Destination guide

The great outdoors beckons in Hiawassee

The quaint and welcoming town of Hiawassee, Georgia, is a tranquil paradise surrounded by dense forest, rolling hills, and shimmering lakes – ideal for outdoor-loving families. A wealth of Hiawassee vacation rentals – including creek-side cottages and river-front timber cabins – provide families and couples with serene story-book settings. Spend your Hiawassee break hiking through lush woodland and riding across lakes on ultra-fast jet-skis. If a more restful Georgia holiday strikes your fancy, explore the town’s specialty shops and vineyards, and fire-up a BBQ on the wide porch of your Hiawassee vacation rental.

Things to do

Flower walks and unwinding on the porch

Georgia is known for its rich floral wonders, and these are on dazzling display in Hiawassee’s Fred Hamilton Gardens, a small but abundant botanical garden overlooking blue-green Bell Creek, densely-packed with pink rhododendrons and azaleas. Looking for a romantic afternoon activity? Venture from your Hiawassee vacation rental to Hightower Creek Vineyards and sample the local wines while listening to live music on the shaded timber porch. Kids, meanwhile, won’t want to miss the Hiawassee’s Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, which boasts a pioneer village and hosts fairs and concerts across the year.

Activities

Fun and fresh air in wild Hiawassee

Water sports enthusiasts will find no end of electrifying lake and river activities to enjoy near Hiawassee, whether it’s kayaking over cascading rapids along the Nantahala river and gorge, or skimming over lakes at lightening-speed on jet-skis and water-skis. If you want to explore Hiawassee’s crystalline waters with the kids, take a guided boat tour across the deep-blue Lake Chatuge. For even more rejuvenating fresh air activities, head out on a Hiawassee hike through one of its many nature parks – many Hiawassee vacation rentals lie conveniently adjacent to hiking trails.

Weather

An Indian Summer in the golden fall

Georgia, enjoying a subtropical climate, typically serves up scorching and humid summers – and there’s no exception for Hiawassee. Rapid and dramatic thunderstorms are also common in the summer months. So, if you want to make the most out of Hiawassee’s idyllic natural scenery, it’s best to travel in the cooler, sun-washed fall, particularly in the dry months of September and October, which often offer Indian Summer weather; bright, balmy, and honeyed days. Spring is a good time to visit, too, when temperatures are mild – just bear in mind that April brings the most rain.

Natural features

Hiawassee’s rocky wilderness and bountiful wildlife

The town of Hiawassee is located in Georgia’s Towns County, amongst the rolling Blue Ridge Mountain Range, beside shimmering creeks and lakes, and on the banks of the rippling Hiawassee River. The river tumbles down from the towering, tree-clad Rocky Mountain. Part of the infamous Appalachian Trail – a vast meandering hiking trail beginning in Georgia and stretching all the way to Maine – sidewinds across Rocky Mountain. Southwest of Hiawassee, you’ll find the seemingly-endless Chattahoochee National Forest, with its camp grounds, recreation trails, and abundant bird and animal life – lookout for tuneful hummingbirds, noisy hawks, shy bobcats, and darting foxes.

Where to stay around Hiawassee?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 841 vacation rentals near Hiawassee. From 476 Cabins to 254 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Hiawassee for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Hiawassee:

  • Nantahala Bay: 31 vacation rentals
  • Cedar Cliff: 24 vacation rentals
  • Screamer Mountain: 18 vacation rentals
  • Tarheel: 21 vacation rentals
  • Tanglewood: 17 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 Hiawassee?

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

  • Brasstown Bald Mountain: 2,334 vacation rentals
  • Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds: 1,672 vacation rentals
  • Boundary Waters Marina: 1,055 vacation rentals
  • Hamilton Gardens: 1,038 vacation rentals
  • High Shoals Falls Trailhead: 1,056 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 476 Cabins in Hiawassee. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Hiawassee include:

  • Houses: 254 rentals available
  • Cottages: 476 rentals available
  • Chalets: 12 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 Hiawassee?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 75 vacation rentals with pool available in Hiawassee. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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