Give Her the Sights, Scents and Sophistication of France for Valentine’s Day
As Valentine’s Day approaches, imagine whisking your sweetheart away to the French countryside for a romantic weekend. While there, you could live like royalty – dining on exquisitely prepared cuisine, sipping on wine made from the vineyard that envelopes the property, relaxing in lavish surroundings, indulging in an expertly-executed massage, and designing an original scent with the aid of a Master Parfumeur. But here’s the very best part… there’s no need to update your passports or hop on a plane. Simply pack your bags and head north on I-85 to Georgia’s Château Élan Winery & Resort.
Located just 40 minutes from the busy city streets of Downtown Atlanta, Château Élan in Braselton, Georgia is a beautifully rendered French château and Four Diamond destination rolled into one. Nestled on 3,500 acres of rolling hillside punctuated by graceful vines and 16th century-inspired architecture, this North Georgia treasure feels delightfully distant from the world outside its gates. A romantic locale no matter the time of year, Château Élan has an arsenal of Cupid’s arrows as its disposal in time for Valentine’s Day.
During Valentine’s weekend couples can choose from a variety of romantic packages at the Inn or Spa:
- The Scent of Love: Valentine Fragrance Blending Experience – A representative of the oldest parfumerie in France guides couples on an aromatic adventure as they experience the old world craft of designing their own fragrance. Couples are afforded the rare opportunity to blend a 20ml bottle of their own customized fragrance while enjoying a bottle of Château Élan’s wine. The scent they create together will serve as a fragrant reminder of a truly unequalled evening. In addition to the fragrance blending experience, this package includes overnight accommodations at the Inn and a single red rose on the pillow at turndown.
- Valentine’s Packages at the Spa – Château Élan’s newly renovated spa offers couples’ luxurious treatment rooms, featuring two person rain showers, comfortable massage beds and Jacuzzi tubs. The spa provides an extensive offering of European and specialized treatments, massage and wellness therapies, hydrotherapy, signature anti-oxidant winery treatments, skin care treatments, nail care, sauna, steam room and more. With two special Valentine’s Packages from which to choose, couples can enjoy either a one- or two-night stay at an exclusive Spa suite combined with a single red rose on pillow at turndown, dinner for two in Café Élan or Versailles restaurants, and breakfast for two in Fleur de Lis.
- Valentine’s Packages at the Inn – With three distinctive packages from which to choose, all couples will enjoy lavish overnight accommodations in the Inn, featuring a single red rose on the pillow at turndown. The one-night Valentine’s Package at the Inn also showcases dinner for two in Café Elan or Versailles, as well as breakfast for two at Versailles. This package can be upgraded to include a 5-course dinner for two at Le Clos. The two-night Valentine’s Package at the Inn features a dinner for two in Versailles or Cafe Elan on the couple’s choice of either Friday or Saturday night, a lunch for two in Versailles or Cafe Elan, and breakfast for two in Versailles both mornings of their stay.
No visit to Château Élan would be complete without a visit to its renowned Winery – which offers daily tours, wine tastings and winemaking exercises. The Winery at Château Élan produces more than 20 different vintages which have received more than 275 national and international awards. Grape varieties include Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet, Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Chambourcin Seyval Blanc, and perennial favorite Muscadine. To make online reservations for an unforgettable Valentine’s staycation or learn more about Château Élan Winery & Resort, visit www.chateauelan.com.