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 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.
Where to Eat:
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.”
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.
“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.”
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.
“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.”
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:
My 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.
Learn 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!
All 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.
We 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.
My kids thought this was a fun activity to find their way out of the labyrinth.
*Walk the beautiful stone labyrinth by the lake.
We explored the trails and very manageable for all ages! Bonus there is a fun playhouse in the woods off one trail.
Serenbe 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.
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.
Spend your morning outside immersed in nature doing yoga with sweet Nigerian Dwarf Goats.
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.
Why sit and play chess when you can become one with the pieces? A fun way to play, just outside The Inn Main House.