The Coolest Airbnbs Near Atlanta to Book This Spring

Including a private island.

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With the weather continuously warming up, it’s hard to not catch spring fever right about now. Since many of us forwent our annual vacations and much-needed getaways last year, this urge to go on a spring retreat feels even more irresistible. To help give you that push you need to finally get going, we’ve gathered a bunch of great, private, and eccentric Airbnbs near Atlanta for you to consider in the coming weeks and months. From converted farm storage units to secluded private islands that you have to be escorted to by boat, these are the best Airbnbs within five hours of Atlanta.

Glamping Geo Dome near Carters Lake
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Ellijay, Georgia
5 guests, $143 per night
Distance from ATL: 1 hour, 15 minutes
For those looking for a cozy glamping experience this spring, head north to Ellijay. This superhost Airbnb offers a completely different take on camping—modern, yet still deeply rooted in an appreciation for nature. The striking design of the white geo dome is enough to pique one’s interest, and the risqué outdoor tub will definitely entice adventurous travelers. 
Things to do nearby: Spend the day at Carters Lake, explore Downtown Ellijay, or take a tour of Engelheim Vineyards

Peace & Tranquility 'Tree Top Guestroom"
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Savannah, Georgia
2 guests, $95 per night
Distance from ATL: 4 hours
We’ve already given you 35 reasons why you should make the drive to Savannah, so consider this serene Airbnb yet another reason as to why you should travel to Georgia’s oldest city. Treetop views of tidal marsh and beautiful doses of natural light will make you forget that you’re even renting a private room at this coastal Airbnb, so book now and thank us later.
Things to do nearby: Fall in love with the vintage charm of River Street, visit the Tybee Island lighthouse, and explore Savannah’s rich history.

Linda's Way River Tide Cottage
Linda's Way River Tide Cottage | Courtesy Airbnb

Townsend, Georgia
6 guests, $199 per night
Distance from ATL: 4 hours
As the weather heats up, all any of us really want to do is get wet, which is why this creekside Airbnb is perfect for people who love spending time by the water. This quiet cottage rests on nature’s front doorstep, as the surrounding marsh is home to herons, egrets, ducks and pelicans. Visit Linda’s Way River Tide Cottage this spring for a true feel for Low Country at its best.
Things to do nearby: See real-life bison at the Georgia Buffalo Ranch & Trading Post, go shopping at the nearby Tanger Outlet, or go kayaking.

The Silo at Oak Hill Farm
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Hahira, Georgia
2 guests, $131 per night
Distance from ATL: 3 hours
Silos are typically used on farms to store bulk materials such as grain, coal, or sawdust, but this quaint converted Airbnb gives visitors the opportunity to stay in one. This grain silo-turned-suite is a cozy Airbnb designed for two, and its modern farmhouse aesthetic will make for the perfect springtime getaway.
Things to do nearby: Hang out on Main Street in Valdosta, have a thrilling time at Wild Adventures Theme Park, or go on a walking ghost tour.

Spacious 51' Yacht Downtown
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Charleston, South Carolina
7 guests, $449 per night
Distance from ATL: 5 hours
Some Airbnbs provide experiences more unique and special than any typical hotel could ever offer, and one of those types of experiences includes sleeping on a boat. This waterfront Airbnb is a docked 51-foot yacht that can fit up to seven guests. If you’re looking for an unforgettable Airbnb experience, this stunning boat in Downtown Charleston is the one for you.
Things to do nearby: Have your fill of the freshest oysters that Charleston has to offer, grab some food from the city’s best restaurants, or take a walk on the beach.

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Mentone, Alabama
2 guests, $135 per night
Distance from ATL: 2 hours
If taking long hikes and visiting breathtaking waterfalls sounds like the type of spring retreat that you need right about now, head northwest to Mentone Alabama for this scenic cabin Airbnb. Hawk’s Nest Hideaway is stationed on two secluded acres with a fishing pond and a clear running creek, and once you explore the nearby nature areas to the fullest, you can return to the property and relax in the hot tub on its enclosed porch.
Things to do nearby: Explore nearby waterfalls and caves, hit up Desoto State Park, or go rock climbing at Rocktown Trail.

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Maryville, Tennessee
4 guests, $152 per night
Distance from ATL: 3 hours, 30 minutes
One of the coolest Airbnbs near Atlanta is a remodeled troop train kitchen car from World War II. This train-turned-time capsule is no longer operational, but it does make for an amazing spring retreat. Complete with an open-plan layout, plank wood flooring, and modern furnishings, the interior is a breathtaking accomplishment in home renovation. A front door patio, sweeping backyard, or fireside common area are all included, making this unique Airbnb the complete package.
Things to do nearby: Visit Knoxville, go on a walk at the Pistol Creek Dam And Mill Race, and pick strawberries at Rutherford's Farm.

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Rising Fawn, Georgia
2 guests, $129 per night
Distance from ATL: 2 hours, 30 minutes
If you’ve yet to experience yurt life, then this pretty little hut-style Airbnb should definitely be on your radar. The yurt is a circular home draped in a cherry-colored exterior that combines easy access to nature and much-needed amenities—like wi-fi and a smart TV—to make for a cozy camping experience. Whether you want to stargaze or find some natural inspiration for that novel that you’ve been yearning to finally write, this yurt is the nice, peaceful Airbnb that you’ve been searching for.
Things to do nearby: Be amazed by Ruby Falls, hang out at Rock City Gardens, or make a quick drive to Chattanooga.

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Epworth, Georgia
5 guests, $148 per night
Distance from ATL: 2 hours
Right at the edge of the north Georgia border along Fightingtown Creek is this pristine cabin, flush in wood paneling and plenty of natural light. Boasting multiple covered porches—including one upstairs that’s only accessible through the master bedroom—and an onsite hot tub, this delightful cabin is an amazing option for a leisurely escape into the woods, a romantic escapade, and everything in between. 
Things to do nearby: Try ziplining at Blue Ridge Zip Line and Canopy Tours, go horseback riding with Cowgirl Up Stables, or go white water rafting down the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Sevierville, Tennessee
2 guests, $439 per night
Distance from ATL: 4 hours
This modern-day castle in Tennessee may be pricey and some hours away from Atlanta, but its six bedrooms, six bathrooms, and long list of amenities make it a perfect Airbnb for families and friend groups. The rustic-style cabin boasts a 10-seat in-home theatre, porch jacuzzi, game room, robust dining area, and bonfire. 
Things to do nearby: Hit up the most photogenic spots in the Smoky Mountains, visit Gatlinburg, or explore the tourist attractions in Pigeon Forge.

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Asheville, North Carolina
4 guests, $293 per night
Distance from ATL: 3 hours, 30 minutes
This Asheville Airbnb getaway is inspired by the fantastical lore of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. The aptly named Hobbit Knoll serves as a real-world recreation of the hobbit holes described in J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels, so—in true hobbit fashion—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. 
Things to do nearby: Head over to Downtown Asheville, explore some of Asheville’s best breweries, or go on a hop-on, hop-off trolley tour led by one of the city’s local storytellers. 

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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
6 guests, $450 per night
Distance from ATL: 4 hours
If Georgia’s gorgeous spring weather hasn’t convinced you to embark on a tropical getaway, this island Airbnb will definitely help you make up your mind. Luxury and seclusion come head to head with this private island vacation home, where you can go fishing, boating, kayaking with no interruption. Add in a boat ride to and from the property, and you’ve got a hell of an Airbnb experience waiting for you.
Things to do while there: In addition to lounging around the private islands, you can go boating, fishing, or kayaking. 

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East Point, Georgia
2 guests, $380 per night
Distance from ATL: 40 minutes
You were probably expecting the famous Atlanta treehouse Airbnb that everyone has told you about. While that one is a tried-and-true Airbnb of epic proportions, it’s already booked until March 2022. Therefore, allow us to introduce you to another incredible intown treehouse hiding in East Point. Built around a 400-year-old oak tree, it boasts a semi-outdoor dining area, a cozy bedroom suspended 25 feet in the air, and a gorgeous view of the surrounding pond and gardens. Plus, you don’t have to wait a year or brave a road trip to experience its magic. 
Things to do nearby: Eat at some of the best restaurants in the city or experience all of Atlanta’s cool springtime events and activities

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Joshua Robinson is an Atlanta-based contributor for Thrillist. Follow him on Instagram at at @roshjobin.