May 31, 2019
The Most Romantic Spots in North Georgia
By: Ginevra Boyes
Helen is the perfect destination for couples looking for a romantic getaway. Our charming alpine village nestled in the North Georgia mountains offers easy access to the Unicoi Wine Trail and the countless natural wonders of the region. Make sure you hit a few of these romantic spots during your trip.
Brasstown Bald is the highest point in Georgia. Hike to the top for breathtaking panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the surrounding valleys and streams. Brasstown Bald is located within the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, a preserve encompassing 118,000 acres of beautiful wilderness. On your hike, you’ll pass waterfalls, lakes, and plenty of viewpoints to marvel at the sweeping beauty that surrounds you.
Downtown Helen is modeled after a traditional German village. With its quaint Bavarian buildings and Old World charm, a visit to Helen is like stepping into a fairytale. Visitors love its steeply pitched roofs and colorful cross-gabled buildings. One of the most romantic ways to explore the Alpine village of Helen is on a horse-drawn carriage. Schedule a ride with the Alpine Carriage Company for a fun and memorable date.
Helen is located in the heart of Georgia Wine Country. Plan a wine tasting tour for a romantic afternoon with your sweetie. Habersham Winery is one of North Georgia’s oldest and largest wineries. It has been producing traditional Georgian wines since 1983, making it a mainstay on the scene. You can taste their wines for $7.50 a person in their elegant and light filled tasting room or schedule a private tour. And don’t forget our very own winery and tasting room right on the Sylvan Valley Lodge & Cellars property! Wine tastings are $10, mead tastings $8, and taste a flight of 4 craft beers for $12.
A Hot Air Balloon
If you really want to sweep your sweetheart off their feet, book a hot air balloon ride with Balloons Over Georgia. The scenery of North Georgia is truly spectacular when viewed from above. On your ride, you’ll enjoy unparalleled bird’s-eye views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chattahoochee River. For an especially romantic journey, take flight just before sunset.
The Banks of the Chattahoochee
Pack a picnic and enjoy your lunch of the banks of the lovely Chattahoochee River. You might buy a delicious sandwich beforehand at Hofer’s of Helen or purchase cheeses, deli meats, and product at Betty’s Country Store. Enjoy your meal while soaking in the warm Georgia sun and admiring the flowing waters of the Chattahoochee. Don’t forget to bring a bottle of Georgia wine!
Sylvan Valley Lodge & Cellars
Sylvan Valley Lodge & Cellars is the most romantic bed & breakfast in North Georgia. Our adults-only property at the base of Yonah Mountain features tranquil gardens, breathtaking views, and of course our on-site tasting room where you can enjoy wonderful Frolicking Faerie Wines. Consider our Touch of Romance package for a special getaway complete with wine and chocolate covered strawberries.
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.