Welcome back to the Exploring GA series! I have gone through a couple of these at this point, and I’m excited to share this next one. If you missed it, I went to Canyon State Park near Columbus. You can read that post here and I’m excited to share this next one with you. I spent a couple of days up in North Georgia at the Getaway cabins and I loved it. It was so nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta. So let’s get into my experience at the Getaway Cabins Atlanta outpost!
Coming from Atlanta was really easy. It was a straight shot up north and I passed through Dahlonega and other parts of the state. While I didn’t stop on the way up, I did on the way down and took lots of photos at the overlooks. The road was very, very windy, so be sure to drive slow. When you get up there, service is a bit spotty, so be sure to have the directions fully loaded before you get into North Georgia. The Getaway Cabins Atlanta outpost provides a great map and signage once you get closeby. My car is really low to the ground, so it did a lot of grumbling with the gravel drive, but that’s not bad and a short drive up to the cabins. They do a really great job of texting and sending updates for everyone beforehand, as well as a map that shows you exactly where your cabin is.
What to Do:
For me, I wanted to relax, so I grabbed a book and stayed inside mostly. For those who want to adventure, there is a waterfall nearby that you can climb to. It’s a quick 10-minute hike and while the water is FREEZING, it’s nice in the summer GA heat. If you go up to the top, which shouldn’t take more than a minute or two, you get a great view of the entire waterfall! It’s hard to find when you get there, just know that you don’t have to drive over the creek, the trailhead is to the left/right to the front of where the directions will take you.
There’s also a hiking trail right on the property. I went for a short walk on the trail the day I left and it was really nice. It’s about a mile one way, and it’s a good balance of tough uphill and flat ground. You will be in the woods, so I recommend a stick to knock spiderwebs down and some good sneakers.
Other than that, I just vibed outside and made a fire (I failed at first, but obviously try and try again). They provide all the tools and will just bill you at the end of your stay for firewood and firestarters, rather than having to bring it with you. While I couldn’t make a campfire pizza, I did really enjoy my time and can’t wait to go back.
Why I Went:
Why on earth would I go up to north Georgia, by myself? I just needed some time to think. There has been so much going on in the last few weeks and months that it was good to just get away and breathe. I always feel refreshed when I can go out in nature, even just for a little bit. I wanted to be sure that I can be the best version of myself as I prep for all the life changes coming soon!
Did I Relax?
Would I Go Again?
Absolutely. 100%. I’d definitely bring another person as I got kinda lonely without service and a person to talk to, but I could still go by myself again.
Thanks for tuning into this edition of the Exploring Georgia series! I really did have a great time at the Atlanta outpost! If you’re interested in seeing more and being up to date with my latest explorations, feel free to sign up for my newsletter here.