When genteel, charming, and quaint meet mouthwatering, fall-off-the-bone BBQ, you know something good is happening. Great food, gracious people, gorgeous setting … Pine Mountain, Georgia, is so perfectly Southern, it could charm the dew off of a honeysuckle.
The Ideal Setting
This delightful southern town located just an hour southwest of Atlanta, is known across the South as the “Gateway to Callaway Gardens.” The stunning 6,500-acre Callaway Gardens resort, complete with beautiful gardens, lakes, golf courses and lodging, adjoins the lively Pine Mountain, Georgia community just a few blocks from the center of town.
And speaking of the picturesque town, it’s the ideal setting for a Saturday excursion with the family, a weekend getaway with friends, or even a romantic backdrop for a wedding or honeymoon. The downtown is filled with locally-owned shops and boutiques offering a variety of goods. Whether you’re in search of the perfect antique armoire or a small trinket to bring home to the kids, you can find it all along the inviting streets. Pine Mountain also has an interesting collection of local artists and craftsmen who sell their work in various parts of the area. Shopaholics unite!
The Great Outdoors
For those travelers who want to venture outside of the hotel, you’re in luck. Only a few minutes from downtown, you will find an assortment of activities that appeal to every member of the family.
If you love spending your afternoon swinging a golf club:
- Play through at Callaway Gardens, home to one of the finest golf courses in the state.
If you love animals:
- You’ll feel like you’re in another country when you go on a Wild Animal Safari.
- Tap into your inner pioneer and go horseback riding at Roosevelt Stables for beautiful scenery and fascinating history.
If you love the grandeur of days gone by:
- Nearby Hills & Dales Estate is one of the most well kept 19th century gardens in the country and the Georgian-Italian villa they surround offers both beauty and education.
If you love the getting back to nature:
- Go fishing or spend the day hiking the trails of D. Roosevelt State Park, Georgia’s largest state park.
- Bring your bike (or rent one) as the beautiful countryside has become a favorite for cyclists.
After a day of shopping or playing outdoors, grab a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants in the area. If you’re looking for a quick snack, stop in one of the cafes for a sandwich, or a taste of local barbecue, or maybe, some hand-dipped ice cream. For a finer dining experience, Pine Mountain boasts a broad selection of restaurants that appeal to any appetite and are all served with the most favorite of Southern specialties—Southern hospitality.