...French provincial style and Southern hospitality combine on 3,500 acres to produce Chateau Elan, another one of Georgia’s premiere leisure resorts. In France, weary travelers look forward to stopping at a country inn, knowing that a cozy fire, a comfortable room, friendly faces and a warm welcome await them.
Georgians can experience that same ambiance at the Inn at Chateau Elan. The Inn’s exterior design, with it’s pitch roof, wrought-iron detail, cornice moldings and window shutters, captures the feeling of a French country estate. The interior of each of it’s 277 deluxe guest rooms features luxurious, oversized tubs and separate showers, country French furnishings and all the modern amenities one could need.
Wine, Jelly, Golf & more...
The Georgia winery has received more than 350 awards since its first vintage was released in 1984. Chateau Elan’s Nouveau Georgia 2001 and Viognier Georgia Founder’s Reserve 2000 scored above 80 by Wine Spectator on a scale of 100. The Merlot Georgia Founder’s Reserve NV and Essence de Cabernet 2000 also were featured in the magazine’s 2002 issue on great values under $ 40.
Chateau Elan’s selections, as well as an assortment of local jellies and preserves, are available at an bright, airy faux-French marketplace on the grounds.
Visitors can also enjoy free winery tours and tasting
Besides a winery, Chateau Elan offers a European spa, an equestrian show center and 63 holes of championship golf on four courses - designed by golf legends Sam Snead, Kathy Whitworth and Gene Sarazen, a close friend of resort founders Donald and Nancy Panoz.
For those traveling with children, the Critter’s Club programm features arts and crafts, nature walks, storytelling and more.
For racing enthusiasts, Chatau Elan also has it’s own four- kilometer Grand Prix racetrack, Road Atlanta, and the Panoz High Performance Driving School.
100 Tour de France, Exit 48 on I-85, Braselton, GA