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16 Relaxing Spas Perfect for Weekend Getaways in Georgia

Plan a weekend away from it all at one of Georgia's award-winning spas.

  • Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta

If the workday is getting you down, plan a weekend getaway to one of Georgia’s award-winning spas located all over the state. Each has a different type of experience and treatments, no matter what your needs are. So, cozy up in your robe and slippers, and prepare yourself to get pampered in the Peach State!

Atlanta Metro

There are so many great options in Atlanta with each offering something unique.

The Mandarin Oriental Atlanta offers body wraps and Eastern-inspired massages, and it has a vitality pool for post-treatment rejuvenation.

The Loews Atlanta Hotel Exhale Spa boasts a hammam where you can steam out those toxins after one of their yoga or barre classes.

Jeju Spa & Sauna in Duluth. Photo by Caroline Eubanks

Jeju Sauna in Duluth is a local favorite for its Korean massages, steam rooms and hot tubs that can be accessed any time of day.

And for something totally different, Flo2s in Atlanta's LIttle Five Points neighborhood has sensory deprivation tanks that reduce stress and anxiety.

North Georgia

Photo courtesy of The Spa at Chateau Elan

Braselton's Chateau Elan Winery & Resort has so much to offer, including a wine tasting room, multiple restaurants and top-notch accommodations. But the spa, which also has its own suites, also has services like facials, massages and manicures.

Inspired by Cherokee rituals, the Equani Spa at Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris has hot stone massages and mud baths.

The Solasta Spa at Valhalla Resort Hotel in Helen is an adults-only getaway for a Hiker’s Relief massage or spa wrap.

Located on the grounds of a former mansion, Barnsley Resort has dozens of activities, from horseback riding to clay shooting to golf. But you can’t visit the Adairsville property without a treatment at their spa, which has a relaxation lavender treatment and their own line of toiletries and candles.

Serenity in the Mountains in Blue Ridge has a rustic style and offers standard treatments as well as makeup application and hair styling.

Middle Georgia

Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee spa

Set on the banks of Lake Oconee, the The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee has a spa with its own barbershop and nail salon. They also have the standard spa treatments like massages as well as a treatment incorporating Georgia red clay.

Tuscany is an Italian-inspired spa in the Augusta suburb of Evans. The spa menu has hydrotherapy, massage and skin therapy.

Set in a former foundry, The Spa at the Graduate Athens is an incredible treat for your next visit to the college town. Get a massage, reflexology or a facial before the big game. 

The Spa at The James Madison Inn & Conference Center in Madison is a welcome retreat along the Antebellum Trail with body wraps, spray tanning and manicures.

Pine Mountain’s favorite family getaway, Callaway Gardens, is known for its ziplines and water sports, as well as the gardens themselves. But adults can get a much-earned treatment at the resort’s spa, including massages, facials and ayurvedic treatments. They even have weekend yoga retreats!

The Coast

The Cloister at Sea Island

The Spa at The Cloister at Sea Island is a Forbes five-star facility made up of over 65,000 square feet. The luxurious spa has a eucalyptus steam room, mineral pool baths and a lush relaxation garden.

In Savannah, the elegant Mansion on Forsyth Park has its own spa with a steam room, eye treatments and traditional massages.

Now, go treat yourself!


Caroline Eubanks is a freelance writer, travel blogger and film geek from Atlanta. She writes about travel in the South and beyond for BBC Travel, Afar, AAA, and her websites, This Is My South and Caroline in the City.

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