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

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…)

Restaurants

Hansel & Gretel Candy Kitchen

Hansel & Gretel Candy Kitchen has been in business in Helen GA since 1973. Business owners are David & Janet Jones. There are now two locations. We have our main retail store in downtown Helen and our factory and retail store.

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La Cabaña Mexican Restaurant

La Cabaña Restaurants it’s been a owned family business for over 20years! We provide the best quality food to our customers. Come on down, relax, enjoy a great margarita, and imported beer from Mexico.
Lite menu available 0 carbs, same great taste!

Offering you a wide variety of central Mexico”™s cuisine & a touch of California/Texas style dishes. (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…)

The Old Heidelberg German Restaurant & Pub

Great Selection of German beer – Authentic German Food – Serving Lunch and Dinner – Families Welcome

The Heidelberg (previously known as Old Heidelberg) is a three-floor German restaurant, pub and music hall located in the back left corner of Helen Georgia’s Main St square. After decades of history, we decided to refresh our space to better accommodate a whole new generation of memories. So next time you’re in town, come on by! (more…)

Shopping

Chattahoochee Cheese Market

A specialty market located just outside of Helen, Ga providing charcuterie boards, gourmet sandwiches, espresso, beer, wine, gift items and much more! (more…)

Hansel & Gretel Candy Kitchen

Hansel & Gretel Candy Kitchen has been in business in Helen GA since 1973. Business owners are David & Janet Jones. There are now two locations. We have our main retail store in downtown Helen and our factory and retail store.

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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

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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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 Events

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