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

Baymont Inn & Suites

Large rooms with 2 queen or 1 king • Suites w/balconies, jacuzzis • Luxurious bedding with pillowtops & fluffy comforters • Micro/Fridge in every room • Group bookings welcome • Free hot breakfast • 24 hour front desk • Fitness room • Free Wi-Fi • Outdoor seasonal pool • Walking distance to Downtown Helen

1-706-878-2111
8220 S. Main St, Helen, GA

bwphelen@gmail.com

helen-georgia-hotels.com

Heidi Motel

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

706-878-2689
8820 North Main Street

heidimotel.com

Helendorf River Inn

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.

706-878-2271
33 Munich Strasse

helendorf.com

Restaurants

Hofer’s of Helen

Authentic Bavarian Bakery and Cafe. European cakes, pastries, and Old World breads. Simply the best bakery ever. Breakfast & Lunch daily. Biergarten.

706-878-8200
8758 N Main St

hofers.com

Shopping

Wildewood

Take a stroll down the alley to experience Wildewood. Offering shopping for everyone and benches on the porch for those who just want to sit a spell or play a friendly game of checkers.

706-878-5373
52 River Street

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Things To Do

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.

706-878-2200
8808 N. Main St

georgiamodelrailroad.com

MindEscapes

MindEscapes Escape Rooms offers: Cabin in the Woods, Sherlock’s Mystery & our newest room BOOM! Fun filled entertainment for the whole family.

770-639-4364
8160 South Main Street

escaperoomsofhelenga.com

Northeast Georgia Art Tours

2019 Northeast Georgia Arts Tour – November 8, 9, 10
Habersham, Rabun, Towns, Union, and White Counties GA & Clay County NC. Follow the “ART ZONE” signs for participating locations. Demonstrating artists on site!

artstour.org

Helen Events