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Glen-Ella Springs Inn

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

Check Dates Diamond Collection

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 elegant yet rustic 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 Georgraphic 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.


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

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147 Reviews

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Great Corporate Retreat

4.0 on October 23, 2014

Our team enjoyed a great 2 day business meeting/retreat at Glen-Ella. The conference space was comfortable. Each person enjoyed their room. The meals were fantastic! As a coordinator for the trip, it was very nice to have all of the meals pre-planned and just to be able to enjoy the retreat once we got there. The garden house made a great place to visit in the evening. The gardens and reception space look beautiful for weddings and other events. We appreciated the staff, very friendly and accommodating. Glen-Ella is also very easy to access with their directions. Great shopping and activities are very close, we took a short drive to Helen. Tallulah Gorge is close and a beautiful hike. Thank you for a great retreat!

Romantic rustic elegance in mountainous tranquility

5 on October 22, 2014

Rooms are appointed beautifully and beds are the most comfortable we have ever experienced from an inn or hotel stay. Food is 5 star and local attractions like Clarkesville downtown square, Tiger Mountain Vineyards Red Barn which is a 15 minute drive away and hikes in Panther Creek or Minihaha Falls are not to be missed. Service and every detail to comfort makes a Glen Ella perfect for any special occasion or getaway.

Comfy Cozy Inn

5 on October 18, 2014

Really enjoyed our overnight stay, we had been driving in horrendous weather all day and you were a comforting beacon of light as we came around the corner. Our dinner was fabulous and we will definitely be back to stay with you again!

A short and delightful stay!

5 on October 18, 2014

We had just one overnight at the charming Glen-Ella Springs Inn. We knew the weather forecast for the second day was rain. Therefore, we left Atlanta early in the morning and did all the outdoor activities on the first day. The second day was raining so we went to several potteries and a farm market. We had a wonderful short get-away and will do it again soon! Thank you.

Best Getaway Spot

5 on October 07, 2014

We spent two nights here for a friend's wedding. Lucy and Ed couldn't have been nicer. Every member of the staff called us by name and we're always so pleasant. Our room was wonderful and the bed was so comfortable. The food was outstanding. All in all a dream trip.

Glorious Glen-Ella

4.6 on September 25, 2014

Relaxing with a capital " R " . Lovely property , away form it all . we look forward to going back.

Perfect weekend getaway

5 on September 18, 2014

Quiet, peaceful getaway from the stress of everyday life.

Favorite new getaway!

4.4 on August 29, 2014

Wonderful evening at Glen-Ella Springs...exceeding my expectations in every way. The dining room was not open for dinner and that only means another visit sooner rather than later. Wonderful spot for photography following fresh veggie omelet for breakfast. Warm, welcoming owner and staff and less than two hours from Atlanta. Thanks for brief but lovely visit.

Glen-Ella Perfect Getaway

5 on August 27, 2014

We needed a 2 day trip to the mountains to recharge our batteries. A 7 mile hike at Panther Creek Falls and a perfect stay at the Glen-Ella Springs Inn was just the ticket. The food, accommodations and staff were perfect - not to mention and gorgeously quiet location.

Glen-Ella visit

4.8 on August 27, 2014

Such a calm, tranquil getaway with wonderful innkeepers and staff! We will be back!

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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 S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • 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


Details Diamond Collection

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

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