Location: Young Harris, Georgia
Size: 102 lodge guest rooms, 32 cottage guest rooms and a private spa suite
Meeting Space: More than 14,000 square feet
Access: Approximately a two-hour drive from Atlanta; Greenville, North Carolina; and Asheville, North Carolina.
A two-hour drive from Atlanta in the north Georgia town of Young Harris, Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa feels like a world away from the city. Guests are treated with stunning views of north Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains before passing through the woods and arriving on the 503-acre property. The resort shares a name with its neighboring peak, Brasstown Bald, Georgia’s highest mountain, which offers a birds-eye view of the valley below and the city of Atlanta beyond.
A grand stone fireplace and oak-vaulted ceilings greet visitors, and a wall-sized window allows for panoramic views. Brasstown Valley Resort features 102 lodge guest rooms, 32 cottage guest rooms and a private spa suite. Along with an 18-hole golf course, the resort is also home to a 1,200-square-foot stable with access to five miles of horseback riding trails and the Equani Spa.
Guests can spend the day hiking, fishing and birdwatching or can book excursions through the resort for guided trips to the nearby wineries or guided pontoon boat adventures on the gorgeous Lake Chatuge. Each season provides the chance for a new adventure, as fall brings about the colorful landscape and summer means more time spent in the resort’s indoor/outdoor pool. The resort caters to families, executives, reunion groups and guests looking to escape for a few days in the comfort and luxury of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Meeting groups have a range of options for meetings and events, with more than 14,000 square feet of flexible meeting space throughout the entire property. A dedicated events team relishes the chance to wow meeting groups with unique add-ons like customized activities, themed dinners and all-encompassing packages.
With more than 14,000 square feet of meeting space, Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa can accommodate groups of up to 400. Venues include several small meeting rooms with spaces to accommodate groups of 12 or 100, a 3,872-square-foot ballroom for up to 400 guests, the Trackrock Amphitheatre for up to 72 guests, Creekside Pavilion for up to 175 guests, the Mercantile for up to 125 guests, the Equani Spa Deck for up to 80 guests and the Pool Terrace for up to 150 guests. The Sunset Pavilion for up to 350 guests is many groups’ favorite open-air space due to its floor-to-ceiling fireplace, its outdoor grill and scenic views of Three Sisters Mountain.
Brasstown Valley Resort offers a diverse selection of catering menus to serve groups large or small. The resort’s culinary team is equipped to provide breakfasts, lunches and dinners, as well as receptions and refreshments for coffee breaks. Groups can select from prepared options or work with the on-site sales team to create a personalized menu. Alcohol is allowed, and the resort offers several alcoholic beverage packages for events. Groups can choose from the open bar package, a sponsored bar package or a cash bar package. Brasstown Valley Resort does not permit meeting groups to bring alcoholic beverages from off-site sources.
Many of the meeting spaces at Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa take advantage of the beautiful natural surroundings, with grand windows and neutral color palettes that can adapt to any theme. Many of the favorite venues at the resort feature stunning views of the property, like the Sunset Pavilion, an open-air venue overlooking the mountains and the 18th hole of the golf course. The Creekside Pavilion is glass-enclosed to accommodate guests during any season and contains a grand fireplace and views of the woods. The resort also offers high-speed internet access and audiovisual equipment to accommodate any presentation needs.
Along with an 18-hole golf course and a full-service spa, guests can take part in a number of on-site activities like hiking and fishing. The sales team offers a number of customizable packages for groups in town: winery trips and tastings; guided horseback rides; private golf tournaments; team-building exercises, including the Amazing Race, Minute to Win It and a murder mystery; golf clinics, pontoon boat cruises on Lake Chatuge; and even a build-a-bike competition. No idea is off limits, as the team is happy to customize any package even further, allowing guests to provide ideas they can turn into memorable experiences.