Memorable experiences have been daily fare at the Lake Rabun Hotel since 1922. This unique mountain lodge captures spectacular views of Lake Rabun, where the sun plays on the water, dazzling and inviting you. There is nowhere else like it. This beautiful mountain architecture and flavor have inspired past and present owners, Gwen North and Anabel Panayotti to preserve the magic that so many have come to love. Tastefully appointed rooms with private baths, downy queen-sized beds and old fashioned charm will wrap you in comfort. Out on our decks, under a canopy of pines and hemlocks, breathe deeply our sweet mountain air with a glass of wine or beer while you wait for specially prepared entrees and light fare from our award winning restaurant.
The main end of the Innkeeper's Cottage, featuring one bedroom with queen sized bed, unique private bath with stone shower and antique dry sink lined with copper, upgraded with modern faucets replacing the old water pumps, living room with cathedral ceilings and original stone fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, and a large cedar log front porch appointed with cedar Adirondack furniture. Comfortable period antiques and primitives, oriental rugs, and local fine art and crafts create an upscale eclectic mountain atmosphere. Amenities include TV, DVD player fo rmovies, wireless internet, maid service, firewood for the stone fireplace in season, and a full gourmet breakfast each morning in the hotel.
The master suite end of the Innkeeper's cottage, featuring one large bedroom with queen sized bed, unique private bath with stone shower and antique dry sink lined with copper, upgraded with modern faucets replacing the old water pumps, and a large cedar log fromt porch appointed with cedar Adirondack furniture. Comfortable period antiques and primitives, oriental rugs, and local art and crafts create an upscale eclectic mountain atmosphere. Amenities include coffee maker with local roasted coffee, wireless internet, maid service, and a full gourmet breakfast each morning in the hotel.
The Innkeeper's Cottage offers two bedrooms featuring queen sized beds, unique private baths with stone showers and antique dry sinks lined with copper, upgraded with modern faucets replacing the old water pumps, living room with cathedral ceiling and original stone wood fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, and a large cedar log front porch appointed with cedar Adirondack furniture. Comfortable period antiques and primitives, oriental rugs, and local fine art and crafts create an upscale eclectic mountain atmosphere. Amenities include TV, DVD player for movies, wireless internet, maid service, complimentary bottle of wine from one of our award winning local vineyards upon arrival, firewood for the stone fireplace in season, and a full gourmet breakfast each morning in the hotel.
4.8 on October 16, 2014
Reminds me of summer camp and every hunting or fishing camp I experienced growing up. Ambiance is 'over the top' and the staff was thoroughly accommodating. An indescribable jewel tucked away in the mountains of North Georgia. Next trip I'm bringing two large books and staying a week! Louis P. Batson III Greenville, SC
3.8 on October 09, 2014
A great country setting with this rustic hotel nestled in the woods of the Lake Rabun area. The staff was so friendly and the breakfast was memorable. We truly enjoyed our weekend getaway.
Thank you for the review! The staff and the breakfast is just one of the many wonderful aspects of the Lake Rabun Hotel, and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
3.2 on September 28, 2014
Beautiful setting and quaint B & B, Breakfast and Dinner were excellent, very warm and cozy cabin feel, room was just too small to be comfortable.
We are so proud of our award-winning restaurant and customer service. The rooms are a product of the hotel renovations in 2008. Originally, when the hotel was built in 1922 there were 16 guest rooms and 2 communal baths. With the remodeling, we now have 8 guests room; each with its own private bathroom (thank goodness!). Unfortunately, the size of the rooms had to be sacrificed in order accommodate the bathrooms. We believe that the rooms are primarily for sleeping while you enjoy everything that the Northeast Georgia Mountains has to offer (which is SO MUCH!!!). Thank you again for your review, and we look forward to seeing you again.
4.2 on September 14, 2014
Very nice place, food excellent.
Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Lake Rabun Hotel. We are so happy that you enjoyed both the hotel and the award-winning farm-to-table restaurant, and we look forward to seeing you again!
5 on September 08, 2014
Super service and fantastic food!
The Lake Rabun Hotel prides itself on its excellent customer service and the ability to make guests feel at home. Thank you so much for your kind words, and we cannot wait to see you again!
4.0 on September 06, 2014
We both expected a bit more space in the room than we discovered. The private balcony overlooking Lake Rabun mentioned in the brochure sold us. However the balcony actually overlooked the parking lot though you could see a small portion of the lake in the distance. It was still very nice just not what we expected from the pictures. Even though the rooms are small and close together, we never heard other guests.We were expecting a hotel not a B&B. Yet the overall experience was very pleasing and worth the travel. The staff were exceptional as was the breakfast each morning. We changed our reservation by one day so we would be able to dine at the restaurant . . . are we glad we did. The food was absolutely wonderful . . . as was the service again.
Thank you so much for your patronage and taking the time to review the Lake Rabun Hotel. Because the hotel was restored in 2008, modern amenities were added to guest rooms such as bathrooms, private balconies, and central heating and air. The owner, in keeping with the historical integrity of the building, tried to add all of these things without compromising the uniqueness of a 1922 structure. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.
4.6 on September 04, 2014
Just a great place to unwind and enjoy the lake atmosphere. Food is excellent.
The Lake Rabun Hotel is definitely a place to come and unplug from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and our Farm to Fork tradition is one of the best aspects of visiting the Northeast Georgia Mountains. We love sharing such a special experience with all of our guests. We are absolutely delighted that you had a great experience. Thank you for your patronage.
2.6 on August 21, 2014
The rooms in this place had such thin walls that we could hear the conversation of the couple next door until late into the night then promptly heard them snoring. Note that they were not rambunctious or overly loud - just a normal conversation and we were even using the provided sound machine. We were sorely disappointed that we could not sleep based on normal functions in the room next door. The room was also tiny and very, very rustic. The doors had trouble closing so we continued to hear doors slamming throughout the hotel at all hours of the night. The furnishings were primitive and not as nice as we expected. We were scheduled for two nights and left after one - we spent our next night at the much nicer, quieter, Dillard House Inn.
3.0 on August 19, 2014
We enjoyed our stay very much. The inn has been renovated in the last few years and they did an excellent job. The landscaping is fabulous and so serene. The furnishings of the inn are eclectic and rustic which fits the area. The breakfast was tasty and filling. An ice machine upstairs would be nice. Love the kitties!
Thank you so much for your patronage and for all of the wonderful praise. We are very proud of the hotel and of its surroundings. It truly is a majestic place where our guests are made to feel like they have taken a step back in time. We will also certainly consider an ice machine! We take everything that our guests tell us and apply it to the hotel. Cannot wait to have you back!
4.6 on July 29, 2014
We always enjoy coming back to The Lake Rabun Hotel, friendly staff & great food.
We always love to see familiar faces and are so pleased when we have guests return. Thank you for your patronage.
Countryside, Lakeside, Mountains
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Live Music, National/State parks, Nature area, Boat rentals and tours, white water rafting, First class golfing, Mountain hiking and biking trails, Waterfalls, Zip lines, Picnic area, River, Vineyard, Winery
Other, Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Country Inn, Historic Inn
Air conditioning, BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Spa, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , Features a Top Ten Restaurant in Georgia, Outdoor decks, Special additional amenities available, Concierge Services for Outdoor Adventures, Boat tours, Full Gourmet Breakfast
Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Brunch Served Sunday, 11am Until 3pm