Hiking to the House of Dreams

Check out these great photos from Vascular Surgery’s recent hike to the House of Dreams on the Berry College Mountain Campus. What a fun way to spend the afternoon with family, friends and co-workers while enjoying beautiful scenery and a great cardio workout!

Join Brian Price from Vitality Fitness for a guided hike to the House of Dreams tomorrow (Saturday, May 14th) at 10 a.m. Meet at the front entrance to the Berry Campus.

A little history on the House of Dreams…

The House o’ Dreams was built in 1922 by students and staff as a gift to Martha Berry, founder of Berry College, on the 20th anniversary of the school. It was financed by Mrs. Emily Vanderbilt Hammond, a friend of Martha Berry’s, along with alumni and friends. It sits on the highest point of the school’s 27,000 acres and offers a superb view of the campus, the city of Rome, and the mountains of northwest Georgia.

All of the materials needed to construct the house were found on the mountain. Students built the furniture, and designed and wove the fabric for curtains and slipcovers. A full restoration project was completed in 1984 which assured the preservation and continued use of this historic structure.

It was used by Martha Berry as a mountain retreat as well as a place to entertain. Today, it is still used for meetings and “dreaming” sessions by faculty, staff, and student groups.

For directions to the House of Dreams trail head, click here or request a map at the welcome center as you enter the Berry College campus.

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