Clarkesville, GA, Glen-Ella Springs Inn
The popular travel guide book, "Fodor's-The Carolinas & Georgia 18th Edition", released in March 2009 - awarded Glen-Ella Springs Inn & Meeting Place the coveted recognition "Fodor's Choice" ('ratings you can trust for exceptional restaurants, hotels and sights selected to help you make the best choices') for both "Where to Eat" and "Where to Stay" when visiting or planning a visit to the North Georgia Mountains.
Glen-Ella Springs Inn awarded “Best of the Blue Ridge” reader’s choice award for 2008.
Glen-Ella Springs Inn & Meeting Place was among 3 inns voted as “Favorite Places to Go” in the 2008 readers poll for Blue Ridge magazine. Every five years the magazine invites readers to vote on their favorites and the top inn choices were the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC, the Martha Washington Inn in Abingdon, Va., and Glen-Ella Springs Inn in Clarkesville, Ga.
Readers also voted the inn as one of their favorite restaurants for best Southern cooking and fine dining. “Original heart-pine walls, floors and ceilings give the Glen-Ella Springs Inn a rustic feel.” The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 2008 Best of Blue Ridge Country
In the November 2008 issue of Georgia Trend Magazine, Glen-Ella Springs continues to be recognized as one of Georgia's Top Dining Destinations.
Selected by National Geographic Traveler Magazine’s editors as “One of 150 Unique Destination Properties in North America” April 2008.
Southern Living Review of Glen-Ella Springs Inn
“I love dreamy inns. When the days cool down enough to open windows to the night, I want to return to my favorite rural retreat, Glen-Ella Springs Inn near Clarkesville, Georgia. The century-old lodge looks like a place depicted on a sepia postcard. A silvery pitched roof caps 16 guest rooms. Long porches with rocking chairs run down the front and back of the inn.
Cozy beds with quilted counterpanes and luxury linens invite relaxation. Each room includes a private bath and a phone (cell phones don’t always work here) but no TV. Between breakfast and a gourmet dinner, I stroll through the garden where chrysanthemums look like fireworks. The sun stretches across the meadow on the inn’s 17 acres for another ideal day.” Annette Thompson
This article is from the October 2007 issue of Southern Living. Because prices, dates, and other specifics are subject to change, please check all information to make sure it's still current before making your travel plans.