The Perfect Place for a Winter Getaway

Step out of your busy everyday life and walk into the North Georgia Mountains – a veritable winter wonderland filled with stunning natural scenery, vibrant mountain towns, and romantic destinations like our North Georgia Bed and Breakfast. There’s a broad range of things to do in North Georgia in the winter, including adventuring in the great outdoors, wine tasting, shopping, and otherwise enjoying some time getting unplugged at our retreat in the North Georgia Mountains. 

Most people head south for the winter, escaping the bitter winter chill of northern destinations like New England. Those already in the south, however, love to seek out the brisk mountain air of the North Georgia Mountains – a destination where you can still enjoy Southern Charm in your search for winter. The air may be crisp outside, but the landscapes still invite you in for exploration, followed by a cozy afternoon and evening in the warm embrace of our charming North Georgia Bed and Breakfast

Glen-Ella Springs is a true destination in the North Georgia Mountains. We’re located near some of the top-rated places to visit in North Georgia, including Tallulah Falls and Lake Rabun. However, with many great amenities onsite, including an award-winning restaurant, you may not need to travel far to enjoy the best winter in the North Georgia Mountains. If you’re ready to slow down for a few days, book a room at our North Georgia Bed and Breakfast today! 

Get cozy at our Inn in the North Georgia Mountains this winter, and enjoy all the many things to do in North Georgia

A Winter Getaway in the North Georgia Mountains

As temperatures drop around the country, we invite you to experience the ever-so-slightly less chilly, but still just as gorgeous, North Georgia Mountains. About 90 minutes northeast of the busy Atlanta metro area, you’ll find our romantic mountain retreat.

With average daytime temperatures in the low to mid-50s, the North Georgia Mountains are a mild and scenic place to spend a few days this winter. It’s chilly enough to bundle up and add an extra layer or two for all your adventures in the outdoors, and every now and then, a crisp white coating of snow blankets the ground, transforming the area into something even more magical. 

Though there are plenty of things to do in North Georgia during these wintry months, there’s perhaps nothing more enjoyable than getting cozy by the fire at our North Georgia Bed and Breakfast. We’re a romantic destination retreat in the North Georgia Mountains – a place where couples can escape the busy hum of city life and trade it in for the peace and quiet of the rural mountains. Our mountain retreat is replete with Southern charm, offering guests the perfect retreat after a full day exploring the North Georgia Mountains. 

Our upscale retreat offers 16 guest rooms, from romantic penthouse suites to quaint queen rooms. Each room is appointed with a range of high-class amenities, seamlessly blending the sophisticated allure of a boutique hotel with the rustic charm of the North Georgia Mountains. Though we offer a great launching point for all your adventures in the North Georgia Mountains, many of our guests are equally content to stay in and get cozy for the entirety of their getaway. 

We make it easy to do just that, too. We have most of your needs covered! In the morning, we’ll treat you to a delicious breakfast in your restaurant, included in the cost of your stay. Return to our award-winning restaurant in the evenings for a romantic, delicious meal. With house specialties like pecan-crusted trout gracing our menu, you can expect our restaurant to feature seasonal menus and fresh ingredients. 

The high-end amenities you’ll encounter at our North Georgia Bed and Breakfast are reason alone to choose us as your lodging in this beautiful area, but the exquisite, service-oriented hospitality you’ll encounter here keeps guests coming back for one adventure after the next. With just the right touch of discerning southern hospitality, you’ll feel well taken care of, like a genuine part of the family.

This kind of hospitality is lost among larger logging properties, and it’s something we pride ourselves on. If you’re ready to experience the best of the North Georgia Mountains this winter, there’s truly never been a better time to book your room at Glen-Ella Springs, a premiere destination in Georgia’s scenic mountains. 

Sunset view of the North Georgia Mountains while hiking - still one of the best things to do in North Georgia in the winter

Things to do in North Georgia This Winter

We wouldn’t blame you if you spent your entire weekend curled up and enjoying the cozy ambiance of our North Georgia Bed and Breakfast – we’ve designed it as a retreat for that purpose! However, with so many great things to do in North Georgia lying just beyond our property, you’ll probably want to get out and explore at least a little bit. 

From chasing thundering waterfalls to sipping local wines, there’s plenty to love about a wintry retreat to the North Georgia Mountains. Below, we’ve listed just a few of our favorite things to do in North Georgia this winter. 

  1. Hiking is always one of our favorite things to do in North Georgia, and they take on an entirely different appeal in the winter. It also happens to be one of the best ways to truly appreciate this special part of the Peach State. 
  2. Next on our list of top things to do in North Georgia this winter is visiting local wineries. Though many people tend to focus on Dahlonega, about 90  minutes to the southwest of us, you’ll find some of the top Georgia wineries within 45 minutes of our Bed and Breakfast. With fewer people in the tasting rooms this winter, it’s an excellent opportunity to discover new favorites! 
  3. You’ll find one of the top things to do in North Georgia less than 15 minutes from Glen-Ella Springs. Tallulah Falls and Tallulah Gorge State Park is a must-do activity anytime you’re in the area. At 2 miles long and nearly 1,000 feet deep, the Tallulah Gorge is a truly beautiful place to see no matter the season. 
  4. Though some of our guests love to stroll the Bavarian streets of nearby Helen, we prefer to visit the attractions near this charming town. One of those, Anna Ruby Falls, also happens to be one of our favorite things to do in North Georgia. This one is actually two waterfalls. The first has a 150-foot drop, followed by a shorter 50-foot drop. Though the falls rarely freeze over in winter, the leafless trees block far less of the view, making it a great season to visit the area’s top waterfalls! 
  5. Winter is a wonderful time to tour the charming towns of the North Georgia Mountains. The two closest to us are Clarkesville and Clayton, but others to consider are Helen and Hiawassee, home of the Brasstown Bald. 
  6. If you’re into antiquing, the North Georgia Mountains will be your treasure trove! Antiquing is one of the most popular things to do in North Georgia. The nearby town of Dillard has excellent options, including the Appalachian Trader, Carol’s Back Porch Antiques, and DejaVu Antiques. There’s also the Mountain Laurel Antique Mall in Cleveland. 
  7. This winter, don’t miss a visit to Mark of the Potter, a quaint local pottery shop with a vast collection of gorgeous hand-made pottery.
  8. Finally, this winter is a great time to visit the Hardman Farm State Historic Site, especially if you can get there before the holidays to experience their Victorian Christmas. 

Beyond this list of fun things to do in North Georgia this winter, we invite you to relax, unwind, and make memories you’ll cherish forever. Book your room at our leading North Georgia Bed and Breakfast today! 

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