What could be better than getting something for free? There are many different ways to score these great deals if you know where to look. Enjoy these great free Georgia mountain resources!
State road map – request a printed map and area brochures to be mailed to you from Georgia’s tourism organization (download / soft copy also available)
Area / Travel Guides
International travel guides – 9 different languages avaiable (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, UK English) that you may either download or request a mailed hard copy
Free tickets are now available online for free admission for 2 to “participating museums and cultural institutions across the country” on Museum Day (Saturday, September 22, 2018). Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Each Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 22, 2018.
There are over 1,250 participating museums across the country that are participating. Some of the best options include these in the Georgia Mountains are:
For more Steak N Shake deals, join their eCLUB! Learn about deals and new menu items from Steak ’n Shake! Members will receive a FREE Double ’n Cheese ’n Fries when they join, and a FREE Specialty Milkshake on their birthday!
Fee-free days at US Forest Service sites! The US Forest Service waives recreation fees at most day-use sites on lands managed by the agency. Participation by concession-operated sites may vary. Mark your calendar for these 2018 dates:
Monday, January 15: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Montaluce Winery & Restaurant has on-site unique lodging available in 4 privately-owned Tuscan-stylevillas from $300/night.Includes use of community pool and hot tub in warmer months. Children allowed. No parties or events, no smoking, no pets. Walk through the vineyards to an award winning winery and restaurant. Villas require a minimum stay of 2 nights. Prices do not include cleaning fee, service fee, or 12% lodging tax.
Stay in a restored 1820’s antique log cabin at The Cabin in the Vines at Cavender Creek Vineyards & Winery in Dahonega, GA. This log cabin sits across from the tasting room and has 3 porches to enjoy the views of the vines on the rolling hills. The 2 bedroom cabin can sleep 6 people and includes 2 bathrooms and 2 wood burning fireplaces (living room & upstairs bedroom). Kitchen, wifi, and linens provided.
No parties or events (unless pre-approved / additional fees may apply). No smoking. Dogs allowed for overnight guests but must be kept under your control at all times (other animals and pets live on the property).
COTTAGE RENTAL of The Vine Keeper’s Cottage in Young Harris, GA
Stay at a relaxing cottage, tucked into the vines and rolling hills of the Upper Hiawassee Highlands AVA at the beautiful Crane Creek Vineyards in Young Harris. Wander around the 40 acre vineyard, soak in the private hot tub, or use the provided fishing poles to fish in the vineyard ponds (full of bass, blue gill, and catfish). It’s just a short walk to the tasting room and winery to enjoy vineyard activities.
Cottage has all the comforts of home including living room with fireplace, private hot tub, private pool, rocking chair wrap-around porch, TV, wifi, master bedroom on main level, full kitchen, outdoor grill, A/C & heat. Sleep up to 6 people in this 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom vineyard cabin. Kids and pets are welcome. No smoking. Rated 5.0 (7 reviews) on VRBO.com.
With it’s winery, 15 cabins, spa on-site, and beautiful mountain vineyard views, Paradise Hills can accomodate a romantic couple’s getaway or larger group retreats. Choose from a variety of cabins (ranging from 1 – 4 bedrooms), some of which include hot tubs. Dogs are allowed in most cabins (with pet fee). Minimum stay 2+ nights (depending on season).
Gather your extended family or a large group of friends for this 5 bedroom lodge available at Odom Springs Vineyards. A large covered deck has a bench swing, rocking chairs, and views of the vines. Two fireplaces will keep you cozy on chilly nights and a visit to the winery and tasting room is a great way to immerse yourself in the surroundings of this member of the Upper Hiawassee Valley AVA.
Two night minimum stay. $100 cleaning fee plus taxes (7% state + 5% county). Service fee may also be required. No pets allowed.
For a unique vineyard experience, make a reservation at Blue Ridge Treehouse at Bear Claw Vineyards in Blue Ridge. You’ll sleep in a modern treehouse with amenities including a steam shower with body massage jets. The large deck is the perfect place to enjoy panoramic views of the vineyard and evening sunsets. The 1 bedroom treehouse can sleep up to 4 people.
$229 / night (Sun-Thu)
$275 / night (Fri-Sat)
$325 / night (Holidays – see website for list)
One night stays are okay
No additional cleaning fees
Book your treehouse nights onlineand even add on a S’mores Package, Birthday Surprise, or Romance Package. PLUS… for every $100 spent at winery, receive one entry to win a one night stay in the Blue Ridge Treehouse. For every case of wine purchased at the winery, receive 4 entries to win a one night stay!
Enjoy the beauty of the Georgia mountains from a luxury treehouse rental. These cozy settings are perfect for relaxing in nature with all the comforts of home. Take advantage of the variety of wooded locations and have a truly unique vacation experience.
Canopy Blue Treehouse
from $200 / night in Blue Ridge, GA
The Canopy Blue Treehouse is located in the treetops of the Aska Adventure Area and enjoys stunning long range sunset views. Property is surrounded by the Chattahoochee National Forest and provides easy access to Benton MacKaye section 6 & 7 trail system. No steps required to enter the first level.
This two-story, 1 bedroom treehouse sleeps 6 (queen bedroom, twin bunkbeds, private loft with custom built swinging bed and huge views) and includes a hot tub. Plenty of room outside on the 1,200 sq ft of wrap-around decks. Only a 10 minute drive to downtown Blue Ridge for shopping, dining, and entertainment.
from $200 / night
+ $120 cleaning fee
+ service fee
Treehouse includes air conditioning, heat, HDTVs, DVD player, Netflix, Satellite / DISH, WiFi, parking for 2+ cars, fire pit, hot tub, land line telephone (local calls only), propane grill, refrigerator w/freezer, convection microwave oven, electric cooktop, toaster, crockpot, pots & pans, plates, flatware, linens, and towels.
For a less secluded and more social treehouse stay, visit the Blue Ridge Treehouse in Blue Ridge. This treehouse overlooks Little Sugar Creek, Bear Claw Vineyards (open daily), the wine tasting room, and has beautiful sunset views from the front porch. This 1 bedroom treehouse can sleep 4, and even has a tree growing through the middle of it! Add to the experience with an additional s’mores, birthday, or romance package.
The Blue Ridge Treehouse includes steam shower with body massage jets, dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, refrigerator, dual zone wine refrigerator, outdoor BBQ (propane), fire pit, HVAC, high speed wifi, TV, rocking chairs on front porch, kitchen (plates, pans, utensils, wine opener), towels, and linens.
NOTE: For every $100 spent at the winery, receive 1 entry to win a 1 night stay in the Blue Ridge Treehouse (for every case of wine purchased at the winery, receive 4 entries to win a one night stay).
from $259 / night in Lakemont, GA (Tallulah Falls area)
The Rushing Waters River Treehouse Cabin overlooks the bend in the Tallulah River. Enjoy the views and the sound of rushing water from a rocking chair on the covered deck. One queen bedroom with additional loft (2 queens) and sofa bed sleeps up to 8 people. Kid-friendly, but no pets and no smoking allowed.
Fishing, swimming, and tubing in the river is allowed. Additionally, the nearby Tallulah Gorge (1.5 miles) has hiking, waterfalls, and stunning views of the deepest gorge on the East coast.
Treehouse includes electricity, running water & bathroom, air conditioning, fireplace, microwave, stove, grill, TV, DVD player, linens & towels, patio. On-site clubhouse includes outdoor pool, indoor heated pool & hot tub, campground activities, clubhouse with wifi, and pool table.
from $238 / night in Lakemont, GA (Tallulah Falls area)
The River Pines Treehouse is also located in the River Falls community and towers 85 feet above the Tallulah River with beautiful flowing river views. One bedroom with additional loft and sofa bed sleeps up to 8 people. Kid-friendly, but no pets and no smoking allowed.
Nearby Tallulah Gorge (1.5 miles) has hiking, waterfalls, and stunning views of the deepest gorge on the East coast.
Treehouse includes electricity, running water & bathroom, air conditioning, fireplace, kitchen (mini-refrigerator, microwave, stove, cooking utensils), grill, TV, DVD player, linens & towels, patio. On-site clubhouse includes outdoor pool, indoor heated pool & hot tub, campground activities, clubhouse with wifi, and pool table.