We booked a wedding package there for our daughter. We did preview the cabins. They were rustic. The cabins that we booked however were not available to view because there were guests in them. We stayed in Wren, Robin and #6. We arrived early since it was for a wedding and our rehearsal was moved to 2 pm because they booked another wedding when we were suppose to have our rehearsal. We were told that we could most likely check in early because at that time there was no one in the cabins prior to our arrival. I also prepaid for everything except for the chuckwagon ride/dinner that we booked last minute. They told us cabins were clean and ready and that some keys were missing so housekeeping must be doing last minute check up since they were not occupied before us. We went to the first cabin (wren) and found mushrooms growing out of the carpet and dead scorpions in the hot tub. The rest of the cabin was not very clean. Robin was a little better. We then went to #6we found the cleaning staff still there. We told them about the issues with Robin and Wren and then unloaded our stuff at Robin so we could freshen up before rehearsal. after the rehearsal we went back to the cabins and and they were a little better. #6 was cleaner than the rest but I think they just remove the mushrooms and scorpions and that was it. The cabins were dirty, cob webs in corners, and did I mention scorpions? yes we found at least 6 live scorpions between Wren and Robin. I was afraid to let my grand kids (10 mo. and 2) play on the floor. i know what rustic is. My in laws owned and ran a fishing resort in MN for years. It was old and rustic with old furnishings. But it was very clean and well maintained. However, we tried to make the best of it. We were very busy with rehearsal, rehearsal dinner and the wedding at 12:30 the next day. The wedding went well the food was great but we did feel a little rushed to get out of the secret garden room. We were told we had til 4 but they were cleaning up and boxing cake well before 3:30 while we were outside taking additional pictures. My husband father of the bride never even got cake. They also asked if we wanted the leftover food boxed up but we never got the food. I should have checked the boxes before leaving because it was all cake. Not a big deal we had the chuck wagon ride/dinner in a few hours. My daughter felt that the wedding planner that day disappeared frequently. I was disappointed with the way she introduced the wedding party. "Ladies and Gentlemen, The wedding Party" . She had notes with every bodies names. She could have used them. The chuck wagon ride was great the food was great and the girls who ran it very friendly. But upon our return to the cabins more scorpions. Our son fell asleep on the couch and put his hand under a pillow in his sleep and woke up to extreme pain in his finger only to find a scorpion under the pillow. Luckily we had googled scorpions in GA and found that scorpions found in North America are not deadly. We packed up, went to breakfast and the food was once again very good. We were approached by an older gentleman who asked how our stay was. Turns out he was the previous owner who had sold the place to his children. Very nice gentleman. We contemplated mentioning our disappointments with the place but decided against it since he no longer owned the place. We did tell the front desk about the cabins cleanliness and the scorpion issue and they just told us they would have to call the exterminator. What Forrest Hills needs is a good old fashioned scrubbing from top to bottom inside and out in all the cabins and a little attention to some needed repairs and this place would be a gem. So the final straw and reason I decide to write this review was the additional charge to my credit card I found for $200 that I did not sign for or authorize in any way shape or form. I am currently waiting for Kathy to arrive so I can find out what the charge was for. Apparently there is no way for anyone to access my account info to tell me about the charge.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Visit our 140 acre cabin resort featuring on site dining, outdoor pool, horseback riding, massage spa and more. Choose from romantic, 1-bedroom cabins, 2 bedroom family cabins, individual rooms or 8 to 16 room group lodges. FREE WIFI and parking throughout. Located between Dahlonega and Amicalola Falls. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Forrest Hills Mountain Hotel Dahlonega
- Forrest Hills Mountain Dahlonega