Weilkommen to this picturesque Bavarian town nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains with Helen, GA, cabin rentals. Relish authentic German dishes and year-round fun, whether stopping by for Oktoberfest, Christmas markets, or a warm-weather float down the river. Sightsee both the natural wonder of the Blue Ridge Mountains foliage and Old World architecture on your next trip to North Georgia.
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Book a vacation rental in Helen and find yourself completely at ease in a little Bavarian town nestled within Georgia’s mountains. Explore a side of the state you may not have expected in this Alpine-style village, resting on the banks of the Chattahoochee River. With the perfect blend of mountain views, annual festivals and events, access to outdoor recreation, and downtown Helen’s charming restaurants and shops, you’ll have everything you need for a memorable, relaxing getaway.
While this picturesque small town is only 2.1 square miles, Helen knows how to pack in almost anything you could wish for in a dream vacation. Known for its unique Alpine style, delicious and authentic German cuisine, holiday markets, and mountain activities, Helen is a hidden gem you’ll want to experience for yourself. Search for the perfect home base between vacation homes, condo rentals, and pet-friendly cabin rentals, with full kitchens and amenities like hot tubs, mountain views, fire pits, and more.
Located in North Georgia along the Chattahoochee River, and a 2-hour drive from Atlanta, Helen provides a Bavarian alpine village atmosphere in the middle of the Georgia mountains. Because of its scenic backdrop, residents and visitors of this town enjoy hiking trails, water activities, fishing, and vineyards. Our Helen cabins are a perfect mix of both worlds, so you can easily plan your day in the bustle of downtown or the brisk mountain air.
Fill your vacation plans with one activity after another or simply kick back and enjoy the outdoors. Whether a foodie, adventurer, or shopping fiend, you’ll find something to love in Helen, GA.
Waste no time in exploring the outdoors. Unicoi State Park and the Chattahoochee National Forest are spectacular spots to savor North Georgia’s natural landscape. Anna Ruby Falls is a stunning double waterfall that's accessible via a quick half-mile hike on a convenient paved trail.
With a destination that has unique experiences to offer year-round, book a Helen vacation rental with access to it all.
There's a reason Helen is Georgia's third most visited city. Home to the Southeast's largest Oktoberfest, Helen takes pride in this yearly festival. Helen's Oktoberfest is also the longest-running festival of its kind, lasting from mid-September through October 30. There’s no shortage of authentic German cuisine to fit the festivities, and plenty of other eateries to tickle your taste buds.
Enjoy both domestic and imported brews, as well as some local crafts from Helen’s growing brewery and wine scene. After the Oktoberfest parade, attendees head to Helen Festhalle, where Tapping of the Keg commences. Then it's on to all the German music, dancing, food, and drinks you can handle.
Georgia's bustling city of Atlanta sits 86 miles from Helen. A mecca of dining and shopping, this capital city of Georgia stands in stark contrast to Helen. If you're looking for a more upbeat vibe for a day trip or two, this is the place to go. Check out the Georgia Aquarium, Turner Field, or one of several popular malls before heading back to your serene Helen vacation cabin rental.
If you're looking to take a slightly longer road trip or if you're on the outskirts of Atlanta and find you don't have to head back to your vacation cabin just yet, travel just a few more miles to historic Morrow, GA. About 100 miles from Helen, this town offers the Georgia Archives, where all historical documents of Georgia are kept.
The quiet town of Suwanee is 61 miles from Helen. With year-round festivals and a large park system, this quaint Georgia town is perfect for a change of pace.
While Helen is fashioned as a Bavarian escape, don't let that fool you. The city still boasts the hospitality and comfort that Southern towns are famous for. So if you're looking for a truly unique retreat in the heart of the Georgia mountains, it doesn't get any better than a stay in one of our Helen, GA vacation rentals. From cabin rentals on the river to pet-friendly vacation homes with private hot tubs, you are bound to find your next vacation getaway.
With outdoor recreation for every season, a charming downtown area, and a calendar of annual events and festivals, Helen is an ideal year-round vacation destination. For foodies looking for Oktoberfest, plan your trip from September to early October to indulge in delicious brews and authentic German food. Families will love summer and winter in Georgia, where you can either make the most of tubing down the Chattahoochee River and cruise down the Georgia Mountain Coaster. In the winter, you’ll find German-style Christmas markets along the town square, as well as parades, live music, and visits from Santa.
Helen is a renowned Bavarian-style village in the mountains of Georgia. With charming Old World architecture, authentic German food, annual festival celebrations, and access to outdoor recreation, the alpine city is a favorite vacation destination for families, couples, foodies, and adventurers alike.