Treetop Hideaways in Flintstone, Georgia

Treetop Hideaways in Flintstone, Georgia

10 Awesome Places to Spend the Night

Sleep in the trees, relax in a claw foot tub, root for the home team and more ways to have the vacation of your dreams in Georgia.

Let this coming year be yours for adventure. There's no better time to explore Georgia and its unique places. But you'll need somewhere to stay. We've chosen a few of the best places to stay around the state, from camping to luxury.

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 the 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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Candlelight Forest in Chickamauga, Georgia

Candlelight Forest

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, 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 at Unicoi State Park & Lodge in Helen, Georgia

Wine Barrel Cabins at Unicoi State Park & Lodge in Helen

Set in the Northeast 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 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

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Built by Godfrey Barnsley for his late wife, the manor eventually fell into ruins, destroyed by fire. In later years, a German prince purchased the property in northwest Georgia and turned it into a resort. Barnsley Resort 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 Atlanta Downtown - a DoubleTree by Hilton in Atlanta

The American Hotel was Atlanta’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 mid-century modern style with an in-house restaurant. Guest rooms and suites have flat-screen televisions, work space, a coffee maker and even a 1960s replica mini-fridge.

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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 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. It closed in 1942 but was restored and reopened in 1985 as a resort. There are hotel rooms and cottages as well as multiple restaurant options.

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Best Western Plus Windsor Hotel in Americus, Georgia

Best Western Plus 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 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. After nearly 20 years of closure, the town rallied to reopen it, adding modern amenities like televisions, coffee makers and a business center. It has a bar and restaurant, as well.

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The 1842 Inn in Macon, Georgia

1842 Inn in Macon

The 1842 Inn was built in 1842 in the Greek Revival architecture but has seen some structural antebellum changes since then. The inn now consists of 19 guest rooms, hospitality parlors, service facilities, 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. Oprah Winfrey was one of the inn's most notable guests.

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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 new home of the Atlanta Braves. The Omni Hotel at the Battery Atlanta overlooks the Truist Park with balconies and an elevated pool deck. Decor is inspired by America’s favorite pastime. The Battery Atlanta entertainment complex is just steps away.

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Graduate Athens, Georgia

Graduate Athens

This chain creates boutique hotels in college towns, and Graduate Athens is in the perfect location in the Classic City. Rooms are furnished with details related to the University of Georgia. There's also an in-house coffee shop, spa and music venue. Relax in the outdoor pool, or borrow one of their complimentary bikes to see the city.

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Published: August 2020
Written by: Caroline Eubanks