The 10 Best Weekend Getaways in Georgia

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I’ve lived in the state of Georgia for 50+ years now, so it’s safe to say I’ve visited most of the best Georgia vacation spots at least once.

When I was a kid, my family’s Georgia vacations were largely limited to campgrounds in Georgia State Parks. But we did spend a memorable weekend hiking 14 miles on the Appalachian Trail.

As a young adult, I became more interested in romantic getaways in GA. I experienced my first mountain getaways in GA towns like Blue Ridge and Helen, staying in cozy cabins with fireplaces and Blue Ridge Mountain views. 

Eventually we started traveling further afield, enjoying weekend getaways in Savannah GA, Jekyll Island, Tybee Island, and St Simons Island. 

Of course, since Mary and I launched Blue Ridge Mountains Travel Guide in 2020, there have been plenty of North Georgia Mountain getaways, including tiny towns like Lakemont, Sautee-Nacoochee, and Young Harris.

The fact is that there are an array of incredible destinations for Georgia getaways, whether you’re seeking something romantic or rustic, relaxing or invigorating.

Read on for our in-depth guide to the 10 best weekend getaways in Georgia, including mountain getaways, romantic weekend getaways, and more!

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

Best Weekend Getaways in Georgia Guide

(Arranged by theme and alphabetical order)

  1. Beechwood Inn (Clayton)
  2. Barnsley Resort (Adairsville)
  3. Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa (Young Harris)
  4. Château Élan Winery & Resort (Braselton)
  5. Bellyard (West Midtown Atlanta)
  6. The James Madison Inn (Madison)
  7. The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds (Lake Oconee)
  8. The Lodge at Sea Island (St Simons Island)
  9. Bellwether House (Savannah)
  10. Hamilton Turner Inn (Savannah)

READ MORE: The 15 Best Romantic Getaways in NC (Cabins, Inns & Resorts)


Mountain Getaways in Georgia

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1. Beechwood Inn

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

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If you’re looking for a small town Georgia vacation, check out the Beechwood Inn in Clayton. 

With 7 rooms and suites and two cabin rentals on the property, this bed and breakfast is a great place for relaxing and rejuvenating North Georgia getaways. 

Each of their rooms comes with a private bathroom, comfortable furniture, homey decorations, and free breakfast.

With a 1BR cabin and a 3BR cabin, Beechwood can accommodate larger groups, or just a party of two.

There are numerous things to do in the area for nature lovers, with Black Rock Mountain, Minnehaha Falls, Lake Burton, Lake Rabun, and myriad hiking trails nearby.

Clayton is also home to several quaint shops, great restaurants, and the unique Goats On the Roof attraction.

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

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2. Barnsley Resort

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

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With a past that stretches back decades before the Civil War, Barnsley Resort in Adairsville is one of the most beautiful and historic cabin resorts in Georgia.

Set on 3,000 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia, this property has a relaxing spa, 10-acre lake, three different retail shops, and numerous other amenities for guests to enjoy. 

Each room at Barnsley comes with a flat screen TV and coffee maker, and there are 3 restaurants and a bar on the property where guests can enjoy a nice meal and/or cocktail. 

Hiking, fishing, and golfing are all popular activities that guests can enjoy during their stay here.

Another interesting attraction of one of our favorite romantic getaways in Georgia is a tour of the Barnsley manor house ruins and garden, which includes some fascinating history!

READ MORE: 30 Fun Facts About Appalachian Scots-Irish History & Culture

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Brasstown Valley Resort photo by Bret Love & Mary Gabbett

3. Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa

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

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Located 1.2 miles from the center of the town of Young Harris, the Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa is one of the best mountain resorts in Georgia.

The mountain resort boasts an 18-hole golf course, 7,000+ sq foot spa, and activities the whole family can enjoy.

Each room at Brasstown Valley comes with 42-inch TVs, free WIFI, coffee making supplies, and gorgeous views. 

Guests can go horseback riding and enjoy closer views of the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountain scenery, or use the tennis courts for a fun workout. 

There’s also an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, bar, and restaurant at Brasstown Valley Resort. Pets are welcome here, so you can bring your furry friend along for your weekend getaway!

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

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4. Château Élan Winery & Resort 

100 Rue Charlemagne, Braselton GA • 678-425-0900

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If you’re looking for a romantic getaway in Georgia, Chateau Elan Winery may be the perfect fit for you.

This 3,500-acre property has gorgeous views, great North Georgia wine, and awesome amenities to make for one of the best weekend getaways in GA. 

Golf villas, a wine market, and a European-style spa are just a few things guests can enjoy during their stay. The spa offers massages, beauty and nail services, and even personal trainers for your workouts in the fitness center. 

There are 4 restaurants on site, offering America, French, and Mediterranean options. They also have an outdoor swimming pool, outdoor fireplace, and garden you can enjoy with a glass of wine and beautiful views all around. 

Guests are welcome to explore the vineyards on nature trails, or take a guided tour of the North Georgia winery that the resort is named for.

READ MORE: The 10 Best Romantic Getaways in the North Georgia Mountains


Romantic Weekend Getaways in Georgia

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5. Bellyard, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

1 Interlock Avenue NW, Atlanta GA • 404-806-8333

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If you’re in need of a romantic weekend getaway in Georgia, look into the Bellyard Hotel in Atlanta GA.

Located in the heart of the city, the views of the Downtown Atlanta skyline alone will make you want to stay forever. 

Each of the hotel’s rooms comes with a  coffee maker, minibar, flat screen TV, and private bathroom. Room service, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge are just a few other perks of this hotel. 

There’s also an on-site restaurant with great dining options, and the excellent location makes it easy to explore all the attractions Atlanta has to offer. 

The High Museum of Art is just two miles from the property, as are the Atlanta Botanical Garden and the ever-popular Georgia Aquarium. 

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Romantic Weekend Getaways in Georgia - The James Madison Inn

6. The James Madison Inn

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

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Located in the small town of Madison, this charming boutique hotel is a great choice if you’re seeking anniversary getaways in GA.

The James Madison Inn offers concierge services, free WIFI, a fitness center, and that great Southern hospitality that everyone loves.

This inn includes 17 guest rooms that are all furnished with king sized beds, flat screen TVs, rainfall showers, stocked bookshelves, and seasonal fireplaces. Many of their rooms also come with outdoor porches.  

Complimentary breakfast is offered daily, and on select days guests can even enjoy an evening happy hour.

The James Madison Inn is located in the historic district of Madison, with nearby attractions including the Rogers House & Rose Cottage Museum and the Morgan County African-American Museum.

READ MORE: The 10 Best Train Rides in Georgia & Georgia Railways Museums

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7. The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds 

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

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Nothing screams romantic getaways for couples quite like a place by the water and that’s exactly what you’ll get with the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds on Lake Oconee. 

Formerly known as the Reynolds Plantation, but now under new ownership, this Greensboro GA hotel features rooms furnished with a fridge, coffee maker, and 37-inch screen TV with HBO. 

There’s a golf course on site, as well as an outdoor swimming pool and the beautiful Georgia lake to enjoy. Other outdoor perks include a sun deck with patio furniture, a garden, and a private beach area. 

The also have a luxury spa with a steam room, beauty services, and massages available. 

There are 3 restaurants on the property, one of them being an upscale steakhouse, so you won’t have to travel far to get a good meal.

READ MORE: The 10 Best Lake Houses in Georgia to Rent


Weekend Getaways in Savannah Georgia

weekend getaways in georgia for couples - the Lodge at Sea Island

8. The Lodge at Sea Island

100 Retreat Avenue, St Simons Island GA • 866-770-9233

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With all the beauty that coastal Georgia offers, choosing the perfect Savannah GA weekend getaway can be tricky. But the critically-acclaimed lodge is sure to tick all your boxes.

With gorgeous views, two restaurants on site, and a beachfront location in the “Golden Isles,” you couldn’t ask for a better place to spend a romantic weekend.

All the rooms here are expertly decorated with ornate rugs and exposed wood beams, and some rooms even offer incredible ocean views!

Golf fanatics will have a world-class course to look forward to, with professional instructors on staff to help guests master the perfect swing.

There’s also an outdoor swimming pool, or you can simply soak up some rays on the lodge‘s pristine white sand beach. 

READ MORE: The 25 Best Places to Visit in Georgia

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9. Bellwether House

211 East Gaston Street, Savannah GA • 646-397-9720

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What was once a post-Civil War bed and breakfast (opened in 1876) has been transformed into a luxury adults-only hotel in the heart of historic Savannah.

A stay at the Bellwether House could easily make for one of the best weekend getaways in Georgia, as guests are spoiled with the gorgeous decor, a lovely terrace area, and other excellent amenities.

The House includes a spa offering services such as massages, yoga classes, and various wellness packages. 

There’s also an outdoor fireplace on the property, as well as a restaurant specializing in American and Indian cuisine.

For those who want to explore all the things to do in Savannah GA, this hotel boasts a great location beside Forsyth Park and Oglethorpe Square. There are lots of great shops and tasty restaurants nearby.

READ MORE: The 15 Most Haunted Places in Georgia to Visit

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10. Hamilton Turner Inn

330 Abercorn St, Savannah GA • 912-233-1833

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Located along Lafayette Square in Savannah, the Hamilton Turner Inn is a wonderful place to escape to on your next getaway in Georgia.

The historic Inn oozes Southern hospitality, and is expertly furnished and decorated to ensure that your stay is enjoyable.

There are 17 guest rooms to choose from, all of which have newly renovated bathrooms. Some rooms feature exposed brick fireplaces and clawfoot tubs to relax in.

A chef-prepared breakfast is offered in the inn’s dining room every morning, as are afternoon refreshments and evening wine.

Concierge and luggage services are also offered here, as are complimentary bikes for exploring the gorgeous city of Savannah.  -by Samantha Dickens, featured photo via Canva


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Born in Augusta GA, Samantha Dickens came of age on a 7-acre farm in Waynesboro GA, where she was surrounded by dairy cows, chickens, and the occasional goat. She's always dreamed of being a writer, filling multiple notebooks with short stories as a child. After hiking portions of the Appalachian Trail in North Georgia with her grandparents, she also found a love of exploring the outdoors. She went on to major in Communications at Arizona State University while working as an intern for Blue Ridge Mountains Travel Guide. Since graduating, she's balanced her burgeoning career with her duties as a writer and PR assistant for BRMTG.