Listed in GEORGIA
- 100 Rue Charlemagne Drive, Braselton, GA 30517, USA
- 678/425-6064 or 800/233-WINE (9463)
Château Élan began life as a vineyard in the rich soil of Georgia just 30 minutes north of Atlanta. Soon, however, people began visiting for more than the award-winning wines. The lush gardens, the 16th-century French-style chateau, excellent food, as well as the wine, became attractions.
Today, Château Élan is an even more popular luxury Inn boasting 63 holes of professional golf, acres of softly rolling land, a full service spa, a culinary studio, fine dining, a full production winery, a wine market, tennis, biking, nature trails, swimming, a pavilion for weddings, celebrations, and special events, and much more.
The Inn offers 274 deluxe guest rooms, including 22 suites, and 17 ADA accessible rooms and a 2,000 square foot presidential suite.
The Spa at Chateau Elan
Nestled amidst all the charm and splendor is the intimate Spa at Chateau Elan. This full-service European-style health spa offers guests an escape from the stress of daily life and continues the tradition of restorative stress management, preventive health care, and responsible body maintenance. Day guests are welcome to book services in the spa.
The luxurious North Atlanta Spa features a range of Spa Services in addition to 14 luxurious overnight guest rooms, plus the healthy Fleur-de-Lis restaurant to dine at. The Spa also hosts Group Events, private Spa Parties or Sparty, and offers a Spa Loyalty Program for special spa savings.
Restaurants and Fine Dining
Chefs at Château Élan’s seven distinctive restaurants present an array of international and regional American culinary dishes. Settings ranging from classic French dining at Le Clos, casual bistro style foods at Cafe Élan, sumptuous buffet and a la carte fare at Versailles or, of course, there is always the spirited ambiance of the authentic Paddy’s Irish Pub. Elegant Spa dining featuring healthful foods at Fleur-de-Lis. Great golfer’s fare can be found at the Clubhouse Grille. For a relaxed atmosphere at the Inn, visit the L’Auberge lounge with a bar and pool tables.
The Winery itself houses both casual and fine dining restaurants, the Wine Market for shopping, an Art Gallery, Meeting Rooms, and the production facilities of which are part of the Wine Tours & Tastings.
The Château Élan Golf Club: North Atlanta’s Best Golf Courses. Château Élan offers a total of 64 holes of golf. Our public courses, Château and Woodlands, are located in Gwinnett County and minutes from the Mall of Georgia. The Par 3, 9-hole Executive walking course, adjacent to the Inn, is ideal for a short-game break on your weekend or meeting schedule. The Legends is a private club that gracefully winds through the heart of Château Élan.
Château Élan has partnered with golfing professional Dave Pelz to offer his unique approach to golf instruction in Georgia through the Dave Pelz Golf School program.
Tennis, Swimming, and Equestrian
The Stan Smith designed Tennis Center offers 7 tennis courts, and Tennis Lessons. Both the Spa and Inn feature swimming pools. The covered outdoor Equestrian Show Center hosts various shows throughout the year. It also is superb event space for group events.
A variety of wedding ceremony and reception venues are available at Château Élan. Featuring Intimate Wedding and Vow Renewal packages, Afternoon in Bordeaux package, and luxurious afternoon and evening weddings both indoor and overlooking the vineyards.
This year, I decided that the holiday season was absolutely NOT going to be a stress-fest for me. So, immediately prior to Thanksgiving in November 2002, I signed up for a four-day, three-night stay at the Chateau Elan in Georgia.
The special included in excess of a dozen spa services over the period, accommodations, meals, taxes and gratuities. This was my first time at a “stay” spa. What a wonderful experience!
The staff was friendly and unruffled by special requests, the rooms were spacious and beautiful, the food was tasty and pleasing to the eye. I had access to the full facilities at the spa, and participated in stretching and yoga classes, had a comprehensive fitness evaluation, and enjoyed relaxing in the whirlpool that overlooked the grounds, which included a pond.
I loved the waiting area for spa services (the staff was very prompt with the appointments) which included a “quiet room” featuring some VERY comfortable chaises, soft music, and a view of the woods.
The facility offered shuttle service to the adjoining inn and winery, which I used sparingly since I enjoyed walking (I was lucky, the weather was great!) on the grounds, which include a nice nature trail. There was also a daily complementary shuttle to shopping areas, but I didn’t want to leave the grounds myself.
All in all, I was VERY pleased and will return whenever time and budget permits. There’s nothing better than sleeping late, eating breakfast in a comfy spa robe, and getting pampered all day!
(Originally submitted to Spa Index by Reader Laura Y in January 2003)
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