By Katie Wheeler, Canton Resident
Georgia Glamping Company
Rebeka and Nathan Self founded the Georgia Glamping Company four years ago to offer campers a comfortable outdoor experience. Rebeka grew up loving traditional camping trips with her family, whereas Nathan has traveled internationally for work and prefers the comforts of a nice hotel. The two needed a way to balance their need for the experience of being out in nature without sacrificing comfort and style. Rebeka says, “We felt that if our family needed this compromise, then there had to be others feeling the same way.” After a little brainstorming and daydreaming, the Self family decided to make glamping an experience in North Georgia that brings the comforts of home into the great outdoors.
Georgia Glamping Company makes the outdoor space comfortable too. Each site includes two hammocks, a fire ring, a charcoal grill, a picnic table, and decorative camping chairs. Glampers can roast gooey s’mores around the campfire while they share stories, laughs, and camaraderie. A cozy string of lights adds a soft ambiance to the retelling of family tales.
North Georgia Glamping
North Georgia Glamping offers a glamping site in Ellijay, Georgia. In 2018 Wesley and Rebekah Buchanan bought the glamping business, originally started in 2015, from a couple of friends who had decided to retire and travel. The Buchanans took over the property and rebranded it as North Georgia Glamping. Rebekah says of the former owners, “Their creative vision and love of travel inspired the build-out of all the properties.”