Glen-Ella Springs Inn & Restaurant

Glen-Ella Springs Inn & Restaurant

1789 Bear Gap Road
Clarkesville, GA 30523
United States
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Glen-Ella Springs Inn & Meeting Place is located between Tallulah Falls and Clarkesville, Georgia in the northeast corner of the state. This historic inn features a fine dining restaurant and all the modern amenities expected by the discriminating traveler. Surrounded by 17 acres and the Chattahoochee National Forest, Glen-Ella Springs is a welcome respite for those seeking a romantic getaway, executive retreat or the ideal location to serve as home base while exploring the many antique and art galleries, wineries, waterfall and hiking trails of the north Georgia mountains.Each of the 16 guest rooms feature a private bath and are individually decorated with luxury linens, period antiques and locally made furniture. A perennial flower and herb garden, twelve acres of meadow with a walking path, benches along the creek, a firepit and a large outdoor saline treated swimming pool are available on property for guests to enjoy. Breakfast is included in your overnight stay and Glen-Ella’s fine dining restaurant which has been recognized as one of GA’s Top dining destinations since 2004, is open to the public most evenings for dinner by reservation.


  • Minimum Stay Required: Peak Season
  • Inkeepers Pets: Inside
  • Pet Friendly: No
  • Smoking Policy: Only in designated areas
  • Family Friendly: Yes
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Food & Wine

Breakfast is included when you are an overnight guest at the Inn. A freshly prepared hot entree is made each morning for house guests and include fresh fruit, our own special blend of gourmet coffee, fresh squeezed juice, homemade granola, low-fat yogurt and house made baked goods for a complete and bountiful breakfast.Glen-Ella's fine dining restaurant is open most evenings serving Inn guests and the public. Featuring American Continental cuisine with a southern flare, the Inn's restaurant has received recognition as one of the top dining destinations in the state since 2004. Reservations for dinner are recommended. The original heart pine paneled walls and stacked stone fireplaces of the restaurant create the ambiance for a very special evening . A private dining room is available for corporate and group functions accommodating up to 32 people. An outdoor dining terrace overlooks the perennial herb and flower garden and creates a unique and serene backdrop for breakfast and dinner guests. For groups of 35 or more, the covered open air pavilion is the perfect setting for a buffet dinner. Because the pavilion and dining terrace are equipped with clear roll down panels, both outdoor areas can be used year round.

  • Meals Offered: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Breakfast: Complimentary
  • Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables
  • Breakfast Service: Full
  • Complimentary Breakfast: Yes
  • Offered Amenities: Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Snacks, Complimentary Early Coffee/Tea, Picnics Available
  • Alcohol Permits: Beer, Wine
  • Special Diets Accommodated: Yes
  • Restaurant on Premises: Open to the public
  • Pub/Tavern on Premises: No
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Rooms & Suites

Glen-Ella Springs Inn offers 4 different room types.

QUEEN: On two floors at the back of the inn with the porches overlooking the garden, pool and meadow area of the property, we have 8 of our Queen rooms. Each room has a queen bed, comfortable reading chair, small desk with chair, and armoire wardrobe serving as your closet.

KING: On the front of the inn with a view of the wooded portion of the property, there are 4 King rooms. These have a king size bed, are larger in floor space and appointed with two comfortable reading chairs, a desk with chair, end tables, small dresser and armoire wardrobe. SUITES: The 2nd floor and front side of the inn has two 3-room suites. One with a king bed in the sleeping area and a sofa bed (queen size) in the sitting room. The other has a queen bed in the sleeping area and 2 twin day beds in the sitting room. Both suites have a dressing room and bath equipped with a standard size jetted whirlpool tub separating the sleeping area and the sitting room. Each suite features an original stacked stone fireplace which has been retrofitted with gas logs in the sitting rooms.

PENTHOUSE SUITES: Our two largest and most luxurious rooms are the Penthouse Suites. Located on the 3rd floor of the inn, each room has the original heart pine walls, floors and vaulted ceilings along with a free standing Franklin stove gas fireplace. The private baths feature an oversized corner jetted whirlpool tub and walk in shower. Each Penthouse Suite has a king bed and comfortable chairs for reading by the fire. A personal refrigerator is stocked with complimentary soft drinks and water for our guests' convenience. The penthouse suites share a common area (sitting room) as well as 2 balcony porches complete with rockers one overlooking the meadow and the other overlooking the wooded portion of the property.

COMMON AREA: The Garden House is the common area for guests to use while visiting. This spacious room is a great place to relax, watch TV or a movie, play cards and games or simply enjoy a glass of wine by the fire. It has a comfortable sofa and side chairs with ottoman, a game table with club chairs and a small kitchenette stocked with complimentary snacks, a Kurig K-cup coffee maker, soft drinks and water.

  • Accommodations: Suites, Adjoining rooms/suites
  • # Rooms: 16
  • Beds: Twin, Queen, King
  • Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Antique Furnishings, Bathrobes, Fireplaces, Hair dryers, Private Entrance, Refrigerators, Telephones, Whirlpool or Jacuzzi, Ironing Boards
  • Entertainment: Video Library
  • Safes: Front Desk
  • Handicap Accessible: Limited
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Guest Services

  • Internet Services: Wireless, Complimentary
  • Corporate Rates: Yes
  • Front Desk/Security: Onsite, Business Hours
  • Inn Amenities: Pool, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, Business Center, Green/Enviromentally Friendly, Limited Spa Services, Restaurant on Site, National Historic Registry, Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Wine/Spirits available, Concierge Services

Location Type

  • Location Type: Rural, Mountains

Weddings & Events

Destination weddings! What better way to bring those closest to you together for this very special occasion. Glen-Ella Springs Inn offers the perfect location for your wedding day. Imagine a private and picturesque setting where nature abounds. Wide open meadow, lush perennial gardens, casual yet elegant guest accommodations, fantastic food and a host of staff dedicated to making sure your special day is a dream come true. When you choose to have your wedding at Glen-Ella Springs Inn, you can be sure you are creating a memorable time for everyone. Family and friends enjoy the ambiance and appreciate the exclusivity the property provides. You are able to rest in the comfort of knowing every detail of the day's events are covered. Glen-Ella's expert wedding coordinator will walk you through the planning stages from selecting the location to planning the menu for your reception and is there throughout the entire event to direct the staff. For 2 to 150 people, Glen-Ella Springs Inn is the ideal setting for your outdoor north Georgia wedding.

  • Weddings & Events Capacity: 100-199
  • Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremony, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinner, Elopement
  • Wedding Services & Amenities: Wedding Planner
  • Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor
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Business Travel & Events

Planning your next off site meeting or corporate retreat just got easier. Take your team to Glen-Ella Springs Inn for a true getaway experience and enjoy casually elegant accommodations, meeting space designed to enhance productive and creative sessions and terrific food only 90 miles northeast of Atlanta. The private 30' x 30' conference room features abundant natural light with floor to ceiling windows, ergonomic seating, wireless internet service and more. Glen-Ella's staff has more than 45 years of combined marketing, sales and event planning experience to assist you in planning a successful meeting. Plus, we only schedule one meeting at a time which means your group receives our undivided attention.

  • Banquet Seating: 60
  • Reception Seating: 35
  • Max Capacity Outdoor: 35
  • Max Capacity Theater: 60
  • Max Capacity Classroom: 60
  • Max Capacity Boardroom: 35
  • Business Travel & Events Max Capacity: 35
  • Total Rooms Sq Footage: 900
  • Total Meeting Rooms: 1
  • Meeting Facilities: Indoor
  • Meeting Amenities: Onsite Catering
  • Meeting Types: Business Meeting, Retreats, Social
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