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.


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.


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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Stone Mountain, GA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 2,129 vacation rentals around Stone Mountain. From 34 cabin rentals to 951 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a city-center property in Stone Mountain?

There is a multitude of reasons to stay someplace central when it's your first time in a new city, but no one can argue with the number one draw — location, location, location! Vrbo has 386 city center vacation properties available. Alternatively, you might be looking for a different style of vacation setting. Vrbo has a whole lot of rental options to pick from, including:

  • 54 town vacation rentals.
  • 52 beach vacation rentals.
  • 25 village vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Stone Mountain?

Say goodbye to standardized, cookie cutter hotel-chain rooms. Our house vacation rentals each have their own unique personalities — as well as all the space you could ask for! There are 1,113 houses currently listed on Vrbo. Prices start from $25 a night. Or perhaps you'd rather pick one of the area's other rental types, such as:

  • Apartment: 541 vacation homes. Prices start from $31 per night.
  • Hotel: 292 vacation homes. Prices start from $45 per night.
  • Condo: 292 vacation homes. Prices start from $47 per night.

Can I stay in Stone Mountain in a large group?

Vacations with your friends and family can be oodles of fun, particularly when you're staying under the one roof in an amazing new place! If you're traveling with a big group, Vrbo can help. 230 house vacation homes are listed. Currently, they're the preferred option here for sizeable groups. The rental options that are on offer for large groups around here include:

  • Searching for vacation homes that can sleep 6 guests? We have 894 that will be perfect. Prices begin from just $33 per night.
  • Keen to find a rental property for 8 guests? We have 514 that will serve you well. The starting price is $65 per night.
  • Organizing a trip away with 5 guests? We've got 328 vacation homes that fit the bill. Prices begin at just $60 per night.

Your whole squad will be well looked after when you plan your Stone Mountain travels with us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Stone Mountain?

Vrbo has some terrific budget-friendly rentals. Treat your loved ones to a memorable evening out or extend your vacation for a few nights with all the dollars you have left over. Atlantic Station Area is a fantastic area to look at if you want to keep a handle on your budget. Vrbo has 35 rentals, and the average price is a modest $166 per night. Southwestern is another place worth considering. We've got 384 rentals here, and the average price is around $169 per night.

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