People come to the North Georgia Mountains for a multitude of reasons. Many visit for the scenic beauty and the wonderful opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities. Some come to get away from the hectic stress of their day to day lives and relax. Another popular reason to come to our neck of the woods is Toccoa Falls College. Because Glen-Ella Springs is located less than half an hour away from Toccoa Falls College in the Blue Ridge Mountains, parents can stay at the Inn when visiting their students. There are many benefits for choosing to stay at our Clarkesville bed and breakfast, and we know that once you visit, you’ll come back time and time again, whether you’re visiting a student at Toccoa Falls College or not!
Toccoa Falls College is a private Christian liberal arts college located in the town of Toccoa. The school is surrounded by the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, making it a popular choice among students who want to have the experience of a small Christian campus during their studies. Toccoa Falls was founded in 1907 by R.A. Forrest and it was originally located in Golden, North Carolina before moving to Toccoa shortly after its establishment. The reason for the move was that Forrest wanted the school to be nearer to a mainline railroad.
Throughout the school’s history the campus has suffered from several fires as well as the Kelly Barns Dam Break Disaster, however the school has soldiered on. Today students study in one of three schools: the School of Christian Ministries, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Professional studies. Together these three schools have nine departments offering 26 majors and 36 minors. The undergraduate population at Toccoa Falls College is currently about 750.
Toccoa Falls College Athletics has several teams in intercollegiate competition. The athletic teams compete in Division II of the NCCAA under the mascot of the Eagles in the colors of blue and gold. Men’s athletics teams include baseball, basketball, cross country, and soccer. Women’s teams compete in basketball, cross country, soccer, and volleyball. The Baseball Team has won the NCCAA Division II National Championship in 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013. The Women’s Soccer Team won the NCCAA Division II National Invitational 2008-2009.
When visiting Toccoa Falls College, whether it’s to see a student or for another reason, be sure to book your stay at Glen-Ella Springs. We’re just about twenty minutes away from the school, making our Clarkesville bed and breakfast the perfect place for your accommodations. Our rooms and suites offer beautiful rustic country decor and modern amenities that will keep you in the utmost comfort during your stay. Guests enjoy a full breakfast each morning during their stay, and it will far exceed the continental breakfast offered at any chain hotel! For luxury and comfort during your visit to Toccoa Falls College, be sure to choose Glen-Ella Springs for a special experience! We’ll see you soon!
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