When people think of North Georgia, they often envision beautiful rolling hills, fabulous country cooking, and countless outdoor activities. Did you know that there are also several opportunities available for retail therapy? What’s more, the stores in our region represent unique aspects of Southern history and offer goods found nowhere else. Below, we’ve compiled 4 of our favorite unique stores in North Georgia. If you’d like even more local recommendations, be sure to download our complimentary Vacation Guide!
Some of Our Favorite Unique Stores in North Georgia
Old Sautee Store and Market
Like Glen-Ella Springs Inn, the Old Sautee Store dates back to the 1800s! Through the ages, this historic site has been a general store, post office, and, now, a museum-meets-market. Be sure to pick up some fresh bread and vintage drinks from this spot! Find it in Sautee-Nacoochee, just 15 minutes from Clarkesville, Georgia.
Wander North Georgia
One of the newer additions to North Georgia’s retail scene is Wander North Georgia, an outdoorsy concept shop opened in 2015. This local boutique-style establishment offers a unique take on all things North Georgia, including recreational gear, gift items, and apparel. Here, you can even play a game of bocce ball, have a cup of coffee, or nosh on an ice cream cone! Find this shop in Clayton, Georgia, just a 24-minute drive away from Glen-Ella Springs Inn.
Mark of the Potter
Mark of the Potter is one of our personal favorite unique stores in North Georgia! This hometown pottery shop features a wide variety of handcrafted pieces like mugs, bowls, cookware, and more. Something you won’t find anywhere else? A Mark of the Potter exclusive fruit fly trap or soap dish! This store is located just under 30 minutes away from Glen-Ella Springs Inn in Clarkesville.
Homestead House Primitives
North Georgia is a mecca for those who love antique shopping! Homestead House in downtown Clarkesville is one of the best spots for just that. Specializing in primitive and rustic Americana items, this shop is housed in a log cabin built in the 1700s! Spend a while browsing and choose from an assortment of candles, rugs, accessories, and more! Homestead House is located here in Clarkesville at 511 Grant Street.
After Some Shopping, Come Back to Comfort and Rustic Luxury!
You’ll need a comfortable and welcoming place to stay after shopping ‘til you drop! Glen-Ella Springs Inn is the perfect place to get a good night’s sleep. Located in the heart of Clarkesville, Georgia, yet just off the beaten path, our family-owned inn boasts rustic-chic rooms, beautiful grounds, and a rich history. Choose between our Queen Rooms, King Rooms, Three-Room Suites, or Penthouse Suites! No matter which accommodation you choose, you’ll experience second-to-none service, premium amenities, and warm hospitality. Be sure to also reserve a table at our elegant Southern restaurant (which is located just steps away from your room)!