November 4, 2019
Dream Romantic Getaway to Helen, Georgia
By: Ginevra Boyes
If you want to surprise your loved one with a perfect getaway filled with romantic activities, luxurious lodging, and a weekend that you’ll never forget, then plan a trip to Helen, GA. Frequently rated as one of the most romantic destinations in Georgia, you can sweep your partner off their feet with almost no effort! Just follow our guide to the perfect romantic getaway to Helen.
Stay at the Sylvan Valley Lodge & Cellars
The pinnacle of a romantic getaway is the dreamy lodge that allows you to relax and focus on your partner. Sylvan Valley Lodge & Cellars is just outside of town on a large swath of land that boasts 360° mountain and valley views and is decorated with soothing earth tones and comfortable amenities. Each room comes with wine glasses and a corkscrew to allow you to enjoy wines purchased from the on-site cellar. With a home-base as comfortable as this, you might not want to leave.
Elevate Your Stay:
At the Sylvan Valley Lodge, you can elevate your stay with a romantic special to make your getaway that much more memorable.
Touch of Romance: On top of your accommodations for two nights, complete with two gourmet breakfasts, you can arrive at your room fully stocked with a bottle of Georgia Sparkling Wine from Three Sisters Vineyards, freshly cut flowers, and indulgent chocolate covered strawberries. You also get a tasting of Frolicking Faerie Wines in the Knot Bar. You won’t even have to lift a finger.
Sylvan Valley Winecation: Are you a wine lover? Who isn’t! With the Sylvan Valley Lodge Winecation package, you can enjoy two nights at the romantic Sylvan Valley Lodge with two gourmet breakfasts, plus cheese, charcuterie, and tastings of Frolicking Faerie Wines in the Knot Bar, a gourmet picnic for two, a map to the best tasting rooms in the region, and two souvenir wine glasses to remember your incredible weekend.
Dinner at Mully’s Nacoochee Grill
Mully’s is the place where locals go for dinner dates, anniversaries, birthday parties, and anytime there is an occasion to celebrate. This rustic farmhouse serves fine dining dishes with a Southern flair. You’ll find classic ribeyes, caesar salad, and calamari appetizers, but you’ll also see Southern shrimp & grits and slow-cooked baby back ribs on the menu. Start the night off with a bottle of wine off their extensive list and finish it by sharing an indulgent molten chocolate cake.
Walk around Downtown:
During the summer months, downtown Helen is packed with people running from shop to shop and restaurant to restaurant, but the Holiday season is probably the most magical time in Helen. You’ll think you’re in the Bavarian Alps, not the Appalachian Mountains with all of the Christmas decorations, carriage rides, and holiday spirit. Even though the air might be a bit chilly, wandering around the town with a cup of hot cocoa can warm anyone’s heart. You can also explore all of The Most Romantic Spots in Northern Georgia while you’re here.
Take A Carriage Ride:
You’ll see these picturesque carriages meandering all through the town and yes, they are as much fun as everyone says they are. Snuggle up with your favorite person and watch the town pass by on one of the most romantic activities in the town. You can find these carriages all around town and can spontaneously hop on one or make reservations ahead of time through the Alpine Carriage Company.
Breakfast at the Lodge:
Each morning, the smell of freshly brewed coffee and a home-cooked breakfast will pull you out of bed and down to the beautiful dining room on the first floor. No lines and no crowded diner with mediocre food for you on your romantic getaway! Start your day with a custom Sylvan Valley blend cup of coffee and a filling breakfast.
Are you an adventurous couple that finds peace when surrounded by trees, water, and mountains? Do you and your significant other love to bond over food and wine? Would a deep tissue massage allow you and your loved one to relax together? No matter what brings you and your partner together, Helen has it all.
Go for a hike and explore some waterfalls. The Southern Blue Ridge Mountains are known for their incredible waterfalls. We’ve compiled a list of 6 Breathtaking Waterfalls in North Georgia that are perfectly picturesque. Bonus: If you are traveling North into the forest to find some of Georgia’s most beautiful waterfalls, then consider traveling just a bit further to Hayesville, NC to dine at The Copper Door. This restaurant is one of the most romantic spots in the region and serves upscale entrees with a Creole touch that will elevate your night.
Tour some wineries. You’re already on the right path at Sylvan Valley Lodge & Cellars. Head to the Knot Bar on the property for tastings of Frolicking Faeries wines and get the inside scoop on the best wineries to hit in Northern Georgia. You can also plan your route ahead of time with Our Guide to Exploring Georgia’s Wine Country. Spend the day tasting wines and driving around this incredibly beautiful region.
Treat yourself to a spa treatment. Massages, facials, and scrubs oh my! At the Spa at Nacoochee Crossing, you can choose from a wide variety of refreshing and rejuvenating treatments to relax your muscles and de-stress your mind. One of their most popular treatments is the Bindi Oil Massage, which combines rich oils and ayurvedic herbs that are meant to soothe the nervous system, hydrate skin, and nourish muscle tissue.
Whether you want to celebrate an anniversary, get away from the kids for a couple of nights, or just spend some time with your loved one, a trip to Helen is the perfect romantic destination. Explore the town, indulge in a little luxury, and fall in love with your partner all over again.
Planning a romantic getaway to North Georgia? Book a stay at Sylvan Valley Lodge & Cellars, a winery bed & breakfast located along the Unicoi Wine Trail just minutes from Helen’s many restaurants, shops, and attractions.