Greatest Airbnbs Close to Atlanta: The place to to Book This Winter

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Due to the pandemic and the all-encompassing madness of 2020, many of you have foregone annual vacations and much-needed short breaks. In other words, now is as good as any other time to make Atlanta the heck. So we’ve rounded up a number of great – and private – Airbnbs near Atlanta for you to consider over the coming weeks and months. From hidden retreats to insanely creative cubicles that you have to be on the go, these are the best Airbnbs within four hours of Atlanta.

Photo courtesy AirbnbCanton, Georgia
2 guests, $ 96 per night
Removal from ATL: 40 minutes
The secret to finding the perfect Airbnb is to find a place that feels like a home away from home. Tiny houses offer visitors a cozy, homely atmosphere. This lovely little blue house in North Georgia gives you a comfortable, hidden feeling without being too far from Atlanta. Plus, it’s stationed on Little Road, and the charm of this perpetual pun is enough to warrant a stay there.
What guests say: “The room was full of amenities and Lauren’s hospitality made all the difference. She baked fresh bread for us and left a nice note along with a bottle of delicious wine. The sparkling clean house, the fireplace, the hammock surrounded by tall trees and the cozy stay were a magical and relaxing experience that is hard to forget. “Photo courtesy AirbnbMaryville, Tennessee
4 guests, $ 152 per night
Removal from ATL: Three hours, 30 minutes
One of the coolest Airbnbs near Atlanta is a converted WWII troop train kitchen van. This capsule, which was being turned by the train at the time, is no longer operational but offers an amazing retreat. With an open floor plan, plank floors, and contemporary furniture, the interior is a stunning feat when it comes to home renovations. A terrace on the doorstep, a spacious garden and a communal area by the fireplace are also included, making this unique Airbnb the complete package.
What guests say: “What a great place. Not only is it a really interesting concept house in a quiet location, but it’s also a lovely home. It has almost everything you could need and the owners are very friendly and kind. The only thing I would have changed would be to have more time there! “Photo courtesy AirbnbChickamauga, Georgia
4 guests, $ 120 per night
Removal from ATL: Two hours
While some Airbnb are opting for unique approaches to luxury, others aim to become havens for hardcore fans. This small guest suite in Chickamauga easily falls into the latter category and is an ode to the magical world of Harry Potter. Inspired by Hogwarts and Harry’s cinematic and literary adventures, this Airbnb features a dorm-style sleeping area, a full collection of Harry Potter films, and other awesome activities hidden throughout the room. If you’ve always known you weren’t like any other muggles, then this is the Airbnb for you.
What guests say: “The moment you pull up, there is already a certain ambience in which you have the feeling of having stepped through platform 9 3/4! The inside is even more magical and you spend the weekend constantly finding new things that you may not have noticed before. “Photo courtesy AirbnbRising Fawn, Georgia
2 guests, $ 129 per night
Removal from ATL:
Two hours, 30 minutes
If you haven’t experienced yurt life, this cute little cabin-style Airbnb should definitely be on your radar. The yurt is a circular house with a cherry-colored exterior that combines easy access to nature and much-needed amenities like WiFi and a smart TV for a cozy glamping experience. Whether you want to sniff the stars or find some natural inspiration for that novel you long to finally write, this yurt is the beautiful, peaceful Airbnb you’ve been looking for.
What guests say: “All modern conveniences with a unique experience and a wonderful view. Spectacular sunrise with a clear sky. “

Photo courtesy AirbnbEpworth, Georgia
5 guests, $ 148 per night
Removal from ATL: Two hours
Right on the edge of the North Georgia border along Fightingtown Creek is this immaculate cabin, flush with wood paneling and plenty of natural light. With multiple covered porches – including one upstairs accessible only from the master bedroom – and an on-site hot tub, this adorable cabin is a great option for a leisurely forest getaway, romantic escapade, and everything in between.
What guests say: “The pictures really don’t do this beautiful cabin justice! We enjoyed every second of our stay with Blake. We never wanted to leave between the hot tub, fire pit and fireplace and massive bathtub! “Photo courtesy AirbnbSevierville, Tennessee
2 guests, $ 439 per night
Removal from ATL: Four hours
This modern Tennessee castle may be expensive and hours from Atlanta, but its six bedrooms, six bathrooms, and long list of amenities make it the perfect Airbnb for families and groups of friends. The rustic-style cabin has a 10-seat home theater, a hot tub on the porch, a game room, a sturdy dining area, and a campfire. Since it is also not far from Pigeon Forge, this Airbnb is even more suitable for family outings – regardless of the season.
What guests say: “By far the best Airbnb experience we’ve ever had. Summit Castle felt like a home away from home. The view is indescribable, pictures don’t do it justice. Summit Castle, Smokey’s and Mindy’s hospitality were worth every penny! “Photo courtesy AirbnbAsheville, North Carolina
4 guests, $ 293 per night
Removal from ATL: Three hours, 30 minutes
This Hobbit and Lord of the Rings inspired Asheville home joins the Harry Potter inspired Airbnb as a haven for fantastic lore. This one takes a little more inspiration, however, as it serves as a real-life replica of the hobbit holes described in JRR Tolkien’s novels, so 90% of the Airbnb is literally built into the earth. Huge round doors add to the hobbit aesthetic, and visitors can also enjoy great views of the Blue Ridge Mountains during their stay.
What guests say: “This stay has the feeling and coziness you would expect from a stay in Hobbiton, apart from the modern conveniences. The view from the living room is spectacular. We spent much of our stay on the couch with the fireplace and enjoyed the view. “Photo courtesy AirbnbHilton Head Island, South Carolina
6 guests, $ 450 per night

Removal from ATL: Four hours
It’s never too early to start thinking about an island vacation and this Airbnb easily takes that concept to the next level. Luxury and seclusion meet this private island vacation home, where you can go fishing, boating, and kayaking non-stop. Add a boat ride to and from the property and you have a damn good Airbnb experience waiting for you.
What guests say: “Old House Cay is one of the best gems on the east coast. The house was immaculate and the views everywhere you look. Only showered outside! My husband and I felt like we were on an episode of Gilligan’s Island! How many times can a person say they rented a private island? “Photo courtesy AirbnbEast Point, Georgia
2 guests, $ 380 per night
Removal from ATL: 15 minutes
You were probably expecting the famous Airbnb tree house in Atlanta that everyone was telling you about. While this is a proven Airbnb of epic proportions, it’s already booked through March 2022. So allow us to introduce you to yet another incredible tree house hiding in East Point. Built around a 400 year old oak tree, it offers an outdoor dining area, a cozy bedroom suspended 25 feet in the air, and great views of the surrounding pond and gardens. Plus, you don’t have to wait a year or brave a road trip to experience its magic.
What guests say: “The host created a magical tree house that is hidden from the public. The pictures are perfect but don’t capture the feeling you get when you climb the stairs and open the doors to this tree house. “

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Joshua Robinson is an Atlanta-based employee of Thrillist. Follow him on Instagram @roshjobin.

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