It's a bit tricky to stay in central Cornelia, but don’t be discouraged. There are a number of accommodation options not much further away for you to choose from. There are at least 4-listed lodgings within a 6-mile radius.
The Hampton Inn Cornelia is one of the places that people usually book into if they're wanting to spend their nights as close as they can to the downtown area.
The Super 8 Cornelia is one of the few no-frills hotel options in this area.
Looking for more? The Glen-Ella Springs Inn and the Hampton Inn Helen are 17 miles and 15 miles away from the center of Cornelia. These are some popular accommodation options. 15 miles out of town sits the Red Roof Inn Helen. The Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Helen, GA is also near, 15 miles away.
16 miles to the east of Cornelia is Toccoa, where you can spend a few hours exploring the Travelers Rest Historic Site and Paul Anderson Memorial Park. If you'd like to stay in Toccoa, be sure to check out the Simmons-Bond Inn and Country Hearth Inn Toccoa. Or, you could stay in Clayton, 30 miles to the northeast of Cornelia, where you can pick from the Beechwood Inn - Bed Breakfast and Wine Cellar and Quality Inn & Suites Mt Chalet. Bartram Trail and 12 Spies Vineyards and Farm are popular sites to explore in Clayton.
Clemson can be found 45 miles away from Cornelia. While you are there, make sure you investigate the South Carolina Botanical Gardens, the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts and the Clemson University. The Larry W. Abernathy Waterfront Park and the Lee Gallery are also worth your time. Clemson offers accommodation options to suit everyone, including the Hampton Inn Clemson and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Clemson.