It’s Valentine’s Day, and you don’t want to exchange the typical chocolates, stuffed bears, balloons, and cards. You want something special and memorable for your valentine. If you’re struggling with what to do this Valentine’s Day, plan a romantic getaway to the Blue Ridge Mountains! With loads of fun things to do for couples in North Georgia, fine dining, Appalachian treats, and romantic cabins, it’s the perfect place to relax, reconnect, and romance with your love this February.
After all, what’s more romantic than being cozied up in a cabin — sipping wine by the fireplace, watching romantic comedies on the sofa, gazing at gorgeous mountain views from your deck, enjoying a candlelit dinner for 2, and soaking in a bubbling outdoor hot tub?! Our North Georgia cabins are beautifully decorated, well-designed, and outfitted with all the amenities you could want for a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway. Whisk that special someone away for the weekend, with the Blue Ridge Mountains as your backdrop.
And spending romantic nights in the cabin isn’t all a North Georgia Valentine’s Day getaway gives you. Beyond your cabin, explore Georgia and enjoy outdoor fun in the Blue Ridge Mountains — including hikes to waterfalls, Appalachian wineries, excellent restaurants, nice boutiques, and unique attractions. With our guide, now’s your chance to plan the best Valentine’s Day in North Georgia!
Plan a Fun Date in North Georgia
Is a day on the trails or an afternoon zipping through the trees your idea of a fun date? Do you love the classic dinner and a movie? Maybe you’re a total foodie who has a sweet tooth. Or you might love strolling hand in hand through downtown, hunting down the best antiques before enjoying a tasting at a local winery. Whatever your idea of a romantic day is, you’ll find it in North Georgia for a Valentine’s Day weekend getaway to remember.
Dozens of state parks and wilderness areas offer outdoor activities — like hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, and picnicking. Downtown Blue Ridge is full of charm and boasts and a bustling arts scene. Helen is all about Bavarian charm, Ellijay appeals to wine lovers and apple fans, and Blairsville is home to Georgia’s highest point — Brasstown Bald, where you can see the Atlanta skyline on a clear day.
Adding to these options are some of our favorite couples’ activities for cooler weather and a romantic weekend in North Georgia.
Top Things to Do for Couples
- Go wine tasting!
- Bear Claw Vineyards
- Cartecay Vineyards
- Engelheim Vineyards
- Living Water Winery
- Serenberry Vineyards
- Enjoy scenic drives along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
- Book a show at the Blue Ridge Community Theater.
- Board the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway for a romantic train ride.
- Hike to stunning overlooks in the Chattahoochee National Forest.
- Listen to live music and dance around at Tooney’s.
- Experience old-school movie nights at the Swan Drive-In.
- Take a carriage ride in the Appalachian Mountains.
- Unwind with a couple’s massage at a local spa.
- Kayak the Chattahoochee River together.
Sip & Savor at North Georgia Restaurants
No date night is complete without some great food. If you aren’t up for cooking dinner for 2 on your romantic retreat in North Georgia, check out some of the best restaurants in Blue Ridge, Ellijay, and surrounding mountain towns for fine dining with your loved one.
19° North Seafood & Grill
Top-rated steak and seafood restaurant with Southern staples
19 N Chestatee St
Black Sheep Restaurant
Farm-to-table in a historic building with great outdoor seating
480 West Main Street
Blue Ridge, GA
Harvest on Main
Farm-to-table dishes in the heart of downtown
576 E Main St
Blue Ridge, GA
Kizuna Japanese Restaurant
Sushi, fried rice, craft beers, and more
140 Progress Cir
Blue Ridge, GA
Toccoa Riverside Restaurant
Waterfront restaurant with steak, seafood, and lots of desserts
8055 Aska Road
Blue Ridge, GA
Enjoy Locally Made Sweet Treats
While you may not want a box of who-knows-what-you’ll-get chocolates, Valentine’s Day is still all about the sweets! Enjoy some delicious handmade treats in North Georgia that will blow those heart-shaped boxes out of the water — from bear claws and Appalachian fudge to pulled taffy and hand-dipped ice cream.
Grab a box of cupcakes at The Sweet Shoppe of the South, pick out your favorite truffles at The Chocolate Express in downtown Blue Ridge, or finish the night with decadent dessert drinks at Mona Lisa’s Dessert House. There are plenty of sweet shops in Blue Ridge to try with your partner!
Turn Up the Romance at YOUR Cozy Cabin
When you’re not creating beautiful memories together in town or the great outdoors of the North Georgia Mountains, retreat to privacy and intimacy at your cozy cabin rental. Featuring an array of amenities to rest, relax, and recharge with your partner, fiancée, or spouse, Georgia Cabins for YOU offers loads of 1-bedroom cabin options to suit your wants and needs on your Valentine’s Day getaway. Don’t want to leave your fur babies at home or with a sitter? Pet-friendly cabins are available.
Romantic Cabin Experience
After picking up a flower arrangement from Floral Creations in Blue Ridge, settle in for a romantic comedy on a big screen TV, red wine in front of a crackling fireplace, or a soothing soak in a steamy hot tub. More romantic cabin amenities include stunning mountain scenery, rocking chairs on a screened deck, an indoor jetted tub for bubble baths together, and a king suite with a spacious bed.
Intimate Dinner for 2 — with a Mountain View
Prefer to create your own romantic meal on this lovey-dovey occasion? Our North Georgia vacation rentals have fully equipped kitchens, so you and your significant other can whip up something tasty in the cabin! Plus, our log cabins feature wooded, water, or mountain views, so you can enjoy stunning scenery with every bite, sip, and smile.
You’ll have appliances, dishes, glasses, utensils, and cooking tools — just bring the ingredients. If you don’t have a go-to dish, consider trying new Valentine’s Day recipes together or grab a to-go order in town.
Prepare a Fruit & Chocolate Parfait for Valentine’s Day
For something new and sweet, here’s a special parfait recipe for your romantic getaway in North Georgia. You can also make this in a large, shareable glass container and head to the couch at your Blue Ridge Mountain cabin to cozy up for a movie and dessert!
- ½ cup raspberries or strawberries
- Caramel or chocolate sauce
- Brownies, to crumble
- Your favorite whipped cream topping
- Your favorite ice cream flavor
- Shredded coconut, sprinkles, or chopped nuts
Get two clear glasses (the fancier, the better!). Layer each glass with brownies, fruit, ice cream, and whipped cream. Repeat until you have filled the glass, ending with whipped cream on top. Top with chopped nuts, shredded coconut, or sprinkles. Enjoy!
Ready for YOUR best Valentine’s Day in North Georgia? Start planning today — and surprise your partner with a romantic retreat at a Blue Ridge Mountain cabin!