Relax in the peaceful North Georgia mountains at Elohee in Sautee Nacoochee near Helen
Elohee in Sautee Nacoochee
In Sautee Nacoochee near Helen, Elohee promotes meditation, movement, yoga, art and sustainability in their retreats. Each one has a different program and theme, whether it be writing a memoir or personal growth. The campus has lodging, a dining hall, a yoga hall, a fire ring atop Bald Mountain, and miles of trails and waterfalls.
Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center in Atlanta
Tucked in the hills of Atlanta above the Chattahoochee River, it's easy to pass by this Jesuit center without realizing it. Ignatius House is open to those of all faiths for half-day, single-day, weekend, week-long or 30-day experiences. Retreats are based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, in silence and under the leadership of a spiritual director with different themes. The retreats include private bedrooms and bathrooms, meals and abundance spaces for quiet reflection.
Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers
Located less than an hour from Atlanta, the Monastery of the Holy Spirit has been home to a community of monks for decades. The monastery is open to public retreats where guests can spend their time in silence or attend daily prayers like lectio divina and Eucharist. There are both planned retreats with themes and those organized individually, including accommodations, meals and access to the grounds for a suggested donation.
In response to COVID-19, the monastery's retreat center is closed and will reopen when the Abbey Church is opened for liturgical services in early 2022. However, the center is offering virtual retreats using Zoom.
Dahlonega Resort and Vineyard in Dahlonega
Set in North Georgia's wine region, Dahlonega Resort and Vineyard has 22 guest rooms and cabins tucked into the woods, creating an environment for you to disconnect on retreats held throughout the year. Boasting mountain views, this facility offers miles of trails, a meditation labyrinth, an outdoor Jacuzzi, yoga studio and restaurant.