About an hour north of Atlanta in Adairsville, this plush resort offers the kind of pampered indulgence that may relight a spark or simply keep the embers burning. Its quaint and cozy cottages sit on the property like a tiny village. Explore the vibrant flora of the gardens, rejuvenate at the spa, or dress fancy for fine dining at one of its two restaurants. You also can relax by the pool, play a round of golf or tip back a brew at the beer garden. Those looking to really amp up the romance can hire the services of Denise Webb, whose official title is fairy godmother. Do you wish to propose marriage amid the ruins of the Barnsley manor house? She can make it happen.
597 Barnsley Gardens Road, Adairsville. 770-773-7480, barnsleyresort.com.
King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
On the heels of a sparkling renovation, this beachside resort on St. Simons Island blends historic timelessness with contemporary comforts. Guests choose from room options in four different buildings, from the original historic structure to the Mediterranean-style Oleander building. The resort’s latest dining experience, Echo, puts a locally sourced philosophy to work, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner with oceanfront views. Guests often escape to the Royal Treatment Cottage for a massage. The resort’s swimming pool deck overlooks the Atlantic. Couples can cozy up on lounge chairs to soak up the beach sunset without getting sand in their shoes.
201 Arnold Road, St. Simons Island. 1-800-342-0212, kingandprince.com.
Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa
Tucked in the North Georgia mountains, Brasstown Valley immerses guests in lodge-style swank. Whether you’re opting for a romantic retreat or an active getaway with a significant other, the resort can oblige. Rooms can be had in the lodge, in the cottages or even in the spa’s private suite. Golfing amid mountain vistas, horseback riding, guided fishing trips and more are offered. The resort offers several specialty packages. Book the Romantic Getaway, and the champagne and strawberries will be waiting.
6321 U.S. 76, Young Harris. 1-800-201-3205, brasstownvalley.com.
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