Sweet Georgia! The southern charm here ripens to the sweetest peaches and onions in the country. If you’re looking to sweeten your love life a tad, head to its rolling hills, lush meadows, charming cobbled streets, and welcoming atmosphere. From wine country escapes to long walks on the beach, we’ve come up with the perfect romantic getaways in Georgia for everyone– those who want to do lots and those who want to do very little.
9 Romantic Getaways in Georgia Where You Can Cuddle Up
Set across 3,000 acres of woodlands and fields, there are many private moments to be had for romancers at the Barnsley Resort. Climb aboard a horse with a trail ride for two, complete with a picnic lunch to explore the most remote corners of the property. Onsite dining in seclusion can be arranged at the Rice House restaurant, or you can join in the cheer of the Biergarten with 30 different craft beer brews. Inside, clawfoot tubs can be filled with spectacular bubbles and truly any whim can be arranged thanks to the willing Barnsley staff.
An urban oasis in Atlanta is managing to make guests feel like they’ve gotten away without leaving Midtown: Stonehurst Place is housed in a 19th-century mansion remodeled for modern-day romantics. Cozy rooms have been lovingly outfitted with a luxurious selection of organic materials like mahogany furniture, marble, and hardwood floors. Bathrooms are made to enjoy as a pair with heated floors, walk-in showers for two and spa tubs. The Southern sleeping porch is the perfect place to savor the unlimited gourmet refreshments and with breakfast boasting too many accolades to publish on one page, foodie couples will be considering extending their stay.
For the oenophiles who aren’t planning a trip across the pond anytime soon, the Chateau Elan is an excellent alternative. Modeled after a French estate rooms are decked out in gilded mirrors and rich walnut furnishings with modern updates. Visitors to the castle can indulge in their foodie and golfing whims with cooking classes, seven on-site restaurant options including Southern-inspired and Classic French and a rolling 63-hole golf course. Wine lovers can stop in and shop the Chateau’s wine market for a souvenir of their romantic escape. The spa has couples suites available with rain showers and deep jacuzzis for two, plus a private dining area and side by side treatment beds.
The Lake Rabun Hotel is a rustic adventure flavored with romantic touches. From the flowers on arrival to wine, fruit and cheese plates all the way to the outdoor adventures for thrill-seeking couples like whitewater rafting and cave exploring, this resort is the best of both worlds. An organic farm-to-table restaurant is inspired by France and the Middle East with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients. Breathe in the fresh Blue Ridge Mountain air while playing board games on the decks with bird’s eye views of the landscape. Allow yourselves to do as much or as little as you like at this mountain lodge getaway.
Once a private club for America’s wealthy elite, today the gates have opened and you too can enjoy the Jekyll Island Club grounds. Comprised of several restored buildings, this National Historic Landmark District is the perfect setting for a romantic weekend escape in Georgia. Pick your stay from the buildings with our top picks being the private riverside Cherokee house or the turreted Clubhouse. Each venue boasts its own historic details and access to resort amenities like the pool, beach and adjacent pavilion, romantic tandem bikes and more. Quite a number of daily itineraries can be arranged, depending on your mutual interests with something to interest every couple.
See Mother Nature Georgia at her finest with a visit to the Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens. The Appalachian foothills have set the color palate with rooms designed in warm tones and old wood and stone accents that bring pieces of the 6,000-acre Callaway Gardens inside. Rooms have soaking tubs with enough space to cuddle up in twos. You’ll be able to enjoy the outside in the comfort of your bathrobes on the private balconies with sweeping views of the landscape. Other romantic accents of the property include couples spa treatments followed by riding bikes hand in hand down winding lanes and enjoying a specially packed picnic in an idyllic meadow.
With Savannah winning the hearts of romance seekers, this charming historic city can be enjoyed with a stay at the Azalea Inn. Oozing with Southern charm thanks to veranda porches, antique details, an outdoor swimming pool and closed-off gardens to steal kisses from your partner. Personalized romantic requests whether they be a welcome bottle of wine and a bouquet of roses to booking meals at Savannah’s finest candle-lit restaurants are a staple of the level of service you can expect here. Plus, Southern-inspired complimentary breakfast and an evening wine and happy hour are included in your stay at this quintessential romantic getaway in Georgia.
Make good on your claims to enjoy long romantic walks on the beach at The Cloister at Sea Island with more than five miles of private beach to explore, in addition to enjoying amenities like the old fashioned candy shops, movie theater, tennis, and multiple dining options. With special attention showered on those looking to woo with romance, The Cloister has several romantic packages that can up the ante with sparkling wine upon arrival, couples massages and rose petal turndown service. During golden hour, head to see the resident bagpiper play a medley as the sun sets over this unique place.
Located just two hours from both Atlanta and Chattanooga, the Brasstown Valley Resort is a plush getaway for couples needing to recharge their batteries. Surrounded by the North Georgia Mountains, the light here is reminiscent of a painting with rooms glowing with soft shades bouncing off the stone fireplaces and oak ceilings. The spa suite boasts its own private rooftop deck, double whirlpool, and double shower, making it perfect for couples looking to spend some quality romantic time together. Outside of your cozy pad, you’ll also find a spa, a decadent buffet restaurant, a golf course, and stables.
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