Nestled in the mountains of Northeast Georgia, just over an hour from both Atlanta, GA and Greenville, SC, you’ll find the quaint little Alpine village that is Helen.
Lakes, mountains and waterfalls surround this peaceful German village. Think of Gatlinburg in the 1970s before commercialization took over. There are plenty of quaint shops to discover as you browse the town. Many shops offer unique European goods. Horse drawn carriages pass by as you listen to the music coming from the center of Helen and the entertainers playing on the decks at nearby restaurants and bars.
Dining while overlooking the Chattahoochee River is a real treat. About two million visitors yearly come mainly in the summer and for the month-long Oktoberfest. At the world’s longest Oktoberfest, you’ll find authentic bands and a celebration almost every night at the festhalle. With cool mountain air and fall colors progressing, this is a great time to visit Helen. Explore the beautiful lakes, parks and falls that surround the area. Play mountain golf, canoe, tube, fish or hike and take in the wonderful scenery. You may just want to relax at the hotel or cabin while enjoying the peaceful surroundings. You will find Helen to be a truly special place.