A trip to the Cabbage Patch Kids Babyland General Hospital is a magical excursion into a land of imagination for your little ones. Listed as one of the Travel Channel’s Top Ten Toylands, this secluded oasis full of wonder and fantastical stories will leave you feeling as though you’ve entered an alternate universe — the Cabbage Patch Kids’ universe.
The Babyland General Hospital was founded on an old story from the mountains about a boy named Xavier Roberts who was summoned into a cabbage patch by a bunnybee, only to find the Cabbage Patch Kids, who were all orphans. Xavier then set out to establish Babyland as a place where these kids could live and play until they were adopted into new homes by visitors.
Your own kids will love the whole story, and the setting to match it. They can witness the birth of a Cabbage Patch Kid, and hear the story from the nurses who care for them. With free admission you can take your kids on a tour and to enjoy the wonderful stories of these charming toys – which are all uniquely handmade.
Babyland General Hospital also hosts numerous events throughout the year such as tea parties and birthday parties. The next special event is happening on Valentines Day, where there will be a holiday craft, prize drawings, a candy goody bag and a costume character. Set in a Southern-style antebellum home in the mountains of Georgia, it sits on 650 acres and is surrounded by beautiful gardens, so it’s no surprise that it even hosts weddings celebrations and other events on their beautiful property.
If you’re looking for a great getaway for the whole family, one that includes a trip to the famous Babyland General Hospital, then book your stay at Glen Ella-Springs Inn. This quaint bed and breakfast in Clarkesville, GA is just a twenty minute drive from the birthplace of all Cabbage Patch Kids, as well as other wonderful activities for the whole family. Regardless of the season in which you’re traveling you’ll find various options for hiking, boating and other great outdoor activities, as well as many opportunities to explore the old country towns in the area.
Glen-Ella Springs offers top notch amenities including a lovely on-site pool, a fire pit in the 12-acre meadow and the award-winning Restaurant at Glen-Ella Springs Inn, which was recognized as one of the Top Ten Dining Destinations in Georgia. One of our amazing suites outfitted with whirlpool tubs, gas fireplaces and balconies will be perfect to accommodate you and the little ones all together. The breakfasts, included in the room rate, are gourmet, multi-course meals freshly prepared for the guests and served everyday between 8:30 and 10 AM. The kitchen is happy to accommodate any dietary needs or requests for more child-friendly fare if necessary.
If you have kids fond of Cabbage Patch Kids and their story then a visit to the Babyland General Hospital can be a great excuse for a weekend getaway to a quieter, simpler way of life in the North Georgian Mountains. Come for a weekend at Glen-Ella Springs where you’ll have easy access to both Babyland and other great options for fun things to do with the kids. This is the perfect family retreat.