Glen-Ella Springs Inn

1789 Bear Gap Rd.
Clarkesville, GA 30523
Toll Free: 888-455-8786
Fax: 706-754-1560

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Guest Services

Georgia Weddings and Special Event Dinner Venue
Luci Kivett, Innkeeper/Owner

Corporate Meetings Venue and Group Retreats
Ed Kivette, Innkeeper/Owner

Ed & Luci Kivett, Innkeepers/Owners

Directions to Glen-Ella Springs Inn in North Georgia



We recommend that you print the directions below and use them as final directions to Glen-Ella Springs Inn.

Also, please note that we are located on an unpaved road that is narrow in places and can be quite dusty and bumpy in the summer. The road has been here for over 100 years, though, and is seldom muddy or treacherous. First-time visitors are encouraged to arrive before dark, if possible. We have made every effort to give you comprehensive directions here, but feel free to call us from your cell phone if you need to.

From Atlanta — 90 Miles
Take I-85 North to I-985 to Gainesville, which is Exit 113 on I-85. After Gainesville, this will become GA 365, then US 441. Travel north past exits to Cornelia and Clarkesville. At the interchange where Hwy 365 turns toward Toccoa, continue north approximately another 7 miles on US 441 toward Tallulah Falls and Clayton. *At mile marker 18, turn left on Travis Smith Rd., go one block, then turn right onto Old Historic 441. Take the first left onto the Orchard Road (there is a large directional sign for the Orchard Country Club & Community). Go approximately 1½ miles to the second paved road and turn right onto Bear Gap Road. Glen-Ella Springs Inn is located 1½ miles down Bear Gap Rd. Bear Gap Road will turn into gravel about halfway down, but continue on for approximately another ½ to ¾ mile. The Inn is on the left.

From GA 400 — Follow GA 400 until it ends, then continue on Hwy 115 through Cleveland to Clarkesville. Stay on Hwy 115 until it comes to a dead end in downtown Clarkesville. Turn left onto Historic Old 441 and follow directions below from Clarkesville.

From Greenville, SC — From I-85 take Exit 173, GA Hwy 17 North toward Toccoa (Appalachian Foothills Highway). Go 12.2 miles and turn left following Hwy 17 for approximately 12 more miles until it intersects with US 23 and 441. Turn right on US 441 north and follow the directions after the asterisk (*) from Atlanta above.

From Clayton — take US 441 south through Tallulah Gorge State Park. Turn right on Old Historic 441, 2 miles south of the Tallulah Gorge Bridge (do not take any earlier turns marked Old 441; they will not work). Follow Historic 441 for approximately 2 miles and turn right onto the Orchard Road. Go 1½ miles and turn right onto Bear Gap Road. The Inn is located approximately 1½ miles down Bear Gap Road.

From Clarkesville – Take Old Historic 441 North for 8½ miles to Orchard Rd. Turn left and then take the second paved road to the right (Bear Gap Road). The Inn is located approximately 1½ miles down Bear Gap Road.


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