Head to Blue Ridge resort for $69 a night

The AAA 3-Diamond Waynesville Inn Golf Resort & Spa offers an inviting deal of just $69 per night on stays through November. The word is out on this 50% savings deal and rooms are booking up fast. So grab the calendar and plan a getaway to the lovely Blue Ridge Mountains.

The $69 rate includes breakfast and upgraded accommodations (when available). Most guest rooms provide for mountain views from a balcony or terrace.

This historic mountain lodge features two restaurants and a 27-hole golf course designed by the legendary Scottish architect Donald Ross (rated four stars by Golf Digest magazine).

There's plenty to do in the area. The resort is minutes to the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Fish in mountain streams, take a whitewater rafting trip, hit the hiking trails or enjoy the unique boutiques and galleries in the charming town of Waynesville.  Also nearby is a Cherokee Indian Reservation and Harrah's Casino.

There are several sold out dates: Aug 17-18; Sept 8-9, 12-14, 17-18; Oct. 9, 22-23.

Waynesville, N.C.  is about a three hour drive north of Atlanta.

Get going and plan that getaway today!

Start the booking process at Travelzoo: http://www.travelzoo.com/hotels/atlanta/865658/?utm_source=top20_us&utm_medium=email_top20

Clara Bosonetto Maerz is a retired travel consultant.