Sometimes one of the best parts about a vacation is the journey to your destination. This is true of the trip from Asheville to Atlanta. Rather than joining hundreds of other cars on crowded interstates, why not take the road less traveled and take in the beautiful scenery as you pass through. It is more than worth your time since when you make the time on the road a fun part of the trip, you’ll have more time that actually feels like vacation time. So, next time you plan a drive from Asheville to Atlanta take the scenic route and make time for a visit to Clarkesville and Glen-Ella Springs!
Roads to Take from Asheville to Atlanta
When you’re traveling from Asheville to Atlanta, you don’t have to take the quickest route of interstates and large highways. When you go off the beaten path you’ll find the drive to be far more pleasant and enriching. There are two scenic roads you can take during your travels from Atlanta to Asheville, NC or the other way around. Both roads are worth wandering down.
Richard B. Russell Scenic Byway
The Richard B. Russell Scenic Byway is a National Scenic Byway that travels through the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest. Breathtaking views await travelers as they wind through mountain gaps and valleys. You can access Brasstown Bald from the byway and take in the amazing vistas. If you’re looking for amazing views and beautiful places to stop off for a stretch and a photo, then Richard B. Russell Scenic Byway is the way to go during your trip from Asheville to Atlanta.
Scenic Highway 197
Georgia’s Scenic Highway 197 is the perfect route to take through North Georgia if you want amazing scenery and plenty of unique places to stop along your way. Pottery shops, fishing spots, and places to get amazing southern food all dot this highway. The initial expanse of highway in Habersham County provides travelers with scenic vistas with open farmland and grazing cattle. As you continue north you’ll find historic buildings and more. Then Scenic Highway 197 goes through the city of Clarkesville where you can enjoy quaint shops, antique stores, and restaurants. As you continue you’ll find general stores and places to find some famous North Georgia pottery. The road continues along the Soque River and then through Rabun County’s mountains and Moccasin Creek State Park.
Where to Stay When Traveling from Asheville to Atlanta
If you’re taking the scenic route from Charlotte to Asheville to Atlanta, you should consider extending your trip to spend some time at Glen-Ella Springs. Our Clarkesville, GA Inn has the ideal accommodations for those who are exploring the North Georgia Mountains. Our rooms and suites combine rustic elegance with modern comforts to provide you with the most relaxing experience possible. When not resting and enjoying the comfort of your room, you can explore the property where you’ll find beautiful views of the mountains and a serene atmosphere. Or, you can take a dip in our pool. Plus, our on-site Restaurant is one of the best fine dining establishments in the area. Our dishes feature the freshest local produce, so you can enjoy a farm-to-table meal in an elegant yet comfortable atmosphere. At Glen-Ella Springs, you’ll have a memorable time in the North Georgia Mountains no matter your ultimate destination! We’ll see you soon!