The Greyfield Inn on Cumberland Island, Georgia
Choose to stay in a whimsical treehouse, a cozy farmhouse, a modern home just blocks from the Dahlonega square, or a farmhouse next to a waterfall with Stay Dahlonega's collection of vacation rentals. While you're in the mountains, explore miles of trails through the forest; wineries, breweries and meaderies; historic gold mines and much more. Find more places to see in this Guide to Dahlonega.
Len Foote Hike Inn
They say the journey — in this case, a five-mile trek from the top of Amicalola Falls — is the reward. But staying at the Hike Inn is pretty rewarding, too. This backcountry lodge, which is only accessible by foot, has 20 guest rooms and offers hot showers, soft beds and home-cooked meals. It's located in Dawsonville’s Amicalola Falls State Park.
Yurt camping at Sweetwater Creek State Park
Central Asians have sheltered in this type of utilitarian hut for millennia. But the 10 yurts at Sweetwater Creek State Park, just 15 miles from downtown Atlanta, have a little something more to offer, like ceiling fans, personal heaters and electrical outlets to charge your gadgets. Up to six people can sleep in each yurt.
Farm Stays at White Oak Pastures
See what farm life is all about at this southwest Georgia farm that welcomes guests to spend the night in on-site houses and cabins. White Oak Pastures raises grassfed beef and pastured poultry, in addition to organic vegetables and pasteurized eggs. Learn about environmental sustainability and where your food comes from at this fifth-generation family farm.
The Page House Bed & Breakfast in Dublin prides itself on offering modern luxury alongside classic Southern charm. The Greek Revival home was built in 1903 but lovingly restored as recently as the late 1990s. It's a B&B, so be sure not to miss that second B. The breakfast is worth waking up for.
Tree house rooms at Historic Banning Mills
Channel The Swiss Family Robinson when you sleep in a tree house perched high above the 300-acre Historic Banning Mills adventure resort in Whitesburg. You’ll enjoy the best of both home and camping with a king bed, gas-log fireplace, jetted tub for two, and a covered back deck overlooking Snake Creek Gorge.
Seeking solitude? Look no further than the Greyfield Inn on Cumberland Island, one of the most remote and romantic of Georgia's barrier islands. A former Carnegie family retreat, the 1890 inn has 16 guestrooms in the main house and two additional cottages. Rates include meals, which are as elegant as their luxe surroundings.
The Fitzpatrick Hotel
This landmark building in downtown Washington dates to 1898. It was the seat of Wilkes County until 1952, when the hotel closed. After falling into disrepair, the building was restored to its original grandeur; The Fitzpatrick Hotel reopened in 2004. Stay in one of its 17 guestrooms, all of which feature Victorian-style furniture.
James Madison Inn
For a historic bed and breakfast experience, stay at Madison's namesake James Madison Inn, an award-winning property. Rooms, each decorated in a different way, come with Egyptian cotton linens, flat-screen televisions, fireplaces and a rain shower. There is also an outdoor porch where guests can cozy up with a book by a local author. Pamper yourself with an in-house spa treatment before exploring the area further.
Ready to roam? Hit Georgia's backroads and highways in an easy-to-drive campervan that seats and sleeps up to six people. Pick one up in the Atlanta area, and go, go, go.