Anna Ruby Falls, Georgia, USA in autumn.

7 Romantic Getaways in the Georgia mountains

Looking for somewhere to take your loved one in the Blue Ridge Mountains or the Appalachian Mountains in north Georgia? Whether you are looking for an outdoorsy getaway, a charming mountain escape or a historic small town break, this stunning region has something for everyone. Ready to book a memorable trip away with bae? Here are some of the most romantic getaways in the Georgia mountains.

7 Romantic Getaways in the Georgia Mountains

1. Marietta

Romantic getaways in the Georgia mountains are ideal for couples who like to combine relaxation and activities in nature. The picturesque peaks provide the perfect backdrop for Instaworthy photos to cherish forever. Marietta is a city northwest of Atlanta – just a short 30-minute drive away – and it is famous for its beautiful historic town square and five National Register Historic Districts, as well as its leafy parks and easy access to the mountains.

Historic mill and waterfall in Marietta, Georgia

2. Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge is a mountain town brimming with charm, character, and plenty of things for couples to enjoy. For instance, you can get fruity in the many orchards picking apples, cherries, strawberries, peaches or blueberries. However, one of the most romantic things you can do is to take a trip on the historic Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, where you can gaze at each other as the stunning mountain scenery rushes past.

3. Sautee Nacoochee

Sautee Nacoochee is a small, unincorporated area four miles east of the Bavarian City of Helen. It is an ideal base for those who like to get swept up in the romance of by-gone eras whilst surrounded by postcard-perfect views. One of our favourite things to do here is to take to the trails in the Chattahoochee National Forest to the stunning Anna Ruby waterfalls. This has to be one of the most romantic spots in the whole of Georgia.

Anna Ruby Falls, Georgia, USA in autumn.

4. Asheville

Asheville is about a three-and-a-half-hour drive from Atlanta, so makes for a nice weekend getaway. The Blue Ridge Mountains surround this town, and the French Broad River borders it meaning you can get out and enjoy kayaking, rafting, hiking, cycling, and climbing. When you work up a hunger and thirst, there are lots of craft breweries and excellent restaurants with a laid-back vibe.

5. Adairsville

Looking for a destination with history, heritage and heart? Then make your way to Adairsville, the first Georgia town to be listed in its entirety on the National Register of Historic Places. Downtown Adairsville is home to many intact historic buildings, including the original train depot, which was part of the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862. Adairsville is also known for the beautiful Barnsley Gardens, an elegant 1840s estate, where you can explore the gardens and enjoy horseback riding and a round of golf.

romantic getaways Georgia Mountains

6. Helen

Downtown Helen is in the style of a traditional Bavarian German village. With colourful wooden buildings and quaint Alpine charm, a visit to Helen in White County is like stepping into a pop-up fairytale book. For those who like to embrace the great outdoors and wonderful scenery, there are plenty of trails to explore in the Chattahoochee National Forest.

7. Clayton

Clayton is a great place to embrace the great outdoors. This quaint mountain community is where you can try lots of adventure activities. For instance, white-water rafting, camping, hiking, and horse riding. When you have worked up an appetite, head downtown and check out the awarding-winning chefs and restaurants. This is the Farm to Table capital of Georgia.

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Melanie May

Melanie is an intrepid solo traveller, endlessly curious about people, places and food. She is a fan of slow travel and loves exploring the world by mouth, discovering a culture through its food. Having backpacked her way around the world she turned her wanderlust into a career and is now a full-time travel writer.

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