Clayton, Georgia

Waterfall at Lake Burton

Community Information

Homes, Condos:
$850,000 - $4,000,000
$40,000 - $299,000

Waterfall at Lake Burton
Overlooking the pristine 2,775-acre Lake Burton, Waterfall at Lake Burton is a gated community featuring luxury homes and villas in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Waterfall Club, located inside the community gates, at this northeast Georgia retreat provides access to championship golf, four onsite restaurants, an athletic center, and outdoor leisure throughout the nearby Chattahoochee National Forest.

Named one of five “Best of the Best” private golf courses in Georgia by Georgia Golf News, Waterfall Club’s mountain golf course features 18 holes designed by Scott Pool. Nestled in the mountains, the course features beautiful views along with one-of-a-kind holes. On the signature second hole, golfers tee off at the top of a 215-foot cascading waterfall.

Residents who are club members have dock access at the Club's "day dock," where fishing, swimming, kayaking, and picnicking are encouraged. Boats also are available for half or full-day rentals. Waterfall’s central location in the northeast Georgia mountain-lakes region is less than two hours from Atlanta, Asheville, or Greenville. Request More Information now!
Community Highlights
  • Acreage

    450 acres (182 hectares)

  • Gatehouse

    Manned gatehouse

  • Club Structure


  • Aircraft Runway Nearby

    Airport access can be arranged with prior notice and planning with the airport operator.

  • Clubhouse

    The Mountain Lodge clubhouse sits on top of Waterfall Mountain, with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Lake Burton; fine and casual indoor dining, meeting rooms, bar lounge, outdoor dining on The Stiles Porch or at The Overlook, 20 seat theater, bocce ball court, and game room.

  • Fitness

    The 52,000-square-foot Athletic Center includes a fitness center that was newly renovated in 2020, as well as a barre/yoga room, full-service spa, heated Junior Olympic swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam room, and indoor sports courts for tennis, pickleball, and basketball. Just outside of the Athletic Center is the outdoor tennis court. A concierge organizes activities and a full social calendar of events.

  • Golf

    18-hole championship course designed by Scott Pool was reworked in 2020 to provide an even more enjoyable golfing experience for every level of golfer; Certified PGA professional provides instruction. Fully equipped golf shop. Rental clubs available.

  • Boating

    Club dock on Lake Burton with boat and kayak rentals. Lake Burton has two marinas with boat rentals and both wet slip and dry storage.

  • Fishing

    While Lake Burton offers trophy fishing experiences, trout fishing streams can be reached within a 10-minute drive.

  • Recreation

    Active social calendar, clubs, and concierge to organize events.

  • Dining

    The Lodge offers a fine dining experience while the Overlook offers more casual dining, both with panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Lake Burton 800 feet below. Additionally, the Vista is open all year long for the convenience of Club members while the Waterfall Grill offers soups, salads, and sandwiches in concert with the golf experience.

  • Spa Services

    Schedule a relaxing massage or facial in the Waterfall Spa. Services by appointment.

  • Healthcare

    Mountain Lakes Medical Center opened its new facility in 2018 and is a quick 15-minute drive from Waterfall. MLM offers 24-hour emergency room services. The hospital has agreements, including ambulance and helicopter services, with Gainesville, Atlanta, and other area hospitals.

  • Shopping & Dining

    Downtown Clayton has an old-fashioned Main Street with specialty shops, art galleries, antiques, vineyards, and restaurants. Rabun County has been recognized as Georgia’s number one ‘Farm to Table’ dining location.

  • Area Attractions

    Programs, concerts, live entertainment, and Broadway shows at Smoky Mountain Music Hall in Franklin, NC, a 45-minute drive, the Classic Center in Athens, GA—a 90-minute drive, and at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds—a 25-minute drive. Cherokee, NC offers Harrah's Casino—a 90-minute drive.

  • Lots For Sale

    Various sizes, locations, and views. Priced from the $40,000s to $299,000.

  • Condos For Sale

    Offered in the $1.5 to $1.8 million range

  • Homes For Sale

    Offered in a range from $850,000 to $4 million. Both resales and new construction are options.

  • Disclaimer: Prices subject to change. Void where prohibited.

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Waterfall at Lake Burton

1005 Waterfall Drive

Clayton, Georgia 30525

34.8724195 -83.5485003

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Lot C 21 Waterfall Drive

Clayton, GA


227 Lake Vista Dr

Clayton, GA

$1,500,000 3,002 Sq Ft
3 Bedrooms | 3 Full Baths

171 Winterberry Drive

Clayton, GA

4 Bedrooms | 4 Full Baths

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Retired and living at Waterfall

BNordin - Verified Resident (Since April 2014)

Originally from Texas, my wife and I were looking for the ideal location to retire. This is never an easy choice for most retires as there are so many issues to consider. As the parents of five children and four grandchild, we knew we could not live close to all of them, so we needed a place they would want to visit. To state it simply, our chil ...

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Waterfall is a 'Hidden Gem'!

Tara W. - Verified Resident (Since 2006)

In what is "seemingly" a remote North Georgia location lies an absolutely breathtaking area called Waterfall at Lake Burton. In point of fact, however, we are located less than two hours north of Atlanta, just far enough away to feel peaceful and secluded!! Purchased as a second home ten years ago we fell in love with this stunning community! Borde ...

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A quiet escape from the city.

Hugh M. - Verified Resident (Since 2003)

We discovered Waterfall at Lake Burton over ten years ago. There was no hesitation on our part when we found the perfect house to be our second home. Since our primary home is in South Georgia, the heat makes it uncomfortable for us to live there full time. In addition, my work requires me to spend a lot of time in Atlanta. Because we can drive ...

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Waterfall....What a world!

StephanieD - Verified Resident (Since 2014)

David and I rented a condo at Waterfall never guessing that we would become permanent residents. We grew up on Lake Burton and have lived in Rabun County for over 20 years. Choosing to buy a condo here is the best decision we have made. Waterfall has so much to offer, we have not regretted our decision at all. We don't play golf, but that does n ...

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Paradise in Northern Georgia

Mike M - Verified Resident (Since 2015)

My wife and I have been full time residents of south west Florida for the past five years. Although we love Florida during the winter months we find it quite unbearable during the hot and humid summer months. We started vacationing during July and August in the northern states to escape the heat. On our return to Florida this year we happened to ...

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Stress free living Waterfall at Lake Burton

LeilaR - Verified Resident (Since 2012)

Coming from Atlanta, this is paradise . The options to do things are endless! Boating , kayaking , tennis, golfing, great friends ! The farm to table restaurants are the best ! Great when the kids come to visit , so much to enjoy! , Lynda Hester's knowledge about waterfall and the area is exceptional ! She helped us so much with our move that is wa ...

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