An Alternative to a Blue Ridge Hotel
Remember when someone called you on the phone and if you weren’t there, they had to call back later? Some look upon those days with fond memories in this era of 24-hour connectedness and social media. Compounding this problem is the world in which we live, making more and more demands from our already stretched schedules. From the global economic crisis, to the collapse of housing prices, and record high unemployment. However, getting away from the “bad news” and relaxing is easy if you know where to look. In the mountains of northern Georgia in the town of Blue Ridge, there is a place that will melt your cares away and allow you to unplug, de-stress, and recharge.
I recently discovered the perfect mountain getaway that would let me and my family turn off the cell phones, tuck away the laptops, and focus on spending time together. This place is aptly named, “Serenity in the Mountains.” In addition to a world-class day spa there are luxurious accommodations that make you feel as if you had blended Fifth Avenue with a cozy cabin rental in the woods. There are 1,2, and even 3 bedroom suites available, all with King-size beds in the Master and the second and third bedrooms have Queen beds. The remote control fireplace was a big hit as was the jacuzzi tub and complementary steam room and sauna time provided by the spa.
After we were settled into our suite we decided to explore downtown Blue Ridge and it did not disappoint. From antique stores to the scenic Blue Ridge railway, we had a wonderful Saturday. Sunday was spent reading, relaxing, and a romantic dinner at the Toccoa River Restaurant. It was hard to believe that we were only an hour and a half north of our home in Atlanta, because it felt as if we were a world away.