Georgia is a camper’s dream: with dozens of incredible state parks and recreation areas perfect for pitching a tent or taking out the RV, there’s something in every corner of the state for the avid outdoorsman. But what if “roughing it” isn’t exactly your idea of a good time? If you’ve written off sleeping under the stars, maybe it’s time to check out glamping.
While it’s still not a five-star hotel or bug-free, glamping – or, “glamorous camping” – is a great way to get your city feet wet and off the asphalt. Read on for some fantastic glampsites right here in Georgia!
ALPACA FARM GEODOME | ELLIJAY
If glamping isn’t hipster enough for you, the addition of a 17-acre working alpaca farm should make your ironic t-shirt-wearing self happy. The dome features a private bathroom, outdoor kitchen, bathtub and outdoor shower, as well as the perfect relaxation deck. This Ellijay AirBNB is surrounded by forests, trails, and near Carters Lake: perfect for outdoor adventurers who like to hike, bike, paddle and fish.
TREEHOUSES AT BANNING MILLS | WHITESBURG
Yep, that’s right: an honest-to-goodness treehouse. Modeled after the treehouse described in Swiss Family Robinson, each room features – are you ready for this? – a king bed, fireplace, jetted tub, private bathroom with shower, Keurig coffee machine, small refrigerator and microwave. Access to the treehouse is by sky bridge, and a back deck overlooks the gorge down below. If you have a problem with heights – then why are you even reading this? – there are also land-based rooms available.
SWEETWATER CREEK STATE PARK YURTS | LITHIA SPRINGS
First thing’s first: what in the world is a yurt? A yurt is a structure made of canvas and wood – think circular nomadic tent. The ten yurts at Sweetwater Creek State Park are fully furnished and feature electricity, a deck, picnic table and firepit. There are no bathrooms, but showers and flush toilets are a short walk away. About 15 minutes from downtown Atlanta, Sweetwater Creek State Park spans over 2,500 acres and also offers boat, kayak, paddleboard and canoe rentals at the George Sparks Reservoir in the summer.
ANYWHERE YOU DARN WELL WANT
Have your own favorite camping spot? Check out Georgia Glamping Company: for a fee, they’ll prep your pre-determined glamp site with beautiful bell tents, replete with many amenities you would expect from a nice hotel room. All you have to do is show up and enjoy your glamping adventure. With a belief that luxury and comfort should not be sacrificed while enjoying the great outdoors, Georgia Glamping Company provides heaters, air conditioners, bed and linens, a Kuerig and even a place to charge your phone so as to not miss out on any of those Insta-worthy moments.