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  • Writer's pictureAline Gill

Grand Prize: A French Wine Country Getaway at Château Élan

If there’s one thing we can all agree on in 2020, it’s how important self-care is. We’ve all had to figure out what helps us get through the tough times. A warm bath perhaps, maybe a Zoom yoga class, followed by a healthy meal and a glass of red on top – these usually do the trick. But the truth is, sometimes we need to kick the self-care up a notch.

What if we turned the bath into a wet eucalyptus steam room? Or did yoga overlooking a serene lake instead of our computer wallpaper background? What if we had a chef preparing our gourmet meals for us, and everything we did was followed by a glass of red? Now, that’s more like it.

Château Élan is a destination winery and resort in North Georgia that probably means “treat yourself” in French, because it offers all of these things and more. Via a partnership between the fabulous property and Visit Braselton, you may enter for a chance to a 2-night getaway with a complimentary $200 resort credit to use throughout your stay, all valued at over $1,000.* Don’t miss this opportunity to nourish your soul with everything this sanctuary has to offer.

A Spa Mansion

The stunning architecture of the Château Élan Winery and Resort amidst the breathtaking foothills of North Georgia is probably enough to reset your nervous system alone. But the Spa at Château Élan helps too. It is located in its own private mansion on a beautiful lake, and if that’s not a metaphor for how they view self-care, than I don’t know what is. Complete with a dry Finnish Sauna, whirlpool, indoor saltwater swimming pool and wet eucalyptus steam room, this spa has all of the things you never knew you needed. Tennis, golf, yoga and fitness classes are all there to get you moving. And for those of us who could really use some help feeling rejuvenated, massage treatments, manicures, pedicures and facials are all available.

Delightful Food and Drinks

Château Élan gets it when it comes to food and drink. They know how to serve up some coffee just the way you like it at Le Petit Café, where you can sit by the fire and check your Wi-Fi for the day. They’ve got mindful cuisine at Fleur-de-Lis when you just want a healthy yet slightly fancy avocado toast. And they’ve got Marc Restaurant when you really need to fine wine and dine yourself. But they also get that sometimes, you just need to let loose into some casual pub vibes, which is why Braselton has other options, such as: Louis’ House of Bourbon, Paddy’s Irish Pub, and Sarazen’s Bar & Grille, just in case you feel like bar hopping without having to go too far.

Adult Classes and More

Learning something new is such a great way to get your mind off of the things that bog us down in 2020. And you really can’t go wrong when there’s wine, cheese and a charcuterie board involved. Château Élan hosts a wide range of fun adult classes like Sip and Swirl, where you can tap into your inner Picasso while tasting different wines for inspiration. Or there’s D.I.Wine – a class designed to teach you a new thing to do yourself. There’s even a Culinary Studio kitchen, where professional chefs share their secrets to making things taste like they came out of Gordon Ramsey’s kitchen. You’ll be sure to leave with some new skills and a more refined palate.

*Giveaway is subject to availability. Black-out dates may apply. Non-transferrable or redeemable for cash.

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