I had my bachelorette weekend with nine of my closest friends in Blue Ridge, Georgia in early March! I love Blue Ridge: it’s located in the north Georgia mountains and there is no shortage of things to do. Most of our group are living in Georgia, so it wasn’t too far for any of us to get there.

We opted to book an awesome cabin rental through Airbnb. The place we chose has amazing mountain views, and it was also only about five minutes from downtown!

The theme for the weekend was Mel’s Last Hoedown. We went all out with our western gear and my friends got the most adorable decor!


Around half of us arrived the first evening and hung out at the cabin. We made a yummy charcuterie board and spent most of the evening in the hot tub with some wine. It was the perfect intro to the weekend!


Go for a hike or hang at the cabin

We were planning to go for a hike nearby, but the weather on Friday was cold and rainy. It ended up being really nice to spend some more time at the cabin as people arrived. It was great weather to hang out in the hot tub!

Explore downtown Blue Ridge

For the afternoon, I recommend getting lunch in town and then walking around and shopping in some of the adorable boutiques. 

Visit Grumpy Old Men Brewing

When you’re ready to have some drinks, head to Grumpy Old Men, a rustic brewery with yummy beers. It was the perfect setting to be able to chat and drink. And we fit in perfectly with our western theme!

We headed back to the cabin for a couple hours to get ready for dinner, have some more drinks, and meet friends who weren’t able to arrive until after work. 

Dinner at Black Sheep Restaurant

We had made a dinner reservation for 8pm a couple weeks in advance. We ate at Black Sheep Restaurant, which is one of my restaurants in town. They weren’t quite ready for us when we arrived, so we got drinks at the bar first. They seated us out in their patio area, which was fortunately covered since it was still cold that evening. I got the shrimp pasta and it was delicious.

There aren’t a lot of late-night hang outs in town (which was okay with us), so we headed back to the cabin to hang out the rest of the night.


We started the day with breakfast at our cabin before heading out for the day. I was very excited to go on a wine tour with Grape Escape Wine Adventures.

Wine Tour

The tour driver met our group and a few other groups in a parking lot just outside of the downtown area at 11am. The tour cost about $115 per person and included transportation for the day, lunch, and small tastings at three wineries in Ellijay. 

Once we got on the bus, our driver gave us the spiel about what to expect for the day. She made it clear she wanted us to have a good time.

Lunch at Southern Charm

We started the tour with lunch at the restaurant called Southern Charm in downtown Blue Ridge. We had all chosen our entree and side ahead of time, so the food came out quickly once we were seated. The food was very good. 

Chateau Meichtry Winery

The first winery was Chateau Meichtry, in Ellijay. Ellijay is located about 30 minutes south of Blue Ridge. For this reason, it was really nice to not have to worry about driving. The winery is really pretty and they have Highland cows you can see! We started with our tasting, for which we could pick any six wines off their menu. I got one glass after the tasting and poured it into my wine tumbler I’d brought with me. I was glad I brought it because then I could take it on the bus to drink between wineries if I didn’t have a chance to finish before we left. After we got our drinks we checked out the vineyard and the cows. We loaded back up on the bus after about 1.5 hours here.

Ott Vineyards

The next winery is one of my favorites in the area. It’s only about a five-minute drive from Chateau Meichtry. Ott Vineyards has one of the best mountain views of the wineries in Ellijay. The wine is also very good! They typically have live music on Fridays through Sundays. We had pre-selected which four wines we wanted here from the full menu at lunch, so they delivered our choices to each of us when we arrived and got seated. The weather started getting really nice at that point, so we moved outside to enjoy our wine. A lot of us got wine slushies here after we finished our tasting.

Grapes and Ladders Vineyards

Our last winery was about 15 minutes from Ott. Everyone was definitely feeling the wine at that point! We’d become friends with the other groups on the bus and had a dance party on the ride to Grapes and Ladders. Our group sat outside and loved listening to the live music. They had wine slushies here too! They also had a hot dog food truck, which was perfect after a long day of drinking. We were dropped off at our cars in the parking lot around 6pm. 

Dinner at the cabin

We were excited to get back to the cabin, soak in the hot tub, and then make some tacos for dinner that night. 

I truly had the best weekend with my besties! I would certainly recommend this bachelorette weekend plan if you love wine and the mountains!

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