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If you’re looking for a romantic couples’ stay in Georgia, you’ve got lots of choices. Want to stay by the coast, enjoying strolls hand-in-hand across the sand? Or maybe you’re thinking of a tranquil mountain setting? There are some great resorts for those wanting to explore cultural attractions in the city too. No matter what you’re idea of the perfect getaway, there’s sure to be something on this list of the top couples resorts in the Peach State.
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One of the most romantic hotels in Georgia, The Cloister at Sea Island is a historic five-star resort aimed to evoke a combination between a stately English manor and a Mediterranean estate. It sits near approximately five miles of private beach and even offers activities perfect for romance-seeking couples like horseback riding on the sand or riding a bicycle-built-for-two along a scenic path. There’s a salon and spa for decadent treatments along with multiple dining options, including the fine dining Georgian room. The elegant rooms combine historical accents with modern amenities like large flat-screen TVs and many come with small furnished balconies overlooking the golf courses, forest, and marshland.
Couples will find lots to love about this resort, located in Georgia wine country with multiple award-winning wineries nearby. The property includes horseback riding stables and two miles of picturesque walking trails along with a variety of accommodation options like romantic cabins with hot tubs and fireplaces. There’s also a day spa, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant. You might book one of the special romance packages to combine it all, with everything from welcome champagne and carriage rides to candlelit dinners.
Dreaming about staying at a classic French chateau but need a getaway that’s a little closer to home? This one just might fit the bill. A popular spa resort in Georgia, Chateau Elan Winery & Resort is a luxurious chateau set among the vines. Only about an hour’s drive from Atlanta, it also includes a world-class spa with an indoor saltwater pool and dry Finnish sauna. Of course, you can expect fabulous food and wine pairings, at everything from a Southern-influenced chophouse to a French-inspired restaurant, along with an old-world speakeasy. Rooms have a French-countryside vibe with amenities like flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, free Wi-Fi, and mini-fridges. Or turn up the romance by booking a spa suite with a whirlpool tub.
Located on a 30-acre property along Lake Oconee, the Ritz-Carlton Lodge is arguably the most luxurious place you can book a romantic stay along its shores. It offers a variety of romantic packages that include special perks like rose petal turndown service, sparkling wine, daily breakfast for two, and spa credit for indulging in treatments together. You can also look forward to all sorts of fun on the lake, golfing at one of five championship courses, and summer outdoor concerts. There are also multiple dining options with menus featuring everything from a regional fare, including Southern BBQ and steaks.
A top-rated hotel on Georgia’s coast, Jekyll Island Club Resort is a castle-like resort that will make you feel as if you’ve stepped into a real-life fairytale setting right along the Atlantic. It has a long, interesting history with sites that can be explored on a tour, while a free shuttle will bring you to the beach where the hotel has its own stretch of sand. There’s a swimming pool, a full-service spa, and salon, along with bicycles for rent if you want to explore the miles of island trails. Most of the elegant rooms feature fireplaces and private patios, porches, or balconies, while the Grand Dining Room serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch in a gorgeous Victorian-era setting.
Offering a mix of a classic mountain lodge with lots of luxuries, The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge is surrounded by the beauty of the lake and the Blue Ridge Mountains. As it sits right at the edge of the water, the rooms and villas offer picturesque views along with patios or balconies for enjoying the fresh air and the scenery. Water sports are available for lake fun and there’s a saltwater pool for swimming too. Afterward, gather around the fire pit under the stars. The popular restaurant serves delicious southern fare so you never have to leave unless you really want to.
Offering a high country location with a long list of outdoor adventurers an easy jaunt away, Barnsley Resort was originally built as an Italianate villa and oozes romance. It’s ideal for active couples but there are plenty of ways to relax too. Look forward to hiking, horseback riding, swimming, golfing, hiking, or even boating on the lake. The spa is the perfect place to go afterward, with a steam room and sauna, along with healing remedies like massage, body treatments, and facials. Meals are first-class at the Rice House which serves fresh fish, wild game, and prime beef in an 1854 farmhouse with bullet holes from the Civil War. Accommodation is in beautiful cottages with clawfoot tubs and porches that have swings or rocking chairs.
Enjoy an enchanting retreat in any season at Callaway Gardens. Nestled in a forest you’ll be in a mountain oasis surrounded by natural beauty on a 6,000-acre property. There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities with Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park nearby or you can tee off at one of the lodge’s two 18-hole golf courses. Enjoy time at the fabulous spa disconnecting with the rest of the world and connecting with each other and enjoying the pool area that includes a Jacuzzi. There are two restaurants on-site while rooms come with balconies that open to the hotel grounds or forest.
Nestled in the North Georgia Mountains, Brasstown Valley Resort offers views for miles with pine-covered rolling hills and lush foliage. It’s idyllic for a romantic getaway with opportunities for horseback rides and a spa where you can rest and recharge together. The 503-acre property also includes an outdoor and indoor heated pool, more than nine miles of hiking trails, opportunities for golfing, stream or pond fishing. Afterward, cuddle up on the large porch together and enjoy the view before dining on a variety of outstanding seasonal dishes at The Dining Room.
The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa offers that perfect combination of southern charm and lots of luxury along the waterfront on Hutchinson Island, a large strip of land just across the river from Savannah’s Historic District, linked by a bridge. There are plenty of ways to spark the fires of romance, including the secluded beach. It also has a PGA golf course, luxurious spa, a large pool, and special extras like loaner bikes and activities, including S’mores by the fire. The resort hosts First Friday Oyster Roasts and live concerts along with multiple dining options, while extra-spacious rooms come with high-end amenities plus beautiful views of the river and golf course.
A luxurious spa resort, Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn and Spa offers awe-inspiring views of the mountainous landscape. Perfectly made for a romantic escape, the indulgent spa treatments complement the gorgeous surroundings and every room boasts an incredible vista of the North Georgia mountains. To complete the package, many of the rooms have whirlpool tubs and/or fireplaces along with standard amenities like flat-screen TVs, Blu-ray/DVD players, and free Wi-Fi. Book a suite for a private deck with an outdoor shower.
Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf is a lakeside retreat that’s ideal for couples who want to have plenty of things to do without leaving the property. You can rent paddle boats or kayaks, practice your golf swing on the course, or just relax around the pool. There’s a hot tub to soak in afterward along with a screened-in porch for hanging out with a serene view. Couples might want to book the Romantic Escape package which includes accommodation like amazing Lakeview Villas, wine or champagne and strawberries upon arrival, dinner for two, and a made-to-order breakfast for two, both at Cordelia’s.
The St. Regis Atlanta stands out as a true “in-town” luxury resort with finely crafted detail throughout. A grand, French baroque-inspired resort it’s one of the premier options in Atlanta, located in the exclusive Buckhead neighborhood. Enjoy pampering at the spa, sophisticated dining options, and stately rooms with high-tech amenities and marble bathrooms that have soaking tubs.
The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island offers access to the island’s seven miles of beach and 10,000 acres of wilderness for immersing yourselves in tranquility. The lodge itself is a perfect base for cycling, kayaking, swimming, boating, and bird watching, with cottages that provide the perfect cozy spot for a peaceful, disconnected retreat. Plus, you can feel good about it too as it’s eco-friendly, with a priority on local food sourcing, limited energy usage, and conservation. It’s only accessible by boat, but shuttles to and from the mainland are included along with gear, and all meals and drinks.