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Celebrate Love in Ellijay this Valentine's Day

Categories // Explore the Ellijays, Explore Downtown Ellijay, Food & Wine, Attractions & Things To Do

Pick Ellijay for Valentine's Day! It is just around the corner and love is in the air.

Let's start with a love story...

heart-scale-1400-729-90 Celebrate Love in Ellijay this Valentine's Day - Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce

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

On Saturday February 16 from 2-3pm a ranger will open the tower for tours followed by a hike around the pre-historic stone wall and West Overlook Trail close to the tower. 

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, most cabin rentals offer concierge services including flowers, wine, chocolates all available at your beautiful mountian retreat when you arrive.

Vineyards

On February 14-17 Fainting Goat Vineyards will have red wine hot coffee and cheesecakes for two, along with their live music. 

Cartecay Vineyards invites you to come and enjoy a wine tasting, which includes their port style dessert wine, Chimney Delight, with a Chocolate Tulip Cup from February 9-18. They will also have live music both weekends.

Chateau Meichtry will be hosting their Annual Valentine's Italian Dinner Night on February 15. Includes a four course dinner catered dinner served family style, a bottle of wine of your choice, a souvenir glass and live music with Christian Jones. Tickets are $120/couple or $75/individual.* 

Dinner for Two

The SmokeHouse Country Grill will be doing a Valentine's Day Dinner for just $16.95. You will have your choice of 8oz Flat Iron Steak or 1/2 Rack of Ribs. This will be served with your choice of two sides, texas toast, and a side salad. Also enjoy red velvet cake or sugar free chocolate pound cake. 

Plan a Special Date

After a delicious dinner for two, see a movie at our favorite movie theater, Mountain Cinemas.

On Valentine's Day, grab your special someone and head over to Southern Flare Antiques & Interiors and enjoy one of two crafty classes. On February 15 enjoy a BohoChic Upcycle Workshop or on February 16 take part in the Barn Quilt Painting Workshop. 

On February 15 live acoustic blends will be happening at the George Link Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse. This jam session is open to the public. 

Take your valentine out for an adventure ride, Appalachian Trail Rides are open everyday and would love to take you on a beautiful horseback ride through the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Abby's Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt is hosting "Be Mine" Valentine's Day Couples event on February 14. They invite you and your signifcant other to Abby's for a special after hours event with music and a sweet treat. *

On February 16, purchase tickets for the 7th Annual GHS Jazz Cats Dinner and Valentine's Dance. The event features music by the Gilmer High School Jazz Cats, Dancing, Dinner and a Silent Auction.*

Find the Perfect Gift

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

What is Valentine's Day without flowers? Hometown Florist & Mountaintown Floral and Gifts 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... #pickellijay