Aerial view of Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Georgia

Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Georgia

9 Romantic Escapes in Georgia

Grab your sweetie and head for the romantic charm of Georgia's mountains, beaches, blooming gardens and historic sites. These nine hot spots always make hearts flutter.

What's your idea of a romantic vacation? A luxurious cabin at a mountain resort complete with gourmet meals, spa treatments and activities like horseback riding and canoeing? Or maybe you prefer to be in the heart of the city near exceptional restaurants, high-energy nightlife and exciting attractions. From the North Georgia mountains to the coast and everywhere in between, you'll find the perfect setting for your next romantic trip in Georgia.

Book a cabin in Blue Ridge to spend your days hiking to waterfalls and your nights snuggled by a cozy fire. Get away to Chateau Elan, a European-style winery surrounded by acres of vineyards, and indulge in spa treatments and gourmet meals paired with award-winning wines. Relax lakeside at the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee and spend hours golfing, boating and swimming before watching the sunset over the water at the end of the day. 

Those are just a few of the most romantic places to stay in Georgia. Start planning your next swoon-worthy getaway in Georgia starting with the list below.

Aerial view of Barnsley Resort in Adairsville, Georgia

Barnsley Resort in Adairsville, Georgia

1. Barnsley Resort

Tucked away in the foothills of Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains lies Barnsley Resort. The storybook site was built by Godfrey Barnsley for his wife and the love of his life, Julia, and there is love in every brick. Today, the 3,000-acre resort is the ultimate retreat to unplug, find balance, and reconnect with loved ones and Mother Nature. Couples also have their pick of outdoor activities, from horseback riding to clay shooting, and can reignite the fire (literally!) by cozying up around the pits with drinks in hand. For those hoping for some real R&R, couples can visit the Barnsley Resort Spa and have their pick of couples treatments.

Exterior of the Beechwood Inn in Clayton, Georgia, in summer

Beechwood Inn in Clayton, Georgia. Photo courtesy @beechwoodinnga

2. Beechwood Inn

Get away to the North Georgia mountains and stay in a luxury suite or secluded cabin at the Beechwood Inn, known for its excellent wine and farm-to-table dining. Book a romance package and enjoy chilled sparkling wine, a seasonal flower arrangement in your room and custom-made chocolate truffles. While you're in Clayton, you'll have lots of opportunities for outdoor adventures like hikes to waterfalls, horseback riding and boating on Lake Burton.

Escape to Blue Ridge cabin

Cabin in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Photo by Escape to Blue Ridge

3. Blue Ridge

Take the apple of your eye to Blue Ridge to pick apples, cherries, strawberries, peaches or blueberries at Mercier Orchards.

Ride the historic Blue Ridge Scenic Railway to enjoy the mountain scenery and then explore the border towns of McCaysville, Georgia, and Copperhill, Tennessee.

Stay overnight in a mountain cabin with Escape to Blue Ridge.

Spend the next day shopping boutiques and savoring great food at Blue Ridge restaurants like at Harvest on Main and Toccoa Riverside Restaurant.

Find train rides, waterfall hikes and more things to do in Blue Ridge.

Fountain at the Lodge and Spa at Callaway Resort & Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia

Lodge and Spa at Callaway Resort & Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia. Photo by @gcalebjones

4. Callaway Resort & Gardens

Unwind in one of the rooms at the Lodge and Spa at Callaway Resort & Gardens, featuring balconies with lake, woodland and garden views; or book a cozy cottage, complete with a full kitchen, screened porch and fireplace. Spend your getaway exploring the garden paths that overflow with blooming azaleas in the spring, relaxing with a spa treatment, or challenging your partner to a game of golf or tennis.

Aerial view of Chateau Elan Winery & Resort in Braselton, Georgia

Chateau Elan Winery & Resort in Braselton, Georgia

5. Château Élan Winery & Resort

Chateau Elan Winery & Resort is a castle in Braselton surrounded by rolling vineyards that evoke the French countryside. Say oui to the European spa, championship golf course, fine wine and food, and relaxing in luxury.

Colorful mural in the courtyard at the Bellyard hotel in Atlanta, Georgia

Bellyard in Atlanta, Georgia

6. Bellyard

The stylish boutique Bellyard hotel in the Interlock development in West Midtown is the place to get away when you want to be near everything Atlanta has to offer. Snuggle up in a room with window seats looking out to skyline views. Start your day with French pastries from St. Germain Bakery. Spend the day exploring Atlanta, and cap off the night with cocktails at Drawbar.

James Madison Inn & Conference Center in Madison, Georgia

James Madison Inn & Conference Center in Madison, Georgia

7. Madison

The walkable town of Madison boasts antique shopping, historic architecture, restaurants like a local coffee shop and tea room, plus a pampering spa at the upscale The James Madison Inn & Conference Center.

Aerial view of the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Georgia

Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Georgia. Photo courtesy @visitoconeega

8. Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee

Relax with stunning views of Lake Oconee seated in cozy Adirondack chairs at the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee in Greensboro; indulge in a couples massage in the spa; or turn off your phones, pour a glass of wine and soak in your time together while your own private captain drives you around on a pontoon boat.

Forsyth Park Fountain in Savannah, Georgia

Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia. Photo by @gcalebjones

9. Savannah

Those looking for a romantic getaway — for a honeymoon destination or a just-because-I-love-you escape — will adore the history, food and atmosphere Savannah offers. With an extensive list of romantic places to stay, the historic city is one of those places you'll yearn to return to year after year to experience all there is to see and do. From strolling through the park-like squares to taking guided tours and indulging in delectable food, this coastal city has everything you need to treat your loved one to a memorable vacation.

Published: April 2024
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