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The Lodge at Smithgall Woods

61 Tsalaki Trail, Helen, GA 30545
The Lodge at Smithgall Woods
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

My Brother, 4 sisters and I (with our spouses) stayed in one of the cabins for a long weekend. It was so comfortable and relaxing. We had plenty of space for all of us. We kept the fireplace going for 3 days. We took advantage of the large kitchen for most of our meals. On Saturday afternoon, we checked the... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Great, relaxing, rustic atmosphere deep in the woods. Clean, nice rooms in the lodges. Cabins are nice. Trails and surrounding town of Helen give the area a lot to do. Wi-fi and service are spotty at best.

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Atlanta
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29 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Your adventure starts with a drive down a single lane road that has a canopy of trees reminding me of a wooded cathedral. A rushing stream burbles and crashes to the side. The cabins at Smithgall Woods are everything you could hope for. The cabins have AC, heat, a wood burning fireplace, full kitchen, wireless and a few even have... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Smithgall Woods is everything a retreat into nature should be...beautiful, peaceful, breathtaking. My husband and I came here for a much needed break from the stress of city life, and were awed at every turn. We stayed in the Laurel Cottage, small and cozy, complete with hot tub and wood burning stove. We had easy access to trails leading to... More 

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Kenndsaw GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Smithgal Lodge is Enchanting. There is no other way to explain it. It's a beautiful setting that takes you far away. We took our grown children and their families here after Christmas (2012). It was a wonderful way to relax and bond with them. The guys fished. We hiked, explored Helen and enjoyed the beauty of Nature that is all... More 

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Kalispell
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the Garden Cottage and hiked nearly all the trails. This state park is extraordinary! It is a conservation park. Limited motorized vehicle use and wonderful interpretative trails. The staff is excellent! I can't recommend it enough.

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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

This is going to be short. This place is breathtakingly extraordinary. Check it out and go there. It's a perfect place for a small family reunion (or huge if you rent the other cottages, too), a romantic get-away, a board meeting, discussion group, etc, etc, etc. Creek-side log house + crackling fire + lots of space + beautiful trails... it's... More 

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Tierra Verde, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

If you’re looking for peaceful place to escape from the grind of daily life, this is the spot. There are five “cottages” situated together, but with good spacing, inside of a 5,600 acre nature preserve. To reach the cottages, you enter a gate to access the 1.3 mile single lane road which takes you through the woods to where the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

My wife and I had the privilege to visit this conservation area today. This is a beautiful place surrounded by beautiful places. Smithgall Woods limits itself by it very mission. I feel it’s mission is good and the correct thing to be doing in the current state of our environment. Give me a minute and I will explain: The property... More 

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7 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

This is a part of the Ga. state park system...but it is amazing. My family stayed in the creekside cottage this past weekend. We had 6 rockers on a porch overlooking a creek. Just outside the door was a footbridge that led you up the hill on a lovely hike. The cottages are furnished with a full kitchen..pots and pans,cookie... More 

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