We went to Amicalola falls state park in mid March For a long weekend. We had originaly planed to stay just one night and travel south to callaway gardens the second night but upon arriving at the Lodge and seeing the wonderful view and beautiful surroundings my wife quickly voted to stay the entire time there. The Lodge is very well run for a state run property and the surrounding park has a lot of what we were looking for in the way of day hiking (The AT trail starts it 1,000"s + mile journey via a connecting trail 8 miles away) The High lite of the park is one of the larger water falls in the east and the well kept trails that get you up close . The trails offered are from easy to mid/stren with a unique 600 step set of stairs that climb from the bottom of the falls to the top. For those inclined the is a road that ends at the top with a mid point parking for a ADA access trail to bottom viewing area . The Lodge is situated at the top of the falls and all rooms offer fantastic wide ranging views from their large picture windows. There is also a resturant on site offering an all u can eat buffet for around $10.00 dollars with the same fantastic view . The food on our first night was basic mediocre but on the second night was very good (Saturday ) They do offer Beer and Wine for consumption in the lower lodge.
- 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 And Lodge
- Amicalola Falls State Park Hotel Dawsonville