Woman meditating outside at Elohee in Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia

Relax in the peaceful North Georgia mountains at Elohee in Sautee Nacoochee near Helen

Best Wellness Retreats in Georgia

If you're looking for rest and relaxation, spa treatments, yoga classes or just a quiet place to recharge, these wellness retreats around Georgia are right for you. Take advantage of the various treatments that these facilities offer. If you can’t find one that suits your needs, you can also create your own!

Exterior view of Elohee in Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia

Elohee in Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia

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.

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Garden at Ignatius House in Atlanta, Georgia

Ignatius House in Atlanta

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 abundant space for quiet reflection.

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Monastic Heritage Center at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia

Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia

Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers

Located less than an hour east of Atlanta, the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers 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 planned retreats with themes and others organized individually, including accommodations, meals and access to the grounds for a suggested donation. The center also offers virtual retreats using Zoom.

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The Farmhouse Inn in Madison, Georgia

The Farmhouse Inn in Madison, Georgia

The Farmhouse Inn in Madison

A charming retreat on a farm just an hour east of Atlanta, The Farmhouse Inn in Madison features almost three miles of trails within acres of historic farmland and wetlands, including the River Trail, which is certified with the Association of Nature & Forest Therapy. Guests are invited to stroll and pay attention: to deep rifts marking a creek’s journey to the Oconee River, the contorted stems of a Flying Dragon citrus tree, and the stretch and snap of a spiderweb on your skin. Similar trails abound in Japan and Korea, where scientists study trees’ tangible benefits to human health (like the release of compounds called phytoncides that enhance our immune function). To get your dose, book a stay at the inn, or call to reserve a day trip.

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There's more to explore! Find more spas and wellness retreats on ExploreGeorgia.org.

Published: February 2024
Written by: Caroline Eubanks
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