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Glen-Ella Springs Inn

1789 Bear Gap Road , Clarkesville, GA 30523 USA (Show map)

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Just north of Atlanta, sits this historic country inn, nestled on 17 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Featuring 16 rustic yet well appointed guest rooms and a fine dining restaurant, guests are treated to a serene setting and award winning cuisine. There are numerous hiking trails and waterfalls nearby to explore. Or simply relax and enjoy the picturesque setting of the inn with its extensive herb and flower gardens, swimming pool, sun deck and expansive meadow where you'll often see deer grazing. Glen-Ella Springs,North Georgia's Premier Country Inn since 1987, consistently receives the coveted Diner's Choice Award from OpenTable and maintains a 5 star average on TripAdvisor.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

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Calm Relaxing Atmosphere Makes for a Great Escape

5 on April 21, 2015

We love going to Glen-Ella Springs Inn because it provides a great get-away for a weekend, calm, realxing, a wonderful escape for the weekend, anytime!

Glen Ella has such nice accomodations

4.6 on April 12, 2015

My North Georgia Mountains tour ended with such a wonderful stay in Clarkesville! Had the ultimate and great accomodations on my journey back home! Miranda at the front desk was exceedingly accomodating to my arrival and my departure. I was not able to stay for the breakfast due to having to be back at home and having prior obligations, but I did dine the previous night w/the inn. It was fabulous,-----all of it, culinary creations, the dining room itself, and the wonderful service thru out the dinner. Loved, loved the dessert, Apple Bread Pudding, I will always keep this Bed and Breakfast as a definite hot spot for places to go on the map!! Thank You so very much all of you who dedicate your pleasant and hospitable hours to serving travelers. Jon Alva Murphy, Athens, Georgia.

High End Meets History!

4.2 on April 12, 2015

This Inn is lovely. From the time you drive up to it you get a feel it is truly something special. The food was fabulous, the staff was wonderful and the common areas in which to gather to watch TV or read were cozy and very nice. It is an easy drive from Atlanta and only about 15 - 20 minutes away from bustling downtown Clayton (be sure to go downtown for great little shops). It is simply a divine Inn that really removes you from the sharp edges of life. It is a must to experience this treasure in gorgeous north Georgia.

Still a great place with a standard

4.8 on April 04, 2015

We last stayed at Glen Ella in 2007. We where apprehensive because it had changed ownership in 2008. It had always been our go to place when we lived in Atlanta for a relaxing weekend. We were very happy. Not only had it not gone down it has gotten better. The bathrooms have been freshened and there have been various other small tweaks to make you feel welcome. The staff is friendly and the breakfast is still excellent. We where there on a Monday so the restaurant was closed. But judging from the breakfast I can't imagine the dinner fair has suffered. Ed and Luci have improved on what was already a great place.

Great Romantic Getaway!

5 on March 23, 2015

My husband & I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary at Glen-Ella Springs Inn and it was very nice. We loved the rooms, very clean and the beds were very comfortable. The staff was very accommodating and nice. We had dinner at the restaurant. The grouper & the rack of lamb was excellent. The breakfast was really good too. The location of the inn is very secluded and the atmosphere was perfect. Loved it and will plan another stay in the future! Thanks!

We Love Glen-Ella!

4.8 on February 21, 2015

Fantastic place! The food is amazing & the staff is wonderful. It is a romantic cozy place for a weekend getaway. This was our second stay. The first was our honeymoon night.

A quite mountain retreat

4.8 on February 17, 2015

This was our first visit and we have already booked another for the fall. We loved everything about the inn, the rooms are charming, the food was great, the innkeepers are warm and attentive, and the surrounding area is beautiful!

Reflections on Glenn Ella Springs Inn

5 on February 08, 2015

A great place to stay where the accommodations, meals, innkeepers, and surrounding area all work together to result in knowing you made a great choice in staying there.

Great Getaway

5 on February 04, 2015

This was our second stay at the inn. The accommodations are upscale and the service is impeccable. I requested a fruit and cheese tray upon arrival. There was a nice presentation and generous amount to enjoy. The inn keepers pay attention to every little detail to ensure an enjoyable stay. After a fabulous dinner at the inn, we enjoyed an evening stroll and ended the night with coffee and snacks in the summer house. Very relaxing. We will definitely return soon.

Great way to ring in new year !

4.4 on January 16, 2015

My daughter and I went to Glenn ella for New Year's Eve , suite room was quaint and comfortable with plenty of room and dinner was out if this world , cozy fun , nice fire outside in the field and a sweet wedding was being performed out in the garden area.

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Rooms & Rates

Penthouse Suite

A spacious and beautiful room each of our two penthouse suites feature a king size bed, free standing Franklin gas log stove, shared separate sitting room and balcony porch. The private bath has a jetted corner tub and walk in shower. The penthouse suite is located on the 3rd floor of the inn. Kindly note: The inn does not have an elevator.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


We offer 8 standard queen rooms each with individually controlled heat and AC, private bath, and telephone. They open onto full rocking chair porches overlooking our spacious 12 acre meadow and swimming pool area.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


Our 4 king bedrooms may be made as a king size bed or two twin beds when separate beds are preferred. Each room opens onto a covered rocking chair porch on the front of the inn and have their own private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


We have two 3 Room Suites located on the 2nd floor of the inn. Each suite has a king bed in the sleeping area, a dressing area with bath and a sitting room. In one of the suites, the sitting area has a pull-out sofa bed (queen size) along with a chair for relaxing in front of the original stacked stone fireplace. The 2nd suite features 2 twin day beds in the sitting area and a comfortable reading chair beside the stacked stone fireplace. Both 3 Room Suites are suitable for traveling families or others who might share a room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

Foothills of Blue Ridge Mountains, North Georgia Mountains, Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Wine country


Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield Intl.) 90 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Moccasin Creek State Park, Chattahoochee National Forest, Black Rock Mountain State Park, Tallulah Gorge State Park, Helen, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Ceiling fans, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Electric vehicle charging, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Pool, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wedding Facilities, Wheelchair access, iPhone docking station , Horseshoes, badminton, volleyball, Gourmet restaurant, Outdoor Pool, Outdoor Pavilion, Meeting/Conference Facilities on site, Garden House for Guests to use

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Art Galleries, Antique Shops, Bowling Alley, Meeting/conference facility (on site), Fine Dining (on site), Swiming Pool (on site), Movie Theater, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes We have a limited number of rooms suitable for families.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Please check with Inn.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card information to guarantee reservation.
  • Cancellations: 7 days notice prior to arrival date is required.



Ed and Luci Kivett

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

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  • Time Served: 8:30-10:00 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian



1789 Bear Gap Road , Clarkesville, GA 30523 USA (Show map)

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