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Glen-Ella Springs Inn
Ranked #1 of 5 Clarkesville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Gainesville
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
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“ALWAYS THE BEST!”
Reviewed 26 June 2013

Glen Ella never disappoints us when we need a getaway. We usually love to come in the spring or fall, but this time we decided to do an early summer trip. We thought it might be too hot, but it was perfect! As soon as we leave the pavement of the city, it feels so much cooler sitting in the mountains, watching the deer graze in the meadow.

As usual, Lucie and Ed and the entire staff were welcoming and gracious. Mariah is so friendly and helpful, and we really appreciate how she goes out of her way to make sure we are comfortable. The setting is just so relaxing, and while everyone strives to provide great service, it has such a private, comfortable feel. They really do get it right! If you want time away, but great service, Glen Ella is for you.

We also always look forward to dinner and breakfast, and it was better than ever! My husband enjoyed a beef tenderloin, cooked perfectly, and I had the seafood pasta. The salad and bread were fresh and tasted like somone had just picked the greens, baked the bread, and whisked the dressing. So good! Breakfast was plentiful and delicious as well.

We loved seeing the beautiful grounds, as we walked around the amazing gardens, looked out over the meadow and pool, and just sat and read, talked, and enjoyed. The gardens were more beautiful than ever. They take such care to provide a relaxing, lovely area.

We saw a group enjoying a rehearsal dinner, and they seemed to have such a good time, but it did not detract from the quiet relaxation. They do such a good job of providing the perfect setting for so many different groups, always thinking about the privacy of everyone.

We also like to take little getaways to other places, and I wanted to comment on how this getaway provides so much in one place. We often arrive at other hotels, and immediately have a parking charge, breakfast charge, $5 bottles of water, and everything just adds up. Glen Ella provides free parking, an incredible breakfast is included, and they even have complimentary soda, water, and a variety of snacks. Dinner is steps away from your room, and you can swim, hike, read, talk, rest, or just soak in the scenery. I love it that we can park, and we are there until we have to leave for home. That makes our time seem so much longer.

We will keep going back to Glen Ella because we always drive away wishing we could stay all week!

If you want to forget the stress of a hectic daily life, or if you just want to enjoy a couple of nights with your loved one, this is the place! We will definitely be back! :)

Room Tip: We love the Penthouse rooms, but if you want another room, think about getting one overlooking the m...
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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

What a wonderful place to get away from the "real world". Glen Ella Springs is the perfect place to decompress or celebrate a special occasion. My husband and I spent one night there for our 25th anniversary and could not have been more pleased. Upon arrival, Mariah made us feel at home. We were escorted to our room that was sweetly decorated. The mid week special included a fruit and cheese tray that was very tasty. We were encouraged to "explore" the property that included flower gardens, common area with snacks for guests, the meadow, pool, and stream. Dinner was a treat for us both. The duck was good (a little overcooked) and the seafood pasta was perfect. The atmosphere is the best. I recommend sitting outside on the patio for meals. The beds were comfortable. The breakfast buffet included blueberry pancakes, bacon, mini-omelets, fresh fruit, etc. Again, the food was very good. The best part was the fire pit that guests are able to use. It was the perfect way to end the day. I highly recommend a stay at Glen Ella! Take a book and relax! Make sure you spend your time there with someone you love (no television in the rooms:)

Room Tip: Make reservations for an end room. We were in #13 and no one walks in front of the open window.
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Miamisburg, Ohio
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

My husband and I needed a peaceful, relaxing getaway and we found it here at Glen Ella Springs. It is absolutely gorgeous and exactly as the website describes. I was worried that we'd miss having a tv in the room but we didn't miss it at all. We walked over to the garden house and watched a little tv, played games and just hung out. Relaxed by the pool, which is saline treated so there's no heavy chlorine smell. Our room overlooked the pool with the mountains in the distance. It was so perfect! Although, we didn't eat at the restaurant, the breakfast was delicious! The owners were very hands on and you can tell they love their retreat so much in the way they take care of the gardens, etc. We will most definitely return to this lovely retreat.

Room Tip: The queen rooms overlook the pool and meadow. Gorgeous!! If it's your first time, I recommend...
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

We only had one night at Glen-Ella Springs but would have liked to stay longer. Really enjoyed the food, we arrived drenched from the storm raging outside and loved the fact that we didn't have to go out again to eat. Reputed to be one of the best restaurants in Georgia and we could see why. the The grounds are beautiful, I imagine it must be a great wedding venue.

Room Tip: We had a room facing the meadow which was really pleasant.
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

I got married at Glen Ella, and it was everything I dreamed of and more! From the first time I met with Luci I knew I was in good hands. The months planning were a breeze, she understood my vision and was willing to do just about anything I asked for. We had both the Rehearsal dinner and ceremony/reception on the grounds and they were both absolutely beautiful and the food was amazing. All of our family and friends were able to stay at the inn so from the moment they got there they did not have to get back in their cars! Anything you asked Luci, Ed or their staff for was done right away, first class service. If you are looking for a weekend getaway or a place to hold an event or wedding that is not your typical ”factory wedding” this place is for you!

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Tuscaloosa, AL
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

Very well run country inn with delicious food and warm hospitality. Older property with a few expected inconveniences of a lodge built in the 1800's, but you cant run it much better than these people do. Highly recommended.

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canton
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 June 2013

This was an A+++++++++++++++++++ event at an A++++++++++++++++++ facility. The owners are real professionals with a personal touch. They have tremendous attention to detail. They give a lot of bang for the buck.

Room Tip: All rooms are excellant
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Property: Glen-Ella Springs Inn
Address: 1789 Bear Gap Rd, Clarkesville, GA 30523-1417
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Region: United States > Georgia > Clarkesville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Clarkesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Glen-Ella Springs Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just north of Atlanta, sits this historic country inn, nestled on 17 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Featuring 16 elegant yet rustic guest rooms and a fine dining restaurant, guests are treated to a serene setting and award winning cuisine. There are numerous hiking trails and waterfalls nearby to explore. Or simply relax and enjoy the picturesque setting of the inn with extensive herb and flower gardens, swimming pool, sun deck and expansive meadow where you'll often see deer grazing. Glen-Ella Springs was also named to National Georgraphic Traveler's Stay List 150 in 2008 and has been recognized as one of the Top Ten Dining Destination (in the state)by Georgia Trend Magazine since 2004. ... more   less 
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