Resort Lodging at Historic Banning Mills

overnight Stay Lodging

A Bed and Breakfast/Conference Center nestled in the beautiful and historic Snake Creek Gorge.

Perfect romantic/adventure vacation only 40 minutes from Atlanta, Georgia.

Voted "Best Weekend Getaway in Georgia" by readers and viewers of WSB-TV and Access Atlanta - AJC

Family Cabins in Georgia

Explore Our Tree House Rooms

A cozy rendition of the Swiss Family Robinson’s rooms but with all the modern conveniences, our new Tree House rooms have a king bed, gas log fireplace, jetted tub for two, private bathroom with shower and covered back deck overlooking the Gorge. There is a microwave and small refrigerator in each as well as a Keurig Coffee machine. Room pricing does include a full cooked country breakfast each morning of the stay. Please remember that these really are “rooms in the air” and must be accessed by a sky bridge. The rooms will move a little but are perfectly safe and some movement is normal and to be expected. Beautiful rooms, Great views and a unique lodging experience.

Some of our Tree Houses are located across Snake Creek from the lodge and do not have satellite or cable. All Tree Houses have a DVD player and our main lodge has a library of movies for you to choose from. This provides an opportunity to get out into nature and unplugged from modern distractions in order to reconnect with family!

Relax in our Romantic Overlook Rooms

Relax in a Overlook room with your special someone. This room has a BIG Aspen Log King bed, a sitting area with a chair and ottoman, desk, private bathroom, in-room double jetted tub, gas log fireplace (operational in cold weather months) and decks overlooking the creek and gorge. Enjoy an in-room mini-refrigerator, Keurig coffee machine, and satellite TV. Most rooms have WiFi. Great for 2 guests.

Escape to our Pine Log Cabins

Our pine log cabin rooms are free standing with a front and back deck. Most overlook the creek and gorge. Cabin rooms have an open king bedroom downstairs with a double jetted tub. There is a gas log fireplace (operational in cold weather months). There is a small sitting area on the main level with a table and 4 chairs. There is an upstairs open loft with 2 twin beds, 1 private bathroom, Mini-refrigerator, and microwave. There is satellite TV. This room DOES NOT have a full kitchen! Great for up to 4 guests.

Rest Easy in our Lodge Economy Rooms

Our cute lodge rooms are our smallest and most economical. They have either two extra long and extra wide twin beds or they can be combined for a nice King bed. All have private bathrooms, tv, and access to a large outside deck overlooking the gorge. Great for 1 to 2 guest.

Unwind in a Full-Size Rustic Cabin

Designed as a natural escape, our rustic cabins are more remote and do not provide cable or satellite TV, however, there is a TV and DVD player provided. Also, due to the cabins’ remote location, cell phone reception and/or internet availability CANNOT be guaranteed (all emergency services will still work). This allows your family to spend quality time together, unplugged from modern distractions, to experience nature and adventure together!

We have 5 full-sized family type cabins. The full-sized cabins have full kitchens. Appliances include full size refrigerator, microwave, stove, apartment-sized oven, and Keurig coffee machine (K-cups/coffee not provided) . We do NOT provide cookware OR serveware for meals, please plan accordingly. There is a charcoal grill but guests must provide the charcoal and lighter fluid. There are NO hair dryers in the cabins.

The Full-sized cabins can sleep 6, 8, or 9 depending on which cabin a guest reserves.

  • Cabin 11 can accommodate up to 9. *Prices are based on 5 guests.
  • Cabin 12 can accommodate up to 8. *Prices are based on 5 guests.
  • Cabins 14, 15, and 16 can accommodate up to 6. *Prices are based on 4 guests.

Rates differ according to which unit is rented. Rates will increase by $15(plus tax) per person per night for reservations with more guests than the quantity each cabins’ price is based on. Rates quoted DO NOT include a breakfast or any other meals. However, you may make reservations with the front office staff if you would like to dine with us at the Country Inn.

Guests must check in to the cabins BEFORE dark.

*The number of guests using the rental premises shall not exceed the total number reserved on the reservation. 

*You may not exceed the total number of people reserved. We do NOT allow extra outside guests on site unless this has been pre-arranged. Please see our website or call us at the main office if you need clarification.

*Arrangements for additional guests over reserved amount, must be made before going into your cabin, numbers will be confirmed at check in.

*Additional charges will be applied as follows: $30.00 per additional person for overnight and $15.00 per person for non-overnight guests. 

*To avoid a cleaning fee, please leave the cabin in good repair, clean, and all dishes washed and put away. Cleaning fee of $250.00 applied if cabin is left uncleaned.

*Any guest under the age of 21 must have an adult in attendance. 

Lodging Policies

We tried very hard to replicate the 1800’s time period in many of our rooms, but with modern comforts of course!

Please remember that we are not the Ritz in the woods. We are an Adventure Destination! We are not a hotel or chain organization. We are not a luxury resort. What we are is unique and different! If you love natural beauty, history, comfortable rooms, great country breakfasts and above all adventure and fun, then we are the place for you. We love being one of a kind and we think you will agree!

Country Inn Side Room Types and Packages

  • Room Rates are quoted as double occupancy (2 guests per room).  Please see fee schedule below for cost per additional guest.
  • Rates include a full breakfast for 2 guests.
  • All room are NON SMOKING.  A $150.00 will be assessed to the credit card on file for smoking in rooms.
  • Sorry, we do not allow pets at this time.
  • We DO NOT have roll-a-way bed or cribs available
  • Check-In Time:  4:00pm (Check-in time is not guaranteed and may be delayed due to extenuating circumstances)
  • Check Out Time:  11:00am

*PLEASE NOTE:  You WILL  NOT be able to check in after 10:30 pm.  Our facility is closed for entry for the evening at 10:30pm-there will be no front desk staff available for check-in.

RV check-in is 4 pm to 7 pm or Before Dark, whichever comes first. RV check out time is 12 noon.

  • Tree House Rooms:
  • Overlook Rooms:
  • Cabin Rooms:
  • Inn Side Cottages:
  • Lodge Economy Rooms:

Inside room rates include a full breakfast each morning of stay based on double occupancy.

Extra guest surcharge (includes a full breakfast):
Children/Adult: 5 and up: $15 per person/per day
Children under 4 are free.

Full-Size cabin rentals:  (Breakfast is not included but available for an additional charge)

Overnight Free Amenities:

Over 80 acres of beautiful nature trails

-Olympic sized swimming pool (in season)

-18 Hole put-put course

-Sand volleyball, tennis/basketball court, and horseshoes

-Billiard’s Room

-Catch/release lake with single and tandem kayaks available (in season)

We are here almost every day and welcome you to contact us at 770-834-9149 or send an email when you are ready to plan your weekend getaway, group event, family adventure vacation or corporate retreat. Historic Banning Mills is a non-profit retreat and conservation center. We are a non-smoking facility.

We have gas log fireplaces which we turn on after the first frost and turn off with warm weather. Our pool is seasonal. We open the pool the last weekend in May and close sometime in September.

Some of the adventure treks have restrictions. Please call us for details or browse our website for more information. Packages must be scheduled ahead of time. We will try but can’t guarantee short notice bookings especially for the adventure treks.

Please remember that we Do Not have a Public restaurant. We do have a wonderful chef and we can prepare lunch and dinner if you let us know ahead of time. If you do not reserve a meal ahead of time (excluding breakfast), we may not be able to accommodate your dining needs. We are a short 15 to 20-minute drive to eating establishments or you may bring some take out to eat in your room after your check-in.


We do have a 7 day BEFORE the reservation date cancellation policy in place.

We take cash, Master Card, Visa, and Discover. We no longer accept American Express. We do not take personal checks.

Remember: Your card was charged at the time of the reservation in full.
Cancellations outside the cancellation period: your card will be refunded in full minus a $20.00 processing fee.

Cancellations inside the 7-day policy: a one night stay, 50% of any adventure scheduled and a $20.00 processing fee will be kept on the card with the remainder refunded.
Transfers inside the 7-day window: your card will be charged a $25.00 processing fee for lodging and a $5 fee (per person) for any adventure.
No shows or day of cancellations will not be issued any refunds.

Contact Us:
We are here almost every day and welcome you to contact us at 770-834-9149 or send an email, when you are ready to plan your weekend getaway, group event, family adventure vacation or corporate retreat. Historic Banning Mills is a non-profit retreat and conservation center. We are a non-smoking facility.

We want your stay at Historic Banning Mills to be as enjoyable as you could possibly imagine.  We are situated in historic Snake Creek Gorge.  When you visit Historic Banning Mills you can expect to be greeted by a serene natural environment.  While we offer modern amenities, being in a gorge presents challenges for modern conveniences like high speed WIFI while you are out enjoying the natural environment of Historic Banning Mills.  You will have WIFI service in certain areas around the property, but it is not high speed. We do have high speed WIFI available at the main lodge with dedicated WIFI in our meeting spaces for our corporate guests.