Glamping: Georgia’s 23 Most Unique Places to Escape

Glamping, or glamorous camping, is basically an upgrade in accommodations for those who love nature and adventure.  Whether it be in a treehouse, yurt, RV, caboose, teepee, geo dome, or lodge, these places are for those who either want a unique sleeping experience, or lots of luxury (or both)!

Our list includes everything from accommodations that come with a private chef, to just a simple step up from popping your own tent.  No matter what you’re looking for, there’s something on this list for everyone.

Glamping Tents at Shady Grove Campground. The Georgia Glamping Company will set up a beautiful bell tent for you along the shores of Lake Lanier at Shady Grove Campground in Cumming (pictured above!)  Complete with queen and twin beds, linens, a mini fridge, heat and air, rugs, and lighting – when you think of glamping, you think of this.  And if you have family and friends that want to join you, Roxy the Retro RV is also available at Shady Grove, or she can be booked separately as a private getaway!  They also offer glamping experiences at Unicoi and Vogel state parks.

Rent a Camper at Jellystone Park. Bring the kids and rent a camper at Jellystone Park in Bremen! The camper sleeps 6, and includes satellite TV, a kitchenette, and bathroom.  The park offers two pools, a bounce pad, a mini golf course, gem mining, playgrounds, and weekend activities for the whole family.  Jellystone also offers small cabins too!

Stay in a TeePee at Jacksonville North/ St. Mary’s KOA. A teepee with AC?  Yes, please!  The teepee sleeps four, and comes outfitted with air conditioning, a mini fridge, and two full-size beds.  It would make the perfect home base for a day trip to Cumberland Island.

TeePees at North Georgia Canopy Tours. With teepees that can sleep from 2-10 people, staying here would add so much to your already adventurous weekend!  These teepees have heat and air conditioning, electrical outlets, and lighting to make for a true glamping experience.  After a restful night, you can explore their zip line, disc golf, cornhole, geocaching, and tetherball!

Tentrr Lexington. Georgia’s first Signature Site from Tentrr (pictured above) is located on 23 beautiful acres of farming land near Athens, GA. You’re situated on a small hill overlooking 2500 blueberries, 2000 blackberries, and 16 mulberry trees –all farmed without chemical sprays. Think of Tentrr as the “AirBnB of Camping” if you will. You reserve a designated location for as low as $99 per night, and they handle the hard parts. Click thru to learn more and see of video of our experience.

Yurts at Sweetwater Creek State Park.  The 10 yurts at Sweetwater Creek State Park in Lithia Springs offer a unique stay at the park.  The yurts here sleep 6 and have bunk beds and a futon – you provide the sleeping bags and/or linens.  They include heat, a ceiling fan, wood floors, front and back decks, and electricity.  The Sweetwater Creek Yurt Village is located near the lake and has its own playground and comfort station. Yurts can also be found at other Georgia State Parks including High Falls, Red Top Mountain, Fort Yargo, Cloudland Canyon, and Tugaloo.

Safari Tents and Yurts at Stone Mountain Park. There are two glamping experiences to choose from at Stone Mountain Park!  The safari tents are set up for you on wood platforms, and include a queen bed, two camp mats, a dining table and chairs, a fan, and lamps.  Outside you’ll find a deck overlooking the lake, a grill, picnic table and fire ring.  The yurts at Stone Mountain can sleep from 5-8 guests, and have beds, decks overlooking the lake, heat and air conditioning, a dining table and chairs, and electrical outlets to make your stay super comfortable.

The Geo Dome in Ellijay. If you’re looking for a completely unique glamping trip, this geodesic dome in Ellijay is for you!  The Geo Dome sits on a 6-acre farm near a forest, hiking trails, and streams.  The geo dome sleeps 4, and includes its own private bathroom, bathtub, and an outdoor shower.

Spend the Night in a Conestoga Wagon. Imagine you’re on the Oregon Trail (without fear of dysentery!) by spending the night in a Consetoga Wagon at the Rock Ranch (pictured above.) Located about an hour south of Atlanta, each wagon sleeps 8, and you can enjoy an evening of campfires, s’mores, and games on the ranch.

Treehouses at Treetop Hideaways. Whatever you imagine when you think of staying in a treehouse room – think bigger and better and you’ll get these! On the side of Lookout Mountain, minutes from Chattanooga, you will find two amazing treehouses that are guaranteed to provide memorable stays.  The Luna Loft Treehouse is made of reclaimed barn wood, and features huge 16-foot tall windows.  It’s fully climate controlled, and features a kitchenette and bathroom! It sleeps 4 and has a queen bed and fold down couch.  The Elements Treehouse is all about luxury.  This treehouse has heated floors, and a walk-in shower with a tree growing through it!  It’s also fully climate controlled, has an expansive bathroom, a stocked mini-fridge, bar sink, and outdoor grill, and sleeps 4.

Luxury Camping Tents on the Lake.  If you’re looking for a glamping experience that can handle your large group – the six luxury glamping tents in Ellaville would be perfect!  Located 2 hours south of Atlanta on a beautiful family farm, you can rent all of them for your group, or just one for your family.  They all feature fresh linens, towels, heating and air, private bathrooms and showers, electrical outlets, mini fridges, and porches with view of the lake. There is also a shared lakefront dock house with a fireplace, TV, porches, and a full commercial kitchen for your use.

Yurt near Panola Mountain.  This secluded yurt near Panola Mountain in Conyers, overlooks Lake Capri and features a queen size bed, a bunk bed, and two floor mattresses to sleep 6.  Featuring a deck, hammocks, a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a bathroom, this yurt has everything you need for the perfect glamping experience!  There’s also a dock with a provided canoe and fishing rods so you can take your adventuring outside.

Camp at the Beach in a sCAMPer Van.  Ready to camp at the beach?  River’s End Campground and RV Park is located on Tybee Island, only ½ mile from the beach, and 15 miles from downtown Savannah.  With a  swimming pool, dog park, and fitness center – in addition to the nearby beach and Tybee attractions, you’re guaranteed a fun-filled stay.  And the best way to turn this trip into the ultimate glamping experience?  Renting a sCAMPer van! (pictured above)  The sCAMPer van is fully outfitted van that has everything you need for an adventure – it sleeps 4, and you can add on all sorts of adventurous offerings like SUPs, and kayaks! (More Glamping RV Rental Options here!)

The Atlanta Alpaca Treehouse.  Located in the City of Atlanta, in the middle of a bamboo forest, surrounded by animals, in a treehouse made entirely of reclaimed architectural antiques? Sign. Me. Up.  This treehouse is gorgeous, and has all the amenities you’re looking for when you think of glamping.  The treehouse was built in the middle of an 80-year-old bamboo forest at this organic farm, and you’ll see alpacas and llamas searching for treats as they roam the property.  The treehouse sleeps 4, and features a queen size bed, and a full size sleeper sofa.  There is a composting toilet, marble wash basin, and small fridge for you inside the treehouse, and a fully-outfitted, private bath a short walk away.  One look at the pictures and it’s easy to see why this treehouse is consistently featured in TV shows and magazines.

Treehouse Rooms at Banning MillsIf you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be a member of the Swiss Family Robinson, now’s your chance!  The Treehouse rooms at Banning Mills have a king bed, fireplace, jetted tub, private bathroom with shower, small refrigerator, and a deck overlooking the gorge.  The best part?  Your cost includes a country breakfast each morning of your stay!  After a day of zip lining, you access your treehouse room via a sky bridge for a complete weekend spent above the trees.

The Hike Inn.  Putting the Hike Inn into words is so tough, because it is just so completely unique and amazing!  You must do it!  The Hike Inn is located at Amicalola Falls State Park, and the only way to get there is to hike the 5 miles in.  Once there, you’ll be staying in a small room with bunk beds – but the real magic is outside and all around.  You are completely surrounded by nature and like-minded people, you will be served the most amazing dinner and breakfasts, you will be able to relax and rest your mind, or challenge others to a game of cornhole or chess.  You will not regret waking early to see the sunrise over the mountains, before hiking the 5 miles back to your car.  I promise you, it is the most unique and amazing overnight experience.

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Stay at Little St. Simons Island. This island is accessible only by boat, and only 32 people can stay here at a time, so it’s the perfect place to get away from it all.  (pictured above)  There are several accommodation options, including rooms in their Hunting Lodge, shared cottages, or you can reserve a house all to yourself.  This is an all-inclusive experience with meals and snacks being served throughout the day.  There are plenty of activities to take part in here including fishing, swimming, birding, and boating!

Folkston Caboose. For all you train lovers out there, this experience is for you!  This caboose offered by Railside Lodging – Ms. Chessie – can sleep 5, and features two sets of bunk beds, a couch, a mini fridge, and a large covered deck.  It’s located along the busy CSX Funnel, which means you can see as many as 60 trains go by every day!

Glamping on a Private Island. No, seriously. You can stay on your own private island!  Little Racoon Key is only 10 minutes from Jekyll Island, and you can be the couple who has it all to yourself.  Here you will stay in a 26 x 15 foot luxury canvas tent and sleep on a memory foam bed with designer sheets.  Groceries can be ordered from St. Simons Island for your stay if you’d like to cook your meals yourself, or a chef prepared meal can be arranged.  You will also receive an ancient oyster reef lesson as part of your stay, and even the trip over to Little Racoon Key will be an adventure, as the waters are teaming with dolphins and other wildlife.  It is the ultimate glamping experience.

 Serenitree Treehouse. This treehouse located in Suches sits was built from reclaimed lumber from the old Hoyt Farmhouse.  Filled with character, the treehouse sleeps 2.  And bonus — you can walk right out the front door and begin a hike through the national forest up to Pilot Mountain!

Getaway House in Atlanta. “Simply put, humans are not wired to be constantly wired.” says Cal Newport in Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World. Getaway House takes this mantra to heart, with a mission to offer people, couples, friends and families the ability to disconnect and recharge – and live life a little more deeply. Click thue to read more about Getaway, see our video, and get $25 off your next stay.

Blue Ridge Treehouse.  This is a true treehouse – with a tree growing right through the middle!  Located in Bear Claw Vinyards in Blue Ridge, this treehouse is a family-friendly escape with all the comforts of homes.  It sleeps 4 – with a queen bed upstairs, and a queen sofa bed downstairs.  It also has heating and air conditioning, fans, electricity, and a small fridge.  The perfect place to call your home base during a mountain visit.

Cedar House Yurts. These two adults-only eco-friendly yurts are located near Dahlonega, and include a full breakfast at their inn.  Featuring queen size beds, these aren’t air conditioned, but they are heated in the winter months.  A private bathhouse is located nearby.

Martyn House. We mention Martyn House because of its popularity, and to also let you know that the owners have chosen to focus on creating a more sustainable property. We hope one day they will open it again.

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Kate Gelsthorpe is a former TV news writer, and a born and raised Georgia girl who grew up camping with her family at state parks around central and south Georgia. After 18 years in Atlanta, her family recently moved to Athens, and in their spare time you can find them exploring their new hometown. She and her husband, Kevin, are the proud parents of an 8-year-old dinosaur expert, and a 6-year-old outdoor-loving fashionista.

Kate Gelsthorpe

Freelance Writer and Adventure Maven at loveandkate
Kate Gelsthorpe is a former TV news writer, and a born and raised Georgia girl who grew up camping with her family at state parks around central and south Georgia.After 18 years in Atlanta, her family recently moved to Athens, and in their spare time you can find them exploring their new hometown.She and her husband, Kevin, are the proud parents of an 8-year-old dinosaur expert, and a 6-year-old outdoor-loving fashionista.

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