The 10 Best Romantic Getaways in the North Georgia Mountains

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Looking for a well-deserved escape to a place 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’re the type of lovebirds who prefer lazy days cozied up beside the fire and getting pampered in the spa, or an adventure-filled weekend with lots 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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Best Romantic Getaways in North Georgia Guide

  1. Barnsley Gardens Resort
  2. Romantic Couples’ Hide-Away
  3. Glen-Ella Springs Bed & Breakfast
  4. Forrest Hills Resort
  5. The Treehouse Cabin Creekside Home
  6. Dahlonega Resort & Vineyard
  7. Mystic Moonlight
  8. Valhalla Resort Hotel
  9. The Little Red Barn
  10. Paradise Hills Resort & Spa
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 30103

770-773-7480

Reservations: Booking.com

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 over 90 cottages and suites that feature hardwood floors, clawfoot tubs, wood-burning fireplaces, and private porches.

There are also an additional 55 guest rooms and suites available at the Inn At Barnsley Resort. 

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Romantic Couples' Hide-Away in North Georgia

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

914 sq. ft

Sleeps 2 • 1 BR • 2 BA

Reservations: VRBO

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.

READ MORE: The 20 Best Things to Do in Blue Ridge, GA

Glen-Ella Springs Bed & Breakfast
Photo courtesy of Glen-Ella Springs Inn

3. Glen-Ella Springs Inn

1789 Bear Gap Road, Clarkesville, GA 30523

706-754-7295

Reservations: Booking.com

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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Interior of Forrest Hills Resort Cabins in Dahlonega GA

4. Forrest Hills Resort

135 Forrest Hills Road, Dahlonega, GA 30533

800-654-6313

Reservations: Booking.com

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 excellent 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.

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The Treehouse Cabin Creekside Home - getaway weekend for couples

5. The Treehouse Cabin Creekside Home (Summerville GA)

355 sq. ft

Sleeps 2 • 1 BR • 1 BA

Reservations: Booking.com

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 getaway weekend.

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

Dahlonega Resort and Vineyard
Photo courtesy of Dahlonega Resort and Vineyard

6. Dahlonega Resort & Vineyard

400 Blueberry Hill, Dahlonega, GA 30533

706-865-7678

Reservations: Booking.com

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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Mystic Moonlight Cabin - getaways from Atlanta

7. Mystic Moonlight (Helen GA)

500 sq. ft

Sleeps 2 • 1 BR • 1 BA

Reservations: VRBO

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.

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

Valhalla Resort - best couple weekend getaways
Photo courtesy of Valhalla Resort

8. Valhalla Resort Hotel

688 Bahn Innsbruck, Helen, GA 30545

706-878-2200

Reservations: Booking.com

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.

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

9. The Little Red Barn (Blue Ridge GA)

600 sq. ft

Sleeps 3 • 1 BR • 1 BA

Reservations: VRBO

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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Paradise Hills Winery Resort and Spa -romantic weekends away
Photo courtesy of Paradise Hills Winery Resort and Spa

10. Paradise Hills Resort & Spa

366 Paradise Road, Blairsville GA 30512

877-745-7483

Reservations: Booking.com

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, 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. –by Christina Maggitas

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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 first visiting the Great Smokey 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 north Georgia. She has a passion for writing and storytelling with the hopes of inspiring others to enjoy the great outdoors. Currently, Christina is a senior at Kennesaw State University where she is studying Journalism and Emerging Media.