We’ve all heard the phrase “out with the old and in with the new,” but who said there was anything wrong with “the old?” Here in North Georgia, an abundance of shops that carry one-of-a-kind pieces have made antiquing a beloved activity for locals and guests. Antique stores in North Georgia showcase beautiful, rare pieces just waiting to be discovered. These antiques were made with great care and show us what life was like at a certain point in history. We’ve compiled everything you need to know about our area’s variety of antiquing spots! If you’d like even more local insight into the hidden gems of the region, be sure to claim your free Vacation Guide to North Georgia!
Where to Find Antique Stores in North Georgia
When you stay at Glen-Ella Springs Inn, you’ll be just a short drive away from a variety of excellent North Georgia antique stores. Plus, driving around the area will give you the chance to explore several scenic and historic Georgia Mountain towns! Here are some of our favorite places to go antiquing.
The Old Sautee Store
This charming and historic shop sells everything from antique autoharps to apple butter! Anything that you associate with the Appalachian Mountains can be found at the Old Sautee Store. You can find them at 2315 Georgia Highway 17 in Sautee, Georgia.
The Old Clarkesville Mill
Located just north of downtown Clarkesville is the gigantic Old Clarkesville Mill. With over seven acres of inventory under one roof, you’re sure to find your perfect keepsake. This store has some of the best Chinese antiques available, including exclusive Ming Dynasty pieces including porcelain, snuff bottles, and mountain paintings. You can even order your favorite pieces online!
Homestead House Primitives
For a unique antiquing experience, check out Homestead House Primitives, one of the most unique stores in North Georgia! This 1700s cabin offers guests a variety of items including American folk art, upholstery, home decor, textiles, and antique originals. Guests are welcome to browse these products as well as place custom orders. Be sure to stop by when you’re in the area!
Black Bear Creek Antiques
Black Bear Creek Antiques in Clayton strives to give guests the ultimate antique atmosphere. Visitors are invited to touch, feel, and reminisce over souvenirs from days long past. The inventory here includes vintage items, home furnishings, and rare books. You can even admire works by local Georgia artists or consign some of your own pieces here! Whether you plan to purchase or simply browse, a visit to this antique shop is sure to evoke some wonderful memories.
Shops in Dillard, Georgia
The town of Dillard, Georgia is an antique wonderland. They have over 40,000 square feet of antiques within a 2-block radius, where Victorian furniture and assorted country primitives await. Shops like Carol’s Back Porch, Dejavu Antiques, and Yesterday’s Treasures Antique Mall give guests ample opportunities to discover something they love. Dillard is a 1-stop shop for finding some of the best antiques in Georgia! With so much to see, you’re guaranteed to find a piece that will become a topic of conversation in your home.
The Nacoochee Village Antique Mall
For the final stop on your antique adventure, head to the historic Nacoochee Village Antique Mall. Three floors of unique gifts and treasures will have you saying “ooh” and “ahh” over and over! The store has everything from chandeliers and pottery to crystal and jewelry. It’s the perfect place to find that special something!
Now that you know that North Georgia is an antique lover’s dream destination, it’s time to start planning your trip! At Glen-Ella Springs Inn, our beautiful rooms and suites provide some of the best lodging in the area. They’re the perfect place to rest and recharge after a day full of shopping! Not only is our inn a comfortable and scenic place to stay, but it’s also a significant part of North Georgia’s history—the perfect complement to your antiquing adventure. You’ll also be just steps away from our acclaimed restaurant, so you can refresh with a glass of local wine and some truly amazing food without even leaving the property.