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Chateau Elan Winery & Resort, Georgia

by Megan DuBois
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The southern hospitality and iconic foods often draw people to Georgia. While big cities like Atlanta are alluring, consider getting out of the high-rise, cluttered streets and into the rolling foothills of the Georgia countryside. Chateau Elan Chateau Elan Winery & Resort  is one property that's as beautiful as it is stately — plus, we'd be remiss not to mention the stunning views and impeccable service. 

What You Need to Know

The Look of Chateau Elan Winery & Resort

It's All in the Details

Chateau Elan Winery & Resort is a sprawling hotel set against grape vines and green rolling hills. The exterior of the resort looks like an elegant French countryside estate, while the inside oozes modern charm combined with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The hotel has stunning guest rooms, along with two- and three-bedroom villas and spa suites to fit any traveler's wants and needs. Around the property, you'll see everyone from couples enjoying a vineyard picnic to families playing a round of golf or eating a meal at one of the many on-site restaurants. 

The Vibe at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort

Guests are greeted with a warm smile and the sophistication that comes with staying at a working winery. Adults traveling alone can enjoy programmings like culinary activities, wine tours, and classes on cigars and rare bourbons. Couples traveling together can indulge in a vineyard picnic for two, tee off at one of the three on-site golf courses, or relax at the spa. As the sun sets, take an evening stroll around the 3,500-acre property before heading back to your room for a restful night's sleep. 

Who Will Love Chateau Elan Winery & Resort

Couples and families with older children will love Chateau Elan Winery & Resort most. While the resort does allow kids, many on-site activities -- such as tennis, bike rentals, afternoon tea, sunset stargazing, and fireside s'mores roasting -- are geared to adults or older teenage kids.

Who Might Not Love Chateau Elan Winery & Resort

Those who are looking for a hotel that has ample children's activities -- or are looking for a hotel close to big attractions -- should find accommodations elsewhere. This resort caters mainly to leisure travelers looking to get out of the big city. 

Best Amenity at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort

Outside of standard amenities like the spa and the pool, the resort's best amenity is its on-site vineyard and winery. As part of the resort fee, guests can take a daily winery tour at noon each day. Those looking to spend some time in the vines can pick up a picnic basket pre-packed with lunch and a bottle of vino -- best enjoyed surrounded by grapevines, of course.

Money Matters 

What's Included at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort

Guests staying at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort gain access to the pool, on-site driving games, and fitness center. You'll also have use of resort bicycles, tennis courts, and yard games. Wifi, in-room coffee, daily winery tours, live entertainment, and a resort-wide shuttle service are included, too. 

Fees and Extra Costs You Should Know About at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort

The property charges a $49 nightly fee, which covers all of the aforementioned amenities. 

How to Get a Deal at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort

Scoring a deal here can be challenging, but it's not totally unachievable. The resort does offer seasonal and themed promotions, including golf packages, pet-friendly stays, and family-themed escapes. AAA, CAA, and AARP members -- as well as government employees and senior citizens -- will receive a discount on room rates.

Getting There

In the Neighborhood of Chateau Elan Winery & Resort

Chateau Elan Winery & Resort is located in the North Georgia foothills. Keep in mind that you will need a car to explore the area's main attractions (including the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, historic downtown Braselton, and the Panoz Museum).

Nearest Airport to Chateau Elan Winery & Resort

The nearest airport is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which is about 45 minutes away from the resort. 

The Bottom Line

Chateau Elan Winery & Resort is an escape from the city for travelers looking to relax and enjoy a few glasses of wine. 

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