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Renting a cozy cabin in the mountains is the perfect winter getaway! Just imagine waking up to snow falling and turning the surrounding landscape into a winter wonderland. Then, you start the coffee, get the fireplace going, and enjoy the relaxing setting. That’s exactly what’s waiting for you in North Georgia in January! Keep reading for reasons why it’s a great time to visit the area and tips on how to make it a memorable vacation.

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What You Need to Know About North Georgia in January

What’s the Weather Like in North Georgia in January?

The weather is cold in and around Blue Ridge, GA in January. However, you won’t have to worry about getting snowed in or experiencing extreme cold because the area averages four inches of snow each year. That’s just enough to turn the mountains and trees white and make our region look like a painting. In January, the average highs are in the 40s with the lows in the 20s. 

What Are Some Winter Activities in North Georgia in January?

Go on a Hike

If you’d like to see a lot more snow, the higher elevations deliver! Brasstown Bald, the highest point in Georgia, averages more than a foot of snow per year. The normally green hiking trails transform into stunning paths that lead you to your rewarding destination. At the peak, the lack of foliage on the trees allows for unobstructed views across the North Georgia mountains. You can also take on a Georgia portion of the Appalachian Trail or check out one of the nearby state parks.

Local Tip: If you are hiking in snow, be sure to have hiking boots or snow cleats and watch your step.

Take a Ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

Take in as much of the spectacular surroundings as possible with a ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Whichever season you visit Blue Ridge, this is a must! Board the train in the town’s historic depot and travel 26 miles along the Toccoa River until you get to McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee. The train stops for a two-hour layover in the towns that sit beside each other only separated by state lines. Here, you can stand in two states at the same time! Both towns offer delightful shops and delicious restaurants.

Stay Warm in the Perfect Cabin

We have the best selection of luxury cabin rentals in North Georgia, so we’re sure to have just what you need for your winter getaway. Most of our cabins feature a hot tub, a fireplace, and a fire pit. Many of them also include a pool table, a ping pong table, a foosball table, or even an entire game room! You’ll have so much fun enjoying your cabin’s breathtaking surroundings and amazing amenities you might not want to go anywhere else during your stay. From water view cabins with fishing access to pet-friendly havens with mountain views, we know we’ll have the perfect cabin for your January vacation to North Georgia!

Browse our cabins today and start planning your trip!