Glamping - short for “glamorous camping” - has surged into the spotlight in recent years as more and more people are looking to enjoy the outdoors without having to renounce the luxuries we’re so used to in our everyday lives. And so glamping breaks into the scene combining the desire for adventure with the need for a comfortable, relaxing holiday. Located in the southeastern state of Georgia and at the edge of Chattahoochee National Forest, Ellijay might not be glamourous in its own right, yet it offers many glamping opportunities. Surrounded by forested land, inhabited by less than 2000 souls and far from the big city of Atlanta, this small town is an ideal spot to launch your first “glamorous” outdoor adventure in search of quietude and inspiration. Read on to learn more about the top eight glamping spots near Ellijay, Georgia.
A short five-minute drive from the unusually irregularly shaped Carters Lake, this property is popular among glampers. Its white domed tent, set on an elevated wooden deck, has all the comforts you need without taking away from your camping experience. Offering one queen-sized bed and two single beds, the spacious tent can accommodate up to four guests. It’s equipped with all the bedding essentials, as well as toiletries, kitchenware, basic condiments, a stove and a coffee maker to make you feel right at home. However, in perfect camping style, the bathroom, shower and tub are located outside on the deck. You’ll also have a barbecue area and plenty of pastures and forests to explore on bike or on foot.
Glamping Geo Dome near Carters LakeEllijay, Georgia, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsshowering or taking a bath while looking at the stars and listening to nature sounds is breathtakingthe bed in the dome is amazingly comfortable as wellthe beds were extremely comfortableat night the dome cools down nicely and the bed is super comfortablethe bed is extremely comfortablevery clean and we loved using the outdoor kitchenthe dome itself was very clean and surprisingly insect freethe bathroom is small but clean and everything works greatcleanliness was easy to take care of with plenty of ways to tidy up
Host:host were the bestrebekah and wesley are great hostsour hosts were so kind and accommodatingthey were extremely hospitable and made us feel very welcomethey were so kind inviting and helpfulRead more reviewslocation is beautiful with lake carter nearby and ample hiking in the areathis is such a cute place to stay and so so peacefulthe town of ellijay is also a cute place to explore small shopsamazingly unique quiet and comfortable place to staygreat place to just slow things down for a few days
Superhosts Portia and Julian have created the perfect home-away-from-home in the shape of a charming, green-roofed yurt. The property has a regal Middle-Eastern vibe with silken drapes hung over the adjustable bed, Persian carpets, an embroidered sofa and a round tea table. For your delight, you’ll find within the yurt amenities, such as a microwave, a coffee machine, a toaster oven, a cold water sink, a fridge and a flat-screen TV with Amazon fire stick. Just outside, on the 30-foot (9.1-meter) wooden deck is a Cuisinart gas grill and a patio table with an umbrella. The bath cabin, which is equipped with toiletries, a hairdryer and a curling iron, is just a short walk through the elegant garden. If this weren’t enough, by the pond, you’d find the bungalow with a charcoal and grill kitchen, a lounge area and yet another flat-screen TV.
Serenity Gardens Yurt.Ball Ground, Georgia, United StatesSuperhost
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Host:portia and julian are awesome hosts and make themselves available to answer any questions that you may havei definitely recommend it a unique space with very kind hostsportia and julian's gardens were beautiful and they were very gracious hosts sharing their little piece of paradiseRead more reviewsthe bathhouse was close walking distance and easy to get tothis place is beautiful such a relaxing a great place to stay
Ideal for couples yearning for a quiet, relaxing retreat, the yurt stands on a private wooden deck and has a charming covered porch with outdoor seating and a barbecue grill. The habitation is packed with character with an artsy, hippy vibe, pop art cabinets, brightly coloured Persian carpets and embroidered bed sheets. The fire pit outside is perfect to toast marshmallows while stargazing and listening to the sounds of the forest. The newly built bathhouse is just a short walk away from the tent and is shared with other guests. For a 19 GBP (25 USD) fee, you can bring along your furry best friend.
Lotus Belle Luxury Retreat:Boho Elegance (w/ Heat)Blairsville, Georgia, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewswe thoroughly enjoyed the very comfortable bed expansive deck and large grillextremely clean and well maintained beautiful propertythe cleanliness was fantastic the whole place was very unique and it was in a great quiet location
Host:oh and the owners were very responsive if you have any questionsalso the hosts were fantastic you won’t regret booking this unique “glamping” experienceit was very easy to find and winton & lisa were very sweet hospitable and flexible with usRead more reviewsit’s a quiet beautiful escape from the city lifewhat a great place to stay
A modern take on a classic Mongolian yurt, this wooden construction can accommodate up to eight guests. Kids love it here - despite not having a TV - as they’re able to run around the owners’ organic farm, jump on the trampoline, explore the woods and play by the ponds and creeks. The yurt is steps away from Talking Rock Nature Preserve and a 15-minute drive from shops and restaurants located in the small town of Jasper. A bathroom with toiletries and a kitchen space with a stove, a refrigerator and a coffee maker are there to make your stay even more pleasant and comfortable.
Kaluna Farm Retreat Wooden YurtTalking Rock, Georgia, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsbeautiful space with comfortable beds and a gorgeous viewawesome experience wi-fi is not great but who cares i got the best peace of mind of my lifequeen bed is comfortablevery clean and spaciousextremely clean and beautiful spacespacious and cleanwe found it to be clean and aesthetically pleasinggreat clean friendly no complaints
Host:the hosts were very easygoing and kindwhile the host was very nice and accommodatingvery hospitable host and wonderful experiencethe hosts are very friendly and communicativethank you for being great hosts and setting up 8 bed for my partyRead more reviewsgreat place to stay secluded but yet close to hwybeautiful place in a easy to access yet remote areaa great place to get away from it allgreat place very beautiful and remote with great hiking trails all around the locationthis place is purely amazing
Just off Bells Ferry Road yet immersed in nature, hosts Kurtis & Dayana will welcome you in their homestead wonderland. They joined the “tiny-living movement” back in 2016 and this tent is just one of the dwellings they offer within their property - there’s also a treehouse and a converted school bus. They promote environment-friendly practices and holistic healing of which you can learn more about by joining an Eco-Farm Sustainability Tiny Tour, if available. By the deck where the tent is set, there’s a fire pit area where experienced camping chefs can prepare healthy meals using the cooking utensils provided and the products of the organic farm. A fully equipped kitchenette, bathroom facilities as well as a spacious lounge with a pool table are shared with other guests.
La Bella Bell Tent at Eco-Farm HomesteadCanton, Georgia, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe tent is adorable spacious and even has a/c dayana and kurtis are great hosts
Host:the farm family is very kind & engagingthe host even added birthday decor and yummy bake goodsthe hosts made us feel so welcomed and were there to help with anything we neededthe hosts are very hospitable and gave great local suggestions for activities and foodawesome host and a great experience a much needed quick get awayRead more reviewsif you’re interested in building a bus van tiny space livinggreat place to get away from the city and the hosts were honest and good folk
The best thing about this property is that you’ll have the opportunity to live the real camping experience with your family, inside a simple, house-shaped tent with an inflatable mattress whilst being a short walk from all the comforts of a hotel. If you visit with kids, they will surely adore the game room complete with a bowling lane and, if they’re the adventurous type, they’ll get to show their canoeing skills down at the lake. The parents, meanwhile, can relax in the pool or hot tub before cooking a meal over the fire pit, just outside the tent.
Creekside SerenityRanger, Georgia, United States
Top guest reviewsvery nice pool area with a nice private lake for canoeing and fishing
Host:robin and mike were excellent hostsrobin and mike are absolutely wonderful hostsvery family and kid friendlyRead more reviewswow where to start the location is beautiful
The hosts provide essential toiletries and cooking basics and there’s an outhouse just a few metres away from the tent. Other than that, be ready to live an authentic camping experience with your family. No electricity on site means you’ll have to turn your attention elsewhere rather than your phone screen. And you have a plethora of possibilities: relax on the hammock, immerse yourself in a book by the stream, fire up the charcoal grill, go kayaking or gather round the fire pit at night. Everything you’ve ever imagined camping life to be, you can have it here!
Streamside camping near Blue Ridge, Georgia!Mineral Bluff, Georgia, United States
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Host:simple beautiful area with a thoughtful hostRead more reviewsbeautiful area close to mountainsthis place was perfect quiet and secluded but only a short 10 minute drive into downtown blue ridge
Ideal for couples longing for a secluded retreat, this charming yurt is part of the eco-friendly Cedar House bed and breakfast. Set on a low wooden deck, the yurt offers a homey vibe with warm colours and textures. Outside, there’s a private bathhouse and not far is the main inn where a healthy breakfast accompanied by organic coffee is served every morning. All around are the North Georgia mountains, luxuriant forests and green vineyards. Make this your base camp to launch hiking expeditions along the famous Appalachian Trails.
Yurt in Woods at Eco-Friendly B & BDahlonega, Georgia, United States
Top guest reviewsmary beth cooks the most delicious organic meals for breakfast and provides coffee tea and sweets wheneverwe also really appreciated the clean and warm private cedar bathroomyurt was clean and well appointed bed comfortableinside was had all you needed and was super clean
Host:fred and mary provided the best hospitality any host could offerfred and mary beth are lovely and phenomenal hostsfred and mary beth communicated well they were very helpfulmary beth and fred are the best hosts we have encountered in our extensive travelsit was a great weekend and we truly enjoyed the cedar house inn and our hosts the tannersRead more reviewseverything is described perfectly and the location went above and beyond my expectations
Give glamping a go
Check for yourself what all the fuss around glamping is about. The US state of Georgia has many opportunities in store for a stress-free camping experience. So, whether you’re committed to a social media detox immersed in nature, spending some fun, quality time with your family or to explore the great outdoors, why not give glamping a go?
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