I’m a Georgia local and have been exploring the state for years. I’m and often asked why the the land of Southern charm, sweet tea, and wrap-around porches is the perfect backdrop for a romantic weekend getaway with your loved one. So let me briefly explain.
Georgia is a state which will bring out your Southern drawl as you sit back in the warm sunshine of its gorgeous destinations. And that’s true whether you’re choosing a quiet retreat in a bed & breakfast or a luxurious hotel experience in the city. Georgia, a land of enchantment, offers a myriad of possibilities for couples seeking romantic getaways.
From the vibrant cityscape of Atlanta to the picturesque landscapes of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Georgia is a haven for lovebirds. Explore the cobblestone streets of Savannah, where historic charm and Southern hospitality intertwine. Unwind in luxurious resorts nestled amidst rolling vineyards or escape to secluded cabins surrounded by nature.
I’m confident you’re gonna adore my list of the best romantic getaways in Georgia:
1. Mansion on Forsyth Park – Savannah
Dazzle in the style of this 125-room Victorian Romanesque mansion, complete with over 400 original pieces of art, perched right in the center of Savannah. The avid art collector Richard Kessler renovated this beauty in 2005, respecting and restoring the elegance of the original structure while updating it with modern amenities and finishes.
With a AAA Four-Diamond rating, this property has been deemed Savannah’s most iconic hotel. Unwind with your loved one in the Poseidon Spa onsite, or pick up a new trade at the 700 Kitchen Cooking School, where you’ll learn the traditional Southern staples of homemade biscuits and pralines, among other dishes. At night when you’re ready to put on your dancing shoes, look no further than the Mansion’s own Casimir’s Lounge, where the sounds of live classical piano and gypsy jazz waft into the Southern air.
2. The Partridge Inn – Augusta
At this historic gem, originally established in 1836, lovebirds can delight in a relaxing and intimate romantic getaway. Known as “The Grand Hotel of the Classic South,” the delightly calm Partridge Inn quickly melts all your stresses away. Couples can choose between five different styles of rooms, all with vintage décor to set you right in the 1800s.
The Partridge’s P.I. Bar and Grill boasts modern Southern cuisine and has hosted many presidential banquets. Sit down for the “Best of Augusta” Sunday brunch, where you can feast on crab benedict, seared salmon BLT, biscuits & gravy, fried chicken & waffles, and so much more under the Inn’s beautiful veranda.
3. The Cloister at Sea Island
Hide away from reality at this five-star beach oasis off the coast of Georgia. Featuring five miles of private beaches, expansive golf courses, and luxurious accommodations, you’ll feel wrapped in the comfort of this place as soon as you walk in.
The resort feels like a private island in itself, with a movie theater, coffee stand, candy and ice cream shop, tennis courts, fitness center, spa, and various dining options all onsite.
For extra privacy with your special someone, opt for the cottages at the Cloister. You’ll be tucked into the sands and still have full access to the hotel’s amenities. And for lovers with kids, the Cloister offers babysitting services by request.
4. Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront
Travel back to the 1700s when horses and buggies flooded the streets, top hats were seen as a fashion essential, and men adorned themselves in long, gray wigs. When you visit the Bohemian Hotel, you’ll be smack in the middle of Savannah’s Historic Street. And with the hotel’s crafted vintage-style furniture of wood, brass, leather, and copper, you’ll feel like you’ve entered a time capsule in the most luxurious way possible.
Add to this a riverfront location, ideal for dreamy evenings, and you’ve definitely found yourself a winner when it comes to the top Georgia romantic weekend getaways.
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5. Chanticleer Inn Bed & Breakfast
Escape to the serenity of Georgia’s mountains at the Chanticleer Inn. Bordering Tennessee and Alabama, Chanticleer sits atop Lookout Mountain, with beautiful views of the surrounding Chattanooga Valley. I highly recommend walking one of the marked hiking trails in the valley even if you’re not an avid trekker in everyday life.
You and your loved one frankly have to get out into nature at this destination. Otherwise you’ll miss the chance of explorering Rock City. Sat at the top of Lookout Mountain, it’s a stunning site of ancient rock formations and quiet trails, only a few minutes’ walk from the Chanticleer.
Afterwards, head over to Ruby Falls, a waterfall and cave in Lookout Mountain that was once used as a campsite by American Indians and a hideout for outlaws. It’s today a wonderful excuse for couples to enjoy time together in the fresh air. And for after dark, my advise is to request a room with a whirlpool tub and a fireplace.
6. Azalea Inn and Gardens – Savannah
I think this is the perfect getaway for couples looking to relax and reconnect. Soak into the romance at this oasis in Georgia’s most beautifully historic city, Savannah. In the cozy ten-room Azalea Inn, you and your sweetheart will get the epitome of a charming experience.
During the day, you can enjoy the romantic garden, cool off in the small outdoor pool, or venture out to the antique and boutique shops and restaurants just steps from the Azalea. By night the two of you can enjoy the rustic fireplaces, intimate porches, and romantic whirlpool tubs which feature in the rooms here.
7. The Mountain Creek Villas
Nestled into the Georgian hills, the Mountain Creek Villas at Callaway Gardens offer a secluded getaway for privacy with a luxurious touch. Couples can relax in this home-away-from-home, incorporating expansive living areas, a fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, and deck or screened porch. To take advantage of the relaxing ambience even more, some villas are located on the waterfront. These are well worth looking out for.
When it comes to things to do, couples can stroll along walking trails filled with blossoming plant life, flowing rivers, and secluded pagodas. You can also relax on Robin Lake Beach, the largest man-made beach in the United States, with more than a mile long coast of pure white sand.
8. Andaz Savannah
Balancing Southern charm with urban sophistication, the Andaz Savannah provides the ideal setting for a romantic getaway in the city. Discover Savannah’s famous Historic District in style, as you stay at this modern hotel with king-size beds, floor-to-ceiling windows, fine linens, walk-in showers, and private balconies.
Overlook the quaint city from Andaz’s terrace pool, which has a fire pit, intimate seating nooks, cabanas, lounge chairs, and even food and drink service. Sip on handcrafted cocktails made from fresh juices, homemade syrups, and artisanal liquors at the hotel’s renowned farm-to-table restaurant, 22 Square. Andaz Savannah will give you and your loved one a romantic Georgia getaway with urban chic at every turn.
9. Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa
Let yourself feel at home—only a rejuvenating, beautiful home tucked into the Blue Ridge Mountains—at the luxurious Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa in Sautee Nacoochee. Wake up in the morning to the sweet aromas of homemade kiwi coconut muffins, Greek frittata, strawberry pancakes, and breakfast pizzas.
If you’re looking for a getaway with a little adventure thrown in, consider white water rafting or floating on a tube down the Chattooga River. Explore the nearby waterfalls on hiking trails, go mountain biking, try horseback riding, or scream your head off zip lining. But this stays most romantic of options has to be its hot air balloon rides.
Lucille’s is conveniently located in the center of Georgia’s wine country. So scheduling a vineyard tour and savoring the locally crafted wines of the Blue Ridge Mountains is another great way of reaffirming your commitment to each other.
10. The St. Regis Atlanta
The St. Regis Atlanta is a grand dame of the Georgia hospitality scene. Located a short distance north of the heart of the state capital, this AAA Five-Diamond boutique hotel provides guests the ultimate luxurious getaway. Need proof? How about a 40,000 square-foot pool surrounded by tropical landscapes? Or an impeccable spa with treatments ranging from facials to full body massages. Or the seventh-floor Athletic Club gym, 24-hour Butler service for every room, and live jazz music.
Treat yourself to this invigorating destination where the only responsibility you have is waking up the next morning in time to check out as planned. Unless another day of exceptional service beckons, that is.
11. Greyfield Inn – Cumberland Island
The Greyfield Inn is a cherished destination nestled in the captivating embrace of Cumberland Island, on Georgia’s Atlantic coast.
Immerse yourself in the allure of this historic inn, lovingly restored to its former glory, and discover a world where timeless elegance meets modern comforts. Indulge in the extraordinary experiences that await, from luxurious accommodations to delectable culinary delights prepared with the finest ingredients.
Explore the island’s untouched natural beauty, where pristine beaches, ancient forests, and a diverse wildlife captivate the senses. Whenever you seek a romantic retreat Greyfield Inn beckons you to embark on a remarkable journey into refined Southern hospitality.
12. Hotel Indigo – Athens
In Athens, where some 36,000 students attend the University of Georgia, couples can enjoy the youthful vibe and art scene at Hotel Indigo. You and your loved one will get the college-town ambiance while residing in eco-friendly luxury.
Hotel Indigo is unique in that it has salvaged materials from the surrounding 500-mile radius of the city, including local granite and reclaimed wood from a 100-year-old South Carolina cotton mill. It combines rustic Southern charm with chic elegance and modern architecture to make it truly the Athens scene.
This includes reflecting on museums to being serenated in music halls, strolling through the botanical gardens, or discovering the city’s grunge past. Athens will bring you all the culture that Georgia has to offer as our guide to Athens demonstrates.
13. Chateau Elan Winery & Resort
Inspired by a French country estate and set within the vines of Georgia’s wine country, the Chateau Elan invites guests to experience one of the most romantic stays in the state. Here you can sink into the plush linens, framed elegantly with dark walnut woods.
At the onsite winery, couples can sign up for cooking classes, observe cooking demonstrations, and shop at the wine market. For those craving to be pampered, the Chateau Elan also features an all-encompassing and relaxing spa. And for golf lovers, this place has a 63-hole course. If you’re looking for luxury, romance, and relaxation, look no further than the Chateau Elan Winery & Resort.
14. The Heidi Motel – Helen
One of Helen, Georgia’s most recognizable landmarks, the working windmill at the end of Main Street is actually a full-on luxury hotel. Its handful of uniquely designed and decorated rooms and suites within the body of the windmill are rich in both personality and romance.
Within only ten miles from the Heidi are all the typical attractions of the Georgia countryside: gold mines, zip lines, golf courses, river tubing, hiking trails, and fishing, to name just a few. But only at the Heidi Motel will you be able to stay in a windmill, and with a heart-shaped Jacuzzi at that.
15. Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa – Young Harris
Take a deep breath of fresh air and slowly unwind as you take a look around at the tranquil views of the North Georgia Mountains when you stay at Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa. And all just a couple of hours from Atlanta. With a 7,500 square-foot spa, championship 18-hole golf course, horse stables, and exceptional dining, you and your loved one can do it all—or nothing at all—at Brasstown. I suggest you strike a few golf balls before relaxing on the sun loungers of the free-form outdoor pool.
If you’re really looking to relax and get pampered, book the spa suite, a secluded retreat that features a private rooftop deck, a whirlpool for two, fireplace, spacious “experience shower” with double-drench shower heads and aromatherapy, and a wet bar. As the Brasstown owners say themselves, “couples will truly feel a million miles away from civilization in this plush sanctuary.” I couldn’t agree more.