Southern Winter Getaway to Make the Most of Winter

You don’t know it yet, but there’s more to winter than counting snowflakes and searching for lost mittens. There’s a place you can go where you won’t need an ice scraper or those cute little packets you put inside your boots to keep your feet warm. Welcome to the world of winter at Callaway Resort & Gardens, one of the Peach State’s premier winter getaway locations. Take a minute and discover why you should make plans now to visit this winter.

The Weather Outside Is Delightful

It’s fun to sing about frightful weather in holiday songs. You can sing let it snow all you want here, but you’ll be happy to know the winter weather in the Gardens is delightful. December temperatures average the low 60s, so you may need a light jacket, but no heavy winter wear. Do pack your walking shoes and plan to spend part of your winter getaway enjoying flowers and shrubs native to Georgia. You’ll enjoy a stunning burst of color at every turn. Don’t miss the Holly Trail, where you’ll discover magnificent displays of Asian and American holly.

Fantasy in Lights

Billed as the South’s Christmas Tradition, this is one event you simply cannot miss! You’ll find no winter blues hanging out here. Instead, you’ll marvel at 8 million twinkling lights draped around trees and fashioned into charming holiday scenes. Take a magical ride on the Jolly Trolley or enjoy the lights from your own vehicle. Don’t forget to stop by the Christmas Village and take a photo with Santa. Make sure you’re here for the weekend when the Christmas characters come out for a special breakfast celebration. If you’re searching for vacation packages near Atlanta, you’ve found the best here! Fantasy in Lights runs nightly from November 15, 2019, through January 4, 2020.

Make It a Family Winter Adventure

You can’t plan a proper winter getaway without booking a few nights in one of the resort’s cozy Cottages or Villas. Enjoy all the comforts of home with full kitchens, living, and dining areas. During the day, enjoy special activities like the popular Birds of Prey show. Visit the tropical butterfly conservatory at the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center. You’ll find miles of hiking trails, and if you prefer wheels over hiking boots, rent a bicycle and pedal to your heart’s content. Spend your evenings enjoying board games and movies. ‘Tis the season for hot cocoa in front of the fireplace in your living room!

Santa Hat and Teddy on Three Brown Suitcases in front of Faded Mini Christmas Trees for Winter Getaway

Plan a Winter Slumber Party

What’s more fun than a winter blues beating slumber party? We can’t think of anything! Enjoy your winter getaway in a guest room or suite at the Lodge and Spa. All rooms come with a refrigerator, coffee maker, and if you must, WiFi access. In the mood for a little pampering? The Spa offers a complete menu of world-class face and body treatments. Relax with a massage or healing bath. When you book your room at the Lodge, don’t forget to request a basket of fresh fruit or our famous Southern Happy Hour. All accommodations, including the Cottages and Villas, come with admission to the Gardens.

Escape the gray days and cold weather. Spend your winter vacation in a place where there’s no such thing as the winter doldrums. Book your winter getaway today at Callaway Resort & Gardens. We’ll make sure we have cocoa and marshmallows!

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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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Dining

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

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Balloon Festival

Watch beautiful balloons aglow at this annual event

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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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Fishing

Some of the best lake fishing in the southeastern United States

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