Discover the beauty of Berry College and other fun things to do in Rome

After settling into your room or suite at the Country Inn & Suites, make the 10-minute drive to downtown Rome to check out eclectic restaurants, riverside bars, and historic landmarks like the iconic City Clocktower. Outdoor enthusiasts appreciate being close to some of northwest Georgia’s best spots for hiking, fishing, and other things to do in the beautiful countryside. Rome’s location at the confluence of three rivers makes it ideal for kayaking and paddleboarding, and you can access a boat launch at Grizzard Park, less than 10 minutes from the hotel. For an excursion that blends natural beauty with local history, visit Berry College to tackle some of the 88 miles of trails on its sprawling campus and tour the Greek Revival home of founder Martha Berry.

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Rocky Mountain Recreation Area

13.48 mi / 21.69 km from the hotel
From boating and fishing to hiking and picnicking, this 5,000-acre nature preserve provides hours of outdoor fun your entire family can enjoy.

Rolater Park

13.52 mi / 21.76 km from the hotel
Just south of Cave Spring, GA, Rolater Park offers visitors the opportunity to view stalagmite formations in an impressive limestone cave. You can also wander around a natural spring that produces more than two million gallons of fresh water daily.

State Mutual Stadium

4.49 mi / 7.23 km from the hotel
Come cheer on the Rome Braves, the Class-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves baseball team. State Mutual Stadium boasts advanced audiovisual technology, a full-service restaurant, and more than 5,000 seats.

The Farm

13.7 mi / 22.05 km from the hotel
A popular venue for weddings and formal receptions, this privately owned estate sits on 280 acres featuring tranquil pastures, ponds, and woods. At the heart of it all is a rustic 40,000-square-foot barn with European architectural elements.

Berry College

5.3 mi / 8.53 km from the hotel
Renowned for its academic rigor and beautiful campus, this private liberal arts college is nestled among 27,000 acres of rolling hills and lush forests.

Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home

4.02 mi / 6.47 km from the hotel
Step back in time as you learn about the Trail of Tears and the Native Americans who once inhabited the area. This museum is located inside the former home of Major Ridge, a Cherokee leader who fought alongside American forces in the War of 1812.

Kingston Downs

4.99 mi / 8.03 km from the hotel
Hold a memorable event with views of the Etowah River at this privately owned farm set on more than 5,000 acres of rolling hills and forest. You can also book a guided fishing or hunting excursion to take in the beautiful landscape.

Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum

4.28 mi / 6.89 km from the hotel
Get a glimpse into the life of Martha Berry, the founder of Berry College, when you tour this historic home. Uniting the past with the present, each informational tour is led by Berry College students.

Rome Area History Museum

2.67 mi / 4.3 km from the hotel
Peruse original documents, such as maps, blueprints, photos, personal letters, and business records, that tell the story of Rome’s past from Native American times to present day.

Rome Tennis Center at Berry College

5.89 mi / 9.48 km from the hotel
Located on the outskirts of the Berry College campus, the Rome Tennis Center boasts 51 indoor and outdoor courts spread across 30 acres.

Stonebridge Golf Club

8.48 mi / 13.65 km from the hotel
Challenge your golf skills while taking in views of the Appalachian Mountains on the club’s 18-hole course, or gather your group for a Launchbox virtual golf contest, accompanied by food and drinks, at the driving range.