Helen, GA: The Light At The End Of The Rainbow

Are you looking for a vacation that is as colorful as you are? One of the reasons that travelers enjoy visiting Helen, GA so much is the myriad of hues there are to enjoy.

The city of Helen and its many attractions are eye-catching and will expose you to the full light spectrum. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg -everyone knows that there’s a pot of gold waiting at the end of a rainbow. By following the rainbow of Helen, GA, you’re sure to find a treasure waiting for you…


From the moment that you arrive in Helen, GA, the first thing that you will notice is the brilliant red rooftops throughout the Alpine Village. Each of the quaint shops and restaurants that line Main Street feature Alpine-style architecture and red, peaked roofs that you can see from miles away. The bold hues will lure you in, but you’ll stay because of the village’s charm. Candy kitchens, specialty shops, and yummy eateries along with the red-roofed Alpine golf-course will keep you entertained all day long.

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If you plan to visit Helen, GA between May and August, you absolutely cannot miss out on Georgia peach season! These succulent, orange treats are the crowning jewel of northern Georgia. Just a short drive south of Helen, GA you will find Carroll Farms in the small town of Woodbury which grows all varieties of peaches like Correll, Gala, Fireprince, Sunhigh, Summergold, Cresthaven, and many others. Whether you prefer to buy your peaches by the crate or to pick them yourself, you’ll walk way with an armload of yummy fruits at the day’s end. Not going to be around during peach season? Don’t worry. Carroll Farms sells peach preserves, peach butter, and beach salsa all year long.


Did you know that the Helen, GA area was the first site of the American gold rush? Visitors travel from all around to try their hands at panning for yellow, glittering gold in the regions many mines like Duke’s Creek Gold & Ruby Mines and Consolidated Gold Mines. If you get lucky, you may come across some gold or precious stones that you can have preserved in a souvenir bottle or buffed up by the professionals so it sparkles and shines like new.


It’s hard to miss all of the beautiful green landscape and trees surrounding Helen, GA! Both visitors and locals love to hike on the many trails located in nearby state parks like Unicoi and Smithgall Woods. Here you will be able to get a close up look at the state parks wildflowers helen gaabundance of green foliage of trees and wildflowers that are native to the area.

You may also enjoy going on a zipline tour that allows you to enjoy the green mountains and valleys from a bird’s vantage point. For some of the best views of the beautiful scenery, consider visiting Brasstown Bald – the highest point in all of Georgia. The drive along the Richard B. Russell Scenic Highway to Brasstown Bald will take you through emerald trees, and the view from the top will not only afford you a panoramic view of the green earth below, but of four different states: Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina.


The area around Helen, GA is well known for its blue waters and thundering waterfalls. You will definitely want to visit Anna Ruby Falls at Unicoi State Park, just outside of the Alpine Village. Of course, making the trip over to Amicalola Falls in the Dawsonville area is also a must, as it is the highest cascade east of the Mississippi. In addition to exploring the region’s many gorgeous waterfalls, guests also enjoy getting out on the water to go fishing or to enjoy a tubing adventure.


The words to “America the Beautiful” describe our country’s “purple mountain majesties”, but have you ever experienced this breathtaking phenomenon? As the sun sets over your cabin rental, Helen, GA will wow you as the purple silhouettes of the gorgeous northern helen ga mountainsGeorgia, mountain backdrop frames the sky. One great way to view the mountains at sunset is to visit Sunburst Stables and request a three hour sunset ride. Here, you will be able to watch the sun go down over the purple mountains from the highest perch in the area.

Your Pot of Gold

After a day of exploring the rainbow of Helen, GA, you will be richly rewarded as you relax in one of our luxurious cabin rentals – a true pot of gold. Whether you’d like to end your day by soaking in a hot tub or Jacuzzi, by roasting marshmallows around your fire pit, or watching a movie with your family, the cabins in Helen are Georgia’s way of saying, “Thank you” for visiting.

Which color of the Helen, GA “rainbow” appeals to you the most?