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
8220 S. Main St, Helen, GA
At the Helendorf River Inn, you are just steps from all that Helen has to offer. That means we’re a few minute walk to restaurants, shops, and night life in almost any direction from the Helendorf so you can park your car and don’t move it again for your entire stay.
33 Munich Strasse
Where Mother Nature comes to play! Located in the center of all the action, we offer the newest hotel in North Georgia for leisure and business travelers.
8100 S. Main St
Centrally located on Main Street where the village shops, restaurants, and festivals are all within easy walking distance, the SureStay Hotel Helen Downtown is the premier lodging destination in Helen, Georgia. Enjoy your stay!
8396 South Main Street
Offering you a wide variety of central Mexico’s cuisine & a touch of California/Texas style dishes.
128 Duvall St., Suite C
7052 Hwy. 441, Suite 104
8160 South Main St
8520 South Main St