The Most Romantic Getaways in Georgia

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Beth Ann Mayer - The Knot Contributor.
Beth Ann Mayer
Beth Ann Mayer - The Knot Contributor.
Beth Ann Mayer
The Knot Contributor
  • Beth Ann writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, including venues, honeymoons and planning advice.
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  • Prior to freelancing, Beth Ann was a writer and editor for Long Island Pulse Magazine.
Updated Sep 14, 2023
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A romantic getaway in Georgia can look different for every couple. The state, full of Southern charm, is beloved for its slower pace. But Atlanta makes for a bustling trip full of sightseeing, sports and cosmopolitan appeal.

Other spots epitomize the Georgian drawl. Jekyll Island, a barrier island, has endless coastline views and sunsets that need to be seen to be believed—a truly romantic spot for a couple's getaway. The Blue Ridge Mountains extend into the state, giving couples a chance to hike the Appalachian Trail while holding hands. And Savannah combines throwback charm with horse-drawn carriages and hallmark oak tees. You'll also find quaint bed-and-breakfasts in Savannah that lean into the Southern comfort and amiable vibes that bring folks to the Peach State. Elsewhere, accommodations run the gamut. You'll find posh hotels with high-end spas and linens and unique home rentals, too.

From luxury beach hotels to more affordable romantic getaways in Georgia, these are the best spots for couples vacationing in the Peach State.

Romantic Getaways in this Article

Romantic Weekend Getaways in Georgia

Forsyth Park Savannah, Georgia
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Planning an escape can sometimes feel more stressful than the week before a wedding. There are seemingly endless options for accommodation styles, price points, places to go and things to see. What to choose? How can a planner up the romance so the trip feels special? Romantic weekend getaway packages take the fuss out of planning, adding details designed to make hearts beat just a little bit faster.

Belamere Suites, Cumming

This adults-only hideaway about an hour from Atlanta was designed for couples. Tricked-out suites include in-room swimming pools, king-sized beds and fireplaces. An anniversary package consists of a bed decorated with silk rose petals and candles at check-in. Couples massages, a dozen roses and chocolate chip cookies (baked on-site) delivered to your door are other ways to sweeten your stay. Though pairs could spend the entire weekend in the suite, the hotel is close to Sawnee Mountain and Mary Alice Beach should you need an escape from your escape.

Things to Do: Sawnee Mountain Preserve, Mary Alice Beach, Rice Restaurant and Sushi Bar, Venti Italian Bistro, Big Creek Greenway, The Collection at Forsyth and Avalon.

2525 Antioch Road, Cumming, GA 30040

4.8 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Hamilton-Turner Inn, Savannah

This elegant bed-and-breakfast in Savannah is surrounded by scenery that epitomizes the charming city, with an abundance of oak and magnolia trees. The understated yet chic Hamilton-Turner Inn is an 1873 mansion with French doors and pillars that looks straight out of a fairytale. Antique rooms feature four-poster beds, brocade wallpaper and turn-of-last-century light fixtures that harken back to simpler times. Speaking of simpler, a romance package offers surprises at every turn: A three-course dinner for two, a private tour and jaw-dropping floral arrangements among them.

Things to Do: History and Haunts walking tour, guided audio tour, Savannah College of Art and Design, Lafayette Square, Andrew Low House, the City Market, Chocolat by Adam Turoni and Savannah Theatre.

330 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31401

4.8 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Chanticleer Inn Bed and Breakfast, Lookout Mountain

Chanticleer Inn Bed and Breakfast is less than a 20-minute drive from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Set beside Lookout Mountain, the place feels straight out of the French countryside. Accommodations include stone cottages with fireplaces, private patios and kitchens, and bedrooms with cozy, skirted beds and simple floral arrangements. A "My Sweetheart Package" comes with a bottle of bubbly (couples can swap it for a zero-proof option), hand-dipped chocolate-covered strawberries and a dozen roses. A sample itinerary might include a day exploring Lookout Mountain and downtown Chattanooga.

Things to Do: Ride Incline Railway to the peak of Lookout Mountain, Ruby Falls, RockCity, Coolidge Park and a trolley tour

1300 Mockingbird Lane, Lookout Mountain, GA 30750

4.8 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Best Resorts in Georgia for a Couples Getaway

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Greensboro
Photo: The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Greensboro

All-inclusive resorts in Georgia aren't typical. But plenty of spots offer packages that give them an all-inclusive vibe—think Champagne, horseback riding adventures, golf course access and more that will enhance your romantic getaway in Georgia.

Forrest Hills Resort, Dahlonega

This resort, located on 140 wooded acres, sets the stage for a remote romantic getaway in North Georgia. It's less than 90 minutes from Atlanta but feels like a whole new world. One- and two-bedroom cabins are decidedly more for glamping than roughing it, with hot tubs, balconies, fireplaces and TVs. A romance package includes a couple's choice of Champagne or cider, a souvenir candle, a local wine tasting, a carriage ride and daily breakfast. Horseback riding can also be arranged. The woodland setting makes fall a particularly colorful time to book a stay—bright yellow, red and orange hues create a picturesque backdrop.

Things to Do: Montaluce Winery and Restaurant, Frogtown Cellars, Three Sisters Vineyards and Winery, The North Georgia Zoo and Petting Farm, Burt's Pumpkin Farm and Wagon Rides and North Georgia Premium Outlet in Dawsonville.

135 Forrest Hills Road, Dahlonega, GA 30533

4.1 Star Rating | Read Reviews

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Greensboro

Located less than 90 minutes from Atlanta, the Lake Oconee area provides a bevy of opportunities to fish, hike and boat. And The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds offers a five-star place to rest tired legs at the end of each day. The lakefront resort has easy access to kayaking and canoeing by day, and couples can relax in a pristine suite by night. It's also five minutes from The Landing golf course. Couples massages are among the services offered at the on-site spa, and dining options include an elegant steakhouse perfect for an upscale date night that doesn't require leaving the grounds.

Things to Do: The Landing golf course, Championship Golf At Reynolds Lake Oconee, rent water sports equipment and Eighty8 Kitchen + Cocktails.

1 Lake Oconee Trail, Greensboro, GA 30642

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Jekyll Island Club Resort

Jekyll Island Club Resort
Photo: Jekyll Island Club Resort

Set on a Victorian-era property on the self-governed Jekyll Island, a stay at Jekyll Island Club Resort feels like you've vacationed back in time. Once an exclusive hideaway for the likes of J.P. Morgan and the Vanderbilts, today's rooms at the beach resort combine modern luxuries with turn-of-last-century elegance, like TVs with Victorian-era furnishings. A year-round pool welcomes swimmers and nappers, and beach access is a stone's throw away. When tummies begin growling, options include a relaxed bar and lounge, a laid-back pool lounge and an upscale Grand Dining Room for a white tablecloth date night. Guests have access to more than 20 miles of bike trails on and off the property.

Things to Do: Jekyll Island Museum, Summer Waves Water Park, Driftwood Beach and resort activities like s'mores, comedy nights and libation dinners.

371 Riverview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527

4.4 Star Rating | Read Reviews

The Best Spa Resorts in Georgia for Couples

The Lodge at Sea Island
Photo: The Lodge at Sea Island

There are plenty of attractions to see during a couple's retreat in Georgia. But perhaps you simply want to unwind—or blend a mix of sightseeing and relaxation during your romantic getaway. For some, a true escape may include side-by-side couples massages and treatments that incorporate modern luxuries and ancient rituals. Though traditional all-inclusive spa resorts in Georgia are hard to come by, these luxe spots have plenty of amenities and swoon-worthy treatment menus.

The Lodge at Sea Island, St. Simons Island

A five-star boutique resort of cottages, The Lodge at Sea Island epitomizes Southern coastal charm. Couples can enjoy Atlantic Ocean vistas from their private balcony and perfect their swings at two championship golf courses. But The Lodge also oozes tranquility from the moment lovebirds make their way down the avenue of oaks. Forty-three rooms ensure a quiet, intimate stay. The on-site spa's menu includes side-by-side massages for two, private yoga and meditation sessions, and body polishes inspired by the nautical surroundings.

Things to Do: Luxury shopping at The Cloister, golf, St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum, rent a Moke and World War II Home Front Museum.

100 Retreat Avenue, St Simons Island, GA 31522

4.7 Star Rating | Read Reviews

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa, Savannah

This high-end, harbourfront resort gives couples the best of both worlds: Access to Savannah's attractions like the International Trade and Convention Center and relaxing amenities. At The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa, River Street's shops are nearby, plus you can see the river from large windows or a private balcony. The spa doesn't pull any punches with its name: It's known as "The Heavenly Spa." Couples massages can last 50 or 80 minutes. Hydrating wraps and facials that'll leave you glowing are also available. Other opportunities to work on wellness include an on-site fitness studio, a golf course and an outdoor pool.

Things to Do: Golf at The Club at Savannah Harbor, Savannah Historic District, day cruise on the Savannah River or take a food tour.

1 Resort Drive, Savannah, GA 31421

4.4 Star Rating | Read Reviews Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa, Young Harris

A posh spot near the North Carolina border, Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa is ideal for couples seeking a mountain getaway. The resort is located in the North Georgia Mountains, less than four miles from Chatuge Lake. Romantic details include select rooms with private balconies and fireplaces. The full-service resort has stables, and guests can take guided rides through open fields and trails. The activities team can also arrange trips to vineyards, shopping and more along the Blue Ridge Parkway. A spa offering couples massages is the perfect excuse to slow down, kick your shoes off and stay a while—together.

Things to Do: Crane Creek Vineyards, O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium, Cupid Falls Park, golf on the resort's course and Chattahoochee National Forest.

6321 US-76, Young Harris, GA 30582

4.4 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Romantic Hotels in Atlanta, Georgia

Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, Atlanta
Photo: Four Seasons Atlanta

Georgia is full of idyllic Southern charm and comfort. But its capital city is full of contemporary cosmopolitan delights that pair perfectly with the aforementioned Southern charm. Think restaurants with soul-food dishes like sweet potato pie and black-eyed peas that manage to taste even better than they smell. Couples can also indulge in cultural experiences like art museums before retreating to a high-end romantic hotel with cityscape vistas.

The Candler Hotel Atlanta, Curio Collection by Hilton, Atlanta

Built in 1906 by Asa Griggs Candler, The Candler Hotel Atlanta's elegant setting blends yesteryear's art deco style with modern perks like flat-screen TVs. Georgia Aquarium is within walking distance, and pet-friendly rooms are ideal for couples hoping to bring their furry friends. Stylish rooms include black-and-white motifs and statement lighting, and some give way to city views. The restaurant By George is set in the former Central Bank and Trust of the historic Candler Building, adding to the hotel's historic ambiance. Those who want to have a more private dinner can also order room service.

Things to Do: Georgia Aquarium, State Farm Arena, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, trolley tour, Atlanta Botanical Garden and World of Coca-Cola.

127 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

4.8 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, Atlanta

Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta's upmarket digs feature luxury inside and access to popular attractions outside. Rooms include whirlpool tubs made for soaking in after a long day of seeing the sights, and a boutique spa allows for additional TLC. In-room wellness enhancements are also available, as are Peloton bikes in the fitness center. Some rooms have panoramic views of the city. Piedmont Park, High Museum of Art and the Atlanta Botanical Garden are all within walking distance.

75 14th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Things to Do: Piedmont Park, High Museum of Art, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Midtown food and cocktail tour, Center for Civil and Human Rights, Centennial Olympic Park and Atlanta's Black and Civil Rights tour.

4.6 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Set in a high-rise, Atlanta Marriott Marquis offers the city-chic accommodations people crave when choosing a cosmopolitan spot for their getaway. The 52-story downtown hotel feels luxurious from the moment couples step into the wow-worthy atrium. Upgraded rooms come with access to an exclusive lounge, and floor-to-ceiling windows give way to stunning city vistas. Dining options include a Starbucks and a bustling sports bar. Football-loving couples will enjoy the proximity to Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home to the Atlanta Falcons, about a mile away.

Things to Do: Georgia Aquarium, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Centennial Olympic Park, College Football Hall of Fame, World of Coca-Cola and CNN Center.

265 Peachtree Center Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

3.7 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Bed and Breakfasts in Georgia

Forsyth Park Inn, Bed room
Forsyth Park Inn, Savannah

Bed-and-breakfasts offer home-away-from-home feels. Imagine cozy accommodations, warm service and small settings that make way for quiet escapes. But that doesn't mean they skimp on luxury or access to sights. For example, you may see bustling downtown streets from your window at bed-and-breakfasts in Savannah. The best part? You can make your way to them at your own pace—after a home-cooked meal with your cup of Joe exactly how you like it.

Forsyth Park Inn, Savannah

One of the top-rated bed-and-breakfasts in Savannah, Forsyth Park Inn effortlessly marries past and present. Housed in a circa 1893 Queen Anne Victorian home, the lobby and 11 individually decorated rooms feature printed linens and dark wooden accents reminiscent of the time. Windows have views of Forsyth Park, a 30-acre park with plenty of shade underneath oak trees lined with Spanish moss. Anniversary and romance packages include chocolate-covered strawberries and Champagne. Couples can mingle with other guests during breakfast, which is served on a veranda with rocking chairs, or during a quiet afternoon gazing at the fountain from a secluded patio. Evening cocktail hours make for another toast-worthy perk.

Things to Do: Forsyth Park, Green-Meldrim House, Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, First African Baptist Church, Tybee Island Beach, Olde Pink House Restaurant, and The Lady and Sons.

102 W Hall Street, Savannah, GA 31401

4.7 Star Rating | Read Reviews

The Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast, Covington

Cozy meets elegant at The Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast. Set in a refined antebellum mansion that inspired Twelve Oaks in Gone with the Wind, the inn's 11 custom-decorated rooms feature antique furnishings. Remote-control fireplaces in each room add a modern flair. Different rooms offer unique features, from spa tubs with aromatherapy to a ribcage shower like the ones the Royal Family uses in Buckingham Palace. Soft cotton Egyptian sheets make it tempting to cuddle your couple's retreat away. The B&B can help you find activities, from wine tastings to tours, which will help couples understand why Covington is known as "The Hollywood of the South."

Things to Do: Covington Movie Tours through Main Street Trolleys and Tours, Newton County Historic Trolley, Covington Ghost Tours, Town Square Olive Oil, Shelvie Jean and Southern Heartland Art Gallery.

2176 Monticello Street SW, Covington, GA 30014

4.8 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Open Gates Bed and Breakfast, Darien

An idyllic four-room inn that gets its shade from magnolia and oak trees, a stay at Open Gates Bed and Breakfast gives couples the quintessential Georgia experience. The former 19th century inn's large cypress library would make Belle from Beauty and the Beast swoon. Award-winning chef Zach Rath cooks a full breakfast, which is included in the rate. Homemade waffles, biscuits, omelets and bacon are among the menu mainstays. But Darien Shrimp Delight—Rath's twist on eggs benedict with fresh shrimp cakes in place of English muffins—is often a special guest. WaterFront Park is a four-minute stroll away, and historic Savannah is a one-hour drive away.

Things to Do: Vernon Square, WaterFront Park, Fort King George, Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia Peach World, Skippers' Fish Camp, a day trip to Savannah, and take a ferry to Sapelo Island.

301 Franklin Street, Darien, GA 31305

4.8 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Romantic Inns in Georgia

Like B&Bs, staying at a romantic inn can feel like traveling back to a simpler time. Sometimes set in historic homes, furnishings are often whimsical and antique. And smaller numbers of rooms add a dose of intimacy—ideal for a truly romantic couple's getaway in Georgia.

The Veranda Historic Inn, Senoia

Established in 1906, The Veranda Historic Inn is a hop, skip and jump away from Senoia's Main Street that's full of quaint shops. The accommodations in the Greek Revival mansion include nine guestrooms with original features like Georgia heart pine floors, chandeliers and tin ceilings. Porch swings and rocking chairs on the wrap-around veranda punctuate the trip back in time. Continental breakfast is included daily. Atlanta is about an hour away.

Things to Do: Franklin D. Roosevelt's Little White House, Callaway Gardens, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Nic and Norman's Senoia, and Senoia Area Historical Society

252 Seavy Street, Senoia, GA 30276

4.9 Star Rating | Read Reviews

McMillan Inn, Savannah

This elegant inn doubles as a cozy bed-and-breakfast. McMillan Inn is situated in the Historic District in Savannah but offers an oasis from the hustle and bustle of the popular tourist location. Accommodations exude Victorian-era romance. Twelve elegant rooms may include unique features like carved queen-sized beds or French antique king-sized ones. Gas fireplaces operate during the cooler months but still add a warm appeal during the summer. Romantic enhancements include horse and carriage tours, florals and chocolates.

Things to Do: Forsyth Park, City Market, Historic River Street, Colonial Park Cemetery, Owens Thomas House/Telfair Museum and a sunset riverboat cruise.

304 E Huntingdon Street, Savannah, GA 31401

4.8 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Unique Vacation Rentals in Georgia

The Sassafras Treehouse, Rising Fawn
Photo: Wander Chatt

Georgia is full of unique accommodations, from B&Bs to high-end luxury chains. But the marketplace has opened to include even more unique settings courtesy of rental websites like Airbnb and Vrbo. Cabin rentals are also available, with some offering deals that allow for an inexpensive romantic weekend getaway in Georgia. From a treehouse Airbnb in Georgia's mountains to a posh island apartment, these cool, unique vacation rentals will make your escape one-of-a-kind.

Beaver Bungalow, Blue Ridge

This cabin rental in the heart of the Blue Ridge area offers mountain views as far as the eye can see. Couples will have the entire two-bedroom, one-bathroom cabin to themselves. The main bedroom features a king-sized bed, and a second offers a smaller but still ample queen-sized one. Downtown Blue Ridge is close, though peering out at the mountains from an ample patio is a top itinerary item for guests. Central air conditioning is clutch in the summer heat.

Things to Do: Red Apple Barn (fall), Cartecay Vineyards, Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery, Carters Lake and Whitepath Golf Course.

4.9 Star Rating | Read Reviews

The Sassafras Treehouse, Rising Fawn

Go glamping at this luxury one-bedroom, one-bathroom treehouse on Lookout Mountain. A deck is lauded for its romantic, panoramic sunrise vistas and lack of television. Consider a stay here the perfect excuse for a digital detox, allowing you to tap into your love rather than screens. A loft bedroom feels adventurous and idyllic all the same, and an oversized soaking tub feels positively luxurious. The treehouse is situated 20 miles away from downtown Chattanooga and three miles from Cloudland Canyon.

Things to Do: Chattanooga, Rock City and Cloudland Canyon State Park.

4.9 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Renovated Historic Tybee Apartment

A stone's throw away from the beach, this Tybee Island apartment is brimming with coastal charm. Whitewashed walls and casually cool, poppy-blue details like throw pillows play into the waterfront surroundings. A second-level porch has rocking chairs and sea breezes. Couples can access the entire apartment, which includes a room with a queen-sized bed, one bathroom and cable TV. Though recently refurbished, the apartment has its original hardwood floors for a timeless appeal. The apartment is pet-friendly.

Things to Do: Tybee Island Beach, Tybee Island Fishing Pier and Pavilion, surf lessons and Tybee Island Light Station and Museum.

4.8 Star Rating | Read Reviews

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