Glamping: Georgia’s 21+ 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!)

Glamping: Georgia’s 21+ Most Unique Places to Escape
Glamping Tent at Lake Lanier

Atlanta’s Getaway Secret

Getaway… to a cozy cabin in nature starting at $99! Getaway 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.

Use the code 365FALL to save $25 in October and November!

Originally building escape pods in the Northeast, Getaway has ventured into our neck of the woods for the first time, with a “camp” in Suches. Even the most avid North Georgia adventurist might need help with that location…it’s in Union County, but much closer to Dahlonega that Blairsville. Expertly, in the middle of no where.

It’s the “AirBnB of Camping”

What’s the worst part about camping? For me, it’s sleeping on the ground. That’s why I love glamping so much…especially when it comes with a comfy, cozy bed!

Think of RVShare as the “AirBnB of Camping.” Pick your glamping home…a camper van, a pull-behind trailer, or a 36 ft home on wheels. You decide. And when you rent, you can pick the RV to match your destination and amount of time you’ll be on the road.

Pick up the RV of your dreams…or have one delivered to your favorite camping spot. You decide. Either way, a good night’s rest, air-conditioning and indoor toilet make glamping unforgetable!

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 when it comes to glamping, Georgia has something for everyone.

Glamping Tents at Lake Lanier and Clarks Hill Lake

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.

Opening in March of 2021, Georgia Glamping Company is opening another location in Columbia County near Augusta. Located in Wildwood Campground in Appling, this site offers access to Clarks Hill Lake.  

A wood firepit, hammock, and picnic table are included.

Glamping: Georgia’s 21+ Most Unique Places to Escape

Luxury Glamping Tent

If you love camping, then you have to experience the luxury of a glamping trip. Located in the heart of a secluded 80-acres of pure nature this yurt brings you the best of camping and extravagance. It is spacious, serene, and simply exquisite for a sojourn in the wild!

Details: 5 guests · Studio · 4 beds · 1 bath · Rental Info

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. 

If the camper is booked, Jellystone also offers small cabins too!

Stay in a Teepee at Jacksonville North/St. Mary's KOA

For something truly unique, how about staying in a teepee at Jacksonville North/St. Mary's KOA? Even better? It's a teepee with A/C.  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.

Treehouses at Historic Banning Mills

Live high in the trees with a stay in a treehouse at Historic Banning Mills!

Dubbed "a cozy rendition of the Swiss Family Robinson’s rooms but with all the modern conveniences," these stilted rooms in the tree canopy are accessible via a skywalk reminiscent of a short suspension bridge.

They include a king bed, gas log fireplace, jetted tub for two, private bathroom with shower, and covered back deck overlooking the Gorge.

While there is only a microwave and mini fridge, your stay does include breakfast each morning at the main lodge.

Glamping: Georgia’s 21+ Most Unique Places to Escape
Tentrr Lexington

Glamping with 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 too -- including High Falls, Red Top Mountain, Fort Yargo, Cloudland Canyon, and Tugaloo.

Safari Tents, Yurts at Stone Mountain Park

There are two glamping experiences to choose from at Stone Mountain Park -- safari tents and yurts

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.

Glamping: Georgia’s 21+ Most Unique Places to Escape
The Rock Ranch

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.

Note: Due to COVID-19 precautions, all operations at The Rock Ranch continue to be suspended in 2021.

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 tree houses at Treetop Hideaways!

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.

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. 

The Atlanta Alpaca 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.

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.

little st simons island lunch tables
Little St. Simons Island

Stay on Little St. Simons Island

Little St. Simons 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! 

The Folkston 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

The Sereni-tree Treehouse located in Suches 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!

Glamping: Georgia’s 21+ Most Unique Places to Escape

Getaway House in Atlanta

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.

Escape From AtlantaGlamping: Georgia’s 21+ Most Unique Places to Escape 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.

Escape to a cozy cabin in nature starting at $99! Click thru to read more about Getaway, see our video, and get $25 off your next stay.

Blue Ridge Treehouse

The Blue Ridge Treehouse 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

Cedar House Yurts offers two adults-only, eco-friendly yurts 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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Glamping: Georgia’s 21+ Most Unique Places to Escape
Kate Kelsthorpe

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.