Reading outside a Getaway House in Suches, Georgia

Reading outside a Getaway House in Suches, Georgia

9 Winter Getaways that will Conquer Your Cabin Fever

When you need a change of scenery, these nine cozy places have plenty to do inside and out.

When it gets chilly outside, and you're dreaming of beaches and sunshine, it might be time for an escape. Check out some of Georgia's cozy places to stay in cities and towns with plenty of things to do inside and out.

Graduate Athens in Athens, Georgia

Graduate Athens

Located in the historic Foundry Building not far from the University of Georgia's Historic North Campus, the Graduate Athens hotel will instantly make you feel at home. Southern style and a history lesson in every corner create a community feel for locals and guests alike. Need help setting a date? Browse events in Athens this winter. Before your trip, review the hotel's COVID-19 precautions.

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Cottage at Paradise Garden in Summerville, Georgia

Cottages at Howard Finster's Paradise Garden

Paradise Garden is home to the art of renowned artist Howard Finster. Three on-site rentals are available, including a two-bedroom, one-bath bungalow decorated in an eclectic, vibrant décor by Atlanta designer Summer Loftin. Tour the gardens during your stay, and find inspiration to warm your soul. Paradise Garden's AirBnB's have committed to Airbnb's 5-step enhanced cleaning process. Before your trip, review their COVID-19 precautions.

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The Four Seasons in Atlanta

Four Seasons in Atlanta

Nothing will warm you up faster than a little luxury pampering. OK – maybe the indoor saltwater pool and soothing spa! Four Seasons always welcomes kids with open arms, but it makes a wonderful date night escape, as well. Visit Atlanta any time, and you're sure to find amazing things to doBefore your trip, review the hotel's COVID-19 precautions.

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The Partridge Inn in Augusta, Georgia

The Partridge Inn Augusta, Curio Collection by Hilton

The Partridge Inn is a Historic Hotel of America, yet the contemporary renovations and sleek styling make it an elegant and modern hotel selection. The suites are spacious and welcoming, and P.I. Bar and Grill is great for grabbing a bite. Before your trip, review the hotel's COVID-19 precautions.

Augusta is world-famous as the host of The Masters golf tournament, but did you know it's also the hometown of legendary soul singer James Brown? Visit any time of year to see his statue and learn more about The Godfather of Soul at the Augusta Museum of History

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Savannah Marriott Riverfront in Savannah, Georgia

Savannah Marriott Riverfront

The spacious Savannah Marriott Riverfront hotel sits right on Savannah's premier attraction, the historic Riverwalk. The outstanding location enables you to easily explore the city's beautiful squares, historic house museums, art galleries and more. Be sure to request a Riverfront view room; the scene is beautiful both day and night. Before your trip, review the hotel's COVID-19 precautions.

Want to snap that iconic photo of the road through the live oaks? Head to Wormsloe State Historic Site, open Tuesday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Page House Bed & Breakfast in Dublin, Georgia

Page House Bed & Breakfast in Dublin

The homes along this street sit on what is dubbed “Millionaire’s Row" in Dublin, and grand they are. The Page House includes Tiffany-style stained glass, 12-foot ceilings, and picture molding sealed in silver and brushed with gold. The innkeepers promise a stay filled with Southern charm and hospitality, plus a large breakfast to start your day right. The Page House has committed to the Georgia Safety Promise, which are measures to minimize spread of COVID-19, and keep Georgia open for business. Put together your list of "must-sees" from Dublin's varied attractions.

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Great Wolf Lodge indoor water park in LaGrange, Georgia

Great Wolf Lodge in LaGrange

North America's largest family of indoor water park resorts has everything for a family getaway under one roof. Just over an hour's drive southwest from Atlanta, Great Wolf Lodge features kid-friendly activities, dining options, and access to the 93,000-square-foot water park's pools and slides kept warm at 84-degrees year-round. Add in excursions to nearby downtown LaGrange, attractions like the Biblical History Center, Hills & Dales Estate and Wild Animal Safari, and you'll have a trip to tell stories about until spring. Before your trip, review the lodge's COVID-19 precautions.

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Kayaking at Stephen C. Foster State Park in Fargo, Georgia

Stephen C. Foster State Park

If you really want to get away from it all and immerse yourself in scenery that is truly out of this world, Stephen C. Foster State Park at the legendary Okefenokee Swamp should be high on your list of places to go this winter. At this certified Dark Sky Park, you can gaze into galaxies far, far away in the clear winter night sky, and during the day, tour the swamp, keeping an eye out for wildlife like alligators, birds, turtles and much more. Stay in one of the park's cottages or campsites, or nearby at the Suwannee River Eco-LodgeBefore your trip, review the park's COVID-19 precautions.

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Getaway House in Suches, Georgia

Getaway House in Suches

Drive just two hours from Atlanta to stay in a cute, tiny cabin in the north Georgia mountain town of Suches. Equipped with everything you need, Getaway Chattahoochee is like camping except you don't have to bring all the gear. Relax inside or outside the tiny cabins and soak up the scenic views of the Chattahoochee National Forest. And, go hiking to nearby waterfalls or head into Dahlonega to check out the local shops and restaurants. Read more about what to expect during your stay, and before your trip, review the cabins' COVID-19 precautions.

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Published: September 2020
Written by: Lesli Peterson