What We Love
- The grandeur of the inn, modeled after a French chateau
- A choice of spacious guest rooms, suites, or freestanding villas
- Seven restaurants, with cuisine ranging from haute French to spa
- The golf club offers four championship courses
- The onsite winery, offering tours and tastings
What To Know
- WiFi costs $9.95 per day
- Pets are allowed in the villas but not the inn
- There are dress codes for some restaurants and the golf club
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
If your dream is touring French wine country without crossing the Atlantic, this grand chateau north of Atlanta has you covered. Everything is big here, from the imposing inn itself–rising from the vineyards like a stateside version of Versailles. The resort also boasts a staggering number of diversions, ranging from cooking lessons to winery tours, along with golf, tennis and spa treatments galore. The 14 spa suites are in a separate mansion overlooking a lake and forest. More interested in carb-loading? Try the Irish pub, the sports bar, or the classic French restaurant.
In the Area
Given that the nearest town, Braselton, considers Chateau Élan its greatest attraction (the resort attracts half a million visitors a year), there’s every reason to explore the sprawling estate. Hit the links at the Golf Club (the resort offers golf lessons, as well as a short course of four holes called The Loop), then embark on a winery tour and tasting at the Winery, which now includes cheeses from local Georgia dairy, Sweet Grass, along with an olive oil tasting bar. Indulge in a seasonally-driven spa treatment in the spa mansion, which might include an autumnal pumpkin latte ritual or a summer solstice treatment. If you must venture outside the estate, seek out some authentic southern barbecue: locals rave about Stonewall’s BBQ, a family-run joint serving up home-style staples like ribs, coleslaw, and smoked brisket.
How to Get There
Our stay here was amazing. From checking in and receiving help and recommendations from Noah Miller. He was awesome! Every time we saw him he was friendly and helpful. Just the best. The first night we ate dinner at Paddy's and Amanda was absolutely amazing. For it to be as busy as it was and to still receive amazing service. We even ran into other guests that loved Amanda as well. She's just awesome. I'll never forget her. Amber was absolutely amazing as well!!!! I will definitely be requesting either Amanda or Amber on my next visit. Robin was in charge of our wine tasting and she was also amazing. Mustafa did our tour and he was very knowledgeable we learned a lot. Absolutely amazing trip. Brian (at the Marc bar but also travels around to the different restaurants) was also amazing. He made a cucumber gin drink. He taught my wife the English meaning if Mariposa and margarita. He was amazing as well. Thanks everyone!
Brought our daughter here for her 21st birthday! Stanley truly made the experience wonderful, explaining every wine in detail and helping us pick which ones to drink. He really knows what he is talking about. Thank you Stanley for giving us such a wonderful experience here! Our daughter will never forget it!
We had a great time visiting, touring and tasting the wines at Chateau Elan. Stanley was just an excellent knowledgable host/guide. We had no idea what to expect, but made some great connections and ended up spending the rest of the day with a couple we met on our tour, having more wine as well as dining on property. What a great way to spend the day.
We purchased a bottle of Brut Reserve before the tour and they held it so we can finish and share it after the tour. Such excellent wine choices here. My friend was disappointed she cannot get the Brut online as she lives in HOuston and did not trust traveling with combustible bottle in her suitcase, but I promised if I am ever driving from ATL to Houston will be sure and pick up some bottles for her.
My friend and I came to celebrate her birthday and Michael was our server/bartender! He was very attentive and ensured our glasses stayed full! If you go to the winery be sure to ask for Michael...he’s the best!
Excellent customer service, a variety of delicious food options and a great wine tour & tasting! Pool bar to start your Saturday, the overnight stay is a must to enjoy it all and relax! Intimate, fun and serene!