Our Stay in a Coffee Shop AirBnB // Valdosta Travel Guide + Vlog

Our Stay in a Coffee Shop AirBnB // Valdosta Travel Guide + Vlog

While Valdosta, GA might not be the first place that comes to mind for a vacation, we had the best time at the Book and Table Inn AirBnB in Historic Downtown Valdosta!

Since we live in Brunswick, at just over 2 hours, Valdosta is a short drive and makes for a great overnight trip! My family lives in Valdosta so we usually stay with them when we visit but this time I decided to look into an Airbnb for us since we were celebrating Patrick’s birthday and our anniversary. When I found the Book and Table Inn located in downtown, I immediately knew that’s where I wanted to stay. Jamie and Sarah actually own multiple Airbnb’s and they are all super cute and trendy! I also LOVE their story and completely stand behind their mission + vision:

“In October 2019, we bought the Book & Table Inn from the Orenduffs, who originally had a bookstore, café, and airbnb rooms in the building on 120 North Patterson Street. We decided to keep the name of Book & Table Inn and we’re honored to continue the airbnb business.

Our big dream is to one day open up a 24-hour prayer room for all to be able to come worship and get before the Lord anytime of the day or night. We believe God allowed us to purchase the building, operate the airbnb, and become business partners with the owners of G?D Craft Coffee in order to provide a means to obtain that dream of a prayer house like the one modeled in International House of Prayer of Kansas City.”

You can read more about the Jamie and Sarah here.

Now, let’s get to the details of our one-night stay! You can watch the vlog here:

Nestled in the back of Valdosta’s hottest new coffee shop, Gud Coffee, The Book and Table Inn provided a cozy night stay with excellent accessibility to all that Downtown has to offer!

The Inn had two entrances, one through the front of the coffee shop and the other at the back which led us through a private patio filled with greenery, string lights and the seating. Between the contact-less entry via pin-pad passcode and the smell of fresh linens, we felt extremely confident in the cleanliness of the Airbnb—even amid a global pandemic.

Jamie + Sarah did an amazing job of decorating and utilizing their small space. Although the space was small, comfort and seating was not limited. On the main level there was comfortable chair seating and a TV coupled with the outdoor patio seating. Not to mention the coffee shop seating just outside of the room. And just a few steps above the main level was the loft with a plush queen size bed!

We throughly enjoyed the little touches provided by Jamie and Sarah like the small refrigerator outside of the room stocked with complimentary water bottles and a coffee and tea station! But our favorite part about the stay was the shower. The door-less and curtain-free waterfall shower was pure magic. Honestly I’d go back just for the shower!

If you watched the video then you have a pretty good idea of how we spent our time. But in case you missed it, here’s a recap and some links to follow:

GUD Coffee

Steel Magnolias

The Urban Garden — Tree Farm

Hooked on Nutrition

CrossFit Valdosta

Other places to visit (we didn’t have time):

Georgia Beer Co.


Wild Adventures Theme Park

We hope this guide was helpful if you’re planning a trip down South. Valdosta is also the perfect place to pass through because it’s right off I-75! ???

XO, Cas

Dahlonega Travel Guide: Our Weekend in a Treehouse w/ Stay Dahlonega

Dahlonega Travel Guide: Our Weekend in a Treehouse w/ Stay Dahlonega

So, we went to Dahlonega, GA, stayed in a Treehouse and had the most magical time. I will get to all the fun details of our trip, but first, a little backstory—I bought my husband Black Crowe’s concert tickets for his birthday and due to COVID, the concert got rescheduled for 2021. Since we already had vacation time and childcare arranged, we started searching for other getaway options… and that’s when I found Stay Dahlonega. I was searching through Air B-n-B’s and saw the cutest and dreamiest Treehouse ?? and instantly knew that was the getaway we needed.

First, let’s talk about Dahlonega. Known for its gold rush history, Dahlonega is full of historic charm, wineries + outdoor adventures. We enjoyed walking around the Historic Public Square

Dahlonega’s historic public square is the hub of the county’s thriving tourism industry, and residents enjoy the city’s charm as much as visitors do. Connected by shaded brick sidewalks, shops, galleries, restaurants, and entertainment spots fill our 19th century buildings. It’s not unusual to hear musicians jamming on the square and see artists with their sketch pads whiling away breezy afternoons.


Now, back to where we stayed. We stayed at The Bed + Bough through Stay Dahlonega’s Air B-n-B.

This is the stuff dreams are made of! Nestled in the North Georgia treetops an hour north of Atlanta, Bed+Bough is the Luxury Treehouse you’ve been waiting for! Enjoy your own private nature retreat with the luxurious accommodations you’ve come to expect. Built by our team of craftsman with artisanal details and a whimsical flair, the Treehouse sits on 5 acres just outside of Dahlonega’s award winning wineries, waterfalls and historic Square. For travelers seeking rest, romance or adventure.


Not only was this Treehouse beautiful, but it was also decorated so well and made us feel completely relaxed while we were there. One thing we loved about it was that it didn’t have a TV. That truly created the perfect opportunity to read outside on the porch, down by the firepit, and even snuggled up on the couch with a fresh cup of French-Pressed Coffee!

We also got the amazing opportunity to tour Stay Dahlonega’s brand new properties, Wander Inn and Daybreak. Wander Inn is a modern, industrial, glam cottage, and Daybreak is their designer Treehouse with amazing mountain views of Wauka Mountain. Both are just minutes from the award winning wineries of North Georgia!

Here’s a list of the fun places we visited while in Dahlonega:

Friday >>

We got into town and our first stop was at the North GA Outlets for Lululemon 🙂

Right down the road was NoFo Brewery so we stopped by for a flight and some fresh air. And if you know my husband, then you know we made some sweet friends while there who gave us some great recs for the weekend!

Next, we decided to call in Pizza from Gustavo’s in Downtown Dahlonega so that we could pick it up and head to the Treehouse. We really wanted to spend some quality time in the beautiful space and although I give the Pizza a 6/10 (we’re kind of pizza snobs), it was the best decision ever… it was really nice to enjoy a quiet + relaxing night in! And PS, Gustavo’s was nice inside and looked really fun. I would definitely give it another try, but maybe for one of their other dishes while dining in! Oh, and we stopped in Picnic Cafe for a sweet treat… super cute and so yummy!

Picnic Cafe in DT Dahlonega

Saturday >>

We started our morning by picking up coffee at Because Coffee which was super cute and yummy! We then headed over to CrossFit Dahlonega for a workout! We were initially drawn to CF DAH because they do a free community WOD on Saturday’s which was nice because we didn’t have to each pay a drop-in fee! The facility was big, clean and had great equipment, AND the member were so nice and welcoming. I highly recommend dropping in if you’re in town!

We headed back to the Treehouse to get cleaned up, have some lunch (we brought stuff for sandwhiches… mostly so we could spend more money at the wineries, lol), and then spent some time relaxing, reading and getting a little work done.

After we toured Stay Dahlonega’s new properties, we headed out for the wineries! First, we stopped by Kaya Vineyards and WOW… breath-taking. The views were unreal and they had amazing wines, live music and a cute gift shop!

We then met some friends over at Cavendar Creek Vineyards, which was only about 6 minutes up the road! We loved this Winery and chose to sit down at the Barn where we could enjoy the beautiful views of the vineyards, pimento cheese + spin dip, yummy wine + live music… all in good company! We walked up to the main area of the Winery where they had their gift shop, an inside bar, seating and a huge back deck of seating that over looked their farm! We will definitely be back to this winery!

The Barn!

We then headed to Downtown Dahlonega to walk around the Square and grab dinner. We decided on Bourbon Street Grille for dinner and it did not dissapoint! I got the Crab Crakes and Patrick got the Shrimp + Crawfish!

We called it a night after dinner and spent the rest of the evening relaxing in the Treehouse.


Check out was at 11am, so we spent the morning exploring the property, taking in the nature and soaking up our last few hours of the vacay! We hit the road and made a pit stop in Atlanta for donuts at Revolution Doughnuts. If you know us then you know we LOVE fun + fancy donuts, so stopping was a must. Next, we headed over to Krog Street Market for lunch at Yalla for Chicken Shawarma! And that concludes our trip!

Check out these resources while planning your trip:

Dahlonega Wine Trail

Dahlonega Hiking Guide

Also, keep these fun dates in mind>>

Dahlonega TrailFest
September 11 – 13

Six Gap Century Bike Ride
Sept 26 – 27

Gold Rush Days Festival
October 17 – 18


I hope you enjoyed this guide and find it helpful for your upcoming trip! As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out 🙂


Amelia Island Day Trip Guide

Since we live in Brunswick, GA, we are just a little over an hour away from beautiful Amelia Island, also known as Fernandina Beach, which means it is the PERFECT day trip for our little family. If you don’t know, my husband and I are 29 and we have a little girl, Charlotte Grace, who is just over 2-years-old. We’ve always brought Char along on our day trips since she was a little baby, so she can totally hang during our go-with-the-flow trips!

“Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike. Stories beckon from every corner of Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach.  This enchanting Victorian seaport village was once a stomping ground for pirates, Gilded Age millionaires, bootleggers, shrimpers, and other colorful characters.” Learn more here.

I mean, how cute is Downtown Fernandina?!

When I’m planning a day trip, I start with food because I know I want to find the cutest + yummiest spot when in a new location. Prior to our trip, we always search Instagram and/or Google to find 3 specific places: our brunch or lunch spot, a cute coffee shop + a brewery. That’s usually the extent of our day-trip planning + we just let the rest happen naturally!

This was our 2nd day trip down to Amelia Island and both times we headed straight to Historic Downtown Fernandina. I found a super cute restaurant that served both brunch + lunch for us to start at. Garden Street Bistro is located on s3rd Street and prides itself as the best garden courtyard bistro on the island! They have homemade breads, sauces, dressings, local produce, fresh never frozen meats, garden herbs and so much more! I got the Chicken Caesar Wrap + Patrick got a yummy Crab Omelette. I wish I would have gotten a picture of his too!!! They also have delicious mimosas “poor man’s bloody mary,” made with beer in lieu of vodka! You can heck out their full menu here!

Since the restaurant was downtown, we were able to just leave our car there and start walking. We strolled up and down the beautiful Historic streets taking in the art, history and beautiful older buildings. Also sweating to death because it was one million degrees! ? The waterfront is also right off the downtown streets, which is nice because we love walking down and seeing the boats!

After a bit of walking and shopping, we hopped back in the car and drove to a nearby brewery, First Love. We probably could have walked but we wanted the AC and a break from carrying Char! This brand new Brew Pub had only been open for about 5 days. It was an open + clean layout with great beer choices and the food looked yummy too. They had a fancier pizza menu but we opted for a starter of Truffle Fries. While at breweries, Patrick and I usually share a flight. A flight is typically 4 different 5 oz. pours. We love that it gives us the option to try a few different kinds, and we’re able to share because I only like porters and stouts, so I usually get one and he gets 3. I tried the Coconut Porter and it was FANTASTIC. We will be back to this Brewery for sure! You can read more about them here!

After the Brew Pub we stopped by Story + Song which is a cute bookstore + bistro, serving wine, tea, coffee + treats. They were closing up so we didn’t get to browse, but it’s on our list for next time. Here are a few other spots on our list for future visits:

Cafe Karibo

Amelia Island Coffee (we popped our head in here and it’s super cute, but for once, none of us were wanting coffee at the time!)

Nana Teresa’s Bake Shop

PJD’s Beer + Wine Garden

Natural Slice

Two places we went on our first Amelia trip 2 years ago that were great are Amelia Tavern + Brew Pub and Island Time Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt (they had yummy smoothies).

I hope you enjoyed this simple guide of our Day Trip and that it provides some good resources for you if you’re traveling down to Amelia Island. Be sure to check out the official Amelia Island website for more resources! As usual, feel free to reach out with any specific questions!

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