Getaway Chattahoochee in Suches, Georgia

Tiny Cabin Camping in the North Georgia Mountains

Leave the tent at home for an uncommon little hideaway experience in the woods.

Seeking a cozy mountain retreat? Head to Getaway Chattahoochee, a cluster of tiny cabins nestled in 57 wooded acres in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest in Suches, Georgia. Just a two-hour drive from Atlanta, this Georgia outpost is part of a national chain that offers quick escapes from major urban areas like New York City and Los Angeles.

What to expect at your tiny cabin in north Georgia

Getaway cabin in Suches, Georgia
Getaway cabin in Suches, Georgia
Getting there

After turning off Highway 60 just north of Suches, a series of winding gravel roads weave behind a small country store and farm pastures leading to the final destination: intimate, Scandinavian-chic cabins.

Getaway cabin interior in Suches, Georgia
Getaway cabin interior in Suches, Georgia
What’s inside

Dog-friendly and modern, the dwellings sleep either two or four on queen single or bunk beds, which are framed by a giant picture window, giving the illusion of being in a treehouse hideaway.

The author's dog Rosalind at Getaway Chattahoochee in Suches, Georgia
The author's dog Rosalind at Getaway Chattahoochee in Suches, Georgia

They are outfitted with all the essentials: fresh bed linens, a two-burner stove, small refrigerator, cookware, and utensils. Kitchen staples like olive oil, salt, and pepper are complimentary, while dry food provisions such as pasta, tea, coffee, oatmeal, and snacks are available for purchase, much like a hotel minibar.

Kitchen in the Getaway cabin in Suches, Georgia
Kitchen in the Getaway cabin in Suches, Georgia

While small, there is a private bathroom with plush towels, a hot shower, and vegan, cruelty-free Pharmacopia toiletries. Use the few small hooks just inside the cabin door, or small cubbies are located underneath the bed and bathroom platforms to store your clothing and supplies.

Girl reading near a fire pit outside a Getaway cabin in Suches, Georgia
Relax by the fire pit at your tiny cabin in Suches, Georgia
Tips for your stay

1. Bring cozy socks or slippers, but otherwise pack lightly.

2. All units are equipped with a small HVAC unit, but plan on extra layers if visiting in chillier months, especially if taking advantage of the outdoor seating area with a fire pit, grilling grate, picnic table, and Adirondack chairs — perfect for grilling dinner or spending an evening stargazing.

3. Note that there is an upcharge for kindling and log bundles to start a fire, and due to the wooded area and gravel roads, bug spray and sturdy, closed-toed shoes are a must.

Things to do on your north Georgia getaway

Be prepared to totally disconnect from the outside world, as the cabins have no wi-fi — there’s even a cell phone lockbox. Instead, stock up on books, games, and puzzles, which are also available on loan from Getaway.

The outpost has its own short nature trail, but there are also plenty of activities and points of interest in the surrounding area, including:

Woody Gap on the Appalachian Trail. Photo by @talkingexcitingly
Woody Gap on the Appalachian Trail. Photo by @talkingexcitingly
The Appalachian Trail

No need to trek all the way to Maine, but a section of this iconic trail is located just 15 minutes from Getaway. The 10-mile, mostly single-track path starts at the Woody Gap parking lot located off Highway 60 and climbs Preacher’s Rock and Blood Mountain, which at 4,458 feet is the highest peak on Georgia’s portion of the trail. Both summits offer panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Touring Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge, Georgia
Touring Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge, Georgia
Mercier Orchards

This 300-acre family-owned farm in Blue Ridge grows apples, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and peaches, and is open to the public from Thursday through Sunday. Pick fruit for a souvenir, take a tractor tour of the property, enjoy a meal at the orchard cafe, or sample fruit-based hard ciders and wines distilled on site in the tasting room.

Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery in Dahlonega, Georgia. Photo by @go.see.be
Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery in Dahlonega, Georgia. Photo by @go.see.be
Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery

Located approximately 35 minutes from the cabins, this award-winning, European-style winery offers samples Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in its tasting room. Or make a reservation for lunch or brunch in the picturesque outdoor cafe, which overlooks the scenic Chattahoochee National Forest.

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Published: August 2020
Written by: Laura Scholz