Destination guide

Between a (massive) rock and a hard place

Based 30 minutes east of Atlanta and perched high above the capital, Stone Mountain, Georgia, is a picturesque little town that bears the name of the famed, massive domed rock that sits nearby in a state park. Throngs of tourists descend upon the town to see the iconic rock, which features etchings depicting Civil War generals. While the park offers outdoor recreational activities, from scenic railways to golf courses, the town plays host to historic buildings, cafes, and boutique shops. Stone Mountain vacation rentals are the perfect jumping-off point for travelers looking to the explore the region.

Things to do

Cable cars, carvings, and courses (of the golf variety)

History buffs will love the Antebellum Plantation and Farmyard, where you can tour 19 primarily pre-Civil War buildings furnished with period decor, while your kids play with animals at the on-site petting farm. You can also step back in time at the Confederate Hall, a museum that explores the geology, ecology, and history of Stone Mountain. If you booked Stone Mountain vacation rentals in search of adventure, hop on board the cable car that travels to the top of the rock, take a duck tour ride of the area, or get swinging from the treetop rope courses.

Activities

From trains to trails, there's plenty of excitement on tap

You'll find plenty of opportunities for working out in Stone Mountain as numerous trails travel around and to the summit of the rock. For a more laid-back experience, sprawling lawns in front of the rock give you the perfect spot for picnicking and tossing a ball around. Kids love summer evenings at the mountain, as the park hosts a nightly laser and fireworks show, with images projected onto the side of the rock. Little ones will also enjoy the Stone Mountain Scenic Railroad, a train that circles the perimeter of the park and provides views of the mountain en route.

Weather

Sizzling in the south—summertime in Stone Mountain

Get ready to get wet as Stone Mountain gets 51 inches of rain per year, with a steady stream falling each month. But be extra prepared if you're staying in Stone Mountain vacation rentals in July, the town's wettest month. The summer months also see hot, sunny, and humid conditions, with highs climbing into the 80s and 90s. Snow is a rarity, but trace amounts may fall in the winter when daytime highs are in the 50s and evenings drop to near freezing. Spring and fall offers mild conditions, with comfortable temperatures in the 60s and 70s.

Natural features

Ain't no mountain high enough—nature runs wild

Set at a slight elevation, the town provides sweeping views of the nearby Kennesaw Mountain. On clear days, you can see as far as the Appalachian Mountains. The lower slopes of Stone Mountain are covered in dense oak tree woods and, in the fall, yellow daisies pop up randomly across the forest floor. Red-tailed hawks and vultures soar overhead, while deer and cottontail rabbits frolic in the woods. Clear, freshwater pools sit on the summit of the rock, as rain water gathers in eroded pockets. The pools are home to aquatic life such as clam shrimp and fairy shrimp.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Stone Mountain

Fly into Atlanta, GA (PDK-DeKalb-Peachtree), the closest airport, located 9.9 mi (15.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Intl.), which is 19.5 mi (31.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Stone Mountain?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,620 vacation rentals near Stone Mountain. From 39 Cabins to 1,321 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Stone Mountain for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Stone Mountain?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Stone Mountain:

  • Downtown: 652 vacation rentals
  • Midtown: 1,015 vacation rentals
  • Southwestern: 1,083 vacation rentals
  • Virginia Highland: 292 vacation rentals
  • Old Fourth Ward: 545 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Stone Mountain?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Stone Mountain. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Stone Mountain Park: 1,990 vacation rentals
  • Stone Mountain Carving: 2,249 vacation rentals
  • Summit Skyride: 2,250 vacation rentals
  • Art Station: 2,363 vacation rentals
  • Stone Mountain Golf Club: 2,188 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Stone Mountain listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Stone Mountain?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 39 Cabins in Stone Mountain. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Stone Mountain include:

  • Houses: 1,321 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 965 rentals available
  • Cottages: 39 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Stone Mountain?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 529 vacation rentals with pool available in Stone Mountain. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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