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“Great stay -- very clean!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Lake Chatuge Lodge

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Lake Chatuge Lodge
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Hiawassee
Atlanta, Georgia
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54 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Great stay -- very clean!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2011

We did not have a reservation as this was a last minute trip to our mountains but this hotel was great. Very beautifulo scenic views of the surrounding mountains, nice walking area by the lake. Continental breakfast was very well stocked and delicious. Rooms were very clean; well supplied with towels, soap and shampoo. Hotel has patio/deck on each room for beautiful views. Try it if in the area.

Room Tip: We had a ground floor room, but all rooms have great views.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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st. simons
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2011

This is by far the best value---and that is what I am about--best view for the money,

The manager was top notch (and I travel a lot!)

The rooms were very clean, A/C was cold!

We have stayed at pretty much all of the others and this one is by far the best value.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

We spent last weekend at Ramada Inn, The Lodge on Lake Chatuge, and were pleasantly surprised. I am not a fan of Ramada Inns, but we choose the Inn because it is a short walk to the GA Mountain Fairgrounds, our reason for going to Hiawassee. The rooms were very clean, spacious, the linens were snow white and soft, (we love extra pillows and each bed had 4 huge pillows) and every room has a balcony with a view of Lake Chatuge, the Mountains or both. The complimentary continentaly breakfast offerred much more than we expected. Although, not "home cooked", it was more than ample...fresh fruit, assorted bagels, toast and muffins, cream cheese, jellies, several varieties of packaged grits and oatmeals, 6 different cereals, and hot items, i.e. Biscuits and Gravy one day and sausage and pancakes another. They even had flavored creamers for coffee...big plus since I only like coffee with a flavored creamer. It was a busy weekend, but the staff continuoulsy made fresh coffee and kept the area very clean and stocked. The Inn has many features we did not have time to enjoy, a beach area, playground, and onsite Steakhouse. We definitely plan to stay there again next year while attending the GA Mountain Fair, but plan to extend our say so we can enjoy more time on the Lake and at the Inn. BTW, I would highly recommend going when the GA Fairground is hosting an event...Awseome local Craftsmen, Local Vendors and Great Food....BBQ, Fried Green tomatoes, homemande Ice Cream and Candy, Roasted Corn, Sweet Potatoes, baked or fried and lots of local specialties.
The Music Hall is Huge, comfortable, Air Conditioned and you can bring in food from the vendors to enjoy while you enjoy the Show. We came to see Larkin Poe, but we were thrilled with many other great performances, The Waybacks, Roy Clark, Clare Lynch and Highway 18...to name a few.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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LakeChatugeLodge, Manager at Lake Chatuge Lodge, responded to this review, 2 August 2011
Thank you so much for choosing Ramada, The Lodge on Lake Chatuge, for your stay during the fair. We appreciate your patronage and hope to see you back again next year!
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Melbourne, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2011

We really like this hotel and will return again when in the area. Great mountain and lake views from both the front and rear of the hotel. Our porch overlooked the lake so I got a great view of the sunrise coming up over the lake. We saw groundhogs popping up around the area in the evening when we arrived and an otter crossed the road on our way to dinner. The room was very clean as well as the rest of the hotel. Nice sitting area near the lobby which is very large.
I have only 2 complaints and one was the breakfast was not very good. The pastries were very dry and stale even tho they just brought them in that moring and there was only 1 type of fruit. I never did see anything in the steamer for the hot portion of the breakfast. The other was the staff using the lobby computer. There was a woman with a staff shirt on (possible the maid?) who was on the computer playing games for over an hour. Not sure if she was waiting to start her shift or just playing while on the clock but no one else was able to use the computer that morning.
I liked the location of the hotel, there was a nice lake across the street with a beach and playground. The staff was great about recommending places to eat and things to do. I would like to return in the fall when the leaves are changing. It would really be beautiful.

Room Tip: Lakefront view is extra but worth it
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Kennesaw GA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2010

Upon entering, you'll see a rustic, lodge-like lobby area with dozens of autographed photos of famous guests. A small common area is on the 2nd floor overlooking the 1st floor lobby. Both looked inviting and comfortable. There was a smell in the lobby similar to what you would find in a tropical fish store..not musty, really..sort of humid, I guess. I think the air conditioning system was not being used to full advantage here.

“Double bed” rooms actually have two queen size beds, not doubles. Beds are not particularly comfortable and I was glad to get home to my own bed.

The A/C unit in the room has a fully controllable keypad with digital temperature display, but was not turned on when we first entered the room. It took a some time to begin to cool the room. At first, I wasn't sure if it was working, but it started to cool after about 10-15 minutes. After that, it kept the room comfortable when it was 90+ degrees outside.

All the rooms have private balconies or patios. The ones on right rear of the lodge face east and provide the best view of Lake Chatuge. I got some fantastic sunrise photos from my balcony. The front of the lodge gets sunset views and overlooks the parking lot, US 76 and mountains.

Nicely supplied bathroom with coffeemaker, blow dryer, plenty of cups, shampoo, conditioner, and a half-empty bottle of lotion. Good lighting over the sink and the heat lamp in bathroom is nice during the winter, but there was no light over the toilet making it difficult to read while on the throne. An ironing board and iron are also supplied.

There is a 27” CRT TV with HBO and typical SD picture quality and basic cable channels with locals out of Atlanta. Free wireless internet on our 3rd floor room was approx 1.3mb/s download and the connection was solid. Ground level rooms have a patio with a key-card entrance door.

The cabinet drawers had an odor that transferred to our clothes. Again, this smell may have been due to the fact that the room air conditioner was off when we arrived. The smell disappeared after a few hours of airing (wearing) the clothing.

Breakfast consisted of six varieties of cold cereal, milk, bagels, english muffins, wheat bread, donuts, fruit danishes, juices, bananas, and, of course, coffee (which was quite good). The only hot item offered looked like grits..or oatmeal..or gruel; I couldn't tell which, but it was stiff, dry and unappealing.

There is a restaurant (Hiawasee Chop House) at the drive entrance to the lodge. We didn't have a chance to visit, though.

As noted by other Trip Advisors, contrary to the Ramada corporate website, there is no gym of fitness center, although there is a public beach and playground directly across US 76. But who cares? I'm not here for a workout!

Would I stay again? Probably not. I'm not an outdoorsman, so the hiking-boating-jetskiing-fishing-rafting thing does not appeal to me. If you want a base location for exploring the North Georgia Mountains and Western North Carolina, I think the Ramada, Lodge at Lake Chatuge is a good choice.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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LakeChatugeLodge, General Manager at Lake Chatuge Lodge, responded to this review, 10 September 2010
Thank you for your thorough review and feedback of our facility.

We are currently making renovations and upgrades in our guest rooms, such as permanent microwaves and refrigerators in rooms, new bedding, flat panel TVs, etc. We hope to have all upgrades complete by the end of 2011.

We apologize that you did not get to use our fitness room during your stay. It is located on our first floor, should you ever get the chance to visit us again and would like to use it

Again, we appreciate your time in writing this review and hope to have you back in the future.
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Additional Information about Lake Chatuge Lodge

Property: Lake Chatuge Lodge
Address: 653 Hwy 76, Hiawassee, GA 30546
Region: United States > Georgia > Hiawassee
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Hiawassee
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,489 - ₹ 9,701
Hotel Class:2 star — Lake Chatuge Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 104
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located on Lake Chatuge in the North Georgia Mountains. Right next door to the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds and Anderson Music Hall--all within walking distance. We offer free breakfast, USA Today, high speed wireless internet and parking. All rooms include private balcony or patio. Views of Lake Chatuge and mountains. Conference and meeting facilities available. Restaurant on property. Catering and banquet facilities available. ... more   less 
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Ramada, The Lodge On Lake Chatuge Hotel Hiawassee
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