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How to Plan the Best Weekend Getaway, Bed and Breakfast Style

Everyone deserves to take a break. Most weekends become a mad rush to finish the to-do list at home that builds during the week. Instead of focusing on the chores, it might be time to enjoy a fun getaway at a North Georgia bed and breakfast.


Is a Weekend Getaway Worth Pursuing?

A weekend trip can help you decompress from the stresses of the daily routine. Whether you can take a 48-hour adventure or an extended 3-day break, the goal is to get somewhere that feels fun and memorable without breaking your budget.


When you plan ahead, you can limit travel and lodging costs. If you stay at a bed and breakfast, you can enjoy luxury amenities without needing to rush to different places.


At Ellijay River House Bed and Breakfast, we can help you unlock the magic of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are no kids, no pets, and no demands on your time.


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Your Weekend Getaway Checklist

If you’re getting ready for a weekend getaway to Ellijay, here are some of the items you’ll want to consider bringing along for the adventure.


  • Clothing Options. Bring something comfortable that fits with your exploration preferences. Consider packing at least one somewhat formal outfit if you want to try fine-dining options or plan to attend a party. Think about shoes if you’re planning to hike..

  • Toiletries. When you’re in the mountains, it helps to pack sunscreen all year to protect your skin. You’ll also want the usual toothbrush, toothpaste, basic makeup items, lotions, creams, and medications.

  • Glasses. Don’t forget to pack your cases, cleaners, or contact lens solution.

  • Electronics. Although an unplugged weekend getaway can help you push the reset button on your stress, you might want to bring a camera, your phone, and chargers.


You’ll need your wallet or purse, credit cards, or cash on your weekend getaway checklist, especially if you want to bring home some treasures!


Numerous activities can be done on a schedule you prefer. Mountain biking, kayaking, and hiking are just a few of the adventures you’ll find in Ellijay!


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Ellijay River House Bed and Breakfast Has Your Room Ready!

When you stay with us, you’ll enjoy a luxurious, adult-only experience in a 1915 Craftsman home. Our location offers a downtown riverside setting, allowing you to explore our community at whatever pace you prefer.


Even though we’re only 90 minutes north of Atlanta, a weekend getaway with us feels like you’re in an entirely different world.


You can explore antique shops, book time at a local spa, or unwind on one of our two river decks. The front porch is the perfect place for cards, dominoes, or a quiet moment as the wind gently blows along.


If you’re ready to be pampered, you’ll find the exquisite details waiting for your arrival can make a weekend getaway perfectly comfortable and inviting. It might only be for a couple of days, but your stay can still be unforgettable!


Ellijay River House Bed and Breakfast in North Georgia would be delighted to host your weekend getaway (or mid-week). We look forward to seeing you.


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