Do you have an anniversary coming up? Are you planning ahead for Valentine’s Day? Or maybe just because? Whatever the reason, Georgia’s Lake Country is the perfect place to ditch the ordinary for your next date night. Let the four communities surrounding Lakes Oconee and Sinclair host your next romantic rendezvous.
The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee is the perfect place for a quick romantic getaway. Begin your day with a delicious breakfast in bed, followed by a “Reconnect Couples Massage” at their award-winning spa. Stick around for a soak in the mineral bath for two if you’re feeling extra luxurious. You can spend the rest of your day exploring by bike or relaxing in a hammock, then enjoying a sunset pontoon cruise before dinner and drinks at Eighty8 Kitchen + Cocktails.
Prepare for your evening by booking a couples’ massage at Southern Laser Medical Spa. Then, head to The Silver Moon to taste what was voted the “best martini on Lake Oconee.” After drinks, enjoy a world-class dinner and gorgeous views of the lake at Waterside Restaurant. Be sure to end your evening with a good night’s rest at the The Lodge on Lake Oconee. This nearby hotel features stunning views of Lake Oconee from every lakeside room and the outdoor pool. Take advantage of the amenities offered by the Lodge like the sauna, pool, complimentary breakfast and $10 paddleboat rentals.
The charming Kirby House is another great destination for a romantic getaway! Located in the heart of Madison’s Historic District, antebellum adventures await those who retreat to this B&B. Once you’ve shopped and explored downtown, head to Southern Cross Guest Ranch for a relaxing trail ride with your sweetheart. For dinner, try Madison’s newest restaurant Mint Juleps Kitchen. Housed in an industrial buggy factory from the 1800’s, the restaurant features a “made from scratch” menu and, of course, mint juleps!
What screams romance more than a giant pink mansion? Book a tour of Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion, an elaborate and elegant can’t-miss 1838 High Greek Revival Mansion. Then, stroll downtown hand-in-hand to share a dessert at the delicious SweeTreats bakery and ice cream shop. They will create an ice cream flavor customized just for you. Woo your loved one with accommodations just a flight up the stairs at Soho Lofts. These luxury, industrial, loft-style hotel rooms come complete with fully equipped kitchens to prepare a romantic dinner overlooking the downtown streets. If dining in isn’t for you, downtown Milledgeville offers multiple restaurants to choose from.
Jamison Hooks is the Tourism Project Coordinator for the Madison – Morgan CVB. Upon graduating from Florida State University, Jamison fell in love with Madison and its antebellum charm. The newfound Georgia Peach loves exploring Morgan County with her dog by her side. The duo usually can be found adventuring at Hard Labor Creek State Park or enjoying Lake Oconee.