Callaway Gardens – Pine Mountain, Georgia
Part nature preserve, part vacation resort, Callaway Gardens is a spectacular 35,000-square-foot complex nestled on 13,000 acres of beautiful Georgia countryside in the Appalachian Mountains. Home of the world’s largest azalea display, one of North America’s biggest butterfly conservatories.
The gardens are also home to a magnificent vegetable garden where PBS’ “The Victory Garden” is filmed, this Georgia retreat also offers a full range of fun activities and exceptional amenities, making Callaway the perfect destination for family vacations or romantic getaways. Plus, our comprehensive conference center provides facilities for trade shows and corporate events – all in an exquisite Georgia garden setting.
There are 10 restaurants along with opportunities for shopping so you can enjoy the experience without having to go out and find what you are looking for, it’s right there. The Virginia Hand Callaway Discovery Center, Birds of Prey shows, Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, John A. Sibley Horticultural Center, Mr. Cason’s Vegetable Garden, Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl, Overlook Garden, and miles of nature trails showcase the beauty of nature. There is even a 10 mile Discover Bike Trail that will give you a chance to sightsee along with getting some exercise.
With first-class facilities, a fully-equipped conference center, and on-site professional planning services, Callaway Gardens helps you get down to business. Whether you need a boardroom or a meeting amphitheater, day accommodations, or overnight lodging, take advantage of affordable business packages for your next corporate event or retreat.
Nothing soothes your soul like the beauty of nature – but Spa Prunifolia at The Lodge at Callaway Gardens comes close. Our luxurious spa takes Southern hospitality to new heights, blending superior service with lavish amenities. Indulge in relaxing therapies like Swedish massage and reflexology, or enjoy custom-prepared facials, wraps, and scrubs at this garden oasis.
Skip the theme parks and enjoy a real family adventure at Callaway Gardens! Chase butterflies in our enclosed conservatory, get personal with birds of prey at our outdoor free-flight show or soak up the Georgia sunshine on our white sand beach. With outdoor activities like tennis, bicycling, miniature golf, hiking, and more, the family fun never ends!
Superbly designed and meticulously maintained, Callaway Gardens’ golf courses challenge golfers of every skill level. Test your stroke on the Mountain View Championship Golf Course, take in stunning scenery on the Lake View links, or perfect your swing at the 26 acre Twin Oaks Golf Practice Facility. Group and individual golf packages are available.
Callaway Gardens is home to 4,610 acres of sustainably managed land dedicated to biological studies and environmental education programs. Focused on conservation, habitat management, sustainable forestry and watershed protection, this preserve operates as a model of responsible land and wildlife stewardship.
A year-round destination, Callaway Gardens blooms in every season. Each spring, the Azalea Bowl bursts with more than 3,400 hybrid azaleas, and the vegetable garden buzzes from planting to harvest. Natural trails also thrive perennially, showcasing summer-blooming plum leaf azaleas on the Wildflower Trail and festive winter foliage on the Holly Trail. Plus, Georgia favorites like the July 4th Star Spangled Beach Party and the Fantasy in Lights holiday spectacular can’t be missed!
Callaway Gardens offers four distinctive lodging options for your family vacation, romantic retreat, or business event. Choose comfortable rooms at the Mountain Creek Inn or luxurious accommodations at the Lodge and Spa. The Southern Pine Cottages offer two bedrooms for more space and privacy, while the generously appointed Mountain Creek Villas include up to four bedrooms, living and dining areas, laundry facilities, and more. Call 1-800-CALLAWAY for reservations.
To visit the Gardens you should know the following:
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Sunday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Additional Info: Gate Hours from Labor Day to mid-March are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Adult:$18.00 – $25.00
- Children (6-12):$9.00 – $12.50
- Children 5 and under:FREE
- Senior (65+):$15.00 – $25.00
Additional Fee Info: The higher price of the ranges apply to Special Events such as Celebrate Spring! weekends and the week of 4/5-9/2010; Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament; July 4th Star Spangled Beach Party; and Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival.
The butterfly exhibit is most active between 10 and 2 so you may want to make sure you are there at these times.