The mountains of North Georgia are a picturesque location for relaxation and rejuvenation. Visitors to cabins in Helen have discovered that there are many opportunities to soak away one's troubles in the cabin's hot tub or in nearby lakes, rivers, and waterfalls. How would you prefer to spend a relaxing afternoon? Floating down the Chattahoochee River by tube? Enjoying a short hike to a powerful and majestic waterfall? Relaxing on the shores of a crisp, clean swimming hole? All of these are possible when staying in one of the cabins in Helen.
Unicoi State Park
This state park is located just a few miles from the cabins in Helen and provides a wide variety of outdoor activities. Smith Lake is a beautiful backdrop for visitors hoping to spend a day relaxing and enjoying nature. Fishing and boating is available at Smith Lake but there is also a lively sand beach that is open for swimming in the summer months. Adjacent to Unicoi State Park is Anna Ruby Falls, a spectacular series of waterfalls. A highly rare double waterfall is formed at the point where Curtis Creek and York Creek join. The waterfalls are fed by river runoff and underground springs making them available year round to guests staying in the cabins in Helen.
Dick's Creek Falls
These falls are located near Cleveland, GA in Lumpkin County and are a part of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Dick's Creek Falls offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities but are famed for the magnificent swimming holes created by the tiered breaks in the falls. Of all the swimming holes created by the falls the most popular is located at the base of the third fall. This large pool of clear, cold water gives visitors an opportunity to relax amid North Georgia's scenic landscape.
The Chattahoochee River runs through downtown Helen and provides the perfect location for relaxing on the water. Immensely popular for tubing, you can leisurely float down the river for several hours before catching a shuttle back to the beginning of the tubing adventure. There are several tubing companies that each offer exceptional service to those staying in the cabins in Helen and want to spend a relaxing day floating on the Chattahoochee. The river is also an excellent site for enjoying the local scenic beauty while canoeing. The area around Helen provides one of the longest undisturbed stretches of the Chattahoochee. It is densely forested with tall white pines and rock outcroppings. There are a few mild rapids that won't disturb your serene canoeing trip.
Less than an hour from Helen sits Nottely Lake, a man made reservoir formed in 1942 by the damming of the Nottely River. Nearly 70% of the lake's shoreline is undeveloped and under control of the United States Forest Service but there is still plenty of beautiful shoreline available for lake access. The lake's sand beach boasts picnic tables and a pavilion, a bathhouse, restrooms and a nearby boat ramp. The beach is open from April 1 to October 15 and offers visitors the perfect opportunity to relax in the waters of North Georgia.
Don't think that you have to take a hike, climb a mountain, or canoe down a river to find a place for a relaxing soak. Many cabins in Helen are outfitted with deluxe hot tubs perfect for soaking away the world's worries. Since you can use the hot tubs all year round you can ensure a relaxing soak no matter when you choose to visit North Georgia at one of our cabins with hot tubs.
Perhaps you'd like to lazily float along under the Georgia sky but your children would like the thrill of a gigantic water slide. The Helen Water Park sports 4 large slides each over 50 feet tall and a 1000 foot lazy river that encircles the entire park. There are also numerous 'dry' attractions including a children's playground, a 25 foot rock wall, bounce houses, concession stands, and a covered pavilion. The water park also offers a shuttle to various tubing drop off points and an all inclusive entry fee that covers the costs of tubing as well.
The area surrounding Helen is a treasure trove of waterways perfect for soaking away your worries and forgetting the rest of the world. A short walk across your cabin or a short drive by car is all that separates you from being surrounded by relaxing water. When you visit the cabins in Helen, what is your favorite way to unwind and relax?