The 10 Best Romantic Getaways in Georgia for Couples

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Romantic getaways in GA can take on just about any size or shape a couple could want.

Whether you’re looking for romantic getaways in North Georgia, diving into the rich cultural offerings of metro Atlanta, or couples retreats in GA’s small historic towns, the Peach State has a myriad of options to choose from.

There are an array of resorts in Georgia that are perfect for couples, ranging from big brand-name hotels like the Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons to family-owned B&Bs and historic inns.

Whether you’re looking for a short Valentine’s Day escape or longer anniversary getaways in GA, there are also countless North Georgia cabin rentals that offer spectacular views of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains

Read on for our guide to the best romantic getaways in Georgia for couples, including an overview of their accommodations, amenities, and must-see nearby attractions.

READ MORE: The 15 Best Romantic Getaways in the North Georgia Mountains

Are you looking for romantic cabins in Georgia?

If you need recommendations, check out our tips for some of the top places to stay:

  1. Mountaintop Cabin Getaway w/Hot tub & View (Pet-friendly 2 bd/1 ba near Helen GA)

  2. Sky Valley GA- Casa Dolce Vita (secluded 2 bd/2 ba wooded home w/ hot tub and pool)

  3. Blue Ridge GA Cozy Cabin in the Woods w/Hot Tub (2 bd/1 ba private cabin w/ fireplace & firepit)

  4. Helen Cabin w/Deck & Hot Tub 1/2-mile to Main St (quiet 1bd/1ba cabin with gas fireplace)

  5. Little Fox Den Ellijay Cabin Rental w/Hot Tub (1 bd/1 ba cozy cabin just 15 min from town)

Best Romantic Getaways in Georgia Guide

(arranged alphabetically)

  1. Barnsley Resort (Adairsville GA)
  2. Beechwood Inn (Clayton GA)
  3. Bellyard Atlanta (Atlanta GA)
  4. Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa (Young Harris GA)
  5. Callaway Resort & Gardens (Pine Mountain GA)
  6. The James Madison Inn (Madison GA)
  7. Lake Rabun Hotel (Lakemont GA)
  8. The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge (Hiawassee GA)
  9. The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee (Greensboro GA)
  10. Stone Mountain Manor (Stone Mountain GA)

READ MORE:  10 Must-Visit Blue Ridge Mountain Resorts

Romantic Couple Carriage Ride at Barnsley Resort, Adairsville GA
Romantic Couple Carriage Ride at Barnsley Resort, photo by Bret Love & Mary Gabbett

1. Barnsley Resort

597 Barnsley Gardens Road, Adairsville GA • (877) 773-7480


Set on 3,000 beautiful acres, Barnsley Resort is located between Atlanta and Chattanooga in Adairsville GA. For fun day trips in the area, visit Rome’s Berry College campus or the New Echota Historic Site in Calhoun.

This resort has two great restaurants, a Beer Garden, a top-notch golf course, a world-class spa, and English gardens with pre-Civil War ruins. It’s also home to a 10-acre lake that’s open to canoeing, kayaking, and fishing.

The best rooms for couples are the Inn Room King, 1-Bedroom Queen Suite, or the 1-Bedroom Cottage Suites (which offer a bit more privacy for truly romantic getaways).

Ask about their Romantic Hideaway Package, which includes accommodation, breakfast for two at Woodlands Grill, dinner at Woodlands or the Rice House, a $200 activity credit, and rose petal turndown with sparkling wine on arrival day.

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Anniversary getaways in GA - Beechwood Inn

2. Beechwood Inn

220 Beechwood Drive, Clayton GA • (706) 782-5485


A great place for romantic getaways in the Georgia mountains, the Beechwood Inn is located in Clayton GA, near the southern tip of the Blue Ridge range.

This is an incredible area for outdoor activities, with fantastic state parks (Black Rock Mountain and Tallulah Gorge), 6 lakes, and countless waterfalls (Panther & Angel FallsMinnehaha Falls, etc).

The best Beechwood Inn rooms for couples include the Savannah Suite, the Vineyard Room, and the Rose Cottage Room. Amenities include daily breakfast, daily wine tastings, a fire pit, and outdoor seating areas with killer views.

Their Romance Package comes with a bottle of sparkling wine, chocolate truffles, and a fresh flower bouquet. Other romantic options include the Wine Tour, Tasting & Transfer Package and the Picnic in North Georgia Package.

READ MORE:  The 20 Best Things to Do in Clayton GA

Romantic getaways in Atlanta for couples

3. Bellyard Atlanta

1 Interlock Avenue NW, Atlanta GA • (844) 683-8959


Bellyard is a Tribute Portfolio Hotel located in the West Midtown section of Atlanta, near where the old stockyards and railways once were. 

This hotel has several features that make it memorable. Drawbar is a cool cocktail lounge with sweeping views of the city, while the St. Germain French Bakery has delectable pastries and fresh coffee.

Options well-suited for a romantic getaway in Atlanta include the Deluxe Guest Room with 1 King (go for the High Floor or Skyline View option), the Junior Suite, or the Bellyard 1-Bedroom Suite.

Nearby Atlanta attractions include the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Atlanta Botanical Garden, the National Center of Civil & Human Rights, and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park.

READ MORE: The 30 Best Day Trips From Atlanta GA

Resorts in Georgia for couples - Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris GA
Dining Room at Brasstown Valley Resort, photo by Bret Love & Mary Gabbett

4. Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa

6321 Highway 76, Young Harris GA • (706) 379-9900


Located near Hiawassee, Lake Chatuge, and the North Carolina border, the Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa in Young Harris is a marquee spot for romantic mountain getaways in Georgia.

Amenities at the 5.3-acre resort include the Cherokee-inspired Equani Spa, a golf course, horseback riding stables, and nearly 10 miles of hiking trails. There’s also a stream, a pond, indoor and outdoor heated pools, and much more!

Couples’ rooms at Brasstown Valley can be 1-king or suites in the main lodge, cozy rooms in shared cottages, or the insane Spa Suite for next-level accommodation. Their Bed & Breakfast Package is perfect for creating a major romantic vibe.

Other romantic draws nearby include sunsets atop Brasstown Bald, tastings at local wineries, lake cruises on Lake Chatuge, and visiting the Bavarian-flavored town of Helen GA.

READ MORE: The 15 Best Things to Do in Hiawassee GA & Young Harris GA

Romantic weekend getaways in Georgia -Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain GA
Photo courtesy Callaway Gardens

5. Callaway Resort & Gardens

17617 US-27, Pine Mountain GA • (800) 225-5292


Callaway Resort & Gardens is located just over an hour south of Downtown Atlanta and just up the road from Columbus GA, offering 4 seasons of romantic getaways.

The 2,500-acre resort offers azaleas and native GA wildflowers in the Spring, a sandy beach on Robin Lake for Summer, a corn maze during “Pumpkins at Callaway,” and an award-winning light display for Christmas.

Amenities include the Callaway Discovery Center, Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, Thornhill Hydrangea Garden, and the Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel. There’s also a spa, golf course, and numerous restaurants on the property.

The Lodge has Suites with king beds or King Rooms with all the extras. Their Retreat to Romance Package adds champagne, fresh seasonal berries, and free Garden admission.

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Georgia weekend getaways for couples - The James Madison Inn

6. The James Madison Inn

260 W. Washington Street, Madison GA • (706) 342-7040


Centrally located between Atlanta, Athens, and Augusta GA, the James Madison Inn is a boutique hotel in Madison GA. The small town is famed for its picturesque streets, pre-Civil War homes, and fine Southern cuisine.

Amenities at the inn include complimentary continental breakfasts, concierge services, and a super cozy ambiance. Rooms have a King bed, Seffera linens, down-filled duvet and pillows, a rainfall shower, and fireplaces.

Their Romantic Retreat Package pops a bottle of chilled champagne or wine to make sure things start of well. There is a spa right in town to add to the luxury and couple’s communing.

In addition to the lovely town of Madison, with its charming shops and restaurants, the inn offers quick access to natural places like the Oconee National Forest, Scull Shoals Experimental Forest, and Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge.

READ MORE: The 10 Best Georgia Mountain Towns to Visit

Secluded romantic getaways in Georgia - Lake Raburn Hotel

7. Lake Rabun Hotel

35 Andrea Lane, Lakemont GA • (800) 398-5134


Combining rustic wood construction and luxurious comfort has made the Lake Rabun Hotel one of the most beloved romantic getaways in Georgia for 100 years running now.

This hotel is located on one of the most beautiful lakes in North Georgia, and close to antique shops, 3 Georgia State Parks, wineries, and several of our favorite Georgia waterfalls.

The Lake Rabun Hotel has 13 rooms on 3 floors, as well as 2 separate cottages. Their award-winning restaurant serves creative cuisine accompanied by craft cocktails and/or wines from local wineries.

They offer two fantastic packages for couples, the Romance Package and the Anniversary Package. The Romance Package includes 2 nights, a $70 allowance at the restaurant, chocolate-covered strawberries, and sparkling wine.

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resorts in Georgia for couples - The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge

8. The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge

3499 US-76 W, Hiawassee GA • (706) 523-9827


Romantic resorts in Georgia don’t get much better than The Ridges on Lake Chatuge. It’s located in Hiawassee GA, peaking into North Carolina, and the amenities are off the charts!

Hiawassee is close to an array of fantastic waterfalls, forests, small mountain towns, and the tallest mountain in GA. It’s also near the Nantahala National Forest in NC, and just an hour from Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The Ridges Resort has its own marina, two restaurants, a waterpark, live music on the weekends, and a Topgolf Swing Suite. There are also community fire pits, a fireplace in the lobby, nightly s’mores, a saltwater pool, and lawn games.

Rooms perfect for couples include the King rooms and Suites, both of which feature a King-sized bed, beautiful views, an LCD flat-screen TV, and private balconies. Check out their romantic Bed & Breakfast Package. 

READ MORE: The 10 Best Mountain Resorts in Georgia to Visit

romantic places to stay in Georgia - Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Lake Oconee

9. The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee

1 Lake Oconee Trail, Greensboro GA • (706) 467-0600


The Ritz-Carlton name and luxury go hand-in-hand. Throw in beautiful Lake Oconee, and you’ve got one of the most romantic places to stay in Georgia, combining the charm of a mountain lodge with some serious pampering.

This place is getting a total makeover for 2024. The Spa, Fitness Center, and Indoor Spa Pool are all being transformed. Meanwhile, a temporary spa, fitness center, and heated outdoor pool are available for guests.

Their Club Lounge has locally inspired food served around a stone-stacked fireplace or on a lake-view patio. Linger Longer Steakhouse and Amore Del Lago offer smart casual dining, while Gaby’s By the Lake is more easy-going.

Couples will love their Resort View or Lake View rooms, both of which have a King-sized bed. But you can up the romantic ante by adding the fireside option to either, or upgrading to the Fireside Executive Suite!

READ MORE: The 10 Best Georgia Mountain Towns to Visit

romantic getaway Atlanta GA - Stone Mountain Manor

10. Stone Mountain Manor

1037 Main Street, Stone Mountain GA • (770) 879-6800


A throwback to Antebellum architecture, Stone Mountain Manor is in the historic village of Stone Mountain (established in  the early 1800s), and at the edge of Stone Mountain Park.

Despite the controversy surrounding its Confederate carving, Stone Mountain Park is the #1 tourist destination in the State of Georgia. It has great hiking trails, a lake, the Summit Skyride, and scenic train rides around the mountain.

Accommodations at the Stone Mountain Manor include 8 oversized rooms with King beds and a large Family Suite. Amenities include a complimentary gourmet breakfast, comfy linens, and premium bath products.

Their Romantic Escape Package features a bouquet of roses, LED candles, silk rose petals, and chocolate-dipped strawberries. Add-ons include a welcome snack tray, bouquet of flowers, and a spa bag. –by Jonathon Engels; lead image via Canva


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Stay on marked trails, take only pictures, pack out your trash, and be considerate of others who share the trails and parks you explore. 

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After visiting North Carolina for the first time, Senior Writer Jonathon Engels and wife Emma spent 2 years exploring Western NC in search of a homestead property. They first lived in Brevard, where Jonathon taught writing at Blue Ridge Community College and extensively explored the Blue Ridge Parkway and Pisgah National Forest. For the last several years they have lived just off the BRP near Elkin, Southwest Virginia, and the NC High Country. The couple also volunteers with the Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention, the Elkin Valley Trail Association, and Reeves Downtown School of Music.