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Celebrate Mom with a Relaxing Escape to Lake Chatuge
May is the perfect month to show mom just how much you appreciate her and all that she does. This year, instead of the traditional card and brunch, treat mom to a relaxing getaway that will make her feel loved, special and, of course, recharged. Lake Chatuge is a great place to shower mom in attention and love. Check out our All-About-Mom guide and start planning your special trip today!
Unwind and Recharge, Lake Chatuge-Style
Nothing says “relaxing getaway” quite like a spa day. Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa, a beautiful and rustic hotel nestled in our stunning swath of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is home to the Equani Spa. This calming sanctuary of self-care has integrated many healing elements and practices that pay tribute to the Cherokee Native Americans who once called this land home. Guests and staff alike say that the Equani Spa brings to them a sense of peace and tranquility, creating a true connection to the area’s Cherokee past. The spa features a plethora of spa services that are ideal for helping mom unwind, ranging from luxurious manicures to reinvigorating full-body massages. Equani Spa also offers facials, Hydrotherapy and mud baths, as well as holistic, all-encompassing multi-hour treatments that are designed to relieve stress and heal the body. Book a service and surprise her, or treat her to a gift card and allow her to pick the perfect treatment herself. She’s sure to love that relaxing “me” time.
Treat Mom to the “Suite” Life
In addition to a relaxing spa, Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa also features stylish accommodations, exceptional dining options and a variety of other stellar amenities. Let mom sleep in and bring her breakfast in bed in one of Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa’s spacious suites, complete with a large, cozy bed and all the comforts a deluxe resort can offer. Mom can also enjoy scenic views of the Blue Ridge mountains from the resort’s spacious patio spaces, which can be found just off the rustic great room that anchors the property, or at either of the two dining establishments within Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa – the main Dining Room, where the resort’s famous buffet-style meals are hosted, and Brassies Grill, a casual dining spot that offers a full bar and delicious entrees. Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa is also home to a beautiful golf course, hiking trails and horseback riding, ensuring there are plenty of experiences for mom to enjoy. The resort’s tennis courts are currently only open to hotel guests.
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Dive into Delicious Dining
Let someone else handle the meal planning, prepping and, most importantly, clean up and take mom out for a fantastic meal at one of the many unique dining establishments found in Lake Chatuge. In addition to the dining options that can be found at Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa, you will find a diverse mix of dining establishments, all offering not only unique menus but stellar views of our sparkling lake and beautiful mountainside. Chow down at locally loved favorites like Trouble Tap Bar and Grill, which features wonderful outdoor dining that overlooks our mountainsides and has fantastic menu options for both lunch and dinner. The restaurant also comes to life on Friday and Saturday nights with a large dance floor and live music. Enjoy craft brews and locally made wines while you dine on delicious tacos at Hiawassee Brew. Relax in a casual atmosphere and sip on delicious cocktails at the Tilted Café. Treat mom to a truly unique experience by packing a picnic and heading to Hightower Creek Vineyard or Crane Creek Vineyards, where mom can enjoy her new favorite wine, specially-made treats and beautiful views. No matter where you choose to dine, mom is sure to feel loved and appreciated surrounded by her family and indulging in the delicious flavors of our region.
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Spend a Golden Afternoon at Hamilton Gardens
Don’t just buy mom a bouquet of flowers, take her to a place where she can be immersed in beautiful blooms that match every color of the rainbow! Hamilton Gardens at Lake Chatuge is a hidden gem in our area, nestled next to the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. Every spring, the Gardens come alive with blossoming rhododendrons of pink, purple and pastel shades. Even if you miss these seasonal blooms, though, the spring and summer months are a wonderful time to wander the trails and soak in some of the natural beauty of Lake Chatuge, with over 3,000 different plants waiting to greet you. The park, which starts atop a hill, winds down just to the water’s edge, giving you the perfect view to snap the newest family portrait, or simply enjoy the scenery. Admission is free, but donations are welcome to keep the garden blooming.
From rejuvenating spa packages and rustic accommodations to delicious dining options and beautiful, blooming trails, there’s something to suit every mom’s interest. Treat mom to a vacation she’ll never forget, and one that will make her truly feel appreciated, by planning your Lake Chatuge getaway today!