Policies differ slightly for group rentals of 4 or more rooms.  Please call or email for details BEFORE making online reservations.

Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa is a small, 13-room inn where every guest reservation is for a specific room and is special to us.  We do not overbook in anticipation of cancellations like many large hotels. Most of our guests reserve 4-6 weeks in advance.  If you cancel your reservation and we have less than 10 days to rebook your room, the likelihood of rebooking it is very slim.  If your travel plans change and you must cancel or shorten your stay, please notify us at least ten (10) days prior to your arrival date and we will cheerfully refund your deposit less a $35 administrative fee per room reserved. In the case of a medical emergency or death in the immediate family, we will be happy to reschedule your visit to a different date ONE TIME at no charge.

Except as noted above, if you must cancel or shorten your stay with less than ten (10) days notice, please understand that you will be charged for your entire reservation.  If we can rebook your room(s) for all or part of your stay, a full or partial refund will be made less a $35 administration fee per room reserved.

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND TRAVEL CANCELLATION OR INTERRUPTION INSURANCE, which is available from AmericanExpress, Travel Guard and many other reputable providers that can be found on the Internet.


We require a one (1) night deposit to confirm your room reservation. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express for deposits. Your balance may be paid with credit card, check, or cash at check-in. A valid credit card number is required for the deposit. If you cancel within the cancellation policy your deposit will be refunded less a $35 administration fee.

Lucille’s is an adult-oriented facility, and many of our guests choose to stay with us specifically because we are kid-free.  The Inn is not equipped to accommodate children under the age of 14 years  this includes babies and toddlers.  If you arrive with a child your reservation will be cancelled immediately and your deposit will not be refunded.

As of March 31, 2018, we are no longer able to accept gift cards from BedandBreakfast.com.

Rates are based upon double occupancy. The Apartment can accommodate up to 2 extra people. Extra person charge is $45 per person, per night. Rates/policies are subject to change and rates are higher during high impact periods such as Fall Foliage Season and Holidays.  Some rooms or specific dates require a Two Night Minimum stay. This minimum stay requirement cannot be waived by shortening an existing reservation and you will be responsible for the charges for the minimum stay on the entire reservation.

Check-in time is 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM during the week, and 3:00 – 10:00 PM Fridays and Saturdays. If you require an earlier check-in please contact us at least 48-hours in advance to inquire about availability and early check-in fees.

Please note the front desk is not staffed 24-hours per day, so please let us know before the date of your arrival if you will be arriving after 8:00pm to ensure you can get into the building.

Check-out time is 11:00am. If a late check-out is required please inquire about availability and any additional fees.

For safety purposes, no candles, or cooking (hot plates, etc.) are allowed in guest rooms (it is a wooden structure).  If your dietary requirements require food that you prepare yourself, please, choose The Apartment since it has a full kitchen of its own. The only place on the property smoking or vaping is allowed is the smoking patio, rain or shine (please ask where it is before you smoke or vape).  If you or anyone in your party smokes or vapes anywhere else on the property or burns a candle or has any other open flame in a guest room, your credit card will be charged a minimum $300 litter cleaning and/or smoke remediation fee, and you may be asked to leave the property with no refund.

This is a county law, not an Inn policy.  White County, Georgia Alcoholic Beverage Ordinances, Section 6-54(d) specifically prohibits “brown bagging”.  Any outside alcoholic beverages you bring on to the property can only be consumed in the privacy of your guest room – no exceptions.  We offer a nice selection of local, domestic and imported wines and craft beers that are served throughout the property, including the inn’s deck and back porch.

Maximum number of guests per room is 2 (except for The Apartment, which is 4). This applies for the full time period of your room rental. With prior arrangement, we may occasionally allow a few extra guests for events or photography (event and/or venue fees will apply and MUST be pre-arranged, minimum charge is $50 per additional guest). For the safety, security, and comfort of all of our guests, the Inn staff must be aware at all times of who is on the property. If you choose to violate this policy, we may (at our discretion) assess a cleaning/damage fee (MINIMUM $200); and/or limit access to parts of the property (including parking) to some or all of your outside guests; and/or immediately evict ALL members of your party from the property with no refund.

Complete room turnover fee is $35 for different guests using the same room in a single reservation. For the safety, security, and comfort of all of our guests, the Inn staff must be aware at all times of who is on the property, so each guest using the room must provide contact and payment information.

The set menus for our gourmet breakfasts and evening desserts are planned in advance.  We prepare by gathering only the freshest and specific ingredients required for the menu, often from local farms and specialty purveyors.  If you or anyone in your party has any food allergies, restrictions or food issues please let us know when you make your reservation (the Comment field when making an on-line reservation is perfect for that information).  This will allow us the opportunity to provide you with an exceptional breakfast and dessert experience that also meets your dietary requirements and, in the case of allergies, ensures your safety.  Without advance notice, the ingredients to meet a special dietary requirement may simply not be available in our kitchen.

No Pets. If you would like to board your pets whilst staying with us, we suggest Moon Doggies, just down the mountain from Lucille’s.  If you need pet-friendly accommodations, we suggest Mountain Paws Cabin Rentals – along with a relaxing visit to our Spa, which is open to everyone!

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) we welcome any dog that “is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability.” Please note that this does NOT include Emotional Support Animals, which are NOT allowed by Georgia law. If you need to bring a service dog to the Inn, please let us know at the time you make your reservation so we can be properly prepared. Also note that (again, in compliance with the ADA Requirements) when it is not obvious what service an animal provides, our staff may ask if the dog is a service animal required because of a disability, and what work or task has the dog been trained to perform. While at the Inn, we require that you never leave the dog alone in your room and that you take responsibility for any waste cleanup and/or damage caused to our facilities. For the safety and security of our other guests and staff, if you choose to violate this policy we may (at our discretion) assess a cleaning/damage fee of up to $300; and/or remove any unattended animals found in a guest room and bill you for any pickup and boarding fees; and/or immediately evict you from the property with no refund.

For one night stays we very, very rarely are not able to guarantee a specific room, however we do guarantee a room of equal or greater value.  Please do not stress over this policy as it has rarely occurred and, on the few times one night guests were assigned to a different room, they have always been happier with the room choice.

Gift certificates must be presented at check-in along with a valid driver’s license. Gift certificates are transferable. Any remaining amount on gift certificates can be used at a later day up to the expiration date. Gift certificates cannot be redeemed for cash.