The Ridges Resort and Marina

1-Night Stay with Daily S’mores at The Ridges Resort & Marina in Northern Georgia

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Modern Lakeside Lodge with Fine Dining and Full-Service Marina

The Ridges Resort & Marina sits on the shores of Lake Chatuge, surrounded by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. Its setting and agreeable climate make it a popular place for outdoor activities year-round: A 400-slip marina is the center of activity during warmer months, when you can rent pontoon boats, kayaks, and canoes. You can also go fishing off the lakefront pier, hike the nearby ridges, or brush up on your tennis skills. You’re never disconnected from nature at the lodge, even when inside—resort-view rooms feature private balconies, some with mountain views.

The resort’s outdoor fire pit is a nice spot to commune with nature while roasting marshmallows for s’mores that are included in this deal. For more substantial eats, head to The Oaks on Lake Chatuge, which serves farm-to-table Southern cuisine. Signature dishes include Georgia shrimp ‘n’ grits, blackened North Carolina rainbow trout, and locally sourced filet mignon, served in a wood-paneled dining room or on the waterfront patio.

Lake Chatuge, Georgia: Hiking and Fishing amid Blue Ridge Forest

Located about two hours from Atlanta, The Ridges Resort & Marina is sandwiched between the Nantahala and Chattahoochee National Forests. It's a fine spot to go hiking or mountain biking, and you can access a number of scenic trails within 5 miles of the resort. If you walk up to the summit of Brasstown Bald, Georgia's highest peak, you can see four states. You can also fish for trout in the nearby Hiwassee River any time of year.

In the town of Hiawassee, charming galleries and stores display quilts and crafts by local artists and artisans. A handful of wineries in the area offer tastings of small-production wines in intimate countryside tasting rooms.

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What You Get

1-night stay for two adults and up to two children age 12 or younger in a resort-view room

  • Option 1: $99 for a stay with $10 Blue Otter dining credit, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday (not valid Friday or Saturday nights) (up to a $173 value)
  • Option 2: $129 for a stay with $25 Oaks dining credit, valid for check-in Friday or Saturday (not valid Sunday–Thursday nights) (up to a $208 value)

Included in all options:

  • Daily s'mores, cookies, and cider

Policies and Fees

Book by: 1/4/14
Travel by: 3/31/14

  • Blackout dates: not valid 11/26–11/29/13, 12/24–12/25/13, 12/31/13, 1/9/14, 1/18/14, 2/6–2/7/14, 3/7–3/8/14, 3/15/14 or 3/21/14
  • Cancellation policy & fees: 72-hour cancellation notice or fee of applicable 1-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 12% tax not included
  • Additional fees: $13.95 daily resort fee not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Breakfast included in resort fee
  • Full-service, 400-slip marina
  • Fine dining at The Oaks on Lake Chatuge
  • Tennis courts and fitness center
  • Boat rentals
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Gift shop
  • Complimentary cookies and cider at 4pm each day
  • Complimentary s'mores each night (water permitting)

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 1/4/14 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 3/31/14
  • Not valid 11/26-11/29/13, 12/24-12/25/13, 12/31/13, 1/9/14, 1/18/14, 2/6-2/7/14, 3/7-3/8/14, 3/15/14 or 3/21/14
  • Limit 7 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 7 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 72-hr cancellation notice or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21+ to check in
  • Credit card required at booking/check-in
  • $25 Oaks dining credit valid toward entrees only
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 12% tax not included
  • $13.95 daily resort fee not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Resort-View King Room

  • King bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

Resort-View Double Room

  • Two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each additional guest 13 or older; no charge for guests 12 or younger

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $15 per day
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or at check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • By plane: 122 miles from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL); 92 miles from Athens-Ben Epps Airport (AHN)

Customer Reviews

347 Ratings

It had my wife in it!
Mike T. · 5 days ago
Very clean and friendly staff
Faith H. · November 8, 2017
The location to all the small towns in the area was great. If you are looking for a quiet area, this is a good place to go in the fall and winter. I imagine it would be different in the summer when the lake is up and all the water activities are available.
Dianne A. · November 6, 2017
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