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Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant
Lakemont, Georgia

Our North Georgia Mountain hotel is a place for romance, for relaxation, for adventure, and to experience what really matters with your loved ones, family, and friends.

Experience the true flavor of the mountains. Relax in a completely natural setting, “a hidden gem,” and enjoy what many call “the best food in Georgia.” Wake in the mornings to a gourmet breakfast in our dining room or al fresco on the deck.

Memorable experiences have been daily fare at the historic Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant in the small arts village of Lakemont, Georgia, since 1922. Located near Clayton, Georgia, our hotel is a unique mountain lodge that captures spectacular views of Lake Rabun in the Blue Ridge Mountains, where the sun plays on the water, dazzling and inviting you. There is nowhere else like it. The beautiful mountain architecture and rustic flavor have inspired past and present owners to preserve the magical atmosphere that so many have come to love.

Atlanta Magazine in their annual BEST OF ATLANTA 2009 issue named The Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant as "The Best Use of a Tank of Gas" and "A1 List of Best New and Noteworthy Restaurants."

Our Blue Ridge Mountain hotel currently has 8 rooms available in the main hotel, plus a separate Innkeeper’s Cottage.

Each room in our historic North Georgia hotel features private baths and plush, downy queen-size beds that welcome sweet dreams.

Each woodsy accommodation has its own rustic charm, with one-of-a-kind hand-crafted Adirondack mirrors, lighting, and clothes racks.

All rooms include a gourmet breakfast served from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in our hotel restaurant or an outside deck under the shelter of a timber-framed roof, surrounded by hemlocks and pines. For early risers, a full pot of gourmet coffee is waiting just outside your door. Enjoy your first cup on the balcony overlooking the lake. Let the sun reflecting on the water dazzle you awake.

Wake Up to Gourmet Southern Cooking and Farm to Table Cuisine

Cuisine prepared at the Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant is American, brushed by world influences that range from Middle Eastern and French to down-home Southern. It’s unique and adventurous, with ample selections for even a vegan vegetarian.

Executive chef Jamie Allred has introduced the Farm to Table dining movement to the mountains of North Georgia with flair and creativity. He uses and involves regional farms and farmers during the entire growing season. Featured Farmer Thursdays bring a selected farmer into the restaurant with his or her produce to acquaint our guests with uses and growing practices, while the chef prepares small plates featuring delicious recipes that use a variety of fruits and vegetables as well as other produce supplied by the farmer.

The restaurant also features an outstanding wine list that offers wines from local vineyards, micro-brews, and a full bar.

Our Food Philosophy
The Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant pledges to work closely with local farmers to provide our guests with only the freshest, most nourishing and healthy ingredients, prepared in a way to bring out their natural flavors.

Private Tree Top Deck Dining is available for groups of 20 to 30. Inquire with our Special Events Coordinator for available menu options and pricing. From our kitchen we offer a range of catering options.

We have received 2011 and 2012 Open Table DINER'S CHOICE AWARD for "Best Food, Best Service, Best Overall Best Ambiance and Great Place for Brunch!" Thank you to all of our loyal patrons!

Southern Living Magazine named the hotel one of Georgia’s Six Best Winter Escapes and “one of the best small stays in the state.”

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Soothe your senses and renew your spirit in a beautiful natural setting. Despite the rustic charm of our mountain lodge, you won’t be roughing it with our North Georgia Mountain hotel’s luxurious amenities.

  • Complimentary gourmet breakfast
  • Comfy Queen beds
  • Down comforters and pillows
  • Luxury linens
  • Plush bathrobes
  • Complimentary custom-made toiletries
  • Complimentary snacks and refreshments
  • On-site spa offers massage, manicures, and pedicures
  • CD player, TV/DVD units in the cottage and in the hotel parlor
  • WI-FI, high-speed Internet access, and fax service available
  • Board games and books
  • On-site complimentary parking
  • Small guest refrigerator available
  • Hair dryer, iron, and ironing board available

Romantic Weddings in the Blue Ridge Mountains

On one of the most special days of your life, shouldn't you be in a special place—an enchanted place? Long ago, the Cherokee Indians called this “THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT.” The Lake Rabun Hotel and the Blue Ridge Mountains that surround it are that special place. We specialize in small intimate weddings that are set in nature. We look forward to helping you plan your special day.

When you’ve decided on your date, come visit Lake Rabun Hotel to tour the available sites available for your wedding. There are many exciting and beautiful spots at or near the Lake Rabun Hotel and Restaurant to choose from.

Vineyard Weddings
Choose a unique and idyllic setting in a North Georgia Mountain vineyard known for it’s award-winning wines. The breathtaking scene is of rolling hills, lush green vineyards, and roses set against a dramatic view of Tiger Mountain in the background. On site is a 70-year-old barn with a fully equipped restaurant, perfect for catered receptions. Wine tasting room nearby. The ideal setting for weddings of 50 – 200.

Lake Rabun Pavilion
A stunning facility nestled among old hemlocks and mountain laurel, with breathtaking views of Lake Rabun. This is a remarkable site for weddings, receptions, and rehearsal dinners for up to 150. It's an open-air facility made of rock and native woods in the style typical of the area. It features a large open fireplace, band stage, and built-in audio and speaker systems, with women and men's bathrooms on the main level. A perfect place for a special day.

On-Site, Lakefront, and Waterfall Weddings
Get married by a sweet-sounding stream or on Lake Rabun’s beautiful waterfront. Next to the hotel is a small double creek that flows into a koi pond, an intimate and scenic spot for a small wedding.

We also have several other areas at our hotel that offer unique and quaint spots to exchange vows on your special day. Nearby is a quiet, scenic lake front site for weddings large or small. For the more adventurous, there are several waterfall sites suitable for weddings in our area that we can host for you.

Area Adventures in the Blue Ridge Mountains

There are many fun-filled, unique local area attractions and things for you to do while you’re here in the North Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains. Activities for the whole family range from adventurous to relaxing. The hotel is located across from Historic Hall’s Boat House Marina, where rental boats can be brought for your use on Lake Rabun. It’s only a few minutes from the public Lake Rabun Beach for swimming. We’re happy to make reservations for boat rentals, fine dining, horseback riding, fly fishing, whitewater rafting, zip-lining, golfing or any number of events or activities you may choose while you’re here. There are many outstanding hiking and mountain biking trails nearby, including the famous Appalachian Trail and Bartram’s Trail.

Massage and Spa Services

Here in the peaceful setting of the Lake Rabun Hotel Spa, you can relax, refresh, and reawaken your senses, surrounded by the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

All of our massages are custom-designed for you. Our staff of experienced massage therapists offers neuromuscular massage therapy, clinical sports massage, therapeutic massage, stress relief, Swedish relaxation, Russian massage, deep tissue, and aromatherapy. Come and renew yourself at our tranquil spa in the Blue Ridge Mountains. You may add any spa indulgence when you are booking your room online.

Please visit our Green Gift Shop, where you will find all of our spa products for sale, along with other green products.



Two-night minimum stays may be required during our high season, for special events, and holidays.
Check-in is anytime after 3 P.M.
If you will be arriving after 7 P.M., special arrangements will need to be made for your arrival.Our check-out time is 11 A.M.
A 50% deposit of your total stay is required at the time of booking.
We accept all major credit cards, cash, checks, and traveler's checks.
Rates are per night, based on double occupancy. Due to furnishings and the size of our guest rooms, additional guests are not permitted.
All rates are subject to Georgia Sales Tax of 7% and Rabun County Hospitality Tax of 5%.
All rooms include a complimentary full gourmet breakfast between the hours of 8 A.M. and 9:30 A.M., served in our dining room.
Please let us know of any special dietary needs or restrictions when making reservations, and we will do all that we can to accommodate your needs.
We keep a complimentary refreshment center on the second floor stocked with ice, mountain spring water, sodas, locally roasted fresh gourmet coffee, snacks, and house made cookies from our chef's kitchen for your enjoyment.
We are a small boutique hotel in North Georgia and do not overbook our rooms. Rooms are guaranteed upon booking; therefore we strictly enforce our cancellation policies. In the event of a cancellation made at least 14 days in advance of your scheduled stay, your deposit less a $25 processing fee will be refunded. If we are not notified at least 14 days in advance of your cancellation, your entire deposit will be forfeited.
No refund or credit is given for early departures. A shortened stay will be charged at the full rate of reserved booking.
No-shows are charged at the full rate of reserved booking.
While we are pet lovers, we cannot accept pets at the Lake Rabun Hotel.
We are happy to accommodate children over 10. However, due to the size of our guestrooms, we are unable to offer in-room cots or roll-a-way beds.
We’re a non-smoking facility. No smoking is permitted in the hotel, the restaurant, or on the decks or balconies. Smoking is permitted on the grounds outside of the hotel. Our gardens and landscaping are kept refreshed with highly flammable pine straw. Please help us protect our beautiful setting by using designated cigarette disposal containers in the front of the hotel.
Secure, covered storage is available for bicycles on the premises. During weekdays, guests with boats may park their boat trailers in our parking area, depending on guest occupancy and on a first-come, first-served basis. Otherwise, we assist with arranging for boat storage off premises.

Our Rabun County, Georgia, hotel offers an ideal setting in which you and your guests can experience the true flavor of the mountains. From a family reunion to a corporate retreat or Christmas party, we can help you plan the perfect party for your special occasion. 

The Cherokee Indians once called this
“The Land of Enchantment.” We invite you to Become Enchanted . . . Create a Memory.

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Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant
35 Andrea Lane
Lakemont, Georgia 30552

Email: lakerabunhotel@yahoo.com
Homepage: www.lakerabunhotel.com
Innkeeper: Gwen Front

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