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Sylvan Valley Lodge

747 Duncan Bridge Rd Ga Hwy 384, Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571 USA (Show map)

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Nestled in a forested valley among the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Sylvan Valley Lodge invites you to enjoy the area's lush natural surroundings from well-appointed accommodations. Whether you choose a room at our lodge or a private cabin, come immerse yourself in the natural beauty of North Georgia Wine Country.



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.3
  • Value3.9
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Onsite Dining4.3

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Top notch

5 on September 20, 2012

Stayed at SVL last Wednesday and Thursday and could not ask for anything more. Everything was very clean, owners were very accomodating and the breakfast is dynamite. What i like the most was the feel of the lodge. It did not feel like your typical hotel or lodge. It was almost like being in a large home with multiple sitting areas (indoor and outdoor) and all of the furniture were items that you would find in a high end residence. If you are considering a couple different accomodations and this is one of them your search is over, you just found it.

Sylvan Valley Lodge Review

4.8 on August 11, 2012

We loved the Sylvan Valley Lodge. The rooms are spacious and clean. The innkeepers are very personable and love to share their knowledge of the history of the area. We loved the lodge and will definitely return. Helen, GA is 3 miles away and lovely.

Lovely bed & breakfast

4.2 on July 11, 2012

My daughter and I spent the last weekend in June 2012 at Sylvan Valley Lodge. She is vegan, so I emailed ahead of time to ask if they could accommodate her for breakfast. They assured me they could. They prepared a very tasty breakfast with soy milk for my daughter, and my "normal" breakfast was delicious too. The innkeepers were very nice and helpful. The location is great, with an easy drive to Nacoochee Valley and Sautee, as well as Helen. The property is a bit old, but the owners are working hard to update it as they can. We had a great time, and would definitely stay there again.

Lovely Lodge

4.4 on May 21, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed here to get out of Atlanta for a weekend. We came to check out the local vineyards, and relax. This lodge exceeded our expectations. The keepers were very friendly, the rooms were clean and comfortable, and the wine tasting and cheese reception was wonderful. The only down fall was the landscaping. I would recommend this lodge, and will stay there again next time I visit the Helen area.

Very Disappointed

1.4 on November 09, 2011

My husband and I returned to the Sylvan Valley Lodge to celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary the week of August 19, 2011. We had stayed there 3 or 4 years ago when the German Restaurant was still there. The cabin we stayed in was very out-dated and run-down. There were plastic flowers hanging on the door and over the banister that were dirty and broken, there was yard debris all over the once beautiful grounds, broken lights, gutters full of weeds (and even one had a tree growing out of it). The lighting in the cabin was horrible and there was nothing on news channels, not even local channels! The sheets on the bed were of such poor quality, they felt like they had sand on them. We were very dissatisfied with our stay and would not recommend this "so-called" lodge to anyone!

Innkeeper Response
We are sorry that this is not the German hotel you you previously visited. We have done all that we can to get Internet listings changed, but the old hotel name still directs to our web site. Finding out upon arrival that our lodge is no longer the German themed inn and restaurant you remembered must have set a disappointing mood for your entire stay. When the management changed and the hotel was rebranded in November of 2010, the grounds had been neglected for a while. We contacted a landscape company to come up with an overall plan and did minor maintenance while the plan was being created. In the three months since you have stayed with us, a good portion of the property's four acres has been re-landscaped including the area around the cabins. We provide Over 100 DirecTV channels including multiple news channels and HBO. Had we been informed of a problem with your television, we would have corrected the issue. We have staff on-site and available 24/7 who are happy to help. We are very sorry you did not enjoy your stay. We hope that you will try us again now that you are aware of the changes.

Great times, Great people, Great atmosphere

5 on December 30, 2010

I have stayed on and off at this inn for last few years and I have to say, it is bar none the best place to stay if you visiting this part of Georgia/Appalachians. The staff is exceptional, friendly, courteous and do their best to make you feel at home. The food is top notch, better than anywhere else you are going to get in this area. Everything about this place speaks of class and character, with none of the tourist trappings and cheap amenities you find in this area. Book your stay here, you will not be sorry!!

Girls trip

5 on November 05, 2010

My best friend and I went for a weekend. Staff was exceptional, food was exceptional.

2010 October 22-24

4.0 on November 01, 2010

Clean cabin; comfortable bed. No internet access, which turned into a good thing after withdrawal symptoms! Having eaten at the restaurant in the past, we expected German style food for dinner, but the menu had changed. The dinner was very good. The breakfasts were excellent (really recommend the specialty Benedict, though I do not remember the official name). Thanks for the opportunity to stay.

October Stay 2010

4.0 on October 28, 2010

Great water pressure for a cabin, very neat/clean; enjoyed the stay. Good food

Can't wait to come back to this charming little place next year

4.6 on October 27, 2010

I was a little nervous about staying at the Edelweiss because I read so many bad reviews about other Hotels & Inns in and around Helen, GA. The Edelweiss was lovely and definitely exceeded my expectations. Very quiet and comfortable and very clean. I did a bed bug check and the mattress was clean. I know, I know, I'm weird like that. I didn't get a chance to dine at the Edelweiss. I'm very disappointed about that because I've heard the food is outstanding. We've decided to make an annual trip to Helen and I will definitely stay here again.

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Rooms & Rates

Standard King Room

Standard King Room with private bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

1 Bedroom Cottage

1 Bedroom Cottage with queen bed and private bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Luxury King Room

Luxury King Room with private bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Luxury Queen Room

Luxury Queen Room with private bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Luxury Queen Room

Luxury Queen Room with private bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Location Type

Sautee & Nacoochee Valleys, Countryside, Mountains, Wine country


Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield Intl.) 98 miles

Directions to property:

Take Main Street (Ga Hwy 75) 2.5 miles south to Ga Hwy 384, turn left. Take Ga Hwy 384 1 mile to Sylvan Valley Lodge on left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, 12 Wineries/Tasting Rooms within 35 miles, Horseback Riding, Zip-line Tours, Hiking Trails/Waterfalls, Mountain Biking, Trout Fishing, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Farm

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Wedding Facilities , Wine Tasting Room, Garden with Koi Pond, Mountain View

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Wine Tasting, Wine Tasting, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4:00pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Must be 13 and older for Inn. Any age in cabins.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Cabin only. Additional fees.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-night minimum during October
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: We are a small lodge and do not overbook. Your room is guaranteed, and we agree to hold the accommodations you reserve until check out time on the day of your scheduled departure. Therefore, we strictly enforce our cancellation policy. A confirmed reservation obligates both Sylvan Valley Lodge and the guest for the entire length of the stay reserved. Should your plans change, be sure to call us at least 48 hours prior to your reservation (7 days for holidays and the month of October). In the event of a late cancellation, guests are responsible for the entire length of the stay reserved. Please note that shortening your stay is considered a cancellation, as that room has been made unavailable for the entire length of the stay reserved.



John and Ginevra Boyes

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  • Time Served: 9:00am-10:00am
  • Serving Location: Outdoor Patio (Weather Permitting), Breakfast Room

Special meal options

, Monthly Wine Dinners


747 Duncan Bridge Rd , Ga Hwy 384, Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571 USA (Show map)

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