Chateau Elan Resort
On Sunday night, Dave & I left our babies with my sweet mama and drove a little over an hour to stay at Chateau Elan, a beautiful resort and winery located outside of Atlanta.
Dave got invited to a fundraising event there for his work and I decided to tag along because I’ve been following the resort on Instagram for a while now and I really wanted to check it out in person. The fundraising event was for a YMCA camp program that Dave has been telling me about for months (literally), so I was also super excited to go learn more about something that Dave is so passionate about.
On Sunday night we got to hear several people speak about how this particular YMCA summer camp program changed either their life or the life of their child that attended. By the time the event was over I was ready to enroll Atlas and Andi Rose. Just have to get them out of diapers first…
After the event was over, we headed out for dinner at a delicious Irish restaurant on property before returning to our hotel room to call it a night.
Unfortunately, I came down with a nasty cold on Saturday so that fouled up our get-away plans a bit. Instead of hiking and hanging by the pool on Monday, I lounged around inside with a magazine and lots of cold meds.
I did venture over to the spa for a quick facial and then I returned to my comfy hotel bed to rest while Dave golfed. Once Dave was done golfing, we did a bit of exploring but not too much since I was feeling all feverish and gross.
The resort was so beautiful – I’m already dying to go back when we can stay longer and really enjoy it. I think it would be a gorgeous place to visit in the fall.
It is definitely the perfect place for couples to go – between the spa, the pool, the winery and the hiking trails there isn’t a shortage of things to do – but I also think it would be a fun family vacation spot too. I would like to take Atlas and Andi Rose for a long weekend – let them swim in the pool, run around the property, go on some family hikes and order room service at night. I was also told it was super close to the Mall of Georgia, so if you like shopping then you wouldn’t be far from that.
I wish I could recap more, like how good the food was or how great the fitness classes were, but I couldn’t taste a single thing while we were there and I was way too congested to work out.
But time away with the hubs is still time away, so I’ll take it! 🙂 Dave was a real trooper – I’m pretty sure I blew my nose 6,194 times during our trip and he didn’t complain about it once.