WELCOME to The Habersham Hacienda in
Northeast Georgia Mountains
Mt. Airy, Georgia 30563
A Culinary Retreat and Event Farm brought to you by Chef Michele Niesen, creator of Downtown Decatur's Supper Club and Billy Goat's Cantina.
The Habersham Hacienda was established in 2007 after I sold my restaurants in Downtown Decatur. I re-imagined this cool old estate property from the 60s into a habitat and destination for nature lovers and farm to table events. Through sustainable and regenerative land practices I have turned a 7 acre "lawn" into a magical prairie full of wild herbs, grasses and native plants, critters and beneficial insects and rich organic soil. All unsprayed since 2005, I use no irrigation, pesticide, herbicide or fertilizer. I love to share my passion for shrinking the lawn and going a little native for pollinators and re-establishing an eco system, but I haven't lost my love of cooking, just expanded into growing and cultivating too!
I created a BnD (bed and dinner) with 2 comfy creative suites and guests are encouraged to come down for dinner during their stay or order picnic lunches, brunch, post hike nosh
I focus on wellness cooking and classic dishes, and I am a long time farm to table chef and so I'm first and foremost about the best ingredients. I'm excited to see the amazing growth in the movement! The Hacienda has beautiful pesticide free gardens, 6+ acres, great energy and always something good on the stove.
Plan your event+party, attend a cooking class or book a few nights (or more) in one of the guest suites or
the loft apartment.