Although I truly love and enjoy living in the city, sometimes I just want to escape and try something more natural and relaxing. Lucky for me, I researched and found the perfect day getaway from the big city of Atlanta, Serenbe.
Serenbe is a small town located an hour south of Atlanta. This beautiful, eco-friendly 1,000 acres of rural Georgia is all about sustainability.
“It is a national model for the future of balanced development in the U.S- focusing on land preservation, agriculture, energy efficiency, green building, walkability, high density building, arts and culture, and community living for multiple generations.” –Serenbe.com
With its 30 acres dedicated specifically for farming, Serenbe is home to delicious organic produce. The community is home to art galleries, original shops, and three thriving restaurants- Blue Eyed Daisy Bakeshop, The Hill, and The Farmhouse.
Last Sunday Andrew and I decided to spend the day exploring Serenbe since neither of us were able to travel to see our moms. We left right after church and drove an hour on 85 South to this beautiful community. We decided to eat at The Farmhouse there. Right when you pull up to Serenbe you are taken back by the beautiful green woodlands and farms. As you drive through the community you see eclectic southern homes, horses, small shops, and a beautiful pond.
The Farmhouse is located next to the Inn at Serenbe. You walk through beautiful arches of flowers to find this quaint little restaurant situated on an old southern house. The waiting area is more like a giant living room filled with books and vintage furniture. They even had homemade jellies and honey for sale.
We were seated in an intimate corner of the house next to the fireplace that was covered in candles. Since it was Mothers Day, we were handed a pre-fixed menu to choose from.
We both started with the quinoa salad followed by their famous fried chicken. The fried chicken was cooked to perfection. The outside skin was not overly breaded while the inside was thick and juicy. The dish came with fresh carrots, pickled vegetables, and a squash casserole. All the food was ‘farm to table’ which was evident in its freshness.
Dessert was a delectable strawberry shortcake. The strawberries were fresh and sweet while the homemade cream was just to die for.
We continued our adventures through the community and stumbled upon a charming little shop called Twig. Here I fell in love with a set of glass pig salt and pepper shakers. The store also had a wide selection of upscale candles, jewelry, and house decor. Definitely worth making time to stop by and check it out while your are at Serenbe.
Whether you want to get away for the whole weekend or just spend the day, Serenbe is your place to go to escape the noise of the city. Check out their website for fun events and getaway packages. Also, make sure to keep an eye out for their Scoutmob deals on the Atlanta Scoutmob website.