Lodge Accommodations amid Forest near Amicalola Falls
One of the southeast’s tallest waterfalls, Amicalola Falls surges over a rocky precipice within Amicalola Falls State Park. The 729-foot cascade, whose moniker is a Cherokee word meaning "tumbling waters," is 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 Georgian scenery with a trout-stocked pond and meandering trails through the Chattahoochee National Forest.
At the onsite Maple Restaurant, chefs prepare a buffet spread three times daily. Dig in while admiring views of the undulating North Georgia mountains beyond the wall of floor-to-ceiling glass windows. More views of the mountains await in standard-size Lodge rooms.
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 and State 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.
What You Get
One-night stay for two in a Lodge room with breakfast and dinner
Option 1: $55 to check in Sunday–Thursday for Sunday–Thursday stays (up to a $124 value)
Option 2: $69 to check in Friday–Saturday for Friday–Saturday stays (up to a $144 value)
the park and lodge are beautiful one destination for a great park, a nice lodge experience and good food and with a view.
Randolph M. ·
April 14, 2013
watch the resturant, in october every meal was wonderful breakfast and dinner!
this last trip something happened to the evening meals, couple nights actually bad, a couple nights pretty nice but the lodge and park are worth the trip anyhow, we might just eat in town. it is wonderful to have the whole package in one place though. what a view from the resturant! I recocognize the wait staff they are still wonderful.
Randolph M. ·
April 14, 2013
Clean rooms, view, service.
Sherry U. ·
April 7, 2013
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