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Contributed photo / The Hill's farm-fresh seasonal menu ranges from savory pies to simple salads to oysters Rockefeller.

An idyllic farm escape just outside of Atlanta, this planned community located within the city of Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia, is focused on wellness and connecting with nature. Serenbe blends small-town charm with amenities like fine restaurants and arts offerings that are typically only found in larger cities.

Boasting its own organic farm as well as 1,200 acres of preserved forestland, the walkable community features 15 miles of scenic trails, as well as shops, art galleries, a farmers market and outdoor performances. It's an easy day trip or night away from Chattanooga if you're looking to unwind in the Georgia countryside with farm-fresh dining, outdoor activities and baby farm animals.

 

WHAT TO DO

Serenbe Trailriding

10950 Hutchesons Ferry Road

770-463-2610

serenbetrailriding.com

On horseback is an ideal way to see the countryside at Serenbe. Trail rides for guests age 12 and up are available daily in the morning and afternoon.

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Contributed photo / Trail rides are one of the best ways to explore the 1,200 acres of preserved forestland and scenic trails.

 

Spa at Serenbe

11090 Serenbe Lane, Ste. 210

770-463-0880

spaatserenbe.com

What better way to complement your relaxing stay in Serenbe than with a visit to the spa? You'll find typical treatments such as massages and facials, along with more unique offerings like Reiki and astrological counseling.

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Contributed photo / The Spa at Serenbe features unexpected offerings like astrological counseling among routine ones like facials.

 

Goat yoga

The Inn at Serenbe Animal Village

10950 Hutchesons Ferry Road

404-954-2327

serenbeyoga.com

Experience goat yoga with Nigerian Dwarf goats surrounded by the serene natural environment of Serenbe. Follow your laugh-filled workout with a mimosa (included). Available Saturdays and Sundays March-October. Must be at least 15 years old and weigh over 95 pounds for safety reasons.

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Contriubted photo / Among Serenbe Yoga + Bodyworks' regular offerings is goat yoga.

 

WHERE TO EAT

The Farmhouse

10950 Hutchesons Ferry Road

770-463-2622

serenbefarmhouse.com

The menu changes weekly at this farm-to-table restaurant with a casual atmosphere and the type of service you'd expect from a fine dining establishment. Dishes are made using seasonal ingredients from the community's organic farm. Sip a cocktail on The Farmhouse's wraparound porch, and if you're there on the weekend, be sure to try the restaurant's famous fried chicken lunch.

 

The Hill

9110 Selborne Lane, Ste. 110

770-463-6040

thehillserenbe.com

Known for its brunch and wine selection, The Hill serves a locally sourced menu including elevated casual fare along with pizza, flatbreads and burgers.

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Contributed photo / The Hill's farm-fresh seasonal menu ranges from savory pies to simple salads to oysters Rockefeller.

 

Halsa

1190 Serenbe Lane

678-345-0999

halsarestaurant.com

Halsa's veggie-focused menu features unique combos like Brussels sprouts tacos, as well as build-your-own bowls and Scandinavian-inspired dishes. You'll also find juices, smoothies and sandwiches on bread baked daily in-house. Grab a table on the outdoor patio to take in the community's ambiance with your meal.

 

WHERE TO STAY

The Inn at Serenbe

10950 Hutchesons Ferry Road

770-463-2610

serenbeinn.com

This upscale inn offers 27 rooms spread between a 1905 farmhouse and a handful of guesthouses scattered around the 36-acre farm. Naturally, a stay includes a farm-fresh breakfast. Then, spend your day lounging by the inn's outdoor pool or taking advantage of the community's myriad activities, from bike rentals to the chance to explore the labyrinth by the lake.

If you're craving more privacy, one- to eight-bedroom homes are available for rent in the community through the inn.

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Contributed photo / The Inn at Serenbe is an escape from both time and place.
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