Escape to Callaway Resort & Gardens this New Year’s Eve

Several big cities have their special New Year’s Eve traditions. New York has its much-anticipated New Year’s Eve ball drop, and Atlanta has its similarly-staged Peach Drop.

In both places, you can expect to be surrounded by loud and boisterous cheering crowds of people who have braved the cold to celebrate in a large group. But what if the hustle and bustle of the big city on New Year’s Eve just isn’t your scene? You need somewhere you can go away from the commotion, but you shouldn’t have to travel hours and hours to get there.

Outside the Hustle

Callaway Resort & Gardens, at just an hour’s drive from Atlanta, is only a virtual stone’s throw from the big city. if you are coming in from out of town, you can even plan to fly into Hartsfield Jackson Airport and drive to the facility. Because this special night is such a popular one for indulging in a little champagne, you’ll also want to make sure you have a place to go after celebrating so you don’t have to drive. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to simply retreat to your elegantly–appointed room after watching your chosen New Year’s celebration?

Champagne Glasses

Your Options

Let’s look at your options when you are looking to stay at Callaway Resort & Gardens. First, there is the Lodge and Spa. The suites and guest rooms at this part of the resort allow for beautiful garden and woodland vistas. Unwind at the accompanying spa with services like facial treatments, yoga, and manicures and pedicures at the facility’s salon.

If you are more of a home away from home type of person, the cottages are likely to be a perfect fit. Enjoying queen beds in the two bedrooms of each cottage along with two bathrooms, a completely functional kitchen and a living area featuring a fireplace to relax in front of on a chilly New Year’s night. The Free Wi-Fi completes the package for these lovely cottages tucked into the woodlands.

While you’re staying at the resort, you’ll find plenty to do. The Fantasy in Lights event offers a look at the gardens’ main thoroughfares completely decked out in thousands of tiny, twinkling lights. You’ll see amazingly decorated archways and completely festooned trees come to illuminated life as dusk falls.

You should also make time to check out the incredible holiday shopping options. Head over to the Christmas Village housed in the Robin Lake Beach Dome for an assortment of shops offering clothing, Christmas decor and toys. You’ll find items to celebrate your favorite schools at the Collegiate Corner store. If woodland decor is your thing, make sure to check out the owl tree in the Magical Forest shopping section of the dome.

You simply can’t beat this dynamic and picturesque retreat for weekend vacation packages near Atlanta. Whether you are watching the jeweled ball, or the orange peach make their respective descents on television on New Year’s Eve, you can expect to be surrounded by luxury and to feel pampered when you choose to visit this jewel of a vacation spot just outside of Atlanta. Do you still need more of a feel for the resort before booking your next vacation there?

Head on over to Callaway Resort & Gardens for photos of each of the overnight facilities and the spa! You will find amenities to suit virtually every taste, so every member of your party will come away feeling refreshed and rejuvenated as they enter the new year.


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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