Cabin at Vogel State Park in Blairsville, Georgia. Photo by @vikram_skhangarot
8 Surprising Cabin Getaways at Georgia State Parks
From a cabin tucked quietly into North Georgia mountain woods to a cottage perfectly perched to catch a coastal breeze, there’s something about a change of scenery to lift your spirits. And when you’re situated near all the activities at Georgia State Parks, you get a vacation like no other. Create your next unforgettable vacation at one of these eight surprising places to stay at Georgia State Parks.
Historic Home at General Coffee State Park in Nicholls
The elegantly decorated three-bedroom Burnham House is a romantic country retreat inside General Coffee State Park located in south Georgia, about one hour east of Tifton. Sip coffee in a rocking chair on the porch, say hello to the park’s farm animals, and stroll scenic nature trails. In the evening, soak in the clawfoot tub or cozy up to a warm fire.
Marshside Cabins at Fort McAllister State Park in Richmond Hill
Beautifully decorated two-bedroom cabins sit on stilts above palm trees and saltmarsh at Fort McAllister State Park. Nestled among giant live oaks and Spanish moss, the cabin’s screened porches are perfect places to relax and enjoy the coastal breeze. You’re a short drive from saltwater fishing and intracoastal boating, and Savannah is less than an hour away.
Cabins at Vogel State Park in Blairsville
Generations of park lovers have grown up renting the quaint cabins at Vogel State Park, one of the first state parks in Georgia. Located in the North Georgia town of Blairsville surrounded by outstanding hiking trails and a small mountain lake, the one- and two-bedroom cabins at Vogel were built in the 1930s and have retained their historic charm while sporting new amenities.
Cabins at F.D. Roosevelt State Park in Pine Mountain
Historic one-bedroom stone cabins at F.D. Roosevelt State Park, the largest state park in Georgia, were built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. They sit atop Pine Mountain in west Georgia, about one hour north of Columbus, offering views of rolling mountains. The park also has two-bedroom cottages available, too.
Mountain Cabins at Smithgall Woods State Park in Helen
Treat yourself to an elegant mountain retreat at Smithgall Woods State Park near Helen. The park features six private cabins, some with hot tubs and others sitting right above babbling Dukes Creek. Enjoy hiking and fly fishing right outside your cabin door.
Wine Barrel Cabins at Unicoi State Park in Helen
For a truly unique experience, sleep in cabins made from retired wine barrels at Unicoi State Park in Helen. Remarkable in nearly every way, the one- or two-bedroom barrel cabins come with full kitchens, living areas, and porches overlooking the grounds. Located near Unicoi Lake with easy access to trails, these cabins are the ultimate can’t-miss experience at Georgia State Parks.
Remote Cottages Near the Okefenokee in Fargo
Sleep just outside the famous Okefenokee Swamp when you stay at the Suwannee River Eco-Lodge nature retreat in Fargo, located near Georgia's southern border and about one hour east of Valdosta. Surrounded by pine-scented forest, it offers exceptional privacy and 10 comfortable one- or two-bedroom cottages for individuals as well as groups. Visit nearby Stephen C. Foster State Park where you can take ranger-led boat tours to look for alligators, bobcats, racoons, deer, owls, and more swamp wildlife.
Yurt Villages at 6 State Parks
Take camping to a whole new level with "glamping" yurts. These canvas and wood tent-cabins have beds inside, a picnic table and grill outside, a relaxing porch, and hot showers are a short walk away. You’ll find yurt villages at Cloudland Canyon, Red Top Mountain, High Falls, Fort Yargo, Tugaloo and Sweetwater Creek state parks. Boaters will especially enjoy those at Tugaloo on Lake Hartwell.