PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- 11Alive's Karyn Greer took a One Tank Trip to Callaway Gardens, located roughly an hour and a half southwest of Atlanta.
A jewel nestled in the southern hills of Pine Mountain, the founders created it to be a place where man and nature live together.
Callaway Gardens started in May, 1952, and offers all sorts of accommodations. The Mountain Creek Inn is right on the property, and there's the Lodge and Spa at Callaway. It's part of Marriott's Autograph Collection.
The Lodge is great, and it's an ideal stop for families. The restaurant at the Lodge serves food grown locally, like their pimento cheese balls.
It's all about families here, where they can bike, go canoeing, fish, play tennis or golf. Another big draw for the 750,000 who visit each year is the Discovery Center and the Day Butterfly Center.
The butterfly conservatory is one of the biggest in North America, offering the ability to sit and enjoy the peaceful environment where the butterflies roam freely.
From the serenity of the butterflies to the adventure of tubing and wakeboarding, there's something for everyone at Callaway.
The newest attraction at the 6,500-acre resort complex is the TreeTop Adventure, a course where you get up in the trees and follow a self-guided path with a zip line ride at the end.
After a nice, long day, Karyn visited the Spa and checked out Callaway's 'Garden Bliss' package. The package includes overnight accommodations, a spa treatment, a fresh lunch, walking maps of the gardens and a copy of the recipe book "Flavors of the Gardens."
With all the natural surroundings, the bustle of the city is far from thought.
To get your special 20 percent discount, make reservations online at Callaway Lodge and Spa and use the Booking Code LCCW.
The offer is available Sunday - Thursday, based on availability.
Callaway Gardens is the place where moms, dads and the kids can get away, enjoy each other and not stray too far from home.
Each week we share ideas of trips that only cost one tank of gas.
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