Winter Staycation or Valentine's Day Getaway - Winter is a great time to be in Blairsville!

Winter Staycation or Valentine's Day Getaway - Winter is a great time to be in Blairsville!

Winter Staycation or Valentine's Day Getaway - Winter is a great time to be in Blairsville!

There’s nothing more romantic than the breathtaking views of the North Georgia Mountains. The calm, alluring aura surrounding the area makes for an ideal location to take a step back and remember how good the little things in life are and to make new memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Whether it’s for an end-of-winter excursion or a romantic getaway, breathe in the crisp air and refresh with special deals available from local hotels and resorts through March. Enjoy fantastic, specially created meals from local eateries that will make Valentine’s Day unforgettable. Or gather up your girls, leave the husbands and boyfriends behind, and have a Galentine’s getaway you’ll never forget.

Blairsville and Union County are sure to imprint a memory you’ll cherish for a lifetime.


Blairsville is fortunate to be the home of a generous collection of distilleries, wineries, and vineyards, all of which make a great addition to your itinerary during your stay.

The Grandaddy Mimms Moonshine Distillery has roots in the area dating back to the 1930s, producing small-batch, handcrafted moonshine with deep, rich flavors renowned for their high quality.

Surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Hightower Creek Vineyard is known for incorporating French and Native American hybrid grape cultures, as well as mixing Old World vinifera such as pinot gris and merlot.

Known for its broad spectrum of grapes, Crane Creek Vineyards in Young Harris sits high in the Blue Ridge Mountains, giving it a beautiful view. Additionally, the winery’s Stone House Tasting Room is popular not only with visitors, but also with locals making for the perfect place to enjoy food, wine, and friends.

Odom Springs Vineyard offers a variety of services aside from wine tastings and the vineyard itself. This vineyard’s mountain lodge holds its own distinctive history. The 1975 log cabin, accommodating up to 12 guests, was the childhood home of the owners of Odom Spring Vineyards. With many activities awaiting such as fishing, hiking the Appalachian Trail, or relaxing on the porch, there’s something for everyone at Odom Springs Vineyards.

The vineyard is hosting a special Valentine’s Day chocolate and wine pairing event. Learn more about our V-Day events here.

It may be hard to choose, but once you do, you won’t be disappointed. For more information, visit the Blairsville-Union Chamber website at


Restaurants in Blairsville run the gamut from downhome breakfast joints to barbecue restaurants and European-style cafés. For Valentine’s Day, chefs at Blairsville’s fine-dining establishments pull out all the stops.

Head to The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge for classic winter views of a beautiful mountain lake, while also enjoying one of their eateries such as The Oaks Lakeside Kitchen which offers rich, flavorful menu. Check out Michaelee’s Italian Life Caffe in downtown Blairsville and experience the flavors of Italy. See the stunning vistas of the North Georgia mountains at The View Grill while enjoying one of their amazing dishes such as the Chicken Francaise,  or try the culinary stylings with a fine bottle of wine at Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa's dining room.

Just outside of Blairsville in Young Harris, Brother’s Willow Ranch boasts a huge menu with everything from steaks and seafood to finely crafted cocktails. Just over the state line in Haysville, N.C., The Copper Door is renowned for its fine-dining prowess and always offers diners an exceptional experience.

Whether you’re here hoping to see some snow in the winter, celebrating the love of your life, or hanging out with the girls, dining in Blairsville and Union County is a culinary experience not to be missed. Check out all the dining options here.


Your winter wonderland or Valentine’s getaway isn’t only about the food. There are few places more romantic than a mountain waterfall, and Blairsville and Union County have plenty, most that are easily accessible by just a short walk.

Helton Creek Falls is just .2 miles from where you park and displays a more than 30-foot drop into Helton Creek. Trahlyta Falls at Vogel State Park is more than 40-feet tall and can be viewed after a quick, but sometimes steep, one-mile trail hike. A 1.5-mile trail takes you to DeSoto Falls, which features two cascading waterfalls that are sure to impress.

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Blairsville and Union County make for the perfect winter wonderland mini vacation before spring, with a variety of options for any couple, family or group. And with the views, the wine, and the food, romance is always on the menu.

We look forward to seeing you there!