Helen, GA

Helen, GA2019-09-03T12:09:24-05:00

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

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…)

Restaurants

Blauer Wolf Brewery

Craft Micro Brewery & Restaurant

Casual Dining featuring Alaskan Wild Caught Seafood, Pizza, Chargrilled Burgers, Salads, and Appetizers. Our Own Brews + Full Bar

Dine inside or on our rooftop deck overlooking Helen and the Chattahoochee River or enjoy your food and drink in our covered garden area with your furry friend. Plus Live Music! (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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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

Discount Spirits of Helen

Discount Spirits of Helen, located in scenic Helen, Georgia, offers the largest variety of beers, wines and spirits throughout North Georgia.

Beer, liquor, wine, lottery, cigars, cigarettes and juices/mixers

We are next to Betty’s Country Store. (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…)

Tim’s Wooden Toys

We play all the time.

All of our toys are hand crafted one at a time in our shop. Watch as we create each toy everyday (Come See What We Saw). These toys are made in a simple, safe, durable, and classical design to encourage imagination and creativity in children

We have traditional push and pull toys, as well as many different cars, trucks, trains, and airplanes. Art sets are available for the young artists, and Tool Boxes for Daddy’s little helper. (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 Speedway

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 Speedway brings you fun and entertainment for the whole family. (more…)

Charlemagne’s Kingdom

This exhibit is really a marvelous Alpine Model Railroad depicting a modern Germany from “The North sea to the Alps.” Murals, Gingerbread Houses & German Dancers. (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…)

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

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