Helen, GA2019-09-03T12:09:24-04:00

Helen, Georgia, is a unique mountain town inspired by German culture and Bavarian architecture. In the early 1800s, The Georgia Gold Rush attracted thousands of miners to the Helen area. They were followed by timber officials who brought the Northwestern Railroad which still runs today. In the 1960s, a group of business women collaborated with a local artist to spruce up the town. Together, they created the German/Bavarian inspired Helen of today.

As a center for tourism, Helen is a getaway from the typical rural town and a hub of restaurants, bars, hotels, and German themed stores. Visitors can enjoy shopping at the one-of-a-kind Betty’s Country Store as well as attending popular year-round events and annual festivals such as Oktoberfest, Fourth of July Fireworks, Bavarian Nights of Summer and Alpenfest. Naturists can tube down the Chattahoochee River, hike on multiple trails like Raven Cliff Falls and go zip-lining at Aerial Adventure Parks. Helen has countless attractions and events to suit every type of person!

Hotels & Cabins

Fairfield Inn & Suites – Helen, GA

At Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Helen, you can count on friendly service, a clean, comfortable room/suite, great features and amenities, all at a reasonable rate. We are always ready to welcome you with amenities like thoughtfully designed guest rooms and suites that allow you to work and relax, Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel to stay connected during your stay, along with a 24-hour fitness facility and an indoor heated pool. You’ll find it easy to settle into our vibrant lobby, with spaces to gather, relax and work. Jump-start your day with our free hot breakfast, now with more choices like scrambled eggs, omelets, sausage and oatmeal, plus favorites including fresh fruit and yogurt. At the Fairfield Inn & Suites Helen, you’re our #1 priority. We promise you’ll be satisfied or we’ll make it right. That’s our commitment to you. Ask us about The Fairfield 100%. (more…)

Heidi Motel

Our family will make every effort to ensure that your stay here is memorable. Located just steps from downtown shopping and dining.

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the newly renovated Heidi Motel prides itself in personal touches that will make your stay memorable. We are not a chain and don’t treat you like one. We want you to be part of the Heidi Motel Family. Our spacious suite with fireplace and private patio will accommodate weekend getaways, small business meetings, wedding parties, and family reunions. Warm-hospitality, personalized service, and attention to detail allow our guests to fully experience our scenic Alpine retreat. Don’t forget to ask us about our unique Windmill Suites. The Heidi Motel is quietly nestled on the hill side overlooking beautiful mountain tops while still in walking distance to the downtown Alpine Village shopping, restaurants and entertainment. The Heidi Motel – Your Home Away from Home. (more…)

Helendorf River Inn

Alpine hotel comfort on the banks of the Chattahoochee. Open Year-Round for your North Georgia Mountain getaway”¦

Welcome to the riverfront serenity of The Helendorf””tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains near the headwaters of the Chattahoochee River. Our charming Inn & Conference Center serves as a rejuvenating escape, surrounded by nature and steeped in the Bavarian Village tradition. (more…)

The Sautee Inn – Bed & Breakfast

Historic Charm. Modern Comfort.

Treat yourself to a stay in our historic bed and breakfast in Sautee, GA. Enjoy stunning mountain views, incredible comfort and easy access to Alpine Helen. (more…)

Restaurants

Honeybrook Catering

Honeybrook Catering brings over 30 years of experience in food service to catering in the North Georgia Mountains. We have designed and opened 11 Restaurants and Catering Facilities from casual theme to upscale 4 Star and have been restaurant consultants for more than 14 years. From a simple coffee break or luncheon to a backyard BBQ or wedding, Honeybrook provides quality, professionalism, and flair for every event. We understand the needs of our clients, including the idea of a budget, and can customize your perfect function. (more…)

Paul’s Steakhouse Restaurant and Lounge

Eat, drink, dance! Casual Fine Dining & Lounge overlooking the ‘Hooch’ in Downtown Helen.

Since 1965 Paul’s Steakhouse has been well-regarded for its seared steaks, cooked to perfection. A casual atmosphere and a friendly staff create a cozy environment where folks can enjoy cocktails, a meal, and some welcome conversation. Enjoy a steak or seafood, and delicious side items and drinks. All in the heart of Helen near the bridge. (more…)

Shopping

Lindenhaus Imports

Helen’s Authentic Imported Gifts Shop! Unique, high quality German Cuckoo Clocks, Rhythm Magic MotiToys

Lindenhaus Imports is located in the main walking area of downtown Helen. You will find it easily across from the main fountain lined with International Flags out front. Inside is literally a world of treasures… all kinds of wonderful items hand picked and mostly handcrafted. Something for everyone, the definite unique gift finding place. Peruse at your leisure on line. Be sure and drop a line as well. (more…)

Wildewood

Off the beaten path in downtown Helen, we are one of the best-kept secrets around. Experience the most unique shopping experience in town.

Proudly featuring local and handcrafted items including jewelry and accessories, knives, candles, body products… (more…)

Things To Do

Alpine Slot Car Racing

Get ready for the next big attraction to launch in Alpine Helen, Georgia! Featuring the LARGEST 1/32 scale slot car road course in the USA, the Alpine Slot Car Racing brings you fun and entertainment for the whole family. (more…)

Cool River Tubing

Come on down to Cool River Tubing Company, located at the Gateway to the Mountains and the heart of Alpine Helen Georgia We are just about an hour north of Atlanta, GA. Here you can enjoy a fun-filled 1 hour or 2 hour tube adventure down the Chattahoochee River in the North Georgia Mountains. Floating down the river is a great way to reduce stress and enjoy the peace and serenity of the north Georgia mountains in beautiful Alpine Helen.

www.coolrivertubing.com

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Elite Excursions & Wine Tours

Our goal is to create your perfect day! We can customize any tour, offering guided tastings at each stop along the way. Elite hopes to take that experience to the next level by giving a safe, guided tour with appreciation for our growing agritourism. So grab some of your closest friends, and be prepared to make new ones along the way! (more…)

Georgia Mountain Coaster

Feel the thrill of riding down the mountain and through the woods in beautiful alpine Helen, GA. Our alpine coaster is fun for all ages.

Georgia”™s very first mountain coaster is now open in downtown Helen, GA! Stairs to the coaster are located right next to Paul”™s On The River. Come on up and take a ride! (more…)

Helen Arts & Heritage Center

We offer locally made arts and crafts throughout our Gallery and Gift Shop. Visit us today to see the history of Helen in our theater presentation. Admission is always Free to the public.

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Outpost Gold & Gem Panning

Strike it Rich in Helen, Georgia! The Outpost Gold & Gem is a family attraction that is fun for all ages. Try your luck with our Georgia Gold Rush Paydirt Buckets filled with either Concentrated Gold or take a chance on our Gemstone Buckets with rare earth gems, such as rubies, sapphires, emeralds, amethyst, topaz, and more! All of our panning tables are covered and we are open rain or shine. Get hands on lessons from our trained and helpful staff. They are always nearby to help you identify your finds and evaluate them. After you are finished, don’t forget to stop by our gift shop, Southwestern Outpost! (more…)

Helen Events

  • Arts Tour 2024

    January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am - June 16, 2024 @ 5:00 pm EST at Various Locations
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