Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort hosted our family for the purpose of this review. Originally published Jan 2015
Evergreen Marriott Resort In Your Family’s Choice In Atlanta
Did you know that we have a great resort getaway here within metro Atlanta? Yup, right here in the Atlanta area. Just 21 miles from downtown Atlanta and “a million miles from ordinary” is the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort.
I relish the Evergreen and just how quiet it is there. The resort is located inside Stone Mountain Park and truly feels like you are away from it all. The kids and I had stayed one summer weekend three years ago. We enjoyed it so much, that for my husband’s 40th Birthday; I thought it would be a nice family vacation.
Arriving At The Marriott Evergreen
The first thing you notice is how peaceful it is at Evergreen Marriott. You have to drive around the lake and pass the campground to get to the resort. It’s a beautiful drive through the woods and right away you have that “we’re not in Kansas” feeling.
The lobby is large and spacious with a Grand Fireplace. Of course, the first question my daughter asked is “can we make S’mores?” Which you can, but not there. More on that in a bit.
Behind the fireplace is Mountain Brew Cafe’. With floor to ceiling windows, you get a beautiful view of Stone Mountain itself as well as the resort’s courtyard. Perfect to enjoy your morning coffee (Starbucks is offered) and/or a delicious snack.
The staff was wonderful when checking in. They were extremely helpful, polite and made sure every need and request was taken care of. I was pleasantly surprised to find our room was a suite with an adjoining room for the kids. We had never done a separate room for the kids and now doing so, I will aim for this from now on. Perfect for some quiet relaxing adult time, while having the security of knowing your kids are safe in the next room.
Rooms At Marriott Evergreen
The suite was very spacious. It included a living room area with a private balcony, plenty of seating, a work desk, TV, and bar with mini fridge and microwave.
The en-suite bedroom was huge with a luxurious King sized bed, full closet, another balcony, and spacious bathroom. The kids adjoining room was just as beautiful. Two full sized beds, balcony, their own TV, computer desk, mini-fridge and microwave, closet and bath. Everyone had plenty of space to move about to relax and enjoy the time away.
Shortly after settling in, there was a knock on the door by room service. We were welcomed by the Marriott with a Snack tray of cookies, milk, water, blueberries, pistachios (my favorite) and M&M’s. The kids loved the treats and the room so much, that they didn’t want to leave it. We just came from a full day at Snow Mountain and playing in the snow, so the idea of staying in and getting room service sounded wonderful.
Snow Mountain is a seasonal event run by Stone Mountain Park for families to enjoy the fun of snow. Tubing, Fort building and more! To learn more, visit their site at StoneMountainPark.com and then book a room at The Evergreen Marriott for a complete package.
Dining At Evergreen Marriott
There are plenty of dining choices at the Evergreen. The menu choices are wide with Pub fare to more sophisticated dishes. Pricing was also reasonable. The kids’ meals, for example, include Entree, drink, side, and fruit for $6!
I personally highly recommend their Waterside Restaurant buffet meals. When I stayed with the kids on a previous visit, we enjoyed the breakfast buffet. This time, dinner was our choice. If you can, come for their Friday Night Seafood Buffet which includes crab legs and prime rib. You also get the great window view of the property. Everyone speaks highly of this offering especially if you love seafood-as we do!
Don’t forget Stonewall’s Lounge. This is located downstairs from Waterside and has an American Pub feel, complete with pool tables. Perfect for a more casual dining experience and feel.
Evergreen Marriott Offers Fun for Everyone
The courtyard area has the resort’s pool, fire pits, and life-size checkers or chess. Remember those S’mores? Grab a chair and cozy up by the fire pit for that sweet treat.
If the weather is too cold or wet, no worries. There is also an inside pool and hot tub to keep the fun going.
Evergreen Marriott is perfect to pair up with Stone Mountain Park activities as I mentioned. This time we had enjoyed Snow Mountain before our stay and it really felt like that winter ski getaway vacation.
When we did the summer stay, we enjoyed two days at Stone Mountain Park (benefits of being Mountain Members) and spaced out the fun. We took advantage of the early morning Duck Tour that picks you up right outside the lobby. This gives you a much longer tour than the normal park tour and we were able to learn a lot of park history we didn’t know.
We lounged by the pool when the heat of the day hit us and enjoyed taking the Shuttle back to the park attractions later. I even booked Terrace Seatingfor the laser show. This allowed the kids and I simply to get on the shuttle to and from the show. No need to carry chairs, blankets or food. Just enjoy.
Evergreen Marriott runs getaway packages so you can stay and play with big savings. I know our family will be going back soon and I hope to see you there too.
To book your own getaway or to learn more, visit Evergreen Marriott via:
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