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“A wonderful pastoral retreat”

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Glen-Ella Springs Inn
Ranked #1 of 5 Clarkesville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 27, 2009

This inn is a wonderful pastoral retreat owned and operated by a charming and refined couple that go the extra mile to make your stay a memorable experience. The food is good and the stafff is professional and friendly. This is a great place to spend time hiking, ( great waterfalls), visiting local small quaint towns or curling up by the fireplace to
read or rest. The Inn is great for a romantic stay, small group meeting and special social occasions. A place one will want to visit again and again. We will surely return in the fall.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 16, 2009

I wanted to surprise my husband with a get-away for his birthday. I wanted a quaint place that was quiet, well appointed and had good food. I had remembered traveling
to Glen Ella years ago for the resturant and at that time the food was excellent! I decided to call Glen Ella to make reservations. First off, the Inn Keepers, Ed and Luci Kivett were
extremely friendly, and accommodated my every request. The room was extremely clean and the linens and robes were 4-star quality. This is a cozy and rustic inn were time seems to have stood still. The dining room is still the same from what I remembered with fireplaces and ladder back chairs. The wait staff was excellent and friendly. It made you feel more like a long-time friend attending to your every need. Breakfast was especially good with wild blueberry and apple pancakes that were excellent! With the service, the ambience and friendliness we will definately plan another trip to Glen Ella Spings Inn.
There is a lot to do near the inn and I hope we can stay longer to tour most of the falls.
Make a reservation and try it! You won't be disappointed. The location and grounds are perfect for a wedding!

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank Georgia07
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Reviewed March 12, 2009

We enjoyed a wonderfully peaceful weekend escape. The Innkeeper of Glen Ella made sure everything was to our satisfaction! The Inn offers a quiet and comfortable retreat from the city with mountain air and comfortable rocking chairs that face natural landscape -you have a choice of open meadow or pine woodlands. The fabulous cuisine leaves you feeling you have eaten in a top rated restaurant in the big city! This is not our first visit to this close by hideaway, and will certainly not be our last!

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank snlchurchlady
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Reviewed March 12, 2009

Stayed the evening before a trial in the area. Because it's the "off season," the rate was discounted. The innkeepers were very hospitable and friendly. I felt like I was staying and dining with old friends.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled on business
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Thank michaelmoe
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Reviewed March 2, 2009

My wfe & I were married at this wonderful old historic inn in Feb '09. This was our second visit to Glen Ella Springs and it will not be our last one! Both on our first visit (Oct '08) and this one (for our wedding) the inn keepers, Ed & Lucy Kivett and staff exceded our expectations. From the grounds and overall condition of the 140 year old plus inn to the 4 star restaurant, our visit was a care-free, richly rewarding value that I doubt can be matched anywhere in the southeast! Ed & Lucy gave us their personal attention and assistance in planning and setting up for our wedding; in the end, we and all our guests felt as though we were the only guests at Glen Ella! We heartily recommend this destination for couples, friends and small groups be they for get-aways, anniversary's, weddings or business mtgs - Glen Ella will surpass your expectations on every front!! SL

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Thank SSadventurers
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Reviewed December 17, 2008

The food is OUTSTANDING. The rooms are great. The owners/Inn Keepers are very hospitable, gracious, and friendly. The wife has a perfect weekend every time we show up.

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank timwaddell
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Reviewed December 15, 2008

I stayed at Glen Ella for a scrapbook weekend. The food and hosts were excellent. I would recommend this location to everyone.

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled on business
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Thank GOGATraveler
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Additional Information about Glen-Ella Springs Inn

Address: 1789 Bear Gap Rd, Clarkesville, GA 30523-1417
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Location: United States > Georgia > Clarkesville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Clarkesville
Price Range: $203 - $234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Glen-Ella Springs Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just north of Atlanta, sits this historic country inn, nestled on 17 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Featuring 16 elegant yet rustic guest rooms and a fine dining restaurant, guests are treated to a serene setting and award winning cuisine. There are numerous hiking trails and waterfalls nearby to explore. Or simply relax and enjoy the picturesque setting of the inn with extensive herb and flower gardens, swimming pool, sun deck and expansive meadow where you'll often see deer grazing. Glen-Ella Springs was also named to National Georgraphic Traveler's Stay List 150 in 2008 and has been recognized as one of the Top Ten Dining Destination (in the state)by Georgia Trend Magazine since 2004. ... more   less 
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