Gifts come in all shapes and sizes, but perhaps the best gift of all isn’t a thing. Rather, it’s an experience. Georgia’s Blue Ridge offers a variety of unique experiences. From relaxing spa days and mountain retreats to outdoor adventures, food tours, and the perfect ways to wine down, Georgia’s Blue Ridge can cover your entire shopping list this year and leave all of your loved ones with special memories for years to come.
For the One Who Works So Hard
Nothing acknowledges how much your special someone has worked all year quite like the way a spa day does. Send them off for a rejuvenating hydrotherapy soak in solitude or book a couples massage for some fireside down-time together. We’re not letting Santa keep it a secret anymore: Soaks, treehouse massages, salt cave therapy, and more are available at Serenity in the Mountains.
For Your Coziest Companion
Sometimes the best gift is simply time together. When you can escape to a mountain retreat, it makes the time even sweeter: there are no distractions, no laundry piling in the corner, and no laptop calling you to finish that report for work. Pick an intimate cabin along the river or select a grand design for the whole family with views of the mountains. Build a fire, pull out your favorite board game, grab a local six pack from the fridge, and enjoy the art of “nothing.”
For the Neighbor Whose Wine You Always Drink
Do you have a neighbor that offers you a porch swing and pours you a glass when you’ve had a rough day? Treat them to a wine tasting at Bear Claw or Serenberry, or head out together to visit one of the tasting rooms in Downtown Blue Ridge.
For the Foodie in Your Life
If your bestie is a foodie, then tickets to Blue Ridge Mountain Food Tours are the perfect present to slide into their stocking. You can pick from three different tours: a traditional food experience, a dessert-lovers tour, or a brewhouse bonanza. Can’t decide? No worries. Just grab a gift certificate and let your friend pick!
For the Outdoor Sportsman
Field shooting isn’t always an option, but your favorite outdoor sports-person can always enjoy a round of sporting clays at Noontootla Creek Farms. Noontootla Creek Farm offers 12 shooting stations with 100 targets and golf cart transport between stations. Rainy day? Not a problem with the 5 stand and wobble trap. If you’re just getting started in this sport or you’re bringing an out-of-town guest, then rifles can be rented, and instruction is available.
For the One That Craves Tee Time
For some, tea time includes white tablecloths and grandma’s china. For others, tee time is something altogether different, but no less special, and Old Toccoa Farms award-winning course is where to take them. Join your loved-one on the green during public golf times (families are always encouraged to golf together, so bring the kids!) or spoil them with a membership. Whichever you choose, don’t skip a meal at The Tavern after your 18-holes.
For Those Who Love to Tie a Fly
Some find relaxation in a salt cave or at a canvas, but for others it comes in the still moments along the Toccoa, fishing rod in hand. Blue Ridge is the trout fishing capital of Georgia and a dream for every fly fisherman. Spend time together in the water, renew their fishing license, grab a gift from Oyster Fine Bamboo Fly Rods (a quick visit will tell you why this place is so special), or gift them a guided trip with access to trophy waters on private property.
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