The Top Places to Visit In North Georgia This Winter

Unlike more mountainous destinations to the north of us, winter in the North Georgia Mountains is milder with only occasional snow. The adventures of summer days aren’t too distant of a memory here, as many of the places to visit in North Georgia and the top-rated things to do in the area are still fully within the realm of possibilities during the winter. 

Even so, winter is a truly distinct time of year to visit the North Georgia Mountains. The crisp mountain air, charming small towns and other places to visit in North Georgia, and fewer crowds to contend with make this a rewarding time to experience the breathtaking natural scenery of the area. Whether you’re looking for a cozy, romantic retreat with your sweetheart or a fun adventure-filled weekend, there are plenty of great places to visit in North Georgia this winter. 

A winter getaway here is made all the more special when you choose to stay at our top-rated Bed and Breakfast in North Georgia. Glen-Ella Springs, a romantic retreat located near the towns of Clayton and Clarkesville, is just minutes away from the popular Tallulah Gorge and within easy reach of several fantastic North Georgia wineries. Within a short drive in all directions, you’ll find many of the top places to visit in North Georgia – and at the end of the day, our warm, welcoming Southern hospitality will be waiting for you. 

Embrace the contemplative spirit of winter in the North Georgia Mountains and book your room at our romantic Bed and Breakfast today!

Man admiring Tallulah Gorge in the winter - one of the best places to visit in North Georgia while staying at our Bed and Breakfast in North Georgia

5 Scenic Places to Visit in North Georgia This Winter

In truth, there’s never a bad time to spend exploring the various places to visit in North Georgia. Whether chasing waterfalls and exploring top attractions Tallulah Gorge, browsing the unique shops of nearby towns like Clayton, or sipping and swirling your way from one North Georgia winery to the next, there’s always something new around every bend.

As you seek respite this winter in the wake of a busy (and joyous!) holiday season, we invite you to experience the best of our romantic mountain retreat. There are plenty of great places to visit in North Georgia – some popular destinations and others hidden gems. At each of the places to visit in North Georgia, you’ll encounter stunning scenery, outdoor adventures, and that sense of peace and tranquility you crave in the darker winter months.

Simply put, this quaint section of the Blue Ridge Mountains is enchanting in the winter. Below, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite places to visit in North Georgia. These destinations are filled with charm and beauty year-round but should also make your list of winter activities near our Bed and Breakfast in North Georgia. 

  1. Our Bed and Breakfast in North Georgia is the best lodging near Tallulah Gorge, which is one of the most popular places to visit in North Georgia. It’s always beautiful to visit this special place, but especially so when there’s a light dusting of snow. Spend an afternoon hiking and exploring the waterfall and gorge and you’ll see why it’s one of the best places to visit in North Georgia. 
  2. If chasing waterfalls sounds like a fun winter adventure to you, then don’t miss Anna Ruby Falls, another of the most popular places to visit in North Georgia. The hike to get to the falls is simple but it’s exceptionally beautiful. For more waterfalls, head to Amicalola Falls State Park. It’s spectacular in the frozen depths of winter. 
  3. Hiking is always an option up here in the North Georgia mountains, including at Brasstown Bald. Head to this popular peak and enjoy snow-capped mountain views, breathe in the crisp mountain air, and let the rejuvenating power of a winter hike course through your body. It’s Georgia’s highest peak, and it’s absolutely one of our favorite places to visit in North Georgia in spring, summer, fall, or winter. 
  4. Though many of our guests seek respite away from the busy crowds of Helen’s Bavarian winter wonderland, it’s a fun place to explore for an afternoon. Helen features Bavarian-themed architecture, charming storefronts filled with unique shops, plenty of yummy German cuisine, and all the natural beauty you’d expect of winter in North Georgia. 
  5. There are plenty of places to visit in North Georgia that don’t require added layers and chilly afternoons! A perennial favorite of ours is the cozy tasting rooms at wineries in North Georgia. There are 30 fabulous wineries within 45 minutes of Glen-Ella Springs!
One of the guest rooms with a fireplace at our Be and Breakfast in North Georgia - a great place to stay while visiting the best places to visit in North Georgia this winter

Best Bed and Breakfast in North Georgia

With the scenic Lake Rabun and the ruggedly beautiful Tallulah Gorge just minutes from us, it’s easy to see just how alluring a stay at our Bed and Breakfast in North Georgia is. We offer far more than a comfortable place to rest your head, though. Turn away from impersonal hotel chains, and embrace the warm, welcoming hospitality you expect from a distinguished Inn of our caliber.

Glen-Ella Springs is a member of the distinguished Select Registry group of boutique properties around the nation. Setting us apart from other places to stay in the North Georgia Mountains is our exquisite attention to detail, our exceptional hospitality, our welcoming accommodations, and our award-winning onsite restaurant. Our Bed and Breakfast in North Georgia is intimate, inviting, and everything you want a winter getaway to be.

Our Inn features 16 well-appointed guest rooms. Each room is one of four room styles; Penthouse Suites, Three-Room Suites, King Rooms, and Queen Rooms. There’s an option for every traveler and every budget, but what doesn’t change are the welcoming amenities you’ll find in each room and the friendly service you’ll encounter from check-in through check-out.

Our Bed and Breakfast in North Georgia also hosts one of the best restaurants in North Georgia. Our restaurant features locally sourced ingredients and a seasonal menu that is perfect for relaxed vacations and romantic escapes. Signature dishes include delicacies like pecan-crusted trout or the herb-crusted New Zealand rack of lamb accompanied by jalapeño mint sauce. We also offer delicious nightly specials, and in the morning offer a daily breakfast included in the cost of your stay.

Our Bed and Breakfast in North Georgia is made for memories and will no doubt serve as a lasting retreat you return to time and again over the years. There’s truly no place like it. Embrace the quiet magic of winter in the North Georgia Mountains this year, and stay with us at our top-rated Bed and Breakfast in North Georgia. Book your room today!

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