 South, Ellijay, GA 30540-6066 +1 706-276-3813
Excellent
70%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 134 reviews

Panorama Orchards & Farm Market

Reviewed By Pchee72 - Fernandina Beach, Florida

So many great treats to try and buy. We sampled apples and bought an apple pie and pecan pie. The pecan pie was outstanding! Apple pie was very good. Took home bread and butter pickles ( best we’ve ever eaten) sadly they don’t have mail order and it will be a while before we can get back up there. The blackberry and strawberry preserves are excellent and the apple bread was also delicious.
We can’t wait to go back for more treats!

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