Travelers seeking to recharge their batteries this summer with a European getaway might want to consider Lopota Lake Resort & Spa in the Kakheti wine region of Georgia. The family-run wellness resort, which caters to couples, families, individuals and groups, is currently offering discounts for stays of five days or more.
The recently renovated 148-acre lakeside property is located two hours northeast of Tbilisi in the heart of the beautiful Kakheti region. Bordered to the north by the majestic Caucasus Mountains, Kakheti is Georgia’s premier wine region—a designation that carries a lot of weight when you consider that Georgia is thought to be the birthplace of winemaking as the practice there spans more than 8,000 years. With more than 200 different wine varieties made in Kakheti, including Rkatsiteli and Saperavi, wine enthusiasts will have plenty to sample at the region’s many wineries.
After spending the day tasting the best wines Kakheti has to offer, travelers can unwind in one of 232 lakeside rooms and suites, take a dip in the indoor or outdoor pools, enjoy the benefits of a Slavic bath, try the sauna or choose one of the many treatments offered at the forest spa. Offering panoramic views of the natural surroundings, the spa’s healing treatments include a variety of types of massages such as Shiatsu, facials, natural milk and honey baths, exfoliation treatments and house-favorite The Elixir of Youth—a 4-hour treatment that involves thalasso bath vinotherapy, body wrapping, a hot stone massage and DIBI Lifting facial.
Those looking to do something a bit more active can hit the gym or the sports courts, try fishing for carp, sturgeon and catfish from the bank of the lake or from one of the water bikes, go cycling or book one of Lopota’s horseback riding, quad bike, hiking, helicopter or air balloon tours. The resort also offers tours of the region, including day trips to nearby Vashlovani National Park and 2-day trips to the historic Tusheti region to discover hidden gems of the Caucasus.
Guests can choose from one of the three onsite restaurants or eat at the dining hall, which offers buffet-style service. The property boasts its own onsite winery, Chateau Buera, where guests can sample locally produced wines, eat at the onsite restaurant and tour the winery. For $21 to $51 (60 to 150 Georgian Lari) per person, guests can sample a selection of wines paired with cheese, antipasti or dessert. Lopota also offers tours to wineries, chateaus and family cellars throughout the region.
Guests who book longer stays are currently being offered 15 percent off for 5+ days, 20 percent off for 7+ days and 25 percent discounts for stays of 14+ days.
For more information, visit lopotaresort.com.
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