My husband had a business meeting in Atlanta. We were looking for a place to get away near some Ellijay mtn bike trails. The Overlook Inn came up on my internet search and I called immediately!
We checked in at the adorable gift shop Friday evening. Elberta "Bert" is so friendly and has such a warmth/kindness about her-I can't really explain it but she just makes you feel so welcome without being over the top or trying to!
After check in, Bert walked us over to the Inn. It was foggy outside so we had no idea that we were surrounded by amazing views! We entered the main room and were greeted by guests enjoying the wine and cheese hour. They were having such a wonderful time I assumed they were vacationing together but they had actually just met! Before I knew it, Bert had served us wine, and we were all talking and having such a lovely time!
My husband and I took a few minutes to go see our room, The Prince Madoc, and get settled. We were very pleased! The room and bathroom were spotless with fresh linens and towels. Our jacuzzi tub had a pretty bag of bath salts for us to use that smelt incredible! The room had everything we needed: comfortable bed, pillows, refrigerator, bottle opener, wine bucket, and robes.
After settling in, we went back out into the main area. It was another guest's birthday. She wanted to bring her cake out and celebrate with all of us! It was so much fun and the homemade cake by Bert was delicious! We stayed up pretty late talking, laughing, having a good time!
In the morning, we dressed for our mountain bike ride and dined in the main room for breakfast. The chef, Brandi, is so talented and such a nice lady! She had prepared homemade apple muffins, granola, yogurt with fruit, and banana walnut pancakes. Everything was outstanding and the coffee was perfect! Exactly what we needed before our 14 mile bike trail!
After biking, we were wet and cold! It just happened to be time for tea and biscotti when got back to the Inn! The tea and friendly conversation warmed me up a little but afterwards I went straight to the jacuzzi tub! My husband started the fire in our room-which is a stunning stonewall fireplace! We relaxed the rest of the afternoon in our room and then attended the wine and cheese hour.
Earlier that day, another couple had found a restaurant in Ellijay with karaoke at night! So, 6 of us went in to town together :) We told Bert that we wouldn't be there for the dessert hour and she asked when she could expect us and that she would serve us then! We were actually an hour late but Bert was still up and had coconut cake, red velvet cake, and chocolate cake for all of us! She is fabulous!
The next morning the sun was out and we could see the spectacular views from our porch and the main room! Wow!
I can't say enough wonderful things about our experience! You can be as social as you'd like or just give a friendly nod and spend time on your own.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- You have found your perfect romantic getaway here at The Overlook Inn. Our inn overlooks the beautiful Blue Ridge North Georgia Mountains. We are located 1.5 hours north of Atlanta, Georgia. Just north of Atlanta, Georgia you will find The Overlook Inn overlooking the beautiful Blue Ridge Georgia Mountains. Located on top of The Summit of Fort Mountain you find priceless mountain views year round. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Overlook Hotel Chatsworth
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