Barnsley Garden Resort
The historic Barnsley Garden Resort is a full-service destination resort that is steeped in history.
Originally, the property was a plantation, and the first buildings were built in 1847. Today, the resort encompasses 1,400 landscaped acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The hotel is surrounded by 160-year-old-gardens, harboring heirloom roses. The 87 rooms and suites are arranged in 37 unique guest cottages. The resort has numerous amenities, including a golf course, horseback riding, a Grecian-style swimming pool and 12 miles of scenic hiking trails. Couples can spoil themselves with spa sessions in the Spa at Barnsley Gardens. Dining options include three restaurants, or arrangements can be made for a candlelight dinner in your room. Picnic baskets can be ordered for lunch in the gardens, or guests can have the hotel arrange a picnic lunch for them, complete with linens and silver. Barnsley Garden Resort offers special weekend getaway packages for couples. Barnsley Garden Resort 597 Barnsley Garden Road Adairsville, GA 30103 (877) 773-2447 barnsleyresort. com
The Lodges at Historic Banning Mills
Located on the banks of the Snake Creek Gorge, Historic Banning Mills sits on a 1,000-acre preserve only 45 minutes west of Atlanta.
The Banning Hills Inn offers several all-inclusive romantic getaway packages. Cozy, private cottages, cabin suites and jacuzzi suites are available for a couples looking for a romantic retreat. Dinners by candlelight can be delivered to your room. A day spa offers full spa services, and spa packages can be purchased to complement a romantic getaway. Picnic lunches can be prepared to accompany guests on a long walk in the woods. Horseback riding, a pool, a zip line course and a fishing lake are other activities available at Banning Hills. The Lodges at Historic Banning Mills 205 Horseshoe Dam Road Whitesburg, GA 30185 (866) 447-8688 historicbanningmills. com/index. html
The Dillard House
Located on a plateau in the Little Tennessee River Valley in North Georgia, Dillard House offers a romantic getaway for couples.
For those craving total privacy, Dillard House rents chalets nestled into the mountainside that give guests panoramic views of the famous Blue Ridge Mountains. Special fireplace suites and Jacuzzi suites are located in the Dillard House Inn. Dillard House has a number of activities for couples to enjoy, including a swimming pool, an outdoor Jacuzzi spa, tennis courts, trout stocked fishing ponds, hiking trails and horseback riding. A romantic horse drawn carriage ride can also be arranged. Arrangements can be made with Dillard House for special amenities like chocolate or champagne to be in the room upon arrival. The Dillard House 768 Franklin Street Dillard, GA 30537 (800) 541-0671 dillardhouse. com