Heed the call of the wild — and the hot tub — with a night in one of Blue Ridge's cozy, wooded, impressively well-stocked mountain cabins. No Boy Scout skills required.
Call it a change of scenery, call it a chance to commune with Mother Nature or just call it a rather effective way to hide from your co-workers: either way, occasionally fleeing town for higher ground—in this case, North Georgia—is almost a necessity for us city-dwellers and our mental health (or lack thereof). Even if it's just for a night. Well, intrepid scouts, strap on those binoculars, ready your compass and pack your provisions (that'd be the beer), 'cause we're headed north.
Your destination: the town of Blue Ridge, Georgia, a mere hour-and-a-half excursion from ATL, where you'll find a cozy mountain cabin secluded in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains (but also a mere ten minutes away from town, in case you're craving civilization). Here, you can hone your Bear Grylls skills on one of the many hiking trails nearby, tap into your primal nature and build a roaring fire in the outdoor pit or just crack open a cold beer and have a soak in the hot tub—it's up to you. One thing's for sure: you won't be roughing it, and you definitely won't be sitting around twiddling your thumbs. Each cabin comes with outdoor decks, grills, fireplaces both inside and out, 42" flat screen TVs, even a DVD library. That's not mentioning the cabins' close proximity to everything from ziplining to kayaking to canopy tours, and all the arts and antiques that Blue Ridge has to offer. Worth ditching ATL for a night? Affirmative. Skipping town every now and then is just plain good for your health. Luckily, this is the perfect spot to relax, reset and kick it with Mother Nature. Even if you never leave the cozy confines of that jacuzzi. Additional information on the accommodations and properties available HERE