The kids have their faces plastered to screens. You’re catching up on emails, taking after-hours calls, and managing 100 things at once. The laundry is piling up, the dishes are stacked in the sink, and you’ve vacuumed up cheerios a few too many times this week. Sound familiar? Or maybe your grown children (or your siblings) are spread out across the country, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to get together. Whatever your situation, if you’re finding yourself missing out on some quality family time, a North Georgia mountain vacation is JUST what your family needs.
Why a mountain vacation?
There is just something so rejuvenating about the mountains. From the fresh mountain breezes and stunning vistas to stirring wildlife and cool streams, the mountains have a way of making things feel new. They invite you to break away from the screens, get outside, treat yourself to some “me time,” and reconnect with those you love. As naturalist John Muir so famously put it, “The mountains are calling, and I must go.”
Why the North Georgia mountains?
North Georgia offers something extra-special when it comes to a mountain vacation. The Blue Ridge Mountains are truly stunning, offering miles of hiking trails along the Appalachian Trail to explore, incredible overlooks, rushing waterfalls, stretches of road perfect for scenic drives, tons of state parks and recreation areas for biking and horseback riding, plenty of outdoor activities, and an impressive diversity of flora and fauna.
It’s home to charming mountain towns (Dahlonega, Helen, Ellijay, Blairsville, and more), local art scenes, historic landmarks, talented local musicians, local wineries, Lake Chatuge, and annual events that feature food, music, art, and more. Whether you love the great outdoors, enjoy treating yourself, want to soak up the natural beauty, want to have some classic family fun, like staying in, or need something new to mix up time with family, you’ll find that North Georgia is JUST what your family needs.
Where do I start?
Let’s start with figuring out where you’ll stay. You know your family NEEDS to get away, but where will you stay together? We have you covered! Our North Georgia cabins are beautifully designed, convenient to the best North Georgia towns, and packed with amenities that make you feel at home and pampered while away. Our 1-2 bedroom cabins sleep 2 to 8 guests, perfect for a small family or reconnecting with a sibling or parent. Our large group lodge sleeps up to 13, so you can bring your immediate family or have a mini-reunion. We also have mountain view cabins and pet-friendly cabins, so you can find the perfect place for your family.
Why a cabin? Cabins allow you to stay together – while still offering some much-needed space. Enjoy private bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms, multiple living spaces – inside and out – games, and the conveniences of home. That’s something you can’t get from a hotel!
Our cabins offer a wide range of amenities, but some top amenities you’ll find include:
- Hot tubs
- Outdoor fireplaces
- Outdoor firepits
- Big screen TVs
- DVD and Blu-ray players
- Game tables
- Fully equipped kitchens
- Luxury furnishings
- Washers and dryers
- Fireplaces (gas, electric, and wood burning)
Top Family-Friendly Things to Do in North Georgia
You have your place to stay; now it’s time to start planning some fun. North Georgia offers no shortage of fun, not far from our gorgeous cabins! Need some ideas? All of these fun places and activities are sure to bring family together for some much-needed quality time! You can even plan your trip around one of these great North Georgia events!
Conquer Brasstown Bald – Georgia’s highest point – together!
Have fun on a local family farm, petting animals, picking berries, and winding through corn mazes.
Go ziplining or try an obstacle course as a family at Blue Ridge Adventure Park.
Spend a day boating and having outdoor adventures on Lake Blue Ridge.
Meet cool creatures at the North Georgia Wildlife Park.
Go horseback riding or mountain biking through the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Cast a line fly fishing in one of the cool streams or rivers.
Spend a day putting around at a local golf course.
Take a day trip to a neighboring mountain town.
HIke to a local favorite – Amicalola Falls.
Have a blast going whitewater rafting!
Have fun at an apple festival in a small town, complete with cider, fritters, and more.
Go panning for gold and gems and learn more about the Dahlonega Gold Rush.
Take a scenic drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Explore outside at the Tallulah Gorge State Park.
Enjoy the incredible scenery along a ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway.
Spend a day on the Cartecay River with kayaking, tubing, and canoeing.
Take a hike in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Park.
Sign up for family art classes with the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association.
Step back in time at the Memory Lane Classic Cars Museum.
Challenge family to a few games of mini golf. Winner picks the movie for the cabin!
Treat yourself – and your spa-going family members – to a day of facials, massages, and treatments.
Listen to live music at a local restaurant.
Spend the day strolling around downtown Blue Ridge where you can fill up on sweet treats.
Ideas for In-Cabin Fun
Our North Georgia cabin rentals are packed with amenities for family fun! Here are a few ideas for fun in your vacation rental!
- Cook together in the fully equipped kitchen.
- Make a scavenger hunt around the cabin.
- Have a fun movie night with local treats and popcorn freshly popped in the kitchen.
- Play a game tournament – winner chooses dinner!
- Bring your favorite board games and cards and clear the dinner table.
- Break out the old photo albums for a stroll down memory lane.
- Gather around the firepit for s’mores and scary stories
- Make a hot cocoa bar with your favorite toppings and curl up by the fireplace.