The Blue Ridge Mountains can heal the holiday blues. I’m researching best places for the holidays, and Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa may be the most ideal because of the festive nature of Christmas trees, lights, and decorations everywhere you look! While I wish I could stay through New Year’s, here are my Top 5 Recommendations for enjoying family and friends in this amazing holiday destination.
- Equani Spa Gift Certificates
For holiday gift giving, I’m thinking of who needs a huge surprise of a spa session or healing therapy
day in their life (myself included). Check out the range of body treatments, facials, and soothing massages. The spa incorporates intricate Native American inspired décor and rich, natural timber furnishings that lend a luxurious experience. Call 706-379-2336 to purchase the gift certificate.
- Breakfast with Santa – Dec. 17
My nieces and nephews can meet the Jolly Big Man with a special visit in the Dining Room on Saturday, December 17 from 8:45 am to 10:45 am. Reservations are required and can be made online. Who has secret wishes? They can tell Santa, or Mrs. Claus — she’ll pass it on to him.
- Christmas Day Dinner – Dec. 25
Between 12 pm and 5 pm, reservations are accepted in the Dining Room for the resort’s renowned annual Christmas Day Buffet. It’s such a popular event that advanced reservations are required and can be made online.
- Enchanted Forest New Year’s Eve Gala – Dec. 31
On this last day of 2022, I can picture myself wearing an elegant black dress, shimmering crystals, and getting ready to ring in 2023 at Brasstown Valley Resort. The open bar and gourmet dinner begin at 7:30 pm, with music for dancing and a balloon drop at midnight. Reservations are required for this 21 and over party. Call the lodge at (706) 379-9900 and ask about stay packages that include upgrades like late checkout on January 1st.
- Mountain Country Christmas in Lights at nearby Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds – Dec 1-3; 8-10; 15-17; and daily Dec. 18-23
Outside of holiday cheer in the cozy resort, the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds will transform into a spectacular, magical holiday light show immersed in Christmas music, arts and crafts, food, fun, entertainment, photo opportunities, and a visit with Santa Claus! Admission: $7.00 (Children under 12 Free) More info
View more info here about making resort reservations, viewing menus, pricing, and other holiday details.
Book your stay at the luxurious-yet-laid back Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa. It’s a great time to get outside, come inside, and to stay fireside this holiday season. I’m thrilled I’m doing something wildly different this holiday season by making meaningful family memories at this amazing resort.
By Dylan Hardy Clark