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The 11 Best & Most Unique Airbnbs in Georgia

by Kristen Arendt
Updated October 24, 2021

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Welcome to the Peach State, known for its beautiful natural scenery, temperate climate, music and arts festivals, signature breweries, and local history.

Between the vibrant downtown scene of Atlanta, the coastal hub of historic Savannah, the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains in northern Georgia, and the many charming small towns around the state, you can easily split time between the city and the great outdoors as you please.

If you’re headed into the woods to chase waterfalls, go fishing, or leaf-peep in the fall, you can pick from multiple modes of transportation; hiking, kayaking, boating, whitewater rafting, and biking are all at your disposal across the state. With its stellar state parks, undeveloped beaches, and eclectic towns, you really should have Georgia on your mind — for your next getaway, that is. Check out the picks below for the best airbnbs in Georgia to ensure you have a peachy keen time.

Related Read: 12 Fantastic Glamping Destinations in Georgia

1. ATL Treehouse

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Why you should stay: Who doesn’t want a five-star pampering?

  • Location: East Point
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $340/night

Who said treehouses can’t be sophisticated or posh — or have their own private masseuse? This remarkable retreat redefines “treehouse” and is sure to make you feel completely spoiled. It’s elegantly designed with tons of privacy and great patio space. This is one of the best airbnbs in Georgia if you plan to visit Atlanta, as you’ll have your own private getaway without sacrificing access to all the amenities of metro Atlanta.

And the pièce de résistance? You can add various packages to your stay with options ranging from a private four-course, chef-prepared dinner (complete with wine pairings) to an on-site couples massage. You can even book a personal photoshoot to commemorating a big day (so break out that ring!) Perfect for celebrating special occasions or just treating yourself to a weekend away, this treehouse really is the best of all worlds.

“This was better than most 5-star hotel experiences I’ve had.”

Jacklyn, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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Related read: 10 Short & Easy Hikes Near Savannah, Georgia

2. Tiny House on Little Road

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Why you should stay: Pint-sized perfection in the countryside.

  • Location: Canton
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $93/night

This cozy tiny house is the perfect couple’s getaway, whether you’re looking for a weekend of solitude or a jumping-off point to explore the area. The tiny house has a wall of windows overlooking the wooded lot, and you get a tidy loft, compact kitchen, and peaceful outdoor seating area (with a hammock) to soak in the setting.

And if you want to get out and explore, you’re a short drive from some great hiking or biking just up the road at Red Top Mountain State Park. If water sports are more your style, you’ve got the 18 square miles and 270 miles of shoreline of Lake Allatoona to explore. Head out fishing, swimming, water skiing, paddling, or boating for a refreshing day on the water before heading back to the tiny home to put your feet up around the backyard fire pit.

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3. Cherry Blossom Yurt

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Why you should stay: Jaw-dropping views near one of the state’s coolest parks.

  • Location: Rising Fawn
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $119/night

Looking for the ultimate mountain getaway? This unique yurt is on a secluded property in the heart of the Chattanooga Valley. Perched on a high point, you’ll have views over the valley from the beautiful raised back deck. This modern yurt comes equipped with everything you’d expect plus a full bathroom and even television and Wi-Fi.

Kick up your feet on the deck after dark to enjoy the night sky as the area is known for some top-notch stargazing. And while you’re in the area, be sure to check out Cloudland Canyon State Park, one of Georgia’s must-see state parks. The thousand-foot-deep canyon is home to sandstone cliffs, caves, waterfalls, and abundant wildlife. Don’t forget your camera!

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4. Blue Ridge Cabin

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Why you should stay: A decked-out-to-the-nines cabin with modern luxuries in a dreamy setting.

  • Location: Blue Ridge
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 5 nights
  • Rates from: $382/night

Sleek, modern, bright, spacious – they call this a cabin, but it’s really more like a luxury mountain chalet. The house has many large windows plus indoor and outdoor wood-burning fireplaces for the perfect evening ambiance. Though the interior is lovely, the two-story deck is the real attention grabber. The lower screened-in deck has a large bar, ping-pong table, outdoor dining area, and hot tub, and the upper deck has some out-of-this-world views out over the mountains.

Located a mere three miles from downtown Blue Ridge, you’re within minutes of wineries, shopping, and restaurants. Or if hiking, fishing, and whitewater rafting are more your style, head out on any number of adventures in the surrounding Chattahoochee National Forest. If you love chasing waterfalls, a hike to Long Creek or Fall Branch waterfalls will not disappoint.

“Stores and downtown are minutes away and easy to access! The cabin itself is a dream. It’s beautifully decorated, comfortable, and it has many of the amenities that you may need.”

Colleen, Lakeland, FL
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5. 1914 Carriage House Apartment

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Why you should stay: An urban escape in the heart of historic downtown.

  • Location: Savannah
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $120/night

This gorgeous carriage house apartment is beautifully finished with both vintage touches and modern amenities. Enjoy the charm of the floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the shared garden. The mature trees and well-kept grounds give this apartment a secluded feel.

But don’t be fooled: you’re in the heart of the Thomas Square neighborhood and within walking distance of many great restaurants and art galleries. For a day at the beach, pack your flip-flops and swimsuit and head to Tybee Island, where you can take an oceanfront stroll or go for a swim before hitting up the shops and restaurants along the beach.

“Lovely, lovely, lovely! Everything about the space was thoughtful and cozy. The amenities were above and beyond what was expected.”

Bri, Lake Worth, FL
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6. Archimedes’ Nest at the Emu Ranch

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Why you should stay: An cozy nest with all sorts of exotic neighbors.

  • Location: Atlanta
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $275/night

You’ll be delighted with this beautiful getaway, which features a full kitchen, comfortable living area, and dining room. Climb up the spiral staircase to the queen bedroom, full bath, and reading nook. Between the gas fireplace, rich wood accents, and bright natural lighting, this space is a romantic and comfortable escape. To top it off, you might get to meet the resident owl, emu, turkey, swans, or other peafowl that roam the gardens of the eclectic Emu Ranch.

Just beyond your urban oasis, you can walk to the restaurants, clubs, and shopping area of East Atlanta Village one of the most popular places in Atlanta for brews, diverse eateries, and hipster vibes. While you’re in the vicinity of downtown, check out Piedmont Park or the Beltline Trail for a stroll through some of Atlanta’s urban green spaces.

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7. Atlanta Modern Tiny House

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Why you should stay: A designer tiny home loaded with amenities that’s also one of the most affordable airbnbs in Georgia.

  • Location: Atlanta
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $92/night

This tiny home packs a lot into a little space. With a full kitchen, dishwasher, and range, you have everything you need to cook (and clean) without hassle. With two queen beds and a full bath as well as ample seating inside and out, you’ll find that you can set up your stay at this tiny home exactly how you want. The cozy, fenced-in backyard comes complete with a ping-pong table and fire pit, great for an evening of entertainment.

Located within walking distance of Ponce City Market and Krog Street Market, you can head into town for the arts scene, concerts, or sporting events. Or if you want a break from the city, catch a ride to Stone Mountain Park to explore over 15 miles of trails. If you want to catch a fantastic view of downtown Atlanta at sunset, hike the one-mile trail to the summit of Stone Mountain for the best vantage point around.

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8. Creekside Cabin

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Why you should stay: A rustic escape to the woods to bring your Instagram fantasies to life.

  • Location: Clayton
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $140/night

This 1950s cabin recently got a complete makeover, making it the perfect woodsy getaway if you’re looking for modern amenities in a secluded spot. With scenic Scott’s Creek babbling through the private backyard, your new favorite spot might be out back, either sitting around the fire pit or soaking in the hot tub. It’s one of the top airbnbs in Atlanta for travelers who want proximity to the city and a peaceful night’s rest.

Out the front door, the main sidewalk will take you right to historic downtown Clayton. Walk into town for dinner or shopping, or something more exotic, like ax throwing. And be sure to book a long enough stay that you can really enjoy the hiking, whitewater rafting, kayaking, and trout fishing that the area has to offer.

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9. Owl in the Oak House

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Why you should stay: Tiny home + treehouse = paradise

  • Location: Duluth
  • Sleeps: 3
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $168/night

If you’re looking to get off-the-grid and away from your daily grind, this tiny treehouse is the perfect sanctuary for some R&R. Secluded in a dense oak forest, this 120-square foot treehouse is decked out with just the right necessities for a rustic but comfortable stay. Thoughtfully designed to maximize space and minimize distractions (there’s only one low-wattage outlet for charging small devices), you can unplug and feel more connected to nature during your stay.

The treehouse is about five minutes from downtown Duluth, so it’s not very far to stroll around town and see the sights or grab a bite at one of the local quirky restaurants. History buffs will enjoy a trip to the Southeastern Railway Museum, and there are plenty of parks and art galleries to explore in town as well.

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10. The Barn Guesthouse

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Why you should stay: A north Georgia gem in a fabulous location near world-class recreation.

  • Location: Lookout Mountain
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $149/night

This fantastic self-contained getaway is a remodeled “barn” that takes modern, rustic decor to a whole new level. The cozy living space has large floor-to-ceiling windows with enough natural light to make the space bright and comfortable. Out back, there is a private patio space. And for added relaxation, you can enjoy a soak in the barn’s signature red claw-foot tub.

And as far as location goes, it doesn’t get much better for hiking, biking, or hitting up the shops and restaurants in Chattanooga. Located about equidistant between Cloudland Canyon State Park and the trail system at Lookout Mountain, this is the maybe one of the best airbnbs in Georgia if you want a weekend out hiking in the best scenery the state has to offer.

“This place was the perfect spot for a weekend of hiking and exploring Chattanooga.”

Mia, Atlanta, GA
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11. Lake Chatuge Overlook

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Why you should stay: A quaint mountain A-frame with killer views.

  • Location: Hiawassee
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $135/night

Mere minutes from Lake Chatuge, shopping, wineries, and all the touristy sight-seeing of the nearby town of Helen, this cabin is a great spot for a weekend getaway or an extended vacation. Regardless of how long you stay, you’re sure to appreciate the awesome view from the back deck. Bonus points if you time your visit to catch the fall colors – perhaps while on one of the many fabulous nearby hikes?

This two-bedroom home is a wonderful mix of mountain cottage and quaint country vibes. It comes with a fully equipped kitchen and three full bathrooms. But the spot you’ll likely enjoy relaxing the most is the living area with its wall of windows and stone fireplace overlooking the gorgeous back deck and the views for miles.

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