A rural setting with sophisticated services and amenities ... and a winery
Driving just 40 minutes from downtown Atlanta, you enter a world that seems familiar and yet straight out of the pages of the Loire Valley in France with its chateau-inspired architecture. Guest rooms are spacious and bright with an interior style that emulates elements of a French country estate. Updated in 2008, all guest rooms feature a cushy pillow top mattress, a lavish bathroom with separate shower and garden tub, as well as a large work desk, terry-cloth robes, high-speed Internet access and a 32-inch flat-screen TV. Of the 276 rooms, 25 are suites and seventeen are ADA designed. Oversized tubs in the generous baths, large work desks, mini-fridges and coffeemakers are standard. All rooms are nonsmoking. Luxurious resort facilities include a spa, tennis courts and golf course, and activities can include cooking classes. A café offers casual dining, while elegant meals are served in Versailles restaurant and at Le Clos (weekends only), where a multi-course prix fixe dining experience awaits just 28 guests. L'Auberge lounge is popular for on-site socializing. Brought over from Ireland, an authentic Irish pub offers casual fare in the late afternoons and evenings, and the Golf Grille, serving breakfast and lunch, is located in the golf center. The vineyard produces white and red wines from both classic grape varieties and the Southern specialty Muscadine grape.