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Glen-Ella Springs Inn

1789 Bear Gap Road , Clarkesville, GA 30523 USA (Show map)
161 Reviews
$160 - $280
per night

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Professionally Inspected & Certified


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, was also named to National Geographic Traveler's Stay List 150 in 2008 and has been recognized as one of the Top Ten Dining Destination (in the state)by Georgia Trend Magazine since 2004.




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

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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.

Wonderful stay!

5 on December 21, 2014

This is the second time we have stayed at Glen Ella and plan to come back many more times. The room was wonderful and the food was heavenly.

Glen-Ella Springs Inn

4.6 on December 15, 2014

Was looking for a place close to Clemson SC because my wife and I got last minute tickets to SC-Clemson football game, we live near Atlanta and wanted to make it a getaway weekend. Much of the time spent involved the game but the Inn was a great place regarding the food and service. We were made to feel very welcome. The atmosphere was relaxing and grounds lovely. Would love to go back so I could spend more time at the Inn and surrounding attractions.

Wonderful Bed ad Breakfast Experience

5 on December 11, 2014

My wife and I were invited to a wedding in Hiawassee, GA and we wanted to combine the visit with a weekend getaway. We're both fond of the charm and the historic value that the North Georgia Mountains provide. During a conversation with good friends of ours, they suggested Glen-Ella Springs Inn, which they described as an outstanding find that they just happened upon and stayed at previously, Their description of the facilities and restaurant filled us with anticipation, and our personal experience even exceeded that. The facility is beautiful, charming, historic and romantic. The food was wonderful. We especially enjoyed the evening out at the campfire that seemed to be personally set up just for us. We can't wait to go back.

Surprise getaway for mom

3.8 on December 08, 2014

Everything at Glen-Ella was great. The only downside is staff is not always available for guest. If you need something after the office closes. Good luck

Lovely inn for a great thanksgiving!

4.0 on December 02, 2014

My husband and I spent an overnight here for Thanksgiving. Hardly long enough to give it a fair shake but here goes: The owners and staff are the epitome of grace-under-pressure! Very welcoming and accomodating people. Our room was cleaned to an inch of its life and although the basic queen room is sizeable and pleasant it's not laid out well. No place to really put our clothes, toiletries.. If it matters to you, we also had trouble with internet access in our room and there are no TVs in the rooms either. Thanksgiving was a buffet and OK as buffets go but I bet the regular menu is better. It was an enjoyable and easy trip from Atlanta.

Great experience - will return

4.0 on November 14, 2014

Owners are directly involved in every aspect of the business - they greeted us on the front porch of the building, checked us in, and checked on us at dinner that evening - and at breakfast the next morning. The suite was very nice and comfortable. Mini-fridge stocked with complementary sodas and water - a nice touch these days where most hotels wth mini-bars absolutely sock it to you for even a bottle of water. We only stayed one night but we will - without question - return. This was a great find for us!

Peaceful and Tranquil

5 on November 13, 2014

Glen Ella Springs came highly recommended by two co-workers, and it didn't disappoint. Peaceful tranquil setting! We definitely will return.

Perfect get away!

5 on November 10, 2014

We only had 48 hours to get away and I knew exactly where my first choice was. So excited we were able to be on first floor so my elderly friend would have good access. Whether you wish to sit in rocking chairs and read all day or get out and explore this is one of my top choices!

Great Visit

4.4 on November 09, 2014

Great property, fabulous food and a terrific, helpful staff. Would recommend very highly and look forward to a longer, return visit.

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Rooms & Rates

Penthouse Suite

A spacious and beautiful room. The penthouse suite features a king size bed, free standing Franklin Gas log Stove, shared separate sitting room and balcony porch. The private bath bath has a whirlpool corner tub and free standing shower. The penthouse suite is located on the 3rd floor of the inn and shares a sitting room and balcony porch overlooking the meadow.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


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 grassy meadow and swimming pool area.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


The king bedrooms may be set-up as a king size bed or two twin beds. Each opens to a rocking chair porch on the front of the inn, are individually decorated and have their own private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


The queen suites feature 3 separate rooms; a bedroom with a queen size bed, a dressing area with bath and a sitting room. In one of the suites, the sitting area has a pull-out sofa bed along with an easy chair for relaxing in front of the original stacked stone fireplace. The 2nd queen suite features 2 twin day beds in the sitting area, along with an easy chair and stacked stone fireplace making it 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.)

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, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wedding Facilities , 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, Internet Service, 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, Swimming pool, 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 & Luci Kivett

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

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  • Time Served: 8:30-9:30am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian



Hot Deal

"Run of the House" Deal

Regular Rate: $185 now $135 (27% Savings:)

Due to a last-minute corporate cancellation of a reservation for our entire Inn, we have several rooms available to book this weekend! Our loss is your gain, which presents an excellent opportunity for a last-minute getaway to the romantic Glen-Ella Springs Inn!

expires Wednesday

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

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