5 on July 06, 2017
Since we were going to be in the Blue Ridge area visiting family for the long 4th holiday weekend, we decided to escape for two of the nights and celebrate our anniversary. Since we are Floridians, we really have not experienced a mountain B&B. We surfed the web a couple of months back and discovered The Overlook Inn. Again, being Floridians and loving the water, the Celestial Suite immediately caught our attention with the two person Jacuzzi and rain forest shower. The rest of the suite also looked and sounded great on the web. Upon arrival, and after a thorough and extremely pleasant orientation of the property from our innkeeper, Lynne , she then escorted us to our suite and completely familiarized us with our accommodations.We were pleasantly surprised as everything was as described on their website. The same applies to the grounds and the great room, where we enjoyed wine & cheese, an incredible brownie dessert, and of course, two totally different three course breakfasts. We have dined on many different cruise ships and in many fine restaurants, but when it comes to breakfast, they have nothing on Lynne and her staff. (neither food nor service). We enjoyed our stay so much that we have reserved the same suite for Thanksgiving weekend and will be booking a second suite for another family member. Thank you, Lynne for a GREAT getaway! Room Tip: They are all different with their own charm and ameneties
4.6 on June 21, 2017
Lovely facility, marvelous views, clean, comfortable, will visit again.
5 on June 20, 2017
Outstanding in every way; their kindness and hospitality made us feel at right at home, and their attention to every little detail of our stay was so appreciated. Already looking forward to our next visit! Rome, GA
5 on April 24, 2017
I surprised my husband with a weekend at the Overlook for his birthday. Lynn made us feel right at home from the moment we arrived. The Celestial Suite was amazing and we can't say enough wonderful things about thefood!!Perfect relaxing getaway.
5 on April 22, 2017
Lynn and Mike were great hosts...even the smallest detail was thoughtfully arranged. The three course breakfast was delightful. A beautiful view, beautiful accommodations, beautiful people-- a quiet escape-- just what we needed for an anniversary get away!
5 on March 27, 2017
The Overlook is an AMAZING stay!! There is a choice of "theme" rooms that have a different vibrancy depending on one's mood. The location is close to Chatsworth and close to the Ellijay area. If one is fortunate enough, it could snow and the atmosphere of your room changes for a totally new vibrancy. Thank You Lynn for such a wonderful stay. I will be back again.
5 on December 15, 2016
We had the most AMAZING weekend at the Overlook Inn. The staff was outstanding, the room was beautiful, the views incredible and the food delicious!! I could not more highly recommend a B & B!! We will absolutely go back again!!
5 on November 28, 2016
This is the best B&B for a mountain experience when we need a change from Florida weather. We have stayed here over 10 times and it is the best getaway for couples. Our favorite room is the Grand Gahuti because of the private hot tub on the porch with mountain views. We also like the Celestial Suite (nice big jetted shower and in room jacuzzi). Innkeepers can make or break a place and Mike and Lynn are wonderful, friendly and very accommodating. They have great people working with them (Brandi & McKenzie). The food is outstanding (Don't miss breakfast) and the place is very clean and peaceful! The best restaurants in the area are in the little town of Blue Ridge not too far away just down the mountain and about 30 mins. The town has great shops and the best places to eat are Harvest on Main (make reservations for this farm to table place with great service) and Southern Charm for southern cooking (walk in okay but check website for hours). Great hiking and waterfalls are close to the inn. We also recommend the National Park near the Inn. Mike and Lynn work hard to make sure your experience is top notch and they are very warm and caring people. Give it a try for a wonderful experience! We visit every chance we get!
4.4 on November 24, 2016
We have stayed at The Overlook Inn on several occasions for our anniversary, this being our fifth trip. We have always enjoyed the views and the rustic as well as comfy accommodations. The staff was amazing, very hospitable, always making certain we were comfortable without being too overbearing. The food choices were tasty with a mix of homemade items and local food choices. And, they will make accommodations for your diet, which was fantastic. We'd visit again.
4.8 on November 23, 2016
My husband and I were in great need of a quick getaway to disconnect from the city and reconnect with one another. From the moment we walked in, Lynn was super attentive and really kind. She offered suggestions and even set up last minute dinner reservations for us. The view from the dining room is gorgeous. And to add to the experience, their breakfast was absolutely DIVINE!! Overall, a very warm and inviting experience! We will definitely be back.
4.8 on November 09, 2016
This was a 35th anniversary trip and the Overlook was exactly what we needed. Great room, great view, great food. Lynn (innkeeper) is fun and helpful.Guests can be as private or as social as desired. We definitely will go back--we are already talking about a time. Just go!
3.8 on October 28, 2016
We were there the weekend of 10/23-24/16 to celebrate our 47th anniversary. The Overlook Inn and the staff (along with God providing awesome weather) made it a very pleasant time. The gourmet breakfasts were just wonderful. The staff very accommodating and friendly. Will keep this on our list for another time.
4.8 on October 21, 2016
This is our third year of driving 12 hours to stay at the Overlook. We've stayed in a different room each time and plan on visiting next fall again.
5 on October 10, 2016
The facility is very nice. The room had everything we had hoped for. It was the staff that truly made it special. From the owner, to the food server, the vibe was so nice and caring. We couldn't recommend this place more! Thank you for the wonderful stay, Chad R
5 on October 07, 2016
What a great place for a quit weekend getaway. The room was comfortable and nice, the food was amazing, and you couldn't ask for a better host than Lynn. If your looking for a nice change from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta the overlook is the place to go!
5 on September 20, 2016
Lynn and her hospitality staff make the stay at Overlook Inn a truly inviting and relaxing experience. The accommodations are clean, comfortable and romantic. The views are breath taking. And the service and food are impeccable. We highly recommend a weekend or longer here and will return soon.
5 on August 03, 2016
The Overlook Inn was wonderful! Lynn was a great host and chef. The room was comfy & cozy. We had our own jacuzzi and screened-in porch. I'd love to stay again.
5 on July 23, 2016
The Overlook inn is a great place to stay. Five stars.
4.4 on July 07, 2016
What a great location in the mountains. Lynn was very helpful with dinner reservations. Private screened porch was added touch to an outstanding room.
4.4 on June 22, 2016
A great weekend at the Overlook Inn. We will return.
4.8 on June 21, 2016
We stayed 3 nights and so enjoyed the hosts and the property, location was right near Fort Mountain and a short drive to many of the local sights. Breakfasts were outstanding and we were fortunate enough to be there on a night that they served dinner.
4.6 on June 14, 2016
Owners are beautiful people who enjoy getting to know their guests. The room was more than adequate, the location is unique and peaceful. We plan on going back, this is a special place.
4.6 on June 06, 2016
Wonderful hospitality by the friendly hosts!
5 on June 01, 2016
Highly recommend. Great stay, great hosts, great food!
4.6 on April 27, 2016
Cannot rate dining as it was not available the night we stayed. Everything else was really good. Very friendly host.
4.8 on April 19, 2016
Found this small bed and breakfast near Fort Mountain and it was a highlight of my trip! Beautiful rooms, great service and wonderful breakfast :)
5 on April 14, 2016
Fabulous food, wonderful innkeepers, and breathtaking views make this an amazing place to stay.
4.8 on April 12, 2016
My wife and I stayed one night in the Overlook Inn in April 2016. The views, the room, the breakfast, and our hosts were among the best bed and breakfast experiences we've had anywhere...extremely rustic and elegant, and it's always pleasant to have your hosts really appreciate having you there. I wish we had more time to spend there.
5 on March 21, 2016
4.2 on March 09, 2016
Lynn was great,the room was perfect and the massage with Lisa was great
5 on February 19, 2016
The owners are great and very attentive. Rooms are unique and clean. This place is remote and very relaxing.
5 on February 14, 2016
We needed a getaway from work and real life. The Overlook Inn was a perfect choice! It was rustic enough for the mountain life to help us relax and sophisticated enough to let us feel pampered. Mike and Lynn are very welcoming to their beautiful inn. Breakfast is a special treat, different and creative each day. We had dinner on our first night and it was also a special treat. The chicken and trout were both yummy! We stayed in The Fieldstone room. Loved the triangular Jacuzzi and the gas stove. We'll go back soon!
5 on February 03, 2016
My wife and I had a great stay here. Lynn was so accommodating. The first two nights we were there, we were the only guests but she still pulled all the stops out for us and gave us the full service experience. The breakfasts were amazing. Wonderful views and a very quiet place to go and enjoy some romantic time away.
5 on January 25, 2016
We stayed here on a snowy weekend this winter and it was perfect. When we arrived, we were greeted by Lynn, who was very friendly. She had wine and cheese waiting for us and we were able to enjoy it in front of a massive fireplace. The best part of the living area is the amazing view of the mountains (also very pretty in the snow). We immediately felt at home in our room (The Prince Madoc). We especially loved the huge fireplace (not functional currently, but still very nice) and bathtub. The bed was also very comfortable. The bathroom is across the hall (private), but we didn't mind it as it's in the corner and offers privacy. Another highlight was the amazing breakfast in the morning. We had multiple courses and great coffee to start our day. I couldn't say enough great things about this place. It was as quaint and cozy as we hoped it would be and it made for the perfect getaway. As we were leaving we were able to take a peek into the other rooms. This was nice for us as we are already planning a return trip!
5 on December 22, 2015
This place is amazing. Outstanding staff on-site. The views around this place are incredible. It was more comfortable than home, and we never wanted to leave. I'm actually getting sad just typing about it. It was pretty cold when we went (mid December), and the stove in our room was perfect. Built a fire in the common room and tried to stay up all night just to enjoy the place longer. Check-out was sad. We'll be back.
4.6 on December 17, 2015
My husband and I went to this beautiful inn for our 32 anniversary and were so pleased with the quality of the room, food and service. Lynn and Mike know how to be the perfect host and hostess. A gourmet 3 course hot breakfast was specially prepared each morning. Wine and cheese in the evening. A mouthwatering dessert in the evening. Most rooms have a fireplace and jacuzzi. The views of the mountains are breathtaking! The entrance to Fort Mountain State Park is only a few miles away and offers many, many hiking trails. The quaint town of Elijay is a 20 minute drive away. A perfect get away!
4.4 on December 13, 2015
In November we visited The Overlook for the 4th time. The first two times were with the previous owners, the last time with the new owners, The accommodations have improved, as has the hospitality. The common area has a breath-taking view of the north GA mtns. Such calmness and serenity. You can order a dinner of smoked trout or chicken, which we highly recommend, and watch the sun set. Lynn is effusive and warm. She will interact if you like, or just leave you on your own. My husband has dietary issues to which she was sensitive. The breakfasts are hot and yummy. Each room has different amenities from a hot tub on a screened in porch to a jacuzzi in the room. We will visit again for the view and nearby hiking, as well as the southern hospitality.
3.8 on December 06, 2015
Loved the rustic comfort of the Inn and the views were Amazing! A great place to relax and enjoy God's creation! Friendly Inn keepers and Fabulous breakfasts!
4.4 on November 22, 2015
After several years of staying at the inn we can say another fantastic vacation. Mike and Lynn are fantastic inn keepers and we truly love the inn and the breakfast was fantastic. Eggs Benedict are the best! Such a great place to relax.
4.0 on November 16, 2015
We stayed at the Overlook Inn for the first time last weekend. It was exceptionally clean and cozy. We enjoyed the views, the comfortable furniture, the rustic atmosphere and the fantastic breakfast. If we could make a tiny suggestion, it would be to secure the beds or headboards so that they don't knock around hitting the walls. We heard our neighbors talking and bouncing around all evening and into the early morning hours. Overall, we had a very nice time and would stay there again.
4.2 on October 28, 2015
The Overlook was a delight to visit. The hospitality was superb! It felt like staying with family, but in the absolute best sense. The atmosphere was relaxing, comfortable, and rejuvenating. BREAKFAST! It's a must! The breakfast was delicious and served in courses so if you want a big or small breakfast they have you covered. I also liked the fact they use fresh herbs from their garden. Go, stay, and take advantage of the beautiful Geirgia outdoors that surround The Overlook. When you are done for the day and ready to kick back The Overlook will welcome you "home" with open arms.
4.2 on October 27, 2015
A relaxing rustic mountain top location with scenic views from the back side of the inn and from the scenic overlook across the road. We stayed in the Celestial room, which includes a comfortable king size bed, a private bath with a rain forest shower head and body side shower heads, a separate reading area, an in-room jet tub, gas fire place, satellite TV, wifi, wet sink, and private entrance. The inn is close to the winding mountain road, but traffic is very light and did not interfere at all with the enjoyment of our stay. We had dinner here one night and two breakfasts. The meals were innovative and delicious. Innkeepers, Lynn and Mike, are terrific caring folks who are focused on providing a relaxing guest experience. A perfect place for a couple's rural mountain getaway.
5 on October 25, 2015
Easily one of the top B&B's I have stayed in! The Moon Eye room was more than I could have imagined with its own screened patio AND private hot tub (no hot tub right next to your bed)...this was like having 2 rooms to yourself. The food was delicious and Lynn makes every detail count (from wine tasting in the evening to home baked sweets to greet you when you arrive from your day out and about). Please give The Overlook Inn a try - you will not be disappointed!!
5 on April 27, 2015
This is the perfect place to stay. We like the Grand Gahuti room the most, but all rooms are great! The new owners are really awesome. Great for couples to get away. Have breakfast in bed, relax, go hiking and see waterfalls, have wine & cheese in your room, enjoy a room with a private hot tub on your private screened in porch overlooking the mountains. The cost is reasonable, the place is clean, the owners friendly and warm and the food is amazing! This is our favorite place and we come here when we want a mountain retreat and change from Florida weather. Thank you Mike, Lynn and Brandi for always making our stay special. To anyone having questions, feel free to email me at lrgparalegal at yahoo dot com and I will be happy to help you and recommend places to eat in the area and fun things to do. This is a perfect place for couples!
4.8 on April 01, 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed the views, food and staff. This was a very relaxing bed and breakfast.
5 on March 31, 2015
We stayed at the inn on a Friday night and decided to dine at the inn. The food was wonderful and our room was very nicely decorated. The view of the mountains from our room as well as the dining area was fantastic!!
5 on March 13, 2015
We had an absolutely amazing night at the Overlook Inn, and were only sad that we'd booked a single night (we could easily have stayed for 3 nights. Or more). The Inn is beautifully appointed (a 5 star log cabin feel) and the accommodations are the nicest that we've ever stayed in while travelling around the world and using B&Bs; ordinarily we stay in 4 star and 5 star hotels, and this was every bit as nice. Lynn treated up to a complimentary upgrade (hot tub included!), and Mike stunned us with the tastiest - and healthiest! - dinner that we had while staying in the U.S. The Inn is perfectly located for day trips to several historical sites and amenities (a short drive to great towns such as Ellijay. A longer drive to Civil War sites and the mountains); hikers will be bowled over by the state park, which is only 5 minutes down the road. All in all, the Overlook is hard to pass; on a trip that saw us staying in city center hotels such as Loews in Nashville and the Hilton in Athens, GA, this was by far the most special. Book it now.
4.4 on March 03, 2015
We really enjoyed the comfort and quite of the Overlook Inn. We were there for our Honeymoon. The service was excellent as well. Lynn made sure we had everything we needed. We cannot wait to come back again soon.
5 on March 01, 2015
My husband and I stayed in the Moon Eye room and it far exceeded our expectations! The accomodations were luxurious and comfortable. The food was superb and we even had dinner by candle light! The owners were very attentive to our needs and were friendly and personable. We will definitely be back! Tony and Kathy
4.4 on February 17, 2015
Although marketed more as a romantic getaway, this was a perfectly charming place to stay alone on a business trip. Most other lodging in the area is close to major highways and lots of noise 24/7, If you want to unwind and truly relax, you won't find a better place in this area. The photos do it justice - the views will take your breath away, and the hospitality will warm your heart.
5 on January 28, 2015
What a warm, cozy inn with all the special touches for a memorable stay. We loved our private room with its own porch and hottub. From the pretty coffee cups, to the views, to the delightful innkeepers and their loveble dog, our stay was perfect. The food was delicious, the views lovely, and we found it the perfect way to unwind and step away from the stresses of everyday life!. GO! You won't regret it. Ken and Betsie Still
3.8 on January 06, 2015
Had a wonderful 2 day stay at the Overlook Inn. Lynn and Mike were very welcoming. It had been a very hectic holiday season and I had been recovering from the flu so the Overlook was just heavenly for New Year's! So beautiful, so restful. Wish I could have stayed longer. Hope I can go back soon.
5 on November 29, 2014
My boyfriend and I stayed for one night, but I wish we had stayed longer! We are already planning a second trip and know this is where we'd stay. It's so homey, cozy, and beautiful. Food is excellent, the views are romantic, and the area it's around give so many options for activities. Highly recommended! Loved it!
5 on November 25, 2014
The view is amazing!!! Mike and Lynn are very gracious hosts. The Celestial Suite was very comfortable and cozy. The food was superb! We will definitely go back.
4.6 on November 13, 2014
Found online and when driving to find we were surprised we couldn't see much of it from the road. What a cute rustic b&b along the side of the road(across the road is a nice overlook of the mountains). So glad I chose to book our room there although I wasn't sure of the area or exactly where it was. The whole place is really nice and inside is so comfortable and homey. The owners were so friendly and accomodating. The main dining/living area had such a nice view of the mountains(which made eating breakfast in that spot great). Breakfast was very good and filling. Our room had a screened porch with a hot tub that we enjoyed on luckliy a cool night. Our room was very comfortable and we really enjoyed it's layout with steps down from the bathroom area. We would definitely stay there again. Of course our stay was during a peak time so our rate was a little high I thought, but wish we would have been able to get there earlier in the day to check in and stay later the next day before check out...didn't get our moneys worth in that aspect I don't think.
4.2 on November 04, 2014
This was our first B&B experience and it was wonderful! We were celebrating our 10th Anniversary and The Overlook Inn was perfect. The place is beautiful! Our room was very clean and cozy and we enjoyed the hot tub during to cool evenings. The Innkeeper was so friendly and made us feel right at home. The food was AMAZING!! We cannot wait to go back!
4.6 on October 29, 2014
Although we were completely 'socked in' weather-wise during our overnight stay, it was a great experience to be in the clouds, and in the storm. Mike and Lynn were great hosts. They provided us with everything we needed - and then some. We highly recommend the Overlook Inn - especially for a romantic getaway - we thoroughly enjoyed the Romance Package!
4.6 on October 09, 2014
Lynn and Mike are awesome innkeepers! They were so accomodating! We stayed in the Celestial Suite which is my favorite of all the rooms! The food was fabulous! Only wonderful things to say!
5 on October 04, 2014
Beautiful inn with tons of appealing luxuries! The new owners Lynn and Mike are wonderful hosts and are meticulous about details and assuring that their guests have a wonderful experience. Each room is uniquely but beautifully appointed, making it difficult to chose which one to stay in. We chose the Celestial Suite and it was just perfect! In room gas-burning fireplace, very comfortable king-sized bed, a huge jacuzzi and an awesome walk in rain shower with body sprays. It also has a private entrance that provides a bit more privacy. The council room is where breakfast and late afternoon treats are served. The room is grand, rustic with a beautiful stone wood-burning fireplace. The views from this room are spectacular, overlooking the Chattahoochee National Forest. They have a very extensive library, many games and a nice DVD collection. The breakfasts , made from scratch, are delicious and bountiful, you will not leave hungry for sure!! The late afternoon "happy hour" was a nice and extra treat, with everything from freshly brewed coffee( which was so good), to wine and cheeses, to just-baked, right out of the oven, cookies. The grounds are beautiful and have a few trails to hike and explore. There is also a lovely outside sitting area with a fire pit for chilly evenings. I would highly recommend The Overlook Inn for your stay while visiting the Ellijay area.
5 on August 12, 2014
We selected this B&B online, based on location, and their posted photo gallery. We selected the Conquistador room, and were most pleased with the accommodation and amenities. We selected the dinner option for our first night of a two night stay, and we were most happy that we did. The lemon chicken and smoked trout entries. Owners Mike and Lynn made certain that there was nothing that we were missing, and offered some very nice surprises for breakfast each morning.
James and Brenda, Thank you for your kind words. We enjoyed having you stay with us, you were wonderful guests with great stories! As new Innkeepers, we're so glad to have feedback on what we're getting right and doing well. Thanks for taking time to let us know. We look forward to your next visit.
- Mike and Lynn Anderson (innkeeper)