5 Reasons A Cabin Near Helen Wins The Prize

What are five things that make a place the perfect vacation spot for your family?  The best family vacations are the ones that make you feel right at home but also take you far away from the realities of your everyday life. After all, you go on vacation to get away from ringing cell phones and telephones, overflowing email inboxes and honking horns on the freeway. But a truly excellent vacation, one that will win your family’s gold star and a place in your heart and memory book for years to come, is truly difficult to come by these days. Or is it?

Spending your vacation in a Helen cabin may be just the thing you need to break away from the ordinary and into the extraordinary, for a vacation you’ll never forget. Here are some of our favorite reasons to bunk up in a Helen cabin and enjoy summer in North Georgia.

1. Every Helen cabin is just minutes away from breathtaking views and the best of nature. When you stay in a Helen cabin, you’ll be waking up every morning to the sounds, smells and views of nature. You’ll walk out your front door to views of the surrounding forest, streams and mountains, and the sounds of nearby waterfalls and the Chattahoochee River. And if the views right outside your door aren’t enough, you can visit nearby Unicoi State Park, where you can take in the views of Unicoi Lake and the Appalachian Mountains or Anna Ruby Falls.

2. Going to Helen, Georgia is like putting a little slice of Bavaria into your life. The small town of Alpine Helen, GA is a recreation of a German Alpine village, complete with traditional arts and crafts shops specializing in needlework, glassblowing and candle making. There’s even a cuckoo clock shop. While you’re there, be sure to try out all of the traditional German and southern fare, including traditional Bavarian pretzels, true southern grits and a little peach wine. And don’t forget to leave your Helen cabin long enough to enjoy a romantic buggy rides that will take you back in time while you listen to the clip-clop of newly shod horse hooves on the traditional cobblestone streets.

appalachian outfitters kayaking helen cabin3. Water activities are everywhere. And we mean everywhere.  The Chattahoochee River and Unicoi Lake offer plenty of opportunities for half and full day water sports activities like swimming, boating, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, water skiing, rafting and even tubing. There are many companies in the Helen area that specialize in boating tours and charters, kayaking and canoe trips and other water activities.

4. Vacationing at a cabin in Helen, GA is all about choices. Whether you’re a history buff, a water sports enthusiast, a bird watcher, a trail blazer, or just in need of some quiet relaxation, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for just steps from the front door of your Helen cabin. Railroad enthusiasts and those interested in American Indian heritage can spend a full day at the museums in Helen, Georgia while the rest of the family heads out on the thousands of miles of trails laid out for hikers, bikers and horse riders. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars and a camera to help you capture every breathtaking moment!

helen cabin5. Visiting Helen, Georgia is different than anything else you’ll ever do. Every place you could visit this summer has its benefits, but there’s nowhere in the world quite like Helen, Georgia. Serenity, peace, good food, nature, history, fun, relaxation and beauty come together in one place, and it all starts in a tiny town nestled at the base of the Appalachian Mountains.

Other activities in the area include the annual balloon race, Border Collie Dog Trials, Oktoberfest, fireworks on Independence Day, the Destination Helen Motorcycle Rally, the Festival of Trees, an antique car show, a Harley rally, and so much more! There is truly something for everyone.

So, why does a Helen, Georgia vacation win your prize?

The picture of kayakers was taken by Appalachian Outfitters and the picture of Helen, Georgia was taken by Tracy Agro.