Out of 2500 CVBs, Hotels and Resorts nominated in the South — Chateau Elan is one of only 30 who have one a ConventionSouth Reader’s Choice award for Georgia. 

Chateau Elan will be featured in the December Awards Issue highlighting the South’s Best Meeting Sites, CVBs, Hotels and Facilities

Entire winner’s list is now LIVE at:  http://conventionsouth.com/2019-readers-choice-award-winners-announced

Fun fact! this is the fourth time Chateau Elan has won a Convention South Reader’s Choice award since 2001. Thank you to all the Meeting Professionals who nominated and voted for us. 

Click HERE to learn more about planning a meeting at Chateau Elan.


We are so excited to announced that once again, Château Élan Winery & Resort has secured a placement on Conde Nast Traveler’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Award ballot.

Available for voting now through June 30, 2019 online: HERE

HOW TO VOTE: select “Hotels & Resorts” and enter “Braselton” into the location.

All results will appear in the November 2019 issue, as well as online.

Thank you!

Château Élan’s transportation partner, Cooper-Global Chauffeured Transportation, provides high-quality chauffeured sedan, limo, and bus services throughout the Atlanta area and worldwide. Transportation services for individuals or groups can be customized by calling the phone number below. If you have questions, please feel free to email ChateauElan@cooper-global.com or call 770-455-9600 or toll free 1-866-723-LIMO (5466).


Transportation Features

  • Highly Qualified Staff of Trained Professionals
  • Committed to the Business Traveler
  • Event Transportation, Coordination and Management
  • Highest Quality Late Model Luxury Vehicles
  • 24 / 7 / 365 Dispatch and Reservation Staff
  • Airport Greeting or Curbside Pickup
  • Competitive Rates

Cooper-Global Chauffeured Transportation:


Interstate 85 provides a direct route to Château Élan from downtown Atlanta and the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. I-85 travels north and south through Atlanta and is very easy to navigate.  If using a mapping service like Apple or Google Maps please double-check directions with the information provided below as no mapping service is reliable all the time.

To the Château Élan Inn, Winery, and Spa:

Traveling from Atlanta or the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (Approx. 45 minutes):
1) Take I-85 North to Exit 126. (Follow signs out of Airport to I-85)
2) Take a Left, and Château Élan will be the first gate on your Left.

When traveling southbound:
1) Take I-85 South to Exit 126
2) Take a Right, Château Élan will be immediately on your Left.

To Golf and Real Estate Office:

For the Golf Clubhouse and Legends Real Estate:
1) Take I-85 to Exit 126.
2) Go past the main Château Élan Entrance and take the third Gate on the Left.

For the Par 3 Golf Course:
1) Take I-85 to Exit 126.
2) Go past the Château Élan main entrance and take the second gate on Left.


  • The Château Élan Inn, 100 Rue Charlemagne, Braselton, GA 30517
  • The Château Élan Winery, 100 Tour De France, Braselton, GA 30517
  • The Château Élan Spa, Haven Harbour Drive, Braselton, GA 30517
  • The Château Élan Golf Club, 6060 Golf Club Drive, Braselton, GA 30517
  • Château Élan Real Estate, 6155 Golf Club Drive, Braselton, GA 30517

Please ship any guest packages to the Inn for proper delivery:

Château Élan Inn
100 Rue Charlemagne
Braselton, Georgia 30517

Shipping Questions Call: 678-425-0900 x 6127


Shipping & Receiving

Guest packages must be shipped to the Chateau Elan Inn:

Chateau Elan Inn 100 Rue Charlemagne Braselton, Georgia 30517

All packages for groups or individuals shipped to the resort will be subject to a $8 per package or $50 per pallet processing and delivery fee. If a guest wishes to ship a package from the resort, an $8 shipping and handling fee also applies in addition to any freight charges if labels are not provided. FedEx is our preferred shipping service.

Shipping: 678-425-0900 x 6127

Getting Here

Facility Addresses

Chateau Elan Inn, 100 Rue Charlemagne, Braselton, GA 30517
Chateau Elan Winery, 100 Tour De France, Braselton, GA 30517
Chateau Elan Spa, Haven Harbour Drive, Braselton, GA 30517
Chateau Elan Golf Club, 6060 Golf Club Drive, Braselton, GA 30517
Chateau Elan Real Estate, 6155 Golf Club Drive, Braselton, GA 30517

Cooper-Global Chauffeured Transportation

Phone: 770-455-9600
Toll Free: 1-866-723-LIMO (5466)

2711 Peachtree Square Atlanta, GA 30360

Email Cooper

Group Transportation 

Press & Media

Public Relations
Janie Henker and Zimmerman Agency

Social Media, Influencer & Blogger Partnerships
Chateau Elan loves hosting bloggers and social media influencers on a weekly basis for a wide variety of collaborations. Email Emily Truax for more information.

Photography & Videography
Chateau Elan is the perfect location for video commercials, film production, commercial and catalog photography, promotional videos, and news/editorial projects. Click HERE for more information.

    Recent Awards


    Going Green

    Your Guide to Château Élan’s Green and Environmental Initiatives

    Mission: For Château Élan to be a part of the world-wide effort in becoming more environmentally efficient and aware by implementing a Green Initiative while maintaining luxury standards and keeping our guest’s comforts our first priority.

    Why? Entering our main gate everyday is a constant reminder of how beautiful our surroundings are and supplies us with the motivation to maintain our property. By taking the steps to become more environmentally aware, we hope to also be a good influence on our community and the hospitality industry. This is not just a phase or idea for Château Élan; this is an initiative that everyone is a part of.

    What is Château Élan currently doing to become Green?

    New Projects

    There are now eight electric vehicle charging stations available for visitors at no cost, with the exception of valet parking charges. Six of the chargers are designed specifically for Tesla vehicles and two are universal chargers that may be used with all other electric vehicles.

    New, more efficient Dyson electric hand dryers are installed in many public restrooms at the Inn to conserve paper waste.

    Conservation Projects

    As part of our recent LED project the Inn, Winery, and Conference Center now boast a total of 3,294 LED energy saving light bulbs.  Each bulb uses 10W of power versus the standard 60W and are warrantied for 25,000 hours of use.  While in operation a total of 164,700 watts are now being conserved through the use of new LED technology.

    Many restrooms now also feature motion-sensor lighting to automatically conserve electricity.

    Towel and linen program

    There are tent cards in each guest room on property stating that guests can hang wet towels to re-use them or leave them in a pile on the floor if they would like them changed. We also change the sheets every three days unless the guest signals otherwise. If the guest does want the sheets switched daily, they simply leave the tent card on the bed.


    Waste Pro is providing one-stream recycling dumpsters for the Hotel, Winery, Golf, and Paddy’s Pub. This means all recyclables (office paper, newspapers, magazines, cans, bottles, plastic, glass, small cardboard containers, etc) can be intermixed into these new containers. These are serviced weekly.

    Cardboard only dumpsters have also been provided and will be serviced weekly by Waste Pro. These are located at the Hotel, Winery, and Paddy’s Pub.

    Additional Plastic and Aluminum Recycling – Thanks to the initiative of pro-active Golf staff members, a system of plastic and aluminum recycling is now in place for all cans and bottles used by Golfers and Golf Tournaments.

    Recycling efforts in place at Golf Maintenance

    Used tires – All used tires are returned to the vendor for recycling.

    Used oil from machinery and vehicles – All used oil is contained and picked up by Universal Environment for recycling. Empty oil drums returned.

    Anti freeze – Contained and picked up by Universal Environment for recycling.

    Oil filters – Recycled by Universal Environment or Jones Recycling Inc.

    Scrap steel – Hauled to Jones Recycling Inc. yearly.

    Used fertilizer pallets – B & M pallet company picks up for recycling.

    Tree debris – Dead or fallen trees are removed and ground into mulch to be used on foot paths or natural areas throughout the property.

    Equestrian Center shavings – Portion recycled by Southern Landscape Supply for compost. Remainder is beneficial for breakdown at landfill.

    Recycled water – Provided by the Town of Braselton to use as irrigation water for golf courses.

    Water Conservation Devices – We currently have toilet and sink water conserving devices installed in ten guest rooms. If we do not experience any pressure issues, we will install these devices all over property.

    Purchasing – Managers are currently switching to more eco-friendly products when ordering. For example, Paul Deboer is in charge of ordering paper for marketing materials, and is gradually switching all paper products ordered over to at least 30% post-consumer recycled.

    Eliminating Waste – We are trying to eliminate unwanted and unnecessary magazine and catalog subscriptions. If one of these items comes in the mail, we call the company and politely ask them to quit sending them or if it is something necessary, ask if it can be emailed in digital format.

    Who is making sure that Green can happen here at Château Élan?

    Ultimately, the entire staff at Château Élan is a part of the Green Committee and each person is required to participate.

    Each department within Château Élan is coming up with ways to conserve paper/eliminate waste. If you see anything that can be done more efficiently, please let us know. For example, where ever capable, documents that contain multiple pages are printed front-back to save paper, or margins are adjusted to fit more onto one page.

    On-going Research and Goals

    • Aluminum, glass, and plastic recycling.
    • Compact Fluorescent Lighting
    • Composting
    • Light sensors for guest rooms


    Chateau Elan Winery & Resort is excited to collaborate with Tesla to provide Tesla owners complimentary charging stations.

    Tesla’s Destination Charging program provides convenient charging at premium destinations around the world exclusively for Tesla owners. Their charging technology can add up to 58 miles of range per hour of charge for visiting Tesla owners. We are proud to be a charging partner of Tesla’s and contribute to the pursuit of sustainable transportation.

    The Tesla Destination Charging stations are offered across the Destination Hotels collection from coast to coast. To learn more please visit Tesla Destination Charging.

    History of Château Élan

    Donald and Nancy Panoz are the visionaries and founders of Château Élan in Braselton, Ga., USA. The luxurious resort is the first winery of its kind in the region since Prohibition. With numerous expansions over the past 14 years, Château Élan is now an award-winning winery and resort with an inn, conference center, four golf courses, eight restaurants, European-style health spa, residential community, wine market, equestrian show center and tennis center.

    The couple met in West Virginia when Don was attending Greenbrier Military Academy. They both served their country in Japan, Don as an Army Intelligence Officer, and Nancy as a Counter Intelligence Secretary, but neither of them let the rigorous details of the Army, or the demands of raising children, dampen their entrepreneurial spirits. A love of business and creative spirit would lead the Panoz’s into things many thought impossible.

    After their return to the U.S., Nancy worked and raised their five children while Don studied business at Duquesne University, and operated two drug stores in Pittsburgh.

    Don then formed Mylan Pharmaceutical Corporation, a pharmaceutical packaging company now known as Mylan Laboratories. As the youngest president of a pharmaceutical company in the United States, Don took on industry giants Eli Lilly and Parke Davis in the difficult but lucrative, production of gelatin capsules. In doing so, Don established Mylan Laboratories as an innovative leader in the field of pharmaceutical delivery.

    In 1969, the Panoz family moved to Ireland where they formed Elan Corporation, which has become an industry leader in drug delivery products and technology. Elan was the first Irish company to have a public offering in the U.S. market. Today, Elan is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and has developed four of the top 100 products in the industry. The company holds more than 100 world-wide patents with one of the most recognizable being the nicotine patch which has helped millions of Americans stop smoking.

    The Panoz’s decided to bring the same discipline and high standards that created Elan Pharmaceuticals to the wine industry. The couple visited Georgia frequently since Elan had a research laboratory in Gainesville. During one of their trips, Don and Nancy tasted Muscadine wine, made from indigenous Muscadine grapes. When they asked why no one had ever grown vinifera grapes in the region, they were told, “It can’t be done.”

    Now, Château Élan is a 3,500 acre winery and resort in the hills of north Georgia, thirty minutes north of Atlanta. The wines of Château Élan have won hundreds of national and international awards.

    Dr. Panoz has recently turned his interest to the world of professional car racing. As owner of Panoz Motor Sports and previous owner of the American Le Mans Series, he has been on his way creating a new racing dynasty.

    Mrs. Panoz is a director of Fountainhead Development Corporation, The Legends, and Château Élan. She serves on the board of directors for Wesley Woods, Inc.

    Dr. Panoz was a member of the AMEX International Committee, a Director of Portuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe, Ireland, a Patron of the Irish America’s Cup and a Managing Trustee Board member of the University of Georgia. Don also travels between the Élan operations in Ireland, Europe, the Pacific Rim, and in his spare time, he can be found on one of his current race tracks, Road Atlanta, Mosport in Canada, or Sebring, Florida.

    Even though the couple has achieved more success in the business world than most people could ever imagine, the Panoz find that their ultimate reward is the five children and ten grandchildren they cherish.