The Inn at Magnolia Oaks

6210 Dahlonega Hwy , Clermont, GA 30527 USA (Show map)


Just outside Dahlonega, this North Georgia Bed and Breakfast is surrounded by waterfalls and wineries in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Four graciously appointed guest suites filled with heirloom antiques, luxury linens, and heavenly beds provide elegant accommodations. A three-course breakfast ending with dessert, along with afternoon wine and evening dessert are just a few of the complimentary amenities provided to guests. Spend the weekend touring waterfalls, wineries, gold mines, browsing through antique shops, or simply relaxing in the front porch swing. The Inn is a perfect place for your Romantic Getaway, Family Celebration, or intimate Destination Wedding.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

Getaway Weekend

5 on August 19, 2013

We spent the past weekend with two couple friends enjoying the Dahlohega Wine Tour and lodging with Terry and Marie at their lovely Inn at Magnolia Oaks. Their "business" represents a passion the couple has to extend genuine hospitality to their guests. From the time we were warmly greeted on arrival to the hugs we exchanged when we left, the experience was delightful.

One perfect stay

5 on November 04, 2012

I have wanted to try a Bed & Breakfast for quite some time, but my husband didn't think it would be something he would like. Well, we certainly chose the perfect one for our first experience! The Inn at Magnolia Oaks has set the bar quite high. Very detail was perfect, but I have to believe that the innkeepers, Marie and TerryDawson, are the true jewels. We felt like special guests of old friends. After telling them that we were interested in watching the Alabama game, we returned from dinner to find Terri in the library with the TV tuned to the right channel and game snacks on the coffee table. Chip and he thoroughly enjoyed cheering the the Crimson Tide to a victory. This morning we joined the other 3 guest couples for a wonderful breakfast of fresh ambrosia, S'mores waffles with bacon, coffee, juice and even a breakfast dessert of peanut butter pie- a first for us as well. Many thanks to the Dawsons for a wonderful experience.

Romantic Getaway

5 on October 23, 2012

We were fortunate enough to have stayed at the Inn at Magnolia Oaks a few weeks ago. It was the first B&B experience for my wife and I, and we were blown away. Terry and Marie were so welcoming, friendly and attentive. The house is so beautiful and it has a magnificent Anti-Bellum feel, with the huge white columns in front with a beautiful porch and swing that my wife and I wish we had more time to enjoy. Inside is just as gorgeous, the attention to detail is amazing; each room was so well done…very romantic. It’s also a short drive into Dahlonega. We felt so welcome, and so at home (I wish our home were as nice,) we would go back in a heartbeat. My only complaint is that we only had one night to spend there, and we are talking about a return visit, but next time it must be for at least 2 nights!

Wonderful Mountain Destination

5 on September 10, 2012

Cindy and I wanted a special weekend to celebrate our 29 years of marriage. The Inn at Magnolia Oaks was the perfect place to get away and enjoy the charm and hospitality of the finest host and hostess we've met. Terry and Marie make you feel more like a guest than a customer. The decor and attention to detail are unmatched. We look forward to our next opportunity to visit the Inn again.

Great place to stay when visiting North Georgia

4.8 on August 19, 2012

The Inn at Magnolia Oaks is an absolute gem. The house itself is spectacular and the southern hospitality is equally exemplary. My wife and I completed a wonderful day of wine tours with an evening at the Magnolia Oaks...just awesome! Thanks Marie and Terry.

A great place to spend out wedding night

5 on August 04, 2012

Sue and I want to thank you for your gracious hospitality on our wedding night. We arrived truly worn out after several days of planning, entertaining out-of-town guests, and simply enjoying a wondrous wedding and reception. Terry and Marie, you provided a warm, recuperative environment that almost immediately brought Sue and me back from a state of exhaustion. Not only is your home beautiful and elegant, but Sue and I were delighted to have spent the evening talking with you. The next day, as we were leaving, Sue commented that we had just made new friends. So, thank you again. We plan to return as guests, but also just for a friendly visit. We recommend to all friends and family that, when in the North Georgia area, stay with Terry and Marie at the Magnolia Oaks B & B God bless. John & Susan Ingrisano

Evidence of a Passion!

5 on July 16, 2012

This past week-end was a wonderful experience being with a couple who have such a passion for serving others with true hospitality! The Inn at Magnolia Oaks is the most awesome B&B because of the owners, Terry and Marie. The furnishings, the attention to detail, and the gourmet three-course breakfast's were all 'over-the-top'. We enjoyed some local attractions, such as antique stores, old general stores, wineries, great dining places, the mountain views, and outlet mall. Dahlonega, Gainsville, Sautee, Helen, Cleveland, and Dawsonville are all within a 25 minute drive. However, the afternoon parlor or porch visits with Terry and Marie made us feel like we were with our best friends back home. We had as much private time as we desired, but looked forward to our visits with them. If you are looking for a romantic getaway, or if you need accommodations during football weekends, this is close to Athens and Atlanta also. My wife and I were so impressed with The Inn at Magnolia Oaks, we are looking forward to a return trip. Clyde and Cecilia, Savannah, GA

A delight...

5 on July 02, 2012

What a delight it was for my husband Kevin and I to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary in this lovely bed and breakfast. Every detail of the Inn was just perfect. The decor is beautiful and very inviting. The food is amazing! Our room was a welcoming retreat. Time on the porch is time well spent. Terry and Marie were such a blessing to us with their many kind words and actions. We will have fond memories of our delightful stay at Magnolia Oaks. Jennifer Connell Flowery Branch, Georgia

A Bed and Breakfast You Don't Want to Miss

4.8 on June 18, 2012

Where do we start? The luxurious rooms, the delicious food, or the hospitality and graciousness of Terry and Marie? We have stayed at many bed and breakfasts over the years but none have come close to the experience we had at The Inn at Magnolia Oaks in Clermont, GA. From the very onset, we knew our stay was going to be a memorial one. The four guestrooms were beautifully decorated, exceptionally comfortable and immaculate. Terry's and Marie's attention to detail was impressive as we were greeted with fresh flowers (we even had a fresh magnolia blossom in a vase located on our dresser). Breakfast each morning was a three-course event that varied from fresh fruit parfaits, wonderful french toast, and their signature dish "The Hot Magnolia". The upstairs guest lounge was equally impressive with a comfortable couch and refreshments available al all times (don't miss Marie's famous tea cookies)! Downstairs was everything you could possibly want, beautiful furnishings, books, board games, etc, and evenings were filled with great wine and conversation with other guests, and Terry and Marie. My husband and I felt truly honored to be their first guests and were made to feel like dear "old friends." We highly recommend that if you are traveling to north Georgia to visit the wine country or to just relax, be sure to stay with Terry and Marie at The Inn at Magnolia Oaks for an exceptional experience! We plan on returning soon. P.S. Be sure to meet Lady Chablis. She's quite the charmer! Darrell and Renee' Richards

Step back in time, just a stone's throw from wine country

4.8 on June 18, 2012

Terry & Marie are such wonderful, genuine hosts! My wife & I had an absolutely delightful evening at this B&B. The house is spectacular, the rooms are immaculate, the location is excellent for visiting the North Georgia wine country, and the owners are certainly gifted for being innkeepers. We felt 'at home' right from the start. Terry & Marie treat you more like good friends than paying customers. Don't miss the garden and be sure to do some front porch sittin'!

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Location Type

Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, North Georgia, Atlanta Region, near Dahlonega (12 min), Cleveland, Helen, and Gainesville, Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Village, Wine country


Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield Intl.) 80 miles

Directions to property:

Take Ga-400 north for approximately 54 miles, then continue straight on to Long Branch Road for approximately 5 miles. Turn right on to GA-52 East, go approximately 2 miles, then turn slight right at four way stop to stay on Ga-52 East. The Inn at Magnolia Oaks will be on your left approximately one mile past the Hall County sign.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Hike to Waterfalls, Hiking/Appalachian Trail, Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking, River Tubing, Gold Mining and Tours, Zip-Lining, Bass/Trout Fishing, Hot Air Balloon Rides, Horseback Riding, Golfing, Biking, Wineries/Fine Dining, Burt's Pumpkin Farm, North Georgia Corn Maze, Mountain Festivals, Dahlonega, Helen , Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Movie library, Parking, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Guest Refrigerator, Coffee & Tea Service 24/7, Complimentary Beverages, Ladies Parlor/Gentleman's Library, Unlimited "Porch Sitting"

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Wine Tasting, Antique Shopping, Family History Research,
 Hiking to Waterfalls, Checkers, Puzzles, Porch Sitting, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 4:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only No smoking is permitted inside the inn.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Well behaved children are welcome with full house bookings.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Nearby pet accommodations are available.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: During peak periods, minimum stays may be implemented
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A credit card number or one night's deposit by check is required to secure a reservation. For longer stays, one half of the total reservation is required.
  • Cancellations: We certainly understand that plans can change. As a small inn, we trust that you understand our need for ample notice. A full refund will be made if notice of cancellation is given 72 hours prior to arrival.



Terry and Marie Dawson

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

1 Porch Cat, Lady

About the innkeepers

The Dawsons' extensive experience as bed and breakfast travelers gave them the background knowledge to create delightful guest rooms when they opened their own inn. Now they spend time working together on the things they enjoy most - decorating, gardening, cooking, and most of all, entertaining. Terry is an avid Alabama football fan and enjoys collecting local art. Marie is the family historian and loves being as Southern as possible.

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2/3 Course Southern Gourmet

  • Time Served: 8:30 - 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Ladies Parlor (table for two), Porch (weather permitting), Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free, Low Carb

Signature Dish

Hot Magnolia
The Inn's specialty for breakfast was created by Innkeeper Marie Dawson. Toasted tea biscuits are topped with creamed chipped beef (made with fresh milk from a local creamery) and a pyramid of chopped hard-boiled eggs in the center. When garnished with fresh spinach leaves, the plate resembles the magnolias out front. Beautiful and delicious!