Cottage Vacation Packing Checklist

It’s hard to imagine a more relaxing way to get away from it all than staying in a lovely cottage in the woods. However, when you spend a weekend at a beautiful resort like Callaway Resort & Gardens, you’re doing so much more than relaxing. As one of the finest vacation resorts near Atlanta, not only can you get a little R&R (and some spa time) in a quiet, natural setting, you can go hiking, bike riding, jogging, swimming, fishing – you name it! So, if you’re going to rent a lovely little forest cabin, you’ll need to pack right. Here are a few pointers.

Bring a Cookbook

There’s no better time to try out new things than with someone else’s kitchen. The Cottages at Callaway Resort & Gardens come with fully equipped kitchens supplying everything you need for a home-cooked meal. Sometimes, after the family’s spent a day exploring the resort, and taking part in all sorts of adventures, it’s great to have everyone together in a quiet environment sharing their experiences with each other. Your cottage’s kitchen and beautiful wooded backdrop from the decks offer you the opportunity to have the kind of family dinner you crave.

Bring a Camera – and Perhaps a Tripod

If you haven’t seen them yet, the gardens at Callaway Resort & Gardens are truly stunning. If you’re a photographer – or you just like to take pictures – now’s your chance to add some nature photography to your portfolio. An enormous property set amid the Georgia pines, Callaway Resort & Gardens has miles of walking paths populated with birds, butterflies, and acres of bright and colorful flowers each season. There’s no doubt you’ll have ample opportunities to make your own submissions to National Geographic.

Pack Sporting Equipment

What’s your preferred activity for getting your juices flowing? You like golf? Bring your golf clubs. Tennis? Pack a tennis racket. Besides world-class golf and tennis facilities, Callaway Resort & Gardens has 13 lakes offering some of the best fishing in the country. If you prefer bike riding, or jogging, there are miles of beautiful trails meandering throughout the property and into the woods for you to explore. When you’re done working out, don’t forget there’s a luxurious spa on-site that’ll help you recharge your batteries for the next day’s events. After all, the great thing about staying for a few days, you don’t have to choose just one thing to do. You can do them all!

A Book

In other words, relax. Besides all the fun family activities you can plan, staying at your own weekend cottage near Atlanta gives you a chance to slow down, grab a seat on the porch or cuddle up in front of the fireplace, and read a good book. You can even read a crummy book. Who cares? Use this opportunity for a little “me” time.

Once you’ve arrived at your weekend cottage getaway, and it turns out you’ve forgotten something, don’t despair! It’s the things you do at Callaway Resort & Gardens that you hadn’t planned that makes this place so special.

Reserve your own cottage at Callaway Resort & Gardens today!


Explore All of Callaway

Beach & Water Sports

Swimming, water skiing, wakeboarding, and tubing on Robin Lake

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TreeTop Adventure

Climb and zip through the trees on this fun forest course

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Butterfly Center

Meet over 1,000 colorful butterflies face-to-face

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Birds of Prey Shows

Discover the strength, speed, and beauty of these magnificent creatures

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Hiking & Biking Trails

Explore Callaway’s 2,500 acres by foot or by bicycle

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The Gardens

Drink in the beauty of azaleas, hydrangeas, and other woodland wonders

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Fantasy In Lights

One of National Geographic’s Top 10 Holiday Light Displays

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Summer Family Adventure

An authentic Georgia outdoor family getaway like no other

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Enjoy mouthwatering, chef-prepared cuisine at an array of restaurants

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Balloon Festival

Watch beautiful balloons aglow or enjoy your own tethered balloon ride

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Symphony on the Sand

A night beneath the stars with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra

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Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard

Tournament for the greatest athletes in competitive watersports

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Some of the best lake fishing in the southeastern United States

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