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It’s easy to get into comfortable routines as a couple and forget to take time out to strengthen your loving relationships. Also, city life can be stressful and wear couples down over time with busy schedules and hectic days. That’s why it’s so important to take an occasional trip with the one you love to step outside your normal setting and see each other in a new light.
Traveling as a couple can reveal things you didn’t know about each other’s personalities and help you grow closer together. It can help you overcome challenges together and provide a setting for a meaningful conversation about the things you have been meaning to discuss.
Fortunately, if you live in Georgia or are planning to visit the state soon, there are lots of amazing couples resorts. Here are our top picks for Georgia resorts that add a little more love and romance into your life.
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This upscale French-style resort is situated on 3,500 acres of grounds and vineyards that are about 15 miles from Lake Lanier. The vineyards were first planted in 1981, creating a leisure and conference destination that’s known for Southern hospitality. This is an award-winning winery and resort with an inn, conference center, four golf courses and multiple restaurants as well as a European-style health spa, residential community, wine market, equestrian show center and tennis center. The winery offers cooking classes on the weekend, tours and tastings in the wine market, and even wine and art events. The on-site spa has luxurious overnight guest suites in a 35,000-square-foot mansion, a spa happy hour Monday through Thursday, and day passes to use the facilities and take fitness classes. Couples who play golf will also enjoy Chateau Elan’s 63 holes of championship golf.
The Cloister is a luxury hotel that is part of a Sea Island resort sits near about five miles of private beach. The Cloister main building is near the Sea Island Yacht Club, spa, fitness center, and tennis courts. Meanwhile, the Cloister Ocean Residences are secluded and private in a gated enclave with an oceanfront infinity pool. This is a favorite spot for couples. There are various packages available to add a little romance, golf, gourmet breakfast, or tennis into your weekend away. Other favorite activities among couples who stay here are horseback riding on the beach and riding a bicycle-built-for-two on the path. There’s even an anniversary special rate if you’re celebrating a new year together.
A great getaway spot in the North Georgia Mountains is the Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa, which is about two hours from both Atlanta and Chattanooga. Here you can take advantage of the 7,500-square-foot spa, championship golf, and horse stables. This is one of the best places to play golf in Georgia and in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are romantic lodge guest rooms and quaint cottage guest rooms to stay in, some of which come equipped with a cozy fireplace. Couples can also stay at the spa’s private suite, which is a secluded 825-square-foot retreat with a 175-square-foot private rooftop deck. The dining room offers picturesque views, and the Brassies Grill is great for a relaxing lunch. Romantic getaway packages with champagne, chocolates, and strawberries are also available.
Dahlonega Spa Resort is an excellent Blue Ridge Mountains retreat located in the popular city of Dahlonega, home to cozy cabins and cottage rooms. Depending on your interests and travel style, you can do yoga on the mountain, go whitewater rafting, or enjoy fine dining onsite. Some packages include spa credits, yoga classes, and meals. There are spacious guest rooms at the Dahlonega Spa Resort, and the cabins are pet-friendly. To help you disconnect from your busy life, there are no televisions or phones in the rooms. A variety of massages, aromatherapy, and wraps are available at the spa. When you leave the resort, Dahlonega is a great place to learn about local history, go hiking and biking, and try water sports on the local rivers.
Another recommended place in Dahlonega for couples is the Forrest Hills Mountain Resort. This place is known for romantic cabin rentals, and there are plenty of cozy rooms to choose from at the resort. Couples can also enjoy two miles of walking trails, horseback riding stables, a day spa, and a restaurant. Come here to be in the middle of Georgia’s wine country, as there are five award-winning wineries near the famous town square. Local attractions include underground gold mine tours, museums, and water sports. Resort romance packages feature champagne on arrival, candlelit dinners, guided horse adventures, and romantic carriage rides.
One of the best hotels in St. Simons Island, King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort boasts finely decorated rooms, spacious villas, and historic location. There’s no resort fee, and guests will enjoy complimentary wi-fi and parking. The resort is right on the Atlantic Ocean beaches of St. Simons Island, which makes it perfect for outdoor oceanfront dining. Couples will also enjoy the golf course, tennis courts with lessons available, and exercise facilities too. There are four buildings to choose from, beach villa accommodations, and resort residence accommodations. Some rooms are dog-friendly. When you stay here, it’s easy to check out the local historic attractions, like the St. Simons Island Lighthouse, Christ Church, and Fort Frederica. It’s also easy to get active in the outdoors, explore the nearby art galleries, and get a massage at The Royal Treatment Cottage during your visit.
The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island is an eco-resort on an all-inclusive private island that is privately owned and only accessible by boat. Here you’ll find seven miles of pristine beaches and over 11,000 acres of undeveloped wilderness. No more than 32 overnight guests are allowed on the island at a time. Couples can book a single room here, which will include three prepared meals daily and beverages like soft drinks, beer, and wine. For extra privacy, couples can book a one bedroom cottage.
The last resort that we’ll highlight here is the Ritz-Carlton Lodge at Lake Oconee. The resort is along 30 acres of shoreline that’s just 75 miles from Atlanta. There are five championship golf courses with 99 holes of golf, a spa with Southern-inspired treatments, and seven dining options. There are 251 guest rooms and suites here, and couples can stay in cottages or in the three-floor Lake House. Featured treatments at the onsite spa include the 110-minute Southern Honey and Grits Body Treatment, 80-minute Sweet Feet Pedicure, and the 50 or 80-minute Golf Ball Massage.
There are lovely cabins at the Hidden Hollow Resort that are wonderful for couples looking to get away from it all. Perfect for a budget-friendly getaway, they offer charming accommodations with quilts, braided rugs, outdoor grills, and electric fireplaces. Come here to disconnect from the rest of the world, because there are no TVs or phones in the rooms. The Hickory Hall Country Inn has a porch that overlooks the lake and has a view of Lookout Mountain. The Tanglewood Cabin, Sleepy Hollow, Lullwater Cabin, and Mill House are available for guests as well. For special events, you can rent out the large rustic hall with a hardwood dance floor or the porch attached to the music lodge. Folk dances and hoe downs are commonly held for reunions, church events, company outings, and weddings.