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For those who enjoy the nature and a more settled lifestyle, the North Georgia Mountains bring a lot of opportunities to fall in love again in a cozy and relaxing environment. Find below great outdoor & indoor activities to share with your loved one.
In addition, you will find a list of places and activities in the nearby counties, that you certainly must try during your stay. Enjoy!
If you are looking for a world-class spa experience, then visit Serenity in the Mountains for some pampering and relaxation. Start with a massage, then maybe a manicure and pedicure, a facial and then a hair styling; you could spend an entire day here! Why not have a couples day together…start with a couple’s massage and then select from the many other services they offer; there’s an entire spa section just for the gentleman in your life.
Location: 59 McKinney Rd., Blue Ridge, GA 30513
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Enjoy local and regional wines along with hand-crafted beers in comfortable and relaxed setting where you can even bring your 4-legged best friend when sitting outside. They have a Tasting Bar where you can sample wines each day and a Beer Bar with 8 different beers on tap. They’ll even refill your growlers for you. Why not stop in for a drink, light bite or maybe one of the fine cigars they carry from around the country.
Location: 500 East Main St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513
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Why not try the European custom of olive oil and vinegar tastings and sample 65 varieties of olive oil and balsamic vinegars from around the world. Sample flavor profiles from Italy, Spain, Greece and other locations from around the world and you will discover the almost endless possibilities you have in pairing the oils and vinegars together. You’ll be amazed at how you can use these flavors in your favorite recipes.
Location: 511 East Main St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513
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Dawsonville is the Moonshine Capital of the World and home to Dawsonville Distillery, a true small batch, handcrafted distillery. Not to mention, the distillery is also home to NASCAR great Bill Elliot’s line of moonshine. Why not take a tour of the facility and learn how they make their award winning products; you even get a tasting of moonshine.
Location: 415 Hwy. 53 E, Suite 120, Dawsonville, GA 30534
If you love cars and racing, you need to visit this motorsports museum right where NASCAR great Bill Elliot was born and continues to live. The exhibits change often so there’s always something new to see. Find out who are the latest candidates for the Hall of Fame and what’s happening in the world of racing. Why not combine this with a visit to the Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery.
Location: 415 Hwy. 53 E, Dawsonville, GA 303
The Dillard House is located on a plateau in the Little Tennessee River Valley of North Georgia with some breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. While they do have some lovely accommodations there, Dillard House is more famous for its restaurant where the chefs prepare all Southern dishes with recipes that have been handed down through the Dillard family for generations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared daily and served family-style with portions where you can be sure nobody leaves the table hungry. Dillard House has been awarded twice by Southern Living Magazine and is Zagat rated as well.
Location: 768 Franklin St., Dillard, GA 30537
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This unique park is open year-round from sunrise to sunset and features one of the largest displays of the 10 Commandments anywhere. The Commandments are laid out on a hillside in a bible measuring 30 feet by 50 feet with an observation deck at the top of hill. You can walk around the peaceful and serene grounds to explore the All Nations Cross, the Mountain Prayer Chapel, the Psalms of Praise wall and the Baptismal Pool where you can observe people from many different religions being baptized. There are several picnic areas on the grounds where you can have some lunch and enjoy the serenity and the solitude.
Location: 10000 N Carolina 294, Murphy, NC 28906
Offering first-class massages and body treatments along with unique treatments inspired from the Cherokee people, Equani Spa provides you with a sanctuary from the stresses of every day life leaving you free of tension, refreshed and revitalized. The spa’s vision is to reflect the original spirit of the land and the people who sought it’s healing properties. Why not plan a visit to the spa to replenish your spirit.
Location: 6321 Hwy. 76, Young Harris, GA 30582.
Dahlonega is in the heart of the Georgia wine country and only about an hour away from Blue Ridge, Blairsville and Ellijay. Known as the Wine Tasting Room Capital of Georgia, there are over 12 tasting rooms and 5 wineries around the city that have won awards in local and national competition. Dahlonega is also the site of the first major U.S. Gold rush in 1828. The town square is built around the gold museum which is a State Historic Site and has a variety of shops, boutiques and restaurants, many in buildings that are on the Historic Register. From winery tours, fishing and panning for gold to festivals, music and food, Dahlonega has something for everyone in the family.
Helen is a Bavarian-themed town on the banks of the Chattahoochee River and home to one of the largest Oktoberfest celebrations in Georgia. It is a little over an hour away and an easy drive from Blue Ridge, Blairsville and Ellijay. There’s plenty to do in Helen too: shopping downtown, dining at restaurants serving authentic German food and beer, tubing on the Chattahoochee, winery tours, ziplines, waterfalls, Unicoi State Park and so much more.
If you’re a true fan of the first color movie “Gone With The Wind”, you must visit Scarlet’s Secret; a museum /shop, located in a large style home in the amazing Nacoochee Valley of North Georgia. The museum is furnished in the period of this classic, and contains many, items of memorabilia related to the movie and the Civil War. Remember the best scenes of the movie starring Vivian Leigh and Clark Gable. Shop great items and taste the best desserts of the region.
Location: 1902 Highway 17 Sautee, Ga 30571
Phone: 706 878-1028