Valhalla Resort Hotel in Helen, Georgia

Valhalla Resort Hotel in Helen, Georgia

7 Popular Places to Stay in Helen

The alpine town of Helen offers a variety of places to stay for travelers who are drawn to the year-round beauty and activities in the North Georgia mountains. From hotels and inns to cabins and camping, you're sure to find lodging that fits your style.

Plan ahead if you're attending Oktoberfest in the fall or the many other events in Helen throughout the year. With so many things to do in town and nearby, Helen is a place people love to return to again and again.

Here are just a few ideas for places to stay in Helen.

Rooftop bar at Valhalla Resort

Valhalla Resort Hotel in Helen, Georgia

1. Valhalla Resort Hotel

The Valhalla Resort Hotel is Helen's most luxurious stay with a rooftop bar, in-house spa, golf facilities and world-class dining. Overlooking the Innsbruck Golf Club, the resort is surrounded by scenic mountain views. Enjoy candlelit dinners in the dining room, private dinners in the wine cellar and 24-hour room service.

German shepherd at the pet-friendly Biscuit Inn

Biscuit Inn in Helen, Georgia

2. Biscuit Inn

The pet-friendly Biscuit Inn is only four miles north of town and has dog-themed rooms with bone-shaped dog beds, dog bowls and gourmet dog biscuits. Human guests have fridges, microwaves and televisions in their rooms.

Sign and windmill at the Heidi Motel in Helen

Heidi Motel in Helen

3. The Heidi Motel

One of the most photographed buildings in Helen and one of the town's oldest landmarks, The Heidi Motel & Windmill Suites takes its alpine theme seriously, with unique windmill suites, fireplaces and private patios. It's located within walking distance of Helen's many shops and restaurants.

Exterior of a barrel cabin at Unicoi State Park in Helen

Unicoi State Park in Helen

4. Unicoi State Park & Lodge

Choose from multiple accommodation types at Unicoi State Park & Lodge, including lodge hotel rooms, pet-friendly cabins, backcountry campsites, and cabins made from former wine barrels. The lodge and beach house are popular spots for weddings, reunions, parties and conferences, and the park's restaurant offers a taste of Southern cuisine. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking and mountain biking on scenic mountain trails, including an easy lake loop, a challenging trek to Anna Ruby Falls, a pretty three-mile trail to downtown Helen and rugged 7.5-mile singletrack for bikers.

Exterior of a Pinnacle Cabin in Helen

Pinnacle Cabin Rentals in Helen, Georgia

5. Cabins

Groups and couples can stay at Helen's rental cabins with companies like Cabin Rentals of Helen, Georgia Mountain Rentals and Pinnacle Cabin Rentals (pictured). Some have hot tubs and others have full kitchens.

Helendorf River Inn Suites in Helen, Georgia

Helendorf River Inn Suites in Helen, Georgia

6. Helendorf River Inn

Located along the Chattahoochee River, the Helendorf River Inn has riverfront rooms with private balconies, fireplaces, kitchens and Jacuzzis. There's also a heated pool and parking for RVs and motorcoaches. It's a well-known landmark for people who have gone tubing in Helen.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Helen, Georgia

Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Helen, Georgia

7. Holiday Inn Express & Suites

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites has amenities for both business and leisure travelers, including an unrivaled location. Rooms have Jacuzzis, Keurig coffee makers, and fiber optic WiFi. It is located within walking distance of Helen's shops and restaurants, and the river runs behind the hotel.

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Published: May 2024
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