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Chateau Elan

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Chateau Elan offers a taste of Old World Europe just 40 minutes outside of Atlanta, Georgia


Chateau Elan

The Presidential Suite at Chateau Elan in Atlanta, Georgia

Although Château Élan is located just 40 minutes north of Atlanta, it feels a world apart from the big city. The inn has been fashioned after a quintessential French château, offering a taste of Old World Europe in the heart of the Deep South. The property boasts 200 acres of vineyards, a 42,000-square-foot winery (often used for social events), seven restaurants including the elegant Le Clos, and The Culinary Studio by Viking, offering weekend cooking classes. Daily guided tours are a great way to get to know the vineyards, while in-depth experiences include Meet the Winemaker tours with private tastings. As for those who want a memento of their visit to savor after they have returned home, custom wine labels can be created.

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