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Review of Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant

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Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lakemont
Certificate of Excellence
Atlanta, ga
2 reviews
“The perfect weekend getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2011

This is by far the most unique hotel my girlfriend and i have ever stayed. From the historic rock fire place in our room to the comfortable queen size bed, this was the perfect surrounding to celebrate our anniversary.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MDonovanM
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lakerabunhotelmgr, General Manager at Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, 11 March 2011
Thank you for writing such a glowing review of the hotel and staff. It was our pleasure to serve you! We hope to have you visit us again very soon.

Warmest regards,

Sarah Gillespie
General Manager
Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant
sarah@lakerabunhotel.com
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2010

This is a charming, cozy, upscale mountain retreat. Built in 1922, it was completely renovated two years ago and is one of the most delightful places I've ever stayed. The eight rooms are quite small, but cozy, with fairly spacious bathrooms. The restaurant has some of the best food I've ever eaten! Two breakfasts and two dinners were all spectacular. After each meal, we couldn't wait for the next one! Wonderful atmosphere includes fireplaces, pianos and lake views. I highly recommend this establishment! Nearby entertainment possibilities include hiking to waterfalls, fly-fishing, antiquing and beautiful mountain-top vistas.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tracy305
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2010

Wife and I needed a getaway so we googled Lake Rabun and found the Lake Rabun Hotel. DO NOT TRUST YOUR GPS to find it! Our GPS had us turning right on Appaloosa Trail which isn't even a road yet. Go further down Lake Rabun Road and you'll see the Hotel on the right.

The wife was in love with the Hotel. It's actually a big huose with about 8 rooms. It's decorated very nicely. It's a wonderful place to stay if you're seeking a peaceful and quiet getaway. The food is the best! Especially the breakfast!

We will make this a frequent place to visit.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CptDustOff
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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2010

My husband and I just returned from spending the night at the Lake Rabun Hotel. It is truly a magical place. The hotel was built in 1922 and is cozy and quaint. It is rustic yet very tastefully decorated ... cozy and comfortable. Our corner room had a fireplace and warm down comforter and pillows. Since it is December and cold (snow on the ground in the morning) we spent the evening in the parlor and had dinner which was wonderful in the restaurant. Breakfast was included with the room. The staff was friendly and gracious. We wanted a special place to spend our anniversary it the hotel was perfect. We are looking forward to our next visit.














A few weeks ago we discovered the Lake Rabun Hotel in Lakemont, Georgia. We liked the coziness of this little inn and made reservations for our anniversary. It is a magical and romantic place. Built in 1922, the inn has been renovated in a rustic yet tasteful and cozy style. We chose to stay in the room with the fireplace and it was perfect ... with soft down comforters and pillows. Since it is December and cold (there was snow on the ground in the morning) we stayed inside and enjoyed the parlor and sitting rooms in the lobbs. Dinner in the hotel diningroom was excellent and breakfast (included with the room) was sumptious. We always like to spend our anniversary in a special place and the Lake Rabun Hotel was simply perfect. We look forward to returning soon.








was friendly and gracious.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Femmedefleur
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Paris
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2010

We came from France, straight to Lake Rabun Hotel and it was exactly what we needed !
A very nice hotel close to the lake, the breakfast was incredible and the staff was very friendly, even if we wasn't anglophone ! Thanks to her for having made efforts to understand us... ;)
It's a good alternativ to the large hotel companies, the rooms are very tiny but so charming.
We'll back !

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank flanagane
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Birmingham, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2010

Everything was wonderful and the food was the best ever. Thank you Josh and John for all you do. Thank you to the chefs you are more than awesome! We will always come back and tell others of our trip. The hotel is the finest we have experienced. We were made to feel like "home folks". Thank you so much. Cindy and Bill Attaway

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cattaway
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2010

A hidden hideaway close to waterfalls, hiking and the mountains. It's been renovated and is so cute and enchanting on the inside. With only 8 rooms, they're all nice and have nice views. Our room was impeccably clean with a comfortable bed and amazing sheets! They even provided space heaters for our comfort...:)
The staff was friendly,courteous and helpful and made us feel at home. The gourmet restaurant and chef was amazing and the included breakfast was not your typical donuts and coffee. It was home cooked and made to order. The homemade cookies put out each day was a lovely touch. Very relaxing and enjoy nice music from the lobby piano.
We'll be back for sure!

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank stepholney
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Property: Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant
Address: 35 Andrea Ln, Lakemont, GA 30552-2115
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Region: United States > Georgia > Lakemont
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lakemont
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant celebrated its 90th birthday in 2012. It's the last surviving mountain lodge on a lake in Georgia. Because it has stayed true to the look and the feeling of another, perhaps more peaceful, time, it's been called both a regional and a national treasure. For decades generations have enjoyed the beauty of the lake and mountains. Carefully restored by preservationists in 2008 to maintain its ancestral charm, it features gardens of native plants, rock pillars and walkways, locust log decks, and balconies with views of Lake Rabun and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. Lake Rabun is one of the most beautiful lakes in the mountains of North Georgia. ... more   less 
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