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Tips & Reasons To Buy a North Georgia Cabin Rental

Posted by Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals on Fri, Jan 21, 2022

The North Georgia mountains, also known as the Blue Ridge Mountains, offer some of the best mountain real estate properties on the east coast. Helen, in particular, is a great place to get away, whether it’s for a bit of shopping, hiking, history or whatever else you and your family or friends might enjoy!

Year-round, this north Georgia city offers gorgeous alpine views and lots of variety combined with small-town charm. What else do you need to know to make an informed decision about purchasing a North Georgia cabin?

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Helen Georgia Festivals & Other Things To Do During Spring Break

Posted by Tom Telford on Tue, Jan 18, 2022

This blog post is part of “DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO BOOKING A TRIP TO HELEN, GEORGIA” blog series.

With the clear air, fantastic views and all those alpine cabins, visitors to Helen, Georgia can be forgiven for whistling a few tunes from the score of The Sound of Music. This part of the Blue Ridge Mountains could serve as a body double for the Alps if viewed from the right angle.

Things to do in Helen, Georgia revolve around those mountains and the natural scenery. This is Spring Break territory for those who like to stretch their limbs, breath deep, and feel nature up close and personal.

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Romantic Things To Do For Reigniting The Romance

Posted by Allison Miller on Wed, Jan 12, 2022

This blog post is part of “DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO ROMANTIC GETAWAY IN NORTH GEORGIA” blog series.

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of a romantic getaway? No matter how long you and your sweetie have been together every couple needs to invest in a little alone time with one another to rekindle the flame of their romance. If you’ve been hoping to get away, take a little time to plan. Some believe that a romantic getaway means escaping to a remote tropical island. And, others think that even a short drive or flight to the mountains requires too much planning.

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North Georgia Cabin Hot Tub Tips, Cleanliness, & Safety Guidelines

Posted by Tom Telford on Tue, Jan 11, 2022

How nice, after a day spent panning for gold, horseback riding, or wading in creeks, to settle into a hot tub. We all know that sound "Ahhh!", as we feel the chill and wear-and-tear release us and float away. Hot tubs are considered romantic, healing or luxurious, and are welcomed features in our vacation cabins.



But every bit of heaven comes with some restrictions, and it's wise to be realistic about hot tub safety and cleanliness. You want to pamper your body not stress it, and by observing some safety pointers, you will be able to get maximum comfort and healthful benefit from your soak.

The following blog will not only explore safety and benefit, but also the benefits of hot tubs and a list of activities for when you need a break from the hot bubbling waters.

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Why You Should Consider Investing In A Cabin Rental

Posted by Tom Telford on Tue, Jan 11, 2022

 
As you begin your search for available cabins in the North Georgia mountains, you have no doubt it is a place you love, that you find peaceful and relaxing, and that it is a great get-away  spot with your loved ones, friends, or extended family.
 
Maybe your past experience renting cabins have included unanticipated hassles and surprises. You cringe at the thought of renting again. And then, the thought enters your mind, why not own our own cabin?
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Top 8 Kid Friendly Places To Shop In Helen Ga

Posted by Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals on Fri, Dec 31, 2021

Beautiful Helen, Georgia, is well known around the Southeastern US for its amazing landscapes, mountains, rivers, and classic Bavarian architecture. It's a top tourist destination for families coming in from southern Georgia, as well as from all the surrounding areas.

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Helen, Georgia: Experience America’s #1 Christmas Town

Posted by Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals on Thu, Nov 25, 2021

Georgia is home to the number one Christmas town in the US - Helen. According to a new study from mydatingadviser.com, Helen has ranked the first spot out of 152 towns to celebrate Christmas. It is also in the second spot when it comes to Most Christmas Activities and the fourth spot in Best For Food. 

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Visit Scarecrow Trail And Halloween Attractions While In Helen Georgia

Posted by Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals on Thu, Oct 28, 2021

 

In October, as the clouds gather beneath a full moon and the bats start to swirl, visitors flock to North Georgia for some of the spookiest attractions around! Why go to some plastic-coated theme park for the scariest night of the year, when you could be spending All Hallow's Eve in a natural forest, possibly, in your very own secluded cabin!

 

 

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Where to Experience North Georgia's Fall Colors?

Posted by Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals on Wed, Sep 29, 2021

Fall is in the air. Experience one of the longest-running fall foliage seasons in the world in North Georgia. There are plenty of trees with different shades of vibrant reds, yellows, oranges, and browns. If you're ready to be bedazzled by the fall colors, here are the places you can visit near Helen, Georgia.

Blue Ridge Mountains

In early October, the leaves begin to change in the higher elevations in the mountain. By early November the leaves then work their way to the lower elevations. The intensity of color often varies greatly mile-to-mile. 

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Oktoberfest 2021 in Helen, Georgia

Posted by Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals on Wed, Sep 08, 2021

Having been canceled last year due to the pandemic, Oktoberfest in Helen, Georgia is finally here! So what's in store for you?

Helen's biggest celebration is running from September 9-12, September 16-19, September 23-26, and reopens again on September 30 which will run through the entire month of October. Enjoy German music, lots of dancing, food, and drinks.

This is the longest-running Oktoberfest in the US and this year will be its 50th celebration! There are German-style bands from around the country. While German tunes are played, there are also modern favorites. But 90% of all music played at the event must be Bavarian to take away the traditional authentic German experience. The bands performing this year include Yodel Blitz, The Czechers, Prost, Squeeze Box, Alpenmusikanten, Europa and Martin Gross und sein Sonnenschein Express. Dance the polka and others. Are you ready for the chicken dance?

The festivities will happen at the riverside Helen Festhalle where there are rows of long tables so you can eat and drink while watching the shows. Festhalle is located at 1074 Edelweiss Strasse in Helen. You can buy your tickets at the door. The event is kid-friendly. Active and retired military gets free admission but on Sundays, everyone gets in free. If you cannot go to the festivity, you can watch what's going on at the Festhalle live here.

Image courtesy to owner

Many people will be dressed in traditional attire, lederhosen, and dirndls.

The parade at noon on September 11, 2021, in downtown Helen, marks the start of the celebration. The parade starts on Edelweiss Strasse near the Festhalle, turns on the Chattahoochee Strasse, turns on to the Main Street, and ends at the Betty's Country Store.

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There is a ceremonial tapping of the keg. Plenty of German food you can try at the Hofer's of Helen, Cafe International, Bodensee, The Troll Tavern, and other restaurants in town. 

What should you bring?

Bring your ID with you as you will be asked for identification. Don't forget to bring cash since most parking lots accept cash only and you may want to tip servers and musicians with cash.

Where to stay for Oktoberfest?

Accommodations book up for Oktoberfest quickly so make plans in advance. Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals cabins are popular options for the amenities whether you are traveling with your partner, family, or group. Many of our cabins have hot tubs, sauna, full kitchens, firepit, and jacuzzi. 

The weather will still be warm and it only gets cooler in late October. The Georgia mountains by then will be bursting with fall colors. The fall colors of the leaves are an annual display that attracts many people to enjoy nature and it also coincides with the Oktoberfest schedule.

Are you going to the Oktoberfest this year? Share your experience!

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