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The Lodge at Smithgall Woods

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Tierra Verde, Florida
Reviewed 23 August 2012

If you’re looking for peaceful place to escape from the grind of daily life, this is the spot. There are five “cottages” situated together, but with good spacing, inside of a 5,600 acre nature preserve. To reach the cottages, you enter a gate to access the 1.3 mile single lane road which takes you through the woods to where the...

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5Thank Nvar1
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 8 June 2012

My wife and I had the privilege to visit this conservation area today. This is a beautiful place surrounded by beautiful places. Smithgall Woods limits itself by it very mission. I feel it’s mission is good and the correct thing to be doing in the current state of our environment. Give me a minute and I will explain: The property...

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1Thank Valinor
Reviewed 29 March 2012

This is a part of the Ga. state park system...but it is amazing. My family stayed in the creekside cottage this past weekend. We had 6 rockers on a porch overlooking a creek. Just outside the door was a footbridge that led you up the hill on a lovely hike. The cottages are furnished with a full kitchen..pots and pans,cookie...

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2Thank tampagirl17
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Reviewed 12 September 2011

Just returned from a wedding and two night stay at The Lodge (actually rented out all of the "cottages"). Words can not describe how classic these accomodations are while being tucked away in the mountains. Great space for the price, every detail perfect, and fall asleep to the sounds of the creek. Wonderful weekend!

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3Thank lilfishouttawater
Buford, Georgia
Reviewed 12 May 2011

What an amazing place to stay. its in such a beautiful location, very romantic, right outside of helen, but far enough away to not be bothered. great for a getaway. all the staff was excellent, and the place was very well kept up. i would surely return!

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Reviewed 24 April 2009

We just got back from a 2 night stay at Smithgall. We loved it so much that we are already planning our trip next year and plan on taking our parents and kids. We didn't know about this place until a few months ago although we go to Vogel state park very often and it is very nearby. We are...

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4Thank travelear
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 5 January 2009

It is a blessing that this place is so undiscovered, but I can't understand why so few people know about it. It was recently ranked #2 by Bon Appetit magazine as one of the finest resort cuisines in America, so surely folks know it exists?! We live about an hour south, in Atlanta, and none of our friends had heard...

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5Thank KatrinaVHH
Florida
Reviewed 7 June 2007

You can't go wrong with Smithgall.........serene setting, quality accomodations, helpful and friendly staff and a great chef (Mac Parks). This place is a little known jewel.

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Address: 61 Tsalaki Trail, Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30545
Region: United States > Georgia > Sautee Nacoochee
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Number of rooms: 14
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“Smithgall, Dover, and Creekside are best for larger families, and Garden and Laurel are perfect for couples.”
  • Laurel Cottage
  • Dover Cottage
  • Creekside Cottage
  • Smithgall Lodge (great venue for weddings)
 of 5 bubbles LP-PS, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The Smithgall Cottage is AMAZING!”
 of 5 bubbles zennamk, 4 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Laurel cabin is wonderful. Garden cabin is pet friendly. There is no food served at the lodge anymore.”
 of 5 bubbles Crookedridges, 13 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Smithgall Cottage is”
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