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The Inn's location has something for everyone. The city of Atlanta is just 35 minutes away. Atlanta is a large and vibrant city. It is the hub of the south. It features among many other things The Georgia aquarium, Zoo Atlanta, The World of Coca Cola, The Botantical Gardens and Centennial Olympic Park. The inn itself is located on Allatoona Lake. Lake Point sport complex is about a mile away. The ancient Etowah Indian Mounds and Booth Museum are 15 minutes away. Several state of the art golf courses are within 20 minutes of the inn. The two small towns of Acworth and Cartersville are within 6 miles of the Inn with great shoppping and local dining. There are many battlefields in the area for the Civil War buffs. Directly across from the Inn is Allatoona Pass Battlefield. Kennesaw is the home of the Little General train which is housed in the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive history. Come and enjoy the center of the South.

Allatoona Lake     www.allatoona.uslakes.info
The lake is managed by the US Army Corp of Engineers. It was originally built for flood control and as a resevoir.The lake is over 12,00 acres in size and has 270 miles of shoreline. It was formed by the building of the  Allatoona Dam on the Etowah River, and has been in operation since 1950. It is one of the top ten most popular recreational lakes in the country.

Allatoona Pass Battlefield
Directly across the street is Allatoona Pass Battlefield which is part of Red Top Mountain State Park. It is now a beauitiful mountain pass walking trail along the lake.Great place for a quick swim.

LakePoint Sports          www.lakepointsports.com
is a premier sports complex complete with family activities and restaurants as well as baseball, basketball, volleyball, a wakeboard park. It is located just about a mile and a half from the Inn. It is at the Interstate 75 exchange exit #283 in Emerson, GA.

Lakepoint Station          www.lakepointstation.com
is a family activity complex featuring indoor rock climbing walls, miniature golf, and lazer tag.  Fun for adults and children. There is also a bar and restaurant there. Located by Lakepoint.

Barnsley Gardens     www.barnsleyresort.com
Barnsley Gardens is a resort that features beautiful grounds along with golf, horseback riding, shooting and hunting. It also has fine dining, hosts events and has overnight accommodations.

Etowah Indian Mounds    www.gastateparks.org/EtowahMounds
This major Mississippian Period Cultural Center was home to several thousand Native Americans from 1000 to 1500 AD. The largest mound stands over 63 feet high and covers three acres. The impressive archaeological museum interprets life in what is now known as the Etowah Valley Historic District.

Tellus Science Museum     www.tellusmuseum.org
A place to explore the earth and the stars in this Smithsonian Affiliate Museum.

Booth Western Art Museum    www.boothmuseum.org
See American’s story. A Smithsonian Affiliate Museum, the booth houses the largest collection of Western American Art in the Country. It also features special exhibits and other types of art.

Red Top Mountain State Park     www.gastateprks.org/RedtopMountain
The park is located on Allatoona Lake. It features hiking trails,fishing areas, boat ramps,cabins, picnic areas, group facilities, beaches and a marina. .

Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History    Southernmuseum.org
Experience the dramatic history of railroads and the War Between the States at the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. The museum is located in downtown Kennesaw south of us about 12 miles away.

Georgia Steeplechase     www.georgiasteeplechase.org
The steeplechase is an incredible day of horse racing while jumping obstacles. It is an all day event that also includes music, food, tailgate parties, an air show, a petting zoo, animal rides, animal shows, animal racing etc... This is a fun day for the entire family that occurs every Spring in April. Children are free if under 12.

Euharlee Creek Outfitters     www.euharleecreekoutfitters.com  
The local kayaking outfitter that will supply a kayak and transortation to and from the Etowah River.

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