Surround yourself with natural beauty at Callaway Resort & Gardens staying in the inn or your own two-bedroom cottage
Resort at a Glance: Callaway Resort & Gardens
Far away from the sprawling capital of Atlanta, you can escape among Georgia’s natural beauty at Callaway Resort & Gardens. The property is not only rife with walkings and biking trails, but it’s home to myriad shopping and dining options.
- Rooms at the inn: flatscreen TV, free WiFi, and coffee maker.
- Two-bedroom cottages and villas: dining room, screened porch, fireplace, full kitchens
- Azalea watching: The gardens are famous for their azaleas—which start blooming as early as March.
- Extra perk: All options of this Getaway come with a $30 dining credit per stay.
- Rent a bike (for an additional fee) and explore 10 miles of trails.
Pine Mountain, Georgia: Expansive Flower Gardens, Beaches, and Wildlife Parks
Located one hour southwest of Atlanta, Pine Mountain is a small southern town known for its quaint antique and handicraft shops. Today, it’s popular as the gateway to Callaway Gardens, which receives upwards of 500,000 visitors every year. The park has many attractions, but the 40-acre Azalea Bowl stands out for its thousands of hybrid azaleas that blanket the garden in red, white, and pink blooms. Another highlight, the butterfly center, encloses more than 1,000 butterflies in glass conservatory filled with tropical plants.
There’s more to Callaway Gardens than the nature walks. The area also has paved biking trails and golf courses, and you can rent fishing boats at Mountain Creek Lake, or hit Robin Lake Beach⎯the world’s largest inland manmade beach⎯for circus shows and miniature golf. Come around Christmastime to see millions of lights strung up throughout the woodlands during the Fantasy In Lights spectacle, which landed Callaway Gardens on National Geographic Traveler’s list of Top Places to See Holiday Lights.