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Old 11-20-2010, 10:17 AM
 
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I'm looking for a resort in Georgia to get away for about 5 nights with my fiancee. Young couple in mid 20s. We would like to be within 30-40 min driving to ATL, but somewhere relaxing and quiet.

I was looking at Chateau Elan and I was about to book it but I'd like some local thoughts. Doesn't have to be near ATL, so if there're other resorts further away, that could be a consideration as well.

Thanks.
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Old 11-20-2010, 10:28 AM
 
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North GA Vineyards?

Wineries & Vineyards of the North Georgia Wine Country Near Dahlonega

St Simons
http://www.explorestsimonsisland.com/
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Old 11-20-2010, 10:37 AM
 
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Barnsley Gardens

Georgia Resorts: Barnsley Gardens Resort Atlanta Georgia Southeast Luxury Travel Vacations Weddings Golf Romantic Getaways Family Hotels Packages Suites Spas Meetings Hunting Wingshooting Conde Nast Caesar Guerini Citation Air
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Old 11-20-2010, 10:45 AM
 
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We went to Chateu and werent too impressed. There really is nothing there but the winery and some restaurants. You would be bored after 1-2 nights. And when we went ( I dont remember the month, but I think it was Nov), the vines were totally bare, so the place isnt the picturesque place you see in the brochures. The winery tour is about 30 mins, which you have to pay for and they werent working so there was basically nothing to see.
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Old 11-20-2010, 10:48 AM
 
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Ritz Carlton at Renynolds Plantation (Lake Oconee) is worth checking out.
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Old 11-20-2010, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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Don't forget Callaway Gardens - lovely. But BringBackCobain is right, the Ritz at Lake Oconee is one of the prettiest places I've been. About 90 miles east of Atlanta out I20.
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Old 11-20-2010, 02:09 PM
 
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Thanks for the feedbacks. I will not be golfing at all. The focus is more on spa, horseback riding, etc.

Are there any resorts in GA that offer both spa and horseback riding? All inclusive.
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Old 11-20-2010, 02:17 PM
 
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It may be be a little further than you want to go but we have always enjoyed Highlands, NC, just across the state line.

Another nice spot is the Brasstown Valley Inn in Young Harris.

I agree about Callaway and Lake Oconee, too.
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Smoke Rise
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Callaway Gardens has a spa, and it is located across from FDR State Park which has horseback riding.
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Old 11-21-2010, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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The James Madison Inn in Madison, GA is lovely, as is the town.

The James Madison Inn | Madison GA | Luxury Inn | Conference Center
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