You'll be happy you added Blue Ridge Scenic Railway to your travel itinerary.
It's located in Blue Ridge, approximately 75 miles (121 kilometers) outside of the state capital, Atlanta.
If you would like a short drive from your hotel, it'd be best to make a reservation at one of the 3 nearby options early. The Comfort Inn & Suites and Reid Ridge Lodge are both within 2 miles (3 kilometers) of Blue Ridge Scenic Railway.
You won't need to max out your credit card if you stay in a cheap, yet comfortable hotel. There is a handful that are not too far away. You'll be able to find the Americas Best Value Inn and the Douglas Inn & Suites a reasonable distance away.
Seeing everything you want can be hard work, and it would be almost impossible without a daily coffee. When you start craving a caffeine hit, head to Sweet Serenity (644 East Main Street, Blue Ridge.) However, if lunch or dinner is what you're seeking, there's always The Vault Blue Ridge Bar & Grill (260 West Main Street, Blue Ridge), just 0.1 miles (0.2 kilometers) away.