5 cool cabins to rent in North Georgia

From big to small, rustic to luxe, east to west, here are a few great places to hide out in the wide open.

“Cherry Blossom” yurt on Lookout Mountain
“Cherry Blossom” yurt on Lookout Mountain

Photograph courtesy of Airbnb

“Cherry Blossom” yurt on Lookout Mountain
1 bedroom, sleeps 2
$121 per night

You won’t be roughing it in this beautiful yurt perched on the edge of the bluff on Lookout Mountain. A peaceful, modern design gives the hut a Zen vibe (as if the views aren’t enough), and the hosts, who live on site, managed to partition the space into distinct living spaces—and even squeeze in a king-sized bed. Adults only.

Rising Fawn cabin on a 45-acre horse farm
4 bedrooms, sleeps 12
$481 per night

This postcard-perfect family getaway offers not just Cloudland Canyon views but horses roaming the rolling pastures and a pond stocked with trout, bass, and bream. There’s plenty of room to roam, but the charming cabin made of reclaimed wood is a great place to hunker down with bunks, books, and lots of amenities for kids of all ages (including a s’mores kit).

Getaway tiny “cabins” near Suches
1 or 2 bedrooms, sleeps 2 to 4
From $99

This community of tiny mobile cabins is part of a national expansion of Getaway, which has created these serene retreats across the country. Spread across 57 acres, the 20-plus Scandinavian-style minimalist cabins encourage social distancing by design—as well as immersion in nature, with cell-phone lockboxes so you can commit to truly checking out. Dogs welcome for a small fee.

Julep Farms in Dillard
1 or 2 bedrooms, sleeps 2 to 6
From $275 (two-night minimum)

The Kentucky meets Napa–style Julep Farms opened last fall in Dillard with airy cottages, an upscale coffee shop and market, and a glossy restaurant serving up elevated Southern fare—there’s lots of patio space, but they’ll also bring takeout to your car. The pastoral 22-acre grounds include a barn full of miniature horses, a croquet lawn with string lights, and a haute poultry coop fit for Martha Stewart.

“R Lake,” a modern home on Lake Rabun“R Lake,” a modern home on Lake Rabun
2 bedrooms, sleeps 4
$368 per night

There aren’t many rentals on the upper-crust sister lakes Rabun, Burton, and Seed, thanks to restrictions by landowner Georgia Power—but there are a few exceptions. This contemporary renovation tucked into a cove on Lake Rabun features 20-foot floor-to-ceiling windows, a sundeck with a sunken cedar hot tub for stargazing, and an outdoor rain shower. The luxe little house comes equipped with paddleboards and double bunk beds for the kids (who should be old enough to handle the swanky floating staircase).

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This article appears in our September 2020 issue.