Destination guide

Meet the mountains at Clayton

Set in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clayton, Georgia, is the perfect city to begin your mountain adventure. Clayton vacation rentals cater for party sizes from couples up to large groups, often with decks to enjoy the sumptuous mountain vistas. You can enjoy stays in rustic cabins or beautifully renovated houses, perfect for a country getaway. Why not take the people who mean most to you along on vacation to make memories on an outdoors adventure, and when you’re done, sit back and watch the sun set over the hills?

Things to do

A touch of history in Clayton

Just out the door of Clayton vacation rentals, downtown is home to the Rabun Historical Society, which runs a small museum dedicated to the history of the local Southern Appalachia area. Also downtown is the Main Street Gallery, which displays the works of local artists. For movies under the stars, take the family on a trip to nearby Tiger, where a classic drive-in theater shows newly-released movies from March through October. Give the adults a treat and visit the town’s wine tasting room, where local winery Noble serves up their wares.

Activities

Thrills and spills in Clayton

The wild and scenic Chattooga River is famed for its whitewater rafting, and is featured in the movie Deliverance. White water rafting takes place from March to November—under the supervision of an expert guide. The river is suitable for anyone from beginners to thrill seekers, and kids over 8 are welcome. There’s even the option of an overnight trip, complete with sleeping under the stars. If rafting is not for you, consider a kayaking or river tubing trip, all with an expert guide. On land, there are extensive hiking trails in the forest, running past waterfalls and secluded viewpoints, great for getting back to nature.

Weather

Experience Clayton in all seasons

Clayton has a temperate climate, with summers from June through August seeing high temperatures averaging 80 °F. More moderate temperatures are seen in spring, from March through May, and fall, from September through November, while winter average temperatures can fall below freezing. The cold winter temperatures mean that most outdoor activities are confined to the warmer spring, summer and fall, but the long warm seasons mean that there is plenty of time to get out into the great outdoors at a time that suits you.

Natural features

Clayton—in tune with nature

Clayton is in mountainous north-east Georgia, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, part of the Appalachian chain. The town sits at a height of just under 2000 feet above sea level and is at the base of Black Rock Mountain. The area is covered by the Chattahoochee National Forest, which spans nearly 750,000 acres, giving Clayton vacation rentals a real country feel. Within the forest, hidden waterfalls can be found, such as the Sliding Rock Cascade, popular with the locals. In the early 20th century, deer and trout had virtually disappeared from the area; thankfully both have since been successfully reintroduced.

Where to stay around Clayton?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,110 vacation rentals near Clayton. From 447 Cabins to 478 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Clayton for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Clayton?

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 Clayton:

  • Screamer Mountain: 18 vacation rentals
  • Bear Lake Reserve: 31 vacation rentals
  • Mirror Lake: 206 vacation rentals
  • Lake Sequoyah: 64 vacation rentals
  • Nantahala Bay: 31 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 Clayton?

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

  • Rabun County Golf Club: 857 vacation rentals
  • Main Street Gallery: 824 vacation rentals
  • Foxfire Museum: 904 vacation rentals
  • Persimmon Creek Vineyards: 1,003 vacation rentals
  • Bartram Trail: 742 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Clayton 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 Clayton?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 447 Cabins in Clayton. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Clayton include:

  • Houses: 478 rentals available
  • Cottages: 447 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 79 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Clayton?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 197 vacation rentals with pool available in Clayton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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