In the land of Southern charm, sweet tea, and wrap-around porches, Georgia sets the perfect backdrop for a relaxing weekend getaway with your loved one.
Bring out your Southern drawl and sit back in the warm sunshine of these Georgia destinations, whether you’re choosing a quiet retreat in a bed & breakfast or a luxurious hotel experience in the city.
Let’s have a look at the best romantic getaways in Georgia:
1. Mansion on Forsyth Park – Savannah
Dazzle in style at 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 recognized, iconic hotel. Unwind with your loved one in the Poseidon Spa on-site, 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 quiet Partridge Inn melts all your stresses away from daily life. 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, Southern 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 on-site.
For extra privacy with your special someone, opt for the cottages at the Cloister. You’ll be tucked into the beaches 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 for some reason men preferred to adorn themselves in long, grey wigs. When you visit the Bohemian Hotel, you’ll be smack dab 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.
For couples looking to enhance the romance, upgrade to the Bohemian Hotel’s “Romance Getaway” Package. In addition to upscale accommodations, you’ll be greeted with a bottle of chilled champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, and one dozen red roses. During your stay, you’ll also receive a private carriage ride around historic downtown Savannah, enjoy dinner for two at the hotel’s restaurant, Rocks on the River, and wake up to a complimentary breakfast for two.
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 surrounding views of the Chattanooga Valley.
You and your loved one will surely get out into nature at this destination. Explore Rock City at the top of Lookout Mountain, a stunning site of ancient rock formations and quiet trails, only minutes walking distance from the Chanticleer. Afterwards, head over to Ruby Falls, a cave in Lookout Mountain that was once used as a campsite by American Indians and a hideout for outlaws. Featuring an underground waterfall in the natural cave, Ruby Falls is a gorgeous excuse for couples to enjoy the outdoors.
And for after dark, request a room with a whirlpool tub and a fireplace.
6. Azalea Inn and Gardens – Savannah
Soak into the romance at this oasis in Georgia’s most beautiful 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, peruse through the romantic garden, cool off in the outdoor pool, or venture out to the antique and boutique shops and restaurants, just steps from the Azalea. In your private room, enjoy the rustic fireplaces, intimate porches, and romantic whirlpool tubs. This is the perfect getaway for couples looking to relax and reconnect.
7. The Mountain Creek Villas
Nestled into the Georgian hills, the Mountain Creek Villas offer a secluded getaway for privacy with a luxurious touch. Couples can relax in this home-away-from-home, inclusive with expansive living areas, a fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, and deck or screened porch. To take advantage of the relaxing nature even more, some Villas are located on waterfront or golf course property.
Stroll through the immense walking trails, blossoming plant life, flowing rivers, and secluded pagodas surrounding the premises. And near the Villas, 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 corner.
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. 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 into the outdoors, consider white water rafting or floating on a tube down the Chattooga River. Explore the nearby waterfalls on hiking trails, mountain biking, horseback riding, zip lining, or hot air balloon riding. Or, if by “outdoorsy,” you mean drinking wine without a roof over your head, then you’re in luck, too! Lucille’s is conveniently located in the center of Georgia’s wine country. Schedule a vineyard tour and savor the locally crafted wines of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
10. St. Regis Atlanta
Vacation in style at this regal hotel in the heart of Georgia’s capital. With a 40,000 square-foot pool surrounded by tropical landscapes, an impeccable spa, butler service, and live jazz music, this AAA Five-Diamond boutique hotel provides guests the ultimate luxurious getaway.
Treat yourself to this invigorating destination where the only responsibility you have is to wake up in the morning and enjoy.
11. Cedar House Inn & Yurts
Check out Georgia’s “Earth Friendly” B&B exclusively open to adults, making it the quintessential retreat for couples looking for some alone time. The Cedar House hosts nature lovers and tree huggers alike, as it constantly reduces its carbon footprint and works to appreciate the environment as much as possible.
In the morning, couples can enjoy a full breakfast, prepared with organic eggs and milk and vegetables from the Cedar House’s own garden. And based on how adventurous you’re feeling, you can choose between the cozy rooms at the Inn or settling in one of the “yurts,” tent-like structures in the outdoors with queen size beds and simulated wood stoves.
And outside the Inn, you have full access to everything that makes the Georgia Mountains a spectacular refuge from urban life: kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, swimming, scenic waterfalls, horseback riding, zip lining, wineries, and so much more.
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 woof from a 100-year-old South Carolina cotton mill. It combines rustic Southern charm with chic elegance and modern architecture to make it truly fit in to the scene of Athens.
In Athens, couples will immerse themselves in the creativity that defines the city. From reflecting on museums to being serenated in music halls and strolling through the botanical gardens, Athens will bring you all the culture that Georgia has to offer.
13. Chateau Elan Winery & Resort
Inspired by French country estates and sprinkled into Georgia’s wine country, the Chateau Elan invites guests into one of the most romantic locations in the region. Sink into the plush linens, framed elegantly with dark walnut woods at the castle-like Chateau Elan.
At the 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 luxury hotel room. Referred to as the “Windmill Suite,” this destination offers one of the most romantic destinations for couples to get away to.
Within only ten miles from the Heidi are all the typical attractions of the Georgia countryside: gold mines, zin lining, golf, river tubing, hiking trails, fishing, etc. 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
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. With a 7,500 square-foot spa, championship golf, horse stables, and exceptional dining, you and your loved one can do it all—or nothing at all—at Brasstown.
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, a fireplace, a 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.”