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Romance Along Georgia's Antebellum Trail
From Macon to Athens, you'll love all of the romantic places to stay and things to do
Take an antebellum approach while planning your romantic weekend getaway. Enjoy a trolley ride past historic sites, embark on an art excursion, or sip craft cocktails before retreating to your charming bed and breakfast. From Macon to Athens, the possibilities for romance are endless in the seven communities along Georgia’s Antebellum Trail.
Stay at the Burke Mansion Bed and Breakfast
The boutique Burke Mansion Bed and Breakfast sits in the heart of the historic district and features lavish public rooms and distinctive suites. Guests of Burke Mansion are invited to enjoy a hearty breakfast, sip wine from the cellar, and sample tasty hors d’oeuvres in the mansion's double parlor. Talk about luxury!
Tour the Hay House
Feel like royalty when you step through the doors of the Hay House, a National Historic Landmark mansion. Often called “The Palace of the South,” the Hay House is known for its magnificent detail and luxuries far ahead of its time.
Dine at the Tic Toc Room
It was with great respect for the history of this building and its legends that The Tic Toc Room was born. Order from their award-winning martini menu and boutique wine list while enjoying prime aged beef or fresh seafood from their fine dining menu.
Stay at the Jarrell 1920 House Bed and Breakfast
Spend your romantic getaway at Jarrell 1920 House Bed and Breakfast, a one-of-a-kind bed and breakfast, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was originally apart of the Jarrell family farm. Enjoy crème sodas and cookies upon your arrival to this 5,000-square-foot home.
Tour Jarrell Plantation Historic Site
Continue your adventure at Jarrell Plantation Historic Site. This cotton plantation is now a working farm, which includes a sawmill, cotton gin, gristmill, shingle mill, planer, sugar cane press, syrup evaporator, barn and outbuildings.
Dine at Trish Ann's Antiques and Tea Room
Browse through Trish Ann’s Antiques and indulge in some of Gray’s most delicious comfort food.
Stay at the Antebellum Inn
If you’re looking for antebellum charm, look no further. Book the Magnolia Suite at the Antebellum Inn, which features a king-sized feather bed and an antique claw foot tub.
Stay at the Lodge on Lake Oconee
The beautiful lakeside hotel, The Lodge on Lake Oconee, is located close to restaurants and shopping, and it offers a romance package! Say you heard about them from the Eatonton Chamber of Commerce to receive a $99/night rate all year long.
Bike in the Briar Patch
Rent a bike from the Eatonton Welcome Center and travel the 2.5-mile trail that wanders through pre-Civil War gravesites, antebellum homes and gardens. This trail can be easily customized and conveniently passes by two museums.
Dine at Bone Island Grillhouse
Good company, good music, outstanding food! Bone Island Grillhouse has been spicing up Lake Oconee with its intoxicating mixture of casual atmosphere delicious seafood and unique cocktails for years. By the time you leave, Bone Island will have convinced you to go B.I.G. or go home!
Stay at the Brady Inn Bed and Breakfast
Check in and step back in time at this bungalow-style bed and breakfast. Just off the downtown square, The Brady Inn is a perfect place to unwind after a day full of shopping and dining. Enjoy special touches such as fresh baked sweets, locally made bedding, and the most delicious homemade breakfast around.
Adventure at Southern Cross Guest Ranch
Looking for a change of pace? How about a quiet horseback ride with your sweetheart? The Southern Cross Guest Ranch, which is also a bed and breakfast, offers trail rides daily. Check out the guided and unguided riding opportunities available here at one of America’s best dude ranches.
Eat at Town 220
If you’re looking for fine dining and world-class service you must try Town 220. Marvel over this delicious menu, which was crafted by the restaurant's very own French-trained chef. From steak to seafood, Town 220’s romance-rich setting has something for everyone.
Stay at Ashford Manor Bed and Breakfast
Unwind in this gorgeous bed and breakfast that dates back to the mid-1800’s. The Ashford Manor Bed and Breakfast is a perfect home base for exploring the art scene and delicious dining options in Watkinsville.
Dine at Chops & Hops
In the heart of town, Chops & Hops features an atmosphere unlike any other. With an often-changing menu, this restaurant is a place to experience! Unwind with a glass of wine and savor one of their many delicious dishes.
Stay at the Graduate Athens
If you’re setting out on an Athens adventure, the Graduate Athens is a great place to stay. This comfortable home away from home is within close proximity to downtown Athens, The University of Georgia and the rolling hills of Northeast Georgia.
Experience the Terrapin Beer Co.
Sample locally brewed beer at Terrapin Beer Co., which is open for public tours. Known for its laidback atmosphere, this brewery is ideal for an afternoon of fun. Pick your favorite brew and find a cozy spot to enjoy live music and people watching. Side bonus, Terrapin is pet-friendly. Bring your special someone and your furry friend!