The Hubby and I are North GA Mtns fans and routinely travel up there throughout the year. It is only an hour or so north of Atlanta... We have camped, and cabined in many State parks By chance, we have never stayed at Unicoi State Park.
I arranged to reserve a pet friendly Barrel cabin at Unicoi for a recent wknd.,in conjunction with an athletic event on the grounds of the Park.
We arrived 20 mins prior to check in time and were advised the cabin was not ready, could we wait?
We drove through the campgrounds and on to the beautiful Anna Ruby Falls, and walked the short walk to the Falls, formed by the Curtis and York Creeks, It then flows on as the Smith Creek feeding into the beautiful Smith Lake. Took many photographs at sunset!
Finally able to get into our cabin later that evening and were a tad disappointed to find a not so clean cabin and evidence of 4 legged critters...
The following morning, after an early call time for the event, we returned to our cabin and lucked into Housekeeping servicing a neighboring cabin. Upon explaining our concerns.. they were quick to respond w/ assistance and additional towels..!
With many State Park cabin experiences under our belts.we realize,rustic it is when you stay cabins! However, cleanliness can and should be expected at any level of stay.
Upon checking out I advised the Front Desk staff of our lack of clean cabin and mice visitors. They indicated they would alert the Head of Housekeeping.
I followed up from home with an email and was very quickly.. that day even! responded to by management. They were very quick to offer apologies, glad to hear their on the ground Housekeeping staff responded appropriately and were kind enough to offer reimbursement.
Now, for the beautiful finish: This is another of the gorgeous Georgia State Parks located in the North GA Mtns, within a few miles of the quaint alpine like village of Helen.Which has lots of shops and great eating places from fab Betty's Country Store with a Deli for some awesome sandwiches for hiking grub or picnic foodies, as well as several sit down restaurants!
We enjoyed 2 sunny afternoons kayaking on Lake Smith, the 44 acre lake in Unicoi .as well as hanging on the beach, Also hiking along the Lake trails. Finally, we visited nearby Moccasin Creek State Park and hiked the 2-Mile Hemlock Falls Trail. Excellent creek side hiking with plenty of small Falls.
Unicoi is the perfect base to launch you into many North Georgia mountain activities! The cabins themselves are pretty basic with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath,. eat in kitchen small living room with fireplace and deck. Simple,
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