Just an hour northeast of bustling Atlanta is the Appalachian foothills city of Gainesville, on the Lake Lanier shore. This is a spacious, 2-sides-daylight suite on the lower level of our house with a private entrance. The suite has a TV/fireplace room, pool table room with dining table, a bedroom and bath, is close to I-985 and the Olympic Rowing/Kayaking Venue, and 10 minutes from "downtown" Gainesville.
Perfect for business or pleasure travelers (or visiting Gainesville's major medical center), this is a clean, comfortable space in which to relax complete with WiFi, flat screen ROKU TV, gas fireplace and full-sized billiard table. Fully-equipped kitchenette has a mini-fridge, sink, microwave, crock pot and large toaster oven (no stove), hot water kettle and coffee maker. Private patio with grill, lots of linens.
This space has a private entrance with its own patio. Free parking in our driveway.
We like to meet guests if possible to answer any questions, but there is a combination door lock in the event we are not around or if guests are getting in late. Our recommendations for restaurants, waterfalls and other area attractions are in a notebook in the flat. We are avid travelers ourselves, but are always available by phone or text.
Things that people like about Gainesville/northeast GA:
- A great downtown Square with multiple restaurants, regular live music, art galleries and fantastic used book store.
- Gainesville's brand new Botanical Garden, with trails and amphitheatre.
- Close enough to ATL to enjoy the culture and food but be able to escape to the foothills for a peaceful sleep.
- Access to over 25 northeast GA waterfalls and multiple state parks, and of course "the Venue", where you can go to watch ragatas or for a night kayak paddle when the moon is full!
- Great theatre -- really. The local university/professional collaboration rivals or beats productions in ATL for half the price.
No smoking. We are in the woods but also close to neighbors, so we are mindful of enjoying our music w/o broadcasting too loudly. We are open to well-behaved pets (who are dependably housebroken and don't chew or bark a lot and who will STAY in the yard) but ask an additional damage deposit when there is a pet visiting.
We are Midwestern transplants and babyboomers and who write and design and hit the road whenever possible, being led around the country and world by free lodging with family and friends. We run, read, cook, take food tours, dabble in photography and woodworking, garden, host family & friends, and like to watch old movies, documentaries, the Packers and the Derby.