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The North Georgia Mountains have an undeniably cozy home-like feel. Chimney smoke can be smelled from a distance, and the fall foliage is full of colors ranging from bright red, orange, to yellow. A peaceful feeling can be found when retreating to this part of the state. Rustic simplistic shops and restaurants await, along with these magazine-worthy vacation rentals for the perfect Thanksgiving ever.
Lake Chatuge Overlook - Hiawassee
This vaulted ceiling home sits right on a glistening lake in Hiawassee, Georgia. When the leaves start to turn they reflect off the water, so this house has the most incredible backdrop. Inside is fresh and slightly rustic, with live edge railing and lots of wooden features. However, highly elegant furniture contrasts beautifully.
Cabin with Fire Pit, Hot Tub & Corn Hole - Helen
Looking for that simple country Thanksgiving? You’ll find it in this cabin. While not enormous, there’s enough space for family, and the surroundings are pleasantly basic. Everyone will be able to disconnect from the world for a while. Being in Helen, you are close to an adorable Bavarian town that happens to be extremely festive when the holidays roll around.
Luxury Log Cabin On Trout Stream with Playground - Ellijay
Ellijay, Georgia is what fall dreams are made of. Come stay right in the heart of it all. A trout stream flows right off the side of the property, and the kids will particularly love the playground. The large porch is going to be perfect for Thanksgiving dinner, and plenty of late-night conversation afterward.
Brand New Cabin - Blue Ridge
Not everyone is into the old country cabins in the mountains. We get it. So we found this listing that has been newly constructed but still has that rustic element that we crave around Thanksgiving. With ultra-high ceilings, decks overlooking the foliage, and an outdoor living room with a fireplace, this abode is jaw-dropping. Then when tied in with all of the modern elements, it’s unreal.
Cozy Cabin on Bank of the Cartecay - Ellijay
Imagine utilizing that deck right along the river, to set up your Thanksgiving meal. There’s nothing like watching golden and red leaves floating off of the trees into the rushing water. If you get chilly, just head inside by the fireplace and have that coffee and pumpkin pie.
Riverfront Cabin with Screened Porch - Ellijay
Let the kids roast marshmallows by the fire pit – they go great on top of pumpkin pie! Lounge on the porch swing and let your troubles melt away. And utilize that outdoor table for Thanksgiving dinner. Yet another traditional cabin awaits for you in the North Georgia Mountains.
Grateful Shade, on Fightingtown Creek - Epworth
Breathtaking glossy wood envelopes the living space of this cabin. And there is a recreational room with games for the kids. Enjoy a massive stone fireplace which adds loads of ambiance to the home when sitting down for the big dinner.
Log Cabin with Long Range Mountain Views - Blue Ridge
Several outdoor recreational nooks are available to guests who stay in this blue Ridge haven. The back deck overlooks rolling mountains that seem to extend forever. Lounge by the fire pit, take a dip in the toasty warm hot tub, or just meander the forested area while the leaves turn. A game table can be found inside, within the super cozy home.
Relax & Unwind at Ritz on the Rocks - Cleveland
Keeping with the theme of most of our other listings, this home is basically a cabin, with a towering stone fireplace, sleek kitchen, and plenty of cozy wood finishes. Cleveland, Georgia isn’t terribly far from Helen, and both are pretty cute areas with a lot of festive things to do.
Bed+Bough, an enchanting Treehouse Retreat - Dawsonville
We are pretty sure that you’d be the parent of the year if bringing the kids to a treehouse for Thanksgiving. The Dawsonville location offers an abundance of the surrounding foliage. Inside the treehouse is both chic and naturalistic, so parents and young ones will be having a great time.