The 15 Best Romantic Getaways in the North Georgia Mountains

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[Updated December 16, 2023]  Looking for options for romantic getaways in the North Georgia Mountains where you can relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect with the one you love?

The idyllic landscapes of Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains provide a beautiful backdrop for some of the state’s best romantic getaways.

Whether you prefer lazy days cozied up beside the fire and getting pampered in the spa, or an adventure-filled weekend of outdoor exploration, there are a variety of resorts, bed and breakfasts, and VRBO cabins in the area.

Each offers its own unique experience, but all of them are designed to leave you feeling closer and more connected to that special someone in your life. 

So whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, an engagement, or just a special weekend away from the stress of everyday life, read on for our staff picks for the best romantic getaways in North Georgia.

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Top Places to Stay for a Romantic Getaway in North Georgia

  1. Barnsley Gardens Resort (Romance Package w/dinner, breakfast, sparkling wine)
  2. Chateau Elan Winery (Romance Package w/special label bottle of wine w/$350 dining credit)
  3. Glen-Ella Springs Inn (Romance Package w/ champagne, chocolates, discounted massage)
  4. Paradise Hills Resort & Spa (Romance Package w/ truffles, wine flights, 30-minute massages)
  5. Valhalla Resort Hotel (Romance Package w/ food & spa credits, strawberries & bubbly)

Best Romantic Getaways in North Georgia Guide

(Arranged alphabetically)

  1. Barnsley Gardens Resort (Adairsville GA)
  2. Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa (Young Harris GA)
  3. Dahlonega Resort & Vineyard (Dahlonega GA)
  4. The Dogwood Inn (Blue Ridge GA)
  5. Forrest Hills Resort (Dahlonega GA)
  6. Glen-Ella Springs Bed & Breakfast (Clarkesville GA)
  7. Lake Rabun Hotel (Lakemont GA)
  8. The Little Red Barn (Blue Ridge GA)
  9. Mystic Moonlight (Helen GA)
  10. Paradise Hills Resort & Spa (Dahlonega, GA)
  11. The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge (Hiawassee GA)
  12. Romantic Couples’ Hide-Away (Blue Ridge GA)
  13. Sylvan Valley Lodge & Cellars (Sautee Nacoochee GA)
  14. The Treehouse Cabin Creekside Home (Summerville GA)
  15. Valhalla Resort Hotel (Helen GA)

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

1. Barnsley Gardens Resort

597 Barnsley Gardens Rd, Adairsville GA • 770-773-7480

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Whisking you away to a serene setting that’s both historic and modern, Barnsley Gardens Resort is widely considered one of the most romantic getaways in the south.

Originally known as Woodlands, the Italianate manor was built by Godfrey Barnsley for his beloved bride, Julia, in the 1840s. Sadly, she died before construction was completed. 

After a series of unfortunate events (including the Civil War), the property fell into ruin. Years later, Prince Hubertus Fugger of Bavaria purchased the land, began restoring Barnsley Gardens, and eventually built the resort.

Today the property offers guests all the delights of an exquisite Southern estate, including mouthwatering restaurants, a sporting club, championship golf course, 10-acre lake, horseback riding, hiking trails, and more.

There’s also a European-style spa, which offers complimentary steam, sauna, and whirlpool along with a variety of customizable packages that can include couples massages. 

In terms of lodging, there are 90+ cottages and suites that feature clawfoot tubs, wood-burning fireplaces, and private porches. There are also an 55 guest rooms and suites available at the Inn At Barnsley Resort. 

It’s an amazing place for a weekend getaway, especially when the resort is decked in Christmas lights for the holiday season. 

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Entrance to Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris GA
Entrance to Brasstown Valley Resort by Bret Love & Mary Gabbett

2. Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa

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

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Located just a few miles from Hiawassee GA, the Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa is a swanky Blue Ridge Mountains resort with all the trimmings necessary for a getaway filled with romance, relaxation, and recreation.

Brasstown’s long list of amenities includes a championship golf course, horseback riding tours, a luxury spa, tennis courts, and more.

The Dining Room is one of the area’s best restaurants, while Brassies Grill is a casual place with billiard tables and fireside dinners. here is a Fireside Lounge for sipping a cocktail.

Their Mountain Lodge has 102 rooms, each with flat-screen TVs, charging stations, kitchenette appliances, and comfortable seating.

There are 5 suites, 46 rooms with king-sized beds, 47 rooms with two queen beds, and 4 ADA-accessible rooms.

Other accommodation options include 32 Cottage Rooms, which can be rented individually in 4-bedroom cottages with a shared parlor that includes a large wood-burning fireplace, a basic kitchen, and a dining room table.

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Dahlonega Resort and Vineyard
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3. Dahlonega Resort & Vineyard

400 Blueberry Hill, Dahlonega GA • 706-865-7678

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What started as a small-scale Dahlonega bed and breakfast in the mid-1990s has gradually grown into one of the best mountain getaways in GA.

There are 14 rooms and a suite in the main house, along with 8 two-bed cabins to choose from. The Villa Suites are the most popular choice for couples, featuring a king bed and bath, full kitchen, living area, and a private back porch.

When you aren’t “finding your thrill on Blueberry Hill,” the surrounding area is as beautiful as it is blissful.

There’s an extensive network of hiking trails to enjoy, and far-flung mountain views to take in while relaxing in a rocking chair or soaking in the outdoor Jacuzzi.

There are also weekly yoga classes in the resort’s Gadane Yoga Hall, and wine tastings in the Twisted Wine Garden for visitors to enjoy.

In terms of dining, the Dahlonega Resort offers seating on the oversized front porch, as well as indoor dining. Either way, you can savor fresh, seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients that are perfectly paired with their house-made wines. 

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4. The Dogwood Inn

180 Mathis Farm Road, Blue Ridge GA • (706) 455-9230

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This new boutique inn, completed in 2023, is located 5 miles from Downtown Blue Ridge GA. It’s set on a ridge offering magical views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and a historic farm.

All guests have access to common areas such as a library, outdoor porches, wooded grounds, and a spectacular al fresco gathering place. Breakfast can be enjoyed in the dining room or on any of the porches.

Rooms at the Dogwood Inn have a maximum occupancy of 2 people, and all guests must be at least 21 years old.

There are three Deluxe King Rooms: The Magnolia, The Three Bears, and The Nest. Rooms have a king bed, a sitting area, a fireplace, a big-screen TV, a soaking tub, and other comforts.

Popular activities near The Dogwood Inn include apple picking, vineyard tours, wine tastings, Lake Blue Ridge, waterfalls, and superb hiking.

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Interior of Forrest Hills Resort Cabins in Dahlonega GA

5. Forrest Hills Resort

135 Forrest Hills Road, Dahlonega GA • 800-654-6313

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Situated on 140 acres of pristine North Georgia land, Forrest Hills Resort in Dahlonega provides 30+ custom packages for couples, ranging from romantic weekend getaways to weddings and honeymoons.

There are private cabins, suites, and rooms that offer a perfect mix of rustic decor and modern amenities, including indoor hot tubs, fireplaces, king-sized beds, kitchens, and porch swings.

To pamper you even more, you can order specially made baskets that include local Georgia wine and cheese, spa necessities, and/or mimosas delivered to your room to await your arrival.

During your time at Forrest Hills, you can indulge in romantic activities such as horseback riding through the forest, late-night dips in the outdoor pool or hot tub, morning walks on the nature trails, romantic horse-drawn carriage rides, and making s’mores at the fire pits.

There are also massage rooms on-site (open by appointment only on Friday, Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday) that offer relaxing hour-long couples massages.

For date nights, you can visit the resort’s couple-only Secret Garden dining room, or explore the array of restaurants in Dahlonega. You can also enjoy Sunday Brunch from 11:30 am to 2 pm, or order a picnic lunch to go.

During the holiday season the resort is decorated with lots of lights, making it a great place to celebrate an Old Fashioned Christmas in Dahlonega GA!

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Glen-Ella Springs Bed & Breakfast
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6. Glen-Ella Springs Inn

1789 Bear Gap Road, Clarkesville GA • 706-754-7295

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Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Glen-Ella Springs Inn has a long history of providing guests with a peaceful, dreamy getaway.

There are 16 luxury lodging options here, ranging from Queen Rooms to Penthouse Suites. Each includes a private bath, lush linens, eco-friendly toiletries, and locally-made furniture accented with unique decor. 

They also have a Romantic Getaway Package that’s available with all room types. It includes a chilled split of champagne, a box of gourmet chocolates, and 10% off a private 1-hour massage. 

A delicious, fresh-made breakfast for two is available from 8:30 to 10 am in the dining room, where you can enjoy a special blend of gourmet coffee along with the main entrée and side items. Room service options are also available.

The Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant also serves award-winning cuisine, offering an elegant evening dining experience on the property. There’s also plenty to explore nearby, including Tallulah Gorge State Park and Lake Rabun.

Whether you want to sit by a fire in a meadow surrounded by the Chattahoochee National Forest, or take a short excursion to the waterfalls, wineries, and hiking trails nearby, adventure and romance are around every corner.

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7. Lake Rabun Hotel

35 Andrea Ln, Lakemont GA • (706) 782-4946

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Opened in 1922, the Historic Lake Rabun Hotel is a popular getaway in the North Georgia mountains, keeping in touch with the rustic nature of the landscape while also keeping guests cozy and comfortable.

The lake itself is open to boating, fishing, and swimming. Other adventures in the area include vineyard tours, distilleries, ATV trips, whitewater rafting, and more. Tallulah Gorge State Park is just 10 minutes away.

Guests can enjoy a massage at the hotel spa, dine at their fabulous farm-to-table restaurant, or just chill in front of the massive stone fireplace in the main lodge. 

The lodge has 13 rooms, plus a 2BR/2BA Innkeeper’s Cottage. There are 5 more cottages located about a mile away at the Lake Rabun Fish Camp, which offers hand-crafted charm, plush beds, and a gourmet breakfast.

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The Little Red Barn near Blue Ridge GA - fun couples weekend getaways

8. The Little Red Barn (Blue Ridge GA)

600 sq. ft • Sleeps 3 • 1 BR • 1 BA

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Built with romantic couple getaways in mind, the Little Red Barn in Blue Ridge GA has all the necessities, plus fun additions to make your stay everything you could’ve imagined.

The lux interior features a plush king-sized bed, TV, and a bathroom that includes ceramic heated tile floors, a rainfall shower, and a steamy two-person sauna.

For visitors who enjoy cooking, there’s also a fully equipped kitchen with brand new appliances, including a fridge, dishwasher, and coffee station.

The front porch has a cute porch swing for two and an easy-to-light Napolean grill, but the back porch is where all those fun amenities we mentioned come into play.

There’s a hot tub where you can relax while you enjoy the crackling of the fire in the stone fireplace, and/or watch a movie on the drop-down projector screen. There’s also additional seating, firewood, and a cornhole game.

To top it all off, there are strings of magical lights surrounding the porch to set a romantic mood at night.

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9. Mystic Moonlight (Helen GA)

500 sq. ft • Sleeps 2 • 1 BR • 1 BA

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Reminiscent of something straight out of a storybook, the Mystic Moonlight rental cabin is situated on a 1-acre lot in Helen GA.

The pastoral property features a bubbling creek and is surrounded by hardwoods, Native American holly, and numerous  North GA wildflowers.

The interior was recently remodeled to include an assortment of decorations and cozy furniture to help you feel at home, including a king-sized bed and gas fireplace to keep you warm and cozy when the weather turns cold.

There’s also a dining table and TV, along with a kitchen that’s fully stocked and has brand new appliances (including a refrigerator, stove, oven, toaster, microwave, dishwasher, blender, and coffee maker). 

Outdoors there’s a front deck as well as a screened-in back deck that features a soothing hot tub, where you can relax and soak in the beautiful forest scenery.

There’s also a lower platform connected to the back deck that has a grill and fire pit, plus additional seating that’s all lit up with twinkling Christmas lights.

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Paradise Hills Winery Resort and Spa -romantic weekends away
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10. Paradise Hills Resort & Spa

366 Paradise Road, Blairsville GA • 877-745-7483

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Led by the mantra that you should build balance into modern life by taking the time to rest and focus on yourself, your relationships, and the beauty of nature, the Paradise Hills Resort & Spa is a truly unique vacation spot in Georgia.

As you enter the 40-acre property in Blairsville GA, you’ll a roadside vineyard before reaching the property’s main vineyard.

Samples are available in Paradise Hills’ Wine Tasting Room, where you can enjoy three different types of wine flights.

There are one- to four-bedroom cabins available within walking distance of the vineyards, but they also offer a unique sense of privacy thanks to the rolling hills. 

The one-bedroom cabins come with a king-size bed, fully equipped kitchenette, wood-burning fireplace, and jetted tub. They also feature a covered porch with rocking chairs, gas grill, and great views of the surrounding scenery.

Couples who love the great outdoors can also hike the nearby Blood Mountain trail, see the stunning overlooks along the Richard B Russell Scenic Highway, or enjoy a picnic at beautiful Helton Creek Falls.

For an added bit of romance, you can order in-cabin amenities such as wine and chocolates, flowers, and breakfast bags. 

The relaxing Spa at Paradise Hills offers a steaming rock sauna, aromatherapy lounge, and three treatment rooms where you can enjoy massages, facials, and other therapies inspired by nature.

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11. The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge

3499 US-76 W, Hiawassee GA • (706) 403-0772

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The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge is a mountain resort on one of our favorite lakes in North Georgia, perfectly suited for water lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

This resort includes the Marina Station Water Park, live music at Marina Station, and Watercraft Rentals.

The Oaks Lakeside Kitchen has gourmet farm-to-table meals, while the Marina Station bar has both booze and tasty bites.

Accommodations at The Ridges include King rooms, Double Queen rooms, Suites with King beds and lounge seating, and Villas with gas-burning fireplaces and full kitchens. All include a smart flat-screen TV, Keurigs, mini-fridges, and Wi-Fi.

It’s a great choose-your-own-adventure destination, with numerous waterfall hikes, world-class golf courses, whitewater rafting, wineries, and art galleries nearby.

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Romantic Couples' Hide-Away in North Georgia

12. Romantic Couples’ Hide-Away (Blue Ridge GA)

914 sq. ft • Sleeps 2 • 1 BR • 2 BA

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Critically acclaimed as one of the most romantic Georgia cabins for couples, the Romantic Couples’ Hide-Away in Blue Ridge GA offers precisely what its name implies.

Sitting on 3 acres of property on a scenic hillside overlooking the Toccoa River, this 1-bedroom, 2-bathroom cabin features a living room with a western design that includes comfortable couches, a TV, and a wood-burning fireplace.

The living room area opens up to a fully equipped kitchen for cooking on cozy nights in, and there’s a dining area and luxurious bedroom with a king-sized bed as well.

Outside there’s a spacious, mountain pine-covered log deck. It’s a perfect place for relaxing in the rocking chairs or hot tub with a glass of wine while you enjoy watching the sunset over the spectacular mountain scenery.

The property also includes a private dock with direct access to the river, and a one-acre riverside meadow where you can delight in a romantic picnic for two.

Downtown Blue Ridge is just a 15-minute drive away if you want to explore one of its many great restaurants or shops. Other notable attractions nearby include Mercier Orchards and the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway.

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13. Sylvan Valley Lodge & Cellars 

747 Duncan Bridge Rd, Sautee Nacoochee GA • (706) 865-7371

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In addition to being a top wedding venue in North Georgia, the Sylvan Valley Lodge & Cellars is a unique destination in the heart of Georgia’s wine country. 

Its prime location near the ever-popular town of Helen makes hiking, visiting waterfalls, and ziplining in the mountains a cinch. Cultured folks will enjoy all the art galleries, local craft outlets, and antique shops nearby.

Sylvan Valley has a wine tasting room open from Thursday through Sunday, serving Twisted Wines. Their grounds also have manicured gardens and lovely vistas.

Accommodations options here include Standard Lodge Rooms, Premier Lodge Rooms, two cabins for couples, and The Suite (which sleeps f5). All include Microfiber linens, complimentary wine tastings, and a Keurig coffee set-up.

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14. The Treehouse Cabin Creekside Home (Summerville GA)

355 sq. ft • Sleeps 2 • 1 BR • 1 BA

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If you’re looking for a more rustic romantic retreat in nature, the Treehouse Cabin Creekside Home in Summerville GA could be the perfect option for your next couples weekend getaway.

Tucked away in the gorgeous natural landscape of Chattooga County, far away from the hustle and bustle of city life, the treehouse features unique metalwork furnishings and vibrantly colored décor that gives the house a quirky feel.

There’s a queen-sized bed with a log frame in the bedroom, as well as a TV and DVD player. There’s also a kitchen area complete with a microwave, oven, coffee maker, toaster, and stainless steel fridge. 

Outside you’ll find a BBQ and fire pit, plenty of outdoor furniture, and a jacuzzi with views of the running creek, which is just a short walk from the cabin.

Along with the treehouse, the property also includes a private “blue hole,” a pristine natural spring that’s great for taking a swim or casting a fishing line.

You might be hard-pressed to leave your little corner of the woods, but nearby attractions include James H Floyd State Park, the Historic Train Depot & Turntable, and famous folk artist Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden.

READ MORE: The 10 Best Things to Do in Summerville GA

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15. Valhalla Resort Hotel

688 Bahn Innsbruck, Helen GA • 706-878-2200

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Located in the Innsbruck Golf community, the Valhalla Resort Hotel takes the Alpine style of Helen GA up a notch. It’s an exquisitely designed and expertly managed North Georgia resort that will leave you feeling like royalty.

As the only adults-only luxury resort in the famously family-friendly area, the Valhalla Resort Hotel is a top pick for romantic getaways in Helen GA.

It offers resort packages that combine rooms, dining, and activities into bundles to suit all different types of couples.

There are a variety of accommodation options for two people that include unique lavish touches, such as Carrera marble vanities, fireplaces, rainfall spa showers, and balconies with striking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Champagne, roses, and house-made chocolate truffles can even be included when you book your room.

It may be hard to pull yourself away from these creature comforts, but you can also enjoy a round of golf or visit the Solasta Spa, which offers blissful services ranging from skin treatments to couples massages.

There are also delectable restaurants including the Caledonia Dining Room, the Staghorn Grill, and the Sky Bar, which offers dinner, drinks, and wine, plus a breathtaking view from the fourth floor. –by Christina Maggitas, with additional reporting by Jonathon Engles

READ MORE: The 15 Best Rental Cabins in Helen GA

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We encourage anyone who loves the Blue Ridge region to learn about the Leave No Trace principles of responsible environmental stewardship. 

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

Remember that waterfalls and rocky summits can be dangerous. Never try to climb waterfalls or get close to a ledge to get a selfie.

When you're exploring the wilderness, it's better to be safe than to be a statistic!

Growing up in rural south Georgia, Christina Maggitas developed a love for nature at a young age and spent the majority of her formative years outdoors. Since visiting the Great Smoky Mountains with her family as a child, she has always admired the beauty of the Blue Ridge region and spends as much time as she can hiking in North Georgia. She has a passion for writing and storytelling, with the hopes of inspiring others to enjoy the great outdoors. Christina studied Journalism and Emerging Media at Kennesaw State University, and now works as the Travel Editor for US News & World Report.