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Celebrate Love in Ellijay this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and love is in the air.

Let’s start with a love story…

Just northwest of Ellijay, is a gorgeous state park with a romantic twist. Fort Mountain State Park may be best known for its mysterious rock wall, but only those with a keen eye will find its heart-shaped stone. It’s the perfect destination for active couples.

During the Great Depression, the Civilian Conservation Corps was tasked with building a 38-foot fire tower atop Fort Mountain. A young stone mason named Arnold Bailey led the team while missing his sweetheart back home. To show his love, he carved a heart-shaped stone and centered it above a window. His romantic gesture must have won Margaret Reece’s heart, because they were married 59 years until his death in 1994. Source: ExploreGeorgia & Georgia State Parks

Romantic Getaways

While at Fort Mountain State Park, you could rent one of their romantic cabins or book your romantic package at the nearby Overlook Inn.

If you want to rent a cabin for the weekend, Blue Sky Cabin Rentals has a Valentine’s Day add on special including a dozen roses, flower petal setup to the master bedroom, sparkling cider, and a box of chocolates.*

The Martyn House, a unique bed and breakfast, perfect for get-away weekends, is also offering a Valentine’s weekend special. The weekend special includes a 2-night stay at The Martyn House Farm in either The Studio or  The Farmhouse. The package includes a lovely Valentine gift basket upon arrival, a hearty breakfast Saturday morning at The Farm, and Sunday morning enjoy breakfast at The Martyn House In Town Coffeehouse. A romantic dinner for two Saturday evening hosted by ‘Savour The Moment Food & Wine Club at The Martyn House In Towne Speakeasy is also included.*

On Valentine’s Day Forrest Hills Resort just east of Ellijay is offering a special elopement package, if you want to tie the knot and make this Valentine’s Day a date to remember.*


Our Cartecay Vineyards and Fainting Goat Vineyards are ready to host you for a special evening of wine and chocolates. Engelheim Vineyards will be hosting their annual Valentine’s Dinner including a four course meal and wine pairing*. Chateau Meichtry will also have live music and tastings.

Dinner for Two

Lee’s on River Street at the 1907 in Downtown Ellijay will also be hosting a special dinner including a three course meal with four entree’s to choose from including Chilean Sea Bass, Grilled Lamb Chops, or their famous Filet with Lobster Surf and Turf*.

Plan a Special Date

On Valentine’s Day, grab your special someone and head over to Southern Flare Antiques & Interiors and enjoy a special class where you can refinish a side table or ottoman together and you will leave with a great piece of furniture that you created together.*

See a movie at our favorite movie theater, East Towne Cinemas. Beginning February 10 they will be showing Space Between Us or make it a family date and see Lego Batman.

On February 11 the American Legion is hosting a special Valentine’s Dance with live music from Kharisma Jazzmatic Funk and a special menu for the event.

Enjoy a Daddy-Daughter Date, Abby’s Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt will be hosting a Daddy-Daughter Date night on February 11. RSVP in advance for a special discount on their pink and green cups.*

Also, on February 11, Mercier Orchards will be hosting a children’s bakery class. Kids can make sugar cookies and chocolate suckers for themselves or a special loved one.*

Find the Perfect Gift

Small Batch Gardens has a sweetheart special, you can purchase a hand knitted heart shaped sachet filled with organic cotton and pair it with an essential oil of your choice from their current line.

Make your romantic day a more memorable one by visiting North Georgia Diamond or Andy’s Jewelers and let them help you find the perfect gift.

What is Valentine’s Day without flowers? Hometown Florist can help you with the perfect arrangement for your special valentine.

Still unsure what the perfect gift might be? Shop local and pick a gift certificate, the gift that keeps on giving.

Whether you are planning a trip to Ellijay or you are showing your love for local, these options are sure to make this Valentine’s Day special.

*Requires Reservations or Tickets in advance
All events and specials are subject to change without notice. 

Enjoy your Valentine’s Day, but don’t forget to tag us…
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