Luxetips Travel! Affordable Holiday Fun At Callaway Gardens

Luxetips Travel! Affordable Holiday Fun At Callaway Gardens

Hello Divas!

Whatever your dreams or goals are for this year, just go for it!  You have nothing to lose!

After Christmas I had the opportunity to visit Callaway Gardens.  Callaway Gardens is located about 90 miles south of Atlanta and is a top outdoor nature preserve featuring lush gardens, trails, a butterfly conservatory, birds of prey exhibits, zip lining, comfortable lodging and so much more.  


Callaway Gardens offers several lodging options based on your needs or budget.  There is the Mountain Creek Inn (for 2 or small families), The Southern Pine Cottages (for families of 4-5), The Mountain Creek Villas and Vacation Homes, (for large families and gatherings) and the ultra luxurious The Lodge and Spa.  Because I was a party of two, we stayed at the comfy and affordable Mountain Creek Inn.

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The Mountain Creek Inn rooms have super comfy beds, free wi-fi, swimming pool and a fitness center. The Mountain Creek Inn also has two restaurants on site:  The Plant Room and the Vineyard Green.  Both offer breakfast, lunch and dinner and the Vineyard Green also offers live entertainment at night.

Our first full day at Callaway Gardens featured a trip to the AMAZING Butterfly Conservatory and the Birds of Prey presentation.

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The Butterfly Conservatory was the most beautiful and peaceful place at Callaway Gardens.  We were able to witness butterflies leaving their cocoons and spreading their beautiful wings to take flight.  We saw butterflies in various sizes and with the most beautiful colors you can imagine.  The Butterfly Conservatory also had waterfalls, pools of water with fish and benches where you can just sit, relax and soak in the beauty of your surroundings.

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We then ventured over to see the Birds of Prey Exhibit.  

The Birds of Prey Exhibit featured a live presentation of various birds of prey.  We saw several types of Owls and a Hawk. The presenter educated us on each species and allowed us to see the birds up close and personal.  The birds even took flight during the presentation!  It was amazing!

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On Our second night at Callaway Gardens, we saw the famous Fantasy In Lights!  This amazing display of lights in various colors and themes is the most spectaculur display of lights I have ever seen.  The Fantasy in Lights attraction has over 8 million light bulbs and 15 scenes.  Guests take an one hour trolley ride through the Gardens at night witnessing this display.  The trolley ride features a guide giving a history lesson on Callaway Gardens and the Fantasy in Lights display while also playing holiday songs. Guests were encouraged to sing a long and we did. So much fun!

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Callaway Gardens is an amazing place to visit during the Holidays!  Fantasy in Lights is so magical for kids and adults too!  The Birds of Prey exhibit and the Butterfly Conservatory are also attractions, regardless of age, the entire family can enjoy.  More importantly Callaway Gardens is an affordable vacation option.  Regardless of budget, the whole family can enjoy all that Callaway Gardens has to offer. 

I am so looking forward to going back!



Disclaimer:  Callaway Gardens provided a one night stay at the Mountain Creek Inn.  However, all opinions are mine. 


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14 Responses to “Luxetips Travel! Affordable Holiday Fun At Callaway Gardens”

  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) January 5, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    That sounds like such a great place to stay! The light show sounds amazing.

  2. Oh wow, the butterfly garden sounded great and so did the birds of prey exhibit. I love owls! Callaway Gardens is so cool!

  3. What a fantastic place! It’s like three outings in one. I have friends new to that area and am going to forward your post to them.

  4. This looks like a really fun place to visit. I would love to see the lights for sure.

  5. That looks like such a neat place! I love learning about animals like this.

  6. The lush greenery is so pretty. What a great place to visit.

  7. Wow, it looks like Callaway Gardens offers a little bit of everything! I love all things nature so the conservatory would really make me smile.

  8. What an amazing getaway! I would really enjoy both the butterflies and birds of prey. It’s wonderful that there is so much to see and do there.

  9. I would love to see the butterflies. The Mountain Creek Inn looks like a great place to stay.

  10. I visited Callaway Garden a few years ago with my family and we had a wonderful time. We stayed for two nights in a two bedroom cabin. It was like a home away from home. My kids really want to go back.

  11. This looks like a great little getaway venue. Sign me up

  12. I have not been to Callaway Gardens in years! I forgot how gorgeous it is, especially at Christmas.

  13. What a nice place. I like the look of the pool and love the holiday lights.

  14. I’m just north of Atlanta so I’m not very far from Callaway Gardens but I’ve never been before! It’s definitely on my to-do list! We were actually just talking about it!

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