Home to ten parks, three lakes, and two championship golf courses, historic Clarkesville overflows with the beauty of northeast Georgia at every turn. And with the city recently named one of the "Super Friendliest Towns" by Blue Ridge Country Magazine, there's no better time to visit. Book a reservation in one of our Clarkesville vacation rentals to experience its charm and Southern hospitality for yourself!
Clarkesville is a city of 1,700 people nestled on the southern edge of the Chattahoochee National Forest. It lies about 15 miles from the picturesque alpine village of Helen, and 85 miles northeast of the capital city of Atlanta.
Tucked along the banks of the meandering Soquee River, Clarkesville and the surrounding region is an oasis of rolling fields, fertile valleys, and rippling hills. Spend your days fly-fishing in the river, exploring the depths of Tallulah Gorge, or wandering the grounds of Mauldin Gardens, whose brick paths are lined with thousands of flowers.
Those hoping for a more low-key excursion will find plenty to love as well. Immerse yourself in the town's rich history in the museum at the Old Clarkesville Cemetery, or leisurely browse the shops, cafes, and galleries along Washington Street. Kids are sure to be delighted by Babyland General Hospital - the headquarters of the Cabbage Patch Kids - and nearby Helen, with its Bavarian-inspired architecture, is perfect for a day trip.
From golfing to hiking to a mellow afternoon in the park, it's not hard to see why Clarkesville has gained a reputation as one of northeast Georgia's most delightful towns. Plan your stay with one of our Clarkesville vacation rentals today!
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