With May being mental health awareness month, we would be remiss if we didn’t highlight one of the best things you can do for your mental health – get away! Being away from home is a great way to refresh your mind and see life from a different perspective. You may need a change of scenery to relax or some peace and quiet to hear yourself think. We’re sharing some affordable and close getaways for you to try this summer.
As much a mindset as it is a resort, Foxhall is a celebrated estate on 1,100 acres of sprawling Georgia countryside. A playground of luxe lodging, refined cuisine, and year-round outdoor pursuits, Foxhall is the destination of choice for family and friend getaways, weddings, sporting excursions and corporate retreats. Conveniently located just a short drive from the city of Atlanta, Foxhall Resort is the ideal escape for a day, a weekend, or even a short or long-term vacation. Their spacious accommodations and welcoming facilities make observing new social standards easily attainable.
Spanning 3,500 acres of rolling hills and wooded forests, Chateau Elan reigns as North Georgia’s premier destination resort. A favorite for weekend getaways, corporate retreats, and everything in between, this sprawling property features stunning indoor and outdoor event spaces, multiple restaurants, professionally staffed golf and tennis clubs, a world-class spa, and more
Escape everyday all year long. Callaway Resort & Gardens offers four seasons of adventure, relaxation, and fun in Mother Nature’s breathtaking landscape. Take in the vibrant blossoms of Spring on over 2,500 spectacular acres, filled with hiking and bike trails and world-class golf. Laze the Summer days away or try your hand at water sports on Robin Lake, featuring the world’s largest man-made white sand beach. Enjoy a Fall getaway with wildlife experiences, a relaxing day at the spa, or a quiet day fishing. And end the year with Christmas at Callaway, including Fantasy In Lights, a National Geographic-acclaimed light display.
Nestled in the middle of Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park, Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club is the ultimate South Georgia lakeside destination. Whether you’re looking for an adventurous weekday getaway, have an upcoming corporate meeting, desire a romantic weekend or are planning a family reunion, choose Lake Blackshear Resort – one of the most versatile resorts in all of Georgia. You’ll discover a variety of activities to suit every taste; golfing, hiking, fishing, dining, dancing, boating and swimming, just to name a few.
While traveling, Jon discovered that being in nature was critical to his well-being, productivity, and happiness. So much so that in the summer of 2015, Jon and his college buddy Pete Davis launched Getaway. With 15 Outposts and counting, Getaway offers simple escapes to nature within two hours of major cities across the country — inviting guests to savor their free time, find balance through disconnection, and enjoy the company of those who matter most. Their outposts are designed to be more than a destination, but a way to create distance from the relentless demands of work, schedules, and technology. They want their guests to experience unscheduled, unstructured, and uninterrupted free time — not just for rest and rejuvenation, but to foster inspiration, creativity, and connection.
Connected Camping is an intimate, over night wellness experience located in Atlanta that allows for healthy expression in a safe space. During a social distancing pandemic in 2020, a group of friends gathered together to get away from the noise. In that they found a place of intimacy where they could shamelessly express themselves and their true nature, in nature. Through activities like their connected games, plant based dinner, The Full Moon Talent show, and transformational breath work, they are building and servicing the community in a whole new holistic way. Camps occur once a month on, or close to, the Full Moon from May to October.