Nothing says winter like cozying up at a cabin in Atlanta, GA with the kids, some games, and an inviting fireplace
When it comes to winter activities for families, Atlanta can run with the best of them. There are plenty of spots for families to go ice skating in the city, and if you’re willing to drive out of town, it’s not hard to find epic snow tubing spots and even take to the slopes for the day or the weekend. But if you ask us, nothing says winter wonderland more than a quick weekend getaway. That’s why we scoped out a bunch of cabin rentals in the Atlanta area that are perfect for families and offer plenty of winter activities to boot. From mountain cabin rentals to cabin rentals by lakes (we’ve even got a few luxury cabin rentals if rustic isn’t your thing), now’s the perfect time to take that much-needed vacation.
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Book one of these cabins near Atlanta for a change of pace
1. Spectacular Mountain Cabin—Blarisville, GA
Mountain views abound at this cabin near Atlanta situated on an acre in the north Georgia mountains. An aged barn and babbling brook finish out this ideal vacation destination for families. Sit around the fire pit at night to enjoy the peace and quiet of the area. Roast marshmallows with the kids for an added kick. Then retire to the living space that features a stocked kitchen, three bedrooms so everyone can have the space they crave on vacation, WiFi for everyone, a lovely porch where you can take in the view, and our favorite part—an old-school Sega gaming system.
2. Getaway Chattahoochee & Getaway Coosa River
When it comes to a different kind of cabin rental in the Atlanta area, try taking a Getaway. There are two Getaway Outposts within driving distance of the city—Getaway Chattahoochee that features 28 cabins on 56 acres and the newly opened Getaway Coosa River. This new property is set on 192 acres and families can choose to rent one of 45 cabins. There's lots to love about these modern rentals that include a tiny kitchen, heat to keep you warm in the winter months, and tons of outdoor recreational opportunities for kids and families, no matter which outpost you choose. The best part? It's totally unplugged so you and the kids can really get away from it all.
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3. Historic Mountain Cabin—Lake Rabun, GA
Six log cabins dating from the 1780’s through 1840 were purchased, dismantled and transported to Lake Rabun from Tennessee, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Virginia. Now, three cabins are combined to create the main lodge, one cabin serves as a glamping studio, one as a potting shed, and one as a garage. This fabulous one-of-a-kind home on a fenced acre in the Blue Ridge Mountains is located steps from Historic Hall's Boathouse at Lake Rabun, minutes from many waterfall hikes, Tallulah Gorge, wineries, and State and National Parks. Plus, Clayton is close for shopping and farm-to-table cuisine.
Sleeps: 8 guests
4. Dreamy Log Cabin—Tiger, GA
For total relaxation, head to this authentic log cabin nestled by a mountain brook. Sleep under heavy down blankets on a chilly winter night and cozy up by the wood burning stove as snow gently falls outside. This whole house rental includes a main floor master bedroom, a full kitchen (so bring lots of groceries), full and half baths, a sleeping loft for the kids with a queen bed, and an optional extra bedroom & bathroom. Simply put, this cabin has room for everyone.
Sleeps: 5 guests
5. The Little Red House—Clayton, GA
The Little Red House is located just minutes from downtown Clayton and close to stores, Tallulah Gorge, Lake Burton, Lake Rabun, and more. The almost-new kitchen was installed in 2020—the perfect place to hunker down and cook as a family. And the living room furniture was updated last year. Farm-to-table dining is just a hop, skip, and a jump away. And did we mention the pack 'n' play families can use? It makes traveling with a baby or toddler super easy.
Sleeps: 4 guests
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6. Modern-Rustic Cabin—Blue Ridge, GA
This brand new modern-rustic cabin has three bedrooms, two with master suites, and a third bedroom downstairs, with access to its own full bathroom. The downstairs bar and deck is perfect for a family or group to relax and play. Plus, this cabin is only three miles away from downtown Blue Ridge, while still remaining tucked away with an incredible mountain view and privacy on 1.7 acres. It is just minutes away from downtown restaurants, shopping, and the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway.
Sleeps: 8 guests
7. Storybook Cottage—Morganton, GA
Tucked away in a quiet lakeside community with a golf cart for extra fun, this cozy storybook cottage is only 6.4 miles to the heart of downtown Blue Ridge, with quaint shops and local dining. Less than a 2-minute drive through the neighborhood takes you to Morganton Point Recreational Area where you can enjoy hiking on a crisp, cool morning. The mountains aren't too far away for winter fun. And this cabin rental in the Atlanta are comes with a pack-n-play, safety gates, and a stroller so you don't have to bring yours from home.
Sleeps: 7 guests
8. Mountaintop Log Cabin—Hiawassee, GA
Relax at this cozy mountain top log cabin that's easily accessed by paved roads and is situated just a half-mile from Lake Chatuge. Visit the nearby Bavarian village of Helen, or hike up to the Appalachian Trail's Brasstown Bald. The cabin features a wood-burning fireplace, a four-level deck with hot tub—the perfect place to warm up on a snowy winter night. Your family can spread out for the night in two bedrooms and a loft area for additional sleeping.
Sleeps: 8 guests
9. Cabin on the Creek—Hiawassee, GA
Sit on the porch and listen to the rushing creek—just steps away—as you enjoy the cozy comfort of this quiet mountain cabin. Deep in the north Georgia mountains, Cabin on the Creek at Moody Hollow allows you to enjoy the surrounding beauty of nature while also providing all of the modern amenities you would like for a great escape from the pressures of life. It's just a short drive to lots of fun in Helen, Brasstown Bald, Lake Chatuge, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds and much more, if you're looking to do more than marinate in the wilderness.
Sleeps: 6 guests
10. Boho Cottage near Wineries—Cleveland, GA
This Boho-style cottage is located within 5 minutes of three popular North Georgia wineries, and right in between Dahlonega—home of North Georgia's very own gold rush—and Helen, a Bavarian village that hosts quite a celebration every October. In addition to the two bedrooms and loft area of this adorable Atlanta cabin rental in the woods, families can enjoy s'mores in the fire pit outside.
Sleeps: 6 guests
11. Rustic Luxury Cabin—Clayton, GA
Kleinhaus is a modern rustic home designed with luxury and convenience in mind. Arts & Crafts timberframe styling with stone, juniper railings, granite and other natural materials make you feel right at home on your rustic retreat, but you definitely won't be roughing it at Kleinhaus. On top of a ridge with 10 layer mountain views, you'll feel away from it all. But with the kid-friendly amenities like a trundle bed, fold-out camping cot, two pack-n-plays, a high chair, and even sippy cups in the kitchen you'll feel right at home.
Sleeps: 12 guests
12. Blueberry Patch—Clarkesville, GA
This new cottage may look like an 18th century church, but you'll find it fully appointed with modern conveniences—and nestled alongside Panther Creek Recreational Trail. The “Chapel” features a stone facade with an attached outdoor cooking pavilion and masonry fireplace with a private outdoor shower. The home offers serene views and is the perfect setting for staying warm and entertained during your stay. It boasts a full kitchen, soaring chandelier-lit ceilings, and a living room flanked by a two-story stone fireplace. It comfortably sleeps six with a queen master suite on the main level, queen loft bedroom with full bath, and a living room featuring a convertible sofa-bed. Maybe invite your besties up for a weekend?
Sleeps: 6 guests
13. Gorgeous Mountain Cabin—Sautee Nacoochee, GA
This spacious mountain cabin rental home offers everything you'll need for a fantastic getaway. With a large open kitchen, a Tuscan wine cellar-themed dining room with an eight-foot table, a large screen Smart TV, a private hot tub, a custom-built billiards table, panoramic mountain views, three luxury king bedroom suites with large private balconies and jetted spa tubs en suite, and a baby grand piano, the list of amenities goes on and on. If you're looking to rough it, don't stay here. But, if you're looking for a luxury cabin retreat with an acre-and-a-half of sweet-smelling trees and woods to explore, this home is private, quiet and perfect.
Sleeps: 10 guests
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