Horrible disgusting experience in the cottage. Having left a beautiful property off vrbo for $25 less a night we were bombarded with the stench of the cottage. The cottage was very old with slightly newer furnishings. There were spider webs in the shower's corner and mold (no doubt the source of the smell) on the ceiling in one bedroom. It gave new meaning to rustic. I inquired about a room at the lodge costing a bit more but did not have a way to keep the groceries I had purchased cold. On our second morning, I awoke to 11 bites on my torso. I feared bedbugs but my daughter who shared the bed with me had zero bites. Later in the day,I found a rather large spider residing the the room with me, likely the source of my bites. I quickly then packed up and went to the lodge. The staff was very sympathetic and accomodating. The new room was smelled much better and was given a fridge, albeit dirty, to hold the last of my food. Additionally, the visitors center gave us bad information on a trail head access an hour away. When we arrived at the trail head it was closed for parking lot repairs. Our choice was a mile longer trail or another hour road trip. The visitors center should have known the us forest service had the facility closed. This was an extraordinary disappointment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- High in the North Georgia Mountains is Amicalola Falls State Park home of Amicalola Falls Lodge. Named after the Cherokee word for “tumbling waters” Amicalola Falls is one of the most popular state parks in Georgia. The park’s namesake is the 729-foot falls: the highest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River. The park is also the start of the 8-mile approach trail to Springer Mountain, the southern end of the 2,150-mile Appalachian Trail. The Lodge was built in 1990 by the State of Georgia, with 56 guestrooms in the main lodge and 14 cabins along with a gift shop, meeting space and a mountain view restaurant. The lodge rooms vary from standard hotel rooms with 2 double beds, loft suites that can sleep 6, to king bed suites with private balconies. The Lodge also is home to The Maple Restaurant that offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The Lodge rests on 829 acres with on-site activities that include stream or pond fishing, as well as more than twelve miles of hiking trails, several centering on viewing the spectacular 729-foot waterfall. Amicalola Falls Lodge features more than 4,000 square feet of meeting space that can host groups and social events consisting of up to 150 people in traditional meeting spaces as well as a unique outdoor veranda setting. The Lodge’s spectacular view, peaceful setting, and exceptional service make it a destination not to be missed while in the North Georgia Mountains. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amicalola Falls State Park Hotel Dawsonville
- Amicalola Falls State Park And Lodge