6 ways to savor the beauty of Serenbe

Serenbe began as a way to protect the beautiful rural land of Chattahoochee Hill Country.

Along the way to attaining that vision, it has also become a sanctuary of sorts, a destination on the edge of Atlanta for visitors to pause and reconnect and enjoy nature.

There are so many ways to savor the beauty of Serenbe. Some are simple; a quick farm-to-table meal or an hour-long farm tour.

Others take more time, more commitment of hours and resources, like a stay at the Inn at Serenbe or a volunteer stint at Serenbe Farms.

All are luxurious in their way, though, and these are six of the best:

The Inn at Serenbe
10950 Hutcheson Ferry Road, Chattahoochee Hills. 770-463-2610
Rooms start at $210 on weekdays

The Inn at Serenbe is luxuriant and soul-stirring at the same time. Its 900 acres include preserved forestland, wildflower meadows and 15 miles of trails that go by two waterfalls and a large granite outcropping, called the Labyrinth. Amenities include afternoon tea, two pools, a cabana and a first-rate spa.

The Labyrinth at Serenbe contains rocks from all over the world.

Tour the farm

Saturdays from May-November at 1:30 p.m.
$8 for a 45-60 minute tour
Serenbe Farms
8715 Atlanta Newnan Road, Chattahoochee Hills.
Walk the fields with the farm managers while learning about the principles of organic farming and the importance of eating locally grown produce. It's both soothing and inspiring.

Farm managers lead tours of the organic Serenbe Farms on Saturdays May through November.


Volunteer at Serenbe Farms
9 a.m.- noon Wednesdays and Thursdays, info@serenbefarms.com to confirm a visit
A diverse, certified organic farm 30 miles southwest of Atlanta, Serenbe Farms produces
more than 300 varieties of heirloom and hybrid vegetables, herbs and flowers that make their way to local tables via community-supported agriculture (CSAs). Serenbe hosts tours, but, for those who want to dig deeper, a volunteer stint could be in order. Available tasks involve anything from weeding to harvesting to mulching. The farm managers are on hand, too, so there's plenty of learning along with hard work.

The master plan for Serenbe is based on English villages, with multiple hamlets fitted to the rises in the hills.

Sample outdoor theater at Serenbe Playhouse

770-463-1110
The Playhouse produces bold new works and reinvented classics, with every show held outdoors among nature. This fall, Serenbe visitors can revel "The Sleepy Hollow Experience," Sept. 29-Nov. 6, with tickets ranging from $20-$30. Each show is a "traveling performance" at a new site, so you have to wait in suspense for a detailed email with an address at least 48 hours prior to show time.

The Serenbe Playhouse performs all its works outdoors.

Serenbe Trail Riding
$75 for one hour
10950 Hutcheson Ferry Road, Palmetto. 770-463-2610
An afternoon on horseback may be the best way to see the miles of nature trails and rolling countryside.

Blue Eyed Daisy Bakery
9065 Selborne Lane, Palmetto. 770-463-8379

This is a cozy and affordable place to sup. Meat and 3, farm-to-table tacos and breakfast worth waking up for are the trademarks.

The Blue Eyed Daisy in Serenbe serves Meat and 3 and a decadent pastry selection.

If you have questions about planning your day at Serenbe, the Serenbe Concierge can be reached at concierge@serenbe.com or 678-466-0743.

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