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With 146 acres, there are countless ways to unwind, enjoy, and have fun at Valhalla. Whether it’s relaxing with rejuvenating spa packages, treating yourself to exquisite dinners, or taking advantage of Valhalla’s many activities, there’s so many ways to keep entertained that many guests extend their stays after arrival. Check our Blog for the latest updates on the best ways to maximize your stay.

5 Reasons to Choose a Valhalla Townhome for Your Next Vacation

The hotel at Valhalla is beautiful, comfortable, and luxurious, but sometimes you may be looking for a different option for your vacation. Whether it is some much-needed family time, a getaway for couples, or a guy’s golf trip, there are some clear advantages to staying in one of the fully-furnished 2 bedroom-2½ bath townhomes available at the resort: Only available in the townhomes you will also enjoy:  laundry facilities, private Wi-Fi, 2 balconies overlooking the 18th fairway,...

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A Walk in the Woods: Try ‘Forest Bathing’

“Wherever there are trees, we are healthier and happier” ~ Dr. Qing Li One of the prime benefits of a visit to Valhalla Resort in Northeast Georgia is easy access to the many scenic hiking/walking trails in the area: Smithgall Woods, Unicoi State Park, and Dukes Creek Falls to name a few. Recently there’s an interesting twist to spending time in the woods that has been gaining attention: forest bathing. Here’s the lowdown on this wellness trend: Forest bathing is...

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Foxes and Turkeys and Bears, Oh My!

Valhalla’s Wildlife Safari Tour When you first arrive at Valhalla Resort you may feel quite astonished by the beauty of the property and all there is to do here: such as golf, tennis, hiking, painting classes, and spa services, to name just a few.  And of course, you’ll show up with your own ideas of what interests you the most. But let us suggest a “Don’t Miss” activity to start your visit: The Guided Wildlife Safari Tour. Led by Drew...

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The Most Important Shot in Golf…

..Is the next one, or so they say. Also true: Golfers never tire of their beloved sport. The chance to perfect their swing, play on a new course, improve their mental game, and share the camaraderie of a lively round… It’s an obsession! The pros at Valhalla Golf understand this very well, so they have added state-of-the-art Virtual Golf Simulators to the roster of activities available at the resort. Located next to the Staghorn Grill in the Valhalla Golf Club, this fantastic technology...

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The Great Escape

“The great advantage of a hotel is that it is a refuge from everyday life.” ~ George Bernard Shaw Marsha H., a recent visitor to our Solasta Spa, stopped by the front desk to say that after spending a few hours there, “I feel like I am in another world!”  This was excellent news to us, since the very concept of the Spa at Valhalla Resort Hotel is an escape from everyday life:  the chance to...

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5 Delightful Perks of the Romance Bungalow

A honeymoon is a time to bond, relax, and celebrate as a new couple, and after the effort and achievement of putting together a wedding, you want to escape together to the perfect spot. Perhaps you’re hoping for something out-of-the-ordinary, with a unique romantic vibe. At Valhalla Resort, there’s a place designed especially for this: the Honeymoon Bungalow. Just alongside the main hotel, separate and private but still convenient, are the Garden Bungalows: 3 charming rentals that...

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Good Vibrations at the Cabana Bar

Nothing beats relaxing beside a sparkling pool on a warm, sunny day. The balmy sun, the shimmering water, and perhaps a slight smell of Hawaiian Tropic suntan lotion… ahhhh. You remember…this is how to unwind! What’s missing from this idyllic scene?Something refreshing to drink! And a delicious snack! You don’t want to have to interrupt those good vibes when it’s time to eat or drink. No worries, at Valhalla Resort they’ve got you covered. The Cabana Bar...

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Welcome to Valhalla!

When you’re planning a trip and you think “Ahh, I’d really love to get away!” what does that mean to you?Imagine a place that combines indulgence and the great outdoors in a unique way. A sophisticated retreat in the woods, catering to adults, where one day you can lounge by the pool and get world-class spa treatments, and the next day play 18 holes on a challenging mountain golf course, or take part in a...

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Visiting Historic Nacoochee Village: A Perfect Blend of Wine, Shopping, and History

Experience a perfect combination of indulging in wine, shopping, and discovering history in the charming Nacoochee Village. Situated only a mere half-mile from Alpine Helen and conveniently accessible from the Valhalla Resort, this is a wonderful way to spend a leisurely afternoon while visiting Northeast Georgia. This quaint hamlet has been a hub of commerce for over 100 years, and now has a delightful mix of unique small businesses to explore. NORA MILL GRANARY It’s...

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Hiking and Waterfalls: Exploring the Beauty of Northeast Georgia

When planning a trip to Valhalla Resort in Northeast Georgia, don’t miss the opportunity to take advantage of the abundance of hiking trails and waterfalls, many of which are a mere stone’s throw from the resort. From Anna Ruby Falls to the Yonah Mountain Trail, as well as two large State Parks close by, there’s no shortage of natural beauty to explore.  And the trails are dog-friendly – leashes required – so bring your best...

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The Best of Helen, Georgia

The town of Helen Georgia is a marvel of ingenuity.  Formerly a logging town that was in decline, this picturesque mountain hamlet resurrected itself by becoming a replica of a Bavarian alpine town, in the Appalachians instead of the Alps.  Now it’s the 3rd largest tourist destination in GA, attracting visitors from all over the world.  With an infectious sense of fun and a cheerful, laidback vibe, Helen has a multitude of things to do...

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Your Complete Guide to Accommodations at Valhalla Resort

Isn’t it nice to have a choice?  From the luxurious hotel suites to the charming bungalows, family-friendly townhomes, and the enchanting private villa, Valhalla’s variety of accommodations are all unique and offer something to satisfy every guest.  They all feature the rustic elegance that is the hallmark of Valhalla’s style and all accommodations have fireplaces, balconies, and room service.  Take a look at this complete guide to the range of possibilities and start planning your...

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5 Tips for a Perfect Spa Day

As you enter the Solasta Spa at Valhalla you will immediately feel you have entered a calm and soothing space perfect for a delightful spa day.  It’s friendly but not stuffy, accessible but not intimidating.  Relaxation and rejuvenation are the goals here, but where to start?  What to choose?  Here are some ideas to help you get the most out of your visit: Begin your Perfect Spa Day journey by checking out everything the Solasta...

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The Unique Places of Sautee Nacoochee Ga.

Most of the guests of Valhalla Resort know that it is adjacent to the festive and entertaining tourist town of Helen, Georgia, but they may not realize that only 5 minutes further down the road is a quite different place:  the artsy and quaint enclave of Sautee Nacoochee. This tiny but fascinating village, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, combines history, culture, and commerce with a unique vibe all its own. ...

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Valhalla’s Scottish Roots

The Story of Valhalla Resort Imagine arriving at Valhalla Resort Hotel and being instantly transported… not only by the location’s beautiful surroundings but also by the distinctive design and the immediate impression of personal culture and history.  It’s instantly apparent that Valhalla has a story:  a mixture of family heritage, ancient historical influences, and a perfect location that lends itself to the creation of a truly one-of-a-kind place. It all started when entrepreneurs and owners,...

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True Romance 💘

The Chef’s Table Dining Experience “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” ~ Charles M. Schultz The ingredients for a romantic evening are tried-and-true:  flickering candlelight, soft music in an intimate space, and indulgent food and drink.  At Valhalla Resort, all those elements come together for a truly unique dining experience:  the Chef’s Table dinner.  This is a wonderful opportunity to “create your own romantic adventure” – a...

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How to Plan a One-of-a-Kind Wedding at Valhalla

All you need is love… And a suitable date, and a stunning location, and heaps of flowers, and a fabulous menu… Wow!  When it comes to planning a wedding even the most seasoned party-goer can feel a bit overwhelmed.  Well here’s what to do: Keep calm and call Valhalla Resort! Their experienced event coordinators and talented catering team can provide everything you need in one location.  First of all, the resort’s setting in the mountains...

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The Caledonia Room

A Conversation with Executive Chef Timothy Bates The Caledonia Room is Valhalla’s consistently highly-rated, romantic, cozy main dining room.  Located just off the lobby, this appealingly versatile spot is sophisticated and upscale, yet manages to also be comfortable and relaxed.  There’s not a bad seat in the house:  The high-backed red leather booths have a vintage glamour, and tables ring the large fireplace or face the tall French doors.  There is also seating available on...

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Epic Holiday Parties & Corporate Events at Valhalla

Parties are like presents – they come in all shapes and sizes.  They can be fun to attend, but planning one can be taxing.  Whether it’s a jolly holiday celebration, good friends connecting over a special meal, or a yearly company event, the team at Valhalla Resort is ready to help you book an outstanding event.  Here are a few of the unique and festive alternatives at the resort:  The Great Hall A wonderful space...

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