15 Best Romantic Weekend Getaways in Georgia

  • SWATHI RAMASWAMY
  • UPDATED May 30, 2018
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When in need of a relaxing weekend with your loved one, no better place than the melodic sound of waves crashing and the soft touch of a gentle breeze against your skin, the land of the Southern charm, Georgia. Whether you need a quiet rejuvenation on the bed or a luxurious hotel experience in the city, Georgia has everything you need to excite you and your other half.

Here is the list of the best weekend getaways in Georgia.

1. Mansion on Forsyth Park – Savannah

If you want to enjoy a refreshing swim in the heated outdoor pool or spend their free time looking at the various exhibits in the on-site art gallery, this one is for you. It’s deemed as Savannah’s most recognized, iconic hotel. 

The Mansion on Forsyth Park boasts 125 suite rooms, a restaurant, a bar/lounge in addition to an outdoor pool, a fully-equipped spa as well as an art gallery which has 400 art pieces and conference facilities.

You can start your day with their restaurant, 700 Drayton where you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner which offers a wide range of seasonal dishes with a blend of local favourites.

Nearby places of interest include Mickve Israel Temple, Forsyth Park, Massie Heritage Centre and the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

2. The Partridge Inn – Augusta

Built in 1836, this legendary hotel does not only let you experience the 19th-century architecture but also provides with modern comfort. Being in heaven will make you feel like miles away from the troubles of daily life even though all the shops and markets are just a walk away.

The P.I. Bar & Grill serves you an eclectic blend of traditional southern cuisine as well as the classic American favourite. Here you can also sip their special cocktail while soaking the rejoicing sunshine.

3. The Cloister at Sea Island

You can guess the standards when this five-star hotel features 3 championship golf courses, full-time spa and of course the endless beaches.

Alongside the golf courses, you will find tennis courts and fitness facilities. They also offer movie theatre, fishing, games room, free parking, complimentary Wi-Fi access, playground, indoor pool and pet-friendly accommodation.

There are 2 restaurants and bars which apart from serving international cuisines also provide an in-resident dine option to spoil you further.

Fort Frederica National Monument is the most popular nearby.

4. The Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront

Ever wanted to go back in time but sill live with today’s luxury and comfort? If yes, then this is the place for you.  It stands within a stroll of most city attractions, including the lively River Street and the sparkling Savannah River. Travel to the 1700s with her and get lost in time leaving all the stress and strain behind.

Wake up with complimentary breakfast for two and enjoy dinner at the hotel’s restaurant, ‘Rocks on the river’.

Nearby favourites are Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, Savannah riverboat tours, Riverfront Plaza, Owens-Thomas House and trolley tours through Forsyth Park and  Savannah historic district.

5. Chanticleer Inn Bed & Breakfast

Too tired of the city life? Here is the green and healthy escape you and your loved one. Get lost in the serenity of Georgia’s mountain and feel as close to nature like never before yet have all the comfort for a rejoicing weekend. It sits atop Lookout Mountain, with beautiful surrounding views of the Chattanooga Valley.

A stunning site of ancient rock formations and quiet trails at the top of Lookout Mountain waits for you and her to explore together. The fun doesn’t end here; you have a famous cave too, which was once used by American Indians and a hideout for outlaws, which also features an underground waterfall in the natural cave, Ruby Falls. 

After the dark, you can enjoy soothing music accompanied by the bonfire to keep you warm.

6. Azalea Inn and Villas – Savannah

A true reflection of the southern architecture that takes you back to the 19th century with modern comfort and beautiful garden veranda.

The rooms come with all the standard facilities and also include a fireplace and Kitchenettes.   Here, you can take a dip in their outside swimming pool where they also serve a two to three-course gourmet breakfast. You can have it in the pool, at your room or in the restaurant.

 The historic Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and the outdoor City Market are just minutes of walk away.

7. The Mountain Creek Villas 

Want a concealed getaway offering privacy and luxurious touch? Say no more! Situated in the Georgian hills, on waterfront or golf course property, the Mountain Creek Villas welcomes you.

A large living area, a fireplace and all other accessories that make you feel home away from home. 

You can take long walks; explore different plants, rivers and pagodas. You can also relax in the Robin Lake Beach near the Villas, which is also the largest man-made beach in the United States. 

8. Andaz Savannah

Explore Savannah’s well known Historical district in style, as you stay in the Andaz which balances the southern charm with urban elegance. From king side beds to private balconies, this is the ideal place for a romantic getaway.

You can sip handcraft cocktails made from fresh juices, liquors and homemade syrups in 22 square which is hotel’s own farm-to-table restaurant. You can also enjoy even food and drink services while swimming at Andaz’s terrace pool which also gives you a great view of the city. It has a fire pit, cabanas, lounge chairs and seating nooks.

9. Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa

If you want to try adventures with luxury, then this is the right place for you. A perfect getaway into the outdoors, with water rafting and floating on a tube down the Chattooga River. You can also discover nearby waterfalls on mountain biking, horseback riding or hot air balloon riding. 

Your mornings are made good by the sweet aromas of breakfast pizzas, strawberry pancakes and coconut muffins. In the evening, you can enjoy drinking wine outside with the gardens accompanying you.

If the Blue Ridge Mountains didn’t rejuvenate you, the inn’s spa definitely will.

10. St. Regis Atlanta

Get a full-time spa, beauty treatment and a 24 hrs gym centre in the luxurious 5-star hotel located in the heart of Georgia’s capital. 

You can contemplate the standards they have set for themselves when all their 151 rooms are designed and decorated uniquely. They have a 40,000 sq foot pool and a Jacuzzi hot tub. You can also experience their butler service and complimentary refreshments.

Wake up and have breakfast, in the sophisticated atmosphere of the Astor Court. Altas offers the classic American cuisines with a blend of local edges. You can also enjoy jazz performed at the St. Regis Bar.

11. Cedar House Inn & Yurts

Head back to nature with Georgia’searth-friendly hotel, exclusively for adults, making it a perfect spot for couples looking for alone time. Reducing its carbon footprint and appreciating nature as much as they can, events are introduced for nature lovers and tree huggers too.

You can choose between the cosy rooms at the inn, or if you’re feeling adventures, you can also go for the ‘yurts’ which are luxurious tents outside. You will be served a full breakfast prepared by the organic eggs and vegetables in their own garden once you wake up. 

You can also enjoy the kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, swimming, scenic waterfalls, horseback riding, zip lining, wineries, and so much more making you take a good retreat from the urban life.

12. Hotel Indigo – Athens

After a certain point in life, you feel all grown u and have to act mature even when you want to run around and have fun as you did in your childhood. But in here, you can enjoy the youthful vibe and art scene at country’s one of the first LEED Gold-certified hotels, Hotel Indigo. Located right in the heart of the historic city, just a few walks away from the University of Georgia, feel your youth energy returning in your veins as you and your other half reside in eco-friendly luxury. With the southern charm and modern architecture, it really adds to Athens’ full of life environment.

The in-house Madison Bar & Bistro offers Happy Hour cocktails or you can dine at well acclaimed, The National Restaurant, that serves international cuisines.

Sanford Stadium and Georgia Museum of Art are the nearby places of interest.

13. Chateau Elan  

The Chateau Elan is a luxury resort and winery with classic rooms and world-class amenities. Enjoy the region’s most romantic spot as you experience the French architecture in Georgia’s wine country.

For golf lovers, Championship golf is available right on the premises. And if you just want to lay low and want to be pampered, they offer an all-encompassing and relaxing spa. There are seven places to try for dining including Fleur-de-sel, Paddy’s Irish Pub, Versailles, Cafe Elan, and many more, which serves international cuisines and wines as per as your taste.

14. The Heidi Motel – Helen

If you are looking for something different and yet comfortable, the Heidi Motel and Wind Mill Suites Motel, positioned in the centre of Helen is a humble accommodation for you. It features a distinctive and historic windmill as its cornerstone. One of the most romantic destinations for the couples to get away, it is also known as the ‘Windmill suite’.

Gold mines, zip lining, golf, river tubing, hiking trails, fishing, etc. are the typical attractions of Georgia countryside are just a few miles away. They also provide wonderful views of the surrounding mountain landscape.

A variety of highly rated dining options are available nearby, and if you like ‘DIY’, then Barbeque grills are provided by the motel. 

15. Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa

Get a mesmerising view of the North Georgia Mountains and let yourself soak the fresh air when you stay at the Brasstown Valley Resort. From championship golf, horse stables to 7,500 sq. ft. spa, you can choose anything you like.

The spa pampers you with a private rooftop deck, a fireplace and their one of a kind shower with aromatherapy. You can get exceptional dining in the resort as they offer classic dishes as well as the local favourites.

You will truly feel a million miles away from the stress and strain of regular life in this luxurious heaven.

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SWATHI RAMASWAMY SWATHI RAMASWAMY

Happy-go-lucky gourmand met boho femme met snoozy miss, proud of her playlist and closet; very particular about her chai, sleep and movies. Seasonal writer, voracious reader and placid traveler. Ok, that's it! can't think of any more adjectives. Read more of my blogs to know little bit about me.

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