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
From the moment we got to the Elan it was romantic! I recommend the “culinary experience”, it was not just fun, it was a great way to meet people and learn from an experience Chef. The pool was great and me and my partner spent a whole day lounging in the poolside cabana chair, sipping mimosas ????
There were so many things to do (the spa was incredible) and if you need a break from the kids (there were none there) this is your place.
Excellent staff, great food and of course great wine.
Went for a friends 50th girls getaway. The spa is undergoing renovations, which I can't wait to see, as it looks like it will be amazing. Special shout out to Lisa who did my HydraFacial. She was excellent, and my skin has never felt better. Kate did my seasonal pedicure and was fantastic as well -- I even had her pick my color! Both of these ladies were kind, compassionate and top-of-the-line! Definitely try the wine flight and pay the $5 upgrade for the premium selection which was so fun! Dinner at the new Marc was amazing. Steaks cooked to perfection, delicious sides and dessert.
Impeccable food, service, and wine. I enjoyed nearly everything at Chateau Elan. Use the safe in your room to lock up your personable belongings. My son had (HAD) an expensive little speaker he used to listen to music on his phone. It was missing from his suitcase. I called and spoke to someone in the lost and found and they were going to call me back. It was days before I heard from anybody. I called back and was told they would call me back again. Sad.....