There are several incredible getaways within a few hour's drive of Atlanta. Escape to the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains in Georgia in the spring or fall for a weekend filled with fresh mountain air and spectacular views. Or get away to Savanah for sightseeing, shopping and gourmet dining. Remember to ask for a room with romantic touches such as a fireplace and a view. Our list of the best romantic trips from Atlanta includes elegant inns, bed and breakfasts, country getaways, and full service resorts, surrounded by hiking, beaches, fun attractions, shopping and sightseeing.
»Chateau Elan Winery & Resort - 1 hour from Atlanta
Chateau Elan Winery and Resort is a Georgia wine country getaway with 275 rooms, suites and villas. Romantic guest room decor at The Chateau Elan Inn is inspired by French country estates with embroidered linens, dark walnut woods, an oversized tub, and access to the pool. The winery features special events, cooking classes, cooking demonstrations, and a wine market. The spa includes 14 overnight guest suites which have been recently renovated as well as its own kitchen for complete pampering and relaxation. Couples can play golf on 63 scenic holes and take lessons at the Golf Club. Choose from several excellent dining options at the resort. Versailles features modern American dishes and regional favorites. Paddy’s Irish Pub features live music as well as Irish food and drinks. Fleur-de-Lis is a sunny gourmet restaurant for healthy breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea. L’Auberge Lounge offers dinner and light snacks in a sports-bar atmosphere overlooking the Atrium. Le Close is a small fine dining room within the Winery. The Golf Grille overlooks the Golf Course and serves American cuisine, while Le Soleil Pool Bar is right next to the pool. Rooms start at $199 per night (website).
»Azalea Inn and Gardens - 3 hours 30 minutes
Azalea Inn & Gardens in Savannah, Georgia is a historic getaway with a romantic garden, outdoor pool and 10 guest rooms, some with fireplaces, private porches and jetted tubs. Luxury touches include nightly wine and hors d'oeuvres (except Sunday), fresh-baked dessert available throughout the day and complimentary wireless Internet. Forsyth Park, Savannah shops and restaurants are just steps from the inn. Guest rooms are decorated with period furnishings and reflect a theme depicting Savannah history. Explore Savannah, Georgia, including the city's art galleries, antique shops and art studios. Savannah's City Market is the place to go if you like shopping. Savannah has many charming city parks such as Chippewa Square where the "life is like a box of chocolates" scene in Forrest Gump was filmed. Rooms at Azalea Inn start at $219 per night (website).
»Hotel Indigo – Athens - 1 hour 20 minutes from Atlanta, GA
Plan a weekend trip to the university town of Athens, Georgia to enjoy the city’s youthful vibe, art, outdoor cafes, restaurants, theater and football. Hotel Indigo - Athens is an environmentally-friendly hotel with a residential feel. Guest rooms and suites feature hardwood floors, expansive windows, high ceilings, plush bedding, and dual shower heads. Suites and the Penthouse have spacious bathroom, a full bar, and amazing views of downtown. The Gallery@Hotel Indigo-Athens lets you to view regional contemporary art. The fitness center is equipped with a selection of exercise machines and free weights. Have a delicious meal at Madison Bar & Bistro which has an outdoor patio and serves regional cuisine. Rooms start at $126 per night (website).
»Mansion on Forsyth Park, Savannah - 3 hours 30 minutes
Mansion on Forsyth Park, a Kessler Collection hotel, is situated in a Victorian Romanesque mansion with 125 guest accommodations and The Grand Bohemian Gallery which houses over 400 original pieces of art. Guest rooms feature modern luxuries combined with lush fabrics and custom furniture. Enjoy musical performances on the classical grand Bosendorfer piano, listen to gypsy jazz in Casimir’s Lounge, take a cooking class at 700 Kitchen Cooking School, and relax at Poseidon Spa. 700 Drayton Restaurant features fresh culinary delights and an extensive wine list. Forsyth Park Cafe offers views of the cast-iron fountain and serves a light breakfast or lunch. Casimir’s Lounge and Bosendorfer Lounge both offer cocktails and entertainment. Rooms start at $205 per night (website).
»The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain - 1 hour 15 minutes
The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens is surrounded by 6,000 acres of forest, flora, and vegetation with luxury amenities in the rooms. The resort offers a choice of 141 guest rooms and 8 suites, all with complimentary internet access, free valet parking, and 310-thread count premium sheets. Guests can take advantage of the outdoor pool next to the hot tub, the Summer Cabana Bar, and exercise in the fitness center. The 13,000-square-foot Spa Prunifolia is surrounded by the flowers that give it its name, and features 13 treatment rooms, lounges, saunas, and steam rooms. There are massages, salon services, couples massage, facials, and body treatments. The Ironwood Lounge and Bar has a large stone fireplace and serves delicious pub-style fare, including rich desserts perfect for a romantic celebration. The Piedmont Grille is the place to go for fine dining, serving healthy and upscale versions of classic southern dishes, and a seafood buffet on Friday nights. Rooms start at $149 per night (website).
»Cedar House Inn and Yurts - 1 hour 10 minutes
Cedar House Inn & Yurts is one of the top green getaways from Atlanta, GA, located in the heart of the North Georgia wine country, just minutes from the Appalachian Trail. Couples can choose from three rooms and two eco-friendly yurts. The property caters only to adults which makes it perfect for a quiet retreat in the country. Rooms at the Cedar House Inn start at $115 (website).
»The Partridge Inn, Augusta - 2 hours 15 minutes
The recently renovated Partridge Inn in Augusta has a long history - it was first converted into a hotel in 1892. The property offers five different types of rooms, all of which feature period-style furnishings, high-speed internet, and a stylish sitting area. Ask for one of the balcony rooms on your romantic getaway. Guests have access to a secluded outdoor pool and dining on the verandah. The P.I. Bar and Grill has hosted presidential banquets and serves modern Southern cuisine, including a delicious Sunday brunch. Sip a cocktail, enjoy wine specials on Wednesdays, and listen to live jazz music on Friday and Saturday nights, without a cover charge. Rooms at The Partridge Inn start at $139 per night (website).
»Jekyll Island Club - 4 hours 35 minutes
Jekyll Island Club is a relaxing beach resort set on a scenic barrier island in Georgia. This is a getaway where parents can enjoy romantic moments together while children participate in fun activities. If you are planning a summer trip, children ages five to twelve get access to the Club Juniors summer program which will take them on unique adventures such as a dolphins cruise. Summer Waves Water Park, open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, offers slides and waterfalls, available to kids under 48" tall. Click here to read our in-depth review.
»The Cloister at Sea Island - 5 hours
The Cloister at Sea Island is one of the most spectacular beach getaways in Georgia, featuring five miles of private beaches, stunning golf courses, and elegant accommodations. The main building features several types of rooms and suites, all with unique designs, wood furnishings, handmade Turkish rugs, deep-soaking tubs, and modern amenities. The Lodge offers 40 additional guest rooms with expansive ocean views and butler service. The resort is home to Wonderland - a candy and ice cream shop, a movie theater that seats 100, a coffee stand, tennis courts, and the three 18-hole championship golf courses.
The Spa and Fitness Center measures 65,000 square feet in size and includes indoor pools, yoga, cycling classes, and personal training. Camp Cloister can keep your children entertained while you relax in the spa. There are many outdoor activities, including horseback riding, water sports, shooting school, boating, and fishing. There is no shortage of dining options at the Cloister. In addition to in-room dining and Wonderland, guests can buy a snack or fresh bread at the Market, enjoy refined southern dining at the Georgian Room, visit the brasserie-inspired River Bar and savor Italian food at Tavola. You can also order coastal southern dishes at Southern Tide, eat a casual meal on the beach at Flip Flop Bistro, have a steak at Colt & Alison, eat at the Oak Room between rounds of golf, or enjoy the sports pub atmosphere at Davis Love Grill. Sea Island is a 5-hour drive from Atlanta, so consider getting away for a 3-day long weekend (website).
»Barnsley Gardens - 1 hour
A romantic weekend getaway from Atlanta, Barnsley Gardens is an elegant resort located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains in Georgia. The resort offers 87 guest rooms and suites, gourmet dining and many activities. The resort has a Jim Fazio-designed championship golf course with some of the fastest greens in the Southeast. Guests can take lessons and perfect their game on their weekend trip. In the spring, summer and fall, take a guided tour of the lush hotel gardens where gardeners are hard at work all day long to sculpt a beautiful heirloom garden filled with blooming flowers and lush trees.
Another great way to explore the area is to rent a mountain bike or a cruiser. The resort offers tennis, fitness, shooting, 12 miles of scenic hiking trails, lawn games and the Barnsley Museum. The museum is attached to the historic Ruins and houses Civil War artifacts as well as all artifacts related to the property history. Wolf Cave Mountain Field offers two different paintball fields. One field is in the "woods" and another is in an open field with giant pieces of wood to hide behind. Dining options include The Woodlands Grill, Beer Garden and romantic picnics in the garden. Rates start at $259/night (website).
»Olde Harbour Inn, Savannah - 3 hours 30 minutes
The Olde Harbour Inn is a modern getaway with historic roots. Guests will find cobblestones dating back two centuries in this former bluff-side warehouse, seamlessly mixed together with modern amenities. The 24 guest suites offer apartment-style amenities, including a refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave and Wi-Fi. Guests are welcome to bring along their pets. The concierge will help you make dinner reservations or schedule tours around the city. There is a deluxe continental breakfast in the morning, and complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres in the evening. The nightly turndown service includes ice cream treats. Rooms at The Partridge Inn start at $190 per night (website).
»Lucille's Mountain Top Inn & Spa - 1 hour 35 minutes
Offering spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lucille's Mountain Top Inn & Spa offers couples elegant rooms, a relaxing spa and access to award-winning wineries in the area. Each morning, wake up to the scents of homemade Strawberry Muffins, fresh baked Cinnamon Bread and Breakfast Pizzas. Spend your weekend getting massages at the day spa, hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountain and exploring the charming Village of Sautee. Other local activities and attractions include scenic waterfalls, the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia, Chattahoochee River tours, fly fishing on Soque River, zip lining, golf and hot air balloon rides. Don't miss the sunset from Lucille's Crow's Nest which offers a 360-degree view of the mountains and Sautee Valley. Lucille's offers 10 stylish guest rooms, some with fireplaces and Blue Ridge Mountain views. Room number 6 has a Jacuzzi tub overlooking the mountains and a fireplace. Rooms at Lucille's start at $149 per night (website).
»The Inn at Serenbe - 35 minutes
Serenbe is a unique combination of living spaces for visitors and locals alike, divided into four hamlets designed to provide a relaxing, well-balanced weekend in the Georgia countryside. The Inn at Serenbe has 19 guest rooms, surrounded by organic farmland, a seasonal Saturday Farmer’s Market, and commercial centers within each hamlet, offering education, health, agriculture, and arts. Serenbe Playhouse features cultural events year-round, including music, lectures, films, festivals, culinary workshops and art galleries. Weekend activities include trail riding and relaxing treatments at the spa. Blue Eyed Daisy is a delicious bake shop in the community. The Farmhouse at Serenbe was one of the first farm-to-table restaurants in the area and continues its tradition (website).
»The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
This Westin hotel is the perfect combination of modern luxury and southern charm, with an excellent location right along the waterfront in the center of the Savannah River District. There are seven types of rooms, all with wireless internet, natural lighting, and gorgeous views of the golf course and the river. Ask for a room with a balcony or a suite with extra space and additional bathrooms. Guests have access to a secluded beach, the Heavenly Spa by Westin and the Westin Workout Fitness Studio. You can rent an ElliptiGO, visit the Road Course, or take advantage of deep water docking options. The Westin Savannah Harbor hosts First Friday Oyster Roasts and live concerts. There are many dining options to choose from: Aqua Star has steaks and seafood with gorgeous views. Champions Grill/Legends Bar offers a relaxed atmosphere next to the golf course. Midnight Sun Bourbon and Craft Lounge serves light fare. Escape Pool Bar & Grille has burgers and cocktails as well as occasional live music and Aqua Fuego Champagne & Wine Bar has a hand-picked wine selection. Rooms start at $239 per night (website).
»Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa - 2 hours 10 minutes
Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa, GA, is a scenic mountain resort with a top-rated 18-hole championship golf course, stables, spa and several exceptional restaurants. The resort features a unique spa suite with a private roof top deck and a Jacuzzi tub for two, perfect for couples. If you are looking for romantic Georgia vacations with many activities, this is a top choice. Rooms start at $139 per night (website).
»Hamilton-Turner Inn, Savannah
Hamilton-Turner Inn, a part of the Southern Living Hotel Collection, offers 17 rooms and suites with rich cotton sheets, custom bedding and flat-screen TVs. Guests have the chance to enjoy a newspaper with their morning coffee in the Parlor and a southern breakfast every morning. Head to the Parlor for refreshments in the afternoon, hors d’oeuvres and wine in the evening, and port in the late evening, or simply wait for bedside sweets during the nightly turndown service. Guests can bring small pets with them for a nominal fee. Simply stepping outside of the inn puts you in the historic district, where you can visit galleries, restaurants and shops. Rooms start at $585 per night (website).
Andaz Savannah has a relaxed urban vibe combined with Southern sophistication. Located just steps from Ellis Square, the hotel features 151 guestrooms and suites with ultra-modern amenities, large windows, fine linens, walk-in showers, complimentary non-alcoholic mini bars, and balconies that overlook the Historic District. Relax on the second floor’s terrace pool, which has a fire pit, intimate seating nooks, cabanas, lounge chairs, and even food and drink service. Or enjoy the 24/7 fitness center with cardio equipment, free weights, and an inspiring view of the city with natural light. 22 Square Restaurant is the farm to fork restaurant within the hotel, offering a community table with seasonal, organic produce and meats from local sources, including breakfast, dinner, and hand-mixed cocktails. The 22 Square Bar serves delicious drinks in a modern, yet rustic environment. The Terrace Bar lets you enjoy signature cocktails next to the pool in addition to local, organic food. Rooms start at $219 per night (website).
»Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront
Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront, an Autograph Collection Hotel, is designed to take guests back in time to the 18th century. There are four types of rooms to select from, including the choice between a view of the Historic Street or the river. The décor is a combination of vintage and modern styles with large headboards, original artwork, and marble-appointed bathrooms. Rocks on the River features relaxed atmosphere and regionally-inspired food made from fresh ingredients. Rocks on the Roof serves tapas-style food and hand-crafted cocktails. Rooms start at $287 per night (website).
»The Gastonian, Savannah
The Gastonian is situated in two mansions which are next to each other and date back to 1868. The 17 guest rooms spread throughout the inn have period antique furniture and working fireplaces. Guests receive access to complimentary water bottles, luxury cotton bathrobes, a private bath, and complimentary Wi-Fi. There is a reception with wine and hors d'oeuvres every afternoon, a full daily gourmet breakfast, and evening desserts. The Gastonian is located where Lincoln and Gaston Street connect, offering a central location that is convenient for exploring the city. Rooms start at $233 per night (website).
»Chanticleer Inn Bed and Breakfast - 2 hours 15 minutes
Chanticleer Inn Bed & Breakfast is located on a scenic plateau that borders Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. The property is located 10 minutes from downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee where you will find attractions such as Rock City, the Incline Railway and Ruby Falls. Ask for one of the rooms with a whirlpool tub and a fireplace. Room rates at the Chanticleer Inn start at $170 per night (website).
»The Marshall House, Savannah
The Marshall House offers southern hospitality in the heart of Savannah, along Broughton Street, in a restored 19th century building with floor-to-ceiling windows. There are 68 rooms, including three suites plus 65 gorgeous guest rooms of all sizes. Every guest space has historic touches and modern amenities designed to make you feel at home, including bottled water, a mini-fridge, Wi-Fi, and charging stations in every room. Guests have access to the Wine and Cheese Reception Sunday through Thursday and a deluxe continental breakfast. There is a 24-hour business center with computers and internet access for guests, and optional valet parking. 45 Bistro provides an upscale dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere, complete with a full bar. The hotel is close to the City Market, Lucas Theater and Owens-Thomas House. Rooms start at $161 per night (website).
|Atlanta, GA To||Driving Time|
|Sautee Nacoochee, GA||1 hour 35 minutes|
|Savannah, Georgia||3 hours 30 minutes|
|Lookout Mountain, GA||2 hours 15 minutes|
|Young Harris, GA||2 hours 10 minutes|
|Buford, GA||50 minutes|
|Dahlonega, GA||1 hour 10 minutes|
|Braselton, GA||1 hour|
|Jekyll Island, GA||4 hours 35 minutes|
|Saint Simons Island, GA||5 hours|
|Adairsville, Georgia||1 hour|