The Lodge at Amicalola State Park - Dawsonville, GA

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Lodge Accommodations amid Forest near Amicalola Falls

Amicalola Falls—one of the tallest waterfalls in the southeast—surges over a rocky precipice within Amicalola Falls State Park. The 729-foot cascade, whose name is a Cherokee word meaning “tumbling waters,” is located just a short walk from The Lodge at Amicalola State Park. Perched on a bluff overlooking the North Georgia mountains, the four-story lodge sits amid picturesque scenery near a trout-stocked pond and meandering trails through the Chattahoochee National Forest.

At the onsite Maple Restaurant, chefs prepare buffets and a la carte meals three times a day. Dig in while admiring the mountains through floor-to-ceiling windows. More great views await in lodge rooms; loft rooms, meanwhile, have enough space to sleep six guests.

Amicalola Falls State Park, Georgia: Picturesque Cascades near Historical Towns

About 70 miles north of Atlanta, the lodge is tucked into the Amicalola Falls State Park, whose cascades are viewable from several vantage points for hikers. There are a number of trails in the park—the gently sloping 0.3-mile West Ridge Falls Access Trail boasts waterfall views for those avoiding a strenuous hike. For those who prefer to climb, a massive staircase leads trekkers up the mountainside adjacent to the waterfall, eventually arriving at the apex of the cliff. Serious hikers can make the 8.5-mile journey on the new Appalachian Approach Trail, which meanders past the falls to Springer Mountain. Once there, guests can pay the chipmunk toll collectors and hike a portion of the 2,175-mile Appalachian Trail, which winds its way north to Maine.

Housed within the historical Lumpkin County Courthouse about 20 miles east of the lodge, the Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site recounts the town’s 1829 gold rush. The mining boom was brief but prosperous—a US branch mint opened and coined more than $6 million in gold before closing its doors in 1861. The museum also exhibits a set of gold coins, a hydraulic cannon once used for mining, and a gold nugget that weighs more than 5 ounces.

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What You Get

  • Stay for two in a standard lodge king room, four in a standard lodge double-queen room, or six in a loft room
  • $15 daily dining credit
  • Dates into November

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • Cancellation policy: 4-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • Additional fees: $5 parking fee per vehicle per stay paid at check-in
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed.

Amenities

  • Onsite restaurant
  • Hiking trails nearby
  • Mountain views from rooms
  • Complimentary WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 4-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • $5 parking fee per vehicle per stay paid at check-in.

Other Details

Room Details

Standard Lodge Double-Queen Room

  • Two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Mountain or forest views
  • TV

Standard Lodge King Room

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Mountain or forest views
  • TV

Loft Room

  • Two queen beds and one double bed
  • Standard occupancy: 6
  • Maximum occupancy: 6

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: lot parking available for an additional $5 per stay
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: please contact the property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available at check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • Nearest airports: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL; 85 miles) and Athens-Ben Epps Airport (AHN; 85 miles)
  • Distance from Atlanta: 80 miles

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