The Lake Rabun Hotel

35 Andrea Lane , Lakemont, GA 30552-0010 USA (Show map)

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.4

Write A Review
  • Guest room3.9
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Quiet, restful stay

3.2 on March 30, 2016

We loved how quiet & peaceful the hotel is, and the staff was wonderful. We were disappointed in the response we got at dinner, when after having ordered 3 alcoholic beverages, an appetizer, 2 entrees (one of which was the most $$ on menu), and a dessert, they refused to give us complementary coffee, when it was available to inn guests (which we were) just up the steps from the restaurant. Not good PR. Small things count - it felt like our money was more important than our experience.


Enjoyed our stay

3.8 on March 17, 2016

We had business in Otto, NC and decided to make it a holiday for the evening. Enjoyed delicious dinner in the restaurant & the complimentary breakfast was fab. Rooms were cute and all the common areas very comfortable.


Peace and Quiet

5 on March 09, 2016

Quiet, great food and a very attentive staff. We really felt welcomed and cared for.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a response. We pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service, and we want all of our guests to feel welcome and genuinely appreciated at the Lake Rabun Hotel. Our award-winning farm-to-table philosophy and menu is also something that we are exceptionally proud of, and we hope to continue to serve you in the future. Thank you again for your patronage.


Life-long memories made

4.0 on March 02, 2016

I absolutely enjoyed my stay at the Lake Rabun. It was everything I was hoping for and more. The staff was very friendly and oriented us to the place even though we arrived there pretty late in the evening, food was to die for (yes it is as good as it looks) and the entire facility is clean and very well kept. We definitely will be visiting again!

Innkeeper Response
We are thrilled that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us! Our award-winning restaurant is a great addition to the hotel, and we are proud to serve a fresh farm-to-table menu. We hope to see you soon!


Weekend Getaway

3.6 on February 15, 2016

A fine place to stop and enjoy comfortable accommodations, friendly staff and travelers looking to enjoy north Georgia.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you! We hope to see you again in the near future. Join us in the spring and we can rent you a pontoon or ski boat!


Like Going home again

4.6 on February 01, 2016

We have been to the Lake Rabun Hotel many many times at many different times of year. We've been just the 2 of us, and with 4 other people a few times. No matter what we have a wonderful time. The restaurant food is wonderful and all the staff is the most friendly of anywhere we've ever stayed. We recommend it to everyone we know.

Innkeeper Response
We enjoy seeing you each and every time you come to visit. The staff loves going above and beyond for our guests. You are the reason we all love our jobs and sincerely want you to enjoy your time here. Thank you for taking the time to post a review.


Great getaway

4.6 on February 01, 2016

thoroughly enjoyed our rustic stay at Lake Rabun Hotel. Rooms are okay when considering the age of the property. Noise level between rooms is high. However, the ambiance and the service more than made up for minor issues. Friendly, attentive staff - ready to meet our every wish/need. A fun winter getaway!

Innkeeper Response
We certainly hope to see you again! Thank you so much for your kind review of the Lake Rabun Hotel.


A weekend to remember

5 on January 06, 2016

I enjoyed every moment at Lake Rabun hotel. Breakfast, brunch, and dinner were just fantastic. I stayed here for 2 nights and it felt like I vacationed for a month. The services was outstanding and staff seemed happy to attend my needs. I look forward to the next visit. Thank you guys!

Innkeeper Response
That is always so wonderful to hear! Our staff here is top notch, and we love making our guests feel welcome and at home. Thank you so much for your patronage.


Perfect

5 on January 06, 2016

We really enjoyed the stay at the hotel and surroundings. Atmosphere A+, food exquisite, service perfect. A perfect winter getaway. Very romantic.


Winter weekend

4.6 on December 23, 2015

We celebrated an anniversary weekend at this lovely, rustic hotel. The hotel had all the elements of a multi-star Inn if you remember the 'rustic' element. Built in 1922 it has the charm of an comfortable fishing camp coupled with an excellent restaurant (no going out in the dark of a rainy December night!). It fits nicely in the environment of Lake Rabun lake houses with lots to do nearby. The rooms are small but the shower was delightful! A lovely place to get away from TV and phones!

Innkeeper Response
We thank you very much for taking the time to post your thoughts about the Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us! This place is definitely a throw back to simpler times. It is a great place to come in order to reconnect with what is important in your life. Our award-winning restaurant is an added bonus, and we love that our guests don't have to venture far in order to enjoy some of the best food in Georgia! We look forward to having you as our guests in the future. Thank you again for your patronage.


View More Reviews

Rooms & Rates

03 The Lakemont Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

04 The Garden Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

10 - One-bedroom Cottage Main

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

11 - Cottage Master Suite

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

05 The Moonshine Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

06 The Legend Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

09 - Innkeeper's Cottage

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

07 The Tallulah Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

08 The Minnehaha Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

01 The Andreae Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

02 The Lake Rabun Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Location

Location Type

Countryside, Lakefront, Mountains

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

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, Spa services, Outdoor Adventure Concierge Services, Boat rentals, Full Gourmet Breakfast

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer

On-site activities

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

Check Dates Visit Website

Policies

  • Check In:: 3 pm to 9 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No No smoking in or around any facilities. Designated area only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over 10 are welcome, Additional room needed
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No No animals allowed inside Hotel, Cottage or Restaurant
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Seasonal only
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Half required on reserving to hold room.
  • Cancellations: We are a small Boutique hotle in North Georgia and do not over book our rooms. Rooms are guarenteed upon booking, therefore we strictly enforce our cancellation policies. In the event of a cancellation made at least 14 days in advance, your deposit less a $25 processing fee will be refunded. If cancellation is with 14 days of your scheduled stay, your entire deposit is forfeited. No refund or credit for early departures. No-show is charged full reserved rate of booking.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jenna Tucker

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats

Check Dates Visit Website

Meals

Breakfast

Gourmet

  • Time Served: 8 am - 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Brunch Sundays 11am - 3pm, Reservations Required, Dining Room, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Brunch Served Sunday, 11am Until 3pm