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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grateful for a short getaway @getawayhouse in North Georgia. Three days of hiking, waterfalls, mountain vistas, reading, card games, and minimal internet. We brought our own food, only saw a few other people on the trails, and loved watching the dog scamper up and down rocks and make space for herself (though sometimes not us, especially on the bed!) and adjust to a few days of living in a tiny cabin.
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:
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.
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
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.