No matter how much time and effort you put into planning for your vacation, there will always be elements that are out of your control. How can you know what the weather will be like before you leave for your trip? On getaways to the beach or a large outdoor attraction, your plans can be easily foiled by mother nature, leaving you trapped inside your hotel. Flexibility is just one of the greatest advantages to staying in one of our cabins. Helen is full of fun and exciting things to do both outdoors and inside, so you can have a great vacation rain or shine!
Even when it's raining outside, you don't have to stay confined to the cabins. Helen offers plenty of great indoor activities like painting your own pottery at The Willows Pottery in Nacoochee Village. Stay warm and dry as you bring out your creative side and make your own custom work of art. You can choose from a wide variety of pottery types to decorate for your self including mugs, bowls, casserole dishes, wine coolers, tiles, plates, goblets, and more! No appointment is necessary, so you can make plans for you and your group to come in, or simply stop by on the fly. The professionals at The Willows Pottery will fire your pieces and you can either pick them up in two weeks, or if you are heading home sooner, your custom pottery can be shipped to your home.
Relive the Past
The true beginning of our country's first gold rush began not far from our luxury cabins. Helen and nearby Dahlonega were both hot spots for striking it rich in the early 1800s. You and your group can learn all about the exciting Georgia gold rush by visiting the Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site which is located in the 1836 Lumpkin County Courthouse. Here you will learn about Georgia's exciting past. Did you know, for instance, that a U.S Branch Mint opened in Dahlonega in 1836? In fact, over six million dollars in gold was minted here. You will find a set of these coins within the museum, as well as a gold nugget that weights more than five ounces! And once the rain lets up a bit, you and your family can enjoy touring the rest of the town. Dahlonega is loaded with culture and history through a variety of exhibits, gold panning opportunities, shopping, and dining.
In addition to the gold rush, there is so much more history to be discovered near your cabins. Helen is loaded with rich culture and a visit to the Sautee Nacoochee History Museum will reveal some of the areas interesting past to you. The museum features numerous artifacts which were recovered from the Helen area. You will learn all about the fascinating history of the Cherokee Indians who once inhibited the area. As you pass through the museum, you will be transported through time all the way to present day Sautee Nacoochee.
Enjoy Local Art
Visiting the Georgia Heritage Arts Association is another great way to spend your time near the cabins. Helen is home to this cultural hub which has been operating for over twelve years. Here you will enjoy a wide variety of exhibits created by local Georgia artists.
The Gourd Place located in Sautee is also a fun place to stop for local art. Creative energy is channeled into beautiful crafts and works of art. You will see all kinds of wonderful pieces crafted from gourds including dolls, rolling toys, plant holders, calligraphy gourds, masks, ornaments, drums, and so much more! The Gourd place features a museum and a retail shop so that you can take some of these delightful pieces home with you.
Vacation is all about rest and relaxation, so why not pamper yourself while staying at our cabins? Helen is located near to the Nacoochee Crossing Wellness Center where you can receive massage and spa treatments that will bring you to a state of total serenity and relaxation. One of Nacoochee Crossing's most popular packages offers a full hour relaxation massage followed by an anti-stress facial and a citrus body polish.
Have Fun Inside
Who's to say that you can't have a great time inside the cabins? Cabins with luxury amenities are perfect for families, couples, or groups of friends looking to have fun - rain or shine. Even if the weather is less than ideal, you can still enjoy your time together playing on game tables, watching a movie on your big screen TV, cooking a romantic meal, and so much more. And you can relax even further with your own private hot tub or Jacuzzi bath.
How will you enjoy your time in Helen even when it's raining outside? Let us know in the comments. And to learn more about how you can have a great time in Helen, check out our FREE guide below.