Georgia, a charming destination filled with southern hospitality, versatile landscape and an extensive list of adventures—it’s a phenomenal place for a romantic retreat. From the North Georgia Mountains, all the way down to the eastern coast, you’ll find picturesque sunsets, sprawling pastures and hotels that will make you swoon. So if you’re looking to celebrate an anniversary, wedding or just your relationship in general, these Georgia getaways have just what you’re looking for.
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Perhaps the two of you are adventurists, Barnsley Resort’s high country location has a list of outdoor activities for couples who love to get out and about together. Horseback ride, golf, hike, swim, venture via boat onto the lake, but if you are ready to wind down, book a treatment or detox in the steam room at the spa. There’s a country chic theme going on here, and it melds perfectly with the surroundings.
For something completely relaxing, there’s no better place than Chateau Elan. Lounging at the spa, sipping onsite cultivated wines, indulging in chef-crafted food—that’s the kind of experience to expect here. Rooms and the grounds have a lavish appearance, and the rolling vineyards are the perfect backdrop for a dreamy photo shoot.
Any time of the year, Callaway Gardens is an enchanting retreat for couples. This mountain oasis indulged in forest emerges unexpectedly in southwest Georgia, where natural beauty and amenities await. The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens excellently tie in everything Pine Mountain is about—serenity, luxury, simplicity and beauty. From rooms with southern charm to an impressive spa, couples can completely disconnect to focus on each other. With detailed stone, twinkling lights, a jacuzzi and surrounding native trees, the pool area may become your favorite place to be.
Ellijay itself has many attributes of its own, like a picture-perfect mountain setting, to allure couples looking for a retreat. The Martyn House has that extra sparkle to turn your getaway into something more than a few nights at a hotel. Much like glamping, but with hot showers, luxury tents are dotted through the nature-driven property—its a place where true disconnection from the world can happen. Derived from onsite sources, the food is fresh and culinarily superior to what many hotels can offer. It’s just a raw, stripped down, beautiful experience.
Oozing with charm and quaint design, driven by late 1800’s Savannah Style, Azalea Inn has a specific endearing appeal for those looking for a personalized stay. Almost as if it’s nestled in its own part of-of the world, encapsulated by beautiful gardens, the inn and its available villas sit close to an array of well-known sites in the prominent Georgia city, and the staff is ready to help you decide where to go. Snuggle up in your adorable room, unwind in the tucked away garden pool, and enjoy a three-course breakfast, appetizers and freshly baked dessert at night.
There’s nothing like a romantic getaway at a spa resort atop rolling mountains. The views are everything, and the spa treatments compliment the environment perfectly.
What’s cozier than a yurt? Cedar House Inn is a precious bed and breakfast tucked in the woodlands of Dahlonega, one of North Georgia’s more notable towns. They offer suites, but the semi-permanent tent structures make for a unique experience. Ever since their opening, Cedar House has strived to keep things “green,” from their commitment to reduced light pollution so you can have a crisp view of the starry skies, to pure organic food at breakfast. Wholesome muffins, pasture-raised eggs and fresh milk anyone?
It blows our mind that such a naturalistic gem resides in Atlanta, so if you’re torn between city and nature, this is the place. Literally, you’ll be sleeping in a treehouse that has been built out of reclaimed pieces of history—some updated luxurious amenities have been added, completely justifying the high price tag. Have your wedding onsite at the working farm, then retreat to this quirky, luxurious haven for a memorable honeymoon.
Mountains deliver an unparalleled getaway for love birds. The scenery of the North Georgia Mountains is the epitome of a true escape—distinct rolling hills span for miles, covered with pines and distinct foliage. A large porch allows plenty of room for cuddling up with your honey for an afternoon of gazing. Rooms are pretty straightforward, but the uniqueness of Brasstown Valley Resort lies in its Cherokee Indian directed spa. A massage in the mountains? We’ll take it.
Stunning from the moment you round the corner to check in, The Georgian Terrace is among the unbelievable—in a good way—hotels of Atlanta. Rooms are highly accommodating, looking more like luxury apartments with wood floors and a cozy living room with modern furnishings. The famous Fox Theatre is right across the street, and there’s no better date night than seeing a show at this historic landmark, with an auditorium ceiling that mimics the night sky.
The most upscale, romantic getaway in Georgia sprawls from St. Simons Island to its own slice of land, Sea Island. Out of all the lodging options, which are all lovely and beyond expectations for any honeymoon or anniversary getaway, The Cloister is the showstopper. It sits right on Sea Island and is something out of a dream. They boast a highly acclaimed restaurant, The Georgian Room, along with dreamy chill opportunities, whether it be a relaxing horseback ride along the waters edge or a stroll on the beach.