Amicalola Falls Lodge for a Weekend of Waterfall Excitement

Our family recently spent the weekend in the mountains, using Amicalola Falls Lodge as home base. We adore Amicalola Falls State Park and are frequent visitors, but this was our first time staying at the Lodge. The gigantic windows in the lobby overlooking the mountains and the loft area in the room were both big hits with the boys!2015-06-13 20.52.58-1


The main area of the room included two queen beds. There was also an armoire for clothes, a large flat panel TV on the wall, and a nook with a table and chair. Two oversized windows faced the mountains, with breathtaking views especially at dawn and dusk.

The best part (ok, besides the view) was the loft.  A ladder leads you to a platform with another bed with a side table and lamp. My 7 year old slept here both nights, and was in heaven.

The bathroom was family-friendly, as well, with a full-sized shower/tub.

There are six loft rooms like this in the lodge. Additionally, you’ll find 40 double rooms, 6 king rooms, 3 junior suites and an executive suite.

Also at Amicalola State Park, you’ll find 14 cabins and 14 cottages, 25 campsites and 20 rooms at the Len Foote Hike Inn (best family adventure ever!!)


The Lodge includes a full-service restaurant and free Wi-Fi.

The Park, of course, has an incredible waterfall reaching 720 feet. You’ll also find plenty of hiking opportunities for all levels, including access to Springer Mountain which is the start of the Appalachian Trail.

If you want to add additional excursions to your adventure – archery lessons, fly-fishing lessons, survivalist camping and more – then try the Adventure Lodge Package.


Amicalola Falls is in Dawsonville, between Ellijay (great for apple season) and Dahlonega (gold panning and wineries.) While visiting, we spent the weekend exploring Dahlonega. Come back soon for links to that family-friendly itinerary.

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Disclosure: Thank you to Amicalola Falls Lodge for hosting my family and me. The opinions here are my own. #keepingitreal

Lesli Peterson

Lesli Peterson

Lesli made her way to Atlanta over 20 years ago, after living in Germany, Japan and six U.S. states. She relishes the discovery of obscure, offbeat and unwonted places, and she will chat up any willing stranger to uncover a new secret locale.

After 18 years in software development, Lesli bailed on the corporate scene. When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking in the mountains or checking out Atlanta’s culinary scene, whiskey in hand.

Lesli has two kiddos -Cooper and Elliot- plus two bonus kids currently at UGA, and she’s happily married to her soul mate.
Lesli Peterson

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