Hotel at a Glance: Paradise Hills Resort
Paradise Hills Resort is part-mountain cabin retreat, part-winery. Vineyards spread across the 35-acre plot in the rolling hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where cabernet sauvignon, riesling, and sangiovese grapes grow, among others. Head to the tasting room and you can sample Paradise Hill’s wines, such as Harvest Moon, Sunset, or Spiced Solstice, a sweet red wine. At the end of the day, guests retire to private mountain cabins sprinkled throughout the property.
- Treat yourself to two 30-minute massages, included with select deal options.
- Rustic one-bedroom cabins come with a kitchenette and jetted tub, and most feature a wood-burning fireplace.
- Relax in the spa’s rock sauna or aromatherapy lounge.
- Tidy up: Daily housekeeping services are also included with select deal options.
Blairsville, Georgia: Hiking and Fishing in Northern Georgia Mountains
The Appalachian Mountains ultimately fade out in northern Georgia, but there are still enough peaks in the area to set the stage for outdoorsy activities. Hike meandering paths that course through the Chattahoochee National Forest and or cast a line in search of walleye and smallmouth bass at nearby Lake Nottely. When the weather’s right, whitewater rafting is also a popular endeavor on the Ocoee and Nantahala Rivers, which have Class III and IV rapids.