Nowadays society is glued to its cell phones, iPads, social media and electronic devices, but The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens, located in the heart of middle Georgia—80 miles southwest of Atlanta—wants to help guests unplug with a digital detox and once again reconnect face-to-face.
The Power Down program invites summer guests to stash away their devices in exchange for a digital-free, unplugged experience in a natural setting. Package includes lodge-style deluxe accommodations; a picnic for two; and access to the gardens, which offer a variety of activities such as The Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, the Virginia Hand Discovery Center, the Birds of Prey show, Carson’s Vegetable Gardens, Robin Lake Beach, and the John A. Sibley Horticultural Center.
The 150-room hotel is set along 6,500 acres of gardens and preserved forest land. The property features a spa, Southern-style cuisine at Piedmont Grille and Ironwood Lounge, and family-friendly activities. The offer is valid through August; rates start at $199 per night. For more information, call (866) 750-3980 or visit callawaylodgeandspa.com.