Just an hour outside Atlanta sits this Ellijay vacation rental, where previous renters have spotted deer and turkey roaming the grounds. It’s the kind of house where you sit on the rocking chairs, sip on hot cider and be thankful to breathe in fresh air.
And it doesn’t have to cost a mint.
The two-bedroom cabin is one of several Georgia vacation rentals that treat guests to affordable rates year-round. So if you’re considering gifting an experience for the holidays this year, consider booking the featured home, which goes for an astounding $80-$85 a night.
Who needs another purse when you can spend a weekend here for about the same price?
Nestled in the Coosawattee River Resort, the property is ideal for a romantic getaway or groups of friends who could use a little catching up time. A cozy deck and ample porch invite guests to take in the fall scenery in a passive way, while nearby parks–Fort Mountain and Amicalola Falls–tempt hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders to explore the picturesque trails.
And the beauty in all of this: Those vistas come free.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.