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What Are The Most Popular Amenities in Helen, GA?

Helen, GA Rental Amenities

The above reveals the top rental amenities and the property numbers associated with each of them in Helen. In Helen, 1925 rentals offer Bed linens provided, 1922 rentals offer TV, 1905 rentals offer Internet or Wifi. So, if you need Bed linens provided during your vacation, use the Bed linens provided filter to compare these properties. Two amenities that are not typical are Kitchen, Pool.

How Does The Vacation Home Rental Price Look Like in Helen, GA?

Vacation Cabin & House Rental Price Information in Helen, GA

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Which Accommodations Should I Pick in Helen, GA?
Rental Accommodation Info in Helen, GA
In Helen, 57.41% of listings are Cabin, which is the most popular accommodation out of 22 total accommodation types. Avg price per night for Cabin is around $193. And the most searched amenities for Cabin accommodation is Pool.The least popular accommodation in Helen is Building rentals
How Many Accommodations Are Not Pets Friendly in Helen, GA?
Pets Allowed vs Not Allowed in Helen, GA
37.71% of vacation homes in Helen are pet friendly. Make sure you select the pet friendly home filter when you are going to bring your pet(s) for the upcoming vacation.
Best Tourist Attractions in Helen, GA?
Tourist Attractions In Helen, GA

The most common & popular places (a.k.a points of interests) here in Helen are:

Trail Recommendations in Helen, GA Area?
Must Visit Trails In Helen, GA
Here are the trails we recommend in Helen: Dukes Creek Trail, Russell - Brasstown Scenic Byway, Raven Cliff Falls Trail, Raven Cliffs Trail, Tray Mountain Forest Service Road, Unicoi to Helen Trail, Unicoi State Park Bike Trails, Unicoi Lake Loop Trail, Smith Creek Trail, Anna Ruby Falls Trail.
Where Are The Campgrounds in Helen, GA Area?
Most Visited Campgrounds In Helen, GA
The best RV campgrounds here in Helen are: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds Campground, Vogel Campground, Lake Winfield Scott Recreation Area, Enota Mountain Retreat Campground, Mountain View Campground, Mountain View Campground, Unicoi Campground, Lake Rabun Beach Recreation Area, Creekwood Resort Campground, Moccasin Creek Campground.
Where are the hidden gems or unique spots to visit in Helen, GA?
Hidden Gems

Surrounded by the Chattahoochee National Forest, Russell-Brasstown Scenic Byway is a 41-mile byway that provides you with stunning views of the valleys and mountain gaps. There are ample photo opportunities, from the Brasstown Bald to the mists of waterfalls. Pull off and hike some of the many trails in the region or just stop at the overlooks to read interpretive signs and take beautiful photos.

Enjoy the cool mists and thundering rush of water when you visit Anna Ruby Falls. The falls mark where Curtis and York Creeks join. The two creeks begin on Tray Mountain, fed by rain, snowmelt and underground springs. The trail to the falls is easy to moderate while the Lions Eye Trail is designed for those with visual impairments. The falls are located at 3455 Anna Ruby Falls Road.

What does the calendar look like for local events & festivals in Helen, GA?
Local Events & Festivals

Helen’s Oktoberfest, held at the Festhalle, is held the month of September, promising “beer, brats, bands, and lederhosen.” There are German-style bands from around the world. Enjoy the Alphorns, cowbells, and accordions. Grab a partner and swing around the dance floor to a polka. There are long rows of tables where you can eat and drink while you enjoy the music.

How to plan 1 or 2 or 3-day trip itineraries in Helen, GA?
Trip Planning

Start your trip with a tubing trip down the Chattahoochee River which takes about an hour and, at low tide, it is a great trip for even small children. After tubing, head to the Sautee Nacoochee Center to view some of the art galleries and other cultural exhibits. Grab lunch at Hofer’s Bakery and Cafe and then head over to Babyland General Hospital to witness the birth of Cabbage Patch Kids. After learning all about Cabbage Patch Kids, try your hand at panning for gold at an authentic gold mine. Finish your day with dinner at Bodensee.

The next day starts with breakfast at The Village Crepe House before heading to Anna Ruby Falls. If you are feeling adventurous, zipline along the “Intimidator” before heading to lunch at Cowboys and Angels. Visit Charlemagne’s Kingdom and then play a round of golf at Bavarian Mountain Mini Golf before dinner at Bigg Daddy’s.

Where to visit in order to explore art and culture in Helen, GA?
Art & Culture Places

The Hardman Farm Historic Site and the Sautee Nacoochee Indian Mound are just south of Helen. Guided house tours include the parlor with original lighting, a unique climate, and a telephone system a well as the bedroom belonging to Anna Ruby Nichols. The house is an example of Italianate architecture and was originally known as “West End.” The Indian Mound is the best-known feature of the historic site, located at 143 Highway 17.

Charlemagne’s Kingdom is an Alpine Model Railroad Museum that features HO scale German model railroads. The 50-foot exhibit depicts the terrain of Germany and is a unique combination of craftsmanship and artistic ability. The museum is located at 8808 North Main Street.

For more than 35 years, the Sautee Nacoochee Center has been a vital institution in the area. The site offers programs in support of the creative arts as well as to foster friendship. On this site, you can visit the Folk Pottery Museum which houses the outstanding pottery collection of Dean and Kay Swanson. There is also a history museum and the African American Heritage site. You can find the site at 283 Highway 255 North.

Scarlet’s Secret is housed in a two-story plantation-style home and is furnished in the period of “Gone with the Wind.” It is filled with memorabilia from the movie as well as the Civil War. When you visit, plan to stay for homemade tea and dessert. The museum is located at 1902 Highway 17 in Sautee.

What are the travel peak seasons in Helen, GA?
Peak Seasons

The average monthly temperature in Helen is as follows:

  • January – low of 29F (-2C); high of 50F (10C)
  • February – low of 31F (-0.5C); high of 55F (13C)
  • March – low of 37F (3C); high of 63F (17C)
  • April – low of 44F (7C); high of 72F (22C)
  • May – low of 52F (11C); high of 78F (26C)
  • June – low of 60F (16C); high of 84F (29C)
  • July – low of 64F (18C); high of 87F (31C)
  • August – low of 64F (18C); high of 86F (30C)
  • September – low of 58F (14C); high of 80F (27C)
  • October – low of 46F (8C); high of 71F (22C)
  • November – low of 37F (3C); high of 61F (16C)
  • December – low of 32F (0C); high of 53F (12C)

Helen can be humid with September the most humid month at 63.6 percent.  There is an average of 40 inches of rainfall each year but no snowfall.

How to get around in Helen, GA?
Transportations

The closest airport to Helen, Georgia, is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, about two hours away. Once at the airport, you will need to rent a car to get to Helen.

What are the nightlife spots in Helen, GA?
Nightlife Spots

Bigg Daddy’s Restaurant and Tavern serves family-style food in a warm setting. All menu items are prepared from sustainably sourced ingredients that arrive fresh on-site every morning. There is a full bar where you can catch the big game on the big screen televisions while enjoying a cold beer or specialty drink. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday there is live music as well.

Paul’s Margarita Deck has been serving great food on the largest outdoor deck in the area for over 15 years. Enjoy American classic food and the best Margaritas in Helen. There is often live music, and the restaurant holds many events as well. Find them at 8537 South Main Street.

If you are looking for fresh food, cold beer, and a fun atmosphere, Monday’s Pub is where to be. Enjoy sliders, burgers, sandwiches, wings, ribs, and dinners. The location is casual with a hometown bar feel. Find them at 7934 South Main Street.

The Troll Tavern is located under the bridge on the waterfront with indoor and outdoor seating. Enjoy a full menu that includes vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options served to you by outstanding staff with some of the coldest drinks in town.

What are the must-visit places in Helen, GA?
Must See Attractions

Smithgail Woods State Park is the perfect place to go if you enjoy fishing. Dukes Creek runs through the park and it is known as one of Georgia’s premier trout streams. Be sure to call ahead for reservations and remember that the park is catch-and-release. There are several cottages available for rent, many with porches along the stream. There is also a campground as well as picnic shelters for rent. Find the park at 61 Tsalaki Trail.

Voted the “Top Ten Toylands” by the Travel Channel, Babyland General Hospital is the “birthplace” of Cabbage Patch Kids. The hospital sits on 650 acres in the mountains and the Southern mansion is filled with all types of Cabbage Patch Kids. Admission is free and Mother Cabbage is always on display beneath the branches of the Magic Crystal Tree. The self-guided tour lets you take as long as you would like as you play with and learn more about the babies. You can find them at 300 N.O.K. Drive in Cleveland, about 15 minutes from Helen.

What are the activities in Helen, GA that are family friendly?
Family Friendly Activities

One of the best family events in the Helen area is river tubing on the Chattahoochee.  There are several companies that offer river tubing options where you can cool off, relax and enjoy a float down the river. Most river rides are designed for children aged three and older.

Pan for gold at Outpost Gold and Gems where you can also learn about the rich gold mining history in Georgia. The Helen location is near where the first major gold discovery in the country occurred. 

Helen Tubing and Waterpark offers several water slides and a lazy river. They also offer river-tubing. Choose the open speed slide or the curving closed slide to get your adrenalin pumping. The waterpark is located at 222 Edelweiss Strasse.

The first alpine coaster in Georgia, the Georgia Mountain Coasteris fast and fun. Ride on a track built by the top manufacturer of alpine coasters in the world. Simply purchase a ticket and hop on the cart and head as fast as you can down the track. The coaster is located at 8409 South Main Street.

Bavarian Mountain Mini Golf not only offers a great mini golf course but also has some of the best views in Helen. There are beautiful waterfalls and rushing streams throughout the course. There are two 18-hole mini-golf courses and a large arcade. The course is located at 8065 South Main Street.

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