Events & Dining near Pine Mountain, GA
While there is plenty to see and do around the resort, make sure you take advantage of all that Warm Springs and Pine Mountain have to offer. Looking for the perfect restaurant to celebrate a special occasion or a fun event for the whole family? We’ve put together a list of some of our hidden gems for the best breakfast, lunch or dinner and our favorite local events to make sure you make the most of your stay at Mountain Top Inn & Resort.
Pine Mountain Events
Pine Mountain and the surrounding areas have a variety of events and activities year round. The following is just a sample.
The Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens is the event of the season! From fantastic catering to a vendor village with specialty shopping and the main event itself, the races, don’t miss the Steeplechase if you’re lucky enough to be in town!
Experience the magic of the holiday season at Callaway Garden’s Fantasy in Lights, one of National Geographic’s top 10 light displays in the world!
Hot air Balloon Festival
There’s no better way to spend Labor Day then at our Hot Air Balloon Festival, held at Callaway Gardens each year. Featuring 3 nights of hot air balloons glowing against the night sky and a firework display, this finale to summer has something for the whole family.
Areas to Shop
Whether you are looking for boutique shops or antiquing, Mountain Top Inn & Resort is surrounded by charming shops to visit.
If you are looking for the best of restaurants near Pine Mountain, we’ve put together some of our favorites for you to try.
Featuring home style southern fare and homemade casseroles, cakes and pies, Dinners Ready by Chad’s mission is simple - to provide delicious food and friendly service.
The perfect stop for a soup, sandwich and coffee. Don’t forget to try one of the southern cakes, pies, cookies, muffins or fudge, all baked fresh on site daily.
At the Bulloch House, they say “Southern hospitality is not just a saying, it’s a way of life”. Nextled in the downtown area of Warm Springs, GA, this restaurant is known for its Old fashioned Southern cooking - from fried chicken to homemade biscuits.
Set in a Victorian House with horses grazing on the open fields just beyond the restaurant windows, this fine dining restaurant serves top quality international cuisine. Perfect for a romantic dinner or special occasion.
A truly American franchise, Fox’s Pizza represents Joe Fox’s dream of opening a pizza shop in Pennsylvania. Today there are over 200 franchises operating in 25 states, including Georgia.
Serving clam chowder, shrimp scampi and, of course, oysters, The Oyster House is a local favorite for seafood.
Family owned and operated, Moore’s Whistling Pig Cafe offers delicious BBQ, homemade fries, fried green tomatoes and more. With a fun atmosphere and friendly staff, it’s sure to become one of your favorite BBQ joints while in town!
Located in the heart of Pine Mountain Georgia, Bistro153 offers a unique menu paired perfectly with craft beer or wine.
Featuring American favourites reimagined with a tropical twist, Eatz on the corner emphasizes friendly services and food seasoned to perfection.
Chipley Chicken advertises “good times, good friends and good food” and their southern comfort food and relaxed atmosphere provide just that. Stop in for their famous fried chicken.
5 Day Planner
While there’s no single way to spend time in Pine Mountain Georgia, we’ve designed this five-day itinerary to cover the places and things that make our area so unique, beautiful, and fun for all ages. Let your adventures begin!
Day 1: Warm Springs
Spend your morning stretching your legs while getting acquainted with the beautiful FD Roosevelt State Park and the Pine Mountain Trail on a hike to the waterfall. On the way to the trailhead, stop at Dowdell’s Knob to experience the spectacular view where President Roosevelt spent afternoons grilling with his closest friends.
Day 2: Pine Mountain
Venture off to the Wild Animal Safari in Pine Mountain for the most up close and personal experience with wildlife you can imagine. On the way back, spend some time shopping the quaint historic town of Pine Mountain. Grab dinner at one of the excellent eateries. Finish the day around the stone fire pit, roasting marshmallows and stargazing.
Day 3: Columbus, GA
Take the short and scenic drive to Columbus where you can raft down the Chattahoochee River on the world’s longest urban whitewater course. The adventurous may want to schedule their rafting later in the day when the dam release creates some of the largest class 5 rapids in the Eastern U.S. Explore the great mix of architecture, public art, shopping, and restaurants that are in Historic Uptown Columbus.
Day 4: Callaway Gardens
Rent bikes at Callaway Gardens and enjoy a ride around the park, stopping at the attractions along the way. Sit by the lake at Robin Beach, watch the Birds of Prey show, or spend an hour on the zip line at Treetop Adventure. Finish the day relaxing by the Mountain Top Pool, watching the sunset and grilling outdoors. If you don’t feel like cooking, head over to Carriage and Horses Restaurant.
Day 5: Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park
Breakfast at the Country Kitchen, a short drive through the State Park from the resort, provides a view like no other and allows you to experience some of the beautiful buildings built by Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corps. Pick up a souvenir at the park store on the way back or stop and hike a trail. An afternoon horseback ride at Roosevelt Stables to the overlook completes your Pine Mountain Experience.
As you wind up your week relaxing on the porch or in the hot tub of your cabin, feel free to contemplate your next trip to Pine Mountain and Mountain Top Inn and Resort—where a completely new set of adventures will wait.