Nested in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the prestigious Valhalla Resort Hotel in Helen, Georgia, USA, has opened its doors for visitors this summer. Reminiscent of an ‘Old World’ Scottish castle, the new upscale property is the first of its kind to open in the North Georgia mountains.
Featuring 25 luxury suite rooms, Valhalla guests can escape to their private balcony to take in the breath-taking views, curl up with a book in the cosy sitting area warmed by the fireplace, relax in the spa rainfall shower and slip into the luxurious plush bedding for a heavenly night’s sleep – and that’s just the beginning. With spectacular seasonal colours lighting up the mountainside, visitors won’t want to leave the comforts of the ‘castle’, where room rates start from $395USD (£303) per night.
Located on five acres inside the Innsbruck Golf Community, the hotel has been designed to combine ‘old world charm and true Southern hospitality’. Amenities include the Solasta Spa and outdoor pool, allowing guests to continue their relaxation poolside whilst taking in the spectacular mountain views. The esteemed Valhalla Club offers members special privileges and discounts on lodging, dining and spa, as well as a reduced Innsbruck Golf Club membership.
After a busy day exploring the North Georgia mountains, guests can refuel in Valhalla’s Caledonia dining room, enjoy private dinners in the Abbey Wine Cellar or 24-hour room service, as well as al fresco dining at the roof-top Sky Bar, there is truly something for every taste.
From endless hiking trails, guided fishing excursions and kayaking, to local wine tasting and exploring the local artisans and boutiques found in Helen’s Bavarian Village, Valhalla is also not far from Unicoi State Park and Mount Yonah Winery. Located in an area offering year-round natural beauty, the unique mountain property is a truly unique regal retreat.
For more information on Valhalla Resort Hotel, visit www.valhallaresorthotel.com.
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