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A romantic getaway in the Artland

Need plans for Valentine’s Day? Start planning your trip to the Artland of Georgia for a romantic getaway. From luxury lodging, fine dining, and fascinating art excursions, Watkinsville is the perfect Valentine’s Day getaway for you and your partner.

A Luxury Stay

A cozy and secluded Ashford Manor dressed in snow.

Located in the heart of Downtown Watkinsville, the Ashford Manor Bed & Breakfast is the perfect combination of seclusion and accessibility. The Ashford Manor sits behind a privacy wall on four acres of land along Main Street. You and your partner can spend a relaxing time on the property that includes the 1893 Victorian-style manor, a cottage, gardens, and open woods. The Ashford Manor is also walking distance to the open greenspace of Watkinsville Woods and a variety of dining options and specialty shops.

Explore the Artland

 

Spectators interact with art pieces featured in the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation’s Resonance: A Bi-Sensory Art Exhibition.

Just a short walk from the Ashford Manor, Ground Up Glassworks will host a Valentine’s Day Glassblowing Date Night during Valentine’s Day Weekend on Friday and Saturday, February 9 and 10, and on Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, February 14. Enjoy a romantic and creative experience with your partner as you create glass art led by local artists.

Also in Downtown Watkinsville, enjoy an interactive art exhibition at the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation’s bi-sensory exhibit, Resonance. The art show brings a new and unique experience to the Artland of Georgia as it pairs art with sound! Bring your smartphones and earbuds to enjoy this fascinating exhibit. For more art experiences, click here.

Wine & Dine

 

A fine dining experience at Chops Hops.

Also walking distance from the Ashford Manor is a dozen restaurants. Enjoy a late, romantic dinner at Pour Restaurant & Bar, Chops & Hops, or Girasoles. Pair the restaurants’ extensive selections of beer and wine with dishes like Chops & Hops’ Brasstown Beef Steak and Pour Restaurant & Bar’s Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes. At Girasoles, choose from a variety of Mediterranean dishes or order off-menu courtesy of Chef Jose!

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