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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.

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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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Things You Can Do in North Georgia During Summer

Posted by Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals on Thu, Jul 29, 2021

There are many interesting destinations you can visit in North Georgia during the summer months. There is just no shortage of it! Here are some of the nice places to visit in North Georgia during the warmer months.

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Hiking Trails in Helen, Georgia You Might Want To Try

Posted by Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals on Sat, Jul 17, 2021

When you are on vacation, is hiking one of your to-do activities? One of the great outdoor activities, hiking is one of the easiest to organize and rewarding to do. Not only is it a good way to exercise but it also makes you appreciate the natural beauty around you. 

Before you go for a hike, remember to wear your hiking boots, bring lots of water, put on sunscreen, and wear weather-appropriate attire.

Here are the best hiking trails you can go in Helen, Georgia:

1. Anna Ruby Falls

A 0.9-mile trail, it features a beautiful waterfall and is good for all skill levels. Accessible throughout the whole year round, the trail is used for hiking and nature trips. The trail is paved which leads to two observation decks and a picnic area if you want to stop by and appreciate the double waterfalls. Once you cross Smith Creek over a bridge, you will see luscious wildflowers and rocks thick with moss. The area is child and dog-friendly but you have to put the dog on a leash. The hike is pretty easy although the outbound trek is mostly uphill. And while the twin waterfalls are clearly the main attraction, the trail itself is a beautiful one.

2. Raven Cliff Falls Trail

Featuring a waterfall, the Raven Cliff Falls Trail is rated moderate and a 9.3-kilometer trail located near Helen, Georgia. Aside from hiking, you can go fishing and watching the wildlife. The trail follows a beautiful creek with several waterfalls. The majority of the trail is covered, well marked, and maintained. At the end of the trail is gorgeous waterfalls.

3. Duke’s Creek Falls in Chattahoochee National Forest

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Considered a moderate trail, the Duke's Creek Falls Trail is kid and dog-friendly. It is just north of Helen and two miles out and back through a mountain stream-filled forest. There are viewing platforms where you can watch the gorgeous 150 ft tall drop of Duke's Creek Falls. You can go hiking, walking, or bird watching here. There are wooden boardwalks and stairs occasionally along the way and most of the trail is wide and flat with switchbacks. If you want to rest, there are also benches available.

4. Bottoms Loop at Unicoi

A two-mile loop is considered and rated moderate. As you hike, you will pass plenty of rhododendrons, mountain laurels, and hemlocks. The trail crosses several brooks and winds through a hardwood forest. It will then meet the rippling waters of Smith Creek. A beginner-friendly trail, it has compacted soil.

5. Ash Creek in Smithgall Woods

Rated slightly more difficult than the other trails, the Ash Creek Loop trails are at 3.8 miles round trip. There is a stream crossing and a covered bridge. The trail is mostly used for running and hiking. It is also a good chance to see wildlife.

6. Laurel Ridge Trail Loop

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Accessible all year round, the trail is 2.6 kilometers and good for all skill levels. This trail offers pretty scenery with a nice mountain overlook at the top. There is a moderate incline and downhill and some loose gravel. Best to bring a walking stick and wear closed-toe shoes. The trail is well marked but some of the posts can be hard to see. Pay attention to the arrow directions on the posts.

7. Andrews Cove Trail

The trail is two miles and follows an old logging road up Andrews Cove to the Application Trail and Forest Service Rd 283 at Indian Grave Gap. The crease is deep along the trail. Above Andrews Creek, the mountain walls rise 1,000 ft. There is a stream.

8. Tallulah Gorge North and South Rim Trails

This is a heavily trafficked loop trail and rated it as moderate. 1.8 mile, the trail is accessible all year-round and dog-friendly. There are waterfalls. The hike allows you to watch stunning views of the canyon's rim without making a difficult descent into the gorge. 

Which trail are you keen to go? 

Cabins you can stay after hiking

Luxurious Treehouses

Relax in our luxurious and private treehouses with spa-like amenities. Reconnect with nature and wildlife as you fill your lungs with clean and fresh air on a walk along our private tracks. The treehouses will give you a true sense of home and comfort in the wilderness but not too far from civilization. 

These treehouses are perfect for romantic weekends or a relaxing break with a small family as it accommodates four people. After your hike, this is the ultimate immersion in nature and comfort.

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8 Pet-Friendly Cabins and Places To Visit In Helen, Georgia

Posted by Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals on Sat, Jun 12, 2021

 

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What's the Latest Top 5 Things to Do In Helen GA?

Posted by Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals on Fri, Apr 16, 2021

Traveling to Helen, Georgia? Georgia's third most visited city, there are many things you can do in the Alpine town of Helen. We have the top five places you can go and try!

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You Can Now Rent These Treehouse Cabins in Georgia

Posted by Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals on Thu, Mar 18, 2021

Treehouse cabins are in Georgia! If you are into luxurious cabins and treehouses, Sky's the Limit and Top of the Line are for you. 

Set in dreamy locations, these treehouse cabins will help you glamp among the trees without having to rough it on the hardwood forest floor in a tent. 

The treehouse cabins offer a secluded location where you can relax with the convenience of accessing outdoor fun. It has everything you could ever dream of in a vacation. From exciting activities like wine tasting to hiking to the waterfalls, there is some type of activity for everyone.

About the Treehouse Cabins

You will be deep in the forest, which will make for an enchanting stay. Accommodating up to a maximum of four guests, the cabins have one bedroom with comfortable king bed and the loft has a sleeper sofa.

Having two levels, on the top floor is a game of billiards and a sleeper sofa. Watch the views as you are 60 ft up.

On the main floor is the master bedroom, fully-equipped kitchen, main living room, fireplace, infrared sauna, hot tub, inside jacuzzi tub, and more. 

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How to Travel Safely During This Pandemic

Posted by Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals on Thu, Jul 23, 2020

 

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Are you ready for Oktoberfest 2020 in Helen, GA?

Posted by Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals on Fri, Jul 10, 2020

You don't have to travel to Germany to experience Oktoberfest. Join the fun in Helen, Georgia!

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Why Rent a Cabin for Your Vacation?

Posted by Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals on Tue, Apr 21, 2020

Are vacation cabins better than hotels? Here are the reasons why you should consider renting a cabin the next time you are planning for a vacation:

1. Gorgeous Surroundings

Picturesque views. Surrounded by nature. Sounds of birds. Mountains. Sea. Rivers. Creeks. The choice is yours. Immerse yourself in the abundance of nature, with wild flowers, and luscious trees. You cannot get that from hotels especially in the city. Here in the cabin, you can watch the beautiful starry sky and breathe the fresh air. It could not get any better than that!

2. Tranquility

One of the things you want in a vacation is for peace and quiet. Away from the noise of the city life. As most cabins are hidden away from the highways and busy roads, you will enjoy a tranquil atmosphere.

3. Space

Cabins give a warmer atmosphere than hotel rooms. The latter usually can get confining especially after a few days of staying. Why just rent a room when you can have the whole space where you can also do your cooking?

4. Cost

Renting a cabin can save you more than a hotel especially if you are accommodating an entire group. Many travelers find it cheaper staying in a cabin.

5. Pet-friendly

Many cabins offer guests the option of bringing their pet. There maybe extra fees charged but cheaper than boarding. Anyway, who wants to leave their pet behind, right?

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6. Privacy

If you want to stay in a remote location, cabins are your best options. Booking a cabin for your vacation is the perfect way to make sure that you get to stay closer to where you want to be.

7. Kitchen Facilities

Unleash your inner Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver and show off your cooking skills while you're on vacation! While you enjoy eating the local food in restaurants, the option to cook is so helpful. Unlike hotels, cabin rentals have kitchen facilities you can make use of. 

8. Live like a local

When you use vacation rentals such as a cabin for your vacation, you get the chance to enjoy a more authentic experience instead of being behind the doors of a hotel. You act less like a tourist, and more like a resident if you go the cabin rental route. In other words, it is homey. You feel at home and that you belong.

9. Choose the type of amenities you want

Gazebo-covered sunken hot tub? Fire pit? A wrap-around deck or a picnic table? How about all of these amenities plus a trail to a flowing stream? Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals have cabins with these to offer. If you want sauna for a great and relaxing spa experience, have a look at our cabins and pick your choice. 

 

Which route do you go for your next trip? Cabins or hotels?  If you also want to know the things you can do in Helen, Georgia, check out this: Exploring Helen, Georgia

 

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Helen Georgia Mountain Coaster: Everything You Need To Know

Posted by Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals on Mon, Sep 02, 2019

The next time you visit the north Georgia mountains, and stay in the Helen area you'll have the opportunity for a fun coaster thrill on your own or with one of your children.

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