There’s something so magical about winter in the South. Here, you can escape cold, wet blizzards—and do it with a side of grits and sweet tea! There’s no better place to make the most of the season than the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Below, we’ve compiled some of the reasons why our area is one of the best winter getaways in Georgia. For a list of our favorite restaurants, seasonal events, and best-kept secrets in the area, be sure to download our free North Georgia Vacation Guide!
Why Glen-Ella Springs Inn Is One of the Best Winter Getaways in Georgia
This winter, dare to do something different! Located at the end of a country road in Clarkesville, Georgia, Glen-Ella Springs Inn offers an incredible experience you won’t find anywhere else. Here, you can explore the Blue Ridge Mountains, cuddle up in your cozy suite, and pop in plenty of charming boutiques. Looking for some down-home holiday magic or a mountain retreat miles away from the hustle and bustle? Glen-Ella Springs Inn—one of North Georgia’s most beautiful and historic places to stay—offers both. Here are just a few of the reasons you need to experience a North Georgia winter this year.
Christmas Is More Magical Here
It’s no wonder Christmas is nearly everyone’s favorite holiday—good company, delicious food, and fun traditions are enough to win anyone over. If you feel like a piece is missing from your holiday puzzle, it may be time for a change of scenery. If you haven’t yet solidified your holiday plans, you need to come and experience Christmas in North Georgia this year! Here, the crackling fireplaces are warm, the mountain scenery is beautiful, and time seems to slow down. You won’t want to miss seeing downtown Clarkesville decked out in its holiday finest! The winter season kicks off each year with a Christmas tree lighting and accompanying celebrations.
New Year’s Is, Too
New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to experience one of the finest winter getaways in Georgia. Our little slice of heaven is a great place for those looking for an intimate, low-key way to ring in the new year. The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway offers a romantic train ride through the mountains on the holiday, but there’s nothing wrong with a subtle evening and good night’s sleep if that’s more your speed (that’s our speed, too).
Warm Up at a Winery
North Georgia is a spectacular place to discover the great outdoors. If you find that it’s too chilly to do some exploring, though, there are plenty of indoor activities that will warm you right up! We can’t think of a better way to spend a winter’s day than hopping from one North Georgia winery to the next. That’s right—if you didn’t already know it, North Georgia is the “wine country” of the South! The best part about our wineries? Many are just minutes from one another. We recommend visiting Yonah Mountain Vineyard then making the quick 5-minute drive over to Serenity Cellars.
Just because it’s chilly out doesn’t mean you shouldn’t travel. Rather, it’s more of a reason to get out and create your own warmth in new, exciting places! There’s no better place to do so than Glen-Ella Springs Inn. Select one of our cozy accommodations—A Penthouse Suite, 3-Room Suite, King Room, or Queen Room—and get ready for a tranquil retreat to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. For extra winter magic, enhance your stay with one of our signature Add-Ons!