North Georgia Cabins

by Meg Jernigan
The Chattahoochee River is a favorite with rafters.

The Chattahoochee River is a favorite with rafters.

Chattahoochee River, Georgia image by StylezInk from Fotolia.com

Elevations in north Georgia rise above 3,000 feet, providing scenic mountain views and lower temperatures. Most cabins in small towns north of Atlanta offer all of the amenities of home, with a few extras like hot tubs and wood burning fireplaces. Expect seasonal rates and minimum stay requirements.

Sliding Rock Cabins

Sliding Rock Cabins, between Ellijay and Blue Ridge, offers cabins ranging from one bedroom, one bath to four bedrooms and three baths. Some are adults-only and all are pet-friendly. Amenities like hot tubs, WiFi, fireplaces and decks vary from cabin to cabin and all have either river, mountain or creek views. Add-ons include a personal chef, massage in your cabin and provisioning. A minimum two-night stay is required, and three nights are required on some holiday weekends.

Blood Mountain Cabins & Country Store

Blood Mountain Cabins, in Neel’s Gap at more than 3,000 feet in elevation, are a short distance from the Appalachian Trail. All of the cabins, set in wooded areas, have decks or porches and mountain views. The company also manages vacation rentals for absentee owners, and those homes tend to be larger. Blood Mountain Country Store is the office for the cabins and carries snacks, topographical maps, fossils and gemstones. Minimum stays are required during some holidays.

Cavender Creek Cabins

Eight cabins and a lodge make up Cavender Creek Cabins, just outside Dahlonega. Cabins range in size from one bedroom to two bedrooms and a loft. Seven of the cabins have hot tubs and all have gas fireplaces. Cavender Creek runs through the property and a fishing pond is stocked with catfish, bass and brim. The lodge is a communal area with a wood burning fireplace, pool table and board games. Moderately priced cabins rent by the night with weekly discounts available. There is a minimum stay on weekends. Two of the cabins are pet-friendly.

Wilderness View Cabins

Wilderness View Cabins, featured in the Fall 2006 issue of Southern Living, offers luxury accommodations in a gated community atop Fort Mountain. Twelve cabins, each with a hot tub and fireplace occupy individual 5 to 17 acre lots. Rentals range in size from one- to two-bedrooms and have mountain views from decks or porches. Two smaller cabins carry a reduced rate. Generally, a minimum stay is required, but occasionally single night stays are allowed at the premium rate. Pets are welcome in some of the cabins.

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