What makes the North Georgia Mountains above Atlanta a fantastic place for your next girls retreat? Aside from gorgeous mountain views and a slower pace to let go and relax, there are vineyards, orchards, spas, state parks, hikes to waterfalls, and the best Appalachian eateries for a fabulous brunch! You can also enjoy mountain festivals, live music, antique shops, and luxury cabin rentals outfitted with everything you need to make your vacation with the girls simple, entertaining, comfortable, and affordable.
When is the best time to plan your girlfriend getaway in North Georgia’s breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains? Galentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, your friend’s birthday, the summer…anytime you want to get together with the lovely ladies in your life! You don’t need an excuse to get away, get pampered, gab with your gal pals, enjoy the serenity of the mountains, and make new memories together.
And that’s only the beginning of your memorable girls getaway in North Georgia! Read on for more fun girls trip ideas in the beckoning Blue Ridge Mountains.
Go Wine Tasting
Try award-winning wines from some of the finest North Georgia wineries at tasting rooms and wine bars in mountain towns, including downtown Blue Ridge, Ellijay, and Dahlonega. You can also go wine tasting in North Georgia at many scenic vineyards in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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Top 5 North Georgia Vineyards
- Chateau Meichtry in Talking Rock
- Engelheim Vineyards in Ellijay
- Kaya Vineyard & Winery in Dahlonega
- Wolf Mountain Vineyards in Dahlonega
- Yonah Mountain Vineyards in Cleveland
Spend a Day at the Spa
Let the pampering on your girls trip begin at North Georgia spas! From deep tissue massages, sugar scrubs, and botanical facials to mud wraps, hydrotherapy, and mani-pedis, you’ll feel relaxed in no time. Many Blue Ridge Mountain spas offer sweet treats, charcuterie boards, and cocktails to amplify your relaxing experience. You can even book spa treatments at your Blue Ridge cabin rental — what a treat for your girls spa weekend!
Shop for Appalachian Antiques
Love to shop with your girlfriends? Antique shopping in Georgia is the perfect way to pass time and make memories together. Chat about everything, find new items for your home collection, and pick up girls weekend gifts as keepsakes from your trip. Items you might spot include vintage ceramics, Appalachian artworks, one-of-a-kind furnishings, old signs, books, porcelain dolls, tea sets, and knick-knacks. Plus, you can check out trendy shops along the way, selling homemade candles, local honey, cute apparel, and unique wares of all kinds!
Explore the Gorgeous Outdoors
Nestled in the awe-inspiring Blue Ridge Mountains, we highly recommend spending a girls day out in the Chattahoochee National Forest, Aska Adventure Area, or local state parks. Mountain views, rushing rivers, towering trees, beautiful wildlife…there’s so much to enjoy! You can also pop over to Hiawassee for a stroll through Hamilton Gardens — a botanical garden boasting bridges, sculptures, water features, vibrant flowers, and an impressive manor.
Fun Outdoor Activities for YOUR Girls Getaway
- Follow hiking trails to cascading waterfalls.
- Kayak or river tube down the Toccoa River.
- Sunbathe and splash at Lake Blue Ridge.
- Trek to the highest point in Georgia — Brasstown Bald.
- Take a Zipline Canopy Tour through the lofty treetops.
- Ride horses or take a horse-drawn carriage ride.
- Take a scenic drive with majestic mountain vistas.
Stop for Brunch in Downtown Blue Ridge
A small town packed with flavor, Blue Ridge welcomes you and your girlfriends to enjoy a delightful brunch any day of the week. Unwind with mountain breezes at restaurants with outdoor seating or sit inside and take in a unique atmosphere at a downtown cafe. From creme brulée French toast, country ham biscuits, and Belgian waffles to gourmet sandwiches, seasonal salads, and hearty homemade soups, brunch in Blue Ridge is a great option for your girls weekend in North Georgia. Paired with a cup of coffee or herbal tea and finished with a slice of homemade cake, an apple cider donut, or a bite of key lime pie…yum!
Favorite Eateries for Brunch in Blue Ridge
- BumbleBee’s Cafe
- Serenity Garden Cafe
- The Black Sheep — brunch served only on Sat & Sun
- Mercier Orchards Farm Cafe
- Danielle’s Cafe
Experience North Georgia Events
Dance to live music, peruse handmade trinkets, pick mountain apples, experience local traditions, sample wines or craft brews, watch hot air balloons soar, and eat Southern staples…for starters. There are so many North Georgia events worth looking into for your girls-only trip! Check out our list of the best Blue Ridge, GA, events — including Spring Arts in the Park, the Blue Ridge Mountains Wine & Jazz Festival, Apple Festival in Ellijay, Oktoberfest in Helen, and Mountain Country Christmas in Lights in Hiawassee.
Unwind at a Blue Ridge Mountain Cabin
Between your girls weekend activities, retreat to your cozy cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains — outfitted with a full kitchen, inviting spaces, scenic views, private suites, and bonus amenities! Kick back in the hot tub, sip wine next to a crackling fireplace, watch romcoms in the theater, mix cocktails at the wet bar, and relax in a rocking chair while gazing at majestic mountain views.
Featuring cabin rentals of all shapes and sizes, Georgia Cabins for YOU offers top-notch vacation homes, many within a short drive to attractions, shops, events, and eateries. We have pet-friendly cabins, large group vacation rentals, luxury properties, condos, and more. Plan your girls weekend getaway in minutes online or take a moment to chat about the details at 1.800.580.5524. We’re here to help!
Book YOUR memorable girlfriend getaways in North Georgia — one of the best girls trip destinations in the Blue Ridge Mountains!