How to Plan an Awesome, Last-Minute Weekend Getaway

Valentine’s Day is the perfect season for a surprise proposal. It can sneak up on you, though, and when it does, it’s always a scramble to figure out what to do at the last minute. Yes, you could go with the traditional chocolates and roses, but sometimes, that just makes it obvious you didn’t have the foresight to come up with something more creative and thoughtful.

Even if you’re one of those people who is fully aware that the holiday is coming up, sometimes buying gifts just isn’t enough. If you’ve been with your significant other for an extended period of time, a simple proposal may not do the trick. Plus, you and your significant other deserve something more.

For something more memorable, unique, and special, there’s always a romantic overnight getaway. Callaway Resort and Gardens near Atlanta features not only luxury suites for your special day, but also a variety of packages with special features.

Luxury Rooms and Suites

The Lodge at Callaway Resort and Gardens boasts about 150 rooms and suites perfect for your overnight stay. Rooms are eloquently decorated, and come with either queen or king size beds. Each room has a beautiful view, overlooking lush woodland greenery, beautiful gardens, or Robin Lake Beach. Resort facilities include amenities such as an on-site fitness room, access to heated pools and whirlpools, and a spa. The aim is to make you feel comfortable in your home away from home while you enjoy your romantic day away.

Spa Packages

Whereas you and your partner will undoubtedly enjoy some time away from home in a scenic, romantic location, Callaway Resort and Gardens also offers packages to spice things up. Treat your loved one to a spa day! Spa packages include access to relaxing saunas, but also come with high-class luxuries. Spa packages can include soothing massages from certified message therapists, and some packages even include advanced massage treatments as well, which can focus on the specific needs of an individual. Furthermore, spa packages can come with manicures and pedicures. It’s the perfect setup for you to pop the big question.

Callaway Resort and Garden also offers yoga retreats as well as other holistic health benefits. For example, Ayurvedic treatments are also offered on-site.


No Valentine’s Day proposal is complete without a special, romantic dinner. Fortunately, Callaway Resort and Gardens offers many dining experiences. The resort’s signature restaurant, the Gardens Restaurant, offers up popular seasonal dishes aimed at a variety of palates, and provides something for everyone. For a more traditional dining experience, the Country Kitchen cooks up some of your Southern favorites. Although it’s an overnight stay at a home away from home, sometimes you just want to fall back on that good, old-fashioned food that Georgians are raised on! When you’re on the run during the middle of your day and want a light meal to sustain you for more activities, the Discovery Café offers soups, sandwiches, salads, and other light fare.


What better way to cap off a romantic, life-changing day than with a few delicious beverages? There are still plenty of nightlife options, and they don’t require taking a cab and back or fighting through rowdy crowds. Cason’s Tap Room features a wide variety of beverages, as well as signature cocktails. Those looking to celebrate in a more traditional nightlife experience or a sports bar atmosphere can enjoy Spirit of ’52 bar and grill.

If the Valentine holiday snuck up on you, fret not, as there’s still a way to book a last-minute vacation in Georgia. Callaway Gardens is the perfect spot for you to propose to the one you love.


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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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