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Romantic Places to Help You Plan for Valentine's Day

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Are You Making Your Valentine's Day Plans Yet?

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know—are you ready? From places to stay, dine, and shop to one “bonus” destination you’ll definitely want to consider, we’ve curated a list of local spots to prepare for a day or weekend of romance!



Blue Ridge Inn - Blue Ridge (2-star hotel)

Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa - Young Harris, GA (3-star hotel)

Hiawassee Glamping - Hiawassee, GA

Retreat on the Lake - Hiawassee, GA

The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge - Hiawassee, GA (3-star hotel)

Unwind Luxury Vacation Rentals - Blue Ridge, Clayton, Ellijay, Epworth, McCaysville, Mineral Bluff, and Morganton, all in north Georgia 



Black Sheep - Blue Ridge, GA - $$

A selection of contemporary American cuisine in a charming historic residence, complete with outdoor garden seating and a curated collection of private-label wines.

Cucina Rustica - Morganton, GA - $$$

Offers rustic Italian and country-style dishes along with a selection of wine and beer, all within a cozy and homely atmosphere.

Enrico’s Italian Restaurant - Young Harris, GA - $$

A warm and family-friendly eatery showcasing a variety of pizza, pasta, and classic Italian meat and seafood dishes.

Epic Eatery - Hayesville, NC - $$

Open for lunch (regular menu) and dinner (weekly rotating menu) as well as brunch on Sundays. Open for Valentine's Day dinner serving a special menu (reservations required).

Legends Steakhouse - Murphy, NC - $$

Fine dining that includes elevated happy hour food, cocktails, beer, and wine.

Michaelee’s Italian Life Caffe - Blairsville, GA - $$

Offering relaxed Italian cuisine, featuring a comfortable atmosphere for coffee, gelato, and imported oils. Reservations recommended.

The Copper Door - Hayesville, NC - $$$

Specializing in classic steaks and seafood, along with other dishes infused with a Creole flair. Reservations recommended.

Tilted Cafe - Hiawassee, GA - $$

An urban vibe, dedicated to serving coffee, cocktails, craft beer, and creative cuisine.

Vincent’s Coppertop Restaurant - Blairsville, GA - $$$

Rustic cuisine served in a cozy atmosphere serving lunch and dinner plus brunch on weekends. Reservations available.



Black and White Market - Murphy, NC - Gifts and home decor for men and women.

Britt & Capri - Hiawassee, GA - Home decor and women's apparel & footwear.

Canoe - Blue Ridge, GA - Apparel and accessories for men and women.

From Me 2 U - Blairsville, GA - Apparel and gifts for men and women.

Moose Creek Furniture & Home - Hiawassee, GA - Home decor, gifts, and accessories for men and women.

North & Main - Hiawassee, GA - Apparel, footwear, and accessories for women. Gifts for men and women.

Oar Finer Goods - Blue Ridge, GA - Masculine gifts for men and home.

Rare Bird Emporium - Murphy, NC - Antique and unique gifts plus local crafts. Oh, and coffee, tea, and donuts, too.



Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel - Murphy, NC (3-star hotel)

Stay, dine, and play plus amazing deals on accommodations.



Whether celebrating on Valentine's Day—which falls on a Wednesday this year—or over the weekend, love is in the air here in the north Georgia and southwestern North Carolina mountains!



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