Nestled in the southernmost foothills of the Appalachians, Callaway Gardens is a 13,000-acre destination south of Atlanta that has been offering guests breathtaking vistas and a peaceful environment amidst nature for more than 50 years.
Callaway Gardens is the first resort in the Southeast to embrace wind energy and offsets its electricity usage with renewable energy with 21,000,000-kilowatt hours of renewable energy credits (RECs) from Renewable Choice Energy – a renewable energy and carbon-offset provider.
Reflecting the appreciation of the environment, the luxurious Lodge and Spa is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified and provides all natural bath products in the guest rooms and suites. The Lodge and Spa even utilizes refillable dispensers – saving nearly 200,000 plastic containers each year – and housekeeping chemicals that are certified as “green” by the GreenSeal Organization as well as replacing each and every light bulb with compact florescent bulbs.
Think rustic Ralph Lauren and you’ll get the picture–inviting balconies overlooking a soothing freeform pool, outdoor crackling stone fireplaces or the blooming gardens featuring the season’s flora, allow guests to retreat in a natural setting.
As part of Callaway Gardens’ mission to “provide a better understanding of the living world,” the destination offers classes including growing azaleas, herb gardening, bird watching, butterfly gardening and attracting bluebirds. Discovery programs also include trail hikes, environmental education sessions for school children and teacher workshops. Programs are offered year-round and a schedule of events is available online at http://www.callawaygardens.com/events.aspx.
Located directly in the Lodge and scientifically named after Callaway Gardens’ signature flower, the plumleaf azalea, Spa Prunifolia offers Naturopathica® massages and facials infused with herbs, fruits, flowers and plants grown and extracted from the soil and trees at Callaway Gardens craft a “back to botanicals” journey, harmonizing nature’s elements and a luxury spa experience.
To learn more about Callaway Gardens you can visit Callawaygardens.com or call 1.800.CALLAWAY.