After a week of long commutes and Atlanta traffic, there’s no better way to recuperate than heading to the North Georgia mountains to unwind. Sometimes you need to get away from everyday life to relax – away from your to-do lists and the temptation of social events. When that moment hits keep Glen-Ella Springs Inn at the top of your mind for the perfect place to pursue your weekend getaways from Atlanta. The pastoral setting will put you at ease as you breathe in the mountain fresh air and enjoy sounds other than car horns and sirens.
Are you searching for more ways to fill your days in North Georgia? Take a look at our complimentary Vacation Guide. It contains local insight into the area’s best outdoor activities, delicious restaurants, annual events, local attractions, and more!
Explore a Weekend trip from Atlanta to North Georgia
Escape the Hustle and Bustle of Atlanta
While Atlanta, GA is a refined, world-class metropolis filled with culture, art, commerce, and a breath-taking skyline, living and working in its fast paced and harried environment makes rejuvenation and relaxation a necessity. A daily diet of meetings, appointments, deadlines, marketing strategies, and MARTA affects a person’s wellbeing in many ways.
Emotional stress triggers physical ailments which in turn cause additional anxiety to an already weary soul. A remedy for this cyclical recipe for burnout is time away from the city. That’s why all of us at Glen-Ella Springs Inn in Clarkesville cordially invite you to take a weekend trip from Atlanta. Allow us to indulge you and let Mother Nature heal your spirit as you revel in our luxurious beds, immerse yourself in our deep woods, and feed your soul at our world renowned restaurant.
The Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant is an award-winning establishment known for being the best gourmet food in North Georgia. Aside from the delectable breakfast included in the price of your room, you can look forward to enjoying all your meals on site, leaving you with very few reasons to leave this peaceful haven.
Discover the Beauty of North Georgia’s Mountain Peaks
About North Georgia’s Majestic Mountains
Part of the oldest mountain range in the U.S., North Georgia’s crests and valleys are known for scenic views, small towns, and adventure. The beautiful blue-hued mountains, sparkling rivers, and lush forests are located just an hour outside of Atlanta. Mountain activities that beckon the outdoorsman include horseback riding, fishing, hiking, biking and so much more. There are also plenty of festivals in the North Georgia Mountains to tempt city dwellers into a weekend trip from Atlanta.
The Blue Ridge Region
Named for their signature blue tint at sunrise and sunset, the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains are home to the southernmost part of the famed Appalachian Trail. Did you know that these mountains are also over one billion years old? If you’re looking for a splendid and historic escape, check out the Blue Ridge Mountains near Atlanta! Here are a few of this region’s best peaks and parks to explore.
Did you know that there are more than 900 mountain peaks in Georgia? The highest mountain peak is Brasstown Bald at 4,784 feet above sea level. Visitors can ascend the peak via an access road or by hiking Jack’s Knob Trail. It’s just a short hike from the parking area and visitor center, and, on a clear day, the peak offers gorgeous 360-degree views of the horizon. There is also an observation deck and museum at the top of the peak for visitors to enjoy. Brasstown Bald is less than three hours from Atlanta via I-85 North.
Black Rock Mountain
Black Rock Mountain State Park surrounding Black Rock Mountain is Georgia’s highest state park. It encompasses some of the most outstanding scenery in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains! There are 80-mile vistas, hiking trails, waterfalls, and lush forests in this park. There is also a small lake in the park that is popular among fishermen.
Explore the Outdoors
If you are looking for more than a simple weekend with a good book, a country estate to explore and the best food in North Georgia, then check out some of the great hiking trails around, and maybe get the gall to paddle one of the epic rivers around. You’ll have no problem leaving the city stress behind both serene activities once you’re romping through the countryside without another soul in sight.
Hit the Stores
The shopping in the area is another great way to unwind, as it won’t be your typical busy outlet mall scenario with everyone rushing around for the latest deals, but more of a lazy walk down Main Street, popping in and out of country markets and antique stores. Visitors love to explore Clarkesville and the surrounding small towns, and their eclectic local businesses.
Stay at Glen Ella Springs
As far as weekend getaways from Atlanta go, you won’t find a place more suitable than Glen-Ella Springs if you’re looking for the perfect place to shrug off that city swagger and step into your country skin. Book your rooms for the perfect retreat to the North Georgian Mountains. It probably won’t be your last visit.