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.
Named for the original owner of the hotel and the founder of Lakemont, this room is the cornerstone of our Blue Ridge Mountains lodge. Most find this our most romantic room. It features an original stone fireplace and a wonderful view of the lake. A large handcrafted mirror, mountain laurel clothes rack, and creatively crafted wall sconces all made from wood locally found in our forests by a local artisan add unique charm. Outside the room is a shared balcony constructed of black locust logs. With views of Lake Rabun and our rock gardens, it’s perfect for lounging while you enjoy a first cup o
Enjoy a covered black locust log deck with a custom-built Georgia mountain laurel and rhododendron screen for Carolina jasmine and heavenly blue morning glories a wonderful spot to curl up, read a book, or enjoy private moments with a view of the lake. The room features a wonderfully unique large handcrafted mirror that reflects original wood designs in the hotel and a queen-size bed under an Indian-style wall tapestry.
Fall asleep to the gentle sounds of water falling over rocks outside your windows. This room also features a view of beautiful Lake Rabun and our koi pond with a waterfall. Outside the room is the locust log shared balcony with comfortable Adirondack rockers and blankets for cool Blue Ridge Mountain evenings. Inside the room, enjoy a comfy queen-size bed under a magnificent light fixture made from a piece of wood gathered in the forest and fashioned by a local artisan. The room is drenched in sunlight in the mornings.
Has windows facing north and comes complete with a &quot;Dream Catcher&quot; to encourage sweet dreams. Native Americans believed that these hoops of willow and bits of nature had the power to catch all negative dreams. An overhead fan, uniquely crafted large wooden mirror, mountain laurel sconces, and clothes racks all create the unmistakable feeling of being in the mountains.
Intimate, with a little mountain history only discovered in the magical liquid of moonshine! Historic pictures of local moonshiners adorn the walls, as well as original oil paintings. This is the coziest of the rooms in our Blue Ridge Mountain bed and breakfast inn. It features a large, artfully crafted wooden mirror, Adirondack wall sconces and clothes rack, and overhead fan.
Tallulah is a Native American word that means leaping water. It's been said that a young brunette woman sometimes visits this room in spirit. She's said to be kind. The room is located on the west end of the hotel, with windows facing the lake. An overhead fan, a large wooden artfully formed mirror, and mountain laurel clothes rack are featured in the room, which is steps away from the Tree Top Deck, a great place for daytime relaxing in the heart of our green trees.
Minnehaha is a Native American word that means laughing water. This room is named in honor of Minnehaha Falls, a spectacular waterfall with a 100-foot cascade located only 10 minutes from the hotel. The room is close to the Tree Top Deck and features a large wooden handcrafted Adirondack mirror, mountain laurel clothes rack, and overhead fan.
Named for the quaint, historic art village of Lakemont, its a staff favorite, with treetop views and large windows facing the lake. Its somewhat larger, with an ample bathroom. It features a large custom-crafted wood mirror, Adirondack clothes racks, overhead fan, and unique mountain laurel sconces by the bed. Wood board and batten walls give this room warmth. The bathroom is divided in two, so that one person can shave while the other showers.
Constructed of cedar board and batten, was built in the early 1900s and restored by the current owners. The open, spacious living room with a cathedral ceiling features an original stone fireplace. It flows into a fully equipped kitchen. Comfortable period antiques and primitives, oriental rugs, and local art create an upscale eclectic Blue Ridge Mountains atmosphere. ?There are two bedrooms featuring queen-size beds, unique private baths with stone showers, and modernized antique dry sinks lined with copper. The two bedrooms can be rented separately. Each has its own entrance.
4.8 on July 05, 2014
My review is a long one, in three parts due to the limit on characters in any one review. Here's the first part: Actually, the title of this review should have been "The Best Getaway in North Georgia, Any Day of the Week!" I love the Lake Rabun Hotel. I spent two nights here in March (Andreae Room, with a cozy fireplace which I very much enjoyed using), and two nights in April (first night in the Andreae Room, second in the Lakemont Room, which has no fireplace, but a larger bathroom with larger windows). Although the rooms are not large, they are certainly more than adequate for a short stay, each one individually and tastefully decorated. Very comfortable beds, too! I was made to feel "like family" as soon as I announced myself at the Reception Desk on the occasion of my first visit, and a month later, on my second visit, I knew that I was indeed part of the Lake Rabun Hotel family. By my observation, the "royal treatment" is extended to everyone. The ambiance of the place is sort of "upscale rustic," with lots of wood, lovely patterned rugs on the wonderfully creaky hardwood floors, Adirondack furniture, and with stone walkways, flowing water, a Koi fishpond, and lots of flowers outside, with the main historic building nestled among the trees, just a stone's throw from the extraordinarily beautiful Lake Rabun and a short easy walk to historic Hall's Boat House and Marina. The rooms don't have televisions nor telephones, but I count this as a big plus. The hotel does have complimentary WiFi, so you can easily connect to the "real world" using your iPad, smartphone or similar. (I would note there is a large screen television in one of the main floor public rooms, where you'll also be welcomed to play the upright piano also located there. Actually, you'll also discover another piano, this one a grand piano, situated in the entrance, quite near the lobby fireplace and the entry door.)--- Scott Kinney / Part 1 of 3
Oh my goodness, we are blushing! Thank you so much for all of your kind words. Our guest services and hospitality is one of the features of the hotel that we take great pride. And yes, you have definitely become part of the Lake Rabun Hotel family. We are so pleased that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay; from the hotel mascots (Chloe and Meow) to the reintegration into nature without the disturbance of cell phones. We truly enjoyed having you as our guests and very much look forward to seeing you in the future.
4.4 on June 27, 2014
great location and relaxing experience. Highly recommended.
Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Lake Rabun Hotel. We are so pleased that you chose to stay with us to celebrate your anniversary and cannot wait to have you back.
4.6 on June 14, 2014
Really nice, relaxing retreat.
Relaxation is what we do best! Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Lake Rabun Hotel. The Northeast Georgia Mountains and the hotel itself entices every guest to come and enjoy a relaxing stay. We very much look forward to many more relaxing stays with you as our guests!
2.6 on May 23, 2014
We planned our visit with the restaurant in mind and were disappointed to learn that the restaurant was not open on Sunday evenings. Breakfast was good. The cold, rainy weather lent itself to reading, but the lighting in the public areas and in the room was not conducive to reading. The welcoming fire in the attractive living room fireplace was greatly enjoyed. The homemade cookies prepared in the lodge kitchen were delicious for a late afternoon snack.
I apologize that the restaurant was not open for dinner the night of your stay. In seasons hours are currently Wednesday-Saturday for dinner and Sunday brunch. We try to ensure that all of our guests are aware of restaurant hours before the arrival date in case in changes needed to be made, which we are more than happy to accommodate. As to the weather, since we live in a temperate rainforest (seriously!) showers are almost a guarantee daily. Thank you so much for your patronage, and we hope to continue to improve in order to best serve our guests.
4.8 on April 01, 2014
We absolutely loved our time at the Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant. We stayed in the Andrea room - it's on the lakeside of the hotel & has a fireplace, which we ran several times throughout the weekend as it was cold and rainy on Saturday. We arrived late on Friday (about 9pm) and we were still greeted by a friendly staff who still gave us a tour around the restaurant and hotel despite the late hour and that they were nearing time to go home. The room isn't huge as others have stated but it doesn't need to be...very comfortable. There are noises from doors, floors and furniture but it adds to the charm. Our room was on the first second floor above the lobby/restaurant so there was a bit of noise Saturday night when someone decided to sing "Lean On Me" and play the piano...but the noise was short lived and didn't disturb us too much. The cat who makes her home the porch near the Andrea rooms was very friendly - I'm not a cat person but I enjoyed seeing her there sleeping and she always perked up when you went out onto the porch. The included breakfast was delicious and varied each morning. We booked a romance package that came with a credit for the restaurant so we had dinner on Saturday night - delicious! The credit was enough to cover two entrees (crab cakes and shrimp & grits - yummy!), dessert (strawberry shortcake!) and soda/beer. Our waitress was fantastic and let us know that we were short of using our entire credit so we could order another drink or something to use our full credit. We loved it and will definitely be going back again!
Thank you, thank you, thank you! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and were able to enjoy so many aspects that come with a historic hotel. We take pride in our customer service, and cannot wait to have you back in the near future!
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
Mary A. Kelly
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Brunch Served Sunday, 11am Until 3pm