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 and Resort.
Pine Mountain and the surrounding areas have a variety of events and activities year round. Below are our picks to make the most our your trip to Mountain Top Inn and Resort.
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!
Bring family and friends together to watch thoroughbred horses race over timber and brush hurdles.
Fantasy in Lights
Surround your family with Christmas cheer when you walk, drive and celebrate the bigger and brighter Fantasy In Lights, one of National Geographic’s Top 10 Light Displays in the World! Wander through an immersive Winter Wonderland where you’ll explore a forest of twinkling lights and larger-than-life Christmas scenes featuring towering nutcrackers and gigantic snowflakes! Next, stroll through a forest of perfectly decorated trees on Christmas Tree Lane and stop for seasonal snacks and character meet-and-greets at the Christmas Market! The fun continues with our classic drive-through experience, now featuring an enchanting Tunnel of Lights! Journey through the beloved seven-mile Fantasy In Lights Enchanted Forest, where festive music fills the air and the mesmerizing Magical Field of Lights returns to delight your family for another year.
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.
Masters Weekend Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament
Grab a front-row seat at Robin Lake Beach and watch world-class athletes compete to become the next Masters of Champions on Memorial Day Weekend. No celebration would be complete without beach activities, fireworks and more for the whole family.
An invitation to compete in the Masters is universally considered an honor and an acknowledgement of achievement for reaching the pinnacle in a given water sports discipline – only the world’s most elite athletes compete at the Masters!
The Historic Downtowns of Pine Mountain and Warm Springs
Find anything you are looking for in the historic downtown of Pine Mountain and Warm springs. Explore the locally-owned shops and boutiques, golf courses, beautiful gardens, lakes and so much more.
Areas to Shop
Whether you are looking for boutique shops or antiquing, Mountain Top Inn & Resort is surrounded by charming shops to visit.
- Keith’s Fruit Stand
- Soggy Bottom Mercantile
- Fireflies Gift Boutiques
- The Gift Tree
- Fala’s Flower Market
- Bluebird Cottage Gifts
- Warm Springs Antique Mall
- Harmony Oaks Home
- Xtreme Rider
If you are looking for the best of restaurants near Pine Mountain, we’ve put together some of our favorites for you to try.
Lightnin Bugs Café
Located right behind the Fireflies Gift Boutique, just a few steps away from the Bulloch House, serving delicious lunch items, Southern baked goods, coffee and treats. Try their specialty cakes, pies, cookies, muffins, fudge, divinity, and more – all baked on the premises. Featuring holiday & seasonal specialties throughout the year, you’re invited to come sip coffee and enjoy a baked treat on their porch. Check out our their beer & wine menu!
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. Be sure to check out their dessert menu to top off a delicious meal!
Carriage and Horses
Enjoy International Country Cuisine in a Victorian house,
nested on open land with grazing horses.
Fine Dining combined with pleasant entertainment.
A peaceful setting with a gracious and attentive staff.
Serving Pine Mountain and the surrounding area for nine years.
Romantic Fine Dining -Gorgeous Scenic View
International Cuisine – Fresh Fish daily – Meat Cut to order
The original Fox’s Pizza Den opened in 1971 in Pitcairn, PA by pizza-man extraordinaire Jim Fox. His focus on fresh ingredients and his penchant for treating his customers like family soon made this first Fox’s Pizza Den so well known that he opened two more Pizza Dens in just a few years. Now, 40 years later, they’re still serving authentic, hand-tossed Italian pizza. And because of customers like you, they’ve grown! Fox’s Pizza Den has more than 300 franchised stores in more than 30 states across the country.
Moore’s Whistling Pig Cafe
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!
Eatz on the Corner
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.