Used the Econolodge in Elberton as a "home base" for a Guys weekend in the Lake Russell area. Very convenient to Lake Russell and room was very clean. Mattresses could use an update though and we took one look at the very modest continental breakfast before heading for McDonald's. Also, be prepared for train whistles throughout the night - bring your earplugs. The tracks are not right next to the hotel, but you can hear them nonetheless.