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
- 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
My wife and I just celebrated our first anniversary at Chateau Elan and had a great time. We got to do a bunch of fun things there. First we did the Chateau Grandeaur wine tasting. It was our first time doing a wine tasting and we had a lot of fun and learned a lot. Robin talked us through the tasting and really knew her stuff about all of the wine's and was so passionate about it. Later we did a cooking class with another 2 couples and that was the best part. I'm not much of a cook, but they made it so easy to go along with the executive chef and the three courses were so good. We would definitely recommend both of those activities for anyone spending the weekend at Chateau. Lastly, we had brunch at Versailles in the atrium and they had a ton of options and even a custom omelet bar. Chateau has so many other things we wanted to try too, but we ran out of time! Next time we'll have to get a massage at the spa and hit the golf course. We had such a great weekend and will definitely going back soon!
My best friends and I did a 4 day/3 night girls trip to chateau elan. We stayed at the Inn and loved it! The rooms are well maintained and the bathroom is gorgeous! The only downfall is that the beds are full-sized. Being used to a king bed. , I had forgotten just how small a full-sized bed is! Eek!
We spent one morning at the spa and it was AMAZING. This is my third visit to the spa and it has never disappointed me. The services offered; the quality of the spa; and the dedicated employees are all wonderful.
We ate at the Irish pub and I definitely recommend the pickles and burger! Be sure to try the local IPAs offered on draft. The seafood buffet at Versailles is DELICIOUS. Don’t let the “buffet” word scare you off- the seafood is fresh and plentiful!
We attended the chateau grandeur wine tasting. Robin was our guide and is HANDS DOWN the best wine connoisseur I’ve ever had! She educates you about the experience of wine tasting while making sure you don’t feel dumb about your lack of knowledge. Robin has a great sense of humor and makes you feel comfortable from the moment you sit down. I WILL be requesting her next time we go!
The winery restaurant is delicious as well!
I look forward to planning my girls birthday weekend within the next few weeks. You will love this venue!
The wine tasting room and selection is huge but get ready for the crowds alot of people love this place and so do I. The views are impressive has the French looks as it was intended and did not disappoint at all
Although most of the grapes for their wines are not grown here, this place does a great job with the wine, and the food! The overall landscape of the entire area is beautiful and very much French looking, especially with the fountains and the grand entrance up to the winery. I found the wines too expensive for me to buy some and take home, but the grand tour tasting is something to experience, as the "tour guide" was very knowledgeable and very friendly.
Spent a lovely weekend here. The service was superb and hotel was beautiful. The food was excellent. Sorry to say that I did not appreciate the wine though. It was very sweet type and prefer the dry wines of California and Italy.