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Berry College - House of Dreams Trail and Oak Hill Tour (Full Day Event)

  • Jan 18, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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                                           Old Mill on Berry College Campus

 

Our hike begins beside the Old Mill on the college Mountain Campus. We'll hike up to the House of Dreams. This is an absolutely gorgeous hike up Lavender Mountain to Martha Berry's House o' Dreams. When you get to the top, there are absolutely gorgeous views of the valley below and you can walk around the gardens and house. Once we summit to the top we will then tour the house and cottage.

Hike: 5.2 Miles

Difficulty: Moderate (Because of the ascent to the top)

Time: 2 - 3 hours (Allow for pictures of views)

Restroom: Yes

Fee: $4.00 for the tour

Lunch: Picnic style to eat in house

 

Directions: From Atlanta, Georgia:  Approx. 1 hr., 20 min.      (Approx. 72 miles).
Take I-75 N to Rome-Canton   Exit 290.  Take left off exit, drive 2.5 mi., then road ends at a light.  Turn left, then take an  immediate right onto Highway 41 North (to reach Highway 411).  Drive 2.8 mi., then take Highway 411 South exit (on right).  Drive 17.3 mi., then turn right at light onto East Rome Bypass (Rome Loop 1).  Drive 8.4 mi., then take right at light (see The Martha Berry Museum on your left) onto Martha Berry Highway (U.S. Highway 27 North).  Drive 0.7 mi., then turn left into Berry College main entrance

 

 

The House o’ Dreams is built on what used to be farmland atop Lavender Mountain. It is a large stone, board and batten cottage on top of Lavender Mountain built in 1926.  At 1,360 feet above sea level and 600 feet above Frost Memorial Chapel, the House o’ Dreams and its water/fire tower command a superb view of the campuses, the reservoir, the city of Rome, the Northwest Georgia area, and the neighboring states of Alabama and Tennessee.

• Tours of Martha Berry's home start every 30 minutes at the museum from 10am until 3:30. They allow visitors to go through the house with a tour guide as well as Aunt Martha's Cottage and the Carriage House. Group rate for the tour is $4.

• Suggested Itinerary for Adult Groups: Arrival at the Martha Berry Museum  Welcome and short film about Berry College (15 minutes)  Tour of the Martha Berry Museum by Berry College Students (30 minutes)  Guided tour of Oak Hill Home by Berry College Students (30 minutes)  Tour "Aunt" Martha's Cottage and Carriage House (15 minutes)  Visit the Oak Hill Museum Store (15 minutes)

 

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  • Cheryl aka Spirit W.

    Thanks for all the encouragement to keep making this hike get to a pleasant end. Let's try it again in the Spring!

    4 · January 18, 2014

    • Donna H.

      Heh Ms Cheryl where's the fun in hiking if we don't blaze our on trail on occasion...;0)

      3 · January 19, 2014

    • Cheryl aka Spirit W.

      LOL that is so true!

      January 20, 2014

  • Jamie O.

    I so glad I was able to make this hike. It was great meeting all of you and looking forward to my next hike with you ladies!

    2 · January 18, 2014

    • Pat M.

      Jamie your fun adventurous spirit is perfect for this group! So glad I got the chance to meet you.

      3 · January 19, 2014

    • Donna H.

      You're a trooper Jamie. See you on a future adventure

      1 · January 19, 2014

  • mary w.

    sorry to have missed everyone. i was there but somehow missed the old mill-could senior moments really be happening. was really looking forward to seeing all. i did do 11 miles at red top but not as much fun!

    January 18, 2014

    • Cheryl aka Spirit W.

      Mary sorry we missed Oh no! Do you have my number[masked] for next time

      January 18, 2014

    • Pat M.

      Oh no! Not surprising, it was a difficult campus to navigate. Here's my number[masked] too.

      January 19, 2014

  • Pat M.

    Wow!

    January 19, 2014

  • Marie

    Great

    January 18, 2014

  • Lorna

    This was a challenging and fun day.!

    January 18, 2014

  • Cathy D.

    Loved it - I want to live in the House O' Dreams.

    1 · January 18, 2014

  • Donna H.

    It was a fun and adventurous day, it tested our mettle and as true YAYa's we soldiered on and after a few missteps and do overs we reached Mountain House.... Well done us!!!

    3 · January 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Pat,
    Are we meeting at the target in snellville?

    January 18, 2014

    • Renee C.

      At the corner of Ronald Reagan and Hwy 124. Pat please confirm.

      January 18, 2014

    • Pat M.

      That's correct. I'll be in a light blue van

      January 18, 2014

  • June

    Sorry I have to cancel for tomorrow. I was hoping my back would feel better but it doesn't :( Hope you have a wonderful time.

    January 17, 2014

    • Marie

      I hope you recover soon!

      January 17, 2014

    • June

      Thanks everybody. Please take plenty of pictures so I can view them!

      January 17, 2014

  • Sandhya M.

    Pat/Cheryl,
    Lorna, Marie and I will carpool from Suwanee. We will see you there.

    January 15, 2014

    • Sandhya M.

      Sandra, Lorna said yes. I am meeting her at Walmart on Lawrenceville-Suwanee at 7:30 am (near garden center.)

      January 17, 2014

    • Sandra H.

      Okay, I'll see you there.:-)

      January 17, 2014

  • Jamie O.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone Saturday. I have a question, I saw it was already asked but didn't see an answer. Do we bring our lunch or can we buy lunch there?

    January 16, 2014

  • Cheryl aka Spirit W.

    Pat is Diane riding with you? So far I see, June, Bettina, Bonny plus 1, Renee, you and me.

    January 14, 2014

    • Pat M.

      Yes there's room. It's a seven passenger van.

      January 16, 2014

    • Renee C.

      Thanks! I will see you tomorrow morning at 8:00.

      January 17, 2014

  • June

    Do we bring our lunch for the picnic or eat there?

    January 15, 2014

    • Pat M.

      Did you see that we are suppose to bring our lunch

      January 16, 2014

    • June

      yes... I saw it. Thanks!

      1 · January 16, 2014

  • Cheryl aka Spirit W.

    We are to buy the tickets together ladies to get the discount. Please wait for us all in the parking lot before we begin the hike up Lavender Mtn. Thanks :)
    Dress warm and don't forget to bring you lunch and snacks.....

    January 15, 2014

  • Pat M.

    Lets meet at the target a little before 8am so we can leave by 8. Its just under a 2 hour drive.

    1 · January 4, 2014

    • Cheryl aka Spirit W.

      Thanks Pat we should get our coffee before we meet you too!

      January 14, 2014

    • Cheryl aka Spirit W.

      Hi Renee, we are meeting Pat at the Ronald Regan area not the Target in Tucker. Check in with her to make sure.

      January 15, 2014

  • Sandhya M.

    Hi, Lorna, Marie and I will meet you there.

    January 14, 2014

  • Pat M.

    Okay June I'll see you at the park and ride by Discover Mills we should be there around 8:15, 8:20. There's also room for you Renée, it is the Target at 1905 Scenic Hwy. in Snellville. Right by Ronald Reagan Pkwy. and scenic Highway. It is officially a full load, how fun!

    January 14, 2014

  • Bonny

    Pat,
    Hope you have room for two more!
    Bonny

    December 28, 2013

    • Pat M.

      Sorry, I forgot to get back to you. Plenty of room left, you know I always say the drive there with everyone is all part of the day!

      1 · January 2, 2014

    • Bonny

      Thanks Pat!!

      January 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Pat,
    Do you have any room?

    1 · December 30, 2013

  • Cheryl aka Spirit W.

    Pat could I ride up with you?

    December 23, 2013

  • Cheryl aka Spirit W.

    Hi Donna, Sure I will! Merry Christmas too!

    December 22, 2013

    • Donna H.

      And a very Merry Christmas to you and your family also!

      1 · December 22, 2013

  • Cheryl aka Spirit W.

    Don't forget to bring your lunch ladies to eat at the site! :)

    December 22, 2013

  • Donna H.

    Heh Cheryl, if you remember, bring the ribbons...thx! D

    1 · December 21, 2013

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