DAWSONVILLE, Ga., July 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A major renovation of the Lodge at Amicalola Falls in Dawsonville, GA is now underway. Opened in 1991, the 57 guestroom Lodge, that also offers 14 separate cabins and the popular hike-in only accommodations, will receive a major redesign under the direction of the State of Georgia and the management of Coral Hospitality. The Lodge, which will remain open to guests during the renovation process, will welcome visitors in late fall with an alluring new lobby, completely refreshed guestrooms, and extensive upgrades and improvements to all of the cabins.
“Amicalola State Park with its beautiful falls and dramatic scenery is a great source of pride for the state of Georgia,” said Cynthia Segers, General Manager the Lodge at Amicalola. “The renovations at the Lodge and cabins are designed to enhance our visitors’ experience, provide world-class accommodations and dining, while reflecting on the iconic and beautiful park setting,” added Ms. Segers.
Drawing from the surrounding beauty of the Amicalola Waterfalls, guests will find an exquisite sense of place. Handsome furnishings in the Craftsman style will be arranged in the new Lobby for conversation, with the focal point of the gathering space being a natural fireplace. From the Lobby guests will experience Amicalola Falls through artwork and photography. The popular Maple Restaurant will receive a new outdoor dining area overlooking the beautiful mountains. There will also be the addition of sophisticated new meeting rooms and event space that is perfect for small business gatherings or social events including weddings. In addition, all of the public restrooms will be upgraded with elegant new fixtures and marble countertops.
Each of the Lodge’s 57 guestrooms will be given a fresh, designer look with new windows, flooring and wall coverings in rich earth tones complemented with natural wood and stone textures. Guests will enjoy new luxury king and queen sized bedding with plush duvets. Bathrooms are being upgraded with new marble countertops, and for additional comfort there will be new lighting, new electronics and 42″ flat screen TVs. Each of the 14 cabins will also receive a complete remake with new flooring, new furnishings, and renovated bathrooms. Kitchens will be upgraded and guests will find new beds and new bedding, as well as flat screen TVs.
Only one-and-a-half hours north of Atlanta, The Lodge at Amicalola Falls is a stunning hideaway, overlooking the Southeast’s highest and most spectacular waterfall at 729 feet. In addition to the Lodge accommodations, Amicalola State Park also offers a selection of cabins, as well as the park’s famous hike-in only accommodations.The Lodge is a beautiful setting for group meetings, family gatherings and conferences with facilities that can accommodate up to 250 people, offering full catering facilities as well as the Maple Restaurant which is open year-round and features a selection of regional cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Lodge is steps away from the Amicalola Falls State Park Visitor Center, where visitors can see live animals, check maps, enjoy special exhibits, and learn about the nearby Appalachian Trail. An 8.5 mile trail connects the visitor center with Springer Mountain, the southern terminus of the 2,175 mile long Appalachian Trail. Guests of the lodge can also explore the park, and take day hikes on a series of other trails.
The park provides recreational, cultural, educational, and team-building programs throughout the year. Other nearby attractions include:Dahlonega Gold Museum,Georgia wine country, the alpine village of Helen,Burt’s Pumpkin Farm, Chestatee Golf Course, White Water River Rafting, Horseback Riding, the Blue Ridge Scenic Train, and the pink marble Tate House.