My husband surprised me to this retreat that I have never heard of. Sad, really, as it's an amazing gem super close to Atlanta and surrounding areas.
Staff: Amazing. Young and attentive, personable and really seem to care. You felt like you were the special guest at summer camp. The chef was very sweet when my salmon dinner was under cooked and was very concerned for my meal and my stay. The owner/founder was on hand throughout the stay and really seemed to enjoy checking on guests.
Cabin: wonderfully rustic. There were really bad storms the night we stayed and every time the thunder boomed, the whole cabin shook. I kept thinking this must have been what it was like 100+ years ago! The cabin we were in had both a front porch and back porch- overlooking the gorge. Beautiful and relaxing. There is a small kitchen with everything you need. Recommend you bring some supplies with you so you never have to leave the property. There was a carpeted loft that would be perfect for kids, tweens, etc. There was also a nice sized futon.
Downside: the bed. Really uncomfortable for me. It was really hard and not very relaxing to try to sleep in. And the pillows are like... flat. flimsy. Not really what I'd call a pillow. The electric "stove" heater worked really well although it doesn't regulate heat so you're either cold or hot. Overall, very little to "complain" about. If you live in the Atlanta area, I recommend you bring your own pillows!!! Might make the bed a little better suited for sleeping.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in the middle of 1200 wooded, preserved acres in the beautiful Snake Creek Gorge, this Country Inn and Retreat Center is known for the world's largest,longest continuous zip line canopy tours, adventure and team building treks, Day Spa, history museum and on site chef. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Historic Banning Mills Hotel Whitesburg