Awards & Recognitions

Serving North Georgia For Almost 100 Years

  • National Geographic Traveler’s Annual Top Stay List of 123 Hotels in the US, Canada, Caribbean, and Mexico.
  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for both lodging and dining in 2011 through 2019
  • Trip Advisor Hall of Fame
  • Best Winter Stay, & Best Small Stay In The State – Southern Living
  • Open Table’s Diner Choice since 2012
  • Top 10 Best Farm To Table Restaurants In Georgia
  • Top 100 Meals Loved By Locals In Georgia (Explore Georgia)
  • Top 100 Best Brunches In The United States – Open Table
Crab Oscar for breakfast with juice

Featured In

  • Conde Nast

  • National Geographic Traveller Magazine


LAKE RABUN HOTEL Lakemont, Ga. Lake lodge in northern Georgia, rehabbed (in 2008) by preservationist owner. Speaks the local vernacular with cedar-log bar and original 1920s Adirondack furnishings (beloved by President Carter). Alfresco dining under the hemlock. Wine tasting on pontoon boats. Downy beds invite sleep, lulled by summer chirp of tree frogs.

  • Frommer’s

  • Southern Living

Georgia’s Six Best Winter Escapes: There’s no better time than Feburary to seek the warmth of our favorite getaways. By Jennifer Barnes

“Why Go: For the lake framed by the Blue Ridge Mountains – it’s that simple, that promising. This 1922 cedar-hewn hotel is one of the great (and lesser known) small stays in the state… Get up early and plant yourself on the hemlock-shaded deck – there’s no fresher air in Georgia.” – GEORGIA’S SIX BEST WINTER ESCAPES by Southern Living Feb 2010

  • Southern Lady-Great Southern Getaways

  • Blue Ridge Country Magazing

“In the kitchen, Chef creates a culinary experience with each meal. He invents gourmet dishes from local produce and fresh ingredients-everything from local favorites to innovative nouveau cuisine.”-Blue Ridge Country, April 2011

  • Best of Atlanta – Atlanta Magazine

  • Atlanta Journal Constitution

  • GARDEN & GUN

  • Only in Your State-Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant

  • Laurel Magazine

  • Northeast Georgia Living

The air of the landscaped approach, from the parking area to the hotel itself, is alive with the aromatic fragrance that emanates from a canopy of cedar trees, punctuated by the sound of water gently falling into the reflection pool on the stone terrace. 2009, Timothy Revis