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Romance Is in the Air: Eight Delightful Destinations to Make Your Valentine Feel Loved
Once you become a homeowner in Traditions of Braselton, you’ll be blessed to live in a community where the concept of family is celebrated at every stage of life. As Valentine’s Day approaches, it’s important to remember that the couple at the heart of each family deserves to be celebrated, too. Traditions of Braselton is delighted to tackle the role of Cupid for our prospective neighbors begging the question, “What’s a special way to let my better half know how very much they are loved and appreciated?”
Close to Home
Tranquility for Two
The Spa at Chateau Elan
In addition to a world class winery and a collection of distinctive eateries, Chateau Elan is home to a highly lauded Spa. The Spa at Chateau Elan offers an extensive menu of massages, facials, body treatments and more, including a collection of couples experiences. Their Decadent Duet is just one of your choices and involves an indulgent side-by-side Swedish Massage to start, followed by a relaxing candlelit bath in a deep soak, air-jet tub where you and your loved one can enjoy a bottle of bubbly and sumptuous chocolates. Lastly, you two can enjoy a relaxing and mindful dining experience at Fleur de Lis, overlooking the lake at the Chateau Elan Spa. View their full list of services and reserve your spa table at spa.chateauelan.com.
Steak with Sizzle
Cotton Calf Kitchen
They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Nestled in the heart of Braselton’s historic downtown, this contemporary American steakhouse offers a top-tier experience one might not expect from a small-town eatery. Dine by candlelight as you make your way through a bottle of wine and four delightful courses, each more decadent than the last. If steak is your “love language,” take your pick of a variety of dry-aged, prime cuts – but be sure to ask your server about the Chef’s Cut for the evening. Reservations for Valentine’s Day at Cotton Calf Kitchen are likely to go quickly, so don’t wait until the last minute to reserve your table online at cottoncalf.com.
A Unique Twist on Romance
Twisted Axes Throw House
Located in Braselton West at 2345 Thompson Mill Road, this fun outlet offers a fresh spin on the traditional date night. If axe throwing is a new experience for you and your sweetie, Twisted Axes offers coaching from its team of AxePerts to walk you through correct form and throwing techniques that will have you hitting the target in no time. To learn more and book your lane, visit twistedaxes.com.
Get Those Hearts Racing
Caffeine & Octane Lanier Raceway
From its spot along Hwy 53, you’re bound to hear countless couples rev their engines during the ultimate karting experience at Caffeine & Octane Lanier Raceway. Don a helmet and hop behind the wheel of a highly responsive Dino kart to determine which one of you truly IS the better half. Races are just $25 on Tuesdays – which just so happens to be the day that Valentine’s Day falls on for 2023. Check their full event calendar and book your race at caffeineandoctane.com/colanierraceway.
Take Aim at a Rarefied Romance
Tucked away at 7429 Spout Springs Road, this indoor gun range offers a different take on a classic date night. Offering 14 shooting lanes and a wide variety of pistols and rifles available for rent, Trigger Time presents an opportunity to showcase your sniper skills while sharing the thrills of firing a powerful weapon and hitting the target. Check out the range rates, rules and membership information at triggertime.org.
A Short Drive Away
Lakeside Love Affair
Legacy Lodge at Lanier Islands
While we all love our community and the two charming towns that flank it, it’s always nice to get a change of scenery. Especially when that scenery involves the glasslike surface of Lake Lanier. Legacy Lodge at Lanier Islands offers A Different World, Close to Home. Book a King Room or Deluxe Suite, start your evening with a handcrafted cocktail at L Bar, head to the lakeside LandShark Bar & Grill for a beach-themed meal, then cuddle up by one of the Islands’ many firepits before heading off to bed. To learn more and design your own experience, visit lanierislands.com.
A Night Away in Athens
The Graduate or Hotel Indigo in Downtown Athens
Two of your most romantic overnight destinations in the Classic City would have to be The Graduate or Hotel Indigo. Check in, dress for dinner and stroll to any one of Athens amazing downtown eateries, like The Porterhouse Grill, Osteria, Last Resort Grill, The National, South Kitchen + Bar and more. Pop into any one of Athens unique watering holes for a nightcap and – if you’re lucky – a little live music performed by a talented local artist. To plot your course for romance, go to www.visitathensga.com.
All Aglow Under the City Lights
If you’re up for a little more of a drive, Downtown Atlanta rarely disappoints! The Candler Hotel Atlanta, The Whitley – Atlanta Buckhead, Hotel Clermont, The Georgia Terrace, and Stonehurst Place Bed & Breakfast make TripAdvisor’s 2023 Top 5 most romantic hotels, while Atlanta Eats gives Aria, Lucian Books & Wine, Kimball House, Casi Cielo and Canoe its Top 5 nod at most romantic restaurants in Atlanta. No matter where you go, making reservations EARLY is a must in one of the South’s most vibrant cities.
From all of us here at Traditions of Braselton, we wish you and yours a Happy Valentine’s Day! We hope your love story brings you to our one-of-a-kind community! To learn about our builders and available homes, visit the Discovery Center at 401 Delaperriere Loop in Jefferson the next time you’re in our corner of the world. Our office hours are Monday – Saturday: 10am – 6pm and Sunday: 1pm – 6pm. Questions? Call us at 706-664-2830.