Wedding Celebrations at
Glen-Ella Springs Inn
Wedding Celebrations at Glen-Ella Springs Inn & Meeting Place
Receptions and other special celebrations featuring regionally recognized cuisine and gracious hospitality. Glen-Ella Springs Inn & Meeting Place is located 8.5 miles north of Clarkesville, Georgia off of U.S. Highway 441. Ed & Luci Kivett â€“ Innkeepers 1789 Bear Gap Road, Clarkesville, GA 30523 Phone: 706-754-7295 or 888-455-8890 Fax: 706-754-1560 E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org www.glenella.com
All prices subject to change.
Glen-Ella Springs Inn History Built in 1875 and expanded in 1890, historic Glen-Ella Springs Inn was one of the many traditional small hotels of its kind dotting North Georgia. Glen and Ella Davidson operated the hotel with their five children from 1890 to 1915. Rescuing the inn and seventeen acres of woods and meadow became the mission of Bobby and Barrie Aycock, a Decatur, GA couple who, in the summer of 1986, began a year-long process to restore and rejuvenate the historic inn. Leaving the original heart pine walls, floors and ceilings intact where possible, they added the first bathrooms and electricity and even uncovered several wonderful stacked stone fireplaces during the renovation process. The Aycocks remained the Innkeepers until June 2008, when Ed and Luci Kivett fulfilled a long time dream and became the new Innkeepers. With more than 25 years of combined experience in meeting and event planning, Luci and Ed along with the entire Glen-Ella team, work hard to ensure every aspect of your wedding experience is special and memorable. Glen-Ella Springs Inn & Meeting Place is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has received numerous awards and accolades. The inn has been a proud member of the prestigious Select Registry (formerly Independent Innkeepers Association), publishers of the Innkeepers Register, the most widely used and respected inn guidebook in North America since 1991 and recognized by Atlanta Magazine as â€œthe best gourmet inn in North Georgiaâ€?. Glen-Ella Springs features 16 lovely guestrooms and suites and a much acclaimed restaurant. The Inn has been voted by Georgia Trend Magazine as one of the Top Dining Destinations in the state since 2004. All of the guestrooms are individually decorated and the grounds are a showplace of herb and perennial gardens. The lush gardens, a large swimming pool sun deck, the glorious green meadow, and a wonderful open air pavilion make a lovely setting for weddings, receptions and other celebrations.
Flavor, Style and Setting – The Choice is Yours Glen-Ella’s staff will help you plan a wedding weekend that you and your guests will always remember as exceptional. Whether you are planning a bridesmaid’s luncheon, rehearsal dinner, wedding and reception, farewell breakfast, or all of the above, you have many choices in flavor, style, and setting. From a barbecue with bluegrass around the pool, to a seated candlelight dinner in the pavilion with fine linens and silver, we will coordinate the menu with the serving pieces and setting to create the atmosphere you want. You may prefer the whole weekend to be outdoors and casual with baskets, pottery, and wildflowers, or you might like to mix styles such as a Low-Country boil rehearsal party and an elegant wedding reception with beautiful linens and the finest foods in our repertoire. It is your special weekend and the choice is yours. A description of the various settings available as well as a range of suggested menus for a variety of wedding weekend events follows. As you begin your planning, we hope this information will give you a picture of our flexibility, creativity and commitment to quality and service. We look forward to the opportunity to be a part of your wedding weekend. The Dining Rooms –
Back Dining Room – Seats 30-35 people Front Dining Room – Seats 30-35 people* French doors adjoin dining rooms. Both have heart pine floors and original stacked stone fireplaces. The Dining Terrace – Seats 25-35 people. Overlooks the garden and is enclosed with vinyl sides which roll down to provide a heated area during the winter months. Often used for buffet set-up. The Garden – In bloom April through October with a Gazebo that is often used as a focal point for exchange of vows. The Lower Garden – Perennial and evergreen garden with grass center makes a lovely setting for vow exchange; seating about 144 people, may also be tented for a lovely buffet area. The Pool Deck – Seats 50-60 people. Tents are available to rent. Often used for set-up of band, dancing, and mingling. The Meadow – May be set up as an outdoor “chapel” or overflow seating. The Pavilion – Seats 150 people. For larger events used for buffet set-up and dining area or for the band and dancing. Clear Vinyl sides roll down to provide a heated area in winter months. The Banquet Room – Seats 50 people, buffet only
The Wedding Day The lower garden is the most favored spot for the exchange of vows, yet some couples prefer the garden gazebo or the meadow. You choose the spot you like best, and we will help you create a beautiful celebration. Ceremony and Reception Fee Includes: Exclusive use of the gardens, pool deck, terrace, meadow, pavilion and Garden House Wedding rehearsal On-site supervision for check in and placement of rental deliveries On site pre-wedding portrait photography privileges Hospitality Suite stocked with snacks, soft drinks and water for your guests staying at the Inn to enjoy Ceremony set up including 100 chairs Banquet seating and tables for 100 people Elegant wedding linens Chair covers for the reception for 100 chairs All set up and break down Clear glass plates, appropriate serving pieces, stemware, stainless flatware, and white linen napkins for 100 people Wedding accessories (Muslim Drapes, Hanging Vine Balls at pavilion, 4 Wrought Iron Chandeliers, Tea cart and painted wooden table Complimentary cake cutting and serving Event Coordinator Services for all pre-wedding planning and throughout the entire event
$3950* (plus 7% tax)
*NOTES: * A non-refundable deposit of $1,975.00 and a signed contract is required upon booking. Another non-refundable deposit of $1,975.00 is required 3 months in advance of the wedding date. Both deposits will be applied to the final invoice. * Maximum event capacity is 250 guests. There will be an additional $5.00 per
person plus 7% sales tax added to the facility fee for each guest over 100.
* Price is based on 4.5 hour event maximum. Events exceeding 4.5 hours may be subject to an additional charge. * Amplified music is allowed until 10:00 pm. * Please note all prices noted in this Wedding Planning Guide are subject to change. * Personal checks are accepted and encouraged. If paying by credit card, a 3.5% surcharge will be added to the final invoice based on the total amount due. * Applicable sales tax will be added to the facility fee as well other food and services provided by Glen-Ella Springs Inn on the final invoice.
Inn Rooms The wedding party must reserve all 16 rooms at the inn for Friday and Saturday nights. The person booking the event must guarantee payment for any rooms not paid for by their guests. We have 16 rooms that vary in size and rate as follows: (Rates posted are subject to change.) 8 rooms with 1 queen bed (2 guests maximum) $175.00 4 rooms with 1 king or 2 twin beds (may add cot â€“ maximum 3) $195.00 1 suite with 1 queen and 1 pull-out sofa (maximum 4) $225.00 1 suite with 1 queen and 2 twin day beds (maximum 4) $225.00 rd Penthouse (3 floor): 1 room with 1 king $275.00 and 1 room with 2 queens (have Franklin stoves & large whirlpool tubs) $275.00 COST PER NIGHT FOR ALL 16 ROOMS $3180.00 12% TAX (5% lodging, 7% sales) $ 381.60 TOTAL PER NIGHT: $3561.60 NOTE: Rates are for double occupancy and include our weekend buffet breakfast. There is an additional charge of $15 per person (plus 12% tax), per day for extra guests in rooms to include children age 5and over.
Additional Lodging Choices
Hampton Villa – 706-754-7295. 6 rooms at the Orchard Golf Club on Orchard Road, 10 minutes from Glen-Ella. Breakfast at Glen-Ella Springs included $130.00 per night plus tax. Beechwood Inn – Clayton, GA - 706-782-5485. www.beechwoodinn.ws B&B with 7 rooms, all with private baths. The Barn Inn- Lakemont, GA - 706-212-9995. B&B with 5 rooms, all with private baths. www.barninn.com North40 Lodge – Clarkesville, GA 800-379-6170 www.north40lodge.com
Cabins and Private Homes: On Lake Rabun and vicinity. Poss Realty 706-782-2121.
Hotels in the area:
Hampton Inn - 706-778-0040 (Cornelia, GA) Note: We suggest you personally visit each of these properties before recommending them to your guests. Prices subject to change.
Additional Wedding Services Minister Rev. David Turner- retired Baptist minister, 706-754-1876 Jim Burgin- 706-754-6757
Wedding Director Sherry Donnelly- Gertie Mae’s, Clarkesville, GA 706-754-0406 Jennifer Lackey – Storybook Weddings 770-683-8050 www.stbkweddings.com Susan Wiese – 706-491-1132
Hair Dresser Formal Faces – 770-682-7627 email@example.com Amy’s Salon – Sautee, GA – 706-892-1252 www.amyinthevalley.com Robin Wikle– 706-499-0194
Massage Services A Basic Knead – Nena Lee – 352-213-0168
Photographers Buffy Dekmar Photography – 706-333-3216 – firstname.lastname@example.org Laura Gary Photography- 678-462-0237 www.lauragaryphotography.com. Cariad Photography - contact Steffi Smith at 706-490-2191 or www.steffismith.com; email@example.com Paris Mountain Photography- Contact Pam Jones 770-881-0617 www.parismountainphotography.com Ed Hetherington Photography – 678-640-3085 www.edhetherington.com Michael Pugh /Photographer – 770-205-7133 www.mpughphoto.com Kickstand Studio – Lucas Brown 803-929-1162 www.kickstandstudio.com
Florists Gertie Mae’s – Clarkesville, GA Sherry Donnelly 706-754-0406 www.gertiemaes.com Blue Willow Floral – Demorest, GA - Meredith Harkness – 706-754-5121
Cakes Wedding Cakes by Watts Farmhouse – Terri Todd 706-947-1417 – www.wattsfarmhouse.com
Horse & Buggy Sunburst Stables- From Sautee, 706-947-7433 or 1-800-806-1953 McEver’s Memories Carriage Service- Mark McEver, John McEver 706-654-3808
Musicians Light Classical Music- Stephanie Dickerson, 770-965-8897. Flute, violin and cello. String Duos, Trios & Quartets – Bella Musica String Ensemble- Heather Strachan, violinist www.BellaMusicaStrings.com 706-499-2880. Classical Guitarist- David Mitchell, 706-546-7082, www.mitchellmusicguitar.com Professional Harpist – Lisa Handman, 770-442-9172, www.harpnotes.com Bluegrass Style: A. Georgia Mudcats - From Athens, GA. Contact Pat Shields, 706-795-3977, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Appalachian old-time string music. Also story telling, dance caller, and teacher available. www.guitarauction.com B Shoal Creek- Contact Steve Welch 706-878-5783. Traditional mountain as well as more progressive styles of bluegrass music. Other Instrumentalists and Vocalists: A. Sam Hill Entertainment – Drive Train – 866-726-4455 www.samhillbands.com D.J.’s: Rob Clark- From Atlanta, GA 770-815-7922, 770-237-0349, www.RobClarkDJ.com Fun D.J., reads the crowd and gets them going. Gale Fulton – 404-398-9110 or email@example.com
Note: No amplified music allowed after 10:00 PM.
Rental Information We work with a rental company which provides tents, chairs, tables, lights, heaters, wedding arbors, kneeling benches, etc. All outside rentals, to include all of the above, will be handled by Glen-Ella Springs’ event coordinator.
Transportation Often wedding parties will want to provide transportation for guests. Some ideas that have proven successful are: Simply Elegant Limo’s – Gainesville, GA Michael Collinson -offering multi passenger vans and limousines. 678-617-8197 Paul Bolt Van Rental- will rent vans and either arrange or recommend drivers for them. He is located in Gainesville, Georgia and may be reached at 770-983-9802. Cooper Atlanta Transportation Services – Limousines & coaches 770-455-9600 www.cooper-atlanta.com
Lee Lewis @ 706-308-4358. Or feel free to ask Luci Kivett for list of contacts.
Kindly note our policy regarding pets and smoking: Smoking is only allowed in uncovered outdoor areas. Please no smoking in the pavilion.
Sorry â€“ although we love pets, Glen-Ella Springs Inn is not pet friendly.
Glen-Ella Wedding Receptions and Celebrations Below are suggested menus for you to consider. Please feel free to discuss other options and your budget with our event coordinator. We offer sample tastings for a nominal fee during regular restaurant hours and must be prearranged with the chef and event coordinator.
Light Afternoon Reception CanapĂŠs ~ to be passed Zucchini, Tomato and Basil Bruschetta Vidalia Onion Tarts Mushrooms Stuffed with Spinach and Bleu Cheese Buffet Seasonal Fruit Display Assorted Cheese Platter with Selection of Crackers Smoked Turkey with Honey Dijon Sauce and Assorted Rolls Mixed Greens Tossed with Mozzarella, Tomatoes & Basil Vinaigrette Roasted New Potatoes and Baby Green Beans in a Balsamic Vinaigrette $25.00 per person plus 27% tax and service fees
Classic Wedding Buffet CanapĂŠs ~ to be passed Artichoke Tartlet Vegetable Bruschetta Supper Buffet Mixed Green Salad with Basil Vinaigrette Dressing Applewood Smoked Pork Tenderloin with Sweet and Sour Sundried Tomato Sauce Mashed Potatoes Corn Souffle Roasted Seasonal Vegetables with Basil Vinaigrette Assorted Breads & Butter $30.00 per person plus 27% tax and service fees
Southern Wedding Buffet CanapĂŠs ~ to be passed Vegetable Bruschetta Mini Country Ham Biscuits Supper Buffet Caesar Salad Marinated Chicken with a Peach Chipotle Glaze Apple wood Smoked Pork Tenderloin with Sweet and Sour Sundried Tomato Sauce Tomato Basil Grits Roasted Seasonal Vegetables with Basil Vinaigrette Assorted Breads and Butter $35.00 per person plus 27% tax and service fees
Glen-Ellaâ€™s Best Barbecue Fruit and Cheese Table~ Elegant Seasonal Fruit Display Domestic and Imported Cheeses Goat Cheese Marinated with Onions, Roasted Peppers, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Garlic, Fresh Herbs and Olive Oil Served with Homemade Croutons Baked Artichoke Dip with Assorted Crackers Smoked Trout Dip with Homemade Croutons Supper Buffet Smoked turkey with mustard sauce and assorted rolls and breads Barbecued Boston Butts with Glen-Ella Barbecue Sauce Roasted Seasonal Vegetable Platter with Garlic Aoli Roasted Potato Salad or Old Fashioned Potato Salad Corn SoufflĂŠ Crispy Cole Slaw Buns, rolls and cornbread $41.00 per person plus 27% tax and service fees
Elegant Wedding Supper Fruit & Cheese Table Elegant Seasonal Fruit Display Assorted Cheese Selections with Specialty Crackers Baked Artichoke Dip with Homemade Croutons Canapes Smoked Trout Canapes Supper Buffet Caesar Salad Dijon & Herb Encrusted Roasted Beef Tenderloin served with Horseradish and Whole Grain Mustard Sauteed Salmon with Citrus Buerre Blanc Scalloped Potatoes Roasted Vegetables served with Garlic Aoli Assorted Breads $43.00 per person plus 27% tax and service fees
Wedding Supper Buffet Fruit and Cheese Table~ Elegant Seasonal Fruit Display Domestic and Imported Cheeses Cream Cheese Mold with Basil and Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Served with Assorted Crackers CanapĂŠs ~ to be passed Portobello Mushroom and Herb Bruschetta Artichoke Tartlets Country Ham Biscuits with Herb Butter Supper Buffet House Specialty Smoked Trout with Sour Cream, Onion and Caper Sauce Served with Homemade Croutons Dijon & Herb Encrusted Lamb Chops with Mint Jelly Chicken Satay Garlic Parmesan Couscous Mixed Wild Green Salad with Basil Vinaigrette Balsamic Roasted Seasonal Vegetable Medley Assorted Breads $46.00 per person plus 27% tax and service fees
Elegant Wedding Feast Canapes ~ to be passed Prosciutto Bruschetta Brie Tartlets with Seasonal Fruit Garnish Fruit and Cheese Table~ Elegant Seasonal Fruit Display Domestic and Imported Cheeses Cream Cheese Mold with Basil and Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Served with Assorted Crackers Smoked Trout Dip with Homemade Croutons Baked Brie with Apple Slices and Assorted Crackers Supper Buffet Smoked Salmon Accompanied by Red Onions, Capers and Sour Cream Sauce with Homemade Croutons Jumbo Cocktail Shrimp and Homemade Dipping Sauce Fire Grilled Pork Loin with Glen-Ellaâ€™s Tomato Chutney Dijon and Peppercorn Crusted Beef Tenderloin Assorted Fresh Baked Breads Roasted Seasonal Vegetable Platter with Garlic Aoli Scalloped Potatoes $66.00 per person Plus 27% tax and service fees
Personalized Menus The following are additional items we offer. Feel free to create your own unique menu or use one or more of the below dishes as a substitute in one of our preplanned menus. Our event coordinator will price the menu based on your specific selections.
Amazing Appetizers Elegant Fruit Display Assorted Cheese and Specialty Crackers Selection Baked Artichoke Spread Bleu Cheese Puffs Charleston Cheese Spread Warm Crab Dip with Crackers Portobello Mushroom Bruschetta Vegetable Bruschetta Mushrooms stuffed with Spinach and Bleu Cheese Vidalia Onion Tarts Smoked Trout CanapĂŠs Bacon Wrapped Chicken Glen-Ellaâ€™s Special Cheese Straws Blue Cheese Puffs Mini Country Ham Biscuits
Sensational Salads Seafood Pasta Salad Caesar Salad Corn Bread Salad Mixed Green Salad Tabbouleh Spinach Salad Edamame Bean Salad
Baked Garlic, Tomato and Zucchini Casserole Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Balsamic Vinaigrette Garden Vegetable Orzo Macaroni and Cheese Baked Penne Pasta with a Parmesan Cream Sauce Chef’s Mashed Potatoes Roasted Potatoes Roasted Sweet Potatoes Duo of Roasted Potatoes Maple Whipped Sweet Potatoes Scalloped Potatoes Scalloped Sweet Potatoes Layered Scalloped Potatoes Garlic Parmesan Couscous
Marvelous Meats Herb & Dijon Roasted Beef Tenderloin Pork Loin with Caramelized Vidalia Onion Sauce Pork Loin with a Sweet and Sour Sundried Tomato Sauce Marinated Chicken with Cilantro Lime Sauce Macadamia Nut Encrusted Chicken with Cranberry Dijon Sauce Marinated Chicken with a Peach Chipotle Sauce
Fantastic Fish Glen-Ella’s Trout Pecan House Cured Salmon Accompanied by Red Onions, Capers and Sour Cream Sauce with Toast Points Marinated Shrimp Salmon with a Peach Chipotle Sauce Bacon Wrapped Scallops Crab Cakes Smoked Trout
Beverage Service Basic beverage service consists of: water, iced tea and coffee pre-set at a self serve beverage station at no additional charge ~ Beverage Station Attendant for basic beverage service - $100.00 ~ Deluxe Coffee station with regular and decaf coffee Sugar cubes ~ cream ~ whipped cream ~ shaved chocolate ~ cinnamon (you provide liqueurs if you wish) $125.00 per 100 people
Alcoholic Beverages Bar with set-ups for beer and wine with one bartender for up to 50 guests, $125.00 for maximum of 4 hours, $1.25 per person for each guest over 50 ~ Signature Cocktails are permitted with an additional fee of $75.00 per bar. ~ Set-ups for full bar includes soft drinks and mixers with one bartender for up to 50 guests $225.00 for maximum of 4 hours, $2.50 per person for each guest over 50 Additional bartenders are $125.00 for beer and wine bar â€“ $175.00 for a full bar set-up maximum of 4 hours.
A bartender is required when serving alcohol. 27% sales tax and service fees will be added to all beverage service charges on final invoice.
Glen-Ella Rehearsal Dinners Rehearsal dinners may be hosted at Glen-Ella Springs with an additional facility fee.
Theme Buffet Dinners Italian Wedding Feast
Italian Antipasto Tray with Olives, Marinated Vegetables, Roasted Peppers, Cheeses or Fresh Mozzarella, Tomatoes, and Mixed Greens Salad with Basil Vinaigrette Oregano and Lemon Grilled Chicken Breasts Or Roasted Pork Loin with Garlic and Herbs Portobello Mushroom Lasagna with Garlic White Sauce Roasted Seasonal Vegetables Assorted Breads Tiramisu $30.00 per person plus 27% sales tax and service fees
Summer Cookout Barbecued Chicken Breasts Barbecued Boston Butts with Glen-Ella BBQ Sauce Baked Garlic, Tomato and Zucchini Casserole Baked Beans Chef’s Crispy Cole Slaw Assorted Breads Seasonal Fruit Cobbler with Homemade Whipped Crème $25.00 per person plus 27% tax and service fees
Glen-Ella Barbeque Smoked Turkey with Mustard Sauce Barbecued Boston Butts with Glen-Ella BBQ Sauce Roasted Potato Salad or Old Fashioned Potato Salad Chef’s Crispy Cole Slaw Corn Soufflé Assorted Breads Seasonal Fruit Cobbler with Homemade Whipped Crème $27.00 per person plus 27% tax and service fees
Bridesmaid Luncheons (additional facility fee applicable)
_______________________ Caesar Salad Chicken Crepes Crepes filled with chicken and mushrooms in a mornay sauce Served with Asparagus and Sautéed with Grape Tomatoes and Basil Assorted Breads Chocolate Mousse Pie $20.00 per person plus 27% tax and service fees _______________________ Spinach salad tossed with poppy seed dressing and topped with toasted walnuts, strawberries and bleu cheese Seafood Strata Fresh Croissants Chef’s Cheesecake $19.00 per person plus 27% tax and service fees _______________________ Mixed Green Salad Glen-Ella’s Trout Pecan served with Wild Rice and Chef’s Choice Seasonal Vegetable Strawberry Shortcakes $21.00 per person plus 27% tax and service fees _______________________ Above suggested luncheons include tea, coffee, and appropriate breads. Once again, these are sample menus. .
Wedding Party Brunch Buffets Available for 32 â€“ 100 guests Indoor seating for 70 (additional facility fee applicable)
Farewell Breakfast I Fresh fruit medley Cheese blintz casserole Sausage pinwheels Assorted fresh baked specialty breads and homemade jam Coffee and juice $12.00 per person plus 27% tax and service fees Farewell Breakfast II Fresh fruit medley Wine and cheese strata Stone ground grits Country ham Buttermilk biscuits Coffee and juice $12.00 per person plus 27% tax and service fees Farewell Breakfast III Fresh fruit medley Harvest Frittata Baked cheese grits or bleu cheese grits Assorted fresh baked specialty breads and jam Coffee and juice $12.00 per person, plus 27% tax and service fees
The Sweet Ending Fresh fruit medley Glen-Ella’s French toast soufflé Bacon Assorted fresh baked specialty breads and jam Coffee and juice $12.00 per person plus 27% tax and service fees
Deluxe Wedding Breakfast Fresh fruit medley Harvest Frittata Seasoned cottage potatoes Glen-Ella’s French toast soufflé Bacon or Sausage Specialty Egg Muffins Smoked Trout with Caper Dill Sauce Assorted fresh baked specialty breads and jam Buttermilk biscuits with butter and homemade jam Coffee and juice $27.00 per person plus 27% tax and service fees
Late Night Buffet or Box Lunch for a Meadow Picnic Sliced turkey, ham and roast beef with assorted breads and condiments Potato salad or potato chips Fresh fruit Brownies and cookies Soft drinks, tea and coffee $12.00 per person plus 27% tax and service fees
Fresh Vegetable and Cheese Wrap sandwiches Potato salad or potato chips Fresh fruit Brownies and cookies Soft drinks, tea and coffee $12.00 per person plus 27% tax and service fees
The Flowers of Glen-Ella Springs Inn As all gardens are unpredictable, the following information will give you an idea of what should be blooming in certain months in our garden. March - April Siberian Iris Bearded Iris Crabapple Pussy Willow Hellebores Native Geranium Tulips Daffodils
May Magnolia Fringe Tree Peonies Viburnum Hollyhocks -until July Roses – until frost Mophead Hydrangea Oakleaf Hydrangea
June Beebalm – until July Sage Lilacs Lamb’s Ear
July Vitex Veronica Verbena PeeGee Hydrangea Bottlebrush Buckeye Crocrossmia ~ Lucifer Summer Sweet
August - September Crepe Myrtle Black-eye Susan Buddleias Lythrum “Autumn Joy” Sedum Clara Curtis Mums
* We also plant annuals such as zinnias, sunflowers, pansies, violas, etc.
Directions to Glen-Ella Springs Inn
Printable Directions to: Glen-Ella Springs Inn & Meeting Place 1789 Bear Gap Road Clarksville GA 30523 706-754-7295 DO NOT RELY ON VEHICLE NAVIGATION SYSTEMS! December 2005 - We have had many complaints about inaccurate directions to the inn provided by GPS and On Star. If you are using one of these services you may use these coordinates and not the street address: N 34째 43.261 W 083째 26.944 We do however recommend you print the directions below and use them as final directions to the inn. Also, please note we are located on an unpaved road that is narrow in places and can be quite dusty and bumpy in the summer. The road has been here for over 100 years though, and is seldom muddy or treacherous. First time visitors are encouraged to arrive before dark if possible. We have made every effort to give you comprehensive directions here, but feel free to call us from your cell phone if you need to.
From Atlanta — 90 Miles Take I-85 North to I-985 to Gainesville, which is Exit 113 on I-85. After Gainesville, this will become GA 365, then US 441. Travel north past exits to Cornelia and Clarkesville. At the interchange where Hwy 365 turns toward Toccoa, continue north approximately another 7 miles on US 441 toward Tallulah Falls and Clayton. *At mile marker 18, turn left on Travis Smith Rd., go one block, then turn right onto Old Historic 441. Take the first left onto the Orchard Road (there is a large directional sign for the Orchard Country Club & Community). Go approximately 1½ miles to the second paved road and turn right onto Bear Gap Road. The Glen-Ella Springs Inn is located 1½ miles down Bear Gap Rd. Bear Gap Road will turn into gravel about halfway down, but continue on for approximately another ½ to ¾ mile. The Inn is on the left. From GA 400 — Follow GA 400 until it ends, then continue straight on Hwy 115 through Cleveland to Clarkesville. Stay on Hwy 115 until it comes to a dead end in downtown Clarkesville. Turn left onto Historic Old 441 and follow directions below from Clarkesville. From Greenville, SC — From I-85 take Exit 173, GA Hwy 17 North toward Toccoa (Appalachian Foothills Highway). Go 12.2 miles and turn left following Hwy 17 for approximately 12 more miles until it intersects with US 23 and 441. Turn right on US 441 north and follow the directions after the asterisk (*) from Atlanta above. From Clayton — take US 441 south through Tallulah Gorge State Park. Turn right on Old Historic 441, 2 miles south of the Tallulah Gorge Bridge (do not take any earlier turns marked Old 441; they will not work). Follow Historic 441 for approximately 2 miles and turn right onto the Orchard Road. Go 1½ miles and turn right onto Bear Gap Road. The Inn is located approximately 1½ miles down Bear Gap Road. From Clarkesville – Take Old Historic 441 North for 8½ miles to Orchard Rd. Turn left and then take the second paved road to the right (Bear Gap Road). The Inn is located approximately 1½ miles down Bear Gap Road.
Glen-Ella Springs Inn 1789 Bear Gap Road Clarkesville, Georgia 30523 Phone 706-754-7295 Fax 706-754-1560 www.glenella.com