At times it can become overwhelming to maintain peace in the big city; with your busy schedule. So earlier in the month I took my girlfriend down to Serenbe in Chattahoochee, GA to spend some quality time together away from the city distractions. Serenbe has an Inn for it’s guest to stay and a lot of outdoor activities to participate in. For those who aren’t familiar with Serenbe, it is a self sustaining community 45mins south of Atlanta.
This was my highlight of the trip, I’ve only been on a horse 3 times in my life. The first thing we had on our trip was the trail ride. The ride was roughly a hour long around Serenbe’s beautiful 12,000 acres property (obviously we didn’t ride around the full 12,000 acres). It was so peaceful to be able to ride around the property and learn the rich history and future plans for Serenbe.
After the trail ride around the property we hit the town. Serenbe has an Inn but also a community area where residences shop, eat, and have fun. We were given a tour around the property, two of my favorite parts of the tour was the Market and exploring Mado. The market had a couple dozen different vendors, I was able to try Bamboo amazing ginger, lemon, and green apple drink. Then there was Mado, which is Serenbe new community that is currently being built. Moda's hope is to eliminate the term “retirement communities”, as studies reveal that baby boomers want to age in multi-generational communities. Serenbe is developing neighborhoods where all generations interact and live well together just like generations in the past.
Dinner & A Play
Towards the end of the day dinner was scheduled for us at The Farmhouse, one of Atlanta's original farm-to-table restaurants. The food was amazing, I had the white oak chicken quarter and my girlfriend had Carolina gold rice risotto.
Then we made our way to the famous Serenbe Playhouse to watch Titanic. Yes, the Titanic, at the lake near the Inn. The production was astonishing, the actors and staff put on a hell of a show. The Serenbe Playhouse just finished up their Peter Pan play and The Seagull starts Sept 5 - 30.