Everybody needs to take a breather at some point; a weekend to themselves, away from their home and the stress of work. A place where you can crack open a book, lay back on the couch, or watch the birds flutter by the window. For those who are looking for a retreat in Clayton County, you can look no further than your own back yard! Trickling Waters Retreat in Marquette is a cottage in the bluffs that features a spacious, scenic yard surrounded by relaxing scenery and the silence of nature. It’s perfect for a private getaway, a romantic weekend, or relaxing vacation.
As I turned into the driveway of Trickling Waters Retreat, the sight of the cottage took my breath away. The front stair steps and porch were gorgeously landscaped with flowers in shades of purple, red, and orange, and bushy greenery. It felt like a home away from home; a relaxing home away from the stress of the work week. After I put my things away, I flopped down onto the bed and took a much-needed mid-morning nap.
When I woke up from my nap, I was greeted by the sound of sparrows chirping just out the window. I slid my light sweater over my shoulders and walked out onto the balcony to take in the gorgeous view that had surrounded me. As I peered over the white balcony, I could see the rabbits and squirrels hopping in the grass below. It was such a relaxing sight, and a warm welcome to the retreat.
While gazing from the balcony, a small blur flew past my vision. Once my eyes were able to focus on the speedy critter, I could see the bright green hummingbird sipping nectar from a large bloom. He didn’t seem bothered by my presence, and continued to hover around the balcony, like he was trying to acquaint himself with me. He sat to rest on the balcony beam for just a moment; just enough to be completely still, before he fluttered off into the woods. It was an impressionable experience that I would be able to take home with me, and for that I was very grateful to have this experience.
Trickling Waters Retreat in Marquette is the perfect venue for a romantic getaway or a private vacation. Nestled in the rolling bluffs of Clayton County, it’s away from city life and closer to nature for an experience you’ll take home with you.
Written by Jayna Felder | Photo Credit to Trickling Waters Retreat