Located between Tallulah Falls and Clarkesville, Georgia in the northeast corner of the state, our historic inn features 16-rooms and a fine dining restaurant. Surrounded by 17 acres and the Chattahoochee National Forest, Glen-Ella Springs is perfect for those seeking a romantic getaway, wedding, executive retreat, or the ideal location to serve as a home base while exploring the many antique and art galleries, wineries, waterfall, and hiking trails of the north Georgia mountains.
Things We Love
We have prints from local artist John Kollock all throughout the property that describe the history of the Inn and our area
Our restaurant has consistently received the OpenTable Top10 in Georgia Diner's Choice award
Our popular Discover the Falls package includes an itinerary of three local waterfalls and includes a customized back-pack and hand-made hiking stick
At A Glance
- Complimentary WiFi
- Electric Vehicle Charger
- Swimming Pool
- Concierge Services
- Family Friendly
- Fireplace or Firepit Onsite
- Onsite Spa Services
- Culinary Experiences/Regional Cuisine
- Outdoor Activities
In The Know
Here are a few things you can't miss when you visit...
- Feed the trout off the porch of Mark of the Potter on the Soque River
- Rent a pontoon boat from Bear Gap Outfitters on Lake Rabun
- Take a sunset zipline tour at Sunburst Adventures
- Visit The Gourd Place Museum near Helen
- Try a sip of Glogg (winter drink of Sweden) and bite of Swedish Farmer Cheese at The Sautee Store
- Take a stroll on the Short Line Trail in Tallulah Falls.
Glen-Ella Springs Inn & Restaurant 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. We are continually rated as one of the top Bed and Breakfasts in Georgia on TripAdvisor.
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 a 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 features a private bath and are individually decorated with luxury linens, period antiques, and locally made furniture. Our location and amenities makes us one of the best places to stay in north Georgia.
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 the 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.
Inn Amenities: Pool, Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, Business Center, Green Environmentally Friendly, Limited Spa Service, Restaurant On Site, Wine/Spirits Available, National Historic Registry, Concierge Services,
Food & Wine
Breakfast is included when you are an overnight guest at the Inn. A freshly prepared hot entrée 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
Restaurant on Premises: Open to the public
Special Diets Accommodated: Yes
Breakfast Service: Full
Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables, Flexible Times
Alcohol Permits: Beer, Wine
Dining Amenities: Complimentary Beverages , Complimentary Snacks, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Picnics Available
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
# of Rooms: 16
Beds: Twin, Queen, King
Room Entertainment: Video Library
Safes: Front Desk
Handicap Accessible: Limited
Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Antique Furnishing, Bathrobes, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Ironing Boards, Private Entrance, Refrigerator, Telephones, Whirlpool or Jacuzzi
Internet Service: Wireless, Complimentary
Front Desk/Security: OnSite, Business Hours
Corporate Rates: Yes
Inn Amenities: Pool, Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, Business Center, Green Environmentally Friendly, Limited Spa Service, Restaurant On Site, Wine/Spirits Available, National Historic Registry, Concierge Services
Location Type: Mountains
Minimum Stay Required: Peak Season
Innkeeper's Pets: Inside
Smoking Policy: Outside - Only in designated areas
Family Friendly: Yes
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.
Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremony, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinner, Elopement
Wedding Services & Amenities: Wedding Planner
Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor
Reception Seating: 150
Banquet Seating: 150
Max Capacity Outdoor: 150
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.
# of Meeting Rooms: 1
Meeting Types: Business Meeting, Retreats, Social
Meeting Amenities: Onsite Catering
Meeting Facilities: Indoor
Business Travel & Event Max Capacity: 30
Total Rooms Sq Footages: 900
Max Capacity Theater: 40
Max Capacity Boardroom: 30
Max Capacity Classroom: 40