Hey, friends! If you follow along with me on Instagram, then you already know Christopher and I went up to the mountains over the weekend. We stayed at Brasstown Valley resort, and my only complaint is that we didn't stay long enough! (This is not sponsored by the way, we paid for everything!) Definitely going to make a trip back with the whole family, and make sure I have enough time to ride horses. The grounds were gorgeous, but I was most excited to find out that there are horse stables and beautiful rollings hills with mountain views that you can ride along. Fun fact, I grew up around horses almost all of my life. We owned many, and at one point even had a stable for them to live in our backyard! Such an amazing childhood  memory to think about. 


Anyways, we had a blast driving up through the mountains, stopping off at different trails along the way. The foliage is starting to turn, not close to peak yet, but still beautiful enough to get really excited! There were a lot of spots that looked amazing with the bright red and yellow leaves. Ah, such a fun experience if you love nature and being outdoors like we do. I highly recommend a stay anywhere up there. Lake Chatuge, Young Harris, Blue Ridge, Helen, Blairsville, Hiawassee, and so many more! 











We drove over to Brasstown Bald, a stunning and quick drive from the resort. This is the highest elevation point in Georgia. The mountain is known to the native Cherokee people as Enotah. Yes, the views did not disappoint, but it was FREEZING. 








Next, we stopped at Tallulah Falls State Park on our way home. The stairs walking down to the suspended bridge weren't bad until you needed to go back up. My butt and thighs are already sore, LOL! It was beautiful, but busy. I recommend trying to visit during the week and not on a weekend. Regardless, it was a wonderful visit and we will definitely be back. 






Lastly, I wanted to share one of the outfits I wore during our stay. I finally got the chance to wear this vest after staring at it in my closet for about a month, just waiting and willing the weather to change. I'm so happy I bought this and will be wearing throughout fall and winter. 

I wish we had thought to take more photos of the resort, but you'll just have to see for yourself in person. It was so beautiful, and what we loved the most was that it felt so comfortable and quaint. Not once did I have my usual feeling that I get when I stay in hotels, of wanting to be at home in my bed. 

I'm not opposed to upscale and "boujee" resorts, but I much prefer something more relaxed and laid back. Brasstown was really nice and definitely felt upscale, but without the "uppity" vibe. Everyone was super kind, but not in your face the whole time. The lobby and throughout the resort smelled of fresh firewood burning. They have huge fireplaces that are always burning and it was seriously the best. The food was also really great, and we enjoyed both restaurants. Bonus points for not being crazy expensive like you typically see at resorts! 


I'm SO happy Christopher and I had a weekend away together. As much as we LOVE being with our kids on trips, It's always nice to make time for the two of us every once in while : ) Shoutout to my parents and brother for watching the kittens for us, love you guys so much!! 


Okay, I will stop rambling and end this post. If you have any recommendations for a destination similar to our stay in the north GA mountains, let me know! 

xoxo




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