Escape to Serenbe

Sometimes life can be very busy and maybe you are looking to escape the daily grind. Whether it’s a family retreat, a couples getaway, or a weekend with the gals, Serenbe and Serenbe Inn is the perfect place to escape the busy city life!

Serenbe Inn

Serenbe is conveniently located within an hour of Atlanta and about 25 minutes from the airport.

Where to Stay:

Stay in a historic Farmhouse, a cozy cottage, a community home, or a wellness retreat.  We are a family of six, so we stayed in a larger townhouse named The Haven.

It was centrally located to most places in Serenbe, so we did a lot of work. No worries if you don’t want to walk there are golf carts and bikes to help you travel faster. We don’t mind going on foot so it was the perfect spot for our family.

The Haven Serenbe InnHaven HouseWhere to Eat:

The Farmhouse

If you stay through Serenbe Inn properties, breakfast is included from The Farmhouse. My family loves a good breakfast, and we are still talking about this wonderful meal! They serve lunch and dinner service as well.

“One of Atlanta’s original farm-to-table restaurants serves regional cuisine using locally grown, organic ingredients from the restaurant’s own garden as well as from the Serenbe Farms, nearby farmers, and artisanal producers. The menu changes monthly to highlight the freshest, seasonal ingredients available. The atmosphere is casual while still maintaining the fine-dining standards of service that patrons appreciate. Guests are seated in what served as the summer dining room when the Inn’s main house was the Nygrens’ personal home. The intimacy of its days as a family dining room can still be felt today. Private dining, a lyrical wrap porch, and a main dining room are available seating.”

Blue Eyed Daisy Bakeshop

After a day of exploring the outdoors, we walked to Blue Eyed Daisy Bakeshop for a late lunch. We had a mix of burgers, sandwiches, and pasta salad, everyone declared it to be delicious. The building is really neat inside, and we enjoyed the intimate yet open feel of the bakeshop.

Blue Eyed Daisy“Founded on a belief that good food shared with friends and strangers can be a driving force behind fostering community and communication. The Daisy is no stranger to accolades; shortly after it opened, the bakeshop earned a designation as the smallest Silver LEED-certified building in the U.S. And in 2012, in-house pastry chef Candi Pittman was declared the winner of the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars.”

Halsa

On our first day of arrival, we had a casual dinner at Halsa. Halsa has fresh ingredients and a nice patio to enjoy your meal. We had tuna bowls and the kids enjoyed some fresh tacos. The drinks were on point, and we had a lovely meal sitting outside enjoying the nice weather. They have juices, smoothies, wine, beer, and cocktails.

Halsa drink“The vegetable-forward menu by Chef Nicolas Bour uses grains, proteins, and local ingredients and includes healthy options, like build-your-own-bowls, freshly-squeezed seasonal juices, and baked breads, plus artisanal sandwiches, soups, and Swedish-inspired dishes.”

The Hill

On the last night, we were a bit tired from all our exploring so we ordered a pizza online at The Hill. We walked down to pick up and had some yummy drinks at the bar. The menu ranges from pizza to heavier fresh entrees.

“The Hill offers farm fresh cuisine in a warm, gracious atmosphere. Focusing on a locally sourced menu including organic vegetables from Serenbe Farms with a carefully selected wine, beer, and cocktail menu.”

The Hill offers dinner and weekend brunch with a carefully selected wine, beer and cocktail menu.

Where to Explore:

Serenbe Farms

Serenbe Farm ToursMy kids loved the behind-the-scenes tour, and Ian was great and very knowledgeable.

Serenbe Farms is a small, diversified certified organic farm located in the Serenbe community and surrounded by the rural oasis of the Chattahoochee Hill Country, just 30 miles southwest of Atlanta.

Serenbe GreenhouseLearn how Serenbe Farms uses sustainable practices to grow and harvest more than 300 varieties of heirloom and hybrid vegetables, herbs, and flowers. They harvest more than 60,000 lbs of produce a year to feed the Serenbe Community!

Serenbe Farm Tour LilahAll Saturdays at 2:30 pm

Tickets $15 (Children under 3 free)

Access parking through the main Serenbe Farms entrance at 8715 Atlanta-Newnan Road OR park on Serenbe Lane in Grange to come through the neighborhood entrance.

Feed the Animals

Serenbe feed the animalsWe had so much fun seeing all the animals on the farm and getting to feed them!

Complimentary feed is provided at Guest Services for Registered Inn Guests to engage with the many animals at the Inn’s Animal Village.

Serenbe Goat

My kids thought this was a fun activity to find their way out of the labyrinth.

labyrinth Serenbelabyrinth Serenbe*Walk the beautiful stone labyrinth by the lake.

Trails

We explored the trails and very manageable for all ages! Bonus there is a fun playhouse in the woods off one trail.

Serenbe TrailsSerenbe treehouseSerenbe has 16 miles of nature trails that are private for residents and guests. There are creeks and streams, a waterfall as well as old mill ruins, and a grandfather tree.

Horseback Riding

We were very excited for my oldest to try this but got rained out. Hoping to try this next time we visit. (For ages 12+)

Experience the rolling hills of Serenbe through a guided trail ride through Serenbe Trail Riding. All experience levels are welcomed.

Goat Yoga

Spend your morning outside immersed in nature doing yoga with sweet Nigerian Dwarf Goats.

Spa Treatment

My husband surprised me with a massage at the spa, and it was perfect to start off a relaxing morning.

The Spa offers various services from facials, body treatments, massage therapy, reflexology, and more…In-Room treatments are also available.

Chess

Why sit and play chess when you can become one with the pieces? A fun way to play, just outside The Inn Main House.

Serenbe ChessThere’s so much to choose from, and plenty of outdoor and nature options. Make your next trip to Serenbe, you won’t regret it!

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Natalie
Natalie has been married to her college sweetheart for 15 years and before children they traveled as much as their work schedules would allow. After working as a financial manager for six years, she welcomed her first son in 2010 and began a journey as a stay-at-home mom. Two years later she added another baby boy, to make them a family of four. In 2013, she launched the Knoxville Moms and started working from home while trying to find a balance of raising her family. In June 2016, she added their third boy to their crazy crew as well as launching the Chattanooga Moms just a few months before his arrival. 2017 proved to be an even bigger year of change as they added pink to their household and welcomed their first daughter to make them a family of six. In June of 2021 she became co-owner of Atlanta Mom and in March 2022 she took over ownership of Nashville Moms. When she's not chasing the kids or stepping on Legos, you can find her enjoying a cup of coffee, reading a good book, and dreaming about her toes in the sand. She enjoys meeting new people and enjoys connecting the moms of Atlanta with the community of Atlanta Moms and local resources. Be sure to check out her other sites in Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville.