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
My wife surprised me with the Grandeur Tour for my 50th Birthday. Robin was amazing! Fantastic tour and fabulous wines. We’ve been to Chateu Elan for other events but this was by far the most memorable experience! Thank you Robin for your attention to detail and giving us an unforgettable evening.
My husband and I had a great time at the Pitt master BBQ event today! We were able to sample some great locally owned Tequila from Real Azul and real good vibes and food!
Chateau Élan never disappointment!
We just got back from an incredible experience at Chateau Elan and it was a Pitmaster BBQ Class! We were greeted at the door by Kevin, who was very friendly and accommodating, his only goal was to make sure we had an excellent experience and he did not disappoint. The (weekly?) event was held at a nice shaded patio the BBQ was going upon our arrival. After getting drinks and finding our table, the chef gathered us together and gave us a nice intro and tips on grilling/smoking/cooking which were helpful. We then had a buffet style pre lunch of White oak smoked pork and the best fresh coleslaw we have ever had. Then lunch was served - Chile rubbed chicken (amazing!), corn on the cob, beans and peach cobbler. This was a great experience and well worth the price. Whether you are going by yourself or with a group of family or friends, it won’t disappoint. I would highly recommend this and can’t wait to do it again!
We stayed here over a weekend for a wedding. Very lovely place. Pretty grounds, nice room with large bathroom. Good food. Decor nice. Spacious. Short walk across street to wine tasting and purchasing. Would go back.
I had a deep tissue massage with Rodney at the spa, and truly, it was the best massage I’ve ever had in my entire life (and I’ve had many). I felt so elongated, refreshed, and relaxed after. I can’t wait to go back. Also, the amenities at the spa were lovely. I wish I would have done a yoga class, but the hot tub was perfect after my massage.