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Treetop Hideaways in Flintstone, Georgia

10 Awesome Places to Spend the Night

Looking for a unique place to call it a night after a day of exciting adventures in Georgia? You can sleep in the trees, relax in a claw-foot tub, root for the home team and find other unusual places to have the vacation of your dreams in Georgia.

There's no better time to explore Georgia and its many unique places. From sleeping under the stars to relaxing in luxury, we've rounded up a few of the best places to stay around the state.

A treetop house in the woods.

Treetop Hideaways in Flintstone, Georgia


Treetop Hideaways in Flintstone

Located on Georgia’s northwest border, the treehouses at Treetop Hideaways are nothing like those of your childhood. The impeccably designed spaces are surrounded by mountains and built with reclaimed materials. They also have kitchenettes and fire pits, as well as top-notch mattresses, internet and full bathrooms. It’s secluded, but close enough to civilization when you need to grab a bite.

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A small cabin built between two treetops in the forest

Candlelight Forest in Chickamauga, Georgia


Candlelight Forest in Chickamauga

Escape to a simpler time with a stay in one of the treehouses or cottages at the Candlelight Forest in Chickamauga, Georgia. You'll surely have sweet dreams when you're tucked into Le Petit Chateau or Sophie's Roost treehouses, the Bavarian-style lodge, or the very first idea house created by This Old House, which overlooks the resort's farmstead, The Plucky Peacock. Explore the resort grounds by canoeing, taking guided nature walks, wading in the creek, visiting the pygmy goats and much more. Located in the Chattanooga Valley, you're only 20 minutes or less to nearby attractions like Rock City and Cloudland Canyon State Park.

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Wine barrel cabins are shown in the woods during fall

Wine barrel cabins at Unicoi State Park & Lodge in Helen, Georgia


Wine Barrel Cabins in Helen

Set in the North Georgia mountains, the Alpine town of Helen takes its inspiration from Germany, so you’ll find hotels and businesses designed in the style of the motherland. But if you’re looking for a different style for your stay, Unicoi State Park & Lodge has diverse offerings, from backcountry campsites to lodge hotel rooms. What makes the property unique is the cabins made from retired giant wine barrels. They come with full kitchens, living areas and porches overlooking the grounds.

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Barnsley Resort in Adairsville, Georgia. Photo by @kotuttle


Barnsley Resort in Adairsville

Built by Godfrey Barnsley for his late wife, the manor at Barnsley Resort eventually fell into ruins after being damaged by a tornado in 1906. In later years, a German prince purchased the property in northwest Georgia and turned it into a resort. Today, it has cottages and inn rooms, as well as two restaurants. The resort has dozens of activities, including sporting clays, a spa, horseback riding and golf.

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The American Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia


The American Hotel in Downtown Atlanta

The American Hotel, a DoubleTree by Hilton in Atlanta, was the city’s first integrated hotel when it opened in 1962. In fact, it played a role in the Braves' relocation to Atlanta. It has been decorated in a mid-century modern style with an in-house restaurant. Guest rooms and suites have flat-screen televisions, workspace, a coffee maker and even a 1960s replica mini-fridge. Stay here to be within walking distance of all the attractions at Centennial Olympic Park.

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A large resort is surrounded by trees with water in the background.

Jekyll Island Club Resort on Jekyll Island, Georgia


Jekyll Island Club Resort on Jekyll Island

Founded as a private club in 1886, the Jekyll Island Club Resort on Jekyll Island became the playground of the rich and famous, including the Rockefellers, Morgans and Vanderbilts. The first transcontinental phone call took place here, and it played a vital role in the establishment of the Federal Reserve. The private club closed in 1942, but was restored and reopened in 1985 as a public resort. There are hotel rooms and cottages, as well as multiple restaurant options.

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A large hotel sits in the middle of a small downtown

Windsor Hotel in Americus, Georgia


Windsor Hotel in Americus

Built in 1890 by a Swedish architect, the Windsor Hotel in the southwest Georgia town of Americus was named for a local businessman. The building's Victorian and Moorish features include two towers, including the Bridal Suite where Al Capone once stayed, and the Presidential Suite, where President and Mrs. Carter have stayed. The historic property features modern amenities, a bar and a restaurant, and is located only 10 miles from Plains, where you can learn all about the life and legacy of President Jimmy Carter.

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A historic mansion with large columns is framed by giant trees

The 1842 Inn in Macon, Georgia


1842 Inn in Macon

The 1842 Inn features grand Greek Revival architecture, 19 guest rooms and hospitality parlors, as well as a courtyard and porches for entertaining. The interior is decorated with fine English antiques and paintings, oriental carpets, tapestries and elaborate draperies. Stay here and enjoy homemade cookies served in the parlor, the famous 1842 Inn breakfast and a daily evening hospitality hour featuring complimentary hors d’ oeuvres and beverages from a cash bar, including a signature beverage: The Mint Julep.

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Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta


Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta

Sports fans can now get even closer to the action at the home of the Atlanta Braves. Omni Hotel at the Battery Atlanta overlooks Truist Park with balconies and an elevated pool deck. The decor is inspired by America’s favorite pastime: baseball! The Battery Atlanta entertainment complex is just steps away.

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A hotel lobby with colorful, funky decor

Graduate Athens, Georgia


Graduate Athens

This chain creates boutique hotels in college towns, making Graduate Athens the perfect place to stay when visiting the University of Georgia in the Classic City. Rooms are furnished with details related to the university, and there's also an in-house coffee shop, spa and music venue. Relax in the outdoor pool or borrow a complimentary bike to see the city.

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Published: May 2023
Written by: Caroline Eubanks
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