If you’ve forgotten what a campfire smells like or how a fishing rod fits in your hand, we are here to help! It’s the end of the year, and work and family schedules keep growing increasingly hectic. Get out of town, and swap your view of mile-high skyscrapers for a view of the impressively vast and beautiful Georgia wilderness!
Plan a trip outside of one of The South’s biggest cities, and treat yourself to some of our favorite getaways, all conveniently located within a two-hour drive of Atlanta.
Located in Ellijay, this hidden gem is less than 90 minutes away from Atlanta and worth every minute of the car ride down Interstate 75. This gorgeous dome is nestled among the Appalachian Mountains and borders one of biggest lakes in Georgia, Carters Lake. Get ready to thoroughly enjoy exploring the breathtaking Appalachian scenery on foot, by bike, or by grabbing a great vantage point from the water by canoe, kayak, or boat.
Also near Carters Lake, this blast from the past will provide you with access to pristine hiking trails and fun-filled water activities. Grab some friends and head out to this vintage Airstream for the weekend to take advantage of the property’s excellent outdoor grilling area, and end your nights telling stories around the fire pit.
Leave your work at home and surprise the kids with a getaway to this charming cabin just outside of Helen. Less than a two-hour drive from Atlanta, this spacious accommodation near the Blue Ridge Mountains is perfect for outdoor activities, like hiking, fishing, and horseback riding. Equipped with an outdoor grilling area, a balcony, a deck, and a fantastic hot tub, this cabin wonderfully complements the beauty that northern Georgia has to offer!
Nestled among the Blue Ridge Mountains, this luxurious cabin will also provide you with amazing views of one of Georgia’s most charming regions. Some of Georgia’s most visited state parks are located around this area. That means a stay in this prime cabin gets you nice and close to all the best hiking in Amicalola Falls, Black Rock Mountain, and Tallulah Gorge and allows you to observe the vast diversity of the parks’ wild fauna and flora.
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