If you love the outdoors, but want all the comforts of home, then a cabin rental is just the ticket! North Georgia's mountain region has many places from which to choose. The cabins have various amenities from hot tubs and fireplaces, to game rooms and fully equipped kitchens-complete with dishwashers. Some cabins are more rustic and do not have A/C while others have A/C and ceiling fans. While many cabins allow pets some do not, so be sure to ask when making your reservations.
If you are headed toward the northwestern part of Georgia, check out Fort Mountain State Park (1-800-864-7275) which is located on Hwy. 52 just 8 miles east of Chatsworth. Fort Mountain has 15 cottages-at least two of which are pet friendly. Fort Mountain State Park also has wooded trails for hiking and backpacking, fishing, and 25 miles of horse trails, horse rentals and stables. Nearby attractions include Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge, New Echota State Historic Site (Cherokee capital), Chieftains Trail, Chief Vann House State Historic Site, Cohutta Wilderness Area, Funk Heritage Center at Reinhardt College, Southern Highroads Trail, Tanger Factory Outlet in Dalton, Wilderness View Cabins, and The Overlook Inn.
On top of Look Out Mountain, just off Hwy. 136 W is Cloudland Canyon State Park Cabins (800- 864-7275 or 706/657-4050). The cabins here are high on the mountain's ridge to ensure privacy. The cabins have screened in porches and rocking chairs, fireplaces and central heating and AC. They have 14 two bedroom cabins and 2 three bedroom cabins, 3 cabins are handicap accessible. There is also a group lodge that will sleep 40. While there, you can enjoy hiking the West Rim and The Waterfalls Trails, tennis courts and swimming in the pool. Other parks in the area include Desoto State Park Lake, Summerville State Fish Hatchery, De Soto State Park, Fort Mountain State Park Dam, James H 'Sloppy' Floyd State Park and James H Floyd State Park.
If you are planning a visit to northeast Georgia, then check out the Dillard House (1-800-541-0671) just off Hwy. 441. Dillard House has cabins and chalets, romantic suites, hot tubs, a pool, tennis courts, hiking trails, horseback riding and white water rafting. There's even a petting zoo with pony rides for the children and on the weekends there are romantic carriage rides. The Dillard House is renowned for its fantastic food served family style. Area attractions include The Biltmore House, Harrah's Casino, Cherokee Indian Village, Helen Georgia, Gem Mining, Fly Fishing Rivers, and scenic waterfall tours.
In the Hiawassee area, on Seabolt Road are the Town Creek Cabins which feature mountain views from its cabin and cottage porches, flagstone fireplaces, Jacuzzis, full kitchens, phones, and satellite TV. While there you can simply sit back and relax or you may decide to go outside for the golfing, hiking, horseback riding, biking, fishing, boating, or rafting. For more information and reservations call toll-free (866) 275-1092.
On Lake Burton in Clarkesville, you will find Burton Wood's Cabins (706-947-3926). The cabins are set back in the woods of the Appalachians and civilization seems far away. The cabins are refreshing and many of them have screened in porches. All cabins have AC and heat, fireplaces and firewood, fully equipped kitchens, linens, coffee, satellite TV and videos. Smoking is not allowed in the units and cabins and lodge are not wheelchair accessible. If you want to bring your pet that is fine, but be sure to find out what the requirements are based on the cabin you would like to use.
There is much to keep you occupied while visiting Burton Lake. You can go golfing, hiking, bicycling, hunting, swimming, or water skiing. For the fisherman, the 2,800 acre Lake Burton is the known for its trophy fish. Lake Burton contains 43 different species and a fishing guide service is available.
Area attractions include the Lake Burton Fish Hatchery where you can see rainbow and brown trout being raised and learn about trout, their habitat, and aquatic life, The Mauldin House which is now the Chamber of Commerce Historic Welcome Center, and the World of Dreams Museum now home to items like Olympic memorabilia and George Jones' car. Also of interest is the Amish Red Barn which features handmade furniture, crafts and artwork, the Burton Gallery and Emporium with its eclectic artwork, antiques, jewelry, and hand blown vases-to name just a few items. Also in the Burton Lake area is the Mark of the Potter. Here you will find high quality hand-crafted contemporary crafts in a variety of mediums, as well as blown glass items from over 25 of Georgia's artisans.
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