With the big day fast approaching, make plans for a romantic Southern rendezvous with your significant other. After a trip to one of these locales, they’ll love you even more!
CHATEAU ELAN – BRASELTON, GA (www.chateauelan.com) – From the moment you drive through the gates of Château Élan until the moment you leave you will experience warm southern hospitality combined with the beauty of the French countryside. Within the sweeping panorama of the north Georgia foothills, just 40 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta, Château Élan offers golf, a full production winery and a European spa with world-class amenities.
THE INN AT MIDDLETON PLACE – CHARLESTON, SC (www.middletonplace.org) (pictured)
Located at historic Middleton Place, an iconic feature of the South Carolina Low Country and home of America’s oldest landscaped gardens the Inn’s 55 rooms are secluded among tall pines and live oaks with picturesque views all around including the winding Ashley River, where the rice plantation culture flourished more than 200 years ago. An added bonus is the quick drive to downtown Charleston!
OLD EDWARDS INN – HIGHLANDS, NC (www.oldedwardsinn.com) Old Edwards Inn and Spa, nestled in the Western North Carolina Mountains, is a place known for its relaxed luxury for families, friends, couples, spa goers and nature lovers. Consistently voted a top travel destination for romance, relaxation and world-class spa, the resort graces the rolling hills in the quaint downtown area of Highlands which is must-see location in itself.
BLACKBERRY FARM – WALLAND, TN (www.blackberryfarm.com) Blackberry Farm is a celebrated intimate luxury hotel situated on a pastoral 4,200-acre estate in the Great Smoky Mountains. What was once a family farm is now one of the top rated properties in the world for the discerning traveler. With so many amenities and world-wide acclaim, Blackberry Farm tops my bucket list.
THE GREENBRIER – WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA (www.greenbrier.com) Located in the beautiful Allegheny Mountains in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, The Greenbrier is an award-winning resort and also a National Historic Landmark. The Greenbrier represents 230 years of history with its classic architecture, exquisite interior design, carefully sculpted landscape, impeccable service and outstanding amenities. With multiple restaurants, the Greenbrier golf course and an off-course driving school plus a host of other activities such as tennis, trap and skeet shooting and fishing, one long weekend just may not be enough.