8 Wonderfully Secluded Cabin Rentals in Georgia

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Kristen Arendt
March 09, 2021
Updated August 19, 2022

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Whether you’re looking to hang out in a cool mountain town or prefer a private backwoods getaway, booking a secluded cabin in Georgia is the perfect way to escape the daily grind.

Cabins might not immediately come to mind in a state better known for its delicious peaches and southern hospitality. But you might be surprised to find that the state, especially in and around the Blue Ridge Mountains, has a huge variety of terrain. And it’s not all southern plantation homes — there are plenty of secluded cabins in Georgia, too.

In Georgia’s slice of the Appalachian Mountains, you’ll find rugged woodlands, waterfalls, wildlife, and wildflowers in abundance. From scenic creekside cabins to historic log homes in the hills, these ten secluded hideaways offer a place to unplug and unwind. After all, there’s nothing quite like a quiet cabin in the woods to help you fully recharge your batteries.

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1. Toccoa River Cabin

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Why you should stay: Rustic retreat with a creek running through the forested backyard.

  • Nearest town: Suches
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $110/night

This cozy, rustic cabin is the perfect jumping-off point for all sorts of adventures no matter what time of year you visit. The interior has everything you could need for a comfortable stay, but it’s really the great outdoors that lands it on this list of the best cabins in Georgia.

In northern Georgia near the Toccoa River, you’ll have your pick of outdoor activities including fishing (trout, shoal bass, and smallmouth and the top catches) or tubing or paddling down the river. You can also enjoy the fresh air around the outdoor fire pit or from the scenic gazebo overlooking Cavender Creek.

If you’re interested in an afternoon outing, you can easily head up the road to nearby Chattahoochee National Forest, Lake Winfield Scott, Vogel State Park, or Deep Hole Recreation Area for access to a variety of multi-use trails, lakes, and public beaches. Though the cabin is tucked away in the woods, it’s only about 30 minutes to the restaurants and shops of Dahlonega or Blue Ridge.

“Secluded with everything you need! The hosts were beyond amazing too! We loved exploring the woods, hiking trails, and of course the cabin.”

Michelle, Dallas, GA
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2. Rockwater Cabin

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Why you should stay: A private oasis complete with ambient waterfall sounds.

  • Nearest town: Blue Ridge
  • Sleeps: 7
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $271/night

This beautifully finished authentic log cabin has all of the comforts of home, along with some truly spectacular views. From the deck, you can hear the sound of nearby waterfalls while looking out over the rolling hillsides, which are particularly stunning in the autumn. If you’re lucky enough to visit during a winter snowstorm, you can fire up the wood-burning fireplace and enjoy the peaceful winter wonderland from the living room.

During your stay, you’ll get all the privacy and solitude that comes from being in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest. A popular nearby hike is Springer Mountain, the iconic southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. But of course, you’ll have your pick of dozens of the best hiking trails in the Blue Mountains within a minute (or so) drive.

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3. Charming Cabin Getaway

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Why you should stay: Get back to the basics with a dose of southern charm.

  • Nearest town: Americus
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $200/night

Tucked among Georgia pines, this forested cabin is a hidden treasure you’ll be glad you found. It may look like a Louisiana bayou home from the outside, but it’s actually one of the cutest and most southern-y cabins in Georgia. And it comes with all you expect of a cabin, including a large porch, a fire pit, and a charming interior with quirky southern details.

Located about 2.5 hours south of Atlanta, the cabin is in the heart of rural Georgia. At this quiet retreat, you can slow down and relax, take an easy stroll around the property, or hang out on the porch – there’s Wi-Fi, perfect if you forgot to download a new book. If you need to pop into town, downtown Americus is a short drive away.

“It was a beautiful secluded cabin in the woods. From a fire pit and propane heater to the lovely bath and shower, it was everything we were looking for. Quiet and peaceful with only a short drive to town.”

Hannah, Miami, FL
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4. Wolf Creek Cabin

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Why you should stay: Lodge-like vibes in a park-like setting.

  • Nearest town: Mineral Bluff
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $125/night

If you’re looking for a creekside escape, look no further than the Wolf Creek Cabin. This rustic little beauty is tucked in the woods in northern Georgia. During your stay, you’ll dig the scenic outdoor space around the home, complete with a fire pit, barbecue, and hot tub. The cabin is on a hillside overlooking the creek, and travelers lucky enough to catch spring rhododendron bloom may never want to leave the back porch. This Georgia cabin can actually sleep six guests, but you’ll pay an extra fee after the first four.

Though you have your own private getaway on this gated, four-acre lot, you’re never far from activities. You’re near the Toccoa River, where you can plan an afternoon of rafting, tubing, or trout fishing. Or head into McCaysville to explore the Riverwalk Shops where you can find boutique stores, restaurants, and art galleries. Depending on the season, you can pick your own fruit at nearby Deep Roots Orchard.

“Picture perfect cabin in the woods with a wonderful host. Incredible views and awesome activities found around the area.”

Jose, Gainesville, FL

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5. Serenity@Overlook Cabin

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Why you should stay: A stunning home in an equally stunning setting.

  • Nearest town: Blue Ridge
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $252/night

If you want a place where you can unwind in modern, minimalist style, Serenity Cabin will not disappoint. Everything about this home is designed to give you a sense of space and peace, from the open floor plan to the large windows and the exquisite back deck. You’ll have great views of the towering greenery of the Blue Mountain woods from the comfort of the back deck lounge area, complete with an outdoor stone fireplace.

This cabin is 10 minutes from downtown Blue Ridge, where you can enjoy a variety of shops, entertainment, and dining. Known for its artsy vibe, the town has a vibrant arts scene, galleries, live music, and great community theater as well as a running list of annual festivals. Regardless of the season, plan to head out hiking or take a scenic drive to see the Blue Ridge Mountains in all their splendor.

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6. Five Ridge Bluff Cabin

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Why you should stay: The cabin is great, but the 120 private acres is even better.

  • Nearest town: Ellijay
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $170/night

Smack in the middle of 120 private acres, this private cabin fits the bill if you’re looking for a real retreat from the daily grind. Be sure to plan enough extra time on your vacation to simply relax and enjoy the outstanding view from the covered porch. If you’re bringing the kids along, don’t forget to pack the s’mores stuff for a marshmallow roast around the fire pit.

This is a great family retreat as youngsters will love playing in the Ellijay River and everyone can enjoy a stroll on the nearby nature trail. With the chance for snow in the winter, beautiful fall colors, and spring wildflowers to write home about, this area treats visitors to all four seasons, which can be a rarity in the South. Between the towns of Blue Ridge and Ellijay, you also have your choice of on-the-town entertainment – though once you make yourself at home, you may not want to leave. The cabin even has an on-site shooting range, hot tub, and book and board game library.

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7. 1880s Log Cabin

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Why you should stay: Historical cabin on the outside, cushy and comfy on the inside.

  • Nearest town: Rabun Gap
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $161/night

Art history fans might think they’re staring at a realist painting from a 19th-century master, but really, you’re just looking at a photo of this perfectly maintained historic log home. The 1880s cabin has the perfect mix of at-home comfort and historic charm. And while the interior is certainly worth the stay, the outdoor spaces are the real jaw-droppers. From the rustic back patio to the front porch, you’re greeted in all directions with beautiful views of the hills, woods, and fields of Wolffork Valley.

Be sure to get out to enjoy the bounty of Georgia’s “Farm to Table” capital. Rabun County is known for its chef-owned restaurants, wineries, distilleries, breweries, and antique shops. Bring your hiking boots and your bike to hit up the miles of local trails. And don’t miss out on some of the best whitewater and trout fishing the state has to offer.

“Terrific experience, we had a great time. The cabin is absolutely charming and the setting is very relaxing, with ample opportunities for dining, shopping and hiking nearby.”

David, Atlanta, GA
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8. Knott’s Landing Floating Cabin

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Why you should stay: Why be waterfront when you can be wateron?

  • Location: Cleveland
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $142/night

Part cabin, part (anchored) barge, the Knott’s Landing Floating Cabin will give you a one-of-a-kind vacation stay. Tucked in the woods literally on your own private lake, you can’t find a more “lakefront” cabin in Georgia than this (sunless you rent a houseboat.) The wraparound porch extends over the lake so you can fish from the comfort of the back deck.

From the shore, you have access to a private dock with a complimentary paddle boat and small motorboat. You can also bring your own canoes, kayaks, or standup paddleboards to get out on the water. Or get a fire going in the fire pit and simply enjoy putting your feet up by the water.

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