Historic Banning Mills

205 Horseshoe Dam Road , Whitesburg, GA 30185 USA (Show map)


Historic Banning Mills is situated in the historic Snake Creek Gorge just 45-minutes West of Atlanta. We are home to the largest, continuous zipline canopy tour in the world as verified by Guinness World Records! Our country inn has something for almost everyone. Multiple adventures to choose from. A Day Spa to wind down after a busy day. Historic nature trails that allow for exploring this beautiful and unique facility and an onsite chef that loves to show off his creativity. Groups are welcome as well and the Inn has several meeting venues as well as team building courses on site. Welcome to Historic Banning Mills: a very beautiful place!



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Fun and exciting

4.6 on August 26, 2013

I first heard about Historic Banning Mills through an Outdoor Adventure Club I belonged to a while back. I can't remember the name but what I liked most about Historic Banning Mills was the staff and the conciseness of the staff, the quality of the rooms were really good for the rate and it is a pretty good place. I didn't have anything to complain about. The coffee pot was a little dirty in our room but sometimes you can't help that they get stained from a lot of use. Other than that it is a very fun and exciting place to be.

A great weekend getaway

4.6 on July 26, 2013

If you are looking for a nice place to go for the weekend I would recommend Historic Banning Mills. My husband and I have only been here once for a weekend after he got back from a deployment. We were able to relax, have some fun, and have a good time overall. The accomodations and activities and even more so the surroundings exceeded my expectations!


5 on April 29, 2013

We were given a gift certificate for a romantic night with a day of zipping! Everything about our experience exceeded our expectations! The staff, tour guides, workers were very friendly and went out of their way to make sure out visit was the best. We left planning our next adventure. Be sure to go hiking and attend the bird show. Best food ever! Our compliments to the chef!


5 on September 12, 2012

This place is like heaven on earth! We stayed an extra night because we never wanted to leave. Everyone was so friendly, zipline was so much fun, hiking trails were beautiful, canoes and paddleboats were great too......simply too much to list. We will be back asap!!!!! Thank you for a great time, The Castings Family

Fun weekend

5 on September 23, 2009

Went with Granddaughters for "Birds of Prey". Excellent show and and a fun experience. Stayed before and will stay again. Excellent place to escape. Beautiful hidden location


4.0 on March 19, 2008

The inn was very clean. The check in was easy and served with kindness. The inn had many great features from its full size pull table, comfortable lounge area to the spiral stair case to the top of the heavens. The rooms was equipped with a refrigerator, queensize bed, sofa bed, extra pillows, sheets, and blankets. They offered wireless internet and a computer desk for your laptop. The private bath had fresh, fluffy towels. The balcony offered a sight of beauty and a sound of calm. The creek sounds added a great addition to the peaceful bedtime. Room was cleaned daily. It was not equipped with a microwave and the cable was provided but not the best. I suggest bringing in some movies or checking out movies from the front desk. Carollton is the main city about 10 miles away. There were new shopping areas. They included Target, TJ Maxx, Walmart, Ruby Tuesday, O'Charley's, Pizza Hut, Diary Queen, Taco Bell, Kroger Grocery, Publix, Bath and Body Works, Hibbett Sports, and Applebee's restaurant. Pack some games and good trail walking shoes. You can get a great workout from the basketball court to the trail walk.

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Rooms & Rates

12 Jacuzzi room

Our 12 jacuzzi rooms have a king bed, double jetted tubs, gas log fireplaces, decks that overlook the river, sitting area, satellite TV, phones, Keurig coffee makers, mini refrigerators, and comes with full breakfast.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $189

10 Cabin rooms

Cabin rooms have one queen bed downstairs, eating area with table and 4 chairs, microwave, mini refrigerator, satellite t.v. and futon. The upstairs loft is open and has two twin beds. A Private bath with shower is on the main floor level. A Jetted tub is located in the queen bedroom. A private balcony with rockers are off the back of each cabin room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $169 - $169

20 lodge rooms

Lodge rooms have two twin beds which can be converted into a comfy king bed, desk area, satellite t.v., mini refrigerator and private bath. Back deck overlooks the Snake Creek Gorge.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $99 - $99

5 cozy cottages

Our 5 cozy cottages have sitting area with futon, eating area with table and 4 chairs, satellite t.v, coffee maker, kitchen efficiency with stove top only, microwave and mini refrigerator. The queen bedroom has very nice electric fireplace. Back decks overlook the Snake Creek Gorge. Private baths are in each cottage.

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

Nightly Rate: $119 - $119

Tree House Rooms

Walk the suspension bridge to our New Tree House rooms. A comfy King bed, jetted tub for two, private bath, Keurig Coffee maker, gas log fireplace and small sitting area make these our most popular rooms yet. A small balcony overlooks the Snake Creek Gorge for beautiful views! The Perfect place for a romantic getaway for Two!

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

Nightly Rate: $209 - $209

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Location Type

10-miles to Carrollton, 14-miles to Newnan, 20- miles to Douglasville, 40-minutes to Six Flages over Ga, 45-minutes to Hartsfield Airport, Countryside


Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield Intl.) 33 miles

Directions to property:

I-20 west to Hwy5. South on Hwy 5 for 19 miles. Right on Hwy16 and alt27 and go through the town of Whitesburg. Turn right onto Antioch Rd. Straight through stop sign onto Banning Rd. We are about a mile on the right.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Onsite zipline Canopy Tour, 40 minutes to Six Flags over Ga, 10 to 15 minutes.to Historic Newnan and Carrollton, 45 minutes to Atlanta's New Aquarium, 10 minutes to Chief McIntosh Reserve Park, Dunaway Gardens, Picnic area, River, Ruins, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

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

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service , Team Building Course, Zipline tour Canopy tours, Day Spa, Romantic dinners available, Hiking, Birds of prey shows, Recreational facilities on site, Kayaking Treks and Horseback Rides

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Billiards, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Day Spa, Adventure Programs now Available!, Canopy ZiplineTour Largest, continuou in the world, High/Low Ropes Team Building, Zipline tour, Horseback Riding, Aerial Challenge course, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: The credit card will be charged in full at the time of the reservation. Cash payments: We still require a valid credit card on file.
  • Cancellations: 7 day cancellation notice BEFORE date of reservation is required for a full refund minus a $20.00 processing fee. Cancellations less than 7 days before rsvp date will be charged one room night and 50% of any booked adventure or spa activity plus a $20.00 processing fee. We do allow transfers during the 7 day cancellation date. Room transfers are $25.00 and Activities are $5.00 per person per activity. Transfers must be booked within 6 months of original reservation date. No shows and day of cancellations will be charged one room night plus 100% of any booked activity. No shows or day of cancellations will void any gift certificates or discounts.



Mike & Donna Holder

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About the innkeepers

The historical research of this unique, historical area of Carroll County.

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  • Time Served: 9:00-10:00am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian