Historic Banning Mills Retreat and Conservation Center


205 Horseshoe Dam Rd.
Whitesburg GA 30185

Hours of Operation

  • Monday : All Day
  • Tuesday : All Day
  • Wednesday : All Day
  • Thursday : All Day
  • Friday : All Day
  • Saturday : All Day
  • Sunday : All Day
Historic Banning Mills Main Lodge
breakfast at banning mills
Horseback rides at Banning Mills
Zip Line Canopy Tour Sky Bridge in the fall
Explore history at Banning Mills
Natural beauty of the Snake creek Gorge
Tree House Village overlooking Snake Creek Gorge
Main Lodge overlooking Snake Creek Gorge
Main Lodge Lobby

This beautiful country inn and retreat center is located in the historic Snake Creek Gorge and ghost town of Banning Mills. 45 minutes from Atlanta, we offer the chance to experience the world's largest zipline canopy tour and tallest free standing climbing wall among other adventure treks. We have two Guinness World Records!

With 55 rooms on the Inn side, you are sure to find a room to suit your needs. We offer unique lodging, gourmet dining, and unmatched adventure! Room Rates include a full breakfast for 2 guests (excluding family cabins). A $15 extra guest surcharge will be added for each additional guest (5 and up) that includes breakfast.

Tree Houses are our most popular lodging option. A cozy rendition of the Swiss Family Robinson’s rooms but with all the modern conveniences, our 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. Some of our Tree Houses are double deckers that can accommodate a family of 4. 

Pine Log Cabins 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.

Romantic Creekside Overlook Rooms have 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.

Lodge Economy 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 guests.

Family Cabins 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! Family Cabins do not include breakfast but can be added onto the reservation. 

Amenities include:

  • Over 300 acres of nature trails
  • Seasonal pool (open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend weather dependent)
  • Two 18 hole putt putt courses
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Billiards room
  • Gift shop
  • Sand volleyball Court
  • Basketball court
  • Catch/release lake
  • Selection of movies.
  • Please see the front desk to check out equipment and movies.

Take a moment to visit our historical interpretive center to find out about the unique history of Banning Mills that was almost forgotten! From romance to adventure to history and natural beauty, Historic Banning Mills is a very unique and special place to visit.

  • Military Discount
Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking on Site
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Meeting Space Available
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa Nearby
Near Interstate Highway
  • 20
  • 85
Payment Options
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • Visa
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
Internet Connectivity
  • Free Wi-Fi
Room Amenities
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
Room Type
  • 1-Bedroom Units
Average Nightly Rate
  • $101-$150
  • $151-$200
  • $201+
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