Roasting marshmallows over a fire pit at Aska Lodge Bed and Breakfast in Blue Ridge, Georgia
A Couple's Guide to Blue Ridge
Planning a romantic getaway with your sweetie is easy in Blue Ridge, Georgia. The gorgeous scenery, no matter what time of year, is the perfect backdrop for stimulating your relationship. But, not everyone has the same idea about the perfect getaway. Some love the outdoors, some love art, and some love food. Or, maybe you love all three! Here are three short itineraries to help spark your travel plans.
Outdoor Adventures in Blue Ridge
Blue Ridge is a nature lover's paradise, so it only makes sense that you'd enjoy some of the area's natural wonders.
Lake Blue Ridge is a 3,300-acre lake with about 100 miles of shoreline. The lake is a gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains, and spending the day basking in the warm sunshine will set the stage for a relaxing weekend. You can rent a pontoon boat at Lake Blue Ridge Marina.
Your heart is sure to skip a beat with a hike over the 250-foot Toccoa River Swinging suspension bridge, the longest swinging bridge this side of the Mississippi River. If you'd rather go underneath the bridge, contact Jon Ron Toccoa River Outfitters. They lead guided floats or let you rent the equipment.
Step back in time and enjoy a scenic ride in the country on a replica 1800s horse-drawn carriage at Daffodil Hill Farm & Carriage. The farm also has a romantic carriage house suite with breathtaking mountain views, fireplace in the bedroom, and a heated whirlpool Jacuzzi.
Blue Ridge restaurants have been winning awards for quite some time. So, rest assured, there are plenty of places for a romantic meal.
Harvest On Main was recently named one of the Top 11 restaurants outside of Atlanta, probably because they use local farmers and suppliers whenever possible and even grow their own at The Cook's Farm. Chester Brunnenmeyer's Bar & Grill focuses its food and drink menus on regional and seasonal fare. Black Sheep Restaurant Bar & Patio combines Southern fare with other styles and boasts the largest outdoor bar and covered patio space in town.
Can't decide where to eat? Let the locals decide for you. Each Blue Ridge Mountain Food Tour is about three hours long with five to six stops along the way. You can also book a brewery tour to Blue Ridge's numerous micro-breweries.
The Blue Ridge Treehouse at Bear Claw Vineyards lets you sleep in the trees overlooking a working vineyard. Book a wine tasting, then grill your own dinner on the patio (there is no oven) or bring dinner in, and enjoy the amazing views.