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“Great place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mountain Aire Cottages & Inn

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Palm Bay, Florida
1 review
“Great place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

My mother and I stayed here in one of the rooms for two nights just before the Memorial Day weekend. The cottages and motel are located right off the main street running through downtown Clayton, with a beautiful view and very peaceful environment. The room we stayed in was lovely, comfortable and very clean, and Frank, the owner and manager, was very friendly and helpful during our stay. I would definitely stay there again and recommend this place to everyone planning a stay in Clayton or Rabun County.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Best place to stay in Clayton and surrounding areas. Off of the main road on old 441. Yet less than a mile from historic downtown Clayton's shops and restaurants. The most beautiful and clean cottages and rooms around! Great place for families with a picnic area with a grill and smoke-free rooms. Owner operated so you can't beat the personal touch to make your stay as enjoyable as possible! I used to live in Clayton and would not stay anywhere else. Don't miss out and go enjoy yourself soon!

The Jackson Family

  • Stayed May 2013
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georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

I stayed here for one night before spending the day on the Chattooga. Let me preface this review with the fact that I am super picky about hotels and how clean my room is. Other reviewers raved about the cleanliness of this establishment which is one of the reasons I picked Mountain Aire. The room was definitely up to my standards. I thought the beds were very comfortable (soft, not lumpy), but my travel companion would've preferred a firmer mattress. The hotel was easy to find and close to downtown. Along with the basic hotel necessities, you get personal attention from the owner, Frank, who has obviously put a lot of heart and work into his business. Why stay in a drab, run-of-the-mill hotel when you can stay here? I will definitely be a repeat customer.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Cumming, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Enjoyed our second stay at Mountain Aire as much or more than our first several months ago. We stayed a couple of nights this time in the Clear View and again could not have asked for nicer accommodations. If you want lodging just a little off the beaten path, but still very close and convenient to dinning, hiking, sightseeing, etc. This is the place to stay. Very clean, peaceful and relaxing.
Thanks again Frank, we’ll be back,
Connie & Alan
Cumming,Ga.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Ditto EVERYTHING that the other reviewers said. While in Clayton we needed a nice respite and found Mountain Aire fit the bill beautifully. The attention to detail and cleanliness was suburb! Frank, the owner was very attentive to our needs and he himself finished out the beautiful cottages. He is a true craftsman! Our cottage was homey and warm. If you are making a trip to Clayton, this is the place for you!!! Reasonably priced as well.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Grayson, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We spent a couple nights in the motel and Frank has created a gem in a place that needed one. The decorations are above and beyond what you will find in a chain. The coffee is great and there is a fridge and microwave. The bath was large and the beds comfortable. Frank is also a very attentive host and wants to please his guests. There is no breakfast served but the rates make that an acceptable trade off. He also has cottages if you need more room and they look even nicer. If you need a room in Clayton try this you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Everything we wanted: nice surroundings, internet connection, clean, comfortable, home-y and reasonably priced. That alone would have been enough to make us happy. But we found all that and so much more!

Our cabin was thoughtfully decked out with a lovely fireplace (gas), AC and heat, rocking chairs, a heat lamp for the bathroom as well as a washer and dryer and amazingly soft, thick towels and linens. There are local crafts decorating the rooms and a stocked bookshelf under the flat screen TV.

Other surprises that turned out to be useful as well- the bottle of hydrogen peroxide in the bathroom medicine chest, a nice new coffee pot, along with coffee and filters in the kitchen, beautifully landscaped and maintained grounds, the big gas grill and a trail up to a picnic table with a great view of the mountains. This place is a real treasure!

Then there's Clayton- a nice little town filled with lots of small shops for browsing, cafes for resting and getting coffee, a variety of restaurants and a very well stocked Ingles grocery store.

And then there's Frank, the friendly, helpful owner/ operator. Besides building some of the cabins and renovating all the others, he keeps the cabins and grounds in top notch shape, knows the area well and will direct you to some breathtakingly awe- inspiring waterfalls,

Did I already say this place is a treasure?

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Mountain Aire Cottages & Inn
Address: 18 Motel Dr, Clayton, GA 30525-4126
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Location: United States > Georgia > Clayton
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Clayton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mountain Aire Cottages & Inn Upscale & Affordable Cottages, The Hillside House, Individual Kitchenette Rooms, or Suites Daily, Weekend, Weekly, or Monthly Getaways. Upscale and Affordable - Casual, Comfortable Charm. Centrally located to everything! Please Note: All interiors are Strictly Non-Smoking! ... more   less 
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Mountain Aire Cottages Hotel Clayton

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