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Lake side house rentals in Lake Lanier

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Cabin in Gainesville
Waterfront Cabin w/ Hot Tub
Rustic cabin with a dock & deep water. Tons of outdoor living space with a fire pit & hot tub overlooking the lake. Short walk to dock & ideally located where the Chattahoochee meets the Chestatee. Duckett Mill Boat ramp is minutes away. Easy access to both Port Royal Marina with Pelican Pete's & Gainesville Marina with Scooggies. 20 min to 400 & 985 A well behaved dog is welcome with a $55 non-refundable pet fee. 2 dogs for extra fee. A canoe and pedal boat are available but not guaranteed.
$126 per night
Cabin in Gainesville
The Hygge House w/ dock, hottub, arcade & grills
Recently named a Top 10 lake house rental in the Southeast & featured on Netflix, the Hygge House was designed as the ultimate Hygge-inspired lake cabin on Lanier. For a video walkthrough, search Youtube for: The Hygge House - Video Walkthrough - Lake Lanier - Gainesville, GA Hygge is a Danish word used when acknowledging a feeling, space, or moment as cozy, charming or special and this home embodies that spirit and is the perfect location for guests to relax, unwind, and reset.
$472 per night
Cabin in blue ridge
Magical Mountain View - A tree house feel
If you’re looking for the wow factor! This is not your average cabin. This is a beautiful upscale cabin. Almost 1400 ft.² which is very large for a two bedroom. Has a large covered deck outside with an outside fireplace and hot tub. Also plenty of seating and eating area on the outside deck. Gorgeous kitchen. Two bathrooms. Elegant mountain living room and upscale log cabin furniture. Long driveway to the cabin. Very private with a breath taking view of the mountains
$185 per night
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Your guide to Lake Lanier

All About Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier, tucked between Gainesville and Buford, is a peaceful destination in the hills of Northern Georgia. This lake was a project intended to help develop America’s waterways during World War II; in the 1950s, the Buford Dam was completed and formed Lake Lanier. Today, this oasis is home to more than 53,000 residents who live across five counties.

Lake Lanier is one of the most popular lakes in the Southeast and is the largest lake in Georgia. It’s home to more than 700 miles of beaches stretching across 38,000 acres. Experience the solitude of the mountains, the majesty of the waterfalls, and the beauty of the Chattahoochee and Chestatee Rivers as you enjoy a stay in one of the Lake Lanier cabins or house rentals. Lake Lanier has more than 45 parks and 10 campgrounds within its vicinity and is a fishing destination, welcoming fishers and anglers who can’t get enough of the lake’s provisions.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Lake Lanier

Beginning in March, the lake is warm enough to swim in, but the main swimming season starts in May. Once you settle into your Lake Lanier cabin, the water activities nearby are plentiful and include boating and kayaking. After Labor Day weekend the park is less busy — so if you’re looking to avoid crowds, this could be a great opportunity to visit, as the temperatures stay warm here through October. During the wintertime, visitors come here for snow tubing, carnival rides, and ice skating. Golfing is a year-round activity at the lake. Check local events calendars for live music, beach cruises, and full moon festivities throughout the year.

Top things to do in Lake Lanier

Atlanta’s Botanical Garden, Gainesville

An extension of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the Gainesville garden is one of the largest nature conservation nurseries in the Southeast. It’s only a short drive from Lake Lanier and is a tropical paradise. The garden has more than 30 acres to explore plus creative installations, cocktail nights, and exhibits for kids.

The Buford Dam Trail

At the Buford Dam Trail, you’ll be able to walk behind the dam that created Lake Lanier while taking in views of the Chattahoochee River. Access this trail via the Lower Overlook Park to avoid parking fees. As you hike this trail you’ll experience stunning views, cross beautiful bridges, and maybe even spot some woodland creatures.

Downtown Burford

After a relaxing few days out in nature, shift gears and explore Downtown Buford. Only a 22-minute drive from Lake Lanier, this small town has great art galleries, shops, taverns, and event halls to explore.

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