Clayton, GA

Travel Guide
Clayton

Vacation in a mountain town known for its pioneer heritage, winemaking, forests, waterfalls, and a long and deep, rocky gorge.

Enjoy gorgeous views, fresh mountain air, outdoor pursuits and scenic surroundings when you visit Clayton. This small attractive town in Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains boasts expansive state parks, vineyards and historical buildings.

Take advantage of the beautiful scenery that surrounds Clayton. Explore waterfalls, streams and forests on trails that pass through Black Rock Mountain State Park. Visit Tallulah Gorge State Park and hike to the bottom of the gorge floor, which is nearly 1,000 feet (305 meters) deep in places. Look down into the Tallulah River from the suspension bridge that hangs 80 feet (24 meters) above the roaring water. Go swimming in Lake Burton and try whitewater rafting on the Chattooga River. Fish at Andy's Trout Farm at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains.

The landscapes in and around Clayton give rise to vineyards, which produce an abundance of wines. Join a wine tasting adventure at 12 Spies Vineyards, Tiger Mountain Vineyards and Stonewall Creek Vineyards. Sip artisan-crafted whiskey and vodka at Moonrise Distillery.

Familiarize yourself with the town by taking the self-guided Historic Clayton Walking Tour. The route encompasses 18 historic buildings, including a gas station built by former professional basketball players in 1928. Browse clothing, home decor, accessory shops and many more on a downtown shopping expedition.

Drive less than 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) north of Clayton to the Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center for a window into the pioneer culture of the Southern Appalachians. Visit authentic pioneer cabins, view artifacts such as tools and furniture and learn about the lives of people who lived in the wilderness nearly 200 years ago.

Clayton lies 76 miles (122 kilometers) from Athens and 107 miles (172 kilometers) from Atlanta, the state capital. Come for a daytrip, long weekend or extended vacation and enjoy the impressive scenery, outdoor adventures and fascinating history.

Days Inn by Wyndham Clayton
Days Inn by Wyndham Clayton
2 out of 5
54 Hwy 441 North, Clayton, GA
Situated in the mountains, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Main Street Gallery and Chattahoochee National Forest. Black Rock Mountain State Park is 1.6 mi ...
3.2/5 (545 reviews)
"Very nice, clean room! Very spacious, fridge was plenty big, we enjoyed our stay! The mexican restaurant downstairs would not be in my top 10 choices of food, but everything else here was nice. Would stay again."

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

Days Inn by Wyndham Clayton
Americas Best Value Inn Clayton
Americas Best Value Inn Clayton
2 out of 5
698 Highway 441 South, Clayton, GA
Situated in Clayton, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Main Street Gallery and Chattahoochee National Forest. Black Rock Mountain State Park is 2.1 mi (3.4 ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (529 reviews)
"Great location, easy check in."

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2021

Americas Best Value Inn Clayton
Kingwood Resort
Kingwood Resort
3 out of 5
401 Country Club Drive, Clayton, GA
Situated in the mountains, this spa hotel is 4.8 mi (7.7 km) from Tiger Mountain Vineyards and 6.4 mi (10.3 km) from Foxfire Museum. Tallulah Gorge State Park ...
4/5 Very Good! (384 reviews)
LOVED OUR STAY - THANKS MIKE!!
"WONDERFUL Manager (Mike) made our stay memorable and enjoyable despite the difficulty staffing while the US government pays folks ridiculously to not work instead. The location is beautiful and quiet, and everyone around was friendly. A bit older property, but maintained well and very clean."

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

Kingwood Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Blue Moon Vacation Rentals Downtown Clayton
Blue Moon Vacation Rentals Downtown Clayton
Clayton, GA
Situated in Clayton, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Main Street Gallery and Chattahoochee National Forest. Black Rock Mountain State Park is ...
5/5 Exceptional! (22 reviews)
Great place, near shops and downtown.
"Very nice place, clean and near town for shopping and restaurants. Would definitely stay here again."

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2021

Blue Moon Vacation Rentals Downtown Clayton
Blue Moon Vacation Rentals Downtown Clayton
Blue Moon Vacation Rentals Downtown Clayton
Clayton, GA
Situated in Clayton, this historic apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Main Street Gallery and Chattahoochee National Forest. Black Rock Mountain State ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (45 reviews)
Excellent
"This property was amazing from location to cleanliness. Our only hope is that a TV will be placed in one of the bedrooms."

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2021

Blue Moon Vacation Rentals Downtown Clayton
Timpson Creek Cabin
Timpson Creek Cabin
Clayton, GA
Situated on a river, this cabin is within 3 mi (5 km) of Chattahoochee National Forest, Lake Burton, and Stonewall Creek Vineyards. Tiger Mountain Vineyards ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (15 reviews)
Laid Back Vibe
"Tiny cabin, but comfortable. The owner was very responsive to questions and issues. The fire pit was wonderful and the owner left us plenty of good, dry firewood to burn. The creek running along the property and the national forest, a 2-minute walk away, were fabulous! Friendly farmer neighbors were ..."

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

Timpson Creek Cabin
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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