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Calm Before the Score

Ali Reynolds | January 3, 2019 | Lifestyle

When football calls and the thought of Sunday madness makes your skin crawl, pick one of these three getaways for a much-needed weekend getaway.

foxhall.jpgFoxhall Resort boasts blissful views of serene nature.

Swap the cramped city streets for Foxhall Resort’s 1,110 acres of sprawling land near the Chattahoochee River and 16 lakes. With trophy bass fishing, whitetail hunting, quail hunting, ATV excursions, a Beretta Trident Sporting Clays course and more, the stress of Atlanta will be the farthest from your mind. Just a 30-minute drive from the airport, Foxhall Resort and its activities will keep you well-removed and ensconced in nature instead of football. Rooms from $1,200

Watch the big game from the comfort of The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee, where suites, cottages and more offer plenty of space to relax for the whole family—only 75 miles east of the city. A world-class spa, five dining experiences—including acclaimed Linger Longer Steakhouse—and outdoor activities await. Don’t forget to do the evening s’mores around the campfire, which is the perfect, peaceful way to forget about all the traffic back at home. Rooms from $499

If staying in the state is too close for comfort during the big rush, visit Old Edwards Inn & Spa tucked away in the lovely town of Highlands, N.C. Rather than struggling to find a seat at your favorite restaurant in town, try the makings of executive chef Chris Huerta at Madison’s for rustic flare, or the Wine Garden for an evening of delectable dishes—many of which ingredients were grown organically and picked fresh from Old Edwards’ gardens and greenhouses. There’s also the noteworthy spa to boot. Rooms from $215


Photography by: Foxhall Resort