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Best GA Mountain Retreats

Our list of GA Mountain Getaways.

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Photo credit: Ralph Daniel for Explore Georgia, exploregeorgia.org
Currahee Mountain, Toccoa, Blue Ridge Mountains

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Below are our recommendations for GA Mountain Retreats in Atlanta. These selections came from our past winners of Best of Atlanta, recommendations from readers who voted in the past 2 years of Best of and from our critic's personal choices. Please leave comments below about your ideas to add to this list.

GA Mountain Retreats (Towns)

Blue Ridge, GA Dahlonega/Mountains

Blue Ridge is a town in North Georgia near the Tennessee border. The town is a winner of multiple Best of Awards for its mountain views, hospitality and arts. About a 90 minute drive from downtown Atlanta. | more...

Dahlonega, GA Dahlonega/Mountains

Website: Site of the first major U.S. Gold Rush and the Heart of Georgia Wine Country, Dahlonega offers an authentic, mountain getaway only an hour north of Atlanta. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Dahlonega offers expansive mountain vistas, roaring waterfalls and bubbling stre... | more...

Helen, GA Dahlonega/Mountains

Helen is a Swiss style "Alpine" town in Northwest Georgia. Helen bills itself as "the charm of Bavaria, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains." | more...

GA Mountain Retreats (Parks/Places)

Business

Known for its waterfall and beauty, the Amicalola Falls State Park is a treasure in Georgia. There is a wonderful lodge on the property. | more...

Park

Georgia's highest state park encompasses some of the most outstanding scenery in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Roadside overlooks provide spectacular 80-mile vistas, and four hiking trails lead visitors past wildflowers, streams, small waterfalls and lush forests. Visitors enjoy the summit visitor... | more...

Landmarks

The Blue Ridge Mountain Range extends from Georgia thru Pennsylvania and includes the Blue Ridge Parkway is a scenic roadway and the Appalachian Trail which is a favorite of hikers. In Virginia, the Blue Ridge Mountain Range is marked by the Shenandoah National Park and in Tennessee by the Great Sm... | more...

Trail

Website from SC Trails: This moderately difficult, 15.5-mile trail runs parallel to the famous Chattooga River and through some of the finest wilderness in South Carolina. At points along the way, it shares sections with the Foothills and Bartram trails, but make no mistake, this trail is all about ... | more...

AirBnB

Ultimate mountain retreat to get away from it all. Wanna a unique lodging experience in a natural setting? star-gazers? Our mountain top location of Lookout Mountain has many faces to show. Our yurts are surrounded by the mountains trees, and with colorful scenery, you would feel autumn dancing in t... | more...

Park

Explore GA: Breathtaking views await! Located on the western edge of Lookout Mountain, this is one of the most scenic parks in the state, offering rugged geology and beautiful vistas. The park straddles a deep gorge cut into the mountain by Sitton Gulch Creek, and elevation differs from 800 to 1,980... | more...

Park

This popular park on Lake Allatoona is ideal for swimming, water skiing and fishing. Visitors can bring their own boats or rent from nearby marinas. A sand swimming beach is nestled in a cove and surrounded by trees, providing a great place to cool off during summer. Picnic shelters and group shelte... | more...

Campground

One of the most spectacular canyons in the eastern U.S., Tallulah Gorge is two miles long and nearly 1,000 feet deep. Visitors can hike rim trails to several overlooks, or they can obtain a permit to hike to the gorge floor (100 per day, not available during water releases). A 200 foot long suspensi... | more...

Resort

Just two miles northeast of Alpine Helen in the gorgeous North Georgia Mountains is the ultimate mountain retreat destination. Unicoi State Park & Lodge is centered around beautiful Lake Unicoi within the Chattahoochee National Forest. The park offers unparalleled hiking trails leading to Anna Ruby ... | more...

Park

One of Georgia’s oldest and most beloved state parks, Vogel is located at the base of Blood Mountain in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Driving from the south, visitors pass through Neel Gap, a beautiful mountain pass near Brasstown Bald, the highest point in Georgia. Vogel is particularly popula... | more...

 



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